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Encounted a new problem in my Overland today. The headlights randomly turned themselves on while in broad daylight. The switch was in auto, and I thought maybe I drove thru a shaded area, but no, pulled over in direct sunlight and they still stayed on. Turned the car off, then back on, and they were back to normal...

Electrical gremlins already, and we havent even hit 300km
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Encounted a new problem in my Overland today. The headlights randomly turned themselves on while in broad daylight. The switch was in auto, and I thought maybe I drove thru a shaded area, but no, pulled over in direct sunlight and they still stayed on. Turned the car off, then back on, and they were back to normal...

Electrical gremlins already, and we havent even hit 300km
Iboughtajeep, I have the same issue but only if the sun is behind the Jeep. Has happened to me every day this week when leaving work except Friday ( left an hour earlier) and it has at all times been within 100 m on the same part of the road. Quickest way to fix it is to turn it off auto.
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Iboughtajeep, I have the same issue but only if the sun is behind the Jeep. Has happened to me every day this week when leaving work except Friday ( left an hour earlier) and it has at all times been within 100 m on the same part of the road. Quickest way to fix it is to turn it of auto.
Tried that, it turned the headlights off, but when I put it back in auto, the same thing happened.
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Tried that, it turned the headlights off, but when I put it back in auto, the same thing happened.
What time of the day was it? For me it was about 4pm and the sun was not really low but it was behind me and the dash was pretty shaded. I read somewhere on the forum that the sensor is the little bump in the middle of the dash.
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What time of the day was it? For me it was about 4pm and the sun was not really low but it was behind me and the dash was pretty shaded. I read somewhere on the forum that the sensor is the little bump in the middle of the dash.
Same about 4, sun was behind me at first, but I pulled into a side street and the sun was glaring me head on. Surely it would have been enough light to deactivate the headlights. I have other cars with auto headlights, and they wouldn't have reacted the same way.
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Same about 4, sun was behind me at first, but I pulled into a side street and the sun was glaring me head on. Surely it would have been enough light to deactivate the headlights. I have other cars with auto headlights, and they wouldn't have reacted the same way.
I found that it can take at least a few minutes for it to fix itself. At the moment I would not consider it a bug with uconnect, for of a sensitivity issue with the lights. I finding slightly annoying but I am thankful I don't have the climate control issue so many others are having. If it happens for me I turn my lights off auto and leave them there for a while.
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I found that it can take at least a few minutes for it to fix itself. At the moment I would not consider it a bug with uconnect, for of a sensitivity issue with the lights. I finding slightly annoying but I am thankful I don't have the climate control issue so many others are having. If it happens for me I turn my lights off auto and leave them there for a while.
Ill try it next time. I have the AC issues, but have been able to fix them by either raising or lowering the temp, depending on hot or cold, then bringing it back to where it was. It seems to only affect the passanger side, so im thinking it might be a temp sensor issue.
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Ill try it next time. I have the AC issues, but have been able to fix them by either raising or lowering the temp, depending on hot or cold, then bringing it back to where it was. It seems to only affect the passanger side, so im thinking it might be a temp sensor issue.
May be I am having the AC issues too but am too silly to notice. I actually have forgotten what the symptoms actually are for the problem. My tests so far I can't fault it. Can set the driver on 22deg and the passenger on 19deg. Once the car hits about 19 deg the passenger sides air cools down considerably compared to the drivers side..

I actually find split climate control in a car rather silly. Lets face it, you in a very confined space, the temperature in the car is going to equalise pretty damn quickly anyway. When they invent the climate control force field then may be they will be on to something.
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Encounted a new problem in my Overland today. The headlights randomly turned themselves on while in broad daylight. The switch was in auto, and I thought maybe I drove thru a shaded area, but no, pulled over in direct sunlight and they still stayed on. Turned the car off, then back on, and they were back to normal...

Electrical gremlins already, and we havent even hit 300km
I have experienced the exact same problem twice now. It was about 4pm went past a tree that was shading the road, headlights came on, switch on auto, lights would not go off in full sun. Resetting switch from auto to manual didn't fix the problem, after about 20 mins the lights finally turned off. Must be a sensitivity problem with the sensor?
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I don't think I am having headlight problems. I do not have tinted front windows. Nor is my windscreen tinted more than standard. Are those experiencing problems with tinted windows which could be effecting the amount of light striking the sensor bump in the centre of the dash?
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also, Chrysler appear to be accumulating a lot of Uconnect problems. Now we are hearing about the headlights. Then there are the heating problems, my VR button problems, Phone books not working. etc. etc. I am hoping the tech guys on here like Slandl and others who are familiar with computers will post a comment that this will be a simple and inexpensive problem to eventually solve once they know how to re-configure the software......otherwise this is going to start hurting Chrysler Aust both financially and reputationally. (is that a word?).
Hey, I'm not really complaining because this is still a fabulous car but these problems are surely going to tarnish what should be a stunningly strong launch of the MY14. I want this car to knock off Toyota.
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I have experienced the exact same problem twice now. It was about 4pm went past a tree that was shading the road, headlights came on, switch on auto, lights would not go off in full sun. Resetting switch from auto to manual didn't fix the problem, after about 20 mins the lights finally turned off. Must be a sensitivity problem with the sensor?
I guess each sensor is slightly different, mine will switch of occasionally in partial sun and off after about 30 secs in full sun.
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