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Old 08-21-2011, 04:44 PM
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Where's the light sensor?

With the headlight switch set to Auto, the lights in my Overland are coming on in daytime shade. My guess is that the light sensor cover needs to be cleaned. Where is it?
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Old 08-21-2011, 06:44 PM
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Re: Where's the light sensor?

Lens cleaning already? Doesn't seem likely to be the culprit unless you smoke cigars inside with the windows closed.
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Re: Where's the light sensor?

No smoke in my car but plenty of off-road dust outside it. So where's the light sensor?
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Re: Where's the light sensor?

There is a light sensor behind the windshield in the rear view mirror housing thats used for the auto high/low dimming (an area that get wiped I think). Not sure if thats the one that also controls the headlight on. My headlights turn on in daytime - evening shade also, at a higher ambient light than I'd like. That is not as annoying as the dash illumination pretty much disappearing when the headlights turn on under those conditions. I just hate to have to reach down and adjust the illumination brightness .
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Re: Where's the light sensor?

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No smoke in my car but plenty of off-road dust outside it. So where's the light sensor?
Check on the back side of the rearview mirror. I am too lazy to get out of the recliner and go into the garage to check, but I think that is where it is. BTW mine come on in daytime shade too sometimes. No biggie.
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Re: Where's the light sensor?

It's the small bubble with a smoked lens on the top of the dash by the defroster vents in the center.
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Re: Where's the light sensor?

Anyone find a fix for this annoyance yet? My lights come on in the daytime shade as well. I can be in traffic on a bright sunny day and stop under a tree for a bit blocking direct sun and the lights will come on. The biggest annoyance for me is my NAV constantly switching between day and night mode.

Is there a way to get the dealer to recalibrate the sensor or something?
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The biggest annoyance for me is my NAV constantly switching between day and night mode.
You can fix this one annoyance by turning the interior light brightness control past the first click. That forces the dashboard and NAV lights to daytime brightness. (The second click turns on all interior lights.)
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Re: Where's the light sensor?

I tried out the auto lights setting, and today it was annoying, it's cloudy out and they came on and off like 4 or 5 times! Will that effect bulb life?
That is my only concern is that I'll be replacing headlight/foglight bulbs constantly.
If I'm stuck under an overpass they come on which is to be expected, but depending on how dark the sky got they kept turning on and off.

I wish there was a way to adjust the sensitivity of the sensor or something.....LOL
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Re: Where's the light sensor?

That would be a nice feature. Foggy this morning and fog lights only work when low beams are on and auto sensor was turning them on and off.
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Re: Where's the light sensor?

Would be a nice fix, especially as DRLs are adequate in twilight conditions. If the bubble coloring were surface, it could be removed and replaced with something lighter, but odds are virtually certain that the coloring is in the plastic itself. In principle it could be abraded thinner, then repolished, but that gets pretty hairy.
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Re: Where's the light sensor?

I think they are driving lights not fog lights. The more white light you put at fog the more you can't see. Fog lights have colored lenses, usually yellow to cut the fog.
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