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1st off it is way too sensitive. Was driving around in clear skys about 1.5 hours from sunset. Drove behind a couple of trees and the lights came on. Then, they never shut off in direct sunlight.

Which leads me to my next issue. Upon starting it up in my garage the headlights come on. Exit and drive away in sunlight and they dont shut off. Joy.
 

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Sounds like a problem. Mine turn on in the garage when I enter/exit and will turn off in the sunlight. Never had them stay stuck on.
 

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1st off it is way too sensitive. Was driving around in clear skys about 1.5 hours from sunset. Drove behind a couple of trees and the lights came on. Then, they never shut off in direct sunlight.

Which leads me to my next issue. Upon starting it up in my garage the headlights come on. Exit and drive away in sunlight and they dont shut off. Joy.

I was just thinking today about posting something about this. The auto headlights are too sensitive. Cloud cover is enough to turn them on. Mine will go out in direct sunlight but they need to come out with an adjustment for this. Sometimes I just turn them off.
 

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I find this to be the case even in my '11.
The auto high beams are equally sensitive.
 

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When my wife left today they automatically cut off before she got out of the driveway. However she wasnt to happy that the radio presets had changed on their own......
 

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If they weren't as sensitive as they are, people would complain that they're not sensitive enough.

I love the look of the DRL's, so I keep my headlights off during the daylight, then switch to auto at night.

Unless you think turning a dial is too much work 1-2 times per day at most, then this is an easy, foolproof solution.
 

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If they weren't as sensitive as they are, people would complain that they're not sensitive enough.

I love the look of the DRL's, so I keep my headlights off during the daylight, then switch to auto at night.

Unless you think turning a dial is too much work 1-2 times per day at most, then this is an easy, foolproof solution.
Why bother offering a feature like automatic headlights if the feature doesn't work correctly?

:rolleyes:

I for one hate the look of DRL's, and how it cuts the life of the bulbs.
 

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Why bother offering a feature like automatic headlights if the feature doesn't work correctly?

:rolleyes:
I agree with this. I have had auto lights in my last several vehicles and none were as sensitive as the Jeep. They come on way too early.
 

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Why bother offering a feature like automatic headlights if the feature doesn't work correctly?

:rolleyes:

I for one hate the look of DRL's, and how it cuts the life of the bulbs.
I agree, but because I like the DRL look, it's never been an issue for me.

How does it cut the life of the bulbs? The DRL's are the LED's, and the Headlights are a separate bulb. Or are you referring to the life of the LED's?
 

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I agree, but because I like the DRL look, it's never been an issue for me.

How does it cut the life of the bulbs? The DRL's are the LED's, and the Headlights are a separate bulb. Or are you referring to the life of the LED's?
Was thinking he was referring to the older model or a limited or laredo
 

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How does it cut the life of the bulbs? The DRL's are the LED's, and the Headlights are a separate bulb. Or are you referring to the life of the LED's?
I don't have HIDs on my Limited, so my Low beam bulb will be used up that much faster.
 

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I agree they are way to sensitive ... lights seem to come on when the sun is below a certain horizon point even it is still 100% daylight ... and on a slightly cloudy day the lights think the moon has risen. This means the NAV display turns to night mode prematurely if set in auto mode. You can reverse that by turning the interior light dial up a notch but for a $48,000 vehicle I think this could be more finely tuned.
 
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