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Automatic Headlights

PostPosted: September 22nd 2011, 6:13pm
by RSNG
I have a 2002 Safari SLE. I just noticed that my headlights and tailights are coming on during the daytime. Is this normally due to a faulty sensor? How difficult is it to replace the sensor?

Thanks, RSNG

Re: Automatic Headlights

PostPosted: September 23rd 2011, 12:56pm
by Phantom
That is DRL.....Daytime Running Lights ,

Re: Automatic Headlights

PostPosted: September 23rd 2011, 3:10pm
by 'cudapaul
No, it's not the DRL system.

In 2000 and up M/L vans, there is a small sensor in the dash (looks like the eraser end of a pencil) that is located to the side of the defroster grille.

Check to make sure that it is not covered by anything laying on the dash.

Re: Automatic Headlights

PostPosted: September 23rd 2011, 3:53pm
by Phantom
That sensor in the dash is wired into the DRL system ...it is a photocell that detects the presence light or the lack of it.

Re: Automatic Headlights

PostPosted: September 23rd 2011, 5:18pm
by RSNG
It looks like it's working okay now. I guess I'll keep an eye on it.

Re: Automatic Headlights

PostPosted: September 25th 2011, 2:58am
by Mr Bones
you can turn them off by pushing the dome light override button four times fast, you will hear a ding then they will turn off.