question on lights

question on lights

Postby dapperdan7 [OP] » January 8th 2011, 7:57pm

i have a 2000 safari.should i not be able to turn off lights while engine is running? i cant,both settings leave lights on.this does not seem correct.any ideas?
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Re: question on lights

Postby Phantom » January 8th 2011, 8:46pm

Do they shut off after a couple minutes or so? Do your DRL work correctly?
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Re: question on lights

Postby toddb » January 8th 2011, 8:50pm

I think most new vehicles are like this. Try putting the E-brake in a couple clicks, this usually defeats the daytime running lights.
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Re: question on lights

Postby tedanderson » January 8th 2011, 10:31pm

Ditto.. when the parking brake is set, the DRL's are disengaged.
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Re: question on lights

Postby dapperdan7 [OP] » January 15th 2011, 3:04am

so my lights should always be on during day? i dont know.this does not seem right.other safari/astros dont have lights on during daytime.perhaps a short or something its not running lights its the headlights
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Re: question on lights

Postby Phantom » January 15th 2011, 3:28am

dapperdan7 wrote:so my lights should always be on during day? i dont know.this does not seem right.other safari/astros dont have lights on during daytime.perhaps a short or something its not running lights its the headlights

Your owners manual will describe proper operation of DRL , there is a section in the forum index that has the manuals if you do not have one
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Re: question on lights

Postby rev_les » January 15th 2011, 3:32am

ehh..some of us have disabled our DRL, :mrgreen:
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Re: question on lights

Postby agent23 » January 20th 2011, 5:28pm

Hit the dome light override button 4 times it turns off running headlights
4 more turns em back on.
found this out by accident but I figured it out
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Re: question on lights

Postby toddb » January 21st 2011, 3:36am

great first post. Thanks.
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Re: question on lights

Postby JuneauCabbie » January 27th 2011, 6:14am

dapperdan7 wrote:so my lights should always be on during day?


On all newer model GM vehicles, yes.

Daytime running lights are required in Canada, so GM just made them standard for all their vehicles.

It's safer to have headlights on all the time anyway. Statistical studies conducted years ago by AT&T found that vehicles with headlights on all the time had fewer accidents.
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Re: question on lights

Postby bud0810 » January 27th 2011, 7:12am

agent23 wrote:Hit the dome light override button 4 times it turns off running headlights
4 more turns em back on.
found this out by accident but I figured it out
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this is right lol i beleave it is for alot of 99 and up gm autos! engaging the e brake works on 99 and under
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Re: question on lights

Postby justsomeguy » January 28th 2011, 11:06pm

I have a Canadian spec 2005 Astro where the low beam headlights (and ONLY the low beam headlights, no other bulbs) come on for the Daytime Running Lights. I've only owned it for a week and a half, so I'm still getting used to it, but I believe that once the Daytime Running Lights come on, they will NOT go off, no matter what (unless you actually turn the ignition key back and shut off the van, then restart it). I believe that if it's still in Park (regardless of whether or not the parking brake is on or off), the DRL's will not come up until you shift out of Park. They the DRLs stay on for as long as you drive that day and shut off the van. Or if it gets dark enough and the full lighting system comes on with the dash lights, tail lights and side marker lights. I've noticed that the automatic lights (that come on when the sensor detects if it's dark outside) will come on even if the parking brake is set and/or the transmission is in park. I think.
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