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02-08-2013 10:10 AM
mmmfloorpie
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Originally Posted by Pinion Dominion View Post
Ok my bad guys,

So the previous poster is correct, when on Autolamp, it needs to be dark enough to be able to turn the headlights on and thus unlock the toggle function of the high beams.

Since I have daylight running lights, the front headlamps are always on so that's why I was confused. I guess the Autolamp is really turning the headlights "off" during the day but the DRL overrides it.

So that explains why the high beams did not toggle the other day. I only used my high beams when I was trying to signal to this idle car that I was gonna pass him (so he doesn't open his door) during snowy weather (but it wasn't dark enough that day for the autolamps to turn the headlights on I guess). This also explains why it wouldn't toggle high beams when I tried it before I went to work in the morning.

But today as I was pulling into my driveway in pure darkness at night, with autolamps, the high beams did toggle on.

Mystery solved. Thanks for the help everyone!
I have a question about cars with DRLs. Why is the green "lights on" light ALWAYS illuminated, even during the day? I had a loaner 2012 and I couldn't figure out how to turn out that green light. I put the knob in every position and same result. The car also had SYNC and the headlights on the little car avatar in the instrument panel showed headlights (and taillights) were on too.

I actually had to get out of the car and see if the lights were on (they weren't)!
02-07-2013 09:02 PM
Pinion Dominion Ok my bad guys,

So the previous poster is correct, when on Autolamp, it needs to be dark enough to be able to turn the headlights on and thus unlock the toggle function of the high beams.

Since I have daylight running lights, the front headlamps are always on so that's why I was confused. I guess the Autolamp is really turning the headlights "off" during the day but the DRL overrides it.

So that explains why the high beams did not toggle the other day. I only used my high beams when I was trying to signal to this idle car that I was gonna pass him (so he doesn't open his door) during snowy weather (but it wasn't dark enough that day for the autolamps to turn the headlights on I guess). This also explains why it wouldn't toggle high beams when I tried it before I went to work in the morning.

But today as I was pulling into my driveway in pure darkness at night, with autolamps, the high beams did toggle on.

Mystery solved. Thanks for the help everyone!
02-07-2013 03:46 PM
Vernl
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Originally Posted by lewisra View Post
My high beams work correctly(stay on) in auto mode. The lights need to be on(dark outside) for the high beams to stay on.
Plus one on this...you cant put your high beams on in auto mode unless its dark enough for the sensor to turn the lights on
02-07-2013 02:51 PM
lewisra My high beams work correctly(stay on) in auto mode. The lights need to be on(dark outside) for the high beams to stay on.
02-07-2013 02:31 PM
Kabigon
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Originally Posted by Pinion Dominion View Post
The high beams "work" in autolamp mode. Pressing (and holding) forward on the turn signal lever turns the high beams on. But as soon as I stop pressing forward (ie. releasing the lever), the high beams go off (so it's in "flash-to-pass" mode).

But before the service, doing this same action, the high beams would remain on. To turn the high beams off I would push the lever forward again then release (I call this toggling - you don't need to keep holding something to keep the effect, it just toggles on and off based on further pressing/de-pressing).
You fail to mention the obvious. Are the headlamps themselves on or off???
Of course it will make a difference as to how the high beams operate.
02-07-2013 02:04 PM
Pinion Dominion
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Originally Posted by lewisra View Post
So do they work in auto mode? When your car goes in for service they will usually turn auto mode off.Since you have DRL's you may not have noticed.
The high beams "work" in autolamp mode. Pressing (and holding) forward on the turn signal lever turns the high beams on. But as soon as I stop pressing forward (ie. releasing the lever), the high beams go off (so it's in "flash-to-pass" mode).

But before the service, doing this same action, the high beams would remain on. To turn the high beams off I would push the lever forward again then release (I call this toggling - you don't need to keep holding something to keep the effect, it just toggles on and off based on further pressing/de-pressing).
02-07-2013 01:58 PM
lewisra
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Originally Posted by Pinion Dominion View Post
Thanks ccelaya, what you wrote worked. Now I don't know if my memory is skewed or not but I could have sworn that when I had my lamps set to autolamp, the high beams would still toggle on...
So do they work in auto mode? When your car goes in for service they will usually turn auto mode off.Since you have DRL's you may not have noticed.
02-07-2013 01:42 PM
BetaDnB
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Originally Posted by Pinion Dominion View Post
Thanks ccelaya, what you wrote worked. Now I don't know if my memory is skewed or not but I could have sworn that when I had my lamps set to autolamp, the high beams would still toggle on...
My high beams work just fine with my headlamp switch set to auto.
02-07-2013 12:58 PM
Pinion Dominion
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Originally Posted by ccelaya View Post
Yes I have, when your toggle is on the "parking lights" position, the high beams only work as a "flash-to-pass".

Make sure your toggle is on the "full-on" position, and try to switch to high beams with the lever.

I hope that helps.
Thanks ccelaya, what you wrote worked. Now I don't know if my memory is skewed or not but I could have sworn that when I had my lamps set to autolamp, the high beams would still toggle on...
02-05-2013 12:09 PM
feta_mgp
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Originally Posted by Pinion Dominion View Post
Do you mean the headlamp control knob? (pg 120)

I have that set to autolamp. I'll try it tonight.
That's what he's referring to yes
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