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Old 08-29-2012, 04:34 PM   #21
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Who/what says I'm upset? I see it as more of a common sense thing than a "view"...
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Old 08-29-2012, 04:46 PM   #22
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someone mentioned the sun glasses; could you slip a small piece of tint on the windshield over the lens? tint will stick and you can get a huge range of %'s.
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Not sure that would work being the rays hit it from all sorts of angles. Legally as well (in NY) you can't have tint on the windshield anywhere below 6 inches from the top. Yes they'd probably give you a ticket for it here.
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This is probably getting OT, but . . .

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I see black cars just the same as red and yellow. Easily.
Yes, but black is not the problem, necessarily. I don't remember (I suppose I could Google, but I'm lazy) from color studies which colors "disappear" first in low-level light, but some (maybe grays? or gray-greens?) tend to fade into the background sooner than others.
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Old 08-29-2012, 06:08 PM   #25
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My last focus was tinted top and bottom of the windshield. Never had a problem.

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I guess instead of tinting a small section above the sensor, the tint would stick to the sensor as well. It would be more temporary than the sharpie idea that was thrown out.

but....every time I think about this, I think, "how hard is it to flip the switch?" you are thinking about the lights anyway so its not like it is really auto anyway.
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For all the typing that's been done on this post, you moved your fingers enough to have manually turned the lights on and off for the next 5 years.
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I guess instead of tinting a small section above the sensor, the tint would stick to the sensor as well. It would be more temporary than the sharpie idea that was thrown out.

but....every time I think about this, I think, "how hard is it to flip the switch?" you are thinking about the lights anyway so its not like it is really auto anyway.
I had mentioned tinting the sensor itself previously, but it's such a tight spot it would be tough to do...at least to have it look good. And I agree with you. Anytime I feel my headlights should be on and they're not, I flip the switch.
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For all the typing that's been done on this post, you moved your fingers enough to have manually turned the lights on and off for the next 5 years.
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This is my first car that has the dash lights on all the time. I was not used to looking for the little green headlamp on the bottom of the tach to know if my lights were on or not. That is why I put the 3/8 square of black tape centered on the sensor. It works exactly when I would turn the lights on or off myself. It is also unobtrusive.
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