The auto headlight feature in my new JEEP isn't working. Sometimes, with the setting on "Auto" the lights turn on, and then after driving a short distance they turn off. Most of the time, they just will not turn on. Has anyone else ever had this problem?
The auto-headlights on our Jeep don't come on until it's way too dark, and for that reason I won't use or trust the feature. It just takes one vehicle that doesn't see you at dusk, to crash the party, so to speak.
I have tried everything. It is completely dark and I have duct taped over the sensor also. This morning I tapped the sensor a few times and they turned on. I tried it again after about 10 minutes and they would not go on. I have an appointment next week at a dealership so they can "try" and find the problem.
I always worry though if the dash has to be removed! Thanks all!
Potential solution for folks who say that the auto headlights don't come on early enough:
My EZ Pass would not work reliably when mounted top center on my windshield, so I mounted it bottom center...right in front of the auto headlight sensor...and now it works like a champ. The second benefit - my auto headlights now come on much earlier...when the sun is low in the sky...instead of at dusk.
If you don't have an EZ Pass, you could probably mount something else there.
I prefer to turn on my lights and turn them off when I choose. I used to own a bimmer that had the auto headlight function and I never actually used it. I don't trust those things when it comes to lights. I see so many people driving during dusk as it's getting dark without their lights on and that really pisses me off.
Just my $0.02
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