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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-04-2015, 07:21 PM Thread Starter
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Automatic Light Sensor

Hey has anyone experienced this issue with their automatic light sensor? I'm not talking about the DRL either. It seems no matter how bright it is outside all my normal lights stay on. The lamps on icon is on in the DIC, the instrument panel and infotainment system lights are dimmed. Is that sensor that sensitive? I'm going to make an appointment whenever I get a chance, but wanted to see if this was widespread. Thank you.
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Yeah, check it out manually.

A while back somebody complained about a similar scenario (previous model). They eventually followed up with something like

"my wife put something on the dashboard covering the eye".

Can you disable the DRL system on the new truck like you could on the previous truck? If so, disable and see if the lights are still on. I do not know for sure if that will work though...I shut mine off 98% of the time so I can't be sure if they will still turn on with the 'eye' if I've shut down the system.
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I thought I read in the manual that they come one with the wipers as well, right?

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Mine r always on ??? Guess this may be something to have them Check when I do the first oil change.tried the flash light , didn't turn it off.
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Which lights are the DRL lights? Are they headlights again? Or LED's? Running lights?

Others should be able to easily confirm which lights are on during the day in normal conditions.

Sounds like Meg is stating her headlights are always on, likewise the dash lights as well. Under normal DRL conditions only the DRL lights should be illuminated, not the dash lights,correct?
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Mine r always on ??? Guess this may be something to have them Check when I do the first oil change.tried the flash light , didn't turn it off.
Your what are always on?
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Mine come on at the "right" time.
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Quick update made appointment with dealer to have it looked at. The DRL on the Colorado are headlights but at reduced power. No other lights should be illuminated when they are on according to the owners manual. The issue I have is they (DRL) hardly ever come on seems like sensor thinks it is dark or low light all the time.
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Quick update made appointment with dealer to have it looked at. The DRL on the Colorado are headlights but at reduced power. No other lights should be illuminated when they are on according to the owners manual. The issue I have is they (DRL) hardly ever come on seems like sensor thinks it is dark or low light all the time.
And you have confired the eye isn't obstructed?

It should be up on the passenger side of the dashboard (facing up) in the corner near the glass (if you didn't know).
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And you have confired the eye isn't obstructed?

It should be up on the passenger side of the dashboard (facing up) in the corner near the glass (if you didn't know).
The eye on the new twins is centered on the dash.

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The eye on the new twins is centered on the dash.
Awesome. Thanks for the clarification.
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And you have confirmed the eye isn't obstructed?
And the headlamp switch is turned to AUTO ?

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And you have confired the eye isn't obstructed?

It should be up on the passenger side of the dashboard (facing up) in the corner near the glass (if you didn't know).
I sure have, there is nothing on dash to obstruct it. I dropped off at the dealer this mornings and they called me around noon, stating they could not recreate the problem. Of course as,soon as I left the dealer it started again. It was was clear bright sunny day go figure.
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And the headlamp switch is turned to AUTO ?
Yep it in auto. When auto is turned off DRL are off and headlight icon in DIC would not be illuminated.
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I sure have, there is nothing on dash to obstruct it. I dropped off at the dealer this mornings and they called me around noon, stating they could not recreate the problem. Of course as,soon as I left the dealer it started again. It was was clear bright sunny day go figure.
Figures.....
Sounds like you do not have any problems recreating the problem on your own. Geesh.
Are you going back to follow up?
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I have found parking in the shade will turn on the headlights and darken the backup camera also stopping for a light and being under a tree. I leave my dash lights set to high or turn off auto. Living in the south has me looking for shade anytime I park. I just dim dash lights when the sun goes down for real. Just having fun with tech!
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Is the green indicator light on the DIC...looks like a 'light' ...comes on seeming at random...the auto sensor indictor? Can't find that symbol in manual.

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Mine are the same. Very frustrating heading west in the morning. The darkened screen on the Nav won't go away! Someone posted a fix on the forum some time ago consisting of putting a switch inline on the sensor. You can control it yourself then. I don't know where that post was, but maybe someone knows and can link?
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