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disabling auto head lights

This is a discussion on disabling auto head lights within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I always like to take my car out in the evening for a cruise and I think Camaros look awesome ...

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    disabling auto head lights

    I always like to take my car out in the evening for a cruise and I think Camaros look awesome when the fogs are on without the headlights. My auto headlights always kick on when there is still plenty of natural light. Can I simply disable my auto head lights by just removing the sensor? or is there a better way to do it?
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    Just replace the sensor with a 10k ohm resistor.

    That is what I measured when the sensor was in the sun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Blown Vert View Post
    Just replace the sensor with a 10k ohm resistor.

    That is what I measured when the sensor was in the sun.
    Thanks I appreciate it. Pretty simple to do?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Blown Vert View Post
    Just replace the sensor with a 10k ohm resistor.

    That is what I measured when the sensor was in the sun.
    Thanks Ed!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2001camaroSS View Post
    Thanks I appreciate it. Pretty simple to do?
    http://members.cox.net/blownls1/drl/drl.html

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    I did mine without a resistor. I just connected the two wires at the sensor together with one of those blue quick connectors. No more auto headlights.

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    i did mine with the resistor. just makes the drl module think its sunny all the time

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    i ask the same question and i found if you lift the e-brake up till it clicks into the first notch with the car off when you turn the car on the auto head lights will be turned off then when you put the e-brake down they will turn on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam_94_T/A View Post
    i ask the same question and i found if you lift the e-brake up till it clicks into the first notch with the car off when you turn the car on the auto head lights will be turned off then when you put the e-brake down they will turn on.
    .....and your "BRAKE" light will be steady on... Mine comes on the moment the handle begins to move from the released position...

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    Just pop the top of the dash panel up a few inches. Put on a clamp on connector to short the circuit. Works great and is easy to install. No more autoheadlights, yet DRL and everything else works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2001camaroSS View Post
    I always like to take my car out in the evening for a cruise and I think Camaros look awesome when the fogs are on without the headlights. My auto headlights always kick on when there is still plenty of natural light. Can I simply disable my auto head lights by just removing the sensor? or is there a better way to do it?
    you can disable the DRL if you want too. That is the first thing I did to both of my Camaros. I hate the fact you can't turn the lights off at night. It makes you look like a jerk sitting in front of a store with your lights on blasting everyone, lol...

    I did the resistor in the dash thing too, but I liked the disable DRL better. Now I'm in full control of when my lights are on and off, .

    I liked this link in case you are interested, http://xse.com/leres/ss/drl.html

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    And if your into this kind of thing, there is a GM part that does this also. The US Firebirds have a factory plug in resistor so that the headlight don't pop up everytime the key is on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam_94_T/A View Post
    i ask the same question and i found if you lift the e-brake up till it clicks into the first notch with the car off when you turn the car on the auto head lights will be turned off then when you put the e-brake down they will turn on.
    its the simple way of doing it but would not recommend running around with your e-brake up

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    Quote Originally Posted by kool-aide View Post
    you can disable the DRL if you want too. That is the first thing I did to both of my Camaros. I hate the fact you can't turn the lights off at night. It makes you look like a jerk sitting in front of a store with your lights on blasting everyone, lol...

    I did the resistor in the dash thing too, but I liked the disable DRL better. Now I'm in full control of when my lights are on and off, .

    I liked this link in case you are interested, http://xse.com/leres/ss/drl.html
    I did something like this, but I just completely unplugged it. I haven't had any problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperSport346 View Post
    I did something like this, but I just completely unplugged it. I haven't had any problems.
    You can do that, but it also prevents the ebrake switch from turning on the "BRAKE" light on your instrument cluster.
    With a manual transmission, it disables the power hatch release.

    Leaving the E-brake up a notch allows you to pop the hatch while driving.
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    I think Ed nailed it imho, head over to the Rad Shack and get a 10k resistor as suggested you'll be in there anyway mau as well do the resistor mod..

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbob93 View Post
    You can do that, but it also prevents the ebrake switch from turning on the "BRAKE" light on your instrument cluster.
    With a manual transmission, it disables the power hatch release.

    Leaving the E-brake up a notch allows you to pop the hatch while driving.
    Hahaha...that's why my hatch won't pop open. I think the brake light still comes on, but idk for sure.

    I'll have to go in and do that mod you posted I guess...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smittro View Post
    I think Ed nailed it imho, head over to the Rad Shack and get a 10k resistor as suggested you'll be in there anyway mau as well do the resistor mod..
    Yea i think that's the way im going to do it...sounds like its the best way to do it with absolutely no problems

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    You can also run 2 wires to the sensor and then to a switch and turn the feature on or off as you like.

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