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Over-ride headlights

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    Does anyone have a idea as to how to over-ride the automatic on/off headlights on a 4th gen F Body? I want to just use the manual switch. Is there a fuse to disconnect? I've owned other GM cars of the same era 1999-2001 Etc.. that have a button right next to the on/off switch that allows you to manually overide the auto feature, but that's not an option on my Camaro. If anyone knows how to do this, please let me know. Thanks

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    Heres a bump for ya,,,,,as I would love to know too. It's a very annoying feature and I would like to eliminate it as well.

    Anyone out there? I am sure this has been done before.

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    you can disable the drl, but its pernament, im trying to figure out myself.

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    Replace the light sensor in the dash with a 10k ohm resistor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Blown Vert View Post
    Replace the light sensor in the dash with a 10k ohn resistor.

    Thats how I turned mine off.
    Is there a write up on this? I sure would like to hear about the procedure.
    Don't care if it's perminant,,,,I wish the car never came with it anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    Is there a write up on this? I sure would like to hear about the procedure.
    Don't care if it's perminant,,,,I wish the car never came with it anyway.

    From my site

    http://members.cox.net/blownls1/drl/drl.html

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    Easy enough, thanks for that. Much appreciated. Larry.

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    Well greatwhite,,,according to the write up you posted,,,all I have to do is removed the radio and look for a small control module and just unplug the harness with the blue wire and leave it at that. Hmmmm that sounds too easy. Anyone try this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    Well greatwhite,,,according to the write up you posted,,,all I have to do is removed the radio and look for a small control module and just unplug the harness with the blue wire and leave it at that. Hmmmm that sounds too easy. Anyone try this?
    Side effect: The car won't know when the e-brake is on and you won't be able to pop your trunk while it's running and not in park (ie all the time in an M6).

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSpdDmon View Post
    Side effect: The car won't know when the e-brake is on and you won't be able to pop your trunk while it's running and not in park (ie all the time in an M6).
    eeeewww,,,,,I don't want to run into that problem. Thanks for the heads up.

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    Just jump the two wires that connect the sensor on your dash together. Done.

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    I believe that is what Edblownvert was talking about, except he installed a 10 ohm resistor between the 2 wires.
    I would think that without the resistor,,,,just connecting the 2 wires together wouldn't work. There has to be something in there with some resistance so everything else works properly. Correct?

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    It may work. But I measured the resistance and found it was about 10k ohm.

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    I jumped the two wires together about a year ago and i have not had one problem with it.

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    Good to know, thanks.

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