There is a light sensor somewhere up front, probably on the dash. After about a minute of darkness, or when it's dark when you power up, the lights go on. Similarly, after about a minute of lHopight, they go off. I've thought about (but haven't done it yet) covering the sensor on my Jeep Grand Cherokee to have them on all the time. Hope that helps.
You turn it one notch from the off position
Because Mitsubishi Eclipse 1996 doesn't have automatic headlights.
For the 1999 Chevy Tahoe, automatic headlights are turned on by default. Turning them off requires opening the bezel on the dashboard and removing the light sensor.
All you have to do is pull the fuse. They are electrically driven.
If you are parked and you want to here the radio without the Automatic headlights on. Some times if you engage the parking brake it will turn off the automatic head lights.
on my 2003 there is a knob on the left hand side of the dash that controls the headlites. if you turn it all the way to the left (its spring loaded) while the vehicle is on the lites will turn off.
check fuses and connections at the headlights and the switch in the dash, make sure your headlights are good ;-) that's a start...
Turn off engine. Depress Emergency Brake. Turn on engine. The lights will not turn on until the E-Brake is released. Get in the habit of setting the E-Brake and you will have less of an issue with the auto headlights. I don't think there is an easy way to bypass the auto headlights entirely. The headlight switch is essentially, "just for show."
Turn the car off. push on the parking brake 1 or 2 clicks turn car on. the lights will not come on
check your dimmer switch;set to automatic which should have starlike design.
I've seen forums that state that you remove the 'DRL' fuse located in the passenger fuse compartment, but there are no fuses labeled 'DRL'. I am well aware that the DRL/ Automatic headlights are a "feature", but it's irritating to neighbors when I start my car at night, and my headlights automatically turn on and shine into their windows. I know that I can turn on the parking lights to shut off the headlights, or push the parking brake in to have it start without the lights automatically coming on, but it would be simpler to just turn the lights on when i want them to turn on. The DRL's are hideous. I have silverstar 3157 bulbs and the car looks much nicer in front without those 2 big orange lights shining.
There are a couple of different times when you'd turn off your headlights. You'd turn off your headlights when the car is off for example.
Because 99 model has automatic headlights, in order to turn it off you have to turn the headlight switcher off, and also remove keys from the ignition.
On 2000 model there is a tiny screw bottom r/h corner of light switch that does it.
To the left of the steering wheel, there are 2 dials and a knob, if you spin the far right dial all the way down until it clicks, the headlights will not turn on when it gets dark out or when you go through a tunnel etc.
u can only turn the lights off by applying the parking brakethen turn the key
headlights and dash lights in 2001 sunfire wont turn on.
Turn the ignition key midway (electric position) the press on the button at the end of the wiper stalk until you hear 2 beep and message display on the information display "Automatic light inactive"
Headlights not working
The only way to turn off the DRL (daytime running lights) is to remove the fuse that controls that function. There is no switch or computer code that changes that.
do the headlights come on automatically or manually, if manually turn off
You might have automatic lights. The sensor is on top of the dash on the left side. If you have that there is a switch to turn it off.
Only way i know of is to apply the parking brake before starting the vehicle. I think you can turn off the headlights with the Twilight Sentinel switch. Turn it all the way down (or up) until it clicks.
You cannot actually turn off the lights while the car is driving or in any gear but park. If you would want to turn the lights off while you are parked for some reason, put the car in park, turn off the car completely, pull the emergency brake up, then restart the car. This overrides the headlights and they will stay off while the car is running-however, as soon as you release the emergency brake- the headlights turn back on.
It is possible that the headlights are activated by the alarm. If that is not the case, if it has auto turn on headlights the module can be going bad. Other than that I don't know.