Headlight's do not turn off automatically! Killing my battery!
I'm having a problem with my headlamps not turning off automatically.
This happens primarily if I switch the light into the second position... I don't know what it is called, but it is the position directly above OFF.
The headlights can potentially not turn off automatically if I have it set to the low beam position (2 clicks from OFF).
If I set it the AUTO position, it is usually fine. It'll turn off by itself after 30 seconds.
I'm positive that I have this feature (turn off headlight after 30 seconds) enabled as my LPS.
When I walked back from a 2 hour dinner and I saw my lights were on, I freaked out thinking the battery was out of juice. Fortunately, that was not the case. Furthermore, this happened on two occassions!
Am I missing something or Is the LPS feature is suppose to work only when the light is toggled in the AUTO setting?
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this has been discussed many times: the Auto feature, don't use it.
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@ba-b4, I've tried that. Doesn't really force the lights to shutdown. Only way to get them to turn off is to get in the car and force them off that way.
@llamaboiz, Are you referring to the LPS feature or the AUTO position on the headlamp switch? I personally don't like the latter, I drive through lots of tunnels and I don't want the on and off to shorten the life of my HIDs.
I've noticed that if you turn your heads to the off position then to the on position AFTER turning the car off, the lights don't automatically turn off. If you did it before turning the car off, the lights will.
Don't know if that helps you or not. Regardless I always turn my lights off with my keyfob after reaching where I need go after I get out of the car.
Along with not working if you switch them back ON if the car is OFF
From what I remember...
The Auto OFF feature might not work if you shut the car down with the door open... (that's in any of the 2 positions) ..
In other words... Shut the car down... door opens.. door closes.. 30 seconds later the lights Turn OFF
I think, but i will & can test it later..
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I thought auto off only works with the switch in the Auto position and the LPS feature allows to set the time delay for when the light turns off. In headlight/marker light on position, the headlights will stay on even after the car is off and locked, unless it is double locked through the key fob.
There are conditions where auto off will be disabled, such as when the door is opened before the car is off, but again, the lights can be forced off through a double lock on the key fob.