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Don't know to turn off headlights

Our headlights are always on and we don't know how to turn them off. They come on automatically at dusk and turn off at dawn, but we don't know how to turn them off if we need to. Any ideas>

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On some models there is a dimmer switch that says it controls the headlights. Move the switch up until it clicks, and then back down again. You may have to mess with a little bit, some switches are like combination locks. Of course, some models you can't turn them off short of pulling of fuse. And for the switch i describe earlier, it will only turn them off while you are out of a drive gear, once you shift into gear, the lights will turn back on. Merry Christmas!

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