Question about 1996 Oldsmobile Eighty Eight
Car is equipped with a twilight sentinel or daytime running lights. The headlights will not shut off automatically even after the car is turned off. It says 3 min delay but it would run until the battery is dead. We have been undoing the positive battery terminal each time we use the car. ( getting to be a pain) Is there a way to disable this feature. Any help you could give would be greatly appreciated!
I have a 1996 Olds. Eighty Eight. Same thing... Lights stay on after I turn the car off. I don't know how to disable the automatic lights. The lights stay off during the day (as they are supposed to), but they come on at night and stay on after the car is off.
This all started when I had to replace a fuse. I now have to pull the fuse and put it back in every time I turn the car on after driving it at night to get the lights to go out. Any ideas?
Left of the two headlight buttons for headlights and parking, there is a vertical slider. It's labeled Twilight, meaning twilight sentinel that keeps the headlights on. Move it down and that shortens the on time to about 5 seconds. If you are sittting with the headlights on and want them to go off, push it to the bottom and it turns the lights off immediately. They will turn back on when the car is put into park.
Move the slider to the top and they should stay on for about 5 minutes. BTW if you just leave the headlight switch pushed in (if you're doing it manually) the car turns everything off in about 10 minutes--inside lights, radio, lights, cigarette lighter power (unless you moved the fuse in the underhood fuse block to make them stay on permanently).
You also may not know that if you are driving or sitting and want the headlights off but the parking lights to stay on, push the Parking LIghts button. That turns the headlights off. I didn't find that for a while because our 98 LeSabre didn't have any way to turn off the headlights while cruising through a Christmas display scene in a park where many people turn off the headlights to help the effect of the colored lights. Please Rate My Response! Thanks! //
Posted on Feb 05, 2009
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