Question about Cars & Trucks
Troubleshooting Mercury Sable year 2002 light-sensitive auto on headlights switch does not always work during driving lights go out need to put switch on full on for headlights to work question is the problem the switch for something else thank you
More than liekly it isn't your switch. You have a ambient light sensor (sometimes called a photocell or amplifier) that detects how dark or light outside which in turn turns the lights on or off. this sensor is located under that "grille" just below the windshield. Sometimes water can stand in there and cause that sensor to go faulty. I say it's that in most cases because a switch, if it goes in most cases it just goes period. It is a fairly common problem also. Hope this helps....
Posted on Jul 14, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: odeometer and clock lights
Just replaced bulb on my 2002 Accord EX. Simple to do.
1. Lift up the trim piece around clock; just slide a putty knife under and lift.
2. Take out assembly and look on underside for small gray bulb base ( about 3/16 dia.). It helps if you have the new one to compare.
3. Use small blade screwdriver in slot and rotate counterclockwise to remove. You may have to shake it to get out.
4. Examine the new bulb to find the slots that DO NOT have wires. Put bulb into socket and rotate clockwise with screwdriver in proper slot.
That's it; you now are there.
Posted on Mar 14, 2009
Doubt its a fuse. Most likely the key pad has failed and needs to be replaced. On the bright side this is a good problem to have and you have a very reliable car.
Posted on May 11, 2009
Check all the bulbs at tail end for parking and brakes, test grounds and harness for trailer. Check fuses. clean batery terminals, Re instal head light swich properly and make sure all wires conect.
Posted on Sep 09, 2009
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The code PO442 is a small leak somewhere in the evaporative emissions control system, the best way to find that is to take to a shop that does smoke tests for emissions.
As far as the nozzle, try changing the position of it the next time you get gas.
Posted on Nov 18, 2009
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