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Disable headlights how do I disable the automatic headlight turn-on (not the DRL) in a 2003 olds alero

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Pull relay, but then you may have no lights

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SOURCE: 2003 Olds Alero headlights won't turn off (has auto sensor)

pull out the fuse for it dude

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you are correct but if you pull the clips to high you will miss the alignment hole in the clips and it wont come out

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The headlights on 97 pontiac sunfire have no power to them. It looks like the ignition has been replaced and the security has been tripped. causing car to pull less power, not run right. Any ideas


Yea, take it to a qualified repair shop ! Could be anything , and with out doing some test couldn't make a suggestions .
Headlights/Daytime Running Lights (DRL) Circuit Description
The instrument cluster controls the headlamp systems that include daytime running lamps (DRL). The system allows the headlamps to operate at a reduced intensity when all of the following conditions apply:
• The engine is running.
• The transaxle is not in the PARK position.
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I need clarification on 2003 Chev Malibu DRL problems:


That piece you think is a ceramic DRL module is a resistor , When in DRL mode voltage to the low beam headlamps circuit goes through that resistor dimming the headlamps from low beam to daytime running lamps . It sounds to me like you need a new resistor ,but without doing some electrical testing it could be a lot of things . The DRL relay in the under hood fuse box could have a problem , could be the BCM - body control module , the ambient light sensor etc... Here is how daytime running lamps work .
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It can be disabled by a competent person with good electrical skills. It is tied into the headlights by a DRL module, and not a simple procedure to fix.
My question is why would you want to do away with it? The DRL's run on reduced power, so it's not a big issue for the alternator or for extended bulb life. (and it's a good safety feature. I like to see you coming on foggy days-lol.)

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Headlights stay on after car is turned off


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Preventing the headlights from automatically coming on


Pull the DRL fuse. DRL=Day time Running Lamps. That will disable it completely and lights will only come on with your switch. Want to keep the lights on automatic just not when started? I don't know.

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Dash lights go off intermittently


I'm no expert, I recently purchased a 2003 vibe. I noticed the automatic headlight's sensors can be super-sensitive, about an hour hours before dusk they'll kick my headlights on (when the sun is still shining!), or sometimes when I go into an underpass, and then sometimes they'll realize it's light enough and turn themselves off. This would cause your dash lights to go to the 'headlights on' mode and turn the headlamp signal on, the intensity is controlled by the dimmer/dome light control on the left side of the dash. Check to see if the dimmer is down too far, as this could cause the lights to dim when the automatic headlights turn on. It's also possible that the dimmer is not working, thus no power is getting to the dash lights through the dimmer. Try testing it by starting the car in daylight, then manually turn on the headlights, then adjust the dimmer. Like I say, I'm no expert, just guessing because I've noticed it happen similarly on my Vibe, but my dimmer was at half-way, as I like it for night driving. Someday, I'd like to disable the automatic sensors and DRL.

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