Have you checked the fuses (driver side, next to your left knee)? If so, make sure they're the correct amperage -- especially the fuses in the 6C, 8C, and 9C positions. 6C should be 25 (amps) and 8C & 9C should both be 10 amps.
Also, the head
lights on that car are designed to be on all the time, day or night, with two exceptions:
- If the car is in "Park" you can manually slide the little tab that's located on the dash, just left of the steering wheel, all the way left and that will temporarily shut them off, or
- If the car is not running
That same tab adjusts the sensitivity of the "is-it-dark-enough-for-me-to-turn-on-the-taillights-and-panel-lights-yet?"
sensor -- the farther left that tab is, the less sensitive the sensor is; all the way right means "really sensitive" -- try moving it all the way to the right (if it's not already).
Right above that tab is another tab that adjusts the brightness of the panel lights. If that tab is moved all the way to the left (which basically turns the panel lights off), it's possible that the panel/tail lights are
actually coming on at night automatically but that you wouldn't be able to tell exactly when/if that took place because the brightness would go from "nothing" ("daytime status") to "still nothing" ("nighttime status but with the brighness all the way down"). However that tab does not control the brightness of the stereo so you'll never see any change there.
Long story short, if all the fuses are in good shape, try moving both tabs all the way to the right. :)
Hope that helps... If
solve the problem, maybe you (or whoever reads this) learned something new...??? ;) Either way, good luck!