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2005 toyota corolla with automatic headlights. When I turn the car on the headlights come on but, there is a 15 second delay before the dash lights come on. When it was new the dash lights came on instantly with the headlights. Any ideas out there?

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  • donnie2494 Sep 09, 2009

    correction... The entire automatic headlight system does not click on for about 15 seconds after starting the car.

  • donnie2494 Sep 10, 2009

    The headlight switch in this car has on and off only. There is no auto position. The in dash sensor appears ok as the lights turn off when light hits it. For the first 4 years of owning this car we never used the switch. The lights would come on instantly and would shut off when you turned the key off.

  • donnie2494 Sep 12, 2009

    took the car to the dealership and they told me they all do that and it's operating normally. I guess I should drive the car more often. Apparently you have to manually turn the headlights on if you want to take off immediately. If you can wait 10 to 15 seconds the automatic headlights kick on.

  • Superbovine May 11, 2010

    Are you certain the headlight switch was not in the 'On' position previously and is now in the 'Auto' position? The delay is not unusual.

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I had the same problem with my '98 corolla... It was the headlight relay.. I just had to push it in and both lights worked fine... There are 2 relays - both under the hood... The first one is located all the way in the front of the car, right by the left headlight (when you are standing infront of the car)... The second one is located inside of the fuse/relay box (above the driver tire)...The relay looks brown in color, rectangle shaped ... Just try to clean it out and plug it back in...if it doesn't work, try replacing it... For me, I just cleand it and plugged it back in and every thing worked fine...

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I have an 03 corolla and in 04 we had this same problem. It was really bad when the temps would dip very low(appeaered to be cold sensitive). I would jump-start the car and let it warm up and the problem would go away. The dealership replaced the module that worked with the sensor(the sensor for the auto headlights) and since then we have not had this problem. Also from my understanding there was a manufacturers release on this, but not a recall. Hope this helps.

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Pg. 250 of your 2005 Owner's Manual shows the location of the Fuse Boxes. There is one under your hood on the driver's side and the other is under the dash just to the left of steering wheel. Pg 272, will show you how to replace the fuses. Pg. 286-287 gives a diagram and description of each fuse and what part of the electrical system it enables.
This portion of the electrical system correspondeds to the fuse in position 32 on pg. 287 of the manual.
Your going to have to get on your back with a flashlight and open up the fuse box under the dash by the steering wheel. The lid of the fuse box shows the positions of the fuse and their amperage rating. Like I said, replace the fuse in postion 32 (15 Amp). There is a spare 15 Amp fuse in the fuse box under the hood (easy to get to, see the diagrams in the owner's manual). There is also a fuse puller tool next to the spare fuses.

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