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2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE Remove Ambient Light Sensor

2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE how do I remove the Ambient Light Sensor to clean it? I have the defrost grill off of the dash board and see the sensor, but I can't figure out how to remove the 'dome' to clean it. (My car thinks it's always dark, therefore my dash & tail lights are always on)

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  • dandi Jul 04, 2010

    I've tried that. I've read that the 'dome' can be taken off & cleaned. But I haven't found any instructions on how. (I've found detailed instructions on how to bypass the 'Auto' lights and DRLs - but nothing on how to simply remove the sensor!)

  • dandi Jul 04, 2010

    Thanks for the help. I've talked to my local dealer & all they want to do is charge me $100 to diagnose what might be wrong to have me want to clean the sensor! They won't even give me any other ideas what the problem might be!

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Hey guys i have a 2001 prix gtp and my parking lights are coming on as soonest its dark when car its off .. i have taking the drl fuse and disconecct a wire that its next to the steering column in the driver side by the door and still nothing the parking lights wont turn off ..this is every night ... by the way i bough this car few weeks ago and discover this problem .. and if this have anything to do HERE THIS IS ANOTHER THING. the ambient sensor that goes by the top of the dash next to the whinDsield ITS MISSING YES ITS NOT THERE .. SO WILL THAT HAS ANYTHING TO DO WITH IT ??????? please i need help .. send response to shortyjcp@yahoo.com.mx

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Actually, just wipe it off with a soft clean cloth. Shouldn't get too dirty, maybe dusty with road grime as the other parts of the interior.

Perhaps there is a problem with the circuit.

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    Duane Wong Jul 04, 2010

    I would try the dealer to see if they can tell you how the dome attaches to the base so that you can remove it without damaging anything.



    Are there tabs on the dome where you can turn the dome and remove it?



    I'm afraid that my expertise is in the Cadillac arena where the 'dome' is not removable and haven't really had this problem on my Cadillacs I've owned.



    Good luck to you.

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