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Thread: Automatic headlights

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    Automatic headlights

    Are your guys automatic headlights extremely temperamental. Mine turn the headlights on all the time when there is still TONS of light outside. Or they will turn on then off then on then off etc if there is even a little variation in light.

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    I have a '16 and it's my first car with auto lights. Seems fine to me. If anything, I might like them to be a little more sensitive. We had a very overcast, rainy day this week, and the lights still didn't come on automatically.

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    Honestly, I think Kia just uses the same low quality auto light sensors in all of their vehicles. I had the same issue on my 2012 Optima, and on my 2015 K900.

    They are just very finicky and seem to keep the lights on even when it is very bright outside.





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    Mine come on automatically when the wipers are on for 15 seconds.


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    Yep mine does the same, very sensitivie. I don't like it like that. I love the way it works on my moms 300.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cabecker01 View Post
    Mine come on automatically when the wipers are on for 15 seconds.


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    That's an excellent feature! Wish my '14 had that. As mentioned in a post earlier, there's times when it's raining pretty hard but the lights don't come on. If it wasn't for my DRL mod, I doubt anyone could see my car very clearly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UnLimited View Post
    That's an excellent feature! Wish my '14 had that. As mentioned in a post earlier, there's times when it's raining pretty hard but the lights don't come on. If it wasn't for my DRL mod, I doubt anyone could see my car very clearly.
    what drl mod are you speaking of?

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    I've been noticing this as I'm going home from work, it'll still be good daylight, they come on, but a time when I thought they should be on, they wouldn't come on.

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    Mine can be a bit too sensitive; there were times that they came on when I was in a fairly shaded area; once I get into more light, they turn off.
    They also come on seconds after I run the wipers...I don’t know how many seconds though.
    I wish they would come on in when there are overcast skies.

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    Yep same here on my 14 optima.. I have learned to ignore it

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