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    mikeintn68 is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    headlights turn off in parking lots

    My headlights and dashlights turn off with any light from a gas station or parking lot. The problem is I can't turn them back on. When I pull the switch the headlights come on but the dash lights do not. I can live with the lights turning off but I need the dash lights to work when I pull the switch. Any one seen this?

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    Re: headlights turn off in parking lots

    Is the ambient light sensor.

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    Re: headlights turn off in parking lots

    What position is the Headlight Sentinel in ?? If it's in an automatic mode, the lights are controlled by the Sentinel and any external light saturation. If it's OFF, you control the headlights.

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    Re: headlights turn off in parking lots

    Cover the sensor??

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    Re: headlights turn off in parking lots

    But why will they not come back on? After I leave the lot the dash lights will not come back on until I shut off the engine and restart. Even if I pull the switch out.

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    Re: headlights turn off in parking lots

    Are you turning the sentinel off when you try to turn the lights on manually? Also what codes if any?

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    Re: headlights turn off in parking lots

    I replaced the sensor, $56.00 from the dealer and it fixed the problem!!!

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