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Had my BlackBerry '06 3.6 CTs for about 3 weeks now .....

Noticed that the other night, I "shut the Key" & didn't remove it, but stayed in the car waiting for someone, & the headlights wouldn't shut off after 15 secs, as they do when I leave the car.... is this normal?? My Olds Intrigue & Buick RoadMaster both would let the headlights go out once the key was no longer in the "run" position ..... Seemed like a nuisance, I just wanted to sit there with the radio on waiting, without drainining the battery or calling undo attention to the car ......
 

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Bag-of-Dirt said:
Had my BlackBerry '06 3.6 CTs for about 3 weeks now .....

Noticed that the other night, I "shut the Key" & didn't remove it, but stayed in the car waiting for someone, & the headlights wouldn't shut off after 15 secs, as they do when I leave the car.... is this normal?? My Olds Intrigue & Buick RoadMaster both would let the headlights go out once the key was no longer in the "run" position ..... Seemed like a nuisance, I just wanted to sit there with the radio on waiting, without drainining the battery or calling undo attention to the car ......
It's kinda weird like that...I usually turn the lights off manually, then put it back to auto for the next time I start up...it is normal....
 

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Bag-of-Dirt said:
Had my BlackBerry '06 3.6 CTs for about 3 weeks now .....

Noticed that the other night, I "shut the Key" & didn't remove it, but stayed in the car waiting for someone, & the headlights wouldn't shut off after 15 secs, as they do when I leave the car.... is this normal?? My Olds Intrigue & Buick RoadMaster both would let the headlights go out once the key was no longer in the "run" position ..... Seemed like a nuisance, I just wanted to sit there with the radio on waiting, without drainining the battery or calling undo attention to the car ......
maybe if you had removed the key or pressed the door lock button the lights would have turned off
 

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I would think there's a timer adjustment for that. My STS has one. It simply gives you light to get in the house at night.
 

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i think it will not activate your 15 sec. headlight delay until you open your driver door. i have my setting at zero seconds and the lights will stay on until i turn off the car and open my door, then they turn off. i could be wrong though...
 

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It should be ( but isn't), a programmable option for "shut off w/ key in" to match the delay time of lights off when you leave the vehicle. Or just key position, as with the other vehicles I had .. "Run" keeps headlites on, "Acc" doesn't ...
For those that answered " the delay is programmable" ... That only pertains to when you open the door & leave the vehicle, if you just shut the key, but sit there with the key in without leving the car, the lights don't go out.
It is annoying to have to take the key out & open close the door , or shut off the lights manually, & then later have to put them back on auto, just to be able to sit in the parked car & listen to the radio ....
 

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Be thankfull that you can turn the lights on and off manually if you want. I own a '04 GMC HD 2500 truck, it only has auto headlights, they come on all the time, I drive it in the garage and on go the lights, I turn off the truck and the damn lights stay on, I have to flip the switch on and off to get them off. I hate it with a passion. I'd like to rip the SOB's heart out and shove it down his gasping throat, the rotten tooth SOB that came up with this idea.

I use the lights on my cts manually, never use the auto feature. I'm still smart enough to know when I want the lights on or off, I've never seen a car that can guess what I want yet, when I do I'll use the auto feature until then its most annoying.
 

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Bag-of-Dirt said:
Had my BlackBerry '06 3.6 CTs for about 3 weeks now .....

Noticed that the other night, I "shut the Key" & didn't remove it, but stayed in the car waiting for someone, & the headlights wouldn't shut off after 15 secs, as they do when I leave the car.... is this normal?? My Olds Intrigue & Buick RoadMaster both would let the headlights go out once the key was no longer in the "run" position ..... Seemed like a nuisance, I just wanted to sit there with the radio on waiting, without drainining the battery or calling undo attention to the car ......
I noticed this as well. It doesn't really bother me. Probably because I'm not in this situation enough for it to be a big deal.

One thing to note is that my lights have been in the auto position since day 1. I've had my car for a year now, and I still haven't manually turned on or off the lights yet. I think that is pretty cool.
 

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I noticed this as well. It doesn't really bother me. Probably because I'm not in this situation enough for it to be a big deal.

One thing to note is that my lights have been in the auto position since day 1. I've had my car for a year now, and I still haven't manually turned on or off the lights yet. I think that is pretty cool.
Same here. The lights come on in the garage but eventually shut off. That's not gonna ruin my day. I like the power management system where if you leave the car with the keys and everything is on it will shut itself down in time.
 

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I think the lights stay on for safety with key in ignition. Say your car stalled and you are pulled over on the side of the road, maybe even unconscious, the lights would stay on, at least for awhile.
 

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I can't believe people are complaining about this. You guys must have amazingly perfect lives to complain about having to flip a switch.
 

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Hahaha, yeah it doesnt bother me one bit. I just let them turn off on there own. Thats the whole point of the auto function. and if u REALLY want to shut off the light well then just shut them off, gees, not really that big of a deal.
 

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BishopRuger said:
Hahaha, yeah it doesnt bother me one bit. I just let them turn off on there own. Thats the whole point of the auto function. and if u REALLY want to shut off the light well then just shut them off, gees, not really that big of a deal.
I don't think some of you are getting it.
They DON'T turn off on their own, so you aren't unable to "let them" turn off on their own, if you are sitting in the car with the key in, but in the off or acc position....
It's not a big deal, but I was used to my other GM cars w/ Auto lites, that allowed them to go off ,after turning the key from "run" to ACC or off.
 

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Bag-of-Dirt said:
I don't think some of you are getting it.
They DON'T turn off on their own, so you aren't unable to "let them" turn off on their own, if you are sitting in the car with the key in, but in the off or acc position....
It's not a big deal, but I was used to my other GM cars w/ Auto lites, that allowed them to go off ,after turning the key from "run" to ACC or off.
I dunno, I think most get it. The fact that you still haven't taken the key out of the ignition lest the car know that you are still there. Why turn off the lights yet? It's still waiting to show you the way to your door. Which would mean, it would have to turn the lights off, then when you get out of the car, turn them back on again for 15 seconds or so. I dunno about new HID's, but the old rule of thumb is every 100 turn ons wears the light out just as much as 1 hour of driving time.
If you want to turn the lights off while sitting there, turn the dial to the off position. Make sure the fogs are off, and you will have no lights on. You might have the drl's at most, but the HID's will be off. If this doesn't work, then you have a problem with your car. The headlamp switch is made for this very reason, so you can manually turn on your lights or off, when you so choose. In the ACC position tho, with the lights turned to off, you should have no lights on whatsoever.

Remember, to your original post, the radio will drain much more power from the battery then the headlights will. In fact, your hi-beams drain more juice then the HID's (besides when they initially turn on).
 

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Bag-of-Dirt said:
I don't think some of you are getting it.
They DON'T turn off on their own, so you aren't unable to "let them" turn off on their own, if you are sitting in the car with the key in, but in the off or acc position....
It's not a big deal, but I was used to my other GM cars w/ Auto lites, that allowed them to go off ,after turning the key from "run" to ACC or off.
Simply remove the key halfway out (leaving it in the ignition if you wish.) - the headlights will turn off after your pre-set time (15 sec., 30 sec., whatever.) I park my car in my garage all the time while leaving the keys in the ignition in this manner. The lights (or any accessory) have never remained on for longer than 15 seconds (my setting.) The problem comes when you want to play the radio for longer than the pre-set time. If you turn the key to the "run" position, the lights will turn on if set to the "auto" mode. Then you have to turn them off manually.
 
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