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Old 02-14-2008, 08:42 PM   #1
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The lights on my car are automatic. So I'm assuming that there is some sort of daylight sensor on my car somewhere. Anyways, the car lights are practically always on, unless it'* really bright. I'm thinking there might be something wrong with the sensor, so I was wondering if anyone knew where that thing is on my car (1997 Grand Prix GT).

Just figured it is the first place I should look, but I just don't know where it is.
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It'* that little bubble thing on the dash. I'm not sure if you have one or two. My Bonneville has 1 but my wifes olds has 2.

Your sig pics, it looks like your windshield is tinted. If thats not a photshop then its probably the cause.

I wonder if theres a way to set the sensitivity/ turn on the lights point.
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The windshield isn't tinted, it'* just the way the light was falling, and a little bit of level adjusting in photoshop.
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My Bonne had that problem, changed out the sensor on it and its good now.
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maybe cover the sensor with a dark item?
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maybe cover the sensor with a dark item?
That would make his problem worse. His lights are on more than they should be.
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maybe cover the sensor with a dark item?
That would make his problem worse. His lights are on more than they should be.
Oh duh. I can't believe I said that.

I should have said. Maybe flash a light there?
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It'* that little bubble thing on the dash.
it'* not the dome in the center... it'* the flat, dime sized thing on the left side
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Isn't the dome in the center for the keyless entry?
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No, the dome in the center is the solar radiation load sensor for the climate control. You want the flat dime-sized black one. Usually to the left.
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