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Old 06-10-2003, 12:46 PM   #11
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DRL or Twilight Sentinel? People confuse these all the time. There'* somethings in the TechInfor to fix this. But with the sentinel it'* a little more complicated.
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DRL or Twilight Sentinel? People confuse these all the time. There'* somethings in the TechInfor to fix this. But with the sentinel it'* a little more complicated.
Sorry; you're right...I meant twilight sentinel.

I'd love to see some instructions on disabling that...I didn't see anything in Techinfo on it.
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DRL or Twilight Sentinel? People confuse these all the time. There'* somethings in the TechInfor to fix this. But with the sentinel it'* a little more complicated.
Sorry; you're right...I meant twilight sentinel.

I'd love to see some instructions on disabling that...I didn't see anything in Techinfo on it.
What do you mean?? disable it as in you don't even the marker lights to come on? I"ve disabled ( with a kills switch ) my front headlights ) but the markers stays since they have to look directly at your car to know you're coming with markers on. That and I like having the fog lights on and pretending they're my daytime running lights.. hee hee..
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Well, one: I'd like to not have the lights flicker when I drive into and out of a tunnel or through heavy shadows. And two: I'd like to have the ability, should I choose, to shut all lights on my car off completely. Sometimes you just don't want to announce your presence...sounds silly, but there have been times.

I just hate the fact that it decides for me when I have to have lights (I think I'm smart enough to know ).

Maybe I'm nuts...probably. :P
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There maybe a a better way of doing this.. but this is probably the quickest and easiest way.. pull the fuse off ( or make a kill switch.. whichever you like ) for the DRL.. the use a lil housing ( something like the lid off a photo roll canister? ) with a lil LED light in the center.. either wire it up with a switch or battery.. put some velcro around the light sensor ( which is located on the driver side dash near the window ) and when you want complete darkness.. just velcro the lid on with the LED in it trickin the sensor to think there'* ample outdoor light.. and if you disabled your DRL.. the twilight sentinel wouldn't trigger the lights on.. then you're cloaked in darkness ( minus the fact that it would seem like a ghost car since yours is white )

The only other way is to find the value of readings from the sensor when there'* lights and when there isn't.. put a lil diode to give that same reading.. so when you flick a switch.. the computer will get the reading from the diode which would make it think there'* lots of light outdoor too.. hummm.. now you got me thinkin of that...
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There maybe a a better way of doing this.. but this is probably the quickest and easiest way.. pull the fuse off ( or make a kill switch.. whichever you like ) for the DRL.. the use a lil housing ( something like the lid off a photo roll canister? ) with a lil LED light in the center.. either wire it up with a switch or battery.. put some velcro around the light sensor ( which is located on the driver side dash near the window ) and when you want complete darkness.. just velcro the lid on with the LED in it trickin the sensor to think there'* ample outdoor light.. and if you disabled your DRL.. the twilight sentinel wouldn't trigger the lights on.. then you're cloaked in darkness ( minus the fact that it would seem like a ghost car since yours is white )

The only other way is to find the value of readings from the sensor when there'* lights and when there isn't.. put a lil diode to give that same reading.. so when you flick a switch.. the computer will get the reading from the diode which would make it think there'* lots of light outdoor too.. hummm.. now you got me thinkin of that...
Thanks for the ideas...I'm going to do a little more research, but I think your way would probably do it. You're a great help.
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I always wondered if the NightVision in the DTS would make it easier to spot speed traps at night. Would the system pick-up heat from running or recently parked cop car from a distance?

I would think most cops run their cars in summer for air conditioning, and winter for heat.
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nope, dont think it would, the DTS is a light amplification system, not infra-red (which is the type that would pick up heat)
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for spotting speed traps, I find that they usually need their engine on to power all their electronics stuff, and they usually have a light on in the cabin, and sometimes even the parking lights. I just make sure to check the U-turn spots on the highway.
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Since some have mentioned hitting deer, does anyone know those small things they sell that supposedly prevent you from hitting them. You stick them on your bumper. Do these things even work? And how? I will NEVER put those ugly things on my car, I was just wondering.
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