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Old 09-10-2013, 11:42 AM   #1
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Headlights always on after windows tinted

I got 3M window tint in my car. 50 on the windshield and 40 on the sides and back. Now my headlights stay on even under a very sunny day. What is up with that?
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Old 09-10-2013, 11:46 AM   #2
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really? You tinted your front windshield?
That's why!
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Old 09-10-2013, 11:49 AM   #3
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really? You tinted your front windshield?
That's why!
Dude, my 45th had the same tint on the windshield and did not have that problem.
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Old 09-10-2013, 11:50 AM   #4
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Yep, the sensor is on the back of the mirror as far as I understand, could be wrong.
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Old 09-10-2013, 11:59 AM   #5
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Have you made sure the headlight knob isn't in the on position?
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Old 09-10-2013, 12:07 PM   #6
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Wow, This is the first I have seen on this blog, Lets us know what you find.
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Old 09-10-2013, 12:08 PM   #7
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Read Page 155 (6-3) in your owners manual. It shows the location of your daylight sensor.
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Old 09-10-2013, 12:13 PM   #8
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Old 09-10-2013, 01:14 PM   #9
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The guy lives in Puerto Rico. If you have never been there or lived there then you won't understand. The place is hot year round.

I know a thing or two about Puerto Rico.
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Old 09-10-2013, 01:16 PM   #10
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Try opening sunroof cover to allow some sun in. That could help.
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Old 09-10-2013, 01:19 PM   #11
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Turn the headlight knob counter clockwise once to turn off the automatic light controls.
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Old 09-10-2013, 01:30 PM   #12
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Try opening sunroof cover to allow some sun in. That could help.
No sunroof.

What?! No sunroof in Puerto Rico?! Yeah I know but the car was imported like that.

And yes I've played with the knob and showed the dealer and they don't know why it is doing that. I know I can just turn it off but I wantit to work as it should.
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Old 09-10-2013, 01:38 PM   #13
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I got 3M window tint in my car. 50 on the windshield and 40 on the sides and back. Now my headlights stay on even under a very sunny day. What is up with that?
Your not suppose to tint your Windshield

The Light sensor is on the dash or the mirror that controls the Headlamps.
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Old 09-10-2013, 01:47 PM   #14
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Your not suppose to tint your Windshield

The Light sensor is on the dash or the mirror that controls the Headlamps.
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Old 09-10-2013, 10:46 PM   #15
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I've owned a Tint and Acc store for 28 years. glasstintetc.com
My entire windshield is tinted with 50%, also on all my other GM vehicles.
Put lots of 50% on customers vehicles windshields regularly.
Never had this problem, they may have got it wet are dirty and or disconnected it in the course of the job.
Take it back to your tint installer and ask him to check it out.
But for sure 50% is not your problem.
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Old 09-11-2013, 04:27 AM   #16
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Yesterday, early afternoon, clear sky, bright sun, the headlights were off. But once it got cloudy they turned on again. I'll check with the tint installer.
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Old 09-11-2013, 08:07 AM   #18
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Yesterday, early afternoon, clear sky, bright sun, the headlights were off. But once it got cloudy they turned on again. I'll check with the tint installer.

What you just posted is proof it is the tint on the front windshield. Bright sunny day more light getting through. Cloudy= less light. The automatic sensor is working correctly.
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Old 09-11-2013, 09:13 AM   #19
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I'm sure a ZL1 DRL harness will fix this problem, if you don't have it already.
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Old 09-11-2013, 09:50 AM   #20
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Guys, I got some sick new Rayban sunglasses the other day but everytime I wear them I can't see as well, like it's dark out or something. As soon as I take them off though I see perfectly fine.

My reading glasses I see just fine with them on as I see with them off, but not with these guys.

Anyone know what's up with that? I'm going to go check with the salesman I bought them from cuz this is not acceptable!!!
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Old 09-11-2013, 10:20 AM   #21
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I have my windshield tinted, no issues at all
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Old 09-11-2013, 09:01 PM   #22
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My windshield has been tinted 50% for months with no issues whatsoever. The shop owner that did my tint owns a 2013 SS and has his tinted at 50% and all his other cars as well with no issues.
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