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Old 10-01-2009, 09:49 AM   #1
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Should be delay for auto headlights

Anyone else think there should be a delay for the headlights to come on? I think they should wait about 5 min before coming on at "dusk". The reason I say this everytime I pull in my garage, the headlights turn on. Seems a lot of on and off that is not needed to me. Hope I dont have to change out these lights earlier because of it.
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Old 10-01-2009, 09:54 AM   #2
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Anyone else think there should be a delay for the headlights to come on? I think they should wait about 5 min before coming on at "dusk". The reason I say this everytime I pull in my garage, the headlights turn on. Seems a lot of on and off that is not needed to me. Hope I dont have to change out these lights earlier because of it.
They come on quickly for a reason. Like when you pull into a tunnel or a parking garage with no lights. They need to come on fast if it gets dark quickly due to something like that.
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Old 10-01-2009, 09:57 AM   #3
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They come on quickly for a reason. Like when you pull into a tunnel or a parking garage with no lights. They need to come on fast if it gets dark quickly due to something like that.
That makes sense. We have neither around these parts. Guess I will take them off auto when pulling in my garage (if you can).
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Old 10-01-2009, 10:10 AM   #4
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i believe the gm standard is ten seconds (may have changed since 98)
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Old 10-01-2009, 10:10 AM   #5
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Anyone else think there should be a delay for the headlights to come on? I think they should wait about 5 min before coming on at "dusk". The reason I say this everytime I pull in my garage, the headlights turn on. Seems a lot of on and off that is not needed to me. Hope I dont have to change out these lights earlier because of it.

IDK .... They have been using auto headlights for years without any problems on other models, these shouldn't be any different.
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Old 10-01-2009, 11:50 AM   #6
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Are you sure they aren't the DRL's that are on? I thought there was a delay with the headlights. You can tell when the headlights come on because the dashboard lights dim.
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Old 10-01-2009, 03:01 PM   #7
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there's no delay as far as I can see. HID'S fire up everytime I get 2-3 feet inside my dark garage.
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Are you sure they aren't the DRL's that are on? I thought there was a delay with the headlights. You can tell when the headlights come on because the dashboard lights dim.
O it's the HID's! Those things are bright! I never really noticed it with my Avalanche. I will have to check...now where did I put those keys to my Avalanche...
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Old 10-01-2009, 03:15 PM   #9
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Trust me, i saw Mythbusters do a stress test on multiple types of light bulbs. Its not going to shorten the life of them by any significant amount of time. But if you do want to just turn them off when goin in to your garage, just turn the knob to the left one spot. Or to the right one spot and just your halos will be on.
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Old 10-01-2009, 03:18 PM   #10
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They are Hid headlights.. They have a 10 year lifespan if I remember correctly so really don't need to worry. They don't have a filament that will burnout like the hallogen.
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there's no delay as far as I can see. HID'S fire up everytime I get 2-3 feet inside my dark garage.
Ditto... mine too!
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