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Retro fit auto lights

NigelPatrick

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Jun 17, 2020
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@jezyg I just ordered one off eBay but didn't read the thread fully so I am unsure if this needs coding... I have no idea how to do coding so I feel like I just wasted £25 lol.
 

RavH

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Jul 23, 2020
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Nope it’s still not working, autolight is working fine, need the sensitivity adjusting,

I need to double check the settings on carista first
Let me know how you get on with Carista settings if they work with this switch please
 

RavH

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Jul 23, 2020
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After a bit of experimenting around yesterday I finally found a location for the sensor that restricts enough of the available light to make it actuate the headlights at the right level of light outside. It's still very discrete, especially when the door is closed and a bonus is that there is no routing of the wire under the windscreen pillar trim to mess around with.

Like previous posters I lost two of the steel spring clips that attach to the plastic dash end panel but managed to fish them out with no trouble.

While driving around yesterday the headlights were coming on for me at sensible outside light levels so I'll see how things go over the next week and decide if any further positioning is required.

One additional bonus (IMHO) is that the dashboard illumination is now permanently on, with the switch in Auto. A downside is that the sat nav display is now in dark mode however I've changed the setting so it's permanently in daytime mode, day and night.

One other thing I've noticed now is that the illuminated headlight symbol does not appear when the headlights are on.
How's the headlight sensor holding up until now? Have you still kept it in the same position still?
 
Oct 6, 2020
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So I received my Auto Headlight Switch from eBay 2 weeks after ordering which I'm quite happy about. Got it all plugged in and the actual auto headlight function works fine. Headlights come on about 2 seconds after entering the dark and then go back to DRLs when back in the light. However I can't for the life of me seem to get the Coming/ Leaving Home function to work. I have followed some online instructions (Auto - 0 - Auto etc.) and nothing seems to work. Does anyone who has the same switch have any straight forward way of explaining how to get this to work? Any help would be appreciated!
Did you ever manage to get that sorted? Thinking of doing this mod as I don't have access to VCDs to do the other method.
It's mainly only for the coming/leaving home lights I would be doing it aswell so would like to know before buying, cheers.
 

davidstarkey11

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Jun 7, 2015
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Newcastle upon Tyne
Did you ever manage to get that sorted? Thinking of doing this mod as I don't have access to VCDs to do the other method.
It's mainly only for the coming/leaving home lights I would be doing it aswell so would like to know before buying, cheers.
No I never managed to figure out the coming/ leaving home function to be honest. Gave up trying after a while, never got any decent instructions from the seller or online. It works fine in terms of auto lights when it gets dark/ driving into tunnels etc. I still have to flick the light stalk to activate coming home.
 
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Priteshmakanjee

Pritesh91
Jan 26, 2018
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Got another auto light switch and got the RLHS for the windscreen and I have seen couple of guys with Vcds and everything works but CH/LH lights still not working..
I think it’s got to do with settings or there is a module somewhere so right now I’ve given up,
 
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Oct 6, 2020
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I managed to get auto lights and leaving/coming home lights. I bought this switch n sensor

After putting it in it started working straight away, but to get the coming home lights on I had to use carista. The switch itself is pretty nice looking aswell.
 

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