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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-30-2019, 08:54 AM Thread Starter
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Is there way to adjust the sensitivity of auto on/off light system? In Lexus and MB, there is a setting I am able to adjust the sensitivity to fit my needs. Current system in Niro is really sensitive to a point the light comes on passing through long stretch of street with trees in early evening hours with bright sun where I need to wear sunglasses. I have searched online and reviewed owners manual but no mentioning about sensitivity adjustment. Found one nifty feature in the Niro, light comes on automatically within 30 seconds after wiper is turn on according to the owners manual if the ďautoĒ mode is selected. Itís a law I think in all states across US? For VA, MD, and IL, itís mandatory but I donít think itís enforced if itís a secondary offense but a good safety measure.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-30-2019, 09:01 AM
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Do you not have daytime running lights in the states yet? It's been a law in Canada since 1990.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-30-2019, 09:10 AM Thread Starter
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Do you not have daytime running lights in the states yet? It's been a law in Canada since 1990.

DRL is not a requirement in the US unlike CN but US Niro does comes with DRL [LX and higher] with option to turn off which will set manual mode. DRL comes on only in auto mode during the daylight and turn on HL when gets "dark".
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A number of states have wiper/lights on laws, sharing a ride today in the rain elicited a comment that that was the law in TN.

Why not just leave your lights completely off until dusk? If you are concerned with energy consumption, that it the only choice that makes sense. The daytime running lights are only activated in the front anyway I think, completely useless on limited access highways.

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Do you not have daytime running lights in the states yet? It's been a law in Canada since 1990.
If we really cared about good opinions from sensible Northern dwellers, we would have annexed Canada in the war of 1812. But clearly, we have the president and regulations we deserve!

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