Why do you want your HLs off when it's dark? Just a curious question.
Is this a Canadian Cruze?Am I an idiot or is it impossible to turn the headlights off while it's dark?? I saw a moron driving with no headlights at all and I was trying to flash him (off and on, to show him his lights weren't on). And if I wasn't already mad enough... I moved my switch to OFF and... BOING! it springs back to AUTO?? And doesn't shut the lights off while in OFF??? Which I'm hoping I incorrectly assume that it's impossible to turn off the headlights in the dark??? SAY IT AINT SO!!??
I noticed it worked like this when in Park... But in Drive, the lights don't turn off at all. What gear were you in when you did that test/sequence?It's a spring loaded switch, when you turned it to off (technically, it's turning auto-lights off), it did turn them off, but is spring loaded to go back to Auto - you'd have to do that again to turn them back on.
With this logic, we should leave the windshield wipers on all the time in the event we turn the car on and it's raining...The reason it springs back to Auto is so that when you turn your car back off and then back on at night, the lights come on and you aren't the moron driving with no head lights.
While I fundamentally agree, going from Auto to Parking Lights SHOULD always shut the headlights off... (and it DOES work that way when in Park...) Mine didn't shut off at all when I went from Auto to Parking Lights and was in Drive going down the road. Have you been able to test this in Drive?Your switch is behaving "as designed". The next idiot you see, I'd suggest advancing your switch to the right one space (parking lights) and then back. It has the effect of flashing the headlights, but makes it far easier to "recover".
As you've discovered, turning them "off" leads to other problems.
LOL! I tried this. My 2001 Grand Prix was awesome because it had NO headlight switch at all! Auto Headlights and there was absolutely no way to control them... But the parking brake was soft enough that you could click it in 1 click and it would turn the lights off.Agreed with chevyguy. I usually flash my highbeams hoping that the person seeing them to clue in that their lights aren't on. If your park brake is on (obviously not while driving) you can turn your lights off, but once park brake is off, the lights will come back on.
Why, yes it is Canadian! What you say above is true while in Park... Switching to Off while in Park shuts all headlights off. However, when in Drive and in the dark, absolutely nothing happens. Actually, when in the dark and in Drive, moving to any position makes no difference at all (Off, Auto, Parking Lights, ON). And that's frustrating!Is this a Canadian Cruze?
If so, the headlights will not shut off.....they will remain in DRL mode or be on. If your car is Canadian spec., switching to the off position WILL turn off all of the running lights, day or night.....Don't do that at night, heh heh.
Well, you have sort of answered the question then....your Canadian Cruze is operating as designed.Why, yes it is Canadian! What you say above is true while in Park... Switching to Off while in Park shuts all headlights off. However, when in Drive and in the dark, absolutely nothing happens. Actually, when in the dark and in Drive, moving to any position makes no difference at all (Off, Auto, Parking Lights, ON). And that's frustrating!