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2013 Chevy Cruze 1.4 turbo
Hi All, I love how the trunk opens with the key fob. I have noticed however that only most of the time the reverse lights come on while the trunk is open.
I've experimented with this and most of the time the ambers, backup and the red driving lights come on when I open the trunk with the key fob but a couple of times just the ambers have come on alone.
Has anyone else had this happen? Is this an issue or just something that is normal for the car in day/night mode ect...
I have tried this when "auto" lights were on and of course the Cruze resets back to auto even after you've shut it down in the "lights off" mode.
Any suggestions or feedback?
 

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My reverse lights don't come on when the Trunk is popped or opened with the Trunk switch? I actually wish they did so I would know my Trunk is open. Found it wide open a few times with my life's possessions shoved in it while living at the Casino? Pretty sad when your life's possessions is limited to 13.9 Cubic feet:sad010:
 

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Sometimes when I open my car, the headlights come on. Usually they don't. I haven't figured out a pattern yet.
 

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My reverse lights don't come on when the Trunk is popped or opened with the Trunk switch? I actually wish they did so I would know my Trunk is open. Found it wide open a few times with my life's possessions shoved in it while living at the Casino? Pretty sad when your life's possessions is limited to 13.9 Cubic feet:sad010:
If enabled, with the remote, lights come on with door unlock.

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Mine are enabled to come on when doors are unlocked via remote, sometimes they do, sometimes they don't...and while I believe the ambient light sensor thing, sometimes they come on in mid day, sometimes they do not come on in pitch black with no street lights....it's pretty odd.
 

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If enabled, with the remote, lights come on with door unlock.

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Hi Rob and thanks for the reply and I know my head & running lights are "enabled" because my lights come on when I unlock the car wit the key fob.
What my issue seems to be is when I use the key fob to unlock the trunk (not unlock the car) most times my reverse lights, rear amber lights and red running lights come on but I've noticed that occasionally only the amber lights come on and not the rest and I am trying to figure out if this is normal because of a configuration in the settings or is this actually an issue (ie. a short or problem in the electrical system).
 

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Mine are enabled to come on when doors are unlocked via remote, sometimes they do, sometimes they don't...and while I believe the ambient light sensor thing, sometimes they come on in mid day, sometimes they do not come on in pitch black with no street lights....it's pretty odd.
That is odd and I get you...although with my Cruze it's when I open my trunk lid with the key fob that sometimes all my rear lights come on but occasionally just my ambers come on.
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My reverse lights don't come on when the Trunk is popped or opened with the Trunk switch? I actually wish they did so I would know my Trunk is open. Found it wide open a few times with my life's possessions shoved in it while living at the Casino? Pretty sad when your life's possessions is limited to 13.9 Cubic feet:sad010:
Yikes that is a bit scary, I don't have an answer but I hear ya
 

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Talking about how you program your radio for various warning when you use your remote for either lock or unlock? Have all that stuff switch off, but are dealing with code stored in flashram, and also properly resetting the microcontroller to zero so it can start reading code from the beginning, these young kids don't know how to write self-correcting code.

If in a suspected area and have two bucks in the car, do a walk around to make sure all the doors are locked. Do you really trust those made in China door motors? I don't, and you don't dare leave a quarter on you seat, some druggie will break your window, easy, to get it, and the alarm will not go off.

Actually only have a ten year history with remote entry, some convenience, but feel at times at a huge price with more problems.
 

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I just checked as I said the rear light don't come on when you pop the trunk with the remote and I was wrong, the rear lights and the backup light do light up when used with the remote
 

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Talking about how you program your radio for various warning when you use your remote for either lock or unlock? Have all that stuff switch off, but are dealing with code stored in flashram, and also properly resetting the microcontroller to zero so it can start reading code from the beginning, these young kids don't know how to write self-correcting code.

If in a suspected area and have two bucks in the car, do a walk around to make sure all the doors are locked. Do you really trust those made in China door motors? I don't, and you don't dare leave a quarter on you seat, some druggie will break your window, easy, to get it, and the alarm will not go off.

Actually only have a ten year history with remote entry, some convenience, but feel at times at a huge price with more problems.
Hi Nick and thanks for your post.
There is no doubt that the more gadgets you have on your car the more potential you have for one or more gadgets eventually not working properly or not working at all. In my case for the longest time I resisted buying anything newer simply because of that fact. My purchase of my new Cruze is a break from that old belief and a bit of a leap of faith into Chevy, that their standards in car construction in all aspects has gotten better. So I find myself watching for any little glitches in my new ride and so far I really dig my new Cruze. That having been said my last ride a 98 jeep grand cherokee was a great looking ride with all the toys available at the time of it's build but 20 years later when I owned it turned out to be a nightmare because I was constantly having to fix this issue or replace that part. So in the long run who knows? Personally I seriously doubt I will keep any car in the future long enough to run into the situation I had with my jeep.
On the issue of my lights not coming on and after really close inspection over the last couple of days, I think the error was mine or as we say in the tech world an "Operator ID10t" error, if you spell it out you'll understand.
The reason my lights were not coming on I now think had to do with the auto day night sensor. For sometimes even us old school techs can be "idiots"...LOL
 

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I just checked as I said the rear light don't come on when you pop the trunk with the remote and I was wrong, the rear lights and the backup light do light up when used with the remote
Yep on mine too, I just had a dah Ralph moment...LOL
 
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