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I'm driving my CT since two months now and I'm very happy so far. No issue except for the automatic lighting. My CT is sleeping in a garage. So, when I start the car in the garage, the light goes on, which is normal. Driving in a sunny sky, the light goes off after a minute or two. So far so good. If I pass under an overpass at 50 km, most of the time the light goes on and will remain there for many minutes even though I'm driving under a sunny day. After reading the manual, I didn't see any adjustment that can be made for this situation. Perhaps there is some other trick. BTW, I've also cleared the light sensor as mentioned in the book.

Any idea? It's not a big issue and will probably mention this to my next service at dealer.
 

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You are correct, there is no adjustment.

It is designed to be hair trigger on and take a while to turn off for safety reasons.


Generally when you need light, you don't want to have to wait for it... and it would be dangerous to have the headlights turn off every time you drove under a street lamp at night.

Just one of those things you're going to have to learn to love.

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I don't bother to use the auto lights, as they are, in my opinion, horrible. They will turn on at odd times when they are absolutely not needed (and I'm not referring to driving under overpasses) because they seem to be overly sensitive to shade, but aren't smart enough to turn on if the windshield wipers are running when it's raining but still light out.

In one 30 minute drive to work, I had the lights turn on and off half a dozen times. The sun was up and I wasn't driving under overpasses. It was unreal, and a nuisance. I just flick the lights on when I need them, and off when I don't.

Yeah... old school (or is it skool).
 

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I don't bother to use the auto lights, as they are, in my opinion, horrible. They will turn on at odd times when they are absolutely not needed (and I'm not referring to driving under overpasses) because they seem to be overly sensitive to shade, but aren't smart enough to turn on if the windshield wipers are running when it's raining but still light out.

In one 30 minute drive to work, I had the lights turn on and off half a dozen times. The sun was up and I wasn't driving under overpasses. It was unreal, and a nuisance. I just flick the lights on when I need them, and off when I don't.

Yeah... old school (or is it skool).
I'd consider your case of lights to be too sensitive....mine do occasionally come on if I'm driving through a shady area but not so sensitive so as to be going on and off so many times that it's a nuisance....Maybe your dealer could do something to adjust them?
 

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You may be right, but it still doesn't fix the issue of them not turning on when the windshield wipers are on. I'm not that worried about it, though. I'll just keep turning them on and off the old fashioned way.
 

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You may be right, but it still doesn't fix the issue of them not turning on when the windshield wipers are on. I'm not that worried about it, though. I'll just keep turning them on and off the old fashioned way.
I've had auto lights in my last several cars (the CT is the most sensitive that I've owned) ... but none of which turned on when the wipers were on... Why would you expect that?... I mean sometimes It can be raining and yet be still quite bright outside...
 

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My Mercedes did that. After turning the headlights to auto and the windshield wipers to auto, I never touched them again while owning the vehicle. Very easy to get spoiled with something like that.

Besides, in Georgia the lights must be on when it's raining, regardless of how much natural light there is.
 

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I was only looking if there was some adjustment that can be made. All your comments seems to me valuable. I do understand that security is the first thing to put in front of everything else. Not a big deal for me. I'll let the headlight set to auto as long as the headlight goes off when I remove my key...
 

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I was only looking if there was some adjustment that can be made. All your comments seems to me valuable. I do understand that security is the first thing to put in front of everything else. Not a big deal for me. I'll let the headlight set to auto as long as the headlight goes off when I remove my key...
Lardo,
You might want to mention to the dealer about your issue. He may have a tool to adjust the h/l on-off sensitivity thru a body control module.
I don't know about Honda but with other rides I've had like Infiniti and Lex this feature can be adjusted.
Worth a try.:)

G/L
C.
 

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Ours acts up every now and then, but I also had the windshield slightly tinted, so I atridute most of our issue to that. I'm not looking at the headlights anyway, so I don't care lol
 

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Lardo,
You might want to mention to the dealer about your issue. He may have a tool to adjust the h/l on-off sensitivity thru a body control module.
I don't know about Honda but with other rides I've had like Infiniti and Lex this feature can be adjusted.
Worth a try.:)

G/L
C.
I have the issues, drives me nuts
You would think Honda would have some sort of adjustment in the programing but, then why would they. I am going to ask when I bring my CT in for an oil change
 

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Ours acts up every now and then, but I also had the windshield slightly tinted, so I atridute most of our issue to that. I'm not looking at the headlights anyway, so I don't care lol
I would agree, except that the interior lighting is also impacted. When the headlights are on, I find the navigation system all but impossible to read during the day. Sure, I could adjust the interior lighting, but then I'm defeating the purpose of subdued interior lighting at night.

*shrug*
 

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I would agree, except that the interior lighting is also impacted. When the headlights are on, I find the navigation system all but impossible to read during the day. Sure, I could adjust the interior lighting, but then I'm defeating the purpose of subdued interior lighting at night.

*shrug*
I just cycle to the "daytime" setting display if its an issue. A quick double tap of the brightness button is all it takes.
 

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Yep, or I could just turn the headlights on and off manually.
 

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Lardo,
You might want to mention to the dealer about your issue. He may have a tool to adjust the h/l on-off sensitivity thru a body control module.
I don't know about Honda but with other rides I've had like Infiniti and Lex this feature can be adjusted.
Worth a try.:)

G/L
C.
I'll definitely ask when I'll go for oil change only. It's not a big issue but it could become annoying especially when you wear your sunglass. The NAV screen becomes black for me. Anyhow, I love this car...
 
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