2005 Pilot headlights

Discussion in 'Pilot' started by Larry J., Feb 15, 2005.

  1. Larry J.

    Larry J. Guest

    Any way to defeat the "always on" condition of the headlights..?

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    Larry J., Feb 15, 2005
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  2. Larry J.

    CCMasten Guest

    always on? I have a new 05 Pilot and you can leave them on and they turn off
    when you lock the car, but I dont use that
     
    CCMasten, Feb 18, 2005
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  3. Larry J.

    Larry J. Guest

    They go on when the car is started, even if they're switched off. A
    few years ago, several manufacturers were doing this, but I thought
    they all stopped it.
     
    Larry J., Feb 18, 2005
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  4. Larry J.

    CCMasten Guest

    interesting, Mine sure dont.

     
    CCMasten, Feb 18, 2005
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  5. Larry J.

    RWM Guest

    DRLs, perhaps? Is this a Canadian-spec car?
     
    RWM, Feb 18, 2005
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  6. Larry J.

    CCMasten Guest

    ah.. ok sorry Larry. This is the American ver, didn't even think about that
    :)
     
    CCMasten, Feb 18, 2005
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  7. Larry J.

    Larry J. Guest

    Where are you located..? Maybe it's a state or regionsl thing. I'm in
    Arizona.

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  8. Larry J.

    Larry J. Guest

    I'm in Arizona.

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  9. Larry J.

    CCMasten Guest

    So California

     
    CCMasten, Feb 18, 2005
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  10. Larry J.

    Larry J. Guest

    Waiving the right to remain silent, "Larry J."
    D-oh... I learned the cause. I called the dealer. The car has the
    "Daytime running lights" option. I didn't know that, and it can't be
    switched off.
     
    Larry J., Feb 19, 2005
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  11. Larry J.

    RWM Guest

    Interesting. Mind asking them and reporting back if they have that
    option for the 2005 CRV? Honda claims they don't, and won't.



    "DRLs, perhaps? Is this a Canadian-spec car?

    Larry J. wrote:

    Any way to defeat the "always on" condition of the headlights..? "
     
    RWM, Feb 19, 2005
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  12. Larry J.

    Larry J. Guest

    Then, I guess they don't have it for the CRV.
     
    Larry J., Feb 19, 2005
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  13. Larry J.

    RWM Guest

    Larry J. wrote:

    Waiving the right to remain silent, RWM <> said:



    Interesting. Mind asking them and reporting back if they have that option for the 2005 CRV? Honda claims they don't, and won't.



    Then, I guess they don't have it for the CRV.


    Yeah, well, the point being, they don't officially have them for the 2005 Pilot, either...

    but your dealer seems to have installed them.


    Safety info for the 2005 EX 5-Spd AT Sport Utility Vehicle Standard and optional safety features available for this vehicle. Safety Features ABS Brakes STD Driver Air Bag STD Passenger Air Bag STD Side Air Bag STD Daytime Running Lights N/A
     
    RWM, Feb 19, 2005
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  14. Larry J.

    Larry J. Guest

    Actually, my dealer didn't install it. The car came from a dealer
    about 200 miles away.
     
    Larry J., Feb 20, 2005
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  15. Contrary to popular beleif they can be turned on and off. I just bought an
    05 Odyssey on Friday 02/25 and the vehicle does not "come" with daytime
    running lights (DRL's)... but was told that it could easily and quickly be
    turned on (and off) by one of the technicians. I asked if all of the
    vehicles were like that, and the sales guy said that all of the vehicles
    with keyless entry and/or alarms have the ability, but that they're not all
    programmed to.

    You might call your dealer/service tech back and ask them again.
     
    Joshua Miller, Mar 2, 2005
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  16. Larry J.

    Larry J. Guest

    Waiving the right to remain silent, "Joshua Miller"
    Well, I concluded that the dealer could do it. I meant that _I_
    could not do it.
     
    Larry J., Mar 2, 2005
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  17. Larry J.

    M.C. Tee Guest

    out of curisoty, why wouldnt you want drl? they do actually have a purpose.
    All canadian vechicles are required to have them as its a safety concern
     
    M.C. Tee, Mar 2, 2005
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  18. While I agree with the idea of DRLs, I can cite two very good reasons
    against them.

    1: The Pilot's headlights turn off when the car is turned off and the
    key removed. So just leave the lights on and you have DRLs (Its what I
    do on my '04 Pilot and both Saabs we own).

    2: If you are at all involved with Astronomy, you know that you should
    never have white light while at a dark sky site or star party. When I go
    out to observe and if I want to leave before dawn, I would piss off a
    lot of people if my headlights came on when I started my car. I could
    potentially ruin a lot of people's hours long images, as well as their
    night vision. So we use red lights to see by. And we leave either with
    no lights or parking lights only.
     
    Craig M. Bobchin, Mar 2, 2005
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  19. Not the dreaded DRL thread again! Anyway, in the USA our roads are enough
    different that DRLs are not really a benefit much of the time. Many people
    spend most of their time on freeways. What we call freeways are divided,
    limited access roads with no intersections or driveways. DRLs just don't
    contribute anything to that. A few of us use highways, the type of roads
    that I believe are called freeways up there. These are single strips of
    pavement that accommodate traffic both directions, at speeds around 100 kph,
    with intersections, side roads and driveways. The long-standing practice has
    been to drive on those with lights on day and night - my parents explained
    that to me around 1960.

    Mike
     
    Michael Pardee, Mar 3, 2005
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  20. Larry J.

    hunkman Guest

    Regular headlamps should not remain on when turned off during the day.
    If they do, there is likely a problem with the daylight sensor
    located on top of the dash near the windshield. It could also be a
    switch malfunction or wiring somewhere. Difficult to diagnose by
    yourself and could be expensive to fix. This should not be happening
    on a 2005 Honda.
     
    hunkman, Mar 3, 2005
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