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Old June 19th, 2017, 02:44 PM
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02 SSEI - how to control headlights with switch only?

I did the Daytime Running Lights jumper in the forward fuse box. That works fine.

What I really want to do is control the headlights ONLY with dashboard headlight switch (I think I need to take the ambient light sensor (ALS) out of the picture). Is there a work around for this? How about pulling out the ALS?
I want my headlight switch to work like my 94 F350 which has no electronic light controls.

I had a 99 Bonne where I added a 12v source & diode at the Light Module to control the headlights as desired, but in all the electrical diagrams I have looked at, I don't see a Light Module in an 02.
I googled everywhere, but don't see a solution.

Any suggestions welcomed...
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You cannt leave the switch in the OFF position and turn them on when needed?
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02 SSEI - how to control headlights with switch only?

Well the issue is that at night, with the engine running and Not In Park, the headlights are on automatically because of the ambient light sensor (ALS). Turning the light switch to off has no effect.

At night, or in low light, I want to control my headlights ONLY via the switch without the intervention of the ALS input. Is there a light module (like in 1999 and earlier Bonnevilles) or other device where I can trick the system to ignore the ALS. Is there any other work-around to accomplish this?

Has anyone ever removed the ALS and what is the result?
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