So it's rainy season... at least the snow has melted!
Anyhow, the lighting control module in my 2003 Mercury Marauder knows to turn on my headlights whenever my windshield wipers are on... but my 2007 Navigator doesn't seem to do this.
I've always liked the extra visability other drivers get when my lights are lit during gray days... is there a way to do this on the Navigator? Besides, Pennyslvania has a "Wipers on, lights on" law now and I'm spoiled by the Mercury doing it automatically for me!
I, appreciate the work-around idea... but I guess the real answer is I should quit looking for something that's not there!
I'll ponder the DRL's. I haven't been a fan of them, but our BMW has them and they're starting to grow on me.
I really like how the Marauder's lights come on with the wipers. We had a Jeep SRT8 that could do that too... I was hoping the Lincoln offered the same feature. I hate people who drive in the rain without headlights and I don't want to be one of them.
You could do it in a non-ghetto way. But you'd have to find a timer and use a relay
have the relay set to trigger on once the wiper motor gets powered. Have the relay set to trigger a timer switch. Have the timer set for say 10 minutes. That way the timer would keep the headlights on more consistently...rather than cycling (blinking) with each stroke that the wiper motor is actuated
is your Marauder feature hardwired? Or software? If hardwired, I bet you could adapt it to the Expy
When I saw that day time running lights were an option I as a bit surprised, I would think it would be standard. I did come to like the day time running lights on my old trailblazer. Never had to worry about someone not seeing me.
It appears that your problem is not being understood. I have an 08 Expy Limited EL with out DRL. My headlights are automatic such as yours and do come on when the wipers are actuated. Here in Ca. we have such a law. I would supose that a trip to a knowledgeable dealership would help, but I really think there are people in this forum that could assist you. You might even research some of the earlier threads, problems such as this are not really new. I would also like to know the answer as I would do the same to my 05 SCrew
I have an 08 Expy Limited EL with out DRL. My headlights are automatic such as yours and do come on when the wipers are actuated.
please explain how they do that?
because you are the only person I have ever heard of with a 07+ Expy who has this feature.
are you positive that the headlights aren't just turning on because the rain conditions are making it dark enough outside to activate the light sensor
there are only 2 instances when the Headlights will come on without driver input.
1. DRL module installed (only activates the heads though, not the running lights)
2. Light switch is placed in "Auto" and the light sensor on the dash senses that the outside light conditions are dark enough to actuate the headlights/running lights.
many states have a law that requires headlights on when raining. but that is a driver requirement, not a vehicle requirement. even in the great dictatorship of Kalifornia.