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Hello. I have a question regarding my headlights. Please be kind and read all the way through before responding, thank you! I prefer to have my headlights ON whenever I'm operating my vehicle. However, I always forget to turn them on, therefore, I leave the headlight selector in the ON position at all times.

What I'm finding is when I turn my vehicle off, exit, and lock the door the headlights stay on for like 10 minutes before shutting off. My previous vehicle was a 2016 Ford Focus Hatchback SE and when I followed this process the lights would shut off in a minute or so. Is there a setting I can change so I can leave the lights in the ON position but they'll shut off sooner when I kill the ignition, exit, and lock? I searched through the menu but I didn't see anything, however, is it possible (if one exists) I just missed it?

I considered leaving the selector in the "AUTO" position and covering the sensor so they'd stay on during operation and shut off more quickly - but that dims the display screen. I don't want that either. 馃槱

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Hello. I have a question regarding my headlights. Please be kind and read all the way through before responding, thank you! I prefer to have my headlights ON whenever I'm operating my vehicle. However, I always forget to turn them on, therefore, I leave the headlight selector in the ON position at all times.

What I'm finding is when I turn my vehicle off, exit, and lock the door the headlights stay on for like 10 minutes before shutting off. My previous vehicle was a 2016 Ford Focus Hatchback SE and when I followed this process the lights would shut off in a minute or so. Is there a setting I can change so I can leave the lights in the ON position but they'll shut off sooner when I kill the ignition, exit, and lock? I searched through the menu but I didn't see anything, however, is it possible (if one exists) I just missed it?

I considered leaving the selector in the "AUTO" position and covering the sensor so they'd stay on during operation and shut off more quickly - but that dims the display screen. I don't want that either. 馃槱

Thank you!
Unfortunately, there's no in-between. You have to either continue on with how you've been doing it, or do like you said and leave it in Auto with something covering the sensor.

Not that I am questioning your motives, but if you leave the headlight switch in auto, it will turn on the Daytime Running Lights. Are the DRLs an acceptable compromise to simply turning your halogen headlights on all the time?
 

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Unfortunately, there's no in-between. You have to either continue on with how you've been doing it, or do like you said and leave it in Auto with something covering the sensor.

Not that I am questioning your motives, but if you leave the headlight switch in auto, it will turn on the Daytime Running Lights. Are the DRLs an acceptable compromise to simply turning your halogen headlights on all the time?
Thank you for the response and it appears I'll have to continue what I'm doing. I don't like using the DRLs only because I want the tail lights illuminated as well and they only work with the headlights on. Just last night I passed a woman on the highway, driving in the darkness, with only her DRLs on. The dash is illuminated so she thinks her headlights are on. She had no tail lights because of the DRLs fooling her. So many people were flashing her, trying to get her to turn her lights on.

In my ideal world, when a car is put in gear the headlights and taillights would come on automatically.
 

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Thank you for the response and it appears I'll have to continue what I'm doing. I don't like using the DRLs only because I want the tail lights illuminated as well and they only work with the headlights on. Just last night I passed a woman on the highway, driving in the darkness, with only her DRLs on. The dash is illuminated so she thinks her headlights are on. She had no tail lights because of the DRLs fooling her. So many people were flashing her, trying to get her to turn her lights on.

In my ideal world, when a car is put in gear the headlights and taillights would come on automatically.
I understand...you want things the way you want them. I get it.

Also, I see this a lot in Utah on I-15. In fact, I'm almost certain I've seen the same woman do it twice in a Jeep a few weeks apart. Middle of the night, no taillights, only DRLs.

If I figure out a way for you to have it how you want it (headlights and tail lights on) while not having the Nav screen drop out, I'll let you know!
 

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I understand...you want things the way you want them. I get it.

Also, I see this a lot in Utah on I-15. In fact, I'm almost certain I've seen the same woman do it twice in a Jeep a few weeks apart. Middle of the night, no taillights, only DRLs.

If I figure out a way for you to have it how you want it (headlights and tail lights on) while not having the Nav screen drop out, I'll let you know!
Thank you so much, I appreciate that!
 

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Thank you so much, I appreciate that!
I may have found a solution to work for you, though it may not be that much better if you do a bunch of driving at night.

Within the display settings, you have the option of selecting "Auto", "Day", or "Night". If you select "Day", it will always default to the day screen with max brightness. In this case, you can leave the headlights on Auto, cover the sensor with a piece of opaque tape, and you will not lose your Nav screen. But, if you drive at night a significant amount, you have to change the setting on the nav screen again. Then, you're probably better off to just switching the lights on and off manually.
 

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I may have found a solution to work for you, though it may not be that much better if you do a bunch of driving at night.

Within the display settings, you have the option of selecting "Auto", "Day", or "Night". If you select "Day", it will always default to the day screen with max brightness. In this case, you can leave the headlights on Auto, cover the sensor with a piece of opaque tape, and you will not lose your Nav screen. But, if you drive at night a significant amount, you have to change the setting on the nav screen again. Then, you're probably better off to just switching the lights on and off manually.
Thank you, and I had found that option as well. Unfortunately the day screen is kind of ugly so I have to decide which bothers me more - ugly display screen or lights that stay on for 10 minutes after I've shut off the vehicle? 馃槴馃槄
 

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Thank you, and I had found that option as well. Unfortunately the day screen is kind of ugly so I have to decide which bothers me more - ugly display screen or lights that stay on for 10 minutes after I've shut off the vehicle? 馃槴馃槄
LOL Well, hopefully you can find a happy median. Good luck!
 
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