Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2002 16:15:46 -0800
From: "George" <nospamgeorgenopsamox.com>
Subject: Re: How to turn off headlights?


"Four Weis" <mweinopsamcom> wrote in message news:3C588971.DB4880ACnopsamcom... > > > George wrote: > > > "Terje Johan Abrahamsen" <terjej_fjerndette_nopsamoot.com> wrote in message > > news:eh0h5uoplodn0u008pptna5e5ri106rtsanopsamcom... > > > On Wed, 30 Jan 2002 14:47:25 -0800, "George" <nospamgeorgenopsamox.com> > > > wrote: > > > > > > >This may seem like a stupid question, but I noticed that my '99 9-3 SE > > Conv > > > >headlights go on everytime I start the engine. How do I turn them off? I > > > >mean there are times when I want the engine running at night without > > > >lighting up the whole street. > > > > > > > > > > If you listen to the tape that comes with the car (at least with my 98 > > > se) they say that you have to get the dealer to do it. In other words > > > there is no button to push to get them off. But, why would you? The > > > lights are on at all times for safety. > > > > There are places where you are required to not use them at night; such as > > telescope observatories that are high up, the extra ambient light bugs them, > > so you have to drive downhill a certain distance with the lights off.(you > > follow an expert) > > This sounds interesting , what observatories have you been to recently? It was Kitt Peak observatory near Tuscon, Arizona. http://www.noao.edu/kpno/ quite an experience. > > > > > > > Also I may want to sit in my car at night with the engine running for > > warmth, but not light up the whole street, alerting everyone to my presence. > > > > Drive through movies? > > > > Military security checkpoints? > > This can be a problem, the guards (armed) want you to turn off your day time > driving lights to check your tags and stickers. Most people have to turn the > engine off because they can't turn the lights off. > > > > > > > Impromptu make out sessions with loved ones? > > Turn the engine off while doing this activity :-) > > > > > > > And, I'm a control freak. > > :) > > So am I, that is why I drive only cars with manual transmissions. > >

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