Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2002 19:01:53 -0500
From: Four Weis <mweinopsamcom>
Subject: Re: How to turn off headlights?

George wrote: > "Terje Johan Abrahamsen" <> wrote in message > news:eh0h5uoplodn0u008pptna5e5ri106rtsanopsamcom... > > On Wed, 30 Jan 2002 14:47:25 -0800, "George" <> > > 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? > > > 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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