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Re: What's the consensus: fog light on or off? (mo (archive)

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Posted by Brad D on July 09, 2000 at 19:02:35:

In Reply to: Re: What's the consensus: fog light on or off? (mo posted by J. LEWIS on July 09, 2000 at 18:27:32:

: You can override them in the GM, I do it in my corvette all the time. As a rule here in Chicago I drive with fogs/park lites always on cloudy days and very bright sunny days just park lites and daytime running lites.: : I also don't drive with the lights on during daylight, but I DO wish that BMW would add a sensor that automatically turns your headlights on and off when you drive in dark places...like parking garages or tunnels. A number of GM cars do this now, and it's pretty helpful, actually.

: : I agree, but I hope that BMW does NOT do it like GM. I hate the fact that you have no way to override the automatic system in the GM cars.

: : I much prefer the Lexus method, in which the headlight switch has an additional setting of "Auto", where the car decides when the headlights need to be on. This allows the driver to still force the headlights into "off" mode if neccessary.

: : Brad

What I meant was... I rent cars a lot on business trips, and lots of those are GM cars. I do not like the automatic light setup on these cars. Too many times, I pull into a parking place, then try to turn off the lights, and they stay on. On some occasions, I have had to get out of the car and lock the door before the lights went out. This is simply annoying/confusing, as I am used to making sure the lights are off before getting out of the car. I'm sure if I owned the car, I'd get used to how it operates. But, IMHO, there is no beating the simple Lexus light switch: "OFF, ON, AUTO". No confusion there.

Brad


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