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Old 10-22-2012, 08:11 AM
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Default Ambient Light Sensor for Automatic Headlights & What is this Connector

I just had a question as to where the Ambient light sensor is, it's only happened twice since I've had the truck (May 2012) but when I leave in the morning it's pitch black outside and the auto headlights don't come on so I end up turning them on manually but the next day, same scenario, they work fine come on as expected and no issues. like I said it's only happened twice but not sure why it wouldn't come on and if it something I just need to clean.

also what is this connector for? when I pop the hood it's on the left side in-front of the passenger seat. could it possibly be something for connecting a computer to to get diag from the engine?

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Old 10-22-2012, 09:16 AM
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I just had a question as to where the Ambient light sensor is, it's only happened twice since I've had the truck (May 2012) but when I leave in the morning it's pitch black outside and the auto headlights don't come on so I end up turning them on manually but the next day, same scenario, they work fine come on as expected and no issues. like I said it's only happened twice but not sure why it wouldn't come on and if it something I just need to clean.

also what is this connector for? when I pop the hood it's on the left side in-front of the passenger seat. could it possibly be something for connecting a computer to to get diag from the engine?

any help would be greatly appreciated Thanks!
Nope. That is the connector for the under hood lamp, if you ever wanted to add one.
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Nope. That is the connector for the under hood lamp, if you ever wanted to add one.
ah, didn't even think of that. Thanks for the reply!
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From inside the truck if you look at the bottom center of the windshield you'll see a little turret looking thing in the middle of the dash. That's the light sensor.
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From inside the truck if you look at the bottom center of the windshield you'll see a little turret looking thing in the middle of the dash. That's the light sensor.
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I was wondering what that connector was for too. My neighbors 2012 EXPRESS doesn't have one.
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