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Old 08-23-2017, 02:14 PM   #331
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I have two cars. Both have daytime running lights, but one has automatic headlights when it gets dark. When it rains, it's almost always dark enough for the lights to come on. Sometimes, though, it's not dark enough, so I have to manually turn the lights on. But when I manually turn the lights on, the dashboard lights that are normally very bright in the daytime, turn down to the dimmer nighttime mode, and I can't read them easily. Can't see the LED information at all. I can drive, but it's like the dashboard is turned off.

My good old Prizm though, is old school, and I just turn the damn lights off and on and manually, and the dashboard lights are not important because there are no LED lights. Gauges are all physical. No electronic screens. It just works.
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Old 08-23-2017, 03:52 PM   #332
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What do they use for DRLs, LEDs, or fog/parking lights? Mine uses the headlights at reduced power for the DRLs.
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Old 08-23-2017, 04:42 PM   #333
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Prizm uses separate white bulbs for DRLS. They come on when you put it in gear. and Accord uses regular low beams at reduced brightness.
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Old 08-23-2017, 08:55 PM   #334
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OK, so the Accord is all set when you go through construction zones or turn the wipers on.
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Old 08-23-2017, 10:55 PM   #335
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Prizm uses separate white bulbs for DRLS. They come on when you put it in gear. and Accord uses regular low beams at reduced brightness.
When raining, all bulbs including side markers and rear lights also must be illuminated for human safety. DRLs only illuminate front bulbs - and at lower intensity.
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Old 08-23-2017, 11:33 PM   #336
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well I use Rain-X so sometimes I don't have to use the wipers :p
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Old 08-24-2017, 09:34 PM   #337
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The easy answer is to let the dumbasses who run dark in the rain/fog/twilight/dawn have at it. They will get crushed and eliminated or at best have to buy new cars that do it for them.
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Old 09-13-2017, 02:43 PM   #338
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Old 09-13-2017, 07:57 PM   #339
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I don't see it every day, some body sees it every day, but yesterday was my day...

I missed the deer that tried to get me to run into it by... less than a foot as it approached from the right shoulder at a hundred miles an hour. My left front headlight lit up his left rear hip, but missed him, I missed him by > < much. Some car lengths beyond, I applied an urgent amount of brakes. Like it was gonna help.

Just a couple houses behind this close encounter of the deer kind I wondered why the woman walking her dog was stopped in the driveway. As I passed the driveway, I could see she and the dog were checking out two deer at the end of the driveway. Fuckers are everywhere.
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Old 09-17-2017, 11:45 PM   #340
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Pam doesn't see this every day, nobody sees this every day, but it's some fancy maneuvering.

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