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21 May 2019 15:28 #208586 by Bill Portland
I’ve been in touch with Suzuki GB regarding the auto headlights switching on and off quite quickly when driving through (not particularly dark) shadows and that it could be misinterpreted by oncoming traffic or traffic waiting to pull out from a side road, into thinking you’re flashing them and allowing them to pull out. They haven’t had any other reports of this, and they say it’s not adjustable, so they aren’t able to do anything about it.
I know a few of us think they are a bit too sensitive too so drop them an email - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - and they might be able to investigate a little further, if they have had a few reports. Mentioning “safety” might have an extra influence.
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21 May 2019 17:04 #208598 by stiffsteve204me

Bill Portland wrote: I’ve been in touch with Suzuki GB regarding the auto headlights switching on and off quite quickly when driving through (not particularly dark) shadows and that it could be misinterpreted by oncoming traffic or traffic waiting to pull out from a side road, into thinking you’re flashing them and allowing them to pull out. They haven’t had any other reports of this, and they say it’s not adjustable, so they aren’t able to do anything about it.
I know a few of us think they are a bit too sensitive too so drop them an email - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - and they might be able to investigate a little further, if they have had a few reports. Mentioning “safety” might have an extra influence.
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Thanks, Bill. :)

I'll drop them an email.




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21 May 2019 17:48 #208606 by stiffsteve204me
email sent, Bill.

I will update when (if), I get a reply.


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21 May 2019 19:05 - 21 May 2019 19:44 #208613 by GeorgeC
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Hi Bill,

Now that my voltage has stabilised (~12.6V), I can take it into a dealer and have the software re-loaded.
Customer Service Aus have allocated a (warranty) job number for this. :)

Note: My problem is Daytime Dashboard Illumination, no manual control, the auto control is working opposite to design. (Like your headlights)
I switched off the Auto Headlight feature and just keep the Daytime Running Lights on.

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22 May 2019 15:50 #208690 by stiffsteve204me
A prompt reply from Suzuki.

" Dear Steve,

Thank you for your recent Email to Suzuki Customer Services.

I have spoken with the Suzuki Technical Department, they have explained that unfortunately, there is no way to adjust the sensitivity, there is only the option to turn off the automatic setting. I would advise, if you feel that there is an issue with the vehicle that you allow your nearest Authorised Suzuki Dealership to investigate. They would then be able to report any findings to our Technical Support Team for further review.

I would like to thank you for taking the time to contact us and reassure you that your concerns have been logged on our database; which will be inputted on to our factory report.

I am sorry we are unable to provide you with a more favourable response. In the meantime please do not hesitate to contact us again should you require anything further in the future on 08085 011959, option 3.

Kind regards

Marc
Customer Service Executive 

Suzuki GB PLC "


As we thought. Lights set to "off" for daytime driving.




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22 May 2019 17:13 - 22 May 2019 17:17 #208700 by facade
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At least you tried...

Mine went from AUTO to OFF on the way back from the dealer, exactly the same behaviour as the Renault Nissan- they come on even in solar flare conditions instantly with the slightest shadow, but take ages to go off.

Annoyingly, on the Nissan Connect version of the Bosch unit (with knobs and buttons on) you can knock out the display going into night mode with the lights, on the Suzuki version (with greasy fingerprints all over the screen) you can't.

With them on OFF you don't get the "features" like the lights all coming on in the dark when you press the plipper.

I suspect I will join the other "no lights in the dark" drivers though, as the dash lights up for no reason all the time, and usually I put the lights on when I can't see the speedo, which will never happen now......

(And while I'm whinging about the speedo- why is it on the wrong side, and why does the rev counter have 10 20 30 40 etc. on, not 1 2 3 4? I keep looking at the wrong one :blush: )

If it suddenly breaks, go back to the last thing that you did before it broke and start looking there :)
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22 May 2019 17:19 #208703 by Riccy
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I was following a Kia somthingorother earlier today and that kept switching lights on & off when it went into the shade from a lorry. Looks a right pest :laugh:

I had seen this gadget (link: www.carbuildersolutions.com/uk/automatic-lights-on-and-off ) and was thinking of it for the project car. Will bin that idea now i think.

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22 May 2019 17:22 #208706 by facade
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Actually, it is a pretty tough thing to do, switching on the lights with light sensors, you want them to stay on with bright streetlights, but come on at dusk.

It would have been trivial to simply use the gps data to switch them on half an hour after sunset and off half an hour before sunrise too :whistle:

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22 May 2019 17:40 - 22 May 2019 20:04 #208712 by GeorgeC
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facade, in his reply said: "...when I can't see the speedo..."

That's what they are trying to fix in my car by re-loading the software! :(

The Speedo is on the Right. Headlights are: "OFF". What am I missing?


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01 Jun 2019 06:19 - 01 Jun 2019 17:31 #209364 by GeorgeC
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I have been reading the Manual and Pages 2-55 to 2-58 reminded me of this topic.

There are TWO switches controlling the Auto Headlight and Auto Hi-Beam System. The "Note" in the middle of Page 2-57 seems to describe what your headlights are doing.

Bill, you are familiar with this problem, please, have a read and get back to us.

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02 Jun 2019 16:08 #209479 by Bill Portland
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Thanks George but I'm abroad for a few weeks - no car or manual. Will take a look when I get back.
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