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carguy8888
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PostSubject: Headlights on during bright sunshine.   Headlights on during bright sunshine. EmptySat Apr 10, 2021 9:44 am

My low beams stay on randomly during the day even during bright sunshine, it's not the DRL's. I saw another Riv the other day and his light were on too. Is the sentinel too sensitive or a common issue?
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LARRY70GS
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PostSubject: Re: Headlights on during bright sunshine.   Headlights on during bright sunshine. EmptySat Apr 10, 2021 9:47 am

Ambient light sensor. Last I checked it was unavailable.

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98 Riviera SC3800  All stock except gutted air box.
1970 Buick GS455 Stage1, TSP built 470BBB, 602HP/589TQ
Best MPH, 116.06 MPH, Best ET, 11.54
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PostSubject: Re: Headlights on during bright sunshine.   Headlights on during bright sunshine. EmptySat Apr 10, 2021 9:52 am

I checked too, thanks I will leave it alone.
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LARRY70GS
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98 Riviera SC3800  All stock except gutted air box.
1970 Buick GS455 Stage1, TSP built 470BBB, 602HP/589TQ
Best MPH, 116.06 MPH, Best ET, 11.54
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHCda-t_Jls
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfT2tEO4XcU
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PostSubject: Re: Headlights on during bright sunshine.   Headlights on during bright sunshine. EmptySat Apr 10, 2021 9:55 am

As you said they are not available new and I don't want to try a 20 year old part.
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LARRY70GS
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PostSubject: Re: Headlights on during bright sunshine.   Headlights on during bright sunshine. EmptySat Apr 10, 2021 10:08 am

Try this,

http://oemcats.com/oem-parts/00914032.html

I believe that is the superseded part number.

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98 Riviera SC3800  All stock except gutted air box.
1970 Buick GS455 Stage1, TSP built 470BBB, 602HP/589TQ
Best MPH, 116.06 MPH, Best ET, 11.54
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHCda-t_Jls
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfT2tEO4XcU
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PostSubject: Re: Headlights on during bright sunshine.   Headlights on during bright sunshine. EmptySat Apr 10, 2021 10:48 am

I have checked this part number before and I'm pretty sure it's a unicorn. I did email oemcats.com but I am not hopeful.
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PostSubject: Re: Headlights on during bright sunshine.   Headlights on during bright sunshine. EmptyMon Apr 12, 2021 4:09 pm

Wasn't there a post somewhere on here about the photocell that could be installed in the sentinel housing, kind of like how one can mcguyver new light bulbs or LEDs into the door pull light pigtails?

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