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You are in the Mazda CX-7
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Mazda CX-7, SUV
#132 of 165 Manual Headlight Switch
Feb 20, 2007 (7:17 pm)
I think that if you switch the lights ON using the automatic setting, when you shut the engine off and leave your car, the lights should shut off in a few seconds.
BTW, did you call Mazda road side service. It is part of your warrantee. They should come and give you a boot charge at no cost. I wonder if anyone has used this service yet?
Darth Vader Grey GT AWD W/tech Package
#133 of 165 Re: Manual Headlight Switch [nmk]
Feb 20, 2007 (8:09 pm)
Believe it or not, there is not an automatic setting. Either off or on. Thats the problem. In other cars i have had going back forever, that didnt have the auto feature, even if you left the lights on, they would eventually go off themselves. Unbelievable.
#134 of 165 Re: Manual Headlight Switch [robert52]
Feb 20, 2007 (8:29 pm)
"Believe it or not, there is not an automatic setting."
There is on the GTs. Works fine.
#135 of 165 Re: Manual Headlight Switch [carlitos92]
Feb 21, 2007 (5:42 am)
bump carlitos opinion. In the GT, if the headlight switch is placed in the auto position and headlights are on, due to dim lighting conditions, the headlights turn off when the ignition is switched off.
But I'm puzzled why robert52 had a problem in the first place. The buzzer, quite loudly, lets you know if the headlights are on, when the ignition is turned off and the door is opened? Need a hearing aid? I know a good website!
#136 of 165 Re: Manual Headlight Switch [vbbuilt]
Feb 22, 2007 (12:16 am)
LOL Vince... there one one day I forced my headlights on during the day (it was raining) and when I got to my destination and turned off the car -- well, BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEPPPPPPPPPPP -- I sat there bewildered looking around trying to figure out what the heck that LOUD-A$S beep was until I remembered the headlights.
I'm not sure how anyone could miss that sound
#137 of 165 Re: Manual Headlight Switch [cxrabbit]
Feb 22, 2007 (10:07 am)
If you leave your lights on and exit the vehicle through an open window, the beep does not occur. This is obviously a design flaw with the CX-7.
#138 of 165 Re: Manual Headlight Switch [johnny__rf]
Feb 22, 2007 (12:25 pm)
That's a silly argument. Why would anyone exit through the window? Last time I checked, that's what a door is designed to do...yes?
#139 of 165 Re: Manual Headlight Switch [johnny__rf]
Feb 22, 2007 (2:18 pm)
Weird. I have only tried exiting the vehicle through the sunroof, and it works fine then.
#140 of 165 Re: Manual Headlight Switch [vbbuilt]
Feb 22, 2007 (2:58 pm)
Vinny, I think you missed the sarcasm in his post.
#141 of 165 Re: Manual Headlight Switch [maltb]
Feb 22, 2007 (3:29 pm)
Sarcasm? It's not in my job description!