Do they turn off when in the ON position? NOT the AUTO position, but the ON position? If the headlights are on when you turn off the key, once all the doors are closed, the headlights should turn off. Did it ever work? I think you can turn this feature on or off with Techstream.Thanks but in reading through, those threads don't solve my problem.
I have a 2009 RAV4 limited. It has been equipped with the AUTO ON/OFF headlights using a photosensor on the dash. The auto on/off headlights are NOT turning off after the 30 second timer.
I understand that, but perhaps the original owner had that feature turned off by the dealer or did it with Techstream. Or, you could have a sticky relay regardless of the click you heard.Yes all the doors are closed and lights stay on. You can even hear the a click after 30 seconds to shut off the lights but they stay on. Some times it work fine some times not. I do not want to disable this feature I just would like to fix the problem.
Is that a typo?. Did you mean the lights do turn off as expected if the switch is in the "ON" position?The problem doesn't occur when lights are in the off position. Only on the auto/DRL position.
I think if a switch was defective, your dome lights would remain on after closing the doors, and you would also have the red "door ajar" warning icon on the dashboard.Thank you. I'm going to try swapping out the switches. I hope this fixes the problem.
That reminded me of this old thread. The headlights will not turn off until 30 seconds after a door is opened and then closed. So a defective switch that causes the RAV to think the doors are closed "all the time" will not light up the door ajar light, nor will the RAV know when someone has exited the vehicle.When mine (2007 base 4WD 2.4L) was doing the same thing as the OP, my door ajar light did not come on,