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headlights

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by wild bill, Mar 12, 2011.

  1. wild bill

    wild bill PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,239

    is there any way to turn the head light's on a 2001 2500hd chevy till it starts and then turn them back on after it starts to decrease the current draw till it is running ?kinda like the older style before daytime running lights and such .:help:
     
  2. cameo89

    cameo89 Senior Member
    Messages: 669

    I remember on my 01 silverado if depress the parking brake when off then start it kees your DRL's off untill you release the parking brake. This might work.
     
  3. wild bill

    wild bill PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,239

    lights

    i will look at that but the primary intrest was the head lights ,i know when they first came out with drl"s it was fun hooking up a plow and getting the light's to work right i think it was about 1994 i was messing with western then .Thumbs Up
     
  4. RichG53

    RichG53 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,135

    Putting the E-Brake on before starting will keep the lights off until released.....Simple ...
     
  5. Q101ATFD

    Q101ATFD Senior Member
    Messages: 277

    I'm pretty sure that in "Start" mode that they are not on. They'll go on when you put the key into run, go off while in start, and back on when in run.

    If that's not the case, put the key in run, turn the headlight switch left to turn them off, then start the truck.
     
  6. mayhem

    mayhem PlowSite.com Addict
    from Peru MA
    Messages: 1,016

    My 2000's headlights turn on when the key is turned to on and they stay on while starting if its dark enough to trip the light sensor for the suto headlamps. DRL's do not come on until you put your truck in gear (though I'm not sure what the stickshifts do...probably on at all times?). To keep your lights off while starting, just set the e-brake and they won't come on until you release it.

    If you're having trouble with not enough current while starting because your headlights are on, you might want to get your battery and/or alternator checked. No way should this be a problem unless you're running some other high current device off the battery as well.
     
  7. RichG53

    RichG53 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,135

    I'll repeat it ....
    Putting the E-Brake on before starting will keep the lights off until released.....Simple ...