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Old May 29th, 2014, 07:09 PM
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LR3 - "Auto" Lights and Wipers

A there a way to program the lights so they turn on when the windshield wipers are activated? I leave my light switch on "Auto" and that works pretty well -- except when it is not dark enough during a rainy day. It is the law in many states, VA included, to turn the lights on when it rains.
Tell me how to reprogram one or two of those 30 plus ECUs to perform this function.
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Do you have a Black Box Solutions Faultmate? You can program/change a lot of stuff with it, not sure it can do what you want though.
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Old May 29th, 2014, 07:25 PM
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I don't, but would like to read up on its capabilities.
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Old May 29th, 2014, 07:43 PM
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I don't think so, but you can program daytime running lamps. I'm going to work on disabling the tire pressure monitors in my mom's Range Rover and my sister's Range Rover sport (both have been left stranded multiple times from broken sensors) next week hopefully. I will look what I can change in the configuration file regarding lights and wipers.
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I think there is a wiper/lights option in the Car Configuration File that you can access with a faultmate. If that's what it comes down to for a purchasing decision I'll break mine out and hook it up to the truck and check it out for you.
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This is what's under lighting:

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And I don't see anything that will do what you want.

And this is wipers:

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And same story.

Also, some of the setting won't actually do ANYTHING on a land rover, because the file is used across all kinds of vehicles, ford/jag/volvo etc. So just because an option is there, doesn't mean it works.
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Old May 29th, 2014, 08:23 PM
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I think there is a wiper/lights option in the Car Configuration File that you can access with a faultmate. If that's what it comes down to for a purchasing decision I'll break mine out and hook it up to the truck and check it out for you.
Neill, thanks for the offer to troubleshoot this setup on your LR3, but hold off for now. Thinking programming the daytime running lights to remain on as Jimmy suggested will be sufficient. Does that require a faultmate or similar as well?
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This is what's under lighting:

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And I don't see anything that will do what you want.

And this is wipers:

Attachment 95976

And same story.

Also, some of the setting won't actually do ANYTHING on a land rover, because the file is used across all kinds of vehicles, ford/jag/volvo etc. So just because an option is there, doesn't mean it works.
Can it disable tire pressure monitoring? I haven't tried yet with SDD.
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Can it disable tire pressure monitoring? I haven't tried yet with SDD.
It looks like it can, which makes sense, because in some years I think it was optional. I have it on both of my 2006, but I've seen where people say they don't have it.

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Some '06 RRS did not have it and I don't the '05 LR3's did at all.
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Can it disable tire pressure monitoring? I haven't tried yet with SDD.
I was able to disable the tire monitor on my LR3
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This is what's under lighting:

Attachment 95975

And I don't see anything that will do what you want.

And this is wipers:

Attachment 95976

And same story.

Also, some of the setting won't actually do ANYTHING on a land rover, because the file is used across all kinds of vehicles, ford/jag/volvo etc. So just because an option is there, doesn't mean it works.
I don't know how the option "Lights on when Windshield Wipers On" didn't draw your attention.
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Can it disable tire pressure monitoring? I haven't tried yet with SDD.
Yes, you can turn off TPMS. You basically set it as not fitted in the CCF.
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I don't know how the option "Lights on when Windshield Wipers On" didn't draw your attention.
haha. Totally missed that. But I notice that 100% of vehicles came with it disabled. I wonder if it actually works. I'm out of town for work or I'd give it a try.
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