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Old 09-29-2018, 11:27 PM
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hello,

I'm curious if there is a way to bypass my "lights on" sensor ( in my right dash speaker grill) so that I can let my engine run while it's dark out & not have any of my exterior lights illuminated?


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Old 09-30-2018, 12:41 AM
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Old 09-30-2018, 03:12 AM
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Originally Posted by StarScreamin View Post
hello,

I'm curious if there is a way to bypass my "lights on" sensor ( in my right dash speaker grill) so that I can let my engine run while it's dark out & not have any of my exterior lights illuminated?


Thanks for any help or info. I appreciate it.
You didn't bother to tell us anything about your blazer, but if you have the button that overrides the interior lights, try pushing it in and out repeatedly a few times. On some models, it will cancel the auto-on feature but only for that key cycle.
 
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I'll have to look, but you can replace the sensor with a resistor. I forget the exact size as I did 15+ years ago. Bought a few of them from Radio Shack, that tells you how long ago. If I remember I'll take a look tomorrow and let you know.

As for the dome override trick, only works for certain years and you push it in and out four times.
 
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On my 2000 Blazer just push dome override 4 times and disables the lights until next time you start it. Here's a link on this forum with some other options.

https://blazerforum.com/forum/2nd-ge...0-blazer-7052/
 
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Old 10-01-2018, 06:31 AM
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Unplug the sensor, and wire a resistor from one prong to the other.

if you have a 98 you need an 860 ohm resistor.

if it's 99 and up, you need a 2.2k ohm resistor.
 
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Old 10-01-2018, 10:20 PM
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Unplug the sensor, and wire a resistor from one prong to the other.

if you have a 98 you need an 860 ohm resistor.

if it's 99 and up, you need a 2.2k ohm resistor.
There's the answer! I may still have some of the 2.2 ones in my console.
 
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There's the answer! I may still have some of the 2.2 ones in my console.
I'll be picking up a resistor if that's all it takes. I hate having to push the button 4 times every time I get into the rig.
 
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Yes, my apologies for the lack of info concerning my blazer. It's a '99 4x4. And not only do i want my headlights off, I also want the option to shut off all my exterior lighting. If ur wondering why, it's for the simple fact of hunting. I just think it would be great to be able to turn my lights on/off wen I want to.
 
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Originally Posted by StarScreamin View Post
Yes, my apologies for the lack of info concerning my blazer. It's a '99 4x4. And not only do i want my headlights off, I also want the option to shut off all my exterior lighting. If ur wondering why, it's for the simple fact of hunting. I just think it would be great to be able to turn my lights on/off wen I want to.
My 99 4dr is used for hunting too and it would be nice to drive without headlights or only the parking lights when I want. Thanks for bringing up this thread.

Be sure to post your results. Does the Dome Override button trick work on yours?
 
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