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    Just had a new windscreen and they thought they were doing me a favour by giving me one with a shade band. Guess what doesn't work? Wipers OK but the headlights come on all the time unless there is bright sunshine on the screen.

    Question: Can someone tell me if there is a tech 2 solution for adjusting the sensitivity of the light sensors to allow for the shade band, or do I put up with it until the next big stone hits it?

    I like the shade banded screen so don't really want to take it back

    Thanks in advance

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    I think you'll find it is either on or off in tech 2, no adjustments. You'll need to get a new windscreen. Sounds like it has a band over the sensor. Go back to whoever and ,make them comne back out and fit the correct one

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    Thanks, the auto headlights aren't one of my favourite features anyway and it is clear that the shadeband is confusing the sensor - I just thought that a shadeband screen with the rain sensor would also fit a car with auto headlights and thus there just might be a solution.

    I think that I'll stick with the present screen for now and change it for a normal one if this one breaks

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    There's probably a version with the band that has the correct cutout for the sensors, worth asking.

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    ive got the tinted band on my screen and it has no effect on the auto lights as the part the sensor sits in is clear , if you look at the sensor on the screen you have a clear looking led in the middle which is for the auto wipers and around it a series of sensors for the light sensor , ive had millions of screens in my car and everything still works as it should , sounds like an ape changed your screen and ******ed the sensor

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    IMO

    Auto headlights = gimmick
    Turn the light knob and they automatically come on....
    Shaded screen = better than standard.

    Either live with the lights, or get Tec 2 to de-activate. Maybe get auto glass to pay for tec 2???

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    Thanks - I'll stick with what I have and get a plain one next time around (seem to get through a lot of screens - must be those horses and carts around here in bumpkinland throwing up stones)

    I can live without autolights and prefer the shade band

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    Quote Originally Posted by G.O'Rilla View Post
    I can live without autolights and prefer the shade band
    But you can have both
    and it would surprise me if the incorrect screen would disturb the auto-light- sensor but not the rain-sensor

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    The rain sensor is on the windscreen and the light sensor is connected to the rear view mirror as far as I can see

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    Quote Originally Posted by G.O'Rilla View Post
    The rain sensor is on the windscreen and the light sensor is connected to the rear view mirror as far as I can see
    No both are in the part behind the windscreen; the thing on the back of the mirror is for the auto-dim mirror: if this sensor measures that it is dark outside = ready to dim & light on the bottom of the mirror on

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