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Light Sensor on NHW20R

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Posted by ZFORCE on March 4, 2006, 11:16 am
Just a quick question, the user manual on page 172 mentions a light sensor.
At first i thought it had something to do with the headlights, but it seems
to have no effect on them day or night. Anyone got an explaination?

It's and Australian model if that makes any difference.

Posted by mrv@kluge.net on March 14, 2006, 4:18 pm
I already answered your cross-post on the australian-prius yahoogroup
http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/australian-prius/message/1224  .
But my guess is that it is the solar gain sensor that is part of the
climate control system.  (If you have the sun beating down on you,
you'd feel warmer than the temperature in the car, so the climate
control using fuzzy logic will compensate...)

Posted by ZFORCE on March 17, 2006, 11:17 am

On looking closer at the sensor thru the windscreen, i noticed a plastic
punch out next to the blackend dome of the solar sensor, i've since found
out that the canadian prius has automatic headlights.

Posted by A Sherman on May 25, 2006, 1:58 am

So why does the US Prius not have it?  I had automatic headlights on my
previous car and it is the item I miss most on the Prius.

Posted by Jeff Lloyd on May 25, 2006, 10:11 pm

It's also odd that the Prius does not have daytime running lights too.  Most
cars have those too.

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