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Unread 12-09-2007, 07:35 AM   #1
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new/used Commander rear ended! and auto light question...

Folks,

Unbelievably, in less than a week my wife was rear ended at a light in maybe a half inch of snow in our new (to us) 2007 Overland! To make matters worse, it was a guy in a TJ!

In any event, it looks like it's just the rear bumper and the exhaust tip was bent a bit, so any advice on what else to look for before I bring it in to his insurance would be appreciated.

Also, despite searching all the forums and reading the manual, I still have a couple questions on the light switch. I have the auto on the switch, and have set the computer for it to work high and low. Now, when I switch it to auto, the lights do not come on. Is there setting for auto-on lights, where you just set the switch, the lights turn on when it gets dark, and the auto high beam low beam works? I have this on my STS and it works like a champ!

Of course, I just sold my 99Discovery, with several leaky gaskets, bad radiator, etc., would have been nice if they had hit it instead!

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Unread 12-09-2007, 08:11 AM   #2
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Bummer about the rear-ending. I always think of brand owners being part of a big club that look out for each other.

Auto-lights and SmartBeam are two separate systems. Switching the headlight switch to A turns on auto lights. You need to use the computer settings (MENU button) to activate SmartBeam (Auto Headlamp Low/High Beams). You can also activate "Headlights with Wipers" in the computer settings.
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Unread 12-09-2007, 09:48 AM   #3
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Thanks for the clarification.

So if it's mid-night, and I select auto, and no lights shine, time to take it in?

Is there a fuse that may be blown?

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Unread 12-09-2007, 11:51 AM   #4
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Something's wrong if you have it set to the "A" on the stick. Maybe someone knows if a fuse could do it. That seems like a trivial issue just for a dealer visit. I wait for other stuff to crop up before taking it in.
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Unread 12-09-2007, 01:02 PM   #5
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Well, when it comes out of the body shop, get a hitch step if you have the tow package.
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Unread 12-09-2007, 01:21 PM   #6
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someone couldve added foglights which adds the stalk with the A for the auto headlights.....but you may not have them. Is it a limited or base Commander?
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Unread 12-09-2007, 02:30 PM   #7
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Seeing how it's an Overland, it should have all the bells and whistles.
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Unread 12-10-2007, 04:55 AM   #8
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Thsnks T-Rated.

I'm hoping that I'm just missing something on the operational side on the lights piece.

So, do most people turn their lights on every night, or do they come on automatically, if you're loaded with the bells and whistles. What clicky setting do you leave it on the stalk?

I can't believe I'm this "challenged" on this issue!

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Unread 12-10-2007, 07:34 AM   #9
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Mine is set to A, so it comes on at night, or heavily overcast afternoons. There is no sensitivity setting for this. It's either Auto or manual. If it's dark, my lights definitely come on, but if it's dusk, it's hit and miss.
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