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Hello, I just got my commander rocky mountain edition and would
like to know if its possible to add the automatic headlight feature...
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I think you can add almost anything you want now a days if your willing to pay for the cables and sensors.





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auto headlamps

I dont believe that there is no way i can get auto headlamps on my commander, just called the dealer and they said its not possible......
has anyone done this if so please let me know....
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It's possible, but it would be cheaper to trade your commander in on a new one that has it....
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thanks for the reply RED, it would be impossible for me since it was the last one they had. Im just baffled how this thing came with remote start illuminated entry delayed off for lamps but no auto lamps....
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Yeah, you'll need the light sensor for the dash, the vehicle wiring harness to accept it, turn signal switch, and unknown programming to enable it in the computer. Like I said, can be done, no-one has yet that I know of, but would be way cost prohibitive.
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I don't know for sure if it is possible, but I was able to make one free mod on my '06 Charger and now have auto headlights. You can follow this link http://www.chargerforums.com/forums/...auto+headlight and check out how that is done. I know the Commander has a different headlight switch, but if it has the dual zone climate control, it may be possible with a minimum of new parts, like a new turn signal stalk with the auto headlight position.
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I must bring this thread back from the grave... I have a 2010 XK and want to add automatic headlamps. I see the stalk is easy to buy (68015101AE) and I know where the light sensor is supposed to go, BUT what else is involved?

Is a special module or harness really needed?

Starscan code changes?

Pardon the pun, but can anyone shed some light on this?

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I must bring this thread back from the grave... I have a 2010 XK and want to add automatic headlamps. I see the stalk is easy to buy (68015101AE) and I know where the light sensor is supposed to go, BUT what else is involved?

Is a special module or harness really needed?

Starscan code changes?

Pardon the pun, but can anyone shed some light on this?

Thanks!
I personally can not answer specifically on this however, IF i was in your boat, I would start by looking at the sensor location on the dash. See if you can find any wiring going up to that point or a plug near by. Also, Check where your turn signal stock connects and take a picture. Then go to your dealer and see if they have the new auto stalk to compare (or a parts picture.) It is unlikely that the base wiring systems are different between all the commanders. Obviously it is between engines and 4x4/4x2 but i would make the assumption that everything else (ie base wiring) would be the same.
I would also think starscan might have something to do with it but again you would need to get in touch with someone at your local dealer who has adequate knowledge of programming to answer such questions. Good luck and let us know what you find out!
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It is unlikely that the base wiring systems are different between all the commanders. Obviously it is between engines and 4x4/4x2 but i would make the assumption that everything else (ie base wiring) would be the same.
Unfortunately, that's not quite true. There are some differences in the wiring between model packages (T,U,etc) that makes some seemingly simple mods near impossible. If I remember correctly the auto headlights are paired with the automatic dual climate controls (and maybe rain sensing wipers too), and to add these features you would have to replace all the related wiring in addition to installing the hardware. I would say save your time and money and just turn your lights on when you drive.

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