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BobT

Good reminder

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Thought I'd post this out there.

Something we don't always think about when launching or loading boats after dark is extinguishing our headlights.

When you are launching/loading where there is room for multiple trailers to do likewise, please remember to turn off your headlights while backing a trailer into the lake. You don't need them to see where you are going and it makes it possible for others to see what they are doing. It's nearly impossible to see where you are going with someone's lights shining in your eyes.

Just food for thought.

Thanks,

Bob

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I agree it is a good idea. The other night I was backing up my trailer into the water and the people on the other side had there light on and it was almost impossible to see were I was going. Some vehicles (like mine) have auto lights, so they would have to shut off the vehicle when after they get backed in to have the head lights go out.

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My Dad has auto headlights but can still shut them off. He has a Mercury. What do you have? If you have a Ford product maybe I can help?

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I have a chevy and if I have the e break on the lights can be shut off.

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I have a GMC and if you hit the dome overide button on/off/on/off the auto lights will shut off. You can either hit it twice again for them to come on or manually turn them on. The dinging that you hear when you get out of the truck after you turn them on manually will be the reminder to turn them back off! smirk.gif

Take care and N Joy the Hunt././Jimbo

PS The next time you start your vehicle the lights will work automatically again.

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That dinger for the lights from my chevy works very well in the fishhouse on the reels, so when the fish pull the line and turns the dinker goes. grin.gif

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96'-99' GM trucks use the E-Brake to turn off the lights.

00'-03' GM trucks use the dome overide (On-Off-On-Off)

04' and newer GM trucks: turn the headlight function switch backwards

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I was recently "gifted" an '03 Chevy venture van. Is there a similar way shut off the headlights other than the emergency brake?

Thanks,

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