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how do I adjust the headlight timeout??

on my 08 F350 the headlights are set on auto and when I turn the truck off they stay on for almost 5 minutes!!! I want to adjust it down to around 30 seconds, I dont want them drawing on my batteries that long and wearing them out. thanks in advance
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Casey, Here is a link to the '08 Owners manual:
https://www.fleet.ford.com/maintenan...ls/default.asp
Punch in your info - It will take you to the owners manual. According to Page 85, the auto light is set to about 20 seconds if you don't have a message center. If you do, you can select a delay from 0 - 180 seconds.
The Standard Message Center stuff starts on page 120.
The Optional Message Center stuff starts on page 129.
The Autolight timer stuff is on page 133.

Hope it helps.
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I did not know you could adjust the time they stay on. Mine only stay on for about 20-30 seconds.
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Thanks for the links bud, worked perfect, got it set down to 20 seconds some how it got put on 180 seconds which I'm sure was hard on the batteries, also turned off the autolock because it drove everyone nuts if i forgot to unlock when we stopped
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Thanks for the links bud, worked perfect, got it set down to 20 seconds some how it got put on 180 seconds which I'm sure was hard on the batteries, also turned off the autolock because it drove everyone nuts if i forgot to unlock when we stopped


They don't like getting held prisoner in such a fine truck as yours?
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They don't like getting held prisoner in such a fine truck as yours?
i guess not

I swear that is what killed my batteries because it was set at 180 seconds and it would run my HID's for that long everytime i turned it off....
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on my 08 F350 the headlights are set on auto and when I turn the truck off they stay on for almost 5 minutes!!! I want to adjust it down to around 30 seconds, I dont want them drawing on my batteries that long and wearing them out. thanks in advance
AHHHHH, can't bother with turning them off manually???


Just kidding, Casey. Glad you were able to get it figured out.
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it never clicked that them running like that was having any problems on the batteries until they just straight up went dead one day
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