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When I bought the VT the only thing I wanted on the ultimate package was auto headlights, but decided that alone was not worth the extra $2k or whatever it was and opted out. I found this kit for automatic headlights on sharkracing.com

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I was curious if anyone had purchased this or the similar fog light kit from sharkracing and how hard it was to install. It looks like you have to replace the switch on the steering column and I wasn't sure how difficult that would be. Anyone have any experience with this?
 

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I did the auto headlight install and it was pretty easy with the tools I had in the garage. I used the instructions from the veloster manual that can be downloaded here or the regular veloster site.
 

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Cool, good to know. What specific instructions did you use? Did the kit come with instructions for installation also?
 

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Send me an email address and I will email it to you, it's 453kb. I don't remember there being instructions with it. I did not use a gear puller, just an air wrench to get the main bolt off, everything else is small stuff.
 

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How hard would this installation be to perform in a US 2013 VT A/T? I haven't taken a dashboard apart before, so I get a little nervous by the proposition, but I'd really like to have the automatic headlights, since every car I've ever owned before now has had it.
 

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Why do you need the actual auto lights feature? The lights do turn off when the car is turned off. Not on though lol.
 

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I'm OCD about having my lights on when it's raining, overcast, foggy, etc. And I swear and mumble at other drivers who drive their silver Moron-o's that blend in nicely with the gray days without the lights. It's not that hard to turn 'em on when you need 'em! Or just leave them on all the time! They shut off when you leave the car!

Auto headlights, bah! Traction control, pah! A Veloster owner needs not these things! For my ally is the Turbo!
 

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I prefer not putting unnecessary hours on the headlight filaments. If they were full LED headlights then maybe. It isn't that I *need* auto headlights, it's that the harness is already there, the part swap is easy, the feature is available, and every other car I've had has had it. Once in a while I flatly forget to turn on my headlights for the first 2 or 3 minutes of driving, because of the streetlights. That's stupid and dangerous, but it's a bad habit from the previous vehicles.
 

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Did you have to pull the wheel off to replace the switch or just the covers? How do you get to the sensor to install it?
 

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Did you have to pull the wheel off to replace the switch or just the covers? How do you get to the sensor to install it?
Looks like you have to remove the steering-wheel and steering-column-covers to get to those control arms.

<tangent> man I prefer how German has the concept of compound-nouns, as it makes talking about car parts a lot more clear. I've hyphenated the single parts above, but in German they'd be the same minus the hyphens.</tangent>
 

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I have my auto headlight kit but I haven't found the courage to start taking the steering column apart all by myself. I'm thinking about doing it this evening. Can anyone provide advice? I do have a steering wheel puller. I just don't want my car to be veering off to one side when I'm done.

EDIT: Confirmed: The non-Ultimate VT has a plug that goes in the sensor slot. It looks almost identical to the sensor, but has no circuit board or connector. The wiring harness plugs into it, I suppose as a way to retain the harness itself. But there are no pins inside the plug. The real sensor module has pins, and a visible circuit board.

I have not begun on the arm, because I see that the steering column has some star-shaped (Torx?) bolts and I don't know what to do about them.

EDIT2: Looks like they are Torx T40 bolts. I don't know what to do about them. My T40 wrench barely reaches them, and I don't know if I'll have enough torque to undo them.
 

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I honestly don't want the headlights because I am lazy, or forgetful, but because, (with my insurance company at least) Automatic headlights lower my premium, and as a 24 y/o male, I am already paying 125/mo for this and my xb lol.
 

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I honestly don't want the headlights because I am lazy, or forgetful, but because, (with my insurance company at least) Automatic headlights lower my premium, and as a 24 y/o male, I am already paying 125/mo for this and my xb lol.
Which company is that? Have you installed the kit yet?
 

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I have allstate. And it may only be a Cali thing, I don't know lol. Much like every other thing I want to do to this care, I haven't gotten around to it due to work soaking up my life atm lol.
 
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