Hi Garry, welcome to the CAC and congratulations on your car.
From what I remember from other threads, it seems like there isn't a quick do-it-yourself way to fix the Canadian twilight sentinel problem- I'm not sure but seem to recall that you might be able to turn it off with a tool that a dealer might have- something called a Tech 2 scan tool.
Welcome. That was my first mod. I know it does not work for the recent vette, but it may work on your 99. I removed the BCMI 3 minifuse # 22 from the IPEC (instrument panel electrical center)located at the right of the BCM. Parking light are still controlled by the DRL. I need to turn the switch to have the head light to come up. Raising the hand brake by a click or 2 will also make it. Removing the fuse just is working fine 4 me.
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hi garry l, welcome to the cac. have a good time Billyzo6
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Hi Garry and welcome to the CAC!
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Welcome Garry!!! And enjoy that C5!!!!
Thanks all, for the Welcome's !
Vette747, removing the mini fuse does not work on the 99 year, they must have changed what that mini fuse does because when I startrd the car after removing it, it ran really rough, like only on half of the cylinders.
Tammy, I will give a Chevy dealer a call and ask is they can re-program it.
If anyone else has any information, I would sure like to hear it before I attempt the risister in the dash scinario.
Originally Posted by GarryL
My 1999 C5 was ordered with the Twilight Sentinel option (US version). The owner's manual has an explanation on how to activate the option with a delay feature that can be adjusted.
Does your manual (Canadian) have this explanation? Perhaps you could adjust the delay feature to its highest level, which would eliminate the headlight doors opening immediately when the car is started in the garage.
Although I ordered this option, I did not like it and turned the feature off through the DIC controls.
Good luck. Enjoy your C5.
Twilight Sentinel is required to be active all the time on Canadian cars. For our northern friends there is no way to deactivate TS through the DIC like there is for US cars.
I guess the Canadian government thinks people aren't capable of turning on their own lights.
This guys sells that gadget-
I bought a set of his EZ Vents for my 2001 Coupe and they work great.
An update !
Got it done. Took the C5 to the local Chev garage and they re-programmed it to disable the twilight sentinel. No more issue ! My lights stay off in the garage now, Waa-Hoooo !
Thanks for all the help !
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