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Old 01-21-2014, 06:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'd love to see a story/editorial calling out GM on it's use of the reverse lights on its car for other purposes than the car being in reverse and about to back out.┬* It happened to me again this past weekend at a Costco. Driving down an aisle I see the reverse lights go on on a Verano, so I stop to avoid a collision and to be courteous to the driver about to back out..... and the nothing... wait.. wait ... wait ... ....┬* No one was in the car. Infuriating!!!┬* Whoever approved this at GM is an idiot. ┬* ┬*
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Old 01-21-2014, 06:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I've noticed this, too, and find it highly annoying in parking lots.
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Old 01-21-2014, 11:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Happened to me yesterday, and yeah, it's annoying. ┬*Don't recall if it was a GM car or not.
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Can't you tell if an engine is running or not? Or if a car just clicked the locks?



i love having the perimeter lights, I can't see why reverse lights being on would upset you....
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Agreed. Very frustrating. Most people probably don't care anyway because they are not paying attention while whipping through the parking lot at maximum speed while texting and looking for that perfect close-to-the-door space.



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Old 01-22-2014, 09:42 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Perimeter Lighting is not exclusive to GM...it's pretty ubiquitous these days. Also the owners have the option to disable on most GM products through setup menus. Ford does this, and a quick search reveals that brands from other continents like BMW do it also. http://www.ehow.com/info_12225876_pe...hting-car.html http://autos.yahoo.com/bmw/3-series-.../features.html
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Old 01-22-2014, 03:23 PM   #7 (permalink)
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APaGttH said Ford does this, and a quick search reveals that brands from other continents like BMW do it also. I have a recent model Ford. For perimeter lighting in the rear it uses the parking lights and the license plate light.┬* NOT the reverse lights.┬* I have never seen the reverse lights used for perimeter lighting on a Non GM vehicle. It just does not make any sense at all. How are you supposed to tell when a GM car is about to back up┬* or if someone just pushed a button on the keyfob.... its like the boy who cried wolf. I guess I will just ignore them on any GM car and force them to stop if there is actually someone trying to back out. ┬*
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I have seen this as well. ┬*I think they come on with remote start perhaps.
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