automatic lights not working on Ford Taurus

Average mileage: 127,206 (73,000–190,500)
7 model years affected: 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, more2003, 2004, 2013
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when i turn the automatic light switch on my healghts dont come on but my running(parking) lights do
2002 Ford Taurus 190,500 mi,
Just parking lights come on when sensor senses it is dark out. Headlights work when turned on manually.
the automatic light on my car are not working. only the parking light come on and that is all. I have not got it fixed yet
2002 Ford Taurus 82,400 mi,
Automatic headlights wont come on if the car is started with the swith in auto, and the car under bright lights, such as at a gas station or in front of a store at night. Like the light sensor is saturated and when you get to the road the sensor still thinks it's daylight.
Ford taurus... Only running lights come on when driving at night.
running lights come on when but have to manually turn on headlamps
2003 Ford Taurus 105,000 mi,
parking lights come on but not headlights in auto .... works fine manually
2002 Ford Taurus 155,200 mi,
THE AUTO ON LIGHT DOESN'T WORK. The LIGHT SENSOR FAULT ERROR, REPLACED WITH NEW SENSOR BUT NO DIFFERENCE, AUTO LIGHTS STILL DIN'T WORK.
2013 Ford Taurus 73,000 mi,
Automatic headlights not working when i clicked them on
2003 Ford Taurus 92,000 mi,
Auto headlights sense darkness but only the parking lights come on for "auto". headlights must be turned on manually
Exactly as reported in reported by ramsrn1.