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Automatic headlights not working on Ford Taurus

Problem Description and Possible Solution

Multiple owners have reported instances of the automatic headlights not functioning properly. Possible causes are failure of the sunload sensor, the light switch, or the Smart Junction Box (SJB). Professional electrical diagnosis is recommended before replacement of any parts. 

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 203,829 (73,000–1,400,000)
12 model years affected: 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, more2003, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
35 people reported this problem
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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
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.
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.
Auto headlights sense darkness but only the parking lights come on for "auto". headlights must be turned on manually
Electronic problems started with drivers door not responding then auto lights quit working inside dome light doesn't come on when driver's door opens but will come on if any other door opens. Now car has failed to start repeatedly. Got new battery don't think that fixed it but battery was going bad.nothing is fixed otherwise.