I was at the curb yesterday and had my lights on (auto mode), opened the tonu to put my wifes things in the back with the engine running and the lights went out. Closed the tonu and tailgate, lights did not come on. Had to turn the switch to manual mode to get them back on. Perhaps I don't understand the auto light feature or need to make an adjustment in my DIC controls. Any suggestions out there? By the way, my SSR is one year old this month! 15 1/2K miles and loving it! Seems like I just got her the other day. Time sure does fly.