The system will automatically turn on your high beams if it is dark enough and no other traffic is present. When it detects the headlights of an approaching vehicle, the tail lamps of the preceding vehicle or street lighting, the system will turn off the high beams before they distract other drivers. The low beams remain on.
If it appears that automatic control of the high beams is not functioning properly, check the windshield in front of the camera for a blockage. A clear view of the road is required for proper system operation. Have any windshield damage in the area of the camera’s field-of-view repaired.
If the system detects a blockage, for example bird droppings, bug splatter, snow or ice, the system will go into low beam mode until you clear the blockage. A message may also appear in the instrument cluster display noting the front camera is blocked.
Typical road dust, dirt and water spots will not affect the performance of the automatic high beam system . However, in cold or inclement weather conditions, you will notice a decrease in the availability of the high beam system, especially at start up. If you want to change the beam state independently of the system, you may switch the high beams on or off using the multifunction switch. Automatic control will resume when conditions are correct.
Modification of the vehicle ride height such as using much larger tires, may degrade feature performance.
A camera sensor, centrally mounted behind the windshield of your vehicle, continuously monitors conditions to decide when to switch the high beams off and on.
Once the system is active, the high beams will switch on if:
- The ambient light level is low enough.
- There is no traffic in front of the vehicle.
- The vehicle speed is greater than approximately
25 mph (40 km/h).
The high beams will switch off if:
- The system detects the headlamps of an approaching vehicle or the tail lamps of a preceding vehicle.
- Vehicle speed falls below approximately
20 mph (30 km/h).
- The ambient light level is high enough that high beams are not required.
- The system detects severe rain, snow or fog.
- The camera is blocked.
- You switch the rear fog lamps on.
Activating the System
Switch on the system using the information display. See Information Displays
Switch the autolamps on. See
The indicator lamp illuminates to confirm when the system is ready to assist.
Manually Overriding the System
When the automatic control has activated the high beams, pushing or pulling the stalk will provide a temporary override to low beam.
Use the information display menu to permanently deactivate the system, or turn the lighting control switch from autolamps to headlamps.