Headlights

Turn the headlight switch to turn the headlights and other exterior lights on or off.

When the tail lights, position lights, and the number plate lights are turned on, the lights-on indicator light in the instrument cluster turns on.

 

 


  • To prevent discharging the battery, do not leave the lights on while the engine is off unless safety requires them.

  • Headlights do not blind drivers approaching in the opposite direction no matter what side of the road you must drive your vehicle (left-hand or right-hand traffic). Therefore, it is not necessary to adjust the optical axis of the headlights when switching temporarily to driving on the opposite side of the road (left-hand or right-hand traffic).

Without auto-light control

 

Switch Position

OFF

Ignition Position

ON

ACC or OFF

ON

ACC or OFF

ON

ACC or OFF

Headlights

Off

Off

Off

Off

On

Off

Running lights

On*1

Off

Off

Off

Off

Off

Tail lights

Position lights

Number plate lights

Off

Off

On

On

On

On*2

  1. The lights are turned on while the vehicle is driven.

  2. The lights are turned on continuously if the ignition is switched from ON to any other position with the lights turned on. The lights are turned off when the driver's door is opened or 30 seconds have elapsed since the lights turned on.

With auto-light control

 

(Except Taiwan)

Switch Position

OFF

AUTO

Ignition Position

ON

ACC or OFF

ON

ACC or OFF

ON

ACC or OFF

ON

ACC or OFF

Headlights

Off

Off

Auto*2

Off

Off

Off

On

Off

Running lights

On*1

Off

On*3

Off

Off

Off

Off

Off

Tail lights

Position lights

Number plate lights

Off

Off

Auto*2

On*4

On

On

On

On*4

  1. The lights are turned on while the vehicle is driven.

  2. The lights are turned on by the auto light function.

  3. The lights are turned on while the vehicle is driven, and turned off when the headlights are turned on by the auto light function.

  4. The lights are turned on continuously if the ignition is switched from ON to any other position with the lights turned on. The lights are turned off when the driver's door is opened or 30 seconds have elapsed since the lights turned on.

(Taiwan)

Ignition Position

ACC or OFF

ON

Switch Position

OFF*1

AUTO

OFF*1

AUTO

Headlights

Off

Off

Off

Off

Auto*2*4

Auto*3*4

On

Running lights

Off

Off

Off

Off

Off

Tail lights

Position lights

Number plate lights

Off

On*5

On

On*5

On

  1. The light switch returns to the AUTO position automatically.

  2. During the daytime, the running lights turn on automatically. During the nighttime, the headlights, position lights, tail lights, and the number plate lights turn on automatically.

  3. During the daytime, the running lights, position lights, tail lights, and the number plate lights turn on automatically. During the nighttime, the headlights, position lights, tail lights, and the number plate lights turn on automatically.

  4. When the light switch is switched to the OFF position while the vehicle is stopped, all of the lights that are turned on turn off. When the light switch is switched from a position other than to the position while the vehicle is stopped, the running lights or the headlights turn off. When starting to drive the vehicle, the lights that are turned off turn on again.

  5. The lights are turned on continuously if the ignition is switched from ON to any other position with the lights turned on. The lights are turned off when the driver's door is opened or 30 seconds have elapsed since the lights turned on.

Auto-light control (Some Models)

(Except Taiwan)

When the headlight switch is in the AUTO position and the ignition is switched ON, the light sensor senses the surrounding lightness or darkness and automatically turns the headlights and other exterior lights on or off.

(Taiwan)

When the headlight switch is in a position other than and the ignition is switched ON, the light sensor senses the surrounding lightness or darkness and automatically turns the headlights and other exterior lights on or off.

 


  • Do not shade the light sensor by adhering a sticker or a label on the windscreen. Otherwise the light sensor will not operate correctly.

     

  • The light sensor also works as a rain sensor for the auto-wiper control. Keep hands and scrapers clear of the windscreen when the wiper lever is in the AUTO position and the ignition is switched ON as fingers could be pinched or the wipers and wiper blades damaged when the wipers activate automatically. If you are going to clean the windscreen, be sure the wipers are turned off completely ― this is particularly important when clearing ice and snow ― when it is particularly tempting to leave the engine running.

 


  • The headlights and other exterior lights may not turn off immediately even if the surrounding area becomes well-lit because the light sensor determines that it is night time if the surrounding area is continuously dark for several minutes such as inside long tunnels, traffic jams inside tunnels, or in indoor parking lots.

    In this case, the lights turn off if the light switch is turned to the OFF position.

  • The sensitivity of the auto-light control may be changed.

    Refer to Personalisation Features (Search).

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