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HOW TO USE INTELLIBEAM AUTOMATIC HEADLAMP CONTROL

Difficulty Level: Novice  |  Time Required: 2 Minutes  |  Tools Required: None  |  Related Parts, Products, Services or Technology: None

If your vehicle has this available feature, at speeds above 25 mph IntelliBeam can automatically turn the vehicle’s high beams on and off according to surrounding traffic conditions.


ENABLE INTELLIBEAM


1. Your vehicle’s engine must be running and headlamps must be on for IntelliBeam to work.

2. Set the headlamp control knob to Auto or turn the low beam headlamps on.

3. Place the turn signal lever in the neutral position.

4. Depending on your vehicle, you can activate IntelliBeam by pressing a button on your turn signal lever or pushing the turn signal lever forward and back to the neutral position or, on some vehicles, using the infotainment system.

a. On these vehicles, select the Virtual Controls app, then tap Lights and turn Auto High Beams on to engage IntelliBeam.

5. A green “A” icon displays in the instrument panel when IntelliBeam is enabled.

6. IntelliBeam detects lighting conditions and other vehicles, and turns the high beams on and off as needed, depending on vehicle speed. (Note: IntelliBeam will only turn the high beams on at speeds above 25 mph).

7. When IntelliBeam activates the high beams, a blue icon displays in the instrument panel with the green “A” icon.

DRIVING WITH INTELLIBEAM


The high beam headlamps remain on until:
 

8. The system detects an approaching vehicle’s headlamps.

9. The system detects another vehicle’s taillamps in front of you.

10. Exterior lighting is bright enough that high beam headlamps aren’t required.

11. The vehicle’s speed drops below 12 mph.

12. The turn signal lever is moved forward to the high beam position or the Flash-to-Pass feature is used.

DRIVING WITH INTELLIBEAM IN UNFAVORABLE CONDITIONS


The vehicle’s high beams may not turn off automatically if the system cannot detect the other vehicle’s lamps because of any of the following reasons: 
 

13. The other vehicle’s lamps are missing, damaged, obstructed from view or otherwise undetected.

14. The other vehicle’s lamps are covered with dirt, snow or road spray.

15. The other vehicle’s lamps cannot be detected due to dense exhaust, smoke, fog, snow, road spray, mist or other airborne obstructions.

16. Your vehicle’s windshield is dirty, cracked or obstructed by something that blocks the view of the light sensor.

17. Your vehicle is loaded such that the front end points upward, causing the light sensor to aim high and not detect headlamps and taillamps.

18. You are driving on winding or hilly roads.

TIPS


19. Keep the top center area of the windshield clear of debris for the best system performance.


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To find out if your vehicle has this feature, contact your dealer or refer to your vehicle’s equipment list. Please check your Owner’s Manual for more information about features.