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HOW TO USE INTELLIBEAM AUTOMATIC HEADLAMP CONTROL

Difficulty Level: Novice  |  Time Required: Two Minutes  |  Tools Required: None

If equipped, IntelliBeam can automatically turn the vehicle’s high beam headlamps 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. 
  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:
 

  • The system detects an approaching vehicle’s headlamps
  • The system detects another vehicle’s taillamps in front of you (or in front of your vehicle)
  • Exterior lighting is bright enough that high-beam headlamps aren’t required
  • The vehicle’s speed drops below 12 mph
  • 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: 
 

  • The other vehicle’s lamps are missing, damaged, obstructed from view or otherwise undetected
  • The other vehicle’s lamps are covered with dirt, snow or road spray
  • The other vehicle’s lamps cannot be detected due to dense exhaust, smoke, fog, snow, road spray, mist or other airborne obstructions
  • Your vehicle’s windshield is dirty, cracked or obstructed by something that blocks the view of the light sensor
  • Your vehicle is loaded such that the front end points upward, causing the light sensor to aim high and not detect headlamps and taillamps
  • You are driving on winding or hilly roads

TIPS


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


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WHEN SHOULD I HAVE MY TIRES ROTATED?

As part of a newly revised maintenance schedule, owners of 2011 model year or newer GM vehicles are advised to see their dealer for a tire rotation every 7,500 miles.

HOW DO I PROPERLY STORE TIRES?

Tires age when the vehicle remains parked for extended periods of time. If a vehicle will be stored for a month or more, park it in a cool, dry and clean area away from direct sunlight to slow the aging process. The area should be free of grease, gasoline or other substances that can deteriorate rubber. This also applies to unmounted tires.

Parking for an extended period can also cause flat spots that may result in vibrations while driving. When storing a vehicle for more than a month, remove the tires or raise the vehicle to reduce the weight from the tires.

DO I NEED A WHEEL ALIGNMENT?

Proper wheel alignment is key to the life of your tires. If your vehicle is misaligned, it can cause your tires to wear unevenly, and you may experience handling problems such as pulling or abnormal vibration.

Tires and wheels are aligned and balanced at the factory to help provide best overall performance. Adjustments to wheel alignment and tire balancing are not necessary on a regular basis. Consider a wheel alignment check if there is unusual tire wear or if your GMC vehicle is significantly pulling to one side or the other.

A tire that is out of balance often affects ride quality and can shorten the life of tires, bearings, shocks and other suspension components. If the vehicle is vibrating when driving on a smooth road, the tires and wheels may need to be rebalanced.

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