Daytime Running Lamps / Automatic
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) can make it easier for
others to see the front of your vehicle during the day.
DRL can be helpful in many different driving
conditions, but they can be especially helpful in the
short periods after dawn and before sunset. Fully
functional daytime running lamps are required on all
vehicles first sold in Canada.
A light sensor on top of the instrument panel makes the
DRL work, so be sure it isn’t covered. The DRL system
will make front parking and turn signal lamps come on
in daylight when the following conditions are met:
D The ignition is on,
D the exterior lamps control is off, and
D the parking brake is released.
When the DRL are on, only your front parking and turn
signal lamps will be on. Your instrument panel won’t be
When it’s dark enough outside, the exterior lamps will
come on automatically. When it’s bright enough outside,
the exterior lamps will turn off and the DRL will turn
on. Of course, you may still turn on the headlamps any
time you need to.
To idle your vehicle with the DRL and automatic
headlamps off, set the parking brake while the ignition is
in OFF or LOCK. Then start the vehicle. The DRL and
automatic headlamps will stay off until you release the
As with any vehicle, you should turn on the regular
headlamp system when you need it.
Instrument Panel Brightness Control
This feature controls the brightness of the instrument
The thumbwheel for this feature is located below the
exterior lamps control.
Turn the thumbwheel to the right to brighten the lights
or to the left to dim them. Turn the thumbwheel all the
way to the left to turn off the instrument panel lights.
Interior Lamps Control
Turn the thumbwheel all the way to the right to turn on
the interior lamps, if the interior lamps override switch
is off. Turn the thumbwheel to the left to turn the