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Daytime Running Lamps
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
?rst sold in Canada.
A light sensor on top of the instrument panel monitors
the exterior light level for the operation of DRL and
Twilight Sentinel
, so be sure it is not covered.
The DRL system will make your low-beam headlamps
come on at reduced brightness in daylight when
the following conditions are met:
? The ignition is on.
? The exterior lamps control is off.
? The transaxle is not in PARK (P).
When DRL are on, only your low-beam headlamps will
be on. The parking lamps, taillamps, sidemarker
and other lamps will not be on. Your instrument panel
will not be lit up either.
When it is dark enough outside, your low-beam
headlamps will be at full brightness. The other lamps
that turn on with your headlamps will also turn on. When
it is bright enough outside, the regular lamps will turn
off, and your low-beam headlamps change to the
reduced brightness of DRL.
To idle your vehicle with the DRL off, shift the transaxle
into PARK (P). The DRL will stay off until you shift
out of PARK (P).
To turn off all exterior lighting at night when you are
parked, turn off the exterior lamp control and slide the
Twilight Sentinel
control all the way to the left.
When released, the control will return to the Twilight
Sentinel
minimum delay position and the lights will
turn off.
As with any vehicle, you should turn on the regular
headlamp system when you need it.
Cornering Lamps
The cornering lamps come on when the headlamps
or parking lamps are on and you signal a turn with
the multifunction lever. They provide more light
for cornering.
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2005 Buick ParkAvenue Owners Manual Summary of Content

Daytime Running LampsDaytime Running Lamps (DRL) can make it easier forothers to see the front of your vehicle during theday. DRL can be helpful in many different drivingconditions, but they can be especially helpful in the shortperiods after dawn and before sunset. Fully functionaldaytime running lamps are required on all vehiclesrst sold in Canada.A light sensor on top of the instrument panel monitorsthe exterior light level for the operation of DRL andTwilight Sentinel, so be sure it is not covered.The DRL system will make your low-beam headlampscome on at reduced brightness in daylight whenthe following conditions are met: The ignition is on. The exterior lamps control is off. The transaxle is not in PARK (P).When DRL are on, only your low-beam headlamps willbe on. The parking lamps, taillamps, sidemarkerand other lamps will not be on. Your instrument panelwill not be lit up either.When it is dark enough outside, your low-beamheadlamps will be at full brightness. The other lampsthat turn on with your headlamps will also turn on. Whenit is bright enough outside, the regular lamps will turnoff, and your low-beam headlamps change to thereduced brightness of DRL.To idle your vehicle with the DRL off, shift the transaxleinto PARK (P). The DRL will stay off until you shiftout of PARK (P).To turn off all exterior lighting at night when you areparked, turn off the exterior lamp control and slide theTwilight Sentinelcontrol all the way to the left.When released, the control will return to the TwilightSentinelminimum delay position and the lights willturn off.As with any vehicle, you should turn on the regularheadlamp system when you need it.Cornering LampsThe cornering lamps come on when the headlampsor parking lamps are on and you signal a turn withthe multifunction lever. They provide more lightfor cornering.3-15