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
, 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
control all the way to the left.
When released, the control will return to the Twilight
minimum delay position and the lights will
As with any vehicle, you should turn on the regular
headlamp system when you need it.
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