Exterior Lamp Controls

The exterior lamps control is located on the instrument panel to the left of

The exterior lamps control is located on the instrument panel to the left of the steering wheel.

It controls the following systems:

  • Headlamps
  • Taillamps
  • Parking Lamps
  • License Plate Lamps
  • Instrument Panel Lights

The exterior lamps control has four positions:

and Daytime Running Lamps (DRL). Turning the headlamp control to the off position (Off): Turns off the automatic headlamps and Daytime Running Lamps (DRL). Turning the headlamp control to the off position again will turn the automatic headlamps or DRL back on.

For vehicles first sold in Canada, the off position only works when the vehicle is shifted into the P (Park) position.

AUTO (Automatic): Automatically turns on the headlamps at normal brightness, together with the following:

  • Parking Lamps
  • Instrument Panel Lights
  • Taillamps
  • License Plate Lamps

lamps together with the following:(Parking Lamps): Turns on the parking lamps together with the following:

  • Instrument Panel Lights
  • Taillamps
  • License Plate Lamps

together with the following: (Headlamps): Turns on the headlamps together with the following:

  • Parking Lamps
  • Instrument Panel Lights
  • Taillamps
  • License Plate Lamps

When the headlamps are turned on while the vehicle is on, the headlamps will turn off automatically 10 minutes after the ignition is turned off. When the headlamps are turned on while the vehicle is off, the headlamps will stay on for 10 minutes before automatically turning off to prevent the battery from being drained. Turn the headlamp control to off and then back to the headlamp on position to make the headlamps stay on for an additional 10 minutes.

See also:

When It Is Time for New Tires
Factors such as maintenance, temperatures, driving speeds, vehicle loading, and road conditions affect the wear rate of the tires. Treadwear indicators are one way to tell when it is time for ...

V-6 Power
The CTS coupe's standard 3.6-liter V-6 moves this two-door smartly enough, but it doesn't necessarily feel like there's a 304-horsepower engine under the hood. With a curb weight of around 4,000 p ...

Folding Mirrors
Manual Folding Mirrors Vehicles with manual fold mirrors are folded inward toward the vehicle to prevent damage when going through an automatic car wash. Push the mirror outward to return it to ...