Buick Encore: Exterior Lighting / Automatic Headlamp System

Buick Encore 2020-2022 Owner's Manual / Lighting / Exterior Lighting / Automatic Headlamp System

When it is dark enough outside and the exterior lamp control is in the automatic position, the headlamps come on automatically. See Exterior Lamp Controls.

Buick Encore. Automatic Headlamp System

The vehicle has a light sensor on top of the instrument panel. Make sure it is not covered, or the headlamps will be on when they are not needed.

The system may also turn on the headlamps when driving through a parking garage or tunnel.

If the vehicle is started in a dark garage, the automatic headlamp system comes on immediately. If it is light outside when the vehicle leaves the garage, there is a slight delay before the automatic headlamp system changes to the DRL. During that delay, the instrument cluster may not be as bright as usual. Make sure the instrument panel brightness control is in the full bright position. See Instrument Panel Illumination Control.

Lights On with Wipers

If the windshield wipers are activated in daylight with the engine on, and the exterior lamp control is in AUTO, the headlamps, parking lamps, and other exterior lamps come on. The transition time for the lamps coming on varies based on wiper speed. When the wipers are not operating, these lamps turn off. Move the exterior lamp control to Buick Encore. Automatic Headlamp System or Buick Encore. Automatic Headlamp System to disable this feature.

    Flash-to-Pass and Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)

    Flash-to-Pass To flash the high beams, pull the turn signal lever all the way toward you. Then release it. Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) Daytime Running Lamps can make it easier for others to see the front of your vehicle during the day...

    Hazard Warning Flashers

    : Press and momentarily hold to make the front and rear turn signal lamps flash on and off. This warns others that you are having trouble. Press and momentarily hold again to turn the flashers off...

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    Exterior Lamp Controls

    Buick Encore. Exterior Lamp Controls

    The exterior lamp control is on the instrument panel to the left of the steering column.

    There are four positions:

    Buick Encore. Exterior Lamp Controls : Turns the exterior lamps off and deactivates the AUTO mode. Turn Buick Encore. Exterior Lamp Controls again to reactivate the AUTO mode.

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