Headlight switch

The headlights can be operated manually or automatically.

Type A

1 The daytime run-

1 ning lights turn on.The daytime run- ning lights turn on.

2 parking, tail,The side marker, parking, tail, license plate, day- time running lights and instrument panel lights turn on.

3 all lights listedThe headlights and all lights listed above (except day- time running lights) turn on.

4 daytime runningThe headlights, daytime running lights and all lights listed above turn on and off automati- cally.

Type B

1The daytime run-

1ning lights turn on.The daytime run- ning lights turn on.

2parking, tail,The side marker, parking, tail, license plate, day- time running lights and instrument panel lights turn on.

3all lights listedThe headlights and all lights listed above (except day- time running lights) turn on.

4all lights listedThe headlights and all lights listed above (except day- time running lights) turn on.

Turning on the high beam headlights

1 With the headlights on, push

1 With the headlights on, push the lever forward to turn on the high beams.

Vehicles with an Automatic High Beam system: When the light switch is in “AUTO” posi- tion, the Automatic High Beam system will be activated. (→P.

207) Pull the lever back to the center position to turn the high beams off.

2 Pull the lever toward you to turn on the high beams.

Release the lever to turn them off. You can flash the high beams with the headlights on or off.

AFS

AFS (Adaptive Front-lighting System) improves visibility at inter- sections and on curves by automatically adjusting the direction of the light axis of the headlights according to vehicle speed and the degree of the tire angle that are controlled by steering input.

Operates at speeds of 6 mph (10 km/h) or higher

- Deactivating AFS

On/off

On/off
The indicator turns on when the AFS is deactivated.

- Daytime running light system
l To make your vehicle more visible to other drivers, the parking lights turn on automatically (at an increased intensity) whenever the engine is started and the parking brake is released. Daytime running lights are not designed for use at night.
l Compared to turning on the headlights, the daytime running light system offers greater durability and consumes less electricity, so it can help improve fuel economy.

- Headlight control sensor

The sensor may not function properly if

The sensor may not function properly if an object is placed on the sensor, or any- thing that blocks the sensor is affixed to the windshield.

Doing so interferes with the sensor detecting the level of ambient light and may cause the automatic headlight sys- tem to malfunction

- Automatic light off system
l When the headlights are on: The headlights and tail lights turn off 30 seconds after a door is opened and closed if the “ENGINE START STOP” switch has been switched to ACCESSORY or OFF mode.
l When only the tail lights are on: The tail lights turn off automatically if the “ENGINE START STOP” switch is switched to ACCESSORY or OFF mode and driver’s door is opened.

To turn the lights on again, turn the “ENGINE START STOP” switch to IGNITION ON mode, or turn the light switch off once and then back to the position. or - Automatic headlight leveling system position.

- Automatic headlight leveling system
The level of the headlights is automatically adjusted according to the num- ber of passengers and the loading condition of the vehicle to ensure that the headlights do not interfere with other road users.

- If the “AFS OFF” indicator flashes
It may indicate a malfunction in the system. Contact your Lexus dealer.

- Customization
Settings (e.g. light sensor sensitivity) can be changed.

NOTICE

- To prevent battery discharge
Do not leave the lights on longer than necessary when the engine is not run- ning.

The Automatic High Beam uses an in-vehicle camera sensor to assess the brightness of streetlights, the lights of oncoming and preceding vehicles, etc., and automatically turns high beam on or off as neces- sary.

- Activating the Automatic High Beam system

Push the lever away from you

Push the lever away from you with the headlight switch in the “AUTO” position when the “ENGINE START STOP” switch is in IGNITION ON mode.

The Automatic High Beam indicator will come on when the headlights are turned on

- Turning the high beam on/off manually

Switching to low beam

Pull the lever to the original

Pull the lever to the original position.

Switching to high beam

Turn the light switch to the

Turn the light switch to the - High beam automatic turning on or off conditions position.

- High beam automatic turning on or off conditions
When all of the following conditions are fulfilled, high beam will be automatically turned on (after approximately 1 second): l Vehicle speed is above approximately 21 mph (34 km/h).
l The area ahead of the vehicle is dark.
l There are no oncoming or preceding vehicles with headlights or tail lights turned on.

If any of the following conditions are fulfilled, high beam will be automatically turned off: l Vehicle speed drops below approximately 17 mph (27 km/h).
l The area ahead of the vehicle is not dark.
l Oncoming or preceding vehicles have headlights or tail lights turned on.

- Limitations of the Automatic High Beam
Do not rely on the Automatic High Beam. Always drive safely, taking care to observe your surroundings and turning high beam on or off manually if necessary.

- Camera sensor detection information
l High beam may not be automatically turned off in the following situa- tions:
• When oncoming vehicles suddenly appear from a curve.
• When the vehicle is cut in front of by another.

l High beam may be turned off if an oncoming vehicle that is using fog lights without using the headlights is detected.
l Houselights, streetlights, red traffic signals, and illuminated billboards or signs may cause the high beam to turn off.
l The following factors may affect the amount of time taken to turn high beam on or off:
• The brightness of headlights, fog lights, and tail lights of oncoming and preceding vehicles
• Road conditions (wetness, ice, snow etc.)
• The number of passengers and amount of baggage
l High beam may be turned on or off when unexpected by the driver.

l In the situations below, the system may not be able to correctly detect the surrounding brightness levels, and may flash or expose nearby pedestri- ans to the high beam. Therefore, you should consider turning the high beam on or off manually rather than relying on the Automatic High Beam system.

• In bad weather (rain, snow, fog, sandstorms etc.)
• The windshield is obscured by fog, mist, ice, dirt etc.
• The windshield is cracked or damaged.
• The inside rear view mirror or camera sensor is deformed or dirty.
• Surrounding brightness levels are equal to those of headlights, tail lights or fog lights.
• Vehicles ahead have headlights that are either switched off, dirty, are changing color, or are not aimed properly.
• When driving through an area of intermittently changing brightness and darkness.
• When frequently and repeatedly driving ascending/descending roads, or roads with rough, bumpy or uneven surfaces (such as stone-paved roads, gravel tracks etc.)
• When frequently and repeatedly taking curves or driving on a winding road.
• There is a highly reflective object ahead of the vehicle, such as a sign or a mirror.
• The vehicle’s headlights are damaged or dirty.
• The vehicle is lifting or tilting, due to a flat tire, a trailer being towed etc.
• The Automatic High Beam indicator is flashing.
• The high beam and low beam are repeatedly being switched between in an abnormal manner.
• The driver believes that the high beam may be causing problems or distress to other drivers or pedestrians nearby.

- If the Automatic High Beam indicator flashes...
It may indicate a malfunction in the system. Contact your Lexus dealer.

- Temporary lowering sensor sensitivity
The sensitivity of the sensor can be temporarily lowered.

To lower the sensitivity, push and hold for 15 to 20 seconds, and release. The indicator light on the inside rear view on the inside rear view mirror for 15 to 20 seconds, and release. The indicator light on the inside rear view mirror will flash to indicate that the sensitivity has been lowered.

When the “ENGINE START STOP” switch is turned off, the sensitivity will be returned to its normal level.

- Customization
The Automatic High Beam can be turned off.

NOTICE

- Camera sensor

Observe the following to ensure that the

Observe the following to ensure that the Automatic High Beam functions cor- rectly.

l Do not touch the camera sensor.
l Do not subject the inside rear view mirror or the camera sensor to a strong impact.
l Do not disassemble the camera sensor.
l Do not spill liquid onto the inside rear view mirror or the camera sensor.
l Do not apply window tinting or stickers to the camera sensor or the area of windshield near the camera sensor.
l Do not place items on the dashboard. There is a possibility that the camera sensor will mistake items reflected in the windshield for streetlights, the headlights of other vehicles, etc.
l Do not install a parking tag or any other accessories near or around the inside rear view mirror and the camera sensor.
l Do not overload the vehicle.
l Do not modify the vehicle.
l Do not replace windshield with a non-genuine windshield.

Contact your Lexus dealer.

The fog lights assist visibility in difficult driving conditions, such as in rain or fog. The fog lights can be used when the headlights are on low beam.

Type A

1 Turns the fog lights

1off Turns the fog lights off 2onTurns the fog lights on

Type B

1Turns the fog lights

1offTurns the fog lights off

2onTurns the fog lights on

When “AUTO” is selected, the wipers will operate automatically when the sensor detects falling rain. The system automatically adjusts wiper timing according to rain volume and vehicle speed.

Type A

1Off

12Rain-sensing wiperOff

2operationRain-sensing wiper operation

3operationLow speed wiper operation

4operationHigh speed wiper operation

5tionTemporary opera- tion

6 Increases the sensitivity

6 Increases the sensitivity
7 Decreases the sensitivity

8 Washer/wiper dual opera-

8 Washer/wiper dual opera- tion
The wipers operate automati- cally. (After operating several times, the wipers operate one more time after a short delay to prevent dripping.)

Type B

1Off

12Rain-sensing wiperOff

2operatRain-sensing wiper operat

3operationLow speed wiper operation

4operationHigh speed wiper operation

5tionTemporary opera- tion

6 Increases the sensitivity

6 Increases the sensitivity

7 Decreases the sensitivity

8 Washer/wiper dual opera-

8 Washer/wiper dual opera- tion
The wipers operate automati- cally. (After operating several times, the wipers operate one more time after a short delay to prevent dripping.)

- The windshield wipers and washer can be operated when The “ENGINE START STOP” switch is in IGNITION ON mode.
- “AUTO” mode

l The raindrop sensor judges the amount

l The raindrop sensor judges the amount of raindrops.

An optical sensor is adopted. It may not operate properly when sunlight from the rising or setting of the sun intermit- tently strikes the windshield, or if bugs etc. are present on the windshield.

l If the wiper switch is turned to the “AUTO” position while the “ENGINE START STOP” switch is in IGNITION ON mode, the wipers will operate once to show that “AUTO” mode is activated.

l If the temperature of the rain drop sensor is 176 °F (80 °C) or higher, or 14 °F (-10 °C) or lower, the automatic operation may not occur. In this case, operate the wipers in any mode other than “AUTO”.

- Effects of vehicle speed on wiper operation
With the settings other than “AUTO” also, the time until drip prevention wiper sweep occurs is changed depending on vehicle speed.

Type A
With be switched from low speed to selected, wiper operation will be switched from low speed to intermittent wiper operation only when the vehicle is stationary. (However, when the sensor sensitivity is adjusted to the highest level, the mode cannot be switched.)

Type B
With be switched from low speed to selected, wiper operation will be switched from low speed to intermittent wiper operation only when the vehicle is stationary. (However, when the sensor sensitivity is adjusted to the highest level, the mode cannot be switched.)

- If no windshield washer fluid sprays
Check that the washer nozzles are not blocked if there is washer fluid in the windshield washer fluid reservoir.

CAUTION

- Caution regarding the use of windshield wipers in “AUTO” mode
The windshield wipers may operate unexpectedly if the sensor is touched or the windshield is subject to vibration in “AUTO” mode. Take care that your fingers etc. anything else does not become caught in the windshield wipers.

- Caution regarding the use of washer fluid
When it is cold, do not use the washer fluid until the windshield becomes warm. The fluid may freeze on the windshield and cause low visibility. This may lead to an accident, resulting in death or serious injury.

NOTICE

- When the windshield is dry
Do not use the wipers, as they may damage the windshield.

- When there is no washer fluid spray from the nozzle
Damage to the washer fluid pump may be caused if the lever is pulled toward you and held continually.

- When a nozzle becomes blocked
Do not try to clear it with a pin or other object. The nozzle will be damaged.

The wiper operation is selected by moving the lever as follows:

Type A

1Off

12Intermittent win-Off

2dow wiper opera-Intermittent win- dow wiper opera- tion

3wiper operationNormal window wiper operation

4operationWasher/wiper dual operation

5operationWasher/wiper dual operation

Type B

1Off

12Intermittent win-Off

2dow wiper opera-Intermittent win- dow wiper opera- tion

3wiper operationNormal window wiper operation

4operationWasher/wiper dual operation

5operationWasher/wiper dual operation

- The rear window wiper and washer can be operated when
The “ENGINE START STOP” switch is in IGNITION ON mode.

- Dripping prevention wiper sweep
After washing and wiping operation several times, the wipers operate one more time after a short delay to prevent dripping.

- Effect of vehicle and shift position on wiper operation
Type A
l With selected, wiper operation will be switched from low speed to intermittent wiper operation only the vehicle is stationary.
l With or selected, the rear window wiper sweeps once when you shift the shift lever to “R” while windshield wipers operating or with 17 seconds from their deactivation.

Type B
l With selected, wiper operation will be switched from low speed to intermittent wiper operation only the vehicle is stationary.
l With or selected, the rear window wiper sweeps once when you shift the shift lever to “R” while windshield wipers operating or with 17 seconds from their deactivation.

- Customization
Settings (e.g. drip prevention function) can be changed.

NOTICE

- When the washer fluid tank is empty
Do not operate the switch continually as the washer fluid pump may over- heat.

Washer fluid can be sprayed on the headlights.

Press the switch to clean the

Press the switch to clean the headlights.

- The headlight cleaner can be operated when
The “ENGINE START STOP” switch is in IGNITION ON mode and the headlight switch is turned on.

NOTICE

- When the washer fluid tank is empty
Do not use this function when the washer fluid tank is empty. This may cause the washer fluid pump to overheat.

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