Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: How do I turn on the headlights in a 2012 Toyota Camry?

asked by on

How do I turn on the headlights?

A: The headlights are necessary when driving a...

The headlights are necessary when driving after dark or on cloudy days when visibility is poor. While the lights can be operated automatically, there may be times you need to turn them on manually.

  1. Use the lever on the left side of the steering wheel column for the lights.

  2. Turn the lever to where it says DRL, which turns on the daytime running lamps.

  3. Turn the lever to the next position, which turn on parking lights, taillights, license plate lights and side marker lights as well as the daytime running lights. The instrument panel lights also turn on at this position.

  4. The next position shows a bright light, which is when the headlights are turned on.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: What is the Radio Data System (RDS)?

Your Honda Accord’s audio system includes advanced functionality that takes advantage of modern radio broadcasting features. The Radio Data System (RDS) is used to display additional information about the station you’re listening to, and other information. ...

Q: Why is my air bag light on after replacing my seat in my 2003 Toyota Camry

Hello. Since the replacement seat does not have the air bag in it then the light will remain on. There is nothing that you will be able to do to get it to function with that seat. It is still...

Q: Do I need to replace valve lifters after having the cylinder head rebuilt on my 2001 Toyota Camry

Hi there. When you have the cylinder head rebuilt and a valve job done then that will change the height of the valves in the head. The lifters are set a specific thickness to offset the depth that the valves...

Related articles

How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.