Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: How do you program the length of delay for the headlights to stay on before turning off?

asked by on

How do you program the length of delay for the headlights to stay on before turning off?

Your car’s Auto Headlight functionality offers both convenience and safety. The exit delay programmed in means that the lights will stay on after you turn off the engine for a set period of time. You can change how long they stay on to fit your needs. Here’s how to do that:

  1. Make sure the headlight switch is in the Auto position.

  2. Make sure the key is set to OFF.

  3. Turn the headlight switch off.

  4. Turn the switch back to ON, then OFF again.

  5. Turn the switch back to the Auto position.

  6. Make sure the lights come on.

  7. Wait for the amount of time you want the headlights to stay on, then turn the switch back to OFF once more.

  8. The headlight delay should now be programmed.

Tips

  • The maximum delay you can set is three minutes.

  • You can set the system to have no delay by not waiting to turn the switch back to OFF the final time.

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

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!
  • Home
  • Questions
  • How do you program the length of delay for the headlights to stay on before turning off?

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: Issues with shaking in steering while driving - 1994 Ford F-150

Hey there. I would first look at tires and wheel balance, particularly if the tires have a lot of miles on them. Damaged tires can appear (on a balancing machine) to be balanced, yet they will vibrate terribly due to...

Q: What should I know about towing a trailer?

Your SUV can be equipped to tow a trailer with a light load. You’ll need to see the driver side door placard for load and weight limits specific to your vehicle. However, there are several precautions that you should follow...

Q: Interior is falling apart, need help

Walk through any classic car show, glance at a car's interior, and usually the most prominent, gleaming feature of a 50’s vehicle will be the dashboard: beautifully painted metal, adorned with brushed aluminum or chrome, shining brightly. Sadly, while being...

Related articles

P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
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...