Q: How do you set your headlights to auto?

asked by on

How do you set your headlights to auto?

Not all Altimas have auto headlights, but if your car is equipped with this feature, it’s simple to use. Turning your headlights to auto will allow your headlights, parking lights and other interior lights to turn on when the level of ambient light drops, and turn off when the light increases. Here’s how to turn them on:

  1. Turn the headlight indicator knob from off to auto (rotate it toward you one time). Do not go beyond this – the next setting turns on the parking lights, and the setting after that turns on the headlights, but neither are automatic.

  2. To change back to manual control, simply rotate the knob back to the off position, or move it to the parking light or manual headlight setting.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1,000 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
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. How do you set your headlights to auto?

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: Nissan Xterra shaking stuttering and check engine light

The flashing check engine light is likely due to misfiring. If the engine is misfiring that can damage the catalytic converter. Try not to drive the car until it is repaired. Inasmuch as ignition components were removed, my guess would...

Q: Cannot switch to four-wheel drive

Hello. A flashing 4WD light is an indicator that the computer has detected that the 4WD is not engaged. This can commonly be caused by a faulty 4WD vacuum servo or loose vacuum hose. I would check to see that...

Q: how to tell if your car have dual climate control?

Hello, thank you for writing in. Conversion kits for the headlights can be purchased and installed. It involves hooking up a photocell to indicate to the switch when there is a need for headlights. From there you have to replace...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
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...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...