How do you turn on the high beams? lights escape headligh...

Q: How do you turn on the high beams?

asked by on December 15, 2015

How do you turn on the high beams?

While your car has low beam headlights that should be used for most driving situations, it also has high beam headlights. These are for use in areas where there is little-to-no oncoming traffic and there are no street lights (such as on rural roads at night). Here’s how to change the headlights from low to high beam:

  1. Make sure the ignition is on or the engine is running.
  2. Turn the headlights on by moving the control knob to the second position.
  3. Locate the turn signal switch on the side of the steering column.
  4. Push the turn signal switch forward to change from low beams to high beams.
  5. Pull the switch back toward you to change from high beams to low beams.

For more information on using your high beams, check out this article: https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/4-essential-things-to-know-about-your-car-s-high-beams

Tip:

To flash your high beams, pull backward on the turn signal switch quickly and then release it (with the headlights set to low beams).

Was this answer helpful?
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

What is the front passenger sensing system?

Your car’s air bag system is very advanced and capable of monitoring many different things. The front passenger sensing system is designed to tell the car’s computer a lot of different things about what’s going on with the passenger front...

I need to adjust my headlights.

There are two types of headlamps available on your car - Halogen and HID. If you have HID, they are auto-leveling. I'm going to assume you have halogen. The only adjustment on your type of headlight is up and...

New battery kia forte koup wont start or crank just one click then nothing

Hi Jordan. Thanks for contacting us today. When it's really cold outside, even a brand new battery can have difficulty starting the vehicle. This is due to low cranking amps. However, if the battery is brand new (like within a...

Related articles

A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Scion iQ
The The 2012 Scion iQ delivers the type of driving experience you would expect from a microcar. The higher fuel economy coupled with a tight turning radius provides an excellent vehicle for those who do a lot of city driving...
What Kind of Bulbs Are Used Behind the Dashboard
Your Your dashboard contains a number of light bulbs. They’re used for everything from lighting up your speedometer to turning on the Check Engine Light. What kind of bulbs are used behind the dashboard? Actually, that might not be a...
2012 Toyota Sienna vs. 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan: Which One Should I Buy?
The battle of the minivans: Toyota Sienna versus the Dodge Grand Caravan. Both of these comfy people-movers provide options galore, and the minivan is meant to get everyone where they need to go safely and quickly, at a reasonable cost...