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Q: How does the autolamp feature work?

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How does the autolamp feature work?

If your car is equipped with automatic headlight functionality, then it also has a delay setting. This keeps the headlights on for a brief period after you turn off the ignition. You can customize the length of the delay, too. Here’s how:

  1. Turn on the engine.

  2. Turn the headlight switch to auto.

  3. Turn it back to off again.

  4. Turn off the engine.

  5. Turn on the engine.

  6. Turn the headlight switch back to the auto position.

  7. Wait for the duration you want to set the delay (3 minutes max). Turn the headlights back off. The delay should now be set.

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