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Chevrolet Captiva Owners Manual: Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer, Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)

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Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer

(Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer): Push the turn signal lever away from you to turn the high beams on.

Pull the lever toward you to return to low beams.

This indicator light turns on in the instrument cluster when the high-beam headlamps are on.


To flash the high beams, pull the turn signal lever toward you, and release.

Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)

On vehicles equipped with DRL, the low-beam headlamps come on in daylight when all the following conditions are met:

  • The engine is running,
  • The exterior lamp control is in AUTO, and
  • The light sensor determines it is daytime.

Fully functional DRL are required on all vehicles first sold in Canada.

When the DRL are on, the low-beam headlamps will be on.

The taillamps, sidemarker lamps, instrument panel lights, and other lamps will not be on.

When the exterior lamp control is turned to the headlamp position, the regular headlamps will come on.

The other lamps that come on with the headlamps will also come on.

When the headlamps are turned off, the regular lamps also turn off, and the low-beam headlamps turn on.

The regular headlamp system should be used when needed.

Chevrolet Captiva First Generation is equipped with a headlamp high/low-beam changer and daytime running lamps (DRLs) to enhance visibility and safety while driving. The high/low-beam changer allows the driver to switch between high and low beams, adjusting the brightness of the headlights according to driving conditions and oncoming traffic.

The high-beam setting provides maximum illumination for better visibility on dark roads or highways with no oncoming traffic. On the other hand, the low-beam setting reduces glare and prevents blinding other drivers when approaching or following vehicles.

The daytime running lamps (DRLs) are designed to improve the vehicle's visibility during daylight hours, enhancing safety by making the Captiva more conspicuous to other road users. DRLs automatically illuminate when the engine is running and the headlights are off, providing added visibility without activating the full headlamp system.

Both the headlamp high/low-beam changer and daytime running lamps contribute to safer driving experiences, allowing drivers to adjust headlight brightness and increasing vehicle visibility during different lighting conditions and times of day. Regularly checking and maintaining these lighting features ensures optimal functionality and safety on the road.

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