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Chevrolet Captiva Owners Manual: Automatic Headlamp System, Hazard Warning Flashers

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Automatic Headlamp System

When it is dark enough outside, the headlamps come on automatically.

Automatic Headlamp System

Do not cover the light sensor on top of the instrument panel or the headlamps will come on when they are not needed.

The system may also turn on the headlamps when driving through a parking garage or tunnel.

Lights On with Wipers

If the windshield wipers are activated in daylight with the engine on, and the exterior lamp control is in AUTO, the headlamps, parking lamps, and other exterior lamps come on. The transition time for the lamps coming on varies based on wiper speed. When the wipers are not operating, these lamps turn off.

Move the exterior lamp control to or to disable this feature.

Hazard Warning Flashers

Hazard Warning Flashers

  (Hazard Warning Flasher): Press this button to make the front and rear turn signal lamps flash on and off. This warns others that you are having trouble.

Press  | again to turn the flashers off.

Automatic headlamp system in the Chevrolet Captiva is designed to provide convenience and safety by automatically turning the headlights on and off based on external lighting conditions. This feature utilizes sensors that detect ambient light levels, such as dusk or darkness, and triggers the headlights to illuminate accordingly. This hands-free operation ensures that the vehicle's headlights are always activated when needed, enhancing visibility for the driver and increasing overall road safety.

Additionally, the Chevrolet Captiva is equipped with hazard warning flashers, commonly known as hazard lights or emergency flashers. These are used to alert other drivers of a potential hazard or emergency situation, such as a vehicle breakdown, accident, or sudden stop. Activating the hazard warning flashers causes all four turn signal lights to flash simultaneously, making the vehicle more visible to surrounding traffic. Drivers should use hazard lights judiciously and in accordance with traffic laws to communicate effectively with other road users and mitigate potential risks.

Both the automatic headlamp system and hazard warning flashers are integral safety features in Chevrolet Captiva Sport, enhancing visibility and communication on the road. It's important for drivers to understand how these systems function and when to use them appropriately to promote safe driving practices and reduce the risk of accidents or collisions. Regularly checking and maintaining these features ensures they remain operational and reliable during various driving conditions.

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