Honda CR-V: Auto High-Beam / How to Use the Auto High-Beam

Honda CR-V 2017-2022 Owner's Manual / Controls / Operating the Switches Around the Steering Wheel / Auto High-Beam / How to Use the Auto High-Beam

When all of the following conditions have been met, the auto high-beam indicator comes on and the auto high-beam is activated.

  • The ignition switch is in ON Honda CR-V. How to Use the Auto High-Beam *1 . The light switch is in AUTO. The lever is in the low beam position. The headlights have been automatically activated. It is dark outside the vehicle.

*1: Models with the smart entry system have an ENGINE START/STOP button instead of an ignition switch.

Honda CR-V. How to Use the Auto High-Beam

The auto high-beam system does not always operate in every situation. This system is just for assisting the driver. Always observe your surroundings and switch the headlights between high beam and low beam manually if necessary.

If you find the timing of beam changes inconvenient for driving, change the headlight beams manually. The range and the distance at which the camera can recognize varies depending on conditions surrounding your vehicle.

Regarding the handling of the camera mounted to the inside of the windshield, refer to the following.

For the auto high-beam to work properly:

  • Do not place an object that reflects light on the dashboard.
  • Keep the windshield around the camera clean.
  • When cleaning the windshield, be careful not to apply the windshield cleanser to the camera lens.
  • Do not attach an object, sticker or film to the area around the camera.
  • Do not touch the camera lens.

If the camera receives a strong impact, or repairing of the area near the camera is required, consult a dealer.

If the auto high-beam indicator does not come on even when all the conditions have been met, carry out the following procedure and the indicator will come on.

  • Pull the lever toward you for flashing the high beams then release it while driving.

Automatic switching between high-beam and low-beam

When auto high-beam is active, the headlights switch between high beam and low beam based on the following conditions.

Honda CR-V. How to Use the Auto High-Beam

In the following cases, the auto high-beam system may not switch the headlights properly or the switching timing may be changed. In case of the automatic switching operation does not fit for your driving habits, please switch the headlights manually.

  • The brightness of the lights from the preceding or oncoming vehicle is intense or poor.
  • Visibility is poor due to the weather (rain, snow, fog, windshield frost, etc.).
  • Surrounding light sources, such as street lights, electric billboards and traffic lights are illuminating the road ahead.
  • The brightness level of the road ahead constantly changes.
  • The road is bumpy or has many curves.
  • A vehicle suddenly appears in front of you, or a vehicle in front of you is not in the preceding or oncoming direction.
  • Your vehicle is tilted with a heavy load in the rear.
  • A traffic sign, mirror, or other reflective object ahead is reflecting strong light toward the vehicle.
  • The oncoming vehicle frequently disappears under roadside trees or behind median barriers.
  • The preceding or oncoming vehicle is a motorcycle, bicycle, mobility scooter, or other small vehicle.

The auto high-beam system keeps the headlight low beam when:

  • Windshield wipers are operating at a high speed.
  • The camera has been detected a dense fog.

Manual switching between high-beam and low-beam

If you want to manually switch the headlights between high beam and low beam, follow either of the procedures below. Note that when you do this, the auto high- beam indicator will turn off and the auto high-beam will be deactivated.

Using the lever:

Pull the lever toward you for flashing the high beams then release it within about one second while driving.

  • To reactivate the auto high-beam, pull the lever toward you for flashing the high beams then release it while driving. The auto high-beam indicator will come on.

Using the light switch:

Turn the light switch to Honda CR-V. How to Use the Auto High-Beam.

  • To reactivate the auto high-beam, turn the light switch to AUTO when the lever is in the low beam position, the auto high-beam indicator will come on.

If the Some Driver Assist Systems Cannot Operate: Camera Temperature Too High message appears:

  • Use the climate control system to cool down the interior and, if necessary, also use defroster mode with the airflow directed toward the camera.
  • Start driving the vehicle to lower the windshield temperature, which cools down the area around the camera.

If the Some Driver Assist Systems Cannot Operate: Clean Front Windshield message appears:

  • Park your vehicle in a safe place, and clean the windshield. If the message does not disappear after you have cleaned the windshield and driven for a while, have your vehicle checked by a dealer.

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