Kia Sportage: Lighting / Lighting control

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2022) Owners Manual / Features of your vehicle / Lighting / Lighting control

The light switch has a Headlight and a Parking light position.

To operate the lights, turn the knob at the end of the control lever to one of the following positions:

(1) OFF position
(2) Auto light position (if equipped)
(3) Parking & Tail light
(4) Headlight position

Parking & Tail light ()

When the light switch is in the parking light position, the tail, license and instrument panel lights will turn ON.

Headlight position ()

When the light switch is in the headlight position, the head, tail, license lights will turn ON.

✽ NOTICE

The ignition switch must be in the ON position to turn on the headlights.

Auto light position

When the light switch is in the AUTO light position, the taillights and headlights will turn ON or OFF automatically depending on the amount of light outside the vehicle.

When the light switch is positioned at an auto light position, at first, the wiper will turn on and then, after 5 seconds the head lamp will turn on automatically.

If the head lamp has been turned on due to this function of the vehicle, the head lamp will turn off 60 seconds after the wiper has been turned off.

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High beam operation
To turn on the high beam headlamp, push the lever away from you. The lever will return to its original position. The high beam indicator will light when the headlight high beams are switched on ...

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