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2023 Honda CR-V Owner's Manual ➜ Light Switches

uuOperating the Switches Around the Steering WheeluLight Switches  
Light Switches  
Manual Operation  
If you leave the power mode in VEHICLE OFF while  
the lights are on, a chime sounds when the driver’s  
door is opened.  
Rotating the light switch turns the lights on  
and off, regardless of the power mode  
setting.  
High Beams  
When the lights are on, the lights on indicator in the  
instrument panel will be on.  
2 Lights On Indicator P. 106  
High beams  
Push the lever forward until you hear a click.  
Do not leave the lights on when the power system is  
off because it will cause the 12-volt battery to  
discharge.  
Flashing the high beams  
Low Beams  
Low beams  
When in high beams, pull the lever back to  
return to low beams.  
Turns on parking, side marker,  
tail, and rear license plate lights  
If you sense that the level of the headlights is  
abnormal, have the vehicle inspected by a dealer.  
Turns on headlights, parking,  
side marker, tail, and rear  
license plate lights  
Flashing the high beams  
Pull the lever back, and release it.  
Lights off  
Turn the lever to OFF either when:  
The shift lever is in (P.  
The parking brake is applied.  
To turn the lights on again, turn the lever to  
OFF to cancel the lights off mode. Even if you  
do not cancel the lights off mode, the lights  
come on automatically when:  
The transmission is taken out of (P and the  
parking brake is released.  
The vehicle starts to move.  
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Automatic Operation (automatic lighting control)  
We recommend that you turn on the lights manually  
when driving at night, in a dense fog, or in dark areas  
such as long tunnels or parking facilities.  
Automatic lighting control can be used when  
the power mode is in ON.  
The light sensor is in the location shown below.  
Do not cover this light sensor with anything;  
otherwise, the automatic lighting system may not  
work properly.  
When the light switch is in AUTO, the  
headlights and other exterior lights will switch  
on and off automatically depending on the  
ambient brightness.  
Models without automatic  
intermittent wipers  
The headlights come on when you unlock a  
door in dark areas with the headlight switch in  
AUTO.  
Light Sensor  
u Once you lock the door, the headlights  
will go off.  
Models with automatic  
intermittent wipers  
Light Sensor  
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1Automatic Operation (automatic lighting control)  
U.S. models  
You can adjust the auto light sensitivity as follows:  
Setting  
The exterior lights come on  
when the ambient light is at  
Max  
High  
Mid  
Low  
Min  
Bright  
Dark  
2 Settings* P. 135  
2 Customized Features P. 376  
Headlight Integration with Wipers  
This feature activates while the headlights are off in  
AUTO.  
The instrument panel brightness does not change  
when the headlights come on.  
The headlights automatically come on when the wipers are used several times within  
a certain number of intervals with the headlight switch in AUTO.  
The headlights automatically go off a few minutes later if the wipers are stopped.  
At dark ambient light levels, the automatic lighting  
control feature turns on the headlights, regardless of  
the number of wiper sweeps.  
You can turn the headlight integration with wipers  
function on and off.  
2 Settings* P. 135  
2 Customized Features P. 376  
* Not available on all models  
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Automatic Lighting Off Feature  
You can change the headlight auto off timer setting.  
2 Settings* P. 135  
2 Customized Features P. 376  
The headlights, all other exterior lights, and the instrument panel lights turn off 15  
seconds after you set the power mode to VEHICLE OFF, take the keyless remote with  
you, and close the driver’s door.  
If you set the power mode to VEHICLE OFF with the headlight switch on, but do not  
open the door, the lights turn off after 10 minutes (3 minutes, if the switch is in the  
AUTO position).  
The lights turn on again when you unlock or open the driver’s door. If you unlock  
the door, but do not open it within 15 seconds, the lights go off. If you open the  
driver’s door, you will hear a reminder chime alerting you that the lights are on.  
* Not available on all models  
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