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2024 Honda CR-V Owner's Manual ➜ Auto High-Beam

uuOperating the Switches Around the Steering WheeluAuto High-Beam  
Auto High-Beam  
The front sensor camera detects the light sources ahead of the vehicle such as the  
lights of a preceding or oncoming vehicle, or street lights. When you are driving at  
night, the system automatically switches the headlights between low beam and high  
beam depending on the situation.  
1Auto 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.  
How to Use the Auto High-Beam  
If you find the timing of beam changes inconvenient  
for driving, change the headlight beams manually.  
Activating the system  
The auto high-beam indicator comes on, and the system begins adjusting the light  
distribution of the high beams when all of the following conditions are met.  
The power mode is in ON.  
The range and the distance at which the camera can  
recognize varies depending on conditions  
surrounding your vehicle.  
The light switch is in AUTO.  
Auto High-Beam  
Indicator  
The lever is in the low beam position.  
The headlights have been automatically  
activated.  
Regarding the handling of the camera mounted to  
the inside of the windshield, refer to the following.  
2 Front Sensor Camera P. 542  
Light Switch  
It is dark outside the vehicle.  
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.  
If the auto high-beam indicator does not come on even when all the conditions have  
been met, carry out either of the procedures below and the indicator will come on.  
Pull the lever towards you and release it.  
Turn the light switch to  
then turn the light switch to AUTO.  
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.  
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uuOperating the Switches Around the Steering WheeluAuto High-Beam  
1How to Use the Auto High-Beam  
Automatic switching between high-beam and low-beam  
When the auto high-beam indicator comes on, the headlights switch between high  
beam and low beam based on the following conditions.  
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.  
High beam  
Low beam  
All of the following conditions must  
be met before the high beams turn  
on.  
One of the following conditions  
must be met before the low beams  
turn on.  
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 speed is 25 mph (40  
Your vehicle speed is 15 mph (24  
km/h) or more.  
There are no preceding or  
km/h) or less.  
There is a preceding or oncoming  
oncoming vehicle with headlights  
or taillights turned on.  
There are few street lights on the  
vehicle with headlights or  
taillights turned on.  
There are many street lights on  
road ahead.  
the road ahead.  
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 detected a dense fog.  
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uuOperating the Switches Around the Steering WheeluAuto High-Beam  
Manual switching between high-beam and low-beam  
1How to Use the Auto High-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.  
How to turn off the Auto High-Beam System  
You can turn the auto high-beam system on and off.  
2 Settings* P. 129  
2 Customized Features P. 359  
Using the lever:  
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.  
Pull the lever toward you for flashing the high beams then release it.  
u To reactivate the auto high-beam, follow either of the procedures below and  
the auto high-beam indicator will come on.  
Pull the lever towards you and release it.  
Turn the light switch to  
and then to AUTO when the lever is in the low beam  
position.  
Using the light switch:  
Turn the light switch to  
u To reactivate the auto high-beam, turn the light switch to AUTO when the  
If the Some driver assist systems cannot operate:  
Clean front windshield or poor viewing  
condition. message appears:  
.
Park your vehicle in a safe place, and make sure the  
windshield is clean.  
lever is in the low beam position, the auto high-beam indicator will come on.  
Clean the windshield if it is dirty. If the message  
does not disappear after driven for a while, have  
your vehicle checked by a dealer.  
* Not available on all models  
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