Jeep Cherokee (KL): Headlight Time Delay. Automatic High Beam Headlamp Control. Daytime Running Lights (DRL)

Jeep Cherokee (KL) 2014 - 2023 Owners Manual > Understanding the features of your vehicle > Lights > Headlight Time Delay. Automatic High Beam Headlamp Control. Daytime Running Lights (DRL)

Headlight Time Delay

This feature provides the safety of headlight illumination for up to 90 seconds (programmable) when leaving your vehicle in an unlit area.

To activate the delay feature, place the ignition in the OFF position while the headlights are still on. Then, turn off the headlights within 45 seconds. The delay interval begins when the headlight switch is turned off.

If you turn the headlights or parking lights on, or place the ignition in ACC or RUN, the system will cancel the delay.

If you turn the headlights off before the ignition, they will turn off in the normal manner.

NOTE:

  • The lights must be turned off within 45 seconds of placing the ignition in the OFF position to activate this feature.
  • The headlight delay time is programmable using the Uconnect System, refer to "Uconnect Settings" in "Understanding Your Instrument Panel" for further information.

Automatic High Beam Headlamp Control - If Equipped

The Automatic High Beam Headlamp Control system provides increased forward lighting at night by automating high beam control through the use of a digital camera mounted on the inside rearview mirror. This camera detects vehicle specific light and automatically switches from high beams to low beams until the approaching vehicle is out of view.

NOTE:

  • The Automatic High Beam Headlamp Control can be turned on or off using the Uconnect System. Refer to "Uconnect Settings" in "Understanding Your Instrument Panel" for further information.
  • Broken, muddy, or obstructed headlights and taillights of vehicles in the field of view will cause headlights to remain on longer (closer to the vehicle). Also, dirt, film, and other obstructions on the windshield or camera lens will cause the system to function improperly.
  • To opt out of the Advanced Auto High-Beam Sensitivity Control (default) and enter Reduced High-Beam Sensitivity Control (not recommended), toggle highbeam lever 6 full on/off cycles within 10 seconds of ignition ON. System will return to default setting upon ignition off.

Daytime Running Lights (DRL) - If Equipped

The Daytime Running Lights will turn On when the engine is started and remain On unless the headlamps are turned ON, the parking brake is applied, or the engine is shut Off.

NOTE: If allowed by law in the country in which the vehicle was purchased the Daytime Running Lights can be turned on and off using the Uconnect System, refer to "Uconnect Settings" in "Understanding Your Instrument Panel" for further information.

Lights-On Reminder

If the headlights or parking lights are on after the ignition is in the OFF position, a chime will sound to alert the driver when the driver's door is opened.

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