Kia Optima: Lighting / Lighting control

Kia Optima DL3 2019-2020 Owner's 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
(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 outside light the auto light sensor receives.

CAUTION

Lighting
Battery saver function The purpose of this feature is to prevent the battery from being discharged if the lights are left in the ON position. The system automatically shuts off the parking l ...

High beam operation
To turn on the high beam headlamp, push the lever away from you. The lever will return to its original position. To turn off the high beam headlamps, pull the lever towards you. It will return ...

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Kia Optima DL3 2019-2020 Owner's Manual: Automatic transmission operation


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