Kia Carnival Owners Manual

High beam operation
Features of your vehicle / Lighting / High beam operation

Kia Carnival: High beam operation. To turn on the high beam headlights, push the lever away from you. Pull it back

To turn on the high beam headlights, push the lever away from you. Pull it back for low beams. The high beam indicator will light when the headlight high beams are switched on.To prevent the battery from being discharged, do not leave the lights on for a prolonged time while the engine is not running.

Kia Carnival: High beam operation. WARNING - High beams WARNING - High beams

Do not use high beam when there are other vehicles. Using high beam could obstruct the other drivers vision.

Kia Carnival: High beam operation. To flash the headlights, pull the lever towards you. It will return to the normal

To flash the headlights, pull the lever towards you. It will return to the normal (low beam) position when released. The headlight switch does not need to be on to use this flashing feature.

High Beam Assist

Kia Carnival: High beam operation. The High Beam Assist is a system that automatically adjusts the headlamp range

The High Beam Assist is a system that automatically adjusts the headlamp range (switches between high beam and low beam) according to the brightness of other vehicles and road conditions.

Operating condition

1. Place the light switch in the AUTO position.

2. Turn on the high beam by pushing the lever away from you. The High Beam Assist (Kia Carnival: High beam operation. 3. The High Beam Assist will turn on when vehicle speed is above 45km/h (24.8mph).) indicator will illuminate.

3. The High Beam Assist will turn on when vehicle speed is above 45km/h (24.8mph).

  • If the lever is pushed away when the High Beam Assist is operating, the High Beam Assist will turn off and the high beam will be on continuously. The High Beam Assist (Kia Carnival: High beam operation. turn off.) indicator will turn off.
  • If the lever is pulled towards you when the High Beam Assist is operating, the High Beam Assist will turn off.

4. If the light switch is placed to the headlamp position, the High Beam Assist will turn off and the low beam will be on continuously.

The high beam switches to low beam in the below conditions.

- When the High Beam Assist is off.
- When the light switch is not in the AUTO position.
- When the headlamp is detected from the on-coming vehicle.
- When the tail lamp is detected from the front vehicle.
- When the surrounding is bright enough high beam is not needed.
- When streetlights or other lights are detected.
- When vehicle speed is below 35km/h (21.7mph).

The system may not operate normally in the below conditions.

  • When the light from the on-coming or front vehicle is not detected because of lamp damage, hidden from sight, etc.
  • When the lamp of the on-coming or front vehicle is covered with dust, snow or water.
  • When the light from the on-coming or front vehicle is not detected because of exhaust fume, smoke, fog, snow, etc.
  • When the front window is covered with foreign matters such as ice, dust, fog, or is damaged.
  • When there is a similar shape lamp with the front vehicles lamps.
  • When it is hard to see because of fog, heavy rain or snow.
  • When the headlamp is not repaired or replaced at an authorized dealer.
  • When headlamp aiming is not properly adjusted.
  • When driving on a narrow curved road or rough road.
  • When driving downhill or uphill.
  • When only part of the vehicle in front is visible on a crossroad or curved road.
  • When there is a traffic light, reflecting sign, flash sign or mirror.
  • When the road conditions are bad such as being wet or covered with snow.
  • When the front vehicles headlamps are off but the fog lamps on.
  • When a vehicle suddenly appears from a curve.
  • When the vehicle is tilted from a flat tire or being towed.
  • When the LDWS (Lane Departure Warning System) warning light illuminates. (if equipped)
  • Do not place any accessories, stickers or tint the windshield.
  • Have the windshield glass replaced from an authorized dealer.
  • Do not remove or impact related parts of the High Beam system.
  • Be careful that water doesnt get into the High Beam unit.
  • Do not place objects on the dashboard that reflects light such as mirrors, white paper, etc. The system may malfunction if sunlight is reflected.
  • At times, the High Beam system may not work properly, always check the road conditions for your safety. When the system does not operate normally, manually change between the high beam and low beam.


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