Kia Forte: Daytime running light   - Lighting - Features of your vehicle - Kia Forte TD 2014-2019 Owners ManualKia Forte: Daytime running light 

Second generation YD (2014-2019) / Kia Forte TD 2014-2019 Owners Manual / Features of your vehicle / Lighting / Daytime running light 

Daytime Running Lights (DRL) can make it easier for others to see the front of your vehicle during the day.

DRL can be helpful in many different driving conditions, and it is especially helpful after dawn and before sunset.

The DRL system turns OFF when:

1. The position lights or headlights are ON.

2. The parking brake is applied. 3. Engine stops.

Lighting control

The light switch has a Headlight and a Parking light position.


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) Parking light position
(3) Headlight position
(4) Auto light position (if equipped)

Parking light position ( )
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When the light switch is in the parking light position (1st position), the tail,


When the light switch is in the parking light position (1st position), the tail, position, license and instrument panel lights will turn ON.

Headlight position ( )


When the light switch is in the headlight position (2nd position) the head, tail,


When the light switch is in the headlight position (2nd position) the head, tail, position, license and instrument panel lights will turn ON.

The ignition switch must be in the ON position to turn on the headlights.

Auto light position (if equipped)

When the light switch is in the AUTO light position, the taillights and headlights


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 light outside the vehicle.

Never place anything over the sensor (1) located on the instrument panel. This will ensure better auto-light system control.

Do not clean the sensor using a window cleaner, the cleaner may leave a light film which could interfere with sensor operation.

If your vehicle has window tint or other types of metallic coating on the front windshield, the Auto light system may not work properly.

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.

WARNING - High beams

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

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.

Battery saver function
The purpose of this feature is to prevent the battery from being discharged. The system automatically turns off the parking lights when the driver removes the ignition key and opens the driver- ...

Turn signals and lane change signals
The ignition switch must be on for the turn signals to function. To turn on the turn signals, move the lever up or down (A). The green arrow indicators on the instrument panel indicate which tur ...

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