Kia Forte: Interior light - Features of your vehicle - Kia Forte TD 2014-2019 Owners ManualKia Forte: Interior light

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

Do not use the interior lights for extended periods when the engine is not running.

It may cause battery discharge.

WARNING - Interior light

Do not use the interior lights when driving in the dark. The glare from the interior lights may obstruct your view and cause an accident.

Automatic turn off function (if equipped)

The interior lights automatically turn off approximately 20 minutes after the ignition switch is turned off.

If your vehicle is equipped with the theft alarm system, the interior lights automatically turn off approximately 3 seconds after the system is in armed stage.

Map lamp (if equipped)

Push the lens (1) to turn the map lamp on or off. This light produces a spot


Push the lens (1) to turn the map lamp on or off. This light produces a spot beam for convenient use as a map lamp at night or as a personal lamp for the driver and front passenger.

In the DOOR position, the map lamp and the room lamp come on when any door is opened regardless of the ignition switch position. When doors are unlocked by the transmitter (or smart key), the map lamp and the room lamp come on for approximately 30 seconds as long as any door is not open.

The map lamp and the room lamp go out gradually after approximately 30 seconds if the door is closed. However, if the ignition switch is ON or all doors are locked, the map lamp and the room lamp will turn off immediately. If a door is opened with the ignition switch in the ACC or LOCK position, the map lamp and the room lamp stays on for about 20 minutes. However, if a door is opened with the ignition switch in the ON position, the map lamp and the room lamp stays on continuously. If the type B room lamp switch is OFF, it doesn't work.

The lights turn off even if a door is opened.When the lamp is turned ON by pressing the lens (1), the lamp does not turn off even if the switch (2) is in the OFF position.

The map lamp and the room lamp stay on at all times.

Windshield washers (front)
In the OFF position, pull the lever gently toward you to spray washer fluid on the windshield and to run the wipers 1-3 cycles. Use this function when the windshield is dirty. The spray and wip ...

Room lamp
To turn the room lamp ON or OFF, push the switch. If your vehicle is not equipped with a map lamp, the room lamp will also turn on or off as follows. The room lamp comes on when a door is opene ...

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Using the usb device
To use an external USB device, make sure the device is not connected when starting up the vehicle. Connect the device after starting up. If you start the engine when the USB device is connected ...

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