Kia Forte: Features of your vehicle / Lighting

Kia Forte 2019-2020 (BD) Owners Manual / Features of your vehicle / 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 lights 30 seconds after the ignition key is removed and the driver’s door is opened and closed.

• With this feature, the parking lights will turn off automatically if the driver parks on the side of the road at night and opens the driver’s side door.

If necessary, to keep the parking lights on when the ignition key is removed, perform the following:

1) Open the driver-side door.

2) Turn the parking lights OFF and ON again using the light switch on the steering column.

Daytime running light (if equipped)

The 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 headlight switch is ON.

2. The engine is OFF.

3. The front fog light is ON.

4. The parking brake is engaged.

Rear view monitor
The rear view monitor will activate with the ignition switch ON and the shift lever in the R (Reverse) position. The system is a supplemental system that shows the area behind the vehicle ...

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) ...

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