Auto Headlights Main Beam Question

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malvern_man
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Post by malvern_man » Fri Oct 01, 2021 10:45 am

Hi all,

When the headlights and main beam are on the auto setting does the main beam only activate after a certain speed?

The reason for my question is this...at the moment we are stopping in a wooden lodge in the middle of a forest, on the way home for a local restaurant the auto main beam was working fine. To get to the lodge you have to drive down a half mile tarmac single track road with speed humps so you've got to take it slow but the auto main beam never comes on, just when you need it to, a twisty forest track lined with trees.

I know I can put the lights/main beam into manual mode but what's the point in having auto main beam when it doesn't come on when you actually need it.

Regards, Chris.
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Post by gloucester » Fri Oct 01, 2021 11:16 am

I don't recall mine have a lower speed limit criterion.
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Post by gloucester » Fri Oct 01, 2021 11:18 am

J11 and J11B might be different of course.

The manual for the J11B states:

Dynamic high beam assistant activated:

When the headlight switch is in the <AUTO> position, the light sensor detects darkness, and the vehicle speed is over 20 km/h (15 MPH), the dynamic high beam assistant is operational. The dynamic high beam assistant indicator light in the instrument panel is on.

The system operates as follows:

• High beam comes on automatically in dark conditions: If the vehicle speed is over 40 km/h (25 MPH) and no other road users are recognised. The high beam light (blue) comes on additionally.

• High beam turns off automatically: If the vehicle speed drops below 25 km/h (15 MPH) or other road users are detected. The High beam light (blue) turns off.
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Post by gosh » Fri Oct 01, 2021 6:38 pm

had my 2018 tekna for over 3yrs now .....love it ...
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live on a narrow side road off a main A road and yes, when i turn off the auto main beam DOES go to dip for about 100 yards till i get back up to speed over 30 ....just my observation

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Post by malvern_man » Sun Oct 03, 2021 10:12 pm

Thanks all for your replies.
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