2017 Ford F-150 Owners Manual - Automatic High Beam Control

Automatic High Beam Control

WARNING   WARNING:  The system does not relieve you of your responsibility to drive with due care and attention. You may need to override the system if it does not turn the high beams on or off.

The system turns on high beams if it is dark enough and no other traffic is present. If it detects an approaching vehicle’s headlamps or tail lamps, or street lighting ahead, the system turns off high beams before they can distract other road users. Low beams remain on.
Note:   The system may not operate properly if the sensor is blocked. Keep the windshield free from obstruction or damage.
Note:   The system may not operate properly in cold or inclement conditions. You can switch on the high beams by overriding the system.
Note:   If the system detects a blockage, for example bird droppings, bug splatter, snow or ice, the system goes into low beam mode until you clear the blockage. A message may appear in the information display if the camera is blocked.
Note:   Using much larger tires or equipping vehicle accessories such as snowplows can modify your vehicle's ride height and degrade automatic high beam control performance.
A camera sensor, centrally mounted behind the windshield of your vehicle, continuously monitors conditions to turn the high beams on and off.
Once the system is active, the high beams turn on if:
  • The ambient light level is low enough.
  • There is no traffic in front of your vehicle.
  • The vehicle speed is greater than approximately 51 km/h.
The high beams turn off if:
  • The ambient light level is high enough that high beams are not required.
  • The system detects an approaching vehicle's headlamps or tail lamps.
  • The vehicle speed falls below approximately 44 km/h.
  • The system detects severe rain, snow or fog.
  • The camera is blocked.
Switching the System On and Off
 Switch the system on using the information display.See  Information Displays . 
Autolamps Switch
Switch the lighting control to the autolamps position. See  Autolamps . 
Overriding the System
When you switch on the high beams, pushing or pulling the stalk provides a temporary override to low beam.
Automatic High Beam Indicator (If Equipped)
Auto High Beam Indicator  The indicator lamp illuminates to confirm when the system is ready to assist.

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