Chevrolet 2020-Bolt EV is an electric car that offers impressive performance and high efficiency. One thing that makes this car stand out is its advanced and innovative lighting system. The lighting of the Chevrolet 2020-Bolt EV offers several advanced features that make the driving experience safer and more enjoyable. In this article, we will discuss in more detail the lighting system offered by this latest Chevrolet electric car.
Exterior Lamp Control
The exterior lamp control is on the instrument panel to the left of the steering column. Turns the exterior lamps off and deactivates the AUTO mode. Turn to again to reactivate the AUTO mode. In Canada, the headlamps will automatically reactivate when the vehicle is shifted out of P (Park).
AUTO : Turns the exterior lamps on and off automatically depending on outside lighting. Turns on the parking lamps including all lamps, except the headlamps. The instrument panel lights also turn on. Turns on the headlamps together with the parking lamps and instrument panel lights.
If equipped, this system turns the vehicle’s high-beam headlamps on and off according to surrounding traffic conditions. The system turns the high-beam headlamps on when it is dark enough and there is no other traffic
This light comes on in the instrument cluster when the IntelliBeam system is enabled.
Turning On and Enabling IntelliBeam
To enable the IntelliBeam system, pressbon the turn signal lever when the exterior lamp control is in the AUTO or 5 position.
Driving with IntelliBeam
The system only activates the high beams when driving over 40 km/h (25 mph). The blue high-beam on light appears on the instrument cluster when the high beams are on. There is a sensor near the top center of the windshield that automatically controls the system.
Keep this area of the windshield clear of debris to allow for best system performance. The high beam headlamps remain on, under the automatic control, until one of the following situations occurs
- The system detects an approaching vehicle’s headlamps.
- The system detects a preceding vehicle’s taillamps.
- The outside light is bright enough that high-beam headlamps are not required.
- The vehicle’s speed drops below 20 km/h (12 mph).
- The IntelliBeam system is disabled by the button on the turn signal lever. If this happens, pressbon the turn signal lever when the exterior lamp control is in the AUTO or 5 position.
The instrument cluster light will come on to indicate the IntelliBeam system is reactivated. The high beams may not turn off automatically if the system cannot detect another vehicle’s lamps because of any of the following:
- The other vehicle’s lamps are missing, damaged, obstructed from view, or otherwise undetected.
- The other vehicle‘s lamps are covered with dirt, snow, and/or road spray.
- The other vehicle’s lamps cannot be detected due to dense exhaust, smoke, fog, snow, road spray, mist, or other airborne obstructions.
- The vehicle’s windshield is dirty, cracked, or obstructed by something that blocks the view of the light sensor.
- The vehicle is loaded such that the front end points upward, causing the light sensor to aim high and not detect headlamps and taillamps.
- Driving on winding or hilly roads.
The IntelliBeam system may need to be disabled if any of the above conditions exist.
Exterior Lamps Off Reminder
A warning chime sounds if the driver door is opened while the vehicle is off and the exterior lamps are on.
Headlamp High/ Low-Beam Changer
Push the turn signal lever away from you and release, to turn the high beams on. To return to low beams, push the lever again or pull it toward you and release.
This indicator light turns on in the instrument cluster when the high-beam headlamps are on.
To flash the high beams, pull the turn signal lever toward you, and release.
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
DRL can make it easier for others to see the front of your vehicle during the day. Fully functional DRL are required on all vehicles first sold in Canada. The DRL system comes on in daylight when the following conditions are met:
- The power button is on.
- The exterior lamp control is in AUTO.
- The light sensor determines it is daytime.
- The vehicle is not in P (Park).
When the DRL are on, the taillamps, side marker lamps, instrument panel lights, and other lamps will not be on. The DRL turn off when the headlamps are turned to P or the vehicle is off. For vehicles first sold in Canada, the DRL can only be turned off when the vehicle is parked.
Automatic Headlamp System
The headlamps come on automatically when the exterior lamp control is set to AUTO and it is dark enough outside.
There is a light sensor on top of the instrument panel. Do not cover the sensor, otherwise the headlamps
will come on when they are not needed. The system may also turn on the headlamps when driving through a
parking garage or tunnel. When it is bright enough outside, the headlamps will turn off or may change to Daytime Running Lamps (DRL). The automatic headlamp system turns off when the exterior lamp control is turned to P or the vehicle is off.
Lights On with Wipers
If the windshield wipers are activated in daylight with the vehicle on, and the exterior lamp control is in AUTO, the headlamps, parking lamps, and other exterior lamps come on. The transition time for the lamps coming on varies based on wiper speed. When the wipers are not operating, these lamps turn off. Move the exterior lamp control to P or ; to disable this feature.
Hazard Warning Flashers
The hazard warning flasher button is on the center stack. Press to make the front and rear turn signal lamps flash on and off. This warns others that you are having trouble. Press the button again to turn the flashers off. When the hazard warning flashers are on, the turn signals will not work.
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
Move the lever all the way up or down to signal a turn. An arrow on the instrument cluster flashes in the direction of the turn or lane change. Raise or lower the lever until the arrow starts to flash to signal a lane change. Hold it there until the lane change is completed.
If the lever is briefly pressed and released, the turn signal flashes three times. The turn and lane-change signal can be turned off manually by moving the lever back to its original position. If after signaling a turn or lane change, the arrow flashes rapidly or does not come on, a signal bulb may be burned out. Replace any burned out bulbs. If a bulb is not burned out, check the fuse.
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
The brightness of the instrument cluster display, infotainment display and controls, steering wheel controls, and all other illuminated controls, as well as feature status indicators can be adjusted. The knob for this feature is on the instrument panel beside the steering column.
The courtesy lamps come on when any door is opened and the dome lamp is in the 1 position.
The dome lamp controls are in the headliner above the front seats.
OFF : Press to turn the lamps off, even when a door is open.
When the button is returned to the middle position, the lamps turn on automatically when a door is opened.
ON : Press to turn on the dome lamps.
There are front and rear reading lamps.
The front reading lamps are in the overhead console. Press the lamp lenses to turn the reading lamps on or off.
The rear reading lamps are in the headliner.
OFF : Press to turn the lamp off.
ON : Press to turn the lamp on.
Some exterior lamps and the interior lamps turn on briefly at night when the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter K is pressed. See Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation 0 8. The lights turn off immediately when the vehicle is started or automatically after a brief period.This feature can be turned on or off.
Some exterior lamps come on at night when the vehicle is turned off and the driver door is opened.Some interior lamps also come on when the vehicle is turned off. The exterior lamps and interior lamps remain on after the door is closed for a brief period and then turn off. This feature can be turned on or off.
Battery Power Protection
The battery saver feature is designed to protect the vehicle’s 12-volt battery. If some interior lamps and/or the headlamps are left on and the vehicle is turned off, the battery rundown protection system automatically turns the lamp off after some time.
Exterior Lighting Battery Saver
The exterior lamps turn off about 10 minutes after the ignition is turned off, if the parking lamps or
headlamps have been manually left on. This protects against draining the battery. To restart the 10-minute
timer, turn the exterior lamp control to the off position and then back to the parking lamp or headlamp
To keep the lamps on for more than 10 minutes, the ignition must be on.