2025 Nissan Leaf Headlights User Guide

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2025 Nissan Leaf Headlights Owner’s Manual

This guide will clarify the 2025 Nissan Leaf headlights improve driver and road user sight in low-light circumstances, making driving safer.

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HEADLIGHT AND TURN SIGNAL SWITCH

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Type A 

HEADLIGHT SWITCH Lighting

  1. Rotate the switch to the2025 Nissan Leaf HEADLIGHT AND TURN SIGNAL 02 position, the front parking, tail, license plate, and instrument panel lights come on.
  2. Rotate the switch to the2025 Nissan Leaf HEADLIGHT AND TURN SIGNAL 03 position, the headlights come on and all the other lights remain on.

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Type B 

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Type C

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Type D 

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Auto light system
The auto light system allows the headlights and tail lights to be set so they turn on and off automatically.

To set the auto light system:

  1. Make sure the headlight switch is in the AUTO position 1.
  2. Place the power switch in the ON position.
  3. The auto light system automatically turns the headlights and tail lights on and off.

To turn the auto light system off, turn the switch to the OFF, 2025 Nissan Leaf HEADLIGHT AND TURN SIGNAL 08 position.

The auto light system can turn on the headlights and tail lights automatically when it is dark and turn off the headlights when it is light.

For US models: The headlights and tail lights will also be turned on automatically at twilight or in rainy weather (when the windshield wiper is operated continuously).

If the power switch is placed in the OFF position and one of the doors is opened and this condition continues, the headlights remain on for 45 seconds.

Automatic headlights off delay
You can keep the headlights on for up to 180 seconds after you push the power switch to OFF and open any door then close all the doors.
You can adjust the period of the automatic headlights off delay from 0 seconds (OFF) to 180 seconds. The factory default setting is 45 seconds.

NOTE:
For additional information on adjust-ing the automatic headlights off delay, see “Vehicle information display”.

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Be sure not to put anything on top of the photosensor 1 located on the top of the instrument panel. The photo sensor controls the autolight; if it is covered, the photo sensor reacts as if it is dark and the headlights will illuminate.

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Headlight beam select

  1. To select the low beam, have the lever in the neutral position as shown and rotate the switch to the desired position.
  2. To select the high beam, push the lever forward while the switch is in the 2025 Nissan Leaf HEADLIGHT AND TURN SIGNAL 03position. The high beams will come on and the high beam indicator (blue)2025 Nissan Leaf HEADLIGHT AND TURN SIGNAL 11 will illuminate. Pull it back to return to the low beam.
  3. Pulling the lever toward you will flash the headlight high beam even when the headlight switch is in the OFF position.

High Beam Assist
The High Beam Assist system will operate when the vehicle is driven at speeds of approximately 19 mph (30 km/h) and above. If an oncoming vehicle or leading vehicle appears in front of your vehicle when the headlight’s high beam is on, the headlight will be switched to the low beam automatically.

WARNING

  • The High Beam Assist system is a convenience but it is not a substitute for safe driving operation. The driver should remain alert at all times, ensure safe driving practices and switch the high beams and low beam manually when necessary.
  • The Thehighbeamorlowbeammaynot switch automatically under the fol-lowing conditions. Switch the high beam and low beam manually.
    • During bad weather (rain, fog, snow, wind, etc.).
    • When a light source similar to a headlight or tail light is in the vicinity of the vehicle.
    • When the headlights of the oncoming vehicle or the leading vehicle are turned off, when the color of the light is affected due to foreign materials on the lights, or when the light beam is out of position.
    • When there is a sudden, continuous change in brightness.
    • When driving on a road that passes over rolling hills, or a road that has level differences.
    • When driving on a road with many curves.
    • When a sign or mirror-like surface is reflecting intense light towards the front of the vehicle.
    • When the container, etc. being towed by a leading vehicle is reflecting intense light.
    • When a headlight on your vehicle is damaged or dirty.
    • When the vehicle is leaning at an angle due to a punctured tire, being towed, etc.
  • The timing of switching the low beam and high beam may change under the following situations.
    • The brightness of the headlights of the oncoming vehicle or leading vehicle.
    • The movement and direction of the oncoming vehicle and the leading vehicle.
    • When only one light on the on-coming vehicle or the leading vehicle is illuminated.
    • When the oncoming vehicle or the leading vehicle is two-wheeled.
    • Road conditions (incline, curve, the road surface, etc.).
    • The number of passengers and the amount of luggage.

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High Beam Assist operations
To activate the High Beam Assist system, turn the headlight switch to the AUTO position 1 and push the lever forward 2(high beam position). The High Beam Assist indicator light in the meter will illuminate while the headlights are turned on.

If the High Beam Assist indicator light does not illuminate in the above condition, it may indicate that the system is not functioning properly. Have the system checked. It is recommended that you visit a NISSAN certified LEAF dealer for this service.

When the vehicle speed lowers to less than approximately 12 mph (20 km/h), the headlight remains the low beam.

To turn off the High Beam Assist system, turn the headlight switch to the2025 Nissan Leaf HEADLIGHT AND TURN SIGNAL 03 position or select the low beam position by placing the lever in the neutral position.

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Ambient image sensor maintenance
The ambient image sensor for the High Beam Assist system is located in front of the inside mirror 1. To keep the proper operation of the High Beam Assist system and prevent a system malfunction, be sure to observe the following:

  • Always keep the windshield clean.
  • Do not attach a sticker (including trans-parent material) or install an accessory near the ambient image sensor.
  • Do not strike or damage the areas around the ambient image sensor.

If the ambient image sensor is damaged due to an accident, it is recommended that you visit a NISSAN-certified LEAF dealer for this service.

Battery saver system

  • When the headlight switch is in  2025 Nissan Leaf HEADLIGHT AND TURN SIGNAL 08position while the power switch is in the ON position, the lights will auto-matically turn off 45 seconds after the power switch has been placed in the OFF position.
  • When the headlight switch remains in the 2025 Nissan Leaf HEADLIGHT AND TURN SIGNAL 08position after the lights automatically turn off, the lights will turn on when the power switch is placed in the ON position.

CAUTION

  • When you turn on the headlight switch again after the lights auto-matically turn off, the lights will not turn off automatically. Be sure to turn the light switch to the AUTO or OFF position when you leave the vehicle for extended periods of time, other-wise the battery will be discharged.
  • Never leave the light switch on when the power switch is in the OFF, ACC or ON position for extended periods of time even if the headlights turn off automatically.

LED DAYTIME RUNNING LIGHTS (DRL) SYSTEM (Type A)
The LED portion of the headlights auto-matically illuminates at 100% intensity when the power switch is in the READY to drive position with the parking brake released. The LED DRL system operates with the headlight switch in the OFF (if so equipped) or 2025 Nissan Leaf HEADLIGHT AND TURN SIGNAL 02position. Turn the headlight switch to the2025 Nissan Leaf HEADLIGHT AND TURN SIGNAL 03 position for full illumination when driving at night.

If the parking brake is applied before the power switch is in the READY to drive posi-tion, the LED DRL system does not operate. The LED DRL system illuminates once the parking brake is released. The LED DRL sys-tem will remain on until the power switch is pushed to the OFF position.

WARNING
When the LED DRL system is active, tail lights on your vehicle are not on. It is necessary at dusk to turn on your head-lights. Failure to do so could cause an accident injuring yourself and others.

LED DAYTIME RUNNING LIGHTS (DRL) SYSTEM (Type B) 
The LED DRL automatically illuminate at 100% intensity when the power switch is in the READY to drive position. The LED daytime running Lights (DRL) operate with the headlight switch in the OFF (if so equipped) or2025 Nissan Leaf HEADLIGHT AND TURN SIGNAL 02 position. When you turn the headlight switch to the2025 Nissan Leaf HEADLIGHT AND TURN SIGNAL 03 position for full illumination, the LED lights switch from LED DRL to the park function.

The LED DRL will remain on until the power switch is placed in the OFF position.

It is necessary at dusk to turn the headlight switch ON for interior controls and switches to illuminate, as those remain OFF while the switch is in the OFF position.

WARNING
When the LED DRL system is active, tail lights on your vehicle are not on. It is necessary at dusk to turn on your head-lights. Failure to do so could cause an accident injuring yourself and others.
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INSTRUMENT BRIGHTNESS CONTROL
Press the “+” button to increase the bright-ness of the instrument panel lights.

Press the “-” to decrease the brightness of the instrument panel lights.

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TURN SIGNAL SWITCH

Turn signal
1 Move the lever up or down until it latches to signal the turning direction. When the turn is completed, the turn signal cancels auto-matically.

Lane change signal
2 Move the lever up or down until the turn signal begins to flash, but the lever does not latch, to signal a lane change. Hold the lever until the lane change is completed.

Move the lever up or down until the turn signal begins to flash, but the lever does not latch, and release the lever. The turn signal will automatically flash three times.

Choose the appropriate method to signal a lane change based on road and traffic conditions.

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FOG LIGHT SWITCH 
To turn the fog lights on, rotate the head-light switch to the2025 Nissan Leaf HEADLIGHT AND TURN SIGNAL 03 position, then  rotate the switch to the

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position. To turn them off, rotate the switch to the OFF position.
The headlights must be on for the fog lights to operate.

EMBLEM LIGHT
Regardless of the headlight switch position, the emblem light illuminates when the power switch is in the ON position and turns off when the power switch is placed in the OFF position.

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