Lexus ES250 2023 Headlight Switch User Manual
The Lexus ES250 2023’s headlight switch is an essential part that gives the driver control over the lighting system. The headlight switch is a crucial safety feature that enables the driver to modify the lighting conditions according to the outside visibility and driving requirements. Normally, the headlight switch is situated on the dashboard, conveniently close to the driver’s hand. It provides a number of options and controls to regulate the headlights and other lighting features on the car. The driver can switch between lighting modes by turning the headlight switch knob or pressing various positions. Automatic headlights, parking lights, low beams, and high beams are a few examples of these modes. The vehicle’s lighting system is able to automatically adjust based on the ambient light conditions thanks to the automatic headlights feature, ensuring the best visibility at all times. When the car is parked or in other circumstances where full headlights are not required, the parking lights, which only offer a small amount of illumination, are helpful. While the high beam headlights offer increased brightness for better visibility in dark and dimly lit areas, the low beam headlights are sufficient for lighting under normal driving conditions. The headlight switch may also have settings for fog lights or other auxiliary lights that improve visibility in particular weather scenarios. The Lexus ES250 2023’s headlight switch is made to be simple to use and intuitive so that drivers can quickly change the lighting to suit their preferences and driving circumstances. Drivers can make sure they and other road users are safe by using the headlight switch properly.
The headlights can be operated manually or automatically.
Turning on the headlights
Operating the switch turns on the lights as follows:
- The side marker, parking lights/daytime running lights P.156), tail, license plate and instrument panel lights turn on.
- The headlights and all the lights listed above (except daytime running lights) turn on.
- The headlights, parking lights/daytime running lights P.156) and all the lights listed above turn on and off automatically.
- (U.S.A.) Off
AUTO mode can be used when
The engine switch is in IGNITION ON mode.
Daytime running light system
- The daytime running lights illuminate using the same lights as the parking lights and illuminate brighter than the parking lights.
To make your vehicle more visible to other drivers during daytime driving, the daytime running lights turn on automatically when all of the following conditions are met. (The daytime running lights are not designed for use at night.)
- The engine is running
The parking brake is released
The headlight switch is in the or * AUTO position
*: When the surroundings are bright
The daytime running lights remain on after they illuminate, even if the parking brake is set again.
For the U.S.A.: Daytime running lights can be turned off by operating the head-light switch to position.
Compared to turning on the headlights, the daytime running light system offers greater durability and consumes less electricity, so it can help improve fuel economy.
Headlight control sensor
The sensor may not function properly if an object is placed on the sensor, or anything that blocks the sensor is affixed to the windshield.
Doing so interferes with the sensor detecting the level of ambient light and may cause the automatic headlight system to malfunction.
Automatic Light Off System
- When the headlights come on: The head-lights and tail lights turn off 30 seconds after the driver’s door is opened and closed if the engine switch is turned to ACCESSORY mode or turned off. (The lights turn off immediately if on the key is pressed after all the doors are locked.)
When only the tail lights come on: The tail lights turn off automatically if the engine switch is turned to ACCESSORY mode or turned off and the driver’s door is opened.
For the U.S.A.: To turn the lights on again, turn the engine switch to IGNITION ON mode, or turn the light switch off once and then back to or
For Canada: To turn the lights on again, turn the engine switch to IGNITION ON mode, or turn the light switch to AUTO position once and then back to or
Light reminder buzzer
A buzzer sounds when the engine switch is turned off or turned to ACCESSORY mode and the driver’s door is opened while the lights are turned on.
Automatic headlight leveling system (if equipped)
The level of the headlights is automatically adjusted according to the number of passengers and the loading condition of the vehicle to ensure that the headlights do not interfere with other road users.
- Windshield wiper linked headlight illumination
When driving during daytime with the
headlight switch turned to , if the wind-shield wipers are used, the headlights will turn on automatically after several seconds to help enhance the visibility of your vehicle.
In order to prevent the battery of the vehicle from discharging, if the headlights and/or tail lights are on when the engine switch is turned off the battery saving function will operate and automatically turn off all the lights after approximately 20 minutes.
When the engine switch is turned to IGNI-TION ON mode, the battery-saving function will be disabled.
When any of the following are performed, the battery-saving function is canceled once and then reactivated. All the lights will turn off automatically 20 minutes after the battery-saving function has been reactivated:
When the headlight switch is operated
When a door is opened or closed
Welcome light illumination control The parking lights, tail lights and license plate lights automatically turn on at night when the doors are unlocked using the entry function or wireless remote control if the light switch is in the AUTO position.
If “Headlight System Malfunction Visit Your Dealer” is displayed
Settings (e.g. light sensor sensitivity) can be changed.
(Customizable features: P.404)
To prevent battery discharge
Do not leave the lights on longer than necessary when the engine is not running.
Turning on the high beam head-lights
- With the headlights on, push the lever away from you to turn on the high beams.
Pull the lever toward you to the center position to turn the high beams off.
- Pull the lever toward you and release it to flash the high beams once.
You can flash the high beams with the headlights on or off.
When any of the following conditions is met, while the headlights (low beam) are on, the cornering lights will additionally turn on and light up the direction of movement for the vehicle. This is to ensure excellent visibility when either driving at intersections or parking at night.
- The steering wheel is operated
- The turn signal lever is operated
The shift position is in R (both left and right side cornering lights)
Cornering light control
The lights illuminate when the vehicle speed is approximately 19 mph (30 km/h) or less. However, the lights turn off when the vehicle speed increases to approximately 22 mph (35 km/h) or more.
After the lights remain illuminated for 30 minutes, they automatically turn off.
- How do I turn on the headlights in the Lexus ES250 2023?
Locate the headlight switch on the dashboard, then turn it to the desired position to turn on the headlights. The headlights will typically turn on when the switch is turned to the “On” position.
- What is the purpose of the automatic headlights feature?
The ES250 2023’s automatic headlight feature makes automatic headlight adjustments based on the surrounding lighting. Without requiring manual adjustment, it makes sure the headlights are turned on or off as needed to provide the best visibility.
- Can I manually override the automatic headlights feature?
You can typically turn off the automatic mode and choose the preferred lighting mode using the headlight switch if you prefer to manually control the headlights
- How do I activate the parking lights using the headlight switch?
Turn the headlight switch to the “Parking Lights” position to turn on the parking lights. Without fully activating the headlights, this will only provide a small amount of illumination for the car’s exterior lights.
- What is the difference between low beam and high beam headlights?
Low beam headlights are made to illuminate the road without blinding oncoming drivers and offer sufficient lighting for normal driving conditions. When there are no oncoming vehicles, high beam headlights are used because they are the brightest and prevent blinding other drivers.
- How do I switch between low beam and high beam headlights?
In the ES250 2023, switching between low beam and high beam headlights is typically accomplished by pushing or pulling the headlight switch lever in your direction. When you do this, the high beams will turn on, and when you push it back, the low beams will turn on.
- Is there a headlight indicator on the instrument panel?
The ES250 2023’s instrument panel typically has a headlight indicator that indicates whether the headlights are on, off, or whether the high beams are engaged.
- Can I adjust the brightness or intensity of the headlights?
The headlight switch typically does not allow you to change the brightness or intensity of the headlights. Nevertheless, some models might come with adaptive headlights that change the beam pattern according to the driving environmen
- Does the headlight switch control the fog lights?
The headlight switch may have a separate position or button to turn on the fog lights, depending on the configuration. For detailed instructions on how to use the fog lights, consult the owner’s manual for your car or speak with a Lexus dealership.
- Can I use the headlights during the daytime?
If you’d like to use the headlights during the day, you can. To improve visibility without turning on the headlights all the way, it is advised to use the automatic headlight feature or the daytime running lights (DRLs).
- How do I turn off all exterior lights using the headlight switch?
Turn the headlight switch to the “Off” position to turn off all exterior lights. All of the lighting fixtures headlights, parking lights, and fog lights—will be turned off as a result.
- Can I leave the headlight switch in the automatic position at all times?
If you prefer to rely on the automatic headlights feature to regulate the lighting based on ambient conditions, you can leave the headlight switch in the automatic position.
- Can I adjust the sensitivity of the automatic headlights feature?
In some ES250 2023 models, the automatic headlight sensitivity feature may be programmable. For guidance on adjusting the sensitivity settings, consult the owner’s manual for your car or speak with a Lexus dealership.
- Are there any restrictions on using high beam headlights?
High beam headlights should only be utilized sparingly and when necessary.