Subaru Forester: Light control switch / Welcome lighting function

The welcome lighting function turns on the low beam headlight for smooth approaching to or exiting from the vehicle at night or in a dark place.

The function is activated while all of the following conditions are met.

  • The light control switch is in the “AUTO” position.
  • It is dark enough to turn on the auto on/ off headlights.

When approaching:

While the welcome lighting function is activated, the low beam headlights, instrument panel illumination, parking lights, front side marker lights, rear side marker lights, tail lights and license plate lights will automatically illuminate when unlocking the doors and the rear gate by using the remote keyless entry system.

The lights will remain illuminated for 30 seconds*1 and then turn off. However, if any of the following operations is done, the lights will turn off.

The doors are locked.

The light control switch is turned to a position other than “AUTO”.

The ignition switch is turned to the “ON” position.

When exiting:

While the welcome lighting function is activated, the low beam headlights, instrument panel illumination, parking lights, front side marker lights, rear side marker lights, tail lights and license plate lights will remain illuminated even when either of the following operation is done.

  • The push-button ignition switch is turned to the “OFF” status (models with “keyless access with push-button start system”).
  • The key is pulled out from the ignition switch (models without “keyless access with push-button start system”).

The lights will turn off under any of the following conditions.

  • 3 minutes have passed since the lights were illuminated by the welcome lighting function.
  • 30 seconds have passed since the door is opened and closed.*1
  • The light control switch is turned to a position other than “AUTO”.
  • The locking procedure is performed twice. When performing the unlocking procedure after performing the locking procedure, perform the locking procedure twice again.

*1: The setting for the period of time in which the low beam headlights remain on by the welcome lighting function can be changed by a SUBARU dealer. Contact your SUBARU dealer for details.

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