Lights Wipers and Defogger

Headlights and turn signals 120

Emergency flashers 125

Instrument panel light control 126

Front fog lights 126

Interior light 126

Personal lights 127

Illuminated entry system 128

Windshield wipers and washer 128

Rear window and outside rear view mirror defoggers 129

Headlights and turn signals (for the U.S.A.)

HEADLIGHTS Manual operation—

To turn on the following lights: Twist the headlight/turn signal lever knob.

Position 1—Parking, tail, license plate, side marker and instrument panel lights

Position 2—Headlights and all of the above

The headlight indicator lights up in the instrument cluster.

When the tail lights/headlights are turned on, the brightness of the instrument cluster will be reduced slightly unless the instrument panel light control knob is turned fully clockwise.

However, the brightness of the instrument cluster will not be reduced in daytime even when the tail lights/headlights are turned on.

Automatic operation—

To turn on or off the lights automatically, twist the headlight/turn signal lever knob to the "AUTO" position when the ignition switch is set at ON.

The headlights and all of the lights in position 1 automatically turn on or off depending on the darkness of the surroundings.

Manually twist the knob to the position 2 to turn on the headlights if they are needed immediately when entering a dark tunnel, parking structure, etc.

The automatic light control sensor is on the top of the instrument panel.

Do not place anything on the instrument panel, and/or do not affix anything on the windshield to block this sensor.

If you feel that the automatic light control comes into operation too early or too late, have the sensor adjusted by your Toyota dealer.

Automatic light cut off system Position 1 —

The lights automatically turn off when the driver's door is opened after the ignition switch is set to off.

Position 2 or "AUTO" position with the headlights on—

The lights automatically turn off after 30 seconds when any of the doors or trunk lid is opened and closed after the ignition switch is set to off.

The lights can be turned off immediately by pushing the lock switch on the wireless remote control transmitter with all the doors locked and the trunk lid closed.

The time period before the lights turn off can be changed. For details, ask your Toyota dealer.

If any of the doors or trunk lid is kept open, the lights automatically turn off after 20 minutes.

To turn on the lights again, set the ignition switch at ON or actuate the headlight switch. If you are going to park for over one week, make sure the knob is in the "DRL OFF" position.

NOTICE

To prevent the battery from being discharged, do not leave the lights on for a long period when the engine is not running.

Daytime Running Light (DRL) system

The Daytime Running Light (DRL) system can make it easier for others to see the front of your vehicle during the day. The DRL system can be helpful in many different driving conditions, but they can be especially helpful in the short periods after dawn and before sunset.

The DRL system will make your headlights come on at a reduced brightness when:

• The ignition is on with the engine running.

• The light switch is in the "AUTO" position with the headlights off or position 1.

• The parking brake is released.

To turn on the other exterior lights and instrument panel lights, twist the knob to position 1.

Twist the knob to position 2 to turn the headlights to full intensity for night driving.

To turn off the DRL system, twist the knob to the position 3 ("DRL OFF") or turn the ignition switch off.

The daytime running light system can be disabled. For details, contact your Toyota dealer.

Headlights and turn signals (for Canada)

High-Low beams—For high beams, turn the headlights on and push the lever away from you (position 1). Pull the lever toward you (position 2) for low beams.

The headlight high beam indicator light (blue light) on the instrument panel will tell you that the high beams are on.

Flashing the high beam headlights

(position 3)—Pull the lever all the way back. The high beam headlights turn off when you release the lever.

You can flash the high beam headlights even when the headlights are off.

TURN SIGNALS

To signal a turn, push the headlight/ turn signal lever up or down to position 1.

The ignition switch must be set at ON.

The lever automatically returns after you make a turn, but you may have to return it by hand after you change lanes.

To signal a lane change, move the lever up or down to the pressure point (position 2) and hold it.

If the turn signal indicator lights (green lights) on the instrument panel flash faster than normal, a front or rear turn signal bulb is burned out. See "Replacing light bulbs" on page 400 in Section 7-3.

HEADLIGHTS

To turn on the following lights: Twist the headlight/turn signal lever knob.

Position 1—Parking, tail, license plate, side marker and instrument panel lights

The tail light indicator (green light) on the instrument panel will tell you that the tail lights are on.

Position 2—Headlights and all of the above

Position 3 ("AUTO")—Headlights and all of the lights in the position 1

They automatically turn on or off depending on the darkness of the surroundings.

Manually twist the knob to the position 2 to turn on the headlights if they are needed immediately when entering a dark tunnel, parking structure, etc.

When the tail lights/headlights are turned on, the brightness of the instrument cluster will be reduced slightly unless the instrument panel light control knob is turned fully clockwise.

However, the brightness of the instrument cluster will not be reduced in daytime even when the tail lights/headlights are turned on.

The automatic light control sensor is on the top of the instrument panel.

Do not place anything on the instrument panel, and/or do not affix anything on the windshield to block this sensor.

If you feel that the automatic light control comes into operation too early or too late, have the sensor adjusted by your Toyota dealer.

Automatic light cut off system Position 1 —

The lights automatically turn off when the driver's door is opened after the ignition switch is set to off.

Position 2 or position 3 with the headlights on—

The lights automatically turn off after 30 seconds when any of the doors or trunk lid is opened and closed after the ignition switch is set to off.

The lights can be turned off immediately by pushing the lock switch on the wireless remote control transmitter with all the doors locked and the trunk lid closed.

The time period before the lights turn off can be changed. For details, ask your Toyota dealer.

If any of the doors or trunk lid is kept open, the lights automatically turn off after 20 minutes.

To turn on the lights again, set the ignition switch at ON or actuate the headlight switch. If you are going to park for over one week, make sure the light switch is in the "OFF" position.

NOTICE

To prevent the battery from being discharged, do not leave the lights on for a long period when the engine is not running.

Daytime Running Light (DRL) system

The Daytime Running Light (DRL) system can make it easier for others to see the front of your vehicle during the day. The DRL system can be helpful in many different driving conditions, but they can be especially helpful in the short periods after dawn and before sunset.

The DRL system will make your headlights come on at a reduced brightness when:

• The ignition is on with the engine running.

• The knob is in the "OFF" position, position 1 or position 3 with the headlights off.

• The parking brake is released.

To turn on the other exterior lights and instrument panel lights, twist the knob to position 1.

Twist the knob to position 2 to turn the headlights to full intensity for night driving.

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High-Low beams—For high beams, turn the headlights on and push the lever away from you (position 1). Pull the lever toward you (position 2) for low beams.

The headlight high beam indicator light (blue light) on the instrument panel will tell you that the high beams are on.

Flashing the high beam headlights

(position 3)—Pull the lever all the way back. The high beam headlights turn off when you release the lever.

You can flash the high beam headlights with the knob turned to "OFF".

Emergency flashers

NOTICE

To prevent the battery from being discharged, do not leave the switch on longer than necessary when the engine is not running.

TURN SIGNALS

To signal a turn, push the headlight/ turn signal lever up or down to position 1.

The ignition switch must be set at ON.

The lever automatically returns after you make a turn, but you may have to return it by hand after you change lanes.

To signal a lane change, move the lever up or down to the pressure point (position 2) and hold it.

If the turn signal indicator lights (green lights) on the instrument panel flash faster than normal, a front or rear turn signal bulb is burned out. See "Replacing light bulbs" on page 400 in Section 7-3.

To turn on the emergency flashers, push the switch.

All the turn signal lights will flash. To turn them off, push the switch once again.

Turn on the emergency flashers to warn other drivers if your vehicle must be stopped where it might be a traffic hazard.

Always pull as far off the road as possible.

The turn signal light switch will not work when the emergency flashers are operating.

Without moon roof

To adjust the brightness of the instrument panel lights, turn the knob.

With the knob turned fully clockwise, the intensity of the instrument panel lights will not be reduced even when the tail lights/ headlights are turned on.

To turn on the front fog lights, twist the band of the headlight and turn signal switch lever. They will come on only when the headlights are on low beam.

Front fog light indicator light on the instrument panel will tell you that the front fog lights are on.

Without moon roof

With moon roof

Personal lights

To turn on the interior light, slide the switch.

The interior light switch has the following positions:

"ON"—Keeps the light on all the time.

"OFF"—Turns the light off.

"DOOR"—Turns the light on when the illuminated entry system acts. For details, see "Illuminated entry system" on page 128 in this Section.

FRONT PERSONAL LIGHTS

To turn on the front personal light, push the lens. To turn it off, push the lens once again.

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REAR PERSONAL LIGHTS (vehicles with moon roof)

To turn on the rear personal light, push the switch. To turn it off, push the switch once again.

By gently adjusting the shade of the rear personal light, you can change the direction of the light to suit your preference.

When either of the rear side doors is opened, the light on that side turns on automatically. Closing the rear side doors will turn the lights off.

Illuminated entry system

The interior light and ignition switch light will come on when any of the doors are opened. After all the doors are closed, the lights remain on for about 15 seconds before fading out.

Without theft deterrent system—When any of the front doors are unlocked, the lights will come on and remain on for about 15 seconds before fading out.

With theft deterrent system—When any of the doors are unlocked, the lights will come on and remain on for about 15 seconds before fading out.

If all the doors are closed, when the ignition switch is turned off, the lights will come on and remain on for about 15 seconds.

If all the doors are closed and the ignition switch is set at ACC or ON, the lights will fade out.

If all the doors are locked, the lights will fade out.

To prevent the battery being discharged, all of the lights will automatically turn off the key removed (vehicles with key cylinder-type ignition switch) or the ignition is turned off (vehicles with smart key system), and the door is left opened for about 20 minutes.

This feature can be disabled and the duration of the lighting can be changed. For details, ask your Toyota dealer.

ILLUMINATIONS OF ENTRY FUNCTION (vehicles with smart key system)

The interior light and ignition switch light come on and remain on for about 15 seconds when you carry the registered key into the entry function actuation area. For further information of entry function actuation area, see "Smart key system" on page 30 in Section 1-2.

Windshield wipers and washer

To turn on the windshield wipers, move the lever to the desired setting.

The ignition switch must be set at ON.

Lever position

Operation

Position 1

Intermittent operation

Position 2

Low speed operation

Position 3

High speed operation

Position 4

Single sweep operation

Position 5

Washer on

Rotating the band on the lever lets you adjust the wiper time interval when the wiper lever is in the intermittent position (position 1). Twist the band upward to increase the time between sweeps, and downward to decrease it.

To spray washer fluid, pull the lever toward you.

If the windshield wipers are off, they will operate a couple of times after the washer sprays.

For instructions on adding washer fluid, see "Adding washer fluid" on page 399 in Section 7-3.

In freezing weather, warm the windshield with the defroster before using the washer. This will help prevent the washer fluid from freezing on your windshield, which can block your vision.

When waxing your vehicle, make sure that the washer nozzles do not become blocked. If a nozzle becomes blocked, contact your Toyota dealer to have the vehicle serviced.

NOTICE

If a nozzle becomes blocked, do not try to clear it with a pin or other object. The nozzle will be damaged.

Rear window and outside rear view mirror defoggers

With manual air conditioning controls

NOTICE

Do not operate the wipers if the windshield is dry. It may scratch the glass.

With automatic air conditioning controls

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With automatic air conditioning controls

To defog or defrost the rear window, push the switch.

The ignition switch must be set at ON.

The thin heater wires on the inside of the rear window will quickly clear the surfaces. An indicator light will illuminate to indicate the defogger is operating.

On some models, heater panels in the outside rear view mirrors will also quickly clear the surfaces.

Push the switch once again to turn the defogger off.

The system will automatically shut off when the operation time has been completed. The operation time is between 15 minutes and 1 hour depending on the ambient temperature and vehicle speed.

Make sure you turn the defoggers off when the surfaces are clear. Leaving the defoggers on for a long time could cause the battery to discharge, especially during stop-and-go driving. The defoggers are not designed for drying rain water or for melting snow.

If the outside rear view mirrors are heavily coated with ice, use a spray de-icer before operating the switch.

NOTICE

When cleaning the inside of the rear window, be careful not to scratch or damage the heater wires or connectors.

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Since the mirror surfaces can get hot do not touch them when the defogger switch is on.

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