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Chevrolet Sonic Owner's Manual: Automatic Headlamp System

When it is dark enough outside and the exterior lamp control is in the automatic position, the headlamps come on automatically. See Exterior Lamp Controls.

The vehicle has a light sensor on top of the instrument panel. Make sure it is


The vehicle has a light sensor on top of the instrument panel. Make sure it is not covered, or the headlamps will be on when they are not needed.

The system may also turn on the headlamps when driving through a parking garage or tunnel.

Lights On with Wipers

If the windshield wipers are activated in daylight with the engine 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 to disable this feature. or
Hazard Warning Flashers to disable this feature.


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. This indicator light turns on in the ins ...

Hazard Warning Flashers
(Hazard Warning Flasher): Press and momentarily hold this button to make the front and rear turn signal lamps flash on and off. This warns others that you are having trouble. Press and momentar ...

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Recreational Vehicle Towing
Recreational vehicle towing means towing the vehicle behind another vehicle, such as a motor home. The two most common types of recreational vehicle towing are known as dinghy towing and dolly towing. Dinghy towing is towing the vehicle with all four wheels on the ground. Dolly towing is towin ...

Body Panel Paint Protector Replacement (VGC)
The paint protective film and vehicle surface temperature should be 13?€“32?°C (55?€“90?°F) for best results. Automatic car washes should be avoided for at least 24?€‰hours after the paint protective film application. Wipe the vehicle surface with isopropyl alcohol or fl ...

Front Suspension Description and Operation
The front suspension has 2 primary purposes: Isolate the driver from irregularities in the road surface. Define the ride and handling characteristics of the vehicle. The front suspension absorbs the impact of the tires travelling over irregular road surfaces and dissipates this energy t ...

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