Opel Insignia Owners & Service Manuals

Opel Insignia: Exterior Lighting

Exterior Lamp Controls

The exterior lamp control is on the

The exterior lamp control is on the instrument panel to the left of the steering column.

There are four positions.

deactivates the AUTO mode. Turn : Turns the exterior lamps off and deactivates the AUTO mode. Turn to AUTO mode. again to reactivate the AUTO mode.

In Canada, the headlamps will automatically reactivate when the vehicle is shifted out of P (Park).

AUTO : Turns the exterior lamps on and off automatically depending on outside lighting.

including all lamps, except the: Turns on the parking lamps including all lamps, except the headlamps.

together with the parking lamps and: Turns on the headlamps together with the parking lamps and instrument panel lights.

Exterior Lamps Off Reminder

A warning chime sounds if the driver door is opened while the ignition is off and the exterior lamps are on.

Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer

Push the turn signal lever away from you and release to turn the high beams on. To return to low beams, push the lever again or pull it toward you and release.

This indicator light turns on in the

This indicator light turns on in the instrument cluster when the high-beam headlamps are on.


To flash the high beams, pull the turn signal lever toward you, and release.

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.

The DRL will come on when all of the following conditions are met:

  • The ignition is on.
  • The exterior lamps control is in AUTO.
  • The light sensor determines it is daytime.
  • The parking brake is released or the vehicle is not in P (Park).

When the DRL are on, the taillamps, sidemarker lamps, instrument panel lights, and other lamps will not be on.

The DRL turn off when the headlamps are turned to ignition is off. For vehicles first sold or the ignition is off. For vehicles first sold in Canada, the DRL can only be turned off when the vehicle is parked.

This vehicle may have a DRL disabling function. When the DRL are on and a turn signal is activated, the DRL on that side will be off until the turn signal goes off.

Automatic Headlamp System

When the exterior lamp control is set to AUTO and it is dark enough outside, the headlamps come on automatically.

There is a light sensor on top of the

There is a light sensor on top of the instrument panel. Do not cover the sensor; otherwise the headlamps will come on when they are not needed.

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

When it is bright enough outside, the headlamps will turn off or may change to Daytime Running Lamps (DRL).

The automatic headlamp system turns off when the exterior lamp control is turned to ignition or the ignition is off.

Adaptive Forward Lighting (AFL)

If equipped, the AFL pivots the headlamps horizontally to provide greater road illumination while turning. To enable AFL, set the exterior lamp control to the AUTO position. Moving the switch out of the AUTO position deactivates the system. AFL operates when the vehicle speed is greater than 3 km/h (2 mph). AFL does not operate when the transmission is in R (Reverse). AFL is not immediately operable after starting the vehicle; driving a short distance is required to calibrate the AFL.

LED Headlamp System

This system automatically controls the LED headlamps light intensity and distribution based on the lighting condition, road type, and driving situation. The vehicle adapts the headlamps automatically to enable optimal lighting while driving.

The Intelligent Light Distribution feature can be enabled or disabled.

The following lighting functions are available when the exterior lamp control is in the AUTO or position. position.

Curve Lighting

Certain LEDs turn on automatically to improve lighting in curves. This is based on the steering wheel position and vehicle speeds from 40 km/h (25 mph) to 70 km/h (43 mph).

Corner Lighting

If equipped with cornering lamps, certain LEDs automatically come on when all of the following occur:

  • The turn signals are activated or the steering wheel is at a calibrated angle.
  • The vehicle is traveling up to a speed of 40 km/h (25 mph).

Hazard Warning Flashers

: Press to make the front and

rear turn signal lamps flash on and: Press to make the front and rear turn signal lamps flash on and off. Press again to turn the flashers off.

The hazard warning flashers turn on automatically if the airbags deploy.

Turn and Lane-Change Signals

Move the lever all the way up or

Move the lever all the way up or down to signal a turn.

An arrow on the instrument cluster flashes in the direction of the turn or lane change.

Raise or lower the lever until the arrow starts to flash to signal a lane change. Hold it there until the lane change is completed. If the lever is briefly pressed and released, the turn signal flashes three times.

The turn and lane-change signal can be turned off manually by moving the lever back to its original position.

If after signaling a turn or lane change the arrow flashes rapidly or does not come on, a signal bulb might be burned out.

Have any burned out bulbs replaced. If the bulb is not burned out, check the fuse.

Fog Lamps

The fog lamps button is on the

The fog lamps button is on the instrument panel to left of the steering wheel.

To turn on the fog lamps, the ignition and the headlamps or parking lamps must be on.

If the fog lamps are turned on while the exterior lamp control is in the AUTO position, the headlamps come on automatically.

indicator light on the instrument: Press to turn on or off. An indicator light on the instrument cluster comes on when the fog lamps are on.

Some localities have laws that require the headlamps to be on along with the fog lamps.


     Interior Lighting

    Instrument Panel Illumination Control The brightness of the instrument cluster display, infotainment display and controls, steering wheel controls, and all other illuminated controls, as well as feat

     Lighting Features

    Entry Lighting Some exterior lamps and most of the interior lamps turn on briefly at night or in areas with limited lighting when the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter button is pressed. After

     Climate Controls


     Repair Instructions

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     Child Restraints

    Older Children Older children who have outgrown booster seats should wear the vehicle's seat belts. The manufacturer instructions that come with the booster seat state the weight and height limitations for that booster. Use a booster seat with a lap-shoulder belt until the child passes the fit test

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