How To

HOW TO USE INTELLIBEAM AUTOMATIC HEADLAMP CONTROL

Difficulty Level: Novice  |  Time Required: Two minutes  |  Tools Required: None

If equipped, IntelliBeam can automatically turn the vehicle’s high beam headlamps On and Off according to surrounding traffic conditions.


ENABLE INTELLIBEAM

1. Your vehicle’s engine must be running and headlamps must be on for IntelliBeam to work.

2. Set the headlamp control knob to Auto or turn the low-beam headlamps On.

3. Place the turn signal lever in the neutral position.

4. Depending on your vehicle, you can activate IntelliBeam by pressing a button on your turn signal lever or pushing the turn signal lever forward and back to the neutral position.

5. A green “A” icon displays in the instrument panel when IntelliBeam is enabled.

6. IntelliBeam detects lighting conditions and other vehicles and turns the high beams on and off as needed, depending on vehicle speed. (Note: IntelliBeam will only turn the high beams on at speeds above 25 mph).

7. When IntelliBeam activates the high beams, a blue icon displays in the instrument panel with the green “A” icon.

DRIVING WITH INTELLIBEAM

The high-beam headlamps remain On until:

  • The system detects an approaching vehicle’s headlamps
  • The system detects another vehicle’s taillamps in front of you (or in front of your vehicle)
  • Exterior lighting is bright enough that high-beam headlamps aren’t required
  • The vehicle’s speed drops below 12 mph
  • The turn signal lever is moved forward to the high-beam position or the Flash-to-Pass feature is used

DRIVING WITH INTELLIBEAM IN UNFAVORABLE CONDITIONS

The vehicle’s high beams may not turn off automatically if the system cannot detect the other vehicle’s lamps because of any of the following reasons:

  • The other vehicle’s lamps are missing, damaged, obstructed from view or otherwise undetected
  • The other vehicle’s lamps are covered with dirt, snow or road spray
  • The other vehicle’s lamps cannot be detected due to dense exhaust, smoke, fog, snow, road spray, mist or other airborne obstructions
  • Your vehicle’s windshield is dirty, cracked or obstructed by something that blocks the view of the light sensor
  • Your vehicle is loaded such that the front end points upward, causing the light sensor to aim high and not detect headlamps and taillamps
  • You are driving on winding or hilly roads

TIPS

  • Keep the top center area of the windshield clear of debris for the best system performance


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To find out if your vehicle has this feature, contact your dealer or refer to your vehicle’s equipment list. Please check your Owner’s Manual for more information about features.

  • The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price excludes destination freight charge, tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment. Click here to see all Buick vehicles’ destination freight charges.

  • EPA estimated MPG 25 city, 30 highway FWD.

  • Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.

  • EPA estimated.

  • Functionality varies by model. Full functionality requires compatible Bluetooth® and smartphone, and USB connectivity for some devices.

  • EPA estimated MPG 30 city, 32 highway 1.3L engine FWD.

  • Buick Driver Confidence: Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Alert, Front Pedestrian Braking, Following Distance Indicator and IntelliBeam. Read the vehicle Owner’s Manual for more important feature limitations and information.

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  • Vehicle user interface is a product of Apple® and its terms and privacy statements apply. Requires compatible iPhone® and data plan rates apply. Apple CarPlay, Siri, iPhone and Apple Music are trademarks of Apple, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

  • Safety or driver-assistance features are no substitute for the driver’s responsibility to operate the vehicle in a safe manner. Read the vehicle Owner’s Manual for important feature limitations and information.

  • With rear seats folded. Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.

  • Buick Driver Confidence Plus: Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Alert, Front Pedestrian Braking, Following Distance Indicator, IntelliBeam, Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Rear Park Assist. Read the vehicle Owner’s Manual for important feature limitations and information.

  • The system wirelessly charges one compatible mobile device. Some phones have built-in wireless charging technology and others require a special adapter/back cover. To check for phone or other device compatibility, click here or consult your carrier.

  • EPA estimated MPG 18 city/26 highway FWD.

  • Requires available Trailering Package. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Vehicle user interface is a product of Google and its terms and privacy statements apply. To use Android Auto on your car display, you’ll need an Android phone running Android 6 or higher, an active data plan, and the Android Auto app. Google, Android and Android Auto are trademarks of Google LLC.

  • Bose is a registered trademark of the Bose Corporation in the U.S. and other countries.

  • EPA estimated FWD model.

  • Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Preproduction model shown throughout. Actual Production model may vary.

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