Lighting Features Chevrolet Equinox

Entry Lighting
Exit Lighting
Battery Load Management
Battery Power Protection
Exterior Lighting Battery Saver

Lighting Features Chevrolet Equinox

Entry Lighting.

The interior lamps turn on when pressing on the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter or opening any doors, and the dome lamp control is in the DOOR position.
Some exterior lamps also turn on when pressing on the RKE transmitter or opening any doors. Low-Beam lamps will only turn on briefly at night, or in areas with limited lighting.
All lamps will gradually fade out after about 30 seconds.
Entry lighting can be disabled manually by closing all doors, pressing on the RKE transmitter, or starting the vehicle.
This feature can be changed. See “Vehicle Locator Lights” under Vehicle Personalization.

Exit Lighting.

Some exterior lamps and interior lamps turn on when the key is removed from the ignition.
The exterior and interior lamps remain on for a set amount of time, then automatically turn off. If equipped with Keyless Access, the exterior lamps automatically turn on when the driver door is opened after the ignition is turned off.
The interior lights turn on when the ignition is turned off.
The exterior lamps turn off immediately by turning the exterior lamp control off.
This feature can be changed. See Vehicle Personalization.

Battery Load Management.

The vehicle has Electric Power Management.
(EPM) that estimates the battery’s temperature and state of charge. It then adjusts the voltage for best performance and extended life of the battery.
When the battery’s state of charge is low, the voltage is raised slightly to quickly bring the charge back up. When the state of charge is high, the voltage is lowered slightly to prevent overcharging. If the vehicle has a voltmeter gauge or a voltage display on the Driver Information Center.
(DIC), you may see the voltage move up or down. This is normal. If there is a problem, an alert will be displayed.
The battery can be discharged at idle if the electrical loads are very high. This is true for all vehicles. This is because the generator.
(alternator) may not be spinning fast enough at idle to produce all of the power needed for very high electrical loads.
A high electrical load occurs when several of the following are on, such as: headlamps, high beams, rear window defogger, climate control fan at high speed, heated seats, engine cooling fans, trailer loads, and loads plugged into accessory power outlets.
EPM works to prevent excessive discharge of the battery. It does this by balancing the generator’s output and the vehicle’s electrical needs. It can increase engine idle speed to generate more power whenever needed. It can temporarily reduce the power demands of some accessories.
Normally, these actions occur in steps or levels, without being noticeable. In rare cases at the highest levels of corrective action, this action may be noticeable to the driver. If so, a DIC message might be displayed and it is recommended that the driver reduce the electrical loads as much as possible.

Battery Power Protection.

This feature helps prevent the battery from being drained, if the interior courtesy lamps or reading lamps are accidentally left on.
If any of these lamps are left on, they automatically turn off after 10 minutes, if the ignition is off. The lamps will not come back on again until one of the following occurs:.
● The ignition is turned on.
● The doors are closed and then re-opened.

Exterior Lighting Battery Saver.

The exterior lamps turn off about 10 minutes after the ignition is turned off, if the parking lamps or headlamps have been manually left on. This protects against draining the battery. To restart the 10-minute timer, turn the exterior lamp control to the  position and then back to the  or  position.
To keep the lamps on for more than 10 minutes, the ignition must be on or in ACC/ACCESSORY.

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