Mazda 2: High Beam Control System (HBC)

Mazda2 DJ 2014–2020 Owners Manual / When Driving / i-Activsense / High Beam Control System (HBC)

The High Beam Control System (HBC) determines the conditions in front of the vehicle using the Forward Sensing Camera (FSC) while driving in darkness to automatically switch the headlights between high and low beams.

Refer to Warning/Indicator Lights on page 4-37 .

While driving the vehicle at a speed of about 30 km/h (18 mph), the headlights are switched to high beams when there are no vehicles ahead or approaching in the opposite direction.

The system switches the headlights to low beams when one of the following occurs:

High Beam Control System (HBC)


The warning light fl ashes when the system has a malfunction.

Refer to Warning Lights on page 4-38 .

CAUTION

Do not adjust the vehicle height, modify the headlight units, or remove the camera, otherwise the system will not operate normally.

NOTE

The timing in which the system switches the headlights changes under the following conditions. If the system does not switch the headlights appropriately, manually switch between high and low beams according to the visibility as well as road and traffi c conditions.

To Operate the System

The High Beam Control System (HBC) operates to switch the headlights automatically between high and low beams after the ignition is switched ON and the headlight switch is in the AUTO and high beam position. At the same time, the High Beam Control System (HBC) indicator light (green) in the instrument cluster illuminates.


The High Beam Control System (HBC) determines that it is dark based on the brightness of the surrounding area.

NOTE

Manual Switching

Switching to low beams

Shift the lever to the low beam position.

The High Beam Control System (HBC) indicator light (Green) turns off.

Switching to high beams

Turn the headlight switch to the
position.

The High Beam Control System (HBC) indicator light (Green) turns off and the
is illuminated.

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