2022 Buick Envision Owners Manual - Exterior Lamp Controls



Exterior Lamp Controls

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

Turn the control to the following positions:

: Turns off the exterior lamps. The knob returns to the AUTO position after it is released. Turn to again to reactivate the AUTO mode.

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

AUTO : Automatically turns the exterior lamps on and off, depending on outside lighting.

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

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

IntelliBeam System


If equipped, this system turns the vehicle's high-beam headlamps on and off according to surrounding traffic conditions.

The system turns the high-beam headlamps on when it is dark enough and there is no other traffic present.

This light comes on in the instrument cluster when the IntelliBeam system is enabled.

Turning On and Enabling IntelliBeam


To enable the IntelliBeam system, press on the turn signal lever when it is dark outside and the exterior lamp control is in AUTO or .

Driving with IntelliBeam


The system only activates the high beams when driving over 40 km/h (25 mph).

There is a sensor near the top center of the windshield that automatically detects the lights of oncoming and preceding vehicles. Keep this area of the windshield clear of debris to allow for best system performance.

Individual segments of the headlamp high beam are faded out according to the traffic situation, preventing high beam light from glaring oncoming or preceding traffic. This gives the best light distribution without glaring other road users.

The Adaptive Headlight System remains on, under the automatic control, until one of the following situations occurs:

  • Fog Lamps are turned On.
  • The outside light is bright enough that high-beam headlamps are not required.
  • The vehicle's speed drops below 20 km/h (12 mph).
  • The Adaptive Headlight System is disabled by the button on the turn signal lever. If this happens, press bon the turn signal lever when the exterior lamp control is in the or AUTO or 2 position to reactivate the Adaptive Headlight System. The instrument cluster light will come on to indicate the Adaptive Headlight System is reactivated.

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

  • The other vehicle's lamps are missing, damaged, obstructed from view, or otherwise undetected.
  • The other vehicle's lamps are covered with dirt, snow, and/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.
  • The vehicle's windshield is dirty, cracked, or obstructed by something that blocks the view of the light sensor.
  • The vehicle is loaded such that the front end points upward, causing the light sensor to aim high and not detect headlamps and taillamps.
  • The vehicle is being driven on winding or hilly roads.

 The Adaptive Headlight System may need to be disabled if any of the above conditions exist.

Town Light


Activated automatically in situations with low exterior ambient light.

The light is wide and symmetrical. The special beam pattern is designed to avoid glare for other road users.

Country Light


Activated automatically when low beams come on. This is the normal low beam light pattern.

The illumination of the current lane and the side of the road is improved, reducing glare to oncoming and preceding vehicles.

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

  • The other vehicle's lamps are missing, damaged, obstructed from view, or otherwise undetected.
  • The other vehicle's lamps are covered with dirt, snow, and/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.
  • The vehicle's windshield is dirty, cracked, or obstructed by something that blocks the view of the light sensor.
  • The vehicle is loaded such that the front end points upward, causing the light sensor to aim high and not detect headlamps and taillamps.
  • Driving on winding or hilly roads.

The automatic high-beam headlamps may need to be disabled if any of the above conditions exist. 


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