My 10th civic is few days old, I went through the whole manual, but some things are still fuzzy.
One of them is the light control switches / auto mode.
I am sorry if I am using wrong wording here, but I am not sure how the typical light modes are called in English. But I will use the following wording, increased in order of intensity:
- parking light (sidelight)
- low beam
- high beam
On the left stalk switch the following positions are available
- off (temporary position)
- parking light (?)
- low beam
+ pushed back: high beam
And now my questions, numbered:
if I am not mistaken, there is no separate dashboard lamp for the parking light and the low beam. Am I right? cause I find this a bit strange (here it is mandatory to switch on the low beam even during daytime if you are outside city, but I think parking light is not adequate. So this one common dashboard light can be confusing
what is the exact purpose of 'auto' mode? Which are the possible options that are selected automatically in this mode? :
- low beam, high beam OR
- parking light, low beam, high beam OR
- off, parking light, low beam, high beam
strangely enough, yesterday I was play aorund with light switch options and I saw on a wall in front of the car that when the Auto mode was selected it had higher brightness than in parking light mode, but lower than in low beam mode. At this point I got lost, as it seemed something in between parking and low beam level. Did I observe this correctly?
how can Auto mode cope with such regulations that outside city you must use low beam? (I think it cannot)
the car's owner manual states this for the Auto mode:
"automatic mode: we recommend that driving during the night you should use manual light modes"
What? Is this a joke then?
I have no problem to use the lights fully manually, but still I would like to understand the rules of operation of this system, but the manual is just not enough for me.
Thanks a lot!