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Entry Lighting with Approach Detection

If equipped with approach detection, the entry lighting feature will

automatically turn on when the RKE transmitter is detected within

approximately 2 m (6 ft) of the vehicle.

If the vehicle has remained parked for an extended period of time with no

RKE transmitter use or Keyless Access operation, approach detection will be

disabled. To reactivate, press any button on the RKE transmitter or

open and close all vehicle doors to

re-enable the entry lighting feature on approach.

Approach detection will not work if:

. The vehicle battery is low.

. The ignition is on or in ACC/ ACCESSORY.

. Entry lighting is set to Off. See Vehicle Locator Lightsunder Vehicle Personalization 0 168.


Approach detection will not work with a single RKE transmitter if:

. The RKE transmitter is left within a 5 m (16 ft) range of the vehicle

for several minutes

. The RKE transmitter is left inside the vehicle and all the doors are


To help maximize transmitter battery life, do not store the transmitter

within 5 m (16 ft) of the vehicle.

Exit Lighting

Some exterior lamps and interior

lights come on at night, or in areas

with limited lighting, when the driver door is opened after the ignition is

turned off. The dome lamp comes on after the ignition is turned off. The

exterior lamps and dome lamp remain on for a set amount of time, then

automatically turn off.

The exterior lamps turn off

immediately by turning the exterior lamp control off.

This feature can be changed. See

Vehicle Personalization 0 168.


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