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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-20-2017, 09:04 PM Thread Starter
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17 Santa Fe XL - High Beam Issue

Hello,
Im new to the forums although I did lurk a lot while searching for my vehicle.
Just bought a 17 Santa Fe XL (Canada) and its my 3rd Santa Fe - Love this car.
One weird issue with the lighting is that I set the stick to AUTO and at night, when pushing the high beams nothing happens.
I don't think im missing anything little and the manual didn't tell me anything im doing wrong.


Am I missing something?
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If you have auto high beams, clicking the stick on, turns it on. It's automatic. Only way to have manual high beams is to not use auto lights. You need to manually turn on exterior lights and headlights. At least, that's my guess. Sometimes auto high beams are wonky. I wish I could control it manually with auto. However, you cannot. Also, if you turn it on, there is no way to turn it off unless you turn off your lights and go manual or turn the car off and back on. To me, this is a glaring oversight. Not terrible but not good.
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This is how I know it:

1) Push it forward once to enable Auto high beam function.
2) Push it forward again to manually engage high beams. You have to do step 1 to get to this.
3) When high beams are manually engaged like in step 2, pull it back to disengage high beams and go back to normal, which also disables the Auto function.
4) When Auto is enabled *and* the high beams are on (i.e. you've only done Step 1), pull it back like in Step 3 to turn off high beams and disable the Auto function.

The weird part is when Auto is enabled and the high beams *aren't* on because of an oncoming car or you're stopped, and you want turn off the Auto function at that time. You have to push it forward (step 2) which manually turns on the high beams, and then pull it back (Step 3) to do disable Auto. You obviously don't want to do this if there's an oncoming car.

So I got into the habit of waiting for the high beams to automatically turn on and then do Step 4.

It's not ideal for sure, but you don't have to turn off your car to enable/disable each function.
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Who is on first?

To me that is WAY too complicated / confusing. I know that with use it would become more "normal," but since lighting is generally controlled by the body computer these days a simple manual / auto switch on the dash makes a lot for sense than push me / pull you.

I generally like Hyundai becaose of their simplicity, but that is not a shining example of simplicity.
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