Kia Soul: Lighting / High Beam Assist (HBA) system

Kia Soul (SK3) 2020-2021 Owners Manual / Features of your vehicle / Lighting / High Beam Assist (HBA) system

Kia Soul. High Beam Assist (HBA) system

High Beam Assist is a system that automatically adjusts the headlamp range (switches between high beam and low beam) according to the brightness of other vehicles and road conditions.

Operation condition

1. Place the light switch in the AUTO position.

2. Turn on the high beam by pushing the lever away from you.

3. The High Beam Assist (Kia Soul. High Beam Assist (HBA) system) indicator will illuminate.

4. High Beam Assist will turn on when vehicle speed is above 40 km/h (25 mph).

5. The details of operation with the light switch while the High Beam Assist is on are below.

1. If the light switch is pushed away, High Beam Assist will turn off and the high beam will be on continuously.

2. If the light switch is pulled towards you when the high beam is off, the high beam will be on without cancellation of the High Beam Assist. (When you take your hands off the switch the lever will move to the middle and the high beam will turn off.)

3. If the light switch is pulled towards you when the high beam is on by High Beam Assist, the low beam will be on and High Beam Assist will turn off.

4. If the light switch is turned to the headlamp position ( ) from AUTO position, High Beam Assist will turn off and the low beam will be on continuously

When High Beam Assist is operating, the high beam switches to low beam in the below conditions.

- When the headlamp is detected from the on-coming vehicle.
- When the tail lamp is detected from the front vehicle.
- When headlamp/tail lamp of bicycle/ motorcycle is detected.
- When the surrounding is so bright that high beams are not needed.
- When streetlights or other lights are detected.
- When the light switch is not in the AUTO position.
- When High Beam Assist is off.
- When vehicle speed is below 30 km/h (19 mph).

Warning light and message

When High Beam Assist is not working properly, a warning message (“Check High Beam Assist (HBA) system”) will come on for a few second. After the message disappears, the master warning light (Kia Soul. High Beam Assist (HBA) system) will illuminate.

Have the system checked by a professional workshop. Kia recommends to visit an authorized Kia dealer/service partner.

CAUTION

The driver must be cautious in the below situations as the system may not operate in the following conditions

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