Cadillac Escalade: IntelliBeam® Intelligent High-Beam Headlamp Control System - Exterior Lamp Controls - Exterior Lighting - Lighting - Cadillac Escalade Owner's ManualCadillac Escalade: IntelliBeam® Intelligent High-Beam Headlamp Control System

For vehicles with this feature, be sure to read this entire section before using it.

IntelliBeam is an enhancement to the vehicle's headlamp system.

Using a digital light sensor on the rearview mirror, this system will turn the vehicle's high-beam headlamps on and off according to surrounding traffic conditions.

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

Turning On and Enabling IntelliBeam

Press and release the IntelliBeam button on the inside rear view mirror. The IntelliBeam indicator on the mirror will turn on to let you know the system has been turned on. Once the system has been turned on, it will remain on each time the vehicle is started. Additionally, the IntelliBeam system must be enabled.

To enable the IntelliBeam system, turn the exterior lamp control to AUTO, with the turn signal/ multifunction lever in its neutral position. The High-Beam On Light will appear on the instrument panel cluster when the high-beams are on.

Driving with IntelliBeam

IntelliBeam will only activate your high-beams when driving over 32 km/h (20 mph).

The high-beam headlamps will remain on, under the automatic control of IntelliBeam, until any of the following situations occur:

  • The system detects an approaching vehicle's headlamps.
  • The system detects a preceding vehicle's taillamps.
  • The outside light is bright enough that high-beam headlamps are not required.
  • The vehicle's speed drops below 24 km/h (15 mph).
  • The headlamp stalk is moved forward to the high-beam position.

When either of these conditions occur, the IntelliBeam feature will be disabled and the IntelliBeam light in the mirror will turn off until the high-beam stalk is returned to the neutral position.

  • If IntelliBeam was using low-beams prior to this action, the IntelliBeam feature will be temporarily disabled until the stalk is returned to the neutral position.
  • The exterior lamp control is turned to any setting except AUTO.

When this occurs, IntelliBeam will be disabled until the control is turned back to the AUTO position.

  • The IntelliBeam system is turned off at the inside rearview mirror.

IntelliBeam may not turn off the high-beams if the system cannot detect other vehicle's lamps because of any of the following:

  • The others vehicle's lamp(s) are missing, damaged, obstructed from view or otherwise undetected.
  • The other vehicle's lamp(s) are covered with dirt, snow and/or road spray.
  • The other vehicle's lamp(s) cannot be detected due to dense exhaust, smoke, fog, snow, road spray, mist or other airborne obstructions.
  • Your vehicle's windshield is dirty, cracked or obstructed by something that blocks the view of the IntelliBeam light sensor.
  • Your vehicle's windshield is covered with ice, dirt, haze or other obstructions.
  • Your vehicle is loaded such that the front end of the vehicle points upward, causing the IntelliBeam sensor to aim high and not detect headlamps and taillamps.
  • You are driving on winding or hilly roads.

You may need to manually disable or cancel the high-beam headlamps by turning the low-beam headlamps on, if any of the above conditions exist.

Disabling and Resetting IntelliBeam at the Rearview Mirror

IntelliBeam can be disabled by using the controls on the inside rearview mirror.

AUTO press this button on the inside rearview mirror. The IntelliBeam indicator will(On/Off): To disable the system, press this button on the inside rearview mirror. The IntelliBeam indicator will turn off and will not come back on until the IntelliBeam button is pressed again.

(Stalk Disable): When IntelliBeam has turned on the high-beams, pull or push the high-beam stalk. This will disable IntelliBeam. The IntelliBeam indicator on the mirror will turn off. To re-enable IntelliBeam, press the IntelliBeam button on the mirror.

A different sensitivity setting is available for dealer diagnostics. This is done by pushing and holding this button for 20 seconds until the IntelliBeam indicator light flashes three times. If you accidentally activate this, the vehicle's setting will automatically be reset each time the ignition is turned off and then on again.

Cleaning the IntelliBeam Light Sensor

The light sensor is located on the inside of the vehicle in front of the inside

The light sensor is located on the inside of the vehicle in front of the inside rearview mirror.

Clean the light sensor window, periodically, using glass cleaner on a soft cloth. Gently wipe the sensor window. Do not spray glass cleaner directly on the surface of the sensor window.

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