LIGHTING SYSTEM GENERAL

  1. OUTLINE

    1. Exterior Light

      1. The front lights consist of the following lights:

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        *1 Low/High*a Beam *2 Front Turn Signal Light
        *3 Clearance Light *4 High Beam
        *5 Front Fog Light*b - -
        • *a: Models with High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlight system

        • *b: Models with front fog light

    2. The rear lights consist of the following lights:

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      *1 High Mount Stop Light *2 Taillight/Stop Light
      *3 Rear Turn Signal Light *4 Rear Fog Light*a/Back-up Light*b
      *5 License Plate Light *6 Rear Fog Light*b/Back-up Light*a
      • *a: LHD models

      • *b: RHD models

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      *1 High Mount Stop Light *2 Taillight/Stop Light
      *3 Rear Turn Signal Light *4 Rear Fog Light*a/Back-up Light*b
      *5 License Plate Light *6 Rear Fog Light*b/Back-up Light*a
      • *a: LHD models

      • *b: RHD models

    3. Daytime Running Light System

      1. This system is designed to automatically activate the low beam headlights, taillights, clearance lights, and license plate lights during the daytime to keep the car highly visible to other vehicles.

    4. Automatic Light Control System

      1. When the light control switch is in the AUTO position, the light control sensor detects the ambient light level and automatically turns the headlights, taillights, clearance lights, and license plate lights on or off accordingly.

    5. Light Automatic Turn-off System

      1. This system automatically turns off the headlight, taillight, and so on when the ignition switch (engine switch*) is turned off and the driver door is opened.

        • *: Models with entry and start system

    6. HID Headlight System

      1. The HID headlight system uses a discharge bulb as its light source for the low beam. Discharge bulbs have features superior to halogen bulbs.

      2. Bi-function increases the upper illumination area of the discharge bulb when the high beam is turned on.

    7. Automatic Headlight Beam Level Control System

      1. When the headlights are on, the automatic headlight beam level control system operates the headlight leveling motor in accordance with the movement of the vehicle.

    8. Manual Headlight Beam Level Control System

      1. The manual headlight beam level control system keeps the beam of the headlight adjusted to the appropriate level in accordance with the number (weight) of passengers and volume of luggage.

    9. Intelligent Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS)

      1. An intelligent AFS is used in order to ensure a wide low beam lighting area and provide excellent visibility during turns by moving the low beam.

      2. The intelligent AFS of the Avensis uses medium-to-high speed control and low speed control. In the medium-to-high speed control, the system calculates the target lighting angle based on the steering angle and vehicle speed and changes the swivel angle of the low beam headlights individually. During the low speed control, the system calculates the target lighting angle based on the steering angle and changes the swivel angle of the low beam headlight on the side facing into the turn.

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    10. Emergency Brake Signal

      1. An emergency brake signal is used. This function automatically flashes the stop lights in 3.6 Hz cycles during sudden braking, in order to alert vehicles behind and reduce the risk of an accident.

  2. SPECIFICATION

    1. Exterior Light

      Light Specification
      Headlight Unit Low Beam Headlight (HID) 35 W
      Low Beam Headlight (Halogen) 55 W
      High Beam Headlight 60 W
      Clearance Light 5 W
      Turn Signal Light 21 W
      Front Fog Light 55 W
      Side Turn Signal Light 0.77 W
      Rear Combination Light Sedan Model Stop Light (LED* x 12) 1.7 W
      Taillight (LED* x 16) 0.3 W
      Turn Signal Light 21 W
      Back-up Light 21 W
      Rear Fog Light 21 W
      Wagon Model Stop Light (LED* x 12) 1.7 W
      Taillight (LED* x 16) 0.3 W
      Turn Signal Light 21 W
      Back-up Light 21 W
      Rear Fog Light 21 W
      High Mount Stop Light Sedan Model LED* x 6 1.68 W
      Wagon Model LED* x 4 0.7 W
      License Plate Light 5 W

      Tech Tips

      *: Light Emitting Diode

  3. PRECAUTION

    1. HID Headlight System

      1. When the HID headlights illuminate, a high voltage (approximately 25000 V) is applied momentarily to the bulb sockets, which could lead to a serious accident. Never connect the tester to the high voltage socket of HID headlight for measurement, as the high voltage may cause to a serious accident.

      2. When inspecting the HID headlight system, in order to prevent electric shocks, make sure that water is not present, the light control switch is off, the battery terminal has been removed, and the connector of the light control ECU has been disconnected.

      3. Operate the HID headlight only after assembly has been properly completed, and never operate without bulbs installed.

      4. Do not operate the HID headlight using a power source other than that of the vehicle.

      5. If there is a defect in the HID headlight or if the headlight has suffered a shock, replace the bulb with a new one.

      6. Discharge bulbs reach high temperatures when illuminated. For this reason, the life of a bulb could be shortened if any oil comes in contact with the glass portion of a bulb. Do not touch the glass portion of a bulb with bare hands.