Dodge Journey: LIGHTS

Multifunction Lever

The multifunction lever controls the operation of the headlights, parking lights, turn signal lights, instrument panel lights, instrument panel light dimming, interior lights and fog lights (if equipped). The multifunction lever is located on the left side of the steering column.

Multifunction Lever
Multifunction Lever

Headlights and Parking Lights

Turn the end of the multifunction lever to the first detent for parking light operation. Turn the end of the lever to the second detent for headlight operation.

Headlight Switch
Headlight Switch

Automatic Headlights — If Equipped

This system automatically turns the headlights on or off according to ambient light levels. To turn the system on, turn the end of the multifunction lever to the AUTO position (third detent). When the system is on, the headlight time delay feature is also on. This means the headlights will stay on for up to 90 seconds after you turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position. To turn the Automatic System off, turn the end of the multifunction lever out of the AUTO position.

Headlight Switch
Headlight Switch

NOTE: The engine must be running before the headlights will turn on in the automatic mode.

Headlights with Wipers (Available with Automatic Headlights Only)

When this feature is active, the headlights will turn on approximately 10 seconds after the wipers are turned on if the multifunction lever is placed in the AUTO position.

In addition, the headlights will turn off when the wipers are turned off if they were turned on by this feature.

The Headlights with Wipers feature can be turned on or off through the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) (if equipped). Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Customer-Programmable Features” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.

Headlight Time Delay — If Equipped

This feature is particularly useful when exiting your vehicle in an unlit area. It provides the safety of headlight illumination for up to 90 seconds after turning the ignition switch to the LOCK position.

To activate the delay, turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position while the headlights are still on. Then, turn off the headlights within 45 seconds. The delay interval begins when you turn off the headlights. Only the headlights will illuminate during this time.

If you turn the headlights, or parking lights, or ignition switch ON again, the system will cancel the delay.

If you turn the headlights off before the ignition, they will turn off in the normal manner.

The headlight delay time is programmable on vehicles equipped with the EVIC. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Customer-Programmable Features” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.

Instrument Panel Dimmer

Rotate the center potion of the lever to the extreme bottom position to fully dim the instrument panel lights and prevent the interior lights from illuminating when a door is opened.

Rotate the center portion of the lever up to increase the brightness of the instrument panel lights when the parking lights or headlights are on.

Rotate the center portion of the lever upward to the next detent position to brighten the odometer and radio when the parking lights or headlights are on.

Rotate the center portion of the lever upward to the last detent to turn on the interior lighting.

Dimmer Control
Dimmer Control

Daytime Running Lights — If Equipped

The high beam headlights will turn on as Daytime Running Lights (DRL) and operate at DRL (lower) intensity, whenever the ignition is ON, the engine is running, the headlight switch is off, the parking brake is off, the turn signal is off, and the shift lever is in any position except PARK.

NOTE: The DRL’s will turn off automatically when the turn signal is in operation and turn on again when the turn signal is not operating.

Lights-On Reminder

If the headlights or parking lights are on after the ignition is turned to the LOCK position, a continuous chime will sound to alert the driver when the driver’s door is opened.

Fog Lights — If Equipped

turn on the parkingTo activate the front fog lights,
turn on the parking
lights or the low beam headlights and pull out the end of the multifunction lever.

Front Fog Light
Front Fog Light

NOTE: The front fog lights will only operate with the headlights on low beam. Selecting high beam headlights will turn off the front fog lights.

Turn Signals

Move the multifunction lever upward or downward and the corresponding turn signal indicator on the instrument panel will flash to show proper operation of the front and rear turn signal lights.

Turn Signal Control
Turn Signal Control

NOTE: If either turn signal indicator has a very fast flash rate, check for an inoperative outside light bulb. If an indicator fails to light when the lever is moved, see your authorized dealer for service.

Lane Change Assist

Tap the lever up or down once, without moving beyond the detent, and the turn signal (right or left) will flash three times then automatically turn off.

High/Low Beam Switch

Push the multifunction lever away from you to switch the headlights to high beam. Pull the lever toward you, to switch the headlights back to low beam.

Flash-to-Pass

You can signal another vehicle with your headlights by lightly pulling the multifunction lever toward you. This will turn on the high beam headlights until the lever is released.

NOTE: If the multifunction lever is held in the flash-topass position for more than 15 seconds, the high beams will shut off. If this occurs, wait 30 seconds before activating the flash-to-pass function again.

Interior Lights

Courtesy/Reading Lights

Models with Overhead Console

These lights are mounted in the overhead console between the sun visors. They are also located in the headliner above the second row passenger seats. Press and release the lens to turn ON or turn OFF the light manually. These lights also turn on when you press the UNLOCK button on the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter, open a door or the liftgate, or turn the Dimmer Control completely upward to the second detent.

For models equipped with LED lighting, you can swivel the lens socket to direct the light as desired.

Models without Overhead Console

There are two courtesy/reading lights mounted in the headliner between the sun visors. Press and release the button next to the lens to turn the lights on or off manually. A courtesy light is also mounted in the headliner above the second row passenger seats. Press and release the lens to turn ON or turn OFF the light manually. These lights also turn on when you press the UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter, open a door or the liftgate, or turn the dimmer control completely upward to the second detent.

Battery Saver Feature

To protect the battery, the interior lights will turn off automatically within 10 minutes of turning the ignition switch to the LOCK position. This will occur if the interior lights were switched on manually or are on because a door is open.

Cargo Light

This light is mounted in the liftgate trim panel. It turns on when you press the UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter, open a door or the liftgate, or turn the dimmer control completely upward to the second detent.

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