Subaru Forester: Door interlock switch - Map light - Interior lights - Interior equipment - Subaru Forester Owner's ManualSubaru Forester: Door interlock switch

Door interlock switch
Door interlock switch

1) Door interlock switch

Although the map light switches (lenses) are in the OFF position (manually off), the map lights can be set to illuminate automatically in conjunction with the opening of the doors by use of the door interlock switch. The door interlock switch has the following positions.

OFF: The map lights do not illuminate automatically in conjunction with the opening of the doors. But, the lights can be turned on manually by pushing the map light switches (lenses).

DOOR: The map lights illuminate automatically in the following cases.

- Any of the doors other than the rear gate is opened. (The map lights do not illuminate when only the rear gate is opened.)
- The doors are unlocked using the remote keyless entry transmitter.

- The ignition switch is turned from the “Acc” position to the “LOCK” position.

The automatically illuminated map lights remain on for several seconds and then gradually turn off after all doors are closed. While the lights are on, if any of the following operations are performed, the map lights turn off immediately.

- The ignition switch is turned from the “LOCK” position to the “Acc” or “ON” position.

- All doors and the rear gate are locked using the remote keyless entry transmitter.

The setting of the period for which the lights remain on (OFF delay timer) can be changed as follows.

- Models with genuine SUBARU navigation system:

The setting can be changed using the navigation monitor. For details, please refer to the Owner’s Manual supplement for the navigation system. Also, the setting can be changed by a SUBARU dealer.

Contact your SUBARU dealer for details.

- Models without genuine SUBARU navigation system:

The setting can be changed by a SUBARU dealer. Contact your SUBARU dealer for details.

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