How Do Ford Adaptive Headlamps Work?

The Adaptive Headlamps feature is designed to provide more visibility when driving around a curve.

How it works

Whenever your headlamps are turned on and in Autolamp mode, the headlamp beams move in the same direction as the steering wheel, illuminating the path ahead. Adaptive Headlamps work when the lighting control is in the Autolamp position. The system is only active at speeds above 3 mph.

You can turn the Adaptive Headlamp on or off by using your vehicle's SYNC® screen.

SYNC Screen

  1. Tap Settings on your vehicle's SYNC screen.

    SYNC settings
  2. Choose Vehicle.

    SYNC vehicle tab
  3. Scroll down and select Lighting.

    SYNC lighting tab
  4. Slide the Adaptive Headlamps button to turn it on or off.

    SYNC Adaptive Headlamps tab


To find out if a vehicle has Adaptive Headlamps available, download an order guide:

  1. Visit the Ford media website.
  2. Select the Vehicles tab and choose a vehicle.
  3. Select Order Guide.

 Tip: To search the order guide, press CTRL + F to open a search box in your browser. You can then enter any term, such as Adaptive Headlamps to search the guide.

Additional Topics

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How do I use the Daytime Running Lights?

Actual screens may vary. See your Owner’s Manual for information specific to your vehicle.

Driver-assist features are supplemental and do not replace the driver’s attention, judgment, and need to control the vehicle. Refer to your Owner’s Manual for details and limitations.