December 10, 2015 at 6:50 pm #112011
i have a 2016 chev suburban CK15906 LT1. none of the new for 2016 safety/technology features are covered in the thick owners manual – looks like they just put a new cover on last years’ manual.
a build sheet the dealer printed from GM Global Connect indicates that i have the intellibeam feature. they are unable to tell me how it works and i have tried all of the positions on the lighting knob on the left side of the dashboard.
i have to manually dim and brighten the headlamps, even when driving in pitch darkness, and when vehicles approach, even though i have experienced auto dimming on one or two occasions.
where can i find the instructions for using this feature, including th e other new features added for 2016 that are not covered in the big owners’ manual?
SSG 1954 – 1991
December 10, 2015 at 7:49 pm #112012
See here about how IntelliBeam works:
On another note, it is too bad that no one at the dealer level knows anything about IntelliBeam. I’ve found that dealers severely lack when it comes to knowledge in-vehicle tech or using it as a competitive advantage when selling vehicles, especially when prospective customers are comparing them to the competition.
December 23, 2015 at 6:05 pm #113449
thanks, but the info on this site is essentially what my dealer found on a chevrolet service website: the url is shown at the bottom of the page he copied to me in an email:
https://gsi..ext.gm.com/gsi/showDoc.do?laborOpCode=&docSyskey=4086413&cellId=182856&… (if i retyped it correctly)
he said he searched extensively and only found it buried about 7 layers down in a menu.
the system on my 2016 suburban does not work exactly as described.
it does not activate automatically upon starting, even in the dead of night. it requires literally fiddling with the High/Low-Beam Changer AND the Flash-to-Pass lever in a manner i have yet to discover – i have tried every combination within the 5 second limit, and eventually i hit the jackpot and the separate intellibeam symbol comes on, but is not the same size and shape shown in either of the documents. i have accomplished this at night while stopped. i can send a photo of the dash if you give me an email address. as a retired engineer, i have tried every combination i can think of. it will not activate (symbol on) in day light, and once it is activated, i can stop the engine and restart and i will come on automatically, but only after i have fiddled to get it to turn on. but the next night it still won’t come on automatically.
recently, the WSJ ran an article congratulating GM for being on the cutting edge of all of this technology and cited anecdotal evidence that is is actually helping sales.
i strongly disagree that the problem is with the dealers – GM-Chevrolet does not apparently have any customer-accessible instructions on how to use this and the other new-for-2016 goodies, as evidenced by the dealer’s efforts to find information that is not up to date, or complete enough for the average user. (the ‘AUTO” instructions refer to “When the key is removed…” even though the 2016s have keyless entry.
s it possible that software changes were made for chevrolet and the old cadillac documentation was never updated?
it is unfortunate that an up-to date manual supplement that is user friendly is not available that covers all of the new 2016 features
is there a way for you to get this message to someone far enough up the chevrolet or GM chain to get some results, or at least a good explanation of how to activate the system that i have?
U of M MSIA
December 24, 2015 at 4:02 pm #113517
@roscodick It turns out that enabling IntelliBeam in the Tahoe/Suburban is a slightly different process than in the Cadillacs, so my apologies for that.
To enable the IntelliBeam system, with the turn signal lever in the neutral position, turn the exterior lamp control to AUTO. The blue high-beam on light should appears on the instrument cluster when the high beams are on. Also, the system ￼only turns on the high beams when driving over 40 km/h (25 mph).
Does any of that help?
January 5, 2016 at 11:04 am #114243
I too agree with the poor design of the 2016 Suburban owners manual. I have found the same problem with the intellibeam system. I use the fog lights at night on my LTZ. When the fog lights are activated the I-beam system is not activated. On my 2014 Silverado LTZ it had the Lange change feature, every time you would change lane without signal the right or left tone would beep. On the 2016 Burb it may or may not beep depending on how it feels. It’s does try to turn you back in the lane, but it should beep also every time the manual and dealer have been useless about this.
This is my fourth Burb they only get better. But, please come out with a better manual to explain the features.
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