Lights

Overview

Cybertruck has convenience lights that automatically turn on and off based on what you are doing. For example, interior lights, marker lights, signature lights, door handle lights, and puddle lights turn on when you unlock Cybertruck, when you open a door, and when you shift into Park. They turn off automatically after a minute or two when you shift out of Park, or when you lock your vehicle.

Touch Controls > Lights to control the lights.

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Note
You can also access an abbreviated lights menu while driving by touching the headlights button on the steering wheel. A lights menu displays on the touchscreen, providing quick access to headlight controls.
  • Headlights: Exterior lights (headlights, tail lights, signature lights, side marker lights, parking lights, and license plate lights) are set to Auto each time you start Cybertruck. When set to Auto, exterior lights automatically turn on when driving in low lighting conditions. If you change to a different setting, lights always revert to Auto on your next drive.

    Touch one of these options to change the exterior light setting until adjusted again or the next time you drive:

    • Off: Exterior lights turn off. When driving, daytime running lights may remain on based on regulations in various market regions.
    • Parking: Parking lights, side marker lights, the tail light bar, and license plate lights turn on.
    • On: Low beam headlights, side marker lights, parking lights, signature lights, and license plate lights turn on.
  • Dome Lights: Turn the interior dome (map) lights on or off. If set to Auto all interior dome lights turn on when you unlock your vehicle, open a door upon exiting, or shift into Park.

    Cybertruck is also equipped with a rear dome light on each side of the rear seats, located next to the coat hangers (see Coat Hangers).

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    To manually turn an individual dome light on or off, press the lens. If you leave a dome light on, it turns off when Cybertruck powers off. If the vehicle was already powered off when you manually turned the light on, it turns off after 60 minutes.
  • Ambient Lights: When enabled, interior ambient lights turn on whenever the headlights are on.
  • Accent Lights: Choose Off, On, or Auto. When set to Auto, interior accent lights turn on based on sunrise/sunset, and when Cybertruck is parked. Customize the color of the lights to your preference.
  • Footwell Lights: When headlights are enabled, footwell lights illuminate the front and rear footwells. Footwell lights will also enable when you unlock your vehicle, open a door upon entry/exit, or shift into Park.
  • Bed Lights: The lights running on the sides of the truck cargo bed can be set to Off, On, or Auto. When set to Auto, the bed lights turn on when Cybertruck is parked and the tonneau cover or tailgate is open. You can also toggle the tailgate button to turn the bed lights on or off for your convenience. See Cargo Bed for more information.
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CAUTION
Ensure the headlights and tail lights are On during low visibility conditions (for example, when it is dark, foggy, snowy, or the road is wet, etc.). The tail lights are off while daytime running lights are on. Failure to do so can cause damage or serious injury.

Headlights

The following indicator lights are visible on the touchscreen to show the status of the headlights. If none of these indicator lights are on, the headlights are off.

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Low beam headlights are on.
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The headlights are on. Illuminates when headlights are on but the Auto High Beam setting is turned off or if the Auto High Beam setting is turned on but is temporarily unavailable.
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High beams are currently turned on, and Auto High Beam is ready to turn off the high beams if light is detected in front of Cybertruck.
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High beams are temporarily turned off because Auto High Beam is operating and light is detected in front of Cybertruck. When light is no longer detected, high beam headlights automatically turn back on.

Use the headlights button on the left side of the steering wheel to control the headlights:

  • Press and quickly release to flash headlights.
  • Press and hold to turn on headlights - the touchscreen displays a brief timer and you must hold for the duration of the timer to latch the headlights to the on position. When headlights are on, press the button a second time to turn them off.

When you touch or press the headlights button on the left side of the steering wheel, the touchscreen displays an abbreviated lights menu to provide quick access to control headlights, fog lights (if equipped), and the Auto High Beam setting. Use the touchscreen to choose options from this menu.

Auto High Beam

The headlights can automatically switch to low beam when there is light detected in front of Cybertruck (for example, from an oncoming vehicle). To turn this feature on or off, touch Controls > Lights > Auto High Beam. Your chosen setting is retained until you manually change it.

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Auto High Beam is automatically enabled when Autosteer is engaged. To switch to low beam headlights, press the headlights button on the steering wheel. Auto High Beam is re-enabled every time Autosteer is activated.
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Warning
Auto High Beam is a convenience only feature and is subject to limitations. It is the driver's responsibility to make sure that headlights are always appropriately adjusted for weather conditions and driving circumstances.

Turn Signals

To engage a turn signal, press the corresponding arrow button on the left side of the steering wheel. A turn signal cancels based on the angle of the steering wheel (for example, you finish making a turn). You can also cancel a turn signal by pressing the turn signal button a second time.

If Controls > Lights > Automatic Turn Signals is set to Auto Cancel, turn signals cancel automatically when Cybertruck detects completion of a maneuver such as a merge, lane change, or a fork in the roadway. You can override automatic cancellation at any time (for example, you want the turn signal to remain on because you are making more than one lane change). To override, engage the turn signal by pressing and momentarily holding the turn signal button (instead of just pressing). Then, when the first maneuver is complete, the turn signal remains on. If Automatic Turn Signals is set to Off, you must cancel the turn signal manually by pressing the turn signal button after maneuvers such as a merge, lane change, or fork in the roadway.

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When a turn signal is operating, the corresponding indicator lights up on the touchscreen and there is a clicking sound.

Hazard Warning Flashers

To turn on the hazard warning flashers, press the button on the drive mode selector on the overhead console. All turn signals flash. Press again to turn off.

If a severe crash is detected by your vehicle, the hazard lights will automatically turn on and flash quickly to increase visibility. Pressing the hazard lights once will return the lights to its normal cadence. Pressing a second time turns all hazard lights off.

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Hazard warning flashers operate even without a key nearby.

Headlights After Exit

When you stop driving and park Cybertruck in low lighting conditions, exterior lights temporarily remain illuminated. They automatically turn off after one minute or when you lock Cybertruck, whichever comes first.

To turn this feature on and off, touch Controls > Lights > Headlights After Exit. When Headlights After Exit is off, the headlights turn off immediately when you engage Park and open a door.

Condensation in Headlights or Tail lights

Due to weather changes, humidity levels, or recent exposure to water (such as a car wash), condensation may occasionally accumulate in your vehicle’s headlights or tail lights. This is normal— as the weather gets warmer and humidity decreases, condensation often disappears on its own. If you notice water buildup within the exterior lenses, or if the condensation affects the visibility of the exterior lights, use the mobile app to schedule a service appointment.