Date of printing:01/23/2022
Online Owner's Manual [In depth | Lights and windscreen wipers | Exterior lighting]
Owner's Manual version: 06-13
Note: The online Owner's Manual is the latest version available. Deviations between this manual and items specific to your vehicle may occur since Mercedes-Benz constantly adapts its vehicles to the latest technology and modifies design and equipment. Please note that this online Owner's Manual does not under any circumstances replace the printed Owner's Manual which is supplied with the vehicle.
|Important safety notes|
|Headlamp range adjustment|
|Cornering light function (vehicles with bi-xenon headlamps)|
|Hazard warning lamps|
|Headlamp cleaning system|
|Headlamps misted up on the inside|
For reasons of safety, Mercedes-Benz recommends that you drive with the lights switched on even during the daytime. There may be differences in operation due to legal requirements and voluntary recommendations in some countries.
If the battery has been excessively discharged, the side lamps or parking lamps are automatically switched off to enable the next engine start. Always park your vehicle safely and sufficiently lit according to legal standards. Avoid the continuous use of the side lamps for several hours. If possible, switch on the right or the left parking lamp.
|Left-hand parking lamps|
|Right-hand parking lamps|
|Automatic headlamp mode/daytime driving lights|
|Lights off/daytime driving lights|
The turn signals, main-beam headlamps and the headlamp flasher are operated using the combination switch more.
The daytime driving lights function must be activated using the on-board computer:
Depending on light conditions, the rain and light sensor automatically switches on the side lamps, dipped-beam headlamps and the licence plate lamp. This excludes weather-related impairments to visibility, such as snow, fog or spray.
When the engine is running: if you activate the "daytime driving lights" function using the on-board computer, the daytime driving lights are switched on. The side lamps and dipped-beam headlamps are switched on or off automatically, depending on light conditions.
|To indicate a right turn|
|To indicate a left turn|
The headlamp range control allows you to adjust the cone of light from the headlamps to suit the vehicle load. The cone of light from the headlamps changes if seats are occupied or if the load compartment is being loaded or unloaded. This can impair visibility and dazzle oncoming traffic.
The cornering lamps switch on automatically if:
If you open the rear doors 90°, the rear lights are covered. The vehicle is then difficult or impossible to recognise for other road users, in particular when it is dark or visibility is poor. There is a risk of an accident.
The hazard warning lamps automatically switch on if:
You can find information on refilling washer fluid in the "Maintenance and care" section more.
The headlamps may mist up on the inside if there is high atmospheric humidity.
If the level of moisture does not diminish: