Date of printing:

08/12/2022

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.

Exterior lighting

Important safety notes

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.

Light switch

Operation

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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 mbsymb2_inv_0054.png side lamps for several hours. If possible, switch on the mbsymb2_inv_0058.png right or the mbsymb2_inv_0057.png left parking lamp.

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mbsymb6_inv_0031.png mbsymb2_inv_0057.png Left-hand parking lamps
mbsymb6_inv_0032.png mbsymb2_inv_0058.png Right-hand parking lamps
mbsymb6_inv_0033.png mbsymb1b_inv_00c3.png Automatic headlamp mode/daytime driving lights
mbsymb6_inv_0034.png mbsymb5_inv_0024.png Lights off/daytime driving lights
mbsymb6_inv_0036.png mbsymb2_inv_004c.png Dipped-beam/main-beam headlamps
mbsymb6_inv_0037.png mbsymb2_inv_004e.png Front foglamps
mbsymb6_inv_0038.png mbsymb2_inv_0052.png Rear foglamp

If you hear a warning tone when you leave the vehicle, the lights may still be switched on.

Turn the light switch to mbsymb5_inv_0024.png or mbsymb1b_inv_00c3.png.

or

If the rear foglamp is switched on: press the light switch in to the stop.

If you switch on the parking lamps, the side lamps on the selected side of the vehicle are lit dimly.

The turn signals, main-beam headlamps and the headlamp flasher are operated using the combination switch more.

Dipped-beam headlamps

To switch on: turn the key to position 2 in the ignition lock or start the engine.

Turn the light switch to position mbsymb2_inv_004c.png.

The mbsymb2_inv_004c.png indicator lamp in the instrument cluster lights up.

To switch off: turn the light switch to mbsymb5_inv_0024.png.

Daytime driving lights

You can activate/deactivate the daytime driving lights function using the on-board computer.

The daytime driving lights function must be activated using the on-board computer:

  • vehicles with steering wheel buttons more

  • vehicles without steering wheel buttons more

To switch on: turn the light switch to the mbsymb5_inv_0024.png position.

The daytime driving lights are switched on when the engine is running.

If you turn the light switch to the mbsymb2_inv_0054.png or mbsymb2_inv_004c.png position, the side lamps or dipped-beam headlamps are switched on. If you turn the light switch to mbsymb1b_inv_00c3.png, the daytime driving lights remain switched on.

Automatic headlamp mode

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WARNING

When the light switch is set to mbsymb1b_inv_00c3.png, the dipped-beam headlamps may not be switched on automatically if there is fog, snow or other causes of poor visibility due to the weather conditions such as spray. There is a risk of an accident.

In such situations, turn the light switch to mbsymb2_inv_004c.png.

Automatic headlamp mode is only a driving aid. You are responsible for the vehicle lighting at all times.

If it is dark or foggy, turn the light switch quickly from mbsymb1b_inv_00c3.png to mbsymb2_inv_004c.png. You could otherwise briefly interrupt operation of the headlamps.

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.

To switch on automatic headlamp mode: turn the light switch to mbsymb1b_inv_00c3.png.

Key in position 1 in the ignition lock: the side lamps are switched on or off automatically depending on the brightness of the ambient light.

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.

When the dipped-beam headlamps are switched on, the mbsymb2_inv_004c.png indicator lamp in the instrument cluster lights up.

Foglamp/rear foglamp

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WARNING

When the light switch is set to mbsymb1b_inv_00c3.png, the dipped-beam headlamps may not be switched on automatically if there is fog, snow or other causes of poor visibility due to the weather conditions such as spray. There is a risk of an accident.

In such situations, turn the light switch to mbsymb2_inv_004c.png.

Automatic headlamp mode is only a driving aid. You are responsible for the vehicle lighting at all times.

Turn the ignition key to position 2 in the ignition lock or start the engine.

Turn the light switch to mbsymb2_inv_004c.png or mbsymb2_inv_0054.png.

When the light switch is set to mbsymb1b_inv_00c3.png you cannot switch on the front or rear foglamps.

To switch on the front foglamps: pull the light switch out to the first locking point.

The green mbsymb2_inv_004e.png indicator lamp next to the light switch lights up.

To switch on the rear foglamps: pull the light switch out to the second locking point.

The yellow mbsymb2_inv_0052.png indicator lamp next to light switch lights up.

To switch off the front foglamps/rear foglamp: push in the light switch to the stop.

The mbsymb2_inv_0052.png and mbsymb2_inv_004e.png indicator lamps near the light switch go out.

Combination switch

Turn signals

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mbsymb6_inv_003a.png To indicate a right turn
mbsymb6_inv_003b.png To indicate a left turn

To indicate: press the combination switch in desired direction mbsymb6_inv_003a.png or mbsymb6_inv_003b.png until it engages.

The combination switch automatically returns to its original position after large steering movements.

To indicate briefly: press the combination switch briefly in desired direction mbsymb6_inv_003a.png or mbsymb6_inv_003b.png.

The corresponding turn signal flashes three times.

Main-beam headlamps and headlamp flasher

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mbsymb6_inv_003a.png Main-beam headlamps
mbsymb6_inv_003b.png Headlamp flasher

To switch on the main-beam headlamps: switch on the dipped-beam headlamps more.

Press combination switch mbsymb6_inv_003a.png forwards.

The mbsymb2_inv_004b.png indicator lamp in the instrument cluster lights up.

In the mbsymb1b_inv_00c3.png position, the main-beam headlamps are only switched on when it is dark and the engine is running.

To switch off the main-beam headlamps: move the combination switch back to its normal position.

The mbsymb2_inv_004b.png indicator lamp in the instrument cluster goes out.

To operate the headlamp flasher: turn the key to position 1 or 2 in the ignition lock.

Pull the combination switch briefly in direction of arrow mbsymb6_inv_003b.png.

Headlamp range adjustment

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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.

You can only adjust the headlamp range while the engine is running.

The headlamp range is automatically set for vehicles with bi-xenon headlamps and for vehicles with ENR (electronic level control).

Turn headlamp range control mbsymb6_inv_003a.png to the corresponding position. The road ahead should be lit up for 40 m to 100 m and the dipped-beam headlamps should not dazzle oncoming traffic.

Select position mbsymb6_inv_0067.png if the vehicle is unladen.

Cornering light function (vehicles with bi-xenon headlamps)

The cornering lamps improve the illumination of the road over a wide angle in the direction you are turning, enabling better visibility in tight bends, for example.

The cornering lamps switch on automatically if:

  • you are travelling at a speed of less than 40 km/h and you switch on the indicator lamp or turn the steering wheel.

  • you are travelling at a speed of between 40 km/h and 70 km/h and you turn the steering wheel.

The cornering lamp may remain lit for a short time, but is automatically switched off after no more than 3 minutes.

Hazard warning lamps

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WARNING

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.

You should ensure that in these or similar situations the vehicle is visible from the rear in accordance with the relevant national regulations, by using the warning triangle, for instance.

images/img5fb9d3c29c81ee55351f19156d8655f3_1_--_--_JPG72.jpg Hazard warning lamp switch

To switch on/off: press the mbsymb2_inv_00a3.png hazard warning lamp switch.

If you have indicated a turn while the hazard warning lamps are switched on, only the turn signal lamps on the side of the vehicle selected will light up.

The hazard warning lamps automatically switch on if:

  • an airbag is deployed.

  • you brake sharply and bring the vehicle to a halt from a speed of more than 70 km/h.

If the hazard warning lamps have been switched on automatically, press the mbsymb2_inv_00a3.png hazard warning lamp switch to switch them off.

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The hazard warning lamps still operate if the ignition is switched off.

Headlamp cleaning system

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To switch on: turn the key to position 2 in the ignition lock.

Briefly press button mbsymb6_inv_003a.png.

The headlamps are cleaned with a high-pressure water jet.

You can find information on refilling washer fluid in the "Maintenance and care" section more.

Headlamps misted up on the inside

The headlamps may mist up on the inside if there is high atmospheric humidity.

Switch on the dipped-beam headlamps and drive off.

The level of moisture diminishes, depending on the length of the journey and the weather conditions (humidity and temperature).

If the level of moisture does not diminish:

Have the headlamps checked at a qualified specialist workshop.

Notes

Date of printing:

08/12/2022

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.