Originally Posted by Steve Bland
Traded our 07 E550 for 2012 E550 Cabriolet and have a couple questions that I could not answer browsing the manual.
1. How do you set the lights so only the LED fog lights iluminate in the day time? (I tried the surround lighting setting and the headlights come on too.)
2. What the heck does the "Blue Efficiency" mean? A couple of my friends thought I had a diesel under the hood.
There is a dizzying array of driver-preference choices to be made with these cars. Best to read the manual thoroughly, painful as that may be, including the Menus and Submenus section toward the back.
As for the DRL's being on in daytime, following is for U.S. cars: Using the steering wheel controls and the multi-function dash display (not the Comand screen) -
Settings>Lights>OK>DayLights>OK. Be certain to have the main headlight switch in the "A" position.
The DRL's should now come on at full brightness in the daytime. At night, they will be on at reduced brightness.
The Blue Efficiency badge was slapped on the cars when the new-for-2012 Direct Injection engines were introduced. I imagine to highlight that they are a bit more fuel efficient than the previous engines. I've heard, but don't know for certain, that they've been removed from the 2013 models. If you don't like them they can be taken off, but best to know what you're doing, to avoid damage to the paint. They're just stuck on.
Best of luck with your new 550 cab. Great machine!
Hey, I just became a "Super Member!" Funny, I don't feel any different!!
Probably won't get me a raise either, in this crappy economy.