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Old 09-29-2007, 09:30 PM
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Timing on the fog lights not synchronized?

Wondering if anyone has noticed this...

I noticed this earlier in the evening when I was parked infront of a glass door and was able to see the reflection of the headlights and fog lights in the glass.

I have the lights set to auto.
This is about 7PM in the evening so its already quite dark.
I start the car up. The head lights turns on.
I put the car in Reverse (to back out of the parking space) only the right fog light turns on?
Then After I put it into drive did the left fog light turned on.

I doubt this is normal... Anyone noticed this on their cars?

When I unlock the car however, both fog lights and parking lights will turn on simultaneously.
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Old 09-29-2007, 09:59 PM
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Which way did you turn the steering at each encounter? In auto the foglights don't come on automatically with the lights but are controlled by other functions.
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I thought i read that the fog lights when making turns will go on the direction you turn steering wheel. Not sure if thats what happens in reverse?
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Wondering if anyone has noticed this...

I noticed this earlier in the evening when I was parked infront of a glass door and was able to see the reflection of the headlights and fog lights in the glass.

I have the lights set to auto.
This is about 7PM in the evening so its already quite dark.
I start the car up. The head lights turns on.
I put the car in Reverse (to back out of the parking space) only the right fog light turns on?
Then After I put it into drive did the left fog light turned on.

I doubt this is normal... Anyone noticed this on their cars?

When I unlock the car however, both fog lights and parking lights will turn on simultaneously.
If you do not have your fog lights on and you have the P2 Package (Bi-Xenon headlamps with heated headlamp washers and corner-illuminating foglamps) they turn on when you turn the wheel in that direction under 25 mph or turn on the turn signals.
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Old 09-30-2007, 03:56 AM
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If I'm not wrong, the fog lights work the other way round when the car is in reverse. This means that when you turn the steering wheel to the right when reversing, the left fog light will light up.
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Arrow I read this it might help you

I read this on an online mercedes european model manual . It might not be the same for a usa model manual but it might help you . Look at the link i send u ok it talk about what happening to you look at intelegnet light system in middle of page find the section

http://www4.mercedes-benz.com/e/cars...3A.html#N16C22

let me know if you were able to find out something i have the same ? as you on the light i dont drive the car yet but read on it alot
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You guys are right. Thanks. I guess I should of read the manual more carefully.

if the light is on Auto, then the fog lights will turn on as soon as u turn the steering wheel one way or the other. Sort of a "poor man's version" of adaptive headlights eh?

Thanks again all.
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