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Headlight filters for UK model to be driven in France

Discussion in 'General Mercedes-Benz Related Discussion' started by Mercator1, Oct 11, 2018 at 6:10 PM.

  1. Mercator1

    Mercator1 New Member

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    Hi,
    New here so hope this post is in the right place.
    I have a Dec 2017 AMG 43 GLC. It has LED lighting and all four of the projector type (I think) headlights are on when the lights are dipped.
    We are spending next Jan through March in Southern France and need to fit anti dazzle headlight “Filters”. All the information I have unearthed states that these filters must be fitted to the dip beam light.
    So....my dilemma is “Do I fit filters to all four headlight bulbs and if not, to which ones”, remembering that all four are illuminated in dip mode.
    Any constructive thoughts or advice would be most helpful. Why is nothing ever simple
     
  2. Blobcat

    Blobcat Moderator

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    Hello & Welcome, what does your car manual say?

    If you're talking about the stick on headlight beam deflectors then they won't be relevant to your LED's. With the bi-xenon lights there is a switch on the inside of the units. I never took my LED's over the water so didn't check the manual but it should be listed in the manual.
     
  3. LostKiwi

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    If you have ILS (as I suspect you do) you need do nothing.
    There should be info in your manual.
     
  4. keefysher

    keefysher Senior Member

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    Your online owners manual is open at the relevant page:

    http://moba.i.daimler.com/baix/cars..._51.shtml:ID_4937f3ef80ec3cd8351f19153b131592

    It really is simple :geek:

    I do wish a mod would make my post on online owners manuals a sticky, saves me scrolling through different ones each time :rolleyes::rolleyes::geek:

    For the hard of clicking links, the text reads:

    Setting the dipped-beam headlamps for driving on the left/right


    This function is available only in vehicles with the Intelligent Light System.
    You can use this function to switch between symmetrical and asymmetrical dipped beam more.
    [​IMG]
    Press [​IMG] on the steering wheel to open the menu list.
    [​IMG]
    Press [​IMG] or [​IMG] on the steering wheel to select the Settings menu.
    [​IMG]
    Confirm by pressing [​IMG] on the steering wheel.
    [​IMG]
    Press [​IMG] or [​IMG] to select the Lights submenu.
    [​IMG]
    Press [​IMG] to confirm.
    [​IMG]
    Press [​IMG] or [​IMG] to select the Dipped beams Setting for function.
    • You will see the selected setting, right-side traffic or left-side traffic .
    [​IMG]
    Press [​IMG] to save the setting.
    • If you change the setting, conversion does not take place until the next time the vehicle is stationary.
    If you set the dipped-beam headlamps for driving on the right/left, then motorway mode and the extended range foglamps are unavailable. These are deactivated only if the setting for driving on the left/right is set opposite to your vehicle's country version.
    A qualified specialist workshop can set the dipped-beam headlamps for driving on the left/right.
     
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  5. thebiglad

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    Hi Mercator, it sounds like you've got intelligent headlights, this means you can adjust the beam pattern via the headlight settings menu. Therefore you won't need to stick anything onto the headlights themselves.

    Check your handbook for "adjusting headlight beams" or "Continental driving" or something similar.
     
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    Great help...many thanks.....guess I should’ve fallen back on the old adage of.....If in doubt....read the instructions
     
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    We have an acronym for that on here RTFM (Read The ****ing Manual) ;)

    Bookmark the online manual I posted and you'll find answers to questions you may have in future. A very good resource that is free :alien:
     
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    And I always thought it meant Read That Fine Manual...
     
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    It is so easy to do, that you do not even need to RTFM......quite intuitive :)
     
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    Nah.

    Lots of acronyms don't work with 'fine' ie jfdi, snafu, wtf
     
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    there is also a MB app that provides user manuals for smart phones......
     
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    Would that be 'Guides'?

    IMG_2338.jpg

    That stopped working with the latest iOS update earlier this week :rolleyes::rolleyes:

    I do wish the kids in their darkened booths would stop playing with things that work such that they stop working, who do they think they are, microsh1te, ffs. Don't fix wot ain't broken :geek: it boils my p!55 :mad::mad:

    At least the online version as linked above hasn't been played with :):)

    I recall when doing the approval testing of the Heathrow guided vehicles at T5, there was a software upgrade that brought the airport to a standstill at peak times, just leave the f alone won't you :geek::geek:
     
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    It's next on their list now they've 'fixed' the app....
     
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    Shut The Fine Up :)
     

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