No that's the dynamic adjustment.Yup, that’s provided by a level sensor on the rear suspension.
Yup, that’s provided by a level sensor on the rear suspension.
Yes. That’s set in the initial calibration on the line during vehicle final assembly.No that's the dynamic adjustment.
The light unit itself needs adjusting to a base setting from which the sensors are used to change the base setting according to load.
The base setting is needed to allow for tolerances in vehicle metalwork (particularly after crash repairs) and tolerances in light unit manufacture.
I know ..... but it'll need a datum to work to. Ive really no idea about the led light units .... never had need .... but the HIDs of my last car had level sensors too, front and rear (why wouldnt they?) but there were still manual adjusters up/down & left/right to set them up with in the first place.
No. It’s done during vehicle assembly; the car is sat on a perfectly flat and level plate at a certain load condition, then the lamp levelling system gets taught the normal level position for that exact vehicle.Another task then that the manufactures have given their dealers a monopoly on .....
It must also be adjustable afterwards to account for metalwork variations after repairs.
On HIDs there is an adjustment screw to set the base position. I can see LEDs may use a different method using STAR but there must be a way after it leaves the factory.
This won't be unique to MBs...I'm glad you post here Craig, you highlight the ridiculous amount of tasks that smaller outfits cant manage to do without massive investment in kit for one manufacture. My R Class is the first Mercedes I've owned. The 3 point star wasn't bought because I aspired to owning one, just that I didnt want a FWD Eurobox. The way you paint the advancement of uneccessary & stupidly complicated electronics, it might very well be my last.