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W169 headlight switch panel illumination

Discussion in 'Electrics, Vacuum, Ignition and ECU' started by Evo5man, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. Evo5man

    Evo5man Active Member

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    Hi there everyone,

    I noticed tonight that the headlight switch panel on my 2006 A Class Elegance is not illuninated? There is an illuminated line on the switch knob but no illuminated panel.

    Please can someone check on their W169 A Class to see if the panel should be illuminated before I attempt to remove the panel and check if the bulb has blown?

    Thanks.

    Steve
     
  2. npuk

    npuk Guest

    It doesnt illuminate.
     
  3. EmilysDad

    EmilysDad Senior Member

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    We had a similar thread a few weeks back, I asked about my R Class - it's like your, the knob illuminates (ooer :shock:) but the rest of it doesn't. Seems 4r$e about face to me :confused:
     
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    Evo5man

    Evo5man Active Member

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    Thanks Guys for your replies, it saved me taking the panel off to have a look!

    Seems strange to me that the lighting knob is illuminated but you can't see the lighting position on the un-illuminated panel?

    I guess it is a similar conundrum as the Air Con switch; when the red light is on, the air con is off? When all the other switches are illuminated red the component is on? I notice that MB corrected this in the 2008 update.

    Regards,

    Steve
     
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    television Always remembered RIP

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    This has been asked so many times over the year I have been on here, there was even a bulb holder in some but no bulb :shock:

    Mine does light up a little :D so if a bulb cost £1 MB have saved millions ££ over the years on all the cars they have made ;)
     
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    I also queried this. Its in the same category as the bog-standard wing mirrors which don't even fold manually.
     

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