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The headlamp control activates and adjusts the external lighting. It is also used to adjust display and instrument lighting and ambience lights.
Hazard warning flashers
The hazard warning flashers warn other road users by means of all of the car's direction indicator lamps flashing simultaneously when this function is activated. When the hazard warning flashers are activated both direction indicator symbols flash in the combined instrument panel.
Home safe light duration
Home safe lighting consists of dipped beam, parking lamps, lamps in the door mirrors, number plate lighting, interior roof lighting as well as courtesy lighting.
With the knob for headlamp control in position and the car's electrical system in key position II or the engine running, the dipped beam is activated automatically in poor light conditions. With the knob for headlamp control in position dipped beam is always switched on when the engine is running or when key position II is active.
The car's direction indicators are operated with the left-hand stalk switch. The direction indicator lamps flash three times or continuously, depending on how far up or down the stalk switch is moved.
Daytime running lights
With the knob for headlamp control in position, and the car's electrical system in key position II or the engine running, the daytime running lights are activated automatically in daylight.
The brake light automatically comes on during braking.
The passenger compartment lighting is activated/deactivated with the buttons in the controls above the front seats and the rear seat.
Headlamps - adjusting headlamp pattern
If the car is equipped with active Xenon headlamps and has the Active main beam function then the headlamp pattern must be reset when changing from right to left-hand traffic, and vice versa.
Approach lighting consists of parking lamps, lamps in the door mirrors, number plate lighting, interior roof lighting as well as courtesy lighting.
Position/parking lamps are switched on with the headlamp control's knob.
Tunnel detection changes the lighting from daytime running lights to dipped beam when the car is driven into a tunnel. Approx. 20 seconds after the car has left the tunnel, the lighting returns to daytime running lights.
Active Xenon headlamps*
Active Xenon headlamps are designed to provide maximum illumination in bends and junctions and so provide increased safety.
Active main beam*
Active main beam function is available with on/off functionality, or adaptive functionality, depending on headlamp variant. The function detects the headlamp beams from oncoming traffic or the rear lights of vehicles in front, and switches the lighting from main beam to dipped beam. Active main beam with adaptive functionality only dims the part of the light beam that points directly to the vehicle. The lighting returns to main beam when the incoming light has stopped.
Rear fog lamp
When visibility is reduced by fog the rear fog lamp can be used so that other road users shall notice vehicles in front at an early stage.