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Setting the exterior lighting

Mercedes-Benz GL-Class / Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Owners Manual / Lights and windshield wipers / Exterior lighting / Setting the exterior lighting

Setting options

Exterior lighting can be set using: Х the light switch Х the combination switch  Х the on-board computer 

Light switch

Operation


If you hear a warning tone when you leave the


If you hear a warning tone when you leave the vehicle, the lights may still be switched on.

Turn the light switch to .


The exterior lighting (except the parking/ standing lamps) switches off automatically if you:
Х remove the SmartKey from the ignition lock Х open the driver's door with the SmartKey in position 0.

Automatic headlamp mode

WARNING

When the light switch is set to the lowbeam,
the lowbeam headlamps may not be switched on automatically if there is fog, snow or other causes of poor visibility due to the weather conditions such as spray. There is a risk of an accident.

In such situations, turn the light switch to The automatic headlamp feature is only an.


The automatic headlamp feature is only an aid. The driver is responsible for the vehicle's lighting at all times.

is the favored light switch


setting. The is the favored light switch
setting. The light setting is automatically selected according to the brightness of the ambient light (exception: poor visibility due to weather conditions such as fog, snow or spray): Х SmartKey in position 1 in the ignition lock: the parking lamps are switched on or off automatically depending on the brightness of the ambient light.

Х With the engine running: if you have activated the daytime running lamps function via the on-board computer, the daytime running lamps or the low-beam headlamps and parking lamps are switched on or off automatically depending on the brightness of the ambient light.

To switch on automatic headlamp mode: turn the light switch to Only for Canada:.


Only for Canada

: The daytime running lamps improve the visibility of your vehicle during the day. The daytime running lamps function is required by law in Canada. It cannot therefore be deactivated.

When the engine is running and the vehicle is stationary: if you move the selector lever from a drive position to running, the daytime
running lamps/low-beam headlamps go out after three minutes.

When the engine is running, the vehicle is stationary and in high ambient light: if you turn the light switch to on the, you turn
on the daytime running lamps and parking lamps.

If the engine is running and you turn the light switch toL, the manual settings take precedence over the daytime running lamps.

USA only:

The daytime running lamps improve the visibility of your vehicle during the day. To do this, the daytime running lamps function must be switched on using the on-board computer  .

If the engine is running and you turn the light switch to , the manual settings or
take precedence over the daytime running, the manual settings
take precedence over the daytime running lamps.

In the USA, the daytime running lamps are deactivated upon delivery from the factory.

Low-beam headlamps

WARNING

When the light switch is set to the lowbeam,
the lowbeam headlamps may not be switched on automatically if there is fog, snow or other causes of poor visibility due to the weather conditions such as spray. There is a risk of an accident.

In such situations, turn the light switch to .



Even if the light sensor does not detect that


Even if the light sensor does not detect that it is dark, the parking lamps and low-beam headlamps switch on when the ignition is switched on and the light switch is set to the useful position. This is a particularly
useful function in the event of rain and fog.

To switch on the low-beam headlamps:

turn the SmartKey in the ignition lock to position 2 or start the engine.

Turn the light switch to .


The green instrument cluster lights up. indicator lamp in the
instrument cluster lights up.

Rear fog lamp



The rear fog lamp improves visibility of your


The rear fog lamp improves visibility of your vehicle for the traffic behind in the event of thick fog. Please take note of the countryspecific regulations for the use of rear fog lamps.

To switch on the rear fog lamps: turn the SmartKey in the ignition lock to position 2 or start the engine.

Turn the light switch to . or
■ Press the  button..


Press the The yellow indicator lamp in the button.


The yellow instrument cluster lights up.indicator lamp in the
instrument cluster lights up.

To switch off the rear fog lamp: press the The yellow  indicator lamp in the button.


The yellow instrument cluster goes out. indicator lamp in the
instrument cluster goes out.

Parking lamps

 If the battery has been excessively discharged, the parking lamps or standing lamps are automatically switched off to enable the next engine start. Always park your vehicle safely and sufficiently lit according to legal standards. Avoid the continuous use of the for several hours. If possible, switch on the parking lamps
for several hours. If possible, switch on the left standing lamp. right or the
left standing lamp.



■ To switch on: turn light switch to


To switch on: turn light switch to .


The green instrument cluster lights up. indicator lamp in the
instrument cluster lights up.

Standing lamps


Switching on the standing lamps ensures the


Switching on the standing lamps ensures the corresponding side of the vehicle is illuminated.

To switch on the standing lamps: the SmartKey is not in the ignition lock or it is in position 0.

Turn the light switch to (left-hand side
(left-hand side of the vehicle) or of (right-hand side
of the vehicle).

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