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Light switch

Mercedes-Benz G-Class / Mercedes-Benz G-Class Owners Manual / Lights and windshield wipers / Exterior lighting / Light switch

Operation

Switch off the parking lamps and lowbeam headlamps when you leave the vehicle. This prevents the battery from discharging.

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.


1Left-hand standing lamps


12Right-hand standing lampsLeft-hand standing lamps


23Parking lamps, side markerRight-hand standing lamps


3lamps,Parking lamps, side marker
lamps, license plate and instrument cluster lighti

4running lampsAutomatic headlamp mode/daytime
running lamps

5If you hear a warning tone when you leave theLow-beam/high-beam headlamps


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

Turn the light switch to .


The turn signals, high-beam headlamps and the high-beam flasher are operated using the combination switch .

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.

Low-beam headlamps

1Left-hand standing lamps


12Right-hand standing lampsLeft-hand standing lamps


23Parking lamps, side markerRight-hand standing lamps


3lamps,Parking lamps, side marker
lamps, license plate and instrument cluster lighti

4running lampsAutomatic headlamp mode/daytime
running lamps

5► To switch on the low-beam headlamps:Low-beam/high-beam headlamps


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 instrument indicator lamp in the
instrument cluster lights up.

Daytime running lamps

Daytime running lamps in Canada

1Left-hand standing lamps


12Right-hand standing lampsLeft-hand standing lamps


23Parking lamps, side markerRight-hand standing lamps


3lamps,Parking lamps, side marker
lamps, license plate and instrument cluster lighti

4running lampsAutomatic headlamp mode/daytime
running lamps

5The daytime running lamps function isLow-beam/high-beam headlamps


The daytime running lamps function is required by law in Canada. It cannot therefore be deactivated.

Turn the light switch to .


With the engine running: depending on the ambient light, the daytime running lamps or the low-beam headlamps are switched on.

When the low-beam headlamps are switched on, the the indicator lamp in
the instrument cluster lights up.

When the engine is running and the vehicle is stationary: if you move the selector lever from a drive position to P, 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 brightness: if you turn the light switch to lamps and parking lamps., you turn on the daytime running
lamps and parking lamps.

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

Daytime running lamps in the USA

1Left-hand standing lamps


12Right-hand standing lampsLeft-hand standing lamps


23Parking lamps, side markerRight-hand standing lamps


3lamps,Parking lamps, side marker
lamps, license plate and instrument cluster lighti

4running lampsAutomatic headlamp mode/daytime
running lamps

5In the USA, the daytime running lamps areLow-beam/high-beam headlamps


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

To activate the daytime running lamps

: activate the daytime running lamps function in the on-board computer .

Turn the light switch to .


With the engine running: depending on the ambient light, the daytime running lamps or the low-beam headlamps are switched on.

When the low-beam headlamps are switched on, the the indicator lamp in
the instrument cluster lights up.

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.

Automatic headlamp mode

ARNING If the light switch is set to

and it is foggy,
and it is foggy, snowing or there is poor visibility, the lowbeam headlamps will not come on automatically. This could endanger you and others. In such situations turn the light switch to

.


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

1Left-hand standing lamps


12Right-hand standing lampsLeft-hand standing lamps


23Parking lamps, side markerRight-hand standing lamps


3lamps,Parking lamps, side marker
lamps, license plate and instrument cluster lighti

4running lampsAutomatic headlamp mode/daytime
running lamps

5► To switch on automatic headlampLow-beam/high-beam headlamps


To switch on automatic headlamp mode:

turn the light switch to .


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.

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

When the low-beam headlamps are switched on, the the indicator lamp in
the instrument cluster lights up.

Front fog lamps (except AMG vehicles)

WARNING
If you suspect that driving conditions will be foggy, turn the light switch to

before you
before you start your journey. Your vehicle may otherwise not be visible and you could endanger yourself and others.


1Left-hand standing lamps


12Right-hand standing lampsLeft-hand standing lamps


23Parking lamps, side markerRight-hand standing lamps


3lamps,Parking lamps, side marker
lamps, license plate and instrument cluster lighti

4running lampsAutomatic headlamp mode/daytime
running lamps

56Fog lamps (except AMG vehicles)Low-beam/high-beam headlamps


67Rear fog lampFog lamps (except AMG vehicles)


7► To switch on the fog lamps: turn theRear fog lamp


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

Turn the light switch to or,
. or
.


Press the button.


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

To switch off the front fog lamps: press the button.


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

Only vehicles with front fog lamps have the fog lamps function.

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