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Adaptive Highbeam Assist

Mercedes-Benz GL-Class / Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Owners Manual / Lights and windshield wipers / Exterior lighting / Adaptive Highbeam Assist

Important safety notes

WARNING

Adaptive Highbeam Assist does not recognize road users:
Х who have no lights, e.g. pedestrians Х who have poor lighting, e.g. cyclists Х whose lighting is blocked, e.g. by a barrier

In very rare cases, Adaptive Highbeam Assist may fail to recognize other road users that have lights, or may recognize them too late.

In this or similar situations, the automatic high-beam headlamps will not be deactivated or activated regardless. There is a risk of an accident.

Always carefully observe the traffic conditions and switch off the high-beam headlamps in good time.

You can use this function to set the


You can use this function to set the headlamps to change between low beam and high beam automatically. The system recognizes vehicles with their lights on, either approaching from the opposite direction or traveling in front of your vehicle, and consequently switches the headlamps from high beam to low beam.

The system automatically adapts the lowbeam headlamp range depending on the distance to the other vehicle. Once the system no longer detects any other vehicles, it reactivates the high-beam headlamps.

The system's optical sensor is located behind the windshield near the overhead control panel.

Switching Adaptive Highbeam Assist on/off

1 High-beam headlamps


1 High-beam headlamps 2 Turn signal, right
3 High-beam flasher
4 Turn signal, left

To activate: activate the Adaptive Highbeam Assist function using the onboard computer  .

Turn the light switch to ■ Press the combination switch beyond.


Press the combination switch beyond the pressure point in the direction of arrow 1  .

The multifunction display lights up if it is dark indicator lamp in the
multifunction display lights up if it is dark and the light sensor activates the low-beam headlamps.

If you are driving at speeds above approximately 28 mph (45 km/h): the headlamp range is set automatically depending on the distance between the vehicle and other road users.

If you are driving at speeds above approximately 35 mph (55 km/h) and no other road users have been detected: the high-beam headlamps are switched on automatically. The in indicator lamp
in the instrument cluster also lights up.

If you are driving at speeds below approximately 30 mph (45 km/h) or other road users have been detected or the roads are adequately lit:

The high-beam headlamps are switched off automatically. The in indicator lamp
in the instrument cluster goes out. Theindicator lamp in the multifunction display
indicator lamp in the multifunction display remains lit.

To deactivate: move the combination switch back to its normal position.

The instrument indicator lamp in the
instrument cluster goes out.

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