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Old 08-23-2018, 04:34 PM
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Ya I understand why. My idea is if the car turns on and the sensor sees something static, aka a wall there’s no need to beep unless that distance changes. They’re so smart das Germans but sometimes it’s just 🙄
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... I also have stopped using the auto headlight setting because coming in and out of the garage during daylight hours causes additional start up cycles on the HID ballasts and bulbs. IMHO, not a good recipe for HID longevity

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Like you, I don't leave the headlight switch on auto but I when I do want the headlights on , I switch it to auto rather than to the manual on position. It seems that the headlight auto-leveling system doesn't function when the headlights are switched on manually - only when they are on auto mode.
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They will auto level when on. The auto on the schedule on the switch only refers to the power.


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They will auto level when on. The auto on the schedule on the switch only refers to the power.


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Yeah, I thought that too but I read somewhere that that wasn't so... I'll see if I can find it.

Mine only have level, not direction btw...
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Found it in the user manual - this kinda infers the adaptive lighting only works in the auto position...

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Found it in the user manual - this kinda infers the adaptive lighting only works in the auto position...
Yes...that is correct. The HID/xenon headlights will "auto-level" in the adaptive or manual "ON" position. But if you have adaptive headlights...you have to have the switch in the "AUTO" position if you want the headlights to swivel/turn as you drive into curves and corners.
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Old 08-23-2018, 06:37 PM
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Thanks for the clarification, Qsilver7...

Nice to know I've not (yet) gone totally crazy...
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Yes...that is correct. The HID/xenon headlights will "auto-level" in the adaptive or manual "ON" position. But if you have adaptive headlights...you have to have the switch in the "AUTO" position if you want the headlights to swivel/turn as you drive into curves and corners.


Wow. I did not know that.


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Wonder how one could tell if they had adaptive 🤔🤔
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Decided to drive it in steptronic mode today. Much smoother shifts and better fuel economy. Who knew???


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