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:confused: 2011 C300 fog lights?

I have a C300 4matic with the new LED fog lamps... issue is that i was told in the USA they are only day time running lights so when i hit the fog light button at night they turn off completely. I was told by the dealer that in Germany they go into a brighter setting and are used as fog lights but in the US this is disabled. So my question is can i turn them into the German version and make them into fog lights again?
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Try taking a look in the c class forum
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Some options like this can be enabled or disabled using a computer with the Mercedes software (at a dealership or independent who specializes in these cars). It wouldn't hurt to call them and ask.

Even if it's possible to do it in the software, some dealerships might not do it. An independent may be a better bet.
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thank you both... i will post in the other forum as well.
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That's strange? I live in Atlanta and all of the C classes I see at night with have the normal low beams on AND the LEDs.
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The LEDs are supposed to be for daytime running lights. The foglamp button on your dash actually turns on the rear foglamp located on the left taillight. That I know of, there is no way to change them to foglamps and there is no way to change the settings and there is no way to change the coding. This could be possible due to US laws. One thing i don't know is if it is raining and the rain-sensor detects moisture, i don't know if that would activate the foglamps. I guess you can try it out. Set the lights completely on and turn on the rear foglamp and spray some water above the rear view mirror to activate the rain-sensing wipers and see what happens. It is just an idea.
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