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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-02-2014, 01:20 PM Thread Starter
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Software and headlamp problem

Hey all. My apologies if this isn't the appropriate forum, but this isn't really a model specific problem. I have a 2012 SLK350 and my Comand system started powering off and on frequently on its own. I took it to the dealer and they did a software update. Since then, it's worked perfectly but now I have a new problem. Last night was the first time I've driven it at night since then and noticed my passenger side headlamp was way too high. I adjusted it manually as far down as it would go but it's still too high. It was perfect before the update was installed. Could the update have caused this? How can I fix it? Thanks
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-02-2014, 01:28 PM
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It is the inner screws in the lamp that set the height.

Its possible that the rod link has snapped, its nothing to do with the comand at all.


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Does it have halogen lights or Bi-Xenons? The latter need to be adjusted with Star (diagnosis tool). If xenons, do they move down and up when the car is started? Could be an issue with the levelling motor (although should not happen on a 2012 car).
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They do move up and down when starting and left and right when driving. I'll make another appointment tomorrow to get it fixed. Thanks to both of you.
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