Driver Side Parking Lights staying on - Mercedes-Benz Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
#1 (permalink) Old 01-29-2009, 06:17 AM
BenzWorld Junior Member
 
Date registered: Jan 2009
Posts: 7
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
Driver Side Parking Lights staying on

Just got a 2005 C230 and after a couple of days of driving it i noticed last nite that that driver side parking lights are staying on. Any thoughts/ideas..........................

I do have 30 days to take it back to the dealer and get it looked at/repaired, but i was just wondering if anyone might know what the problem might be

any help would be greatly appreciated.
callen is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 (permalink) Old 01-29-2009, 11:28 AM
BenzWorld Junior Member
 
Date registered: Jan 2009
Vehicle: R320 CDI
Location: England
Posts: 7
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
You havent turned the switch back one turn to many, that puts the divers side parking light on??
coleman GB is offline  
#3 (permalink) Old 01-29-2009, 02:56 PM
BenzWorld Junior Member
 
joeyr's Avatar
 
Date registered: Dec 2008
Vehicle: 2001 c320
Location: rockville, md
Posts: 23
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
a couple DD's who've driven me home after a night on the town have done this as well. The knob one click from center engages those lamps, eventually draining the battery as once in my case, lol.

I figure the feature is similar to hazard lamps - no clue it's use otherwise. Someone please "enlighten"
joeyr is offline  
#4 (permalink) Old 01-29-2009, 03:18 PM
BenzWorld Elite
 
Date registered: May 2007
Vehicle: 2004 C230 Kompressor Sport Coupe
Location: Olympia, WA
Posts: 1,903
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
If you haven't turned the switch back one click from center, it's either the headlight switch or the front SAM causing the problem. Both are fairly expensive but easy to replace.
zeet is offline  
#5 (permalink) Old 01-29-2009, 04:53 PM
BenzWorld Elite
 
2002c230's Avatar
 
Date registered: Jun 2007
Vehicle: 2002 C32 AMG
Location: New Mexico, USA
Posts: 1,771
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
I figure the feature is similar to hazard lamps - no clue it's use otherwise. Someone please "enlighten"
I tend to think this feature is more for illumination purposes while unloading groceries or whatever you might be doing that requires some extra light at night.


2002 C32 AMG Sedan [111,000 Miles]
Clear Side Markers | CL Style Grille | Flat Emblem | CF Front Lip Spoiler | CF Rear Diffuser | CF Trunk Spoiler
K&N Air Filters | NGK IX (2 Step) | KV-85 | LET 185MM & ECU | TVT Thermostat | PSK Belt Wrap | CM30
DIY Intercooler Isolation | 26x7x2 FB H/E | Intercooler Reservoir | Battery Relocation | Lorinser Sides
2002c230 is offline  
#6 (permalink) Old 01-29-2009, 06:57 PM
BenzWorld Junior Member
 
MatzeB's Avatar
 
Date registered: Mar 2008
Vehicle: 2005 S55 AMG, 2007 SL550
Location: CA
Posts: 20
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
No, this is a "parking light" feature to illuminate only one side of the car while you are parking (depending on the side you are parking) to alert other drivers that your vehicle is where it is. Its popular in Germany; I have used it when I was the first parked car after you turn a corner, for instance.

2005 S55 AMG

"Eingebaute Vorfahrt..."
MatzeB is offline  
#7 (permalink) Old 01-29-2009, 08:36 PM
BenzWorld Extremist
 
Black04C230's Avatar
 
Date registered: Mar 2008
Vehicle: 2004.5 C230 Kompressor Sport Sedan
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 910
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hmm... Interesting, I was wondering what the actual use of this feature was.

2004.5 C230 Kompressor Sport Sedan.
C55 Lip Spoiler, Roof Spoiler, 3 Fin Grill, Flat Hood Emblem, Clear Corners, Projector Headlights, Eyelids, Projector Foglights, Brabus Door Pins, Smoked Tail Lights, Smoked Third Brake Light, and Window Tints.
Next: C63's & AMG facelift.
Black04C230 is offline  
#8 (permalink) Old 01-30-2009, 12:03 AM
BenzWorld Elite
 
Date registered: Aug 2005
Vehicle: 02 C32, 08 C350, 00 CLK320 (sis'), 01 ML430 (gone)
Location: SoCal
Posts: 1,698
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to FrankW Send a message via MSN to FrankW
Quote:
Originally Posted by Black04C230 View Post
Hmm... Interesting, I was wondering what the actual use of this feature was.
parking on streets that are not lit.



2002 M112K with lots of mods
2008 M272 with some mods



For Sale:authentic Carlsson exhaust tips (2) $100
FrankW is offline  
Reply

  Mercedes-Benz Forum > Mercedes-Benz Sedan Forums > W203 C-Class


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Topic Author Forum Replies Last Post
No lumbar support and parking lights on one side bigbux98 W140 S-Class 3 04-20-2008 10:26 AM
Brake Lights Staying ON Al W220 S-Class 5 06-14-2007 09:29 PM
abs / asr lights staying on benzs23 W140 S-Class 4 12-07-2005 09:40 AM
Driver side parking lights STAY on?! BMS_Ken R170 SLK Class 5 05-09-2004 09:46 AM
need help....interior lights staying on !! CI300CE W140 S-Class 4 01-12-2004 08:21 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome