geez you can be thick. see that bolded part?
see my previous post where i said anomaly of the switch.
do you want me to break down the engineering specifications for the switch or something? should i tell you how hard the plastic material is, or what grade the copper is? do i have to state how many engineering mules were designed before that switch design was finally settled on? perhaps youwant the results of the durability testing? or maybe the cost of the indivudual components? or comparisons to other designs? or the reason why this was chosen vs others?
you are not a 3 year old asking "why, why, why." some things you need to know, others you dont. if you want to know, do the research yourself. im not your butler.
as for the "additional function." its not designed in. its an anomaly of the switch. maybe it makes it stronger, maybe it makes it more durable. maybe it makes it cheaper. who knows, who cares. it only needs to work as intended. you wanna find out, find out.
You're not helping, are you?
IF anybody knows the answer, then I'll welcome it here. But if you have nothing better to say other than it's an anomaly, then there is no need to say that I'm making it more complicated than it already is because the first thing I wanted to know was why
it is like that.
That is why I asked the forum if they know about it, and I am doing my research that way until I have time to look deeper into it. But since it is not that important, I merely asked a question so that anybody who comes across it and knows the answer could post it.
One more thing, how did you categorically state that it's an "anomaly"? You certainly know more but you're not saying it. Don't tell me the fact that it only turns on that function only with the right side standing lamps lit, and that it doesn't have that function with the left side standing lamps lit, that it's an anomaly too!
Don't act as if I'm forcing you to answer me. I never said you were my butler.
Look, it's my first time to own a w124, and I've never seen that function in the w123. The w123 is the predecessor of the w124 and the w124 was built on or improved almost all w123 functions and on my w123, that "anomaly" does not exist. And since another member also confirmed that his/her car does the same thing, I would conclude that MB would have designed it specifically for a reason. And that is why I am asking about it if anybody happens to know. The 300TE is in pretty good shape so I doubt it was hacked by its previous owner, and my assumptions were right because somebody has the same feature/anomaly/whatever you want to call it.
"Who cares"? Well I do, and clearly, you don't. So quit whining. And yeah, I can be thick if provoked, thicker than the oil I pour into my car.