so, to get this straight, you believe that the mercedes engineers planned to have you be able to flash the foglights and only the foglights, if you had your sidemarker on. and only by turning and HOLDING the switch in the out position coz it springs back to its normal position on that side of the switch.
i can see the logic.
pocket protektor 1 vell, if ve have ze car parked on ze sidewalk, and it is voggy outside, zen ze headlights vill not provide ze adequate illuminashun. so we can have ze driver show oncoming traffic zat his car iz zere by flashing ze fog lights. (emphasis on "fog" lights for proper dramatic effect. include a waggin of finger at that point.)
pocket protektor 2 ja!!!!brilliant!!! zen ze car can still be zere tomoghow, and ze driver can still enjoy his otto mobil.
pocket proteckot 1 (excited) ja, is gut. zen, ve should design ze seat so zat it leans back so zat ze driver can sleep in ze car and warn ze oncoming traffic vith ze foglights.
pocket protektor 2 (also getting excited) ja!!! ja!! schnell!!! and ve should make sure ze seat can go all ze way back so zat ze driver can be komfortable ven he iz sleepin in ze car and warning ze oncoming traffik in ze fog about his ottomobil. i sink zis is most o sum.
pocket protektor 1 (now in a frenzy) ja, schnell. mein gott. ve can make ze controls for ze mirror in ze car so zat ze driver can turn ze mirror and not be blinded by ze traffic from behind him ven he iz sleeping. ja?
pocket protektor 2 (frenzying like crazy) directed to worker standing there looking at them wondering who is going to be sleeping in their car and warning people about thier cars presence with the foglights but only when the parking light is on schnell, schnell, do eet go, go now, do eet.
runs around arms raised, jumping and yelling "ze otto is komplete, ze otto is komplete."
pocket protektor 1. changes demeanor from frenzy to aloof and haughty. on the phone to the lead 124 engineer. ze otto is komplete. ve have added sum additional necessary safety features zat you shall not know about. price ze otto as you may. hangs up phone.
dont you think that if it was intended to be a feature it would have been mentioned in the owners manual? as, get this, A FEATURE????? revolutionary thinking there i know, and it takes a while to wrap your head around once in a lifetime light bulb moments like that. but seems like thats not a huge leap in logic.
i imagine you think the car is like a video game where there are hidden features, levels and powers and so on. its not.
but, persist in your tilting at windmills. if anything, you are dogged in your determination even if you are foolish in your quest.