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Post by PLOUGHLIN on Tue Jan 27, 2015 6:44 pm

On my 2011 (2006-2013 series) Sprinter the headlight units has additional reflectors below the dip beams with position for a bulb. This is for a foglight, OE units with the foglight are available.  Has anyone added the bulbs and wiring to their van to make them operable?

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Post by Pete Taylor on Tue Jan 27, 2015 9:42 pm

I suspect that there is only one wiring loom and you'll find that you just need the lamp holders... plus a switch at the other end. Our 2014 van seems to have blank places for fog-lights in the bumper.

Not wishing to hi-jack the thread, although your title covers it... do the headlights self-adjust for height/payload? There is no mention in the handbook and no little thumb-wheel on the dash.

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Post by Paulmold on Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:39 pm

If they are Xenon lights then I believe they have to be self-adjusting and is now an Mot test item.

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Post by Pete Taylor on Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:57 pm

Paulmold wrote:If they are Xenon lights then I believe they have to be self-adjusting and is now an Mot test item.
I can't see Merc/A-S fitting Xenon lights as standard- they are listed at £1700 +VAT by AUDI (who seem to want to sell me a new TT!).

A while back I did have a VERY ordinary car which had self-levelling headlamps.

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Post by PLOUGHLIN on Wed Jan 28, 2015 12:28 am

Pete Taylor wrote:I suspect that there is only one wiring loom and you'll find that you just need the lamp holders... plus a switch at the other end. Our 2014 van seems to have blank places for fog-lights in the bumper.

Not wishing to hi-jack the thread, although your title covers it... do the headlights self-adjust for height/payload? There is no mention in the handbook and no little thumb-wheel on the dash.
 I have the bumper spaces for fog lights as well, but reading on [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] it is quite a job to fit them in there as the screw mounts are not present.

I have the wheel adjustment on the dash for dip beam. The loom is probably the same but finding the correct end under the dash is probably beyond me. The light bit should be easier, bulb holder with tails and plug into 12 wire socket.

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Post by Pete Taylor on Wed Jan 28, 2015 9:28 am

Peter,
Thinking about your extra reflector- it is unusual for fog-lights to be mounted so high up- perhaps they are for spot-lamps?

Where on the dash is your thumb-wheel adjuster?

 Thanks for the link to the Sprinter forum, btw.

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Post by PLOUGHLIN on Wed Jan 28, 2015 9:53 am

Pete,

The thumb wheel adjuster is outboard of the light switch.

I agree the foglight seems high but they make the unit. Here is an example, not OEM I think as cheaper, you can see the lower bulb in the picture. [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

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Post by Shuggiegreen on Wed Jan 28, 2015 10:05 am

I am surprised when I see the latest Mercedes cabs from AutoSleeper that they have no fog lights but the space for them is blanked off. I would have thought for a top of the range vehicle it would have the fog lights fitted and in my opinion it would improve the appearance of the vehicle while also be useful.
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Post by Jaytee on Wed Jan 28, 2015 3:48 pm

Mine has the thumb wheel next to the light switch.

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Post by Pete Taylor on Wed Jan 28, 2015 4:10 pm

oh_blast! oh_blast! oh_blast! 
I must be drinking the wrong grade of paraffin these days... I thought that was the wheel which adjusted the illumination of the instruments! I see now that function is controlled by + and - buttons, doh! oh_blast! oh_blast! oh_blast!


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Of course the headlights are different on my van; there are now Daytime Running Lights in the cluster but no "spare" location as there is in your slightly earlier units.

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