Headlamp Washers

Hermit

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Has anyone noticed MB appear to be doing away with headlamp washing systems on new vehicles, I wonder why ?
 

ash59fifty-uk

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LED lighting?

Would normally find them on cars with xenon, and some posh halogen units
 

def90cars

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"Cool" LED lights don't bake the dirt on so much.
Only law on xenons (with some exceptions).

LEDs can ice up though.
 

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Hardly required in the lovely summer time rain !! LOL
 

Mr Kripling

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EU law mandates that all vehicles equipped with HID headlamps are also equipped with headlamp washers in order to mitigate glare.

However, given that in reality they're as much use as **** on a nun, I guess the car companies are more than happy to ditch them (and their associated part cost) if they can.
 

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