W204 C250 with Xenon ILS - being flashed at

reason42

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Hello all,

Driving around the country lanes my ILS is a fantastic aid. If an oncoming car approaches it automatically dips etc. All well and expected. However, even when always dipped I'm still getting flashed at as if I have the main beam on.

I then saw coming towards me in the dark the same car and light system as mine - a bright white with shards of laser blue piercing my vision. They are extremely bright and I can see why other road users are flashing me.

Is there a setting or anything I can do to make them not so bright or something? Is this a common aspect of ILS?

Thanks in advanced fellow MB owners.

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Hello all,

Driving around the country lanes my ILS is a fantastic aid. If an oncoming car approaches it automatically dips etc. All well and expected. However, even when always dipped I'm still getting flashed at as if I have the main beam on.

I then saw coming towards me in the dark the same car and light system as mine - a bright white with shards of laser blue piercing my vision. They are extremely bright and I can see why other road users are flashing me.

Is there a setting or anything I can do to make them not so bright or something? Is this a common aspect of ILS?

Thanks in advanced fellow MB owners.

reason42

Got the same system in my C250. It does seem rather more keen to main beam that I would manually.

Having said that, I haven't been flashed by oncoming card in the year I've had it. The dip cut-off seems reasonable, so I'd guess maybe adjustment is possibly required for yours?
 
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reason42

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Got the same system in my C250. It does seem rather more keen to main beam that I would manually.

Having said that, I haven't been flashed by oncoming card in the year I've had it. The dip cut-off seems reasonable, so I'd guess maybe adjustment is possibly required for yours?

Ok, that's interesting feedback, thanks. I will enquire with the dealer about it as I wasn't sure adjustment was possible. I thought the mini light show it does when I start the car up made everything 'level' or something like that.

I've got to the point now that when I do get flashed I then flash them back to show them what bright really is! :devil:
 

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Xenon Headlights are that right compared to standard halogen units that I get Flashed all the time even when there dipped, as long there dip when oncoming traffic approaches then I think your fine
 

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I think the self levelling can make the oncoming lights look odd too with the odd spurious flash.
 

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Wow........sounds like MB are fitting cheap aftermarket HiDs now, isn't that the problem with them and which everyone hates, they blind other users? :rolleyes:

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never been flashed with mine- but always was in a Mondeo I had. I'd get the adjustment checked.
 

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