The Mercedes-Benz M Class Third Generation (W166) was produced from 2011-present. This German import SUV is known for its increased legroom and improved fuel economy and, in many models, Adaptive Cruise Control, Airmatic suspension, and more. Like any new automobile, however, this crossover SUV has demonstrated a few common malfunctions, and some owners have complained about the corner lights feature not working.
When it comes to malfunctioning lights, drivers oftentimes attempt do-it-yourself remedies. Many owners can and do safely and successfully replace bulbs on their own. This being said, if the bulb is not the issue, ordering special replacements can be a waste of time and money.
A variety of codes might be thrown in the event of light malfunctions. B283E87 and B283F7 are two examples. A trained mechanic will not only have the proper equipment to detect these codes, but they will be able to translate them, as well. Moreover, it is possible that a control unit could need replacement. Checking and changing this unit requires the removal of wheel and well panels, and therefore lies outside of most drivers’ skill levels and comfort zones. Finally, in some countries, the corner lights are purposely nonfunctional.
Independent Mercedes-Benz mechanics may prevent frustration. They will be able to offer expert advice and repairs, and at affordable prices. These professionals will already have experience with your M Class’ common problems, and will know, for example, if your vehicle is one meant to feature corner lights or if they have been disabled in your auto. They’ll share your passion for Mercedes-Benz and will be happy to help you with German SUV.
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