Used Mercedes-Benz Headlight Stalks

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About Headlight Stalks

The Mercedes-Benz headlight stalk is attached to the steering column. This stalk has a lever on it that is used by the driver to operate the headlights of the vehicle and is wired in to the power supply unit of the vehicle using a multi-connector plug. The headlights are powered by a 12-volt electrical system known as a closed circuit loop system. This means that electricity is not flowing to the headlights when they are switched off. When the driver uses the lever on the Mercedes-Benz headlight stalk the current is passed from the power supply to the headlights, opening the circuit loop and turning on the headlights.

It’s rare that a headlight stalk will become damaged through wear and tear, but Mercedes-Benz headlight stalks could have issues with damaged wires which may cause electrical faults, burn outs and reliability issues. Another issue with Mercedes-Benz headlight stalks could be indicated by a loose stalk which can result in headlights going out when driving on bumpy road surfaces. Tight Mercedes-Benz headlight stalks can also cause issues as driver’s can have difficulty turning the headlights on. All faulty stalks should be replaced immediately and damaged wiring replaced.

Mercedes-Benz trivia

  • That new car smell is always a delight, but a Mercedes owner gets to choose that smell. Perfume specialist Marc vom Ende created four different car smells for Mercedes Benz, called Sports Mood, Freeside Mood, Downtown Mood, and Nightlife Mood. They all smell a bit leathery.
  • If you thought self-driving cars were all about Tesla, then it might surprise you to know that Mercedes Benz made an autonomously driving vehicle as early as 1995. It didn't gain popularity, but it became the foundation of the modern driving technology found in every Mercedes Benz.
  • Most people think of silver when they think of a Mercedes, but that iconic colour was an accident. Just before a race in 1934, the white-painted W25 was found to be 1kg over the weight limit. The paint was quickly removed, the weight limit reached, and the car won the race.
  • In 1924, Mercedes Benz became the first car manufacturer to include brakes on all four of a car's wheels. Not long after, in 1931, they also added suspension springs to the corners of the Mercedes Benz 170.
  • We all recognise that distinctive Mercedes logo, but did you know that the three points of the star represent air, land, and water? There was a point where they considered adding another point to represent space, but they decided against it in the end.