"Canadian-ize" my SLK 230? (daytime running lights)

Greetings -
My wife recently purchased a used (2001) SLK 230. She is quite enjoying it, as am I, although I seem to be the designated mechanical specialist, based
on chromosonal content alone.
In reading the manual, I noticed that the "Canadian" version of this car features headlights that come on with the engine automatically, whereas the "American" version requires manual switching for the lights.
So I'm curious what it is that makes my SLK "American" in this way, and if it can be naturalized for Canadian citizenship to provide this feature.
Anyone?
Thanks
barnz1 Oakland, California
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There should be an option on one of the menus in the main display to set the DRLs on. I know that I have done that on my US-spec C320.
Kal
On Wed, 23 Jul 2003 18:27:35 GMT, "barnz1"

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"Kalman Rubinson" wrote...

Thanks for your help. I'll check the manual again, but I'm pretty sure there was no "user" provision for doing this...keep in mind that this is a 2001 SLK230, and I wouldn't put it past MB to have made this an "option" on the 320, as well as to have made it an option on later (or even earlier, for that matter) model years.
For illustration, (either of the particulars of my car or of my general ignorance) I am totally unaware of to what "MENUS" and "MAIN DISPLAY" might be referring in this context. Is there really a menu-driven display for setting preferences on *this* car??
barnz1 Oakland, CA --you can email me if you want, but NOT REALLY snipped-for-privacy@NOTREALLYmarblelogic.com
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yeah... mine turn on by it self. but you know what? sometimes I wish I could do the opposite.
Sometimes I want to drive and no lights are on... i.e.. creeping up to your girls house.

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wrote:

That's an option here in the US.

Won't matter since you'd be more than a dozen stories down on street level and the doorman is in your way.
Kal

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Does the Benz have a little light sensor that tells it when to turn on, or does it turn on no matter how bright it is? If there is a light sensor, how about buying a AAA battery maglite and lighting up the light sensor for those special occasions? Richard
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