Bulb help

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  1. CarolineT

    CarolineT New Member

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    Hi,

    I have s E320 Avantgarde Estate (2004)

    My rear drivers side indicator bulb has gone, and I can’t seem to locate a replacement anywhere. Mercedes have advised me that I need to buy the complete board at a cost of £140 + vat... this seems a bit excessive just for a bulb!! Can any one help with this?
     
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    ash59fifty-uk Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Autobulbs direct- type your reg in on the website and select rear
     
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    Thanks.. just tried this and it shows nothing for any rear bulbs
     
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    I searched high and low and see nothing for the posters car . I think its the one you have to replace the whole rear light board .I am sure i have seen this on youtube .I am gone !
     
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    The job i can see is on youtube . On youtibe put in the search box - this
    Mercedes W211 Tail Light And Bulb Repair Turn Signal Light Bulb Brake Light Bulb Replacment .

    Sorry about this ,but only way i know how to get you to the page on youtube. And then i dont know if you can pick the bulbes up .Best option is the breakers yard and a quick swop out .
     
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    Thanks for looking... I’m trying to avoid not having to replace the full board as everything else is working fine. Stupid money just for a bulb
     
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    Check out the car breakers it will be as good as a new one ..Just try them first and its only a bolt in board once you have one .Bulbs are not on the open market .Mercedes have sewn it up making these parts special and a dealers part only .
     
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    Can you post a photo of the old bulb?
     
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    Martin 1 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Have you tried US sites ? They often list things that don't exist. In the past I've bought the most obscure bulbs. If it's a removable bulb it must be available.
     
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    WIS states the bulbs are not replaceable individually. Each bulb is soldered to the board.
    The brake lamps (possibly others) are of a high pressure type, very prone to exploding if handled incorrectly.
    Best advice is to get a replacement from MB or secondly from a breakers/ebay but be aware if buying secondhand, the part may be in a worst state than the one you're replacing.
     
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    As Markjay above post .. Looking again you can replace the bulb. Thats if you are handy with a soldering iron to remove the old one ..Then you can solder the new one in place .
     
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    If you can find a supplier of the HiP LED type lamps?
     
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    Don't you just love Mercedes. In what world would you not allow people to replace a light bulb! Anyone know if its true for the w219 rear lights as I was going to replace the 921 back up bulb?
     
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    Growncls 55 i can see the w211 is the same as above post , but no info on W219 Best to remove the side thats not working ,.Can you see a pocket in the boot its in the boot side trim at the rear of the light unit ?
     
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    Sadly the 219 is the same. Replace the whole board. I just wanted to put in some brighter LED reversing lights for better back up vision, but it all seems like way too much trouble now,
     

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