DRL bulb type & how to change (New 2011 C class)

Discussion in 'Electronics' started by Rosun, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. Rosun

    Rosun New Member

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    Hello all.

    Is anybody aware of the bulb type for the daytime running lights (non LED) in the 2011 model C class.

    Also, how is this bulb accessed? From the front or via some access panel in the wheelarch.

    The handbook makes no mention of the bulb type for these lights and I've had a push and pull on the outer of the two light housings but don't feel brave enough to introduce it to a flat headed screwdriver just yet!

    Many thanks in advance.
     
  2. artyman

    artyman MB Enthusiast

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    It amazes me that even the most basic of jobs that should be the norm for 90% of drivers is not covered in MB manuals, just the "consult your nearest MB specialist" Back in the good old days you even had a wiring diagram in the back of the manual.
     
  3. markjay

    markjay MB Club Veteran

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    Honest John wrote today that it makes no sense for EU requirement to carry spare bulbs (originating from France) when on many modern cars it is not even possible for the driver to change some of the bulbs anyway.

    On my previous Omega BTW the NS headlight bulbs could only be changed by removing the battery - not something a driver will be able to do at the roadside (especially given the alarm and radio code etc).
     
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    Rosun

    Rosun New Member

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    Artyman / Markjay. I totally agree.
    I'm off to France at the end of this month & whilst I can switch the DRL's off I still thought I'd better cover my backside by having a spare set of bulbs just in case.
    I had no joy with the owners manual but having had a better look there appears to be some sort of allen key type screw in a hole in the fascia for the light mounting.
     

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