OEM LED rear lights..

Discussion in 'Electronics' started by Dr-Nab, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. Dr-Nab

    Dr-Nab Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    On the GL350 CDI It's a '59 facelift model with the full LED rears (and still under warranty).

    The right rear indicators have jacked in.. still works but flashes randomly - fast then slow then constantly on rather than how it would normally work, left side are perfectly fine. It's only 2 of the 10 LEDs (the one in the middle on each row) that have stopped working. Had a look to see if I could pop the light cover off and replace the LEDs but they're nicely bolted in and I can't get to the upper bolts unless I take the trim out of the side of the boot.

    By looking at the back of the cluster, the loom etc from what I could see I don't know if it will be possible to open the unit and replace anything without breaking any seals - as previously with replacing a normal halogen bulb it's blindingly obvious on how to do it.

    Question I have is are the LEDs lights covered by warranty? Can the individual LEDs be replaced? I imagine they're set up in a similar manner to other MBs that have LED lights so just looking for some insight if anyone else has had any issues with theirs.

    I know some dealers are funny on bulbs and see them as consumables but LEDs are supposed to last a whole lot longer than 2 years/20k miles.

    Any help would be great!

    Thanks,

    Nab
     
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    Yes , take it back. They will prob just swap out the whole lamp unit.
     
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    fyi, tier 1 doesnt cover "Lamp units", maybe factory warranty does.
     
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    Dr-Nab

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    They are covered under warranty, just ordered a new lamp unit because the new LED ones are all sealed so you can't replace any of the bulbs. Expensive failure (for what it is) if you've not got a warranty!
     
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    ^ from what I've seen at dealers they would not be able to replace an individual item anyway...

    They have to fit a complete new part that just plugs in.


    They seem to have lost any proper skills.
     
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    All 'fitters' now , no more 'mechanics'
     
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    Result!

    I recon id be out with a soildering iron if i were coughing up the dosh for one.
     

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