W203 estate Licence plate lights.

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    mastacrx New Member

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    Hi chaps,
    Can anyone recommend a fault free plate led lights for my W203 estate please. There's a fault on the dashboard and one light has been lost so I thought I'll replace both.

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    Matt
     
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    These are error free in my CLK (essentially a W203 underneath) :thumb:

    Ultra 268 36mm Festoon Type LED Bulb (Single Bulb Only) | eBay

    Make sure to buy 2, as the listing is for a single bulb.
     
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    Hi,

    The trouble is I need the whole housings as well not just bulbs...

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    I’m confused, the bulbs are plug and play. They will fit where your current festoon type filament bulbs live.

    Please explain further?

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    If you look in the picture in my case there's just a hole with the loose cable... licence plate light.jpeg

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    Can you unscrew the plastic cover and take a photo?
     
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    Will do tomorrow. I think I neede these:[​IMG]

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    You should be able to just unscrew the plastic cover and fit new bulbs.

    If you want to fit the entire units, you need to disassemble the inner tailgate trim etc.
     
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    That's what I will have to do because as I have said one unit is completely missing from the tailgate. Someone has lost it or whatever has happened to it.

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    I see, also many say that the dedicated units are too bright. I suppose that’s a subjective topic though.

    The OEM lamp holders are only £8.60 delivered. Genuine Mercedes-Benz W203 C-Class REAR Number Plate Lamp A2038200556 NEW | eBay

    If it were mine, I’d fit OEM. Then utilise the LEDs I linked above, which don’t error. This way you can always shift back to filament if you feel they are too bright.
     
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    Ok cool, just one last question doee the unit from the link above fit estate model as well? It states just W203 in general.


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    That’s a good question. I would assume so.

    However to be sure, simply send an eBay message to the seller (who are a MB dealer) with your VIN/Reg. They will confirm compatibility.

    Regards,
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    Just ordered it from the dealer you have recommended. Many thanks for your help. [​IMG]

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