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Replace License Plate Light Bulbs on a Mercedes Benz with Blue or OEM

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Burned license plate light?  Or are you looking to replace with blue lights? Here is a guide that will allow you to replace the bulbs and NOT get error message Lights Defective or License Plate Light Defective.  This is a very easy task and if you have used a screwdriver before you will be able to replace these bulbs on your own.

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Applications

  • E Class (1998-2007)
  • C Class (1998-2007)
  • CLK Class (1998-2007)

Note:

  • Do NOT replace with LED bulb or you will continue to get error message on your instrument cluster. You can use colored bulbs but they should not be LEDs. The only way to properly add LED bulbs is to ad a resistor.
  • We recommend replacing both bulbs at the same time. Light bulbs have work hours and the other bulb will most likely burn out soon.

 

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REPAIR STEPS

  1. Open the trunk. Not necessary but it will be easier for you to work on.
  2. Remove the two screwes as shown in the picture.
    License Plate Remove
  3. Use a flat screwdriver to pry out the plastic bulb housing. Once you remove the bulbs it comes right out.
    License Plate Hole
  4. Replace the old light bulb with the new one. The bulb just sits on the housing as shown in the picture. You may have to pry it out a little, since it is tight in there.
    License Plate Bulb and Housing
  5. Snap the bulb and the housing back in. If it doesn’t fit properly rotate the housing 180 degrees.
  6. Put the two screws back in. Be careful not to over tighten them.

 

We recommend replacing both bulbs at the same time, if you have a spare.

That is it, you are done!

 

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