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Ml w164 side light help

Discussion in 'Bodywork, Tyres, Wheels & Trim' started by kamba, Oct 28, 2018.

  1. kamba

    kamba Senior Member

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    Picked up the ML yesterday and the side light blew

    For the life of me I can't get to it to change it

    All my hands are cut up

    Anyone know a easy fix to change it or is it a trip to dealers or indi?
     
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    Anything on YouTube?
     
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    An absolute PITA. Long nose pliers worked for me.
     
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    kamba

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    Think I'll take it to garage as no long nose pliers

    Also do I need to twist it clockwise if I am able to borrow pliers
     
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    Halfords will change any bulb for you for £5. They changes an indicator bulb for me just yesterday. No cut hands, no PITA, easy.
     
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    On an ML?
     
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    That's what I was thinking I'll go tomorrow and ask Halfords if they can do it else i will take to dealers or indi

    Or buy some long nose pliers
     
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    Anti clockwise to release.
     
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    Right Halfords failed and refunded me my money

    Thought I was gettin a bargain £8 fitted
     
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    What type of bulb is used for sidelights on W164?
    Is it W5W or P21W?

    I made this little contraption to make it easy to remove sidelight bulbs on my car - this is for W5W:

    Position Light Holder Removal Tool
     
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    W5w bulb

    Stealers want £33 to change a 10p bulb

    Going to one indi now before having to fork out £33

    Ordered long nose pliers still unable to get it out
     
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    Wow! I suppose the free coffee needs paying for somewhere along the line
     
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    Whereabouts are you? - I'll do it :)
     
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    I'm in Coventry mate

    Sitting in Mercedes garage cant do it now quoted £151.8
     
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    £151 to change a bulb ! Stone the crows.
     
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    That's beyond insane!

    Have a look at the thread I linked above - it's very easy to make this little tool - check the pics, especially the last two: self-explanatory.


    PS Mercedes Northampton used to do it for free for me, when I went for their [also free] quarterly checkup, or a service, when I was on the Service Care Plan ...
     
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    GLK that tool won't work it's a different fitment

    Apparently speaking to master technician at Merc he said worst design ever and to get to bulb bumper needs to be taken off and then headlight removed

    Said to him £151 labour for a 99p bulb is a joke

    He was nice enough to discount the price in the end to £75

    Still not got it changed I'm planning on making a tool to do it myself just trying to locate the connector clip from a breakers hard I will then plastic weld a long piece and make it like a ratchet
     
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    Does anyone know the price and part number for the connector plug that fits into the assembly of the bulb holder?
     
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    It is a faff, but you can do them with really long nose pliers. I have done 2 on mine and 1 on the wife’s W164 this way.

    I did try taking the wheel arch liner out as I had read that this helped with access but no luck.
     
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    Spent hours when I changed mine on my last ML. Lots of cursing, the holder was scratched a fair bit also after using long nose pliers. I only changed them as I was hoping they would be a brighter white. Still looked yellow afterwards...what a waste of time that was.
     

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