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R230 3rd Brake light Replacement

Discussion in 'Electrics, Vacuum, Ignition and ECU' started by merk350, Dec 30, 2015.

  1. merk350

    merk350 Senior Member

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    Just noticed the 3rd brake light on the boot lid is cracked,does anyone know how easy it is to replace them,I have a new one on order.
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    £85 from MB and I have all the details to remove the boot liner to get to it.

    You do it with the boot lid opened backwards.
     
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    Thanks Malcolm can you send the details please.Much appreciated.
     
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    Email sent, please Email me.
     
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    Thanks Malcolm do the clips just pull out.
     
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    Yes the top 2 do, but better to lever them out so that the backing is not damaged. ½ way down they are expanding clips, pull the center part out, and the larger part pulls out easily, I just use a screwdriver to lever the inner part out.
     
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    Hi Malcolm, can you send me the instructions as well please?
     
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    PM sent, it is quite easy, open the roof backwards, lever out the top corner clips, remove the plastic rivets mid way and the liner should pull forward enough to get to the brake lamp
     
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    Job done pretty simple thanks for the advice Malcolm:eek:
     
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    Gents - could you forward the instructions please?
    Only got the car in Oct last year so haven't used the roof and guessing from thread that is how you get the boot lid to open for this job.
    Ta - Bruce.
     
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    Just start opening the roof and stop when the boot lid is open backwards.

    Email sent, please reply to it
     
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    Hi
    Could you post the instructions / photos, the boot liner seems to be located in place very sevurely, 2 clips on each side removed and it is still solid.
    I assume that the boot lid has to be hinged (as opening the roof) from the back of the car.
    Hope you can help
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    Yes, just start to open roof till the boot lid is open backwards.

    I have sent you an Email as I need your address.
     
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    Loose third brake light DIY

    Hi Malcolm,
    I'm a newbie here as just took over my Dad's 2005 SL (he just wasn't using it-did 14k miles since 2008 in it). Just had major service & MOT done by Mercedes Portsmouth. Passed MOT with several advisories. First was the boot struts which I've replaced myself (crazily easy), others were brake pads low, tyres low, stuff I'll get done by others. Lastly was the loose rear third brake light-which I fancy having a go at myself. Do you still have the instructions for this? Much appreciated, Phil.
     
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    Loose third brake light DIY

    Would I be able to have the instructions please? Apologies if my request has appeared twice!
     
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    Hi there - does anyone have a copy of the instructions to replace the rear central brake light please? Email is julian_weston@hotmail.com - thanks in advance
     
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    Anyone still have the instructions available?
     
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    Hi Malcolm

    Please could you forward the instructions for 3rd brake light replacement and boot trim removal on an R230 please? My email is stevefletcher1@mac.com
     

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