E-class 2016 Door Handle LED lamp bust

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Seen it all over the internet with these LED lamps failing. Both of my under mirror LED lamps have failed before and now both offside handle lamps have failed.

Drivers door lamp still lights but very dim. Rear door lamp doesn’t light up at all.

Anybody got Mercedes to replace these out of warranty? I understand the whole door has to be dissembled to replace this one thing. I can imagine a dealership charging a fortune to do it as well. Probably would understand one failing, but two of them ...

Tbh, it’s not a big issue. But If it’s your pride and joy, you just want it sorted ha
 

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Never had a LED lamp of any description fail, the house is full if them.
In 20 years of MB ownership all I have ever changed is two H3 headlight bulbs, which were in our 2004 SLK.
If you cant do it, a job for your local garage or MB Independent. Certainly not a job for your MB dealer, at their prices.
 
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Never had a LED lamp of any description fail, the house is full if them.
In 20 years of MB ownership all I have ever changed is two H3 headlight bulbs, which were in our 2004 SLK.
If you cant do it, a job for your local garage or MB Independent. Certainly not a job for your MB dealer, at their prices.
I’ve not had an LED fail for anything else other than this car. If you research about this, the LED lamp units are consistently failing for these models. Mercedes you get a 2 year parts warranty, so if it does go again: then you’re covered
 

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The drivers side puddle light failed on my W213, took them quite awhile to fix it with ordering the parts (it was still a new model). They then had it for a day to replace the unit under the mirror.
It was less than a year old when it failed
 
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The drivers side puddle light failed on my W213, took them quite awhile to fix it with ordering the parts (it was still a new model). They then had it for a day to replace the unit under the mirror.
It was less than a year old when it failed

I know they have definitely updated the part for the lamp unit under the mirror. They had major problems of the unit seal giving way and moisture taking over.
 
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your E is certainly not behaving itself Jan , never know such a new MB have so many niggles pal

Don’t I know it Bembo449! Internal rattles, blown mirror LED, cracked alloy, brake judder, 2 x blown door handle LED, door trim not sticking down, drivers window does the bug, battery will need replacing ...

Then we get on the subject of Mercedes service. Spending hours having to complain as my car was serviced by two Mercedes dealerships in Scotland and neither updated the car OR the DSB. When I got the car, it showed -110 days - so got it serviced. Little did I know it had actually been serviced 1200 miles before......

And then paying 180 smackers for the dealer to do a wheel alignment... but it was already in spec when they put it on. Less than 20 mins (I could tell by the Mercedes me app)

It’s a ****** headache. I’d take it to a local specialist ... but there isn’t any in Lincolnshire
 

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Don’t I know it Bembo449! Internal rattles, blown mirror LED, cracked alloy, brake judder, 2 x blown door handle LED, door trim not sticking down, drivers window does the bug, battery will need replacing ...

Then we get on the subject of Mercedes service. Spending hours having to complain as my car was serviced by two Mercedes dealerships in Scotland and neither updated the car OR the DSB. When I got the car, it showed -110 days - so got it serviced. Little did I know it had actually been serviced 1200 miles before......

And then paying 180 smackers for the dealer to do a wheel alignment... but it was already in spec when they put it on. Less than 20 mins (I could tell by the Mercedes me app)

It’s a ****** headache. I’d take it to a local specialist ... but there isn’t any in Lincolnshire
https://sandpgarages.co.uk/
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What was your experience with them
I mean they’re not a bad bunch, but they deal mainly with trucks and vans. I’ve also been to DackMotorGroup who failed to notice a cracked alloy and aligned my car to the wrong spec. I haven’t tried the one Bembo449 mentioned however; for this Mercedes - the local dealer is my best bet. By the time I’ve spent messing about with others, I’ve spent the cost the main stealer would charge me. I never pay full price and do manage to get quite a lot off the bill and, if something were to go Very wrong - I’ve got a very good case for goodwill as they’ve done the work
 
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If I was closer down south, I’d probably be going for a specialist tbh. Most probably probably one of the good chaps on here
 
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