High level brake light - W140 (1998)

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I am slowly going insane trying to obtain a replacement bulb for my 1998 S Class - it's a small Osram H27W 12volt 21 watt, but has off-set pins.

No-one that I have tried appear to stock this bulb (even those that advertise "All Merc bulbs available").

Can anyone point me in the right direction as to where I might lay my hands on one please?

Any info would be much appreciated.

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I am slowly going insane trying to obtain a replacement bulb for my 1998 S Class - it's a small Osram H27W 12volt 21 watt, but has off-set pins.

No-one that I have tried appear to stock this bulb (even those that advertise "All Merc bulbs available").

Can anyone point me in the right direction as to where I might lay my hands on one please?

Any info would be much appreciated.

(My first post, BTW!!)

Welcome to the Forum.

Try here:

http://www.autobulbsdirect.co.uk/

Ooops - just had a look - they don't have any either. Hang on, I'll have a scoot around.

Here you go:

http://carbulbs.com/product-list.php?Make=85&Model=1162&Year=1998&Position=23

Hope this is the one - please let us know.
 
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Hello and welcome.

Does the bulb have a metal cap where it plugs in, or is it all glass

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400809000003
 

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Alternatively pop into a dealer, will probably cost less than £1. I go there for W210 sidelight bulbs.
 
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Thanks JEZ.M270, but the bulb that Carbulbs offer is the same configuration as the standard rear brake bulbs, which is the wrong type.

Television, the original bulb does have a metal end, it is approx 1cm in diameter with the glass only slightly larger - the numbers on the original are Osram H27W 12V 21W - and just to confound, the bulb has off-set pins (they're set at 10 to 2, instead of quarter to three, looking end on - does that make sense??).

Sadly, brandwooddixon, my nearest Merc dealer is quite some distance away ~ but it looks as though I shall eventually have to pack a picnic hamper and set off in their direction.

My thanks to you all, anyway.
 

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The only bulb that I know of with off set pins is the stop and tail bulbs. It must be a twin filament bulb with 2 contacts on the end, and these are just standard lamps that can only be inserted one way around
 
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The only bulb that I know of with off set pins is the stop and tail bulbs. It must be a twin filament bulb with 2 contacts on the end, and these are just standard lamps that can only be inserted one way around

No, it's definately a single filament buld - that's the most frustrating part, no reason for it to be polarised, and no-one seems to have anything like it: it's a very small diameter bulb indeed (c 1cm).

Incidentally, I don't suppose that my S being a LWB Limo variety would make any difference (I'm clutchung at straws here!).

Anyway - I think that I will try to modify a wire-ended 12v halo to take the original's place.

My thanks to you all for your interest and suggestions,

Ivor
 

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I have filed off one pin before now not all the way down,just enough to keep it tight in the socket
 


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