More Trouble Than it’s worth?

R J Richard

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Hi,
I am new to the forum just having bought W205 estate a few weeks ago 2015 low mileage and good service history, so far so good.However I was disappointed to discover only one out of the 4 led exterior handle leds are working.I have read up on this issue and understand they appear unreliable but a bit of a chore to replace as the door cards have to be dismantled.
The place were i have got the car have offered to replace them which is encouraging but my question is
1/ is there an upgraded part as I believe original leds used to let water ingress
2/ would people leave well alone give amount of work involved and the fact car has minimal rattles and squeaks at the moment and I suppose there are no guarantees work my not cause problems

which way to go?
 
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Hi,
I am new to the forum just having bought W205 estate a few weeks ago 2015 low mileage and good service history, so far so good.However I was disappointed to discover only one out of the 4 led exterior handle leds are working.I have read up on this issue and understand they appear unreliable but a bit of a chore to replace as the door cards have to be dismantled.
The place were i have got the car have offered to replace them which is encouraging but my question is
1/ is there an upgraded part as I believe original leds used to let water ingress
2/ would people leave well alone give amount of work involved and the fact car has minimal rattles and squeaks at the moment and I suppose there are no guarantees work my not cause problems

which way to go?
 

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If the repair is free go with it...

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R J Richard

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Would anyone no if this part has been updated/improved I want to make sure the most up to date led is fitted if anyone has the part number I need all but the drivers side door
 

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If the part comes MB and it was upgraded, then you will automatically get a superseded part.
 

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Do you have the part number?
 
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R J Richard

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Not as yet will do some digging
 


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