W163 ML320 Puddle lights... Strange!

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HI guys

Just having a tinker with my ML this afternoon and I noticed that the puddle light on the driver door doesn't work. All of the other are fine and I checked the obdvious stuff like the bulb, fuses etc and they are all fine. There is no voltage though at the bulb connector which suggests maybe a cable fault?

Any advice where I can start to help diagnose this? Should I remove the door card?
 

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probably a broken wire where the wiring goes from the car to the door between the hinges
 

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Do the lights come on with that door
 
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Yes the interior lights do come on when that door is opened, its only the puddle light that doesn't work
 

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Well the fault has to be within that door,,I think that the card must come off,,do you know how to
 
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Malcolm I don't have the info for this car, all my tech stuff is mainly for the W220. Can you help?
 

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If the ML is fitted with door control units like most other MB's of this age (202, 208, 210 etc.), the puddle light is fed from the door control unit, the door panel will have to come off to access this.
 

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I will print off the door panel removal instructions and see if there is anything else
 

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I have sent the instructions,, the foil on the door will have to be replaced
 
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