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w203 Boot lamp fault

Discussion in 'Electrics, Vacuum, Ignition and ECU' started by mike01707, Oct 31, 2012.

  1. mike01707

    mike01707 Member

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    Your Mercedes:
    Merc C220 cdi auto (51). Honda jazz 1.4 auto (52)
    Hi, whilst experiencing a drain on my battery I attempted to remove the boot lamp from its location in the boot, to enable me to remove the bulb and eliminate it as a source of my problem.

    Whilst levering away at the lamp cover, I generated an electrical spark, which caused the lamp to stop working altogether.

    I have carried out the following,

    Bulb checked, OK.
    All the cars fuses checked for continuity. In the Engine compartment. In the dahboard, and in the Boot.

    Can anyone offer any help or useful suggestions, regarding a DIY solution to the problem?

    The cars drivers handbook does not appear to specify a fuse for this buld as far as I can see. Is there a relay involved would anybody know?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. cleverdicky

    cleverdicky Senior Member

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    If it was just a quick flash don't worry. Inbuilt circuit protection.
    Make sure it is no longer shorted and it will recover and turn back on.
     
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    mike01707

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    Problem solved.

    Hi Cleverdicky, thanks very much for your reply, much appreciated. just been back to the car and did as you suggested, your spot on, it's working fine now.

    Wish I had known about this prior to my process of elimination that has turned out to be quite unecessary, thanks again.
    mike crick
     

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