W211 front indicator fault and A2038260182

Malpugh486

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E220 cdi 2002
Hi. My old E220 (2002) is still rumbling along but I have an issue with the front right indicator. Changed bulbs, swapped the bulb insertion holder - just doesn't work. Dashboard brings up the indicator fault and the front foglight flashes instead. I've looked through a few forums and discovered that this is a common issue with the C series as well - basically the connectors inside the lamp holder of the headlight unit get corroded. Tried sanding, cleaning and can't fix it that way. So, the workaround is part number A2038260182 that takes a supply from the wires to the headlight unit directly to the lamp holder. Only issue is that I don't know which wire to cut and insert into the new part. Essentially, 4 wires - a browny red, a yellow, a white and a blue - see pic. Anyone know which one to use? Bought the part for £20 which is a better option than spending about £150 on a new unit and removing the bumper to get it in.

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laurent

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w203 2001 c200 diesel and w203 2004 c200 diesel
Hi. My old E220 (2002) is still rumbling along but I have an issue with the front right indicator. Changed bulbs, swapped the bulb insertion holder - just doesn't work. Dashboard brings up the indicator fault and the front foglight flashes instead. I've looked through a few forums and discovered that this is a common issue with the C series as well - basically the connectors inside the lamp holder of the headlight unit get corroded. Tried sanding, cleaning and can't fix it that way. So, the workaround is part number A2038260182 that takes a supply from the wires to the headlight unit directly to the lamp holder. Only issue is that I don't know which wire to cut and insert into the new part. Essentially, 4 wires - a browny red, a yellow, a white and a blue - see pic. Anyone know which one to use? Bought the part for £20 which is a better option than spending about £150 on a new unit and removing the bumper to get it in.

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hello from France
I have the same problem on my 2001 C200 W203 .
i have bought the repair kit # A2038260182
if you still need, i have a pdf with "some" explainations, saying wire number 4.
if that can help a little...
 


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