Yes, you can. Steve (MBenz) once explained to a member how it can be done. I think it powers off of the dome light wire. But the only think is that the dimming would not operate in reverse or something like that (Whatever it was, it wasn't relevant or really needed anyway).
However, I am unaware of how this would physically fit in place of the old one.
2006 E350 w/ 155k miles (Daily Driver)
1993 300E 3.2L Sedan w/ close to about 300k miles
2003 E500 Brilliant Silver (Had 217k miles when totalled!)
1989 300E with 289,000 miles (had for <1 yr while in HI)
03 CLK 500 cabrio (Mom's)
2006 C230k (Dad's)
1999 S420 (Mom's/Dad's)
2000 C230k Sport sedans
2001 CLK320 Cabrio (Mom's)
1995 C280 My First Mercedes-Benz... (155k miles. EXCEPTIONAL AUTOMOBILE. Was Very hard to let go of!)