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Old 11-21-2001, 02:34 PM
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W210 Instrument Cluster Light Bulb Replacement

I replaced my center light bulb on my 98 E320 today. Thanks to the posts which identified how to replace the bulb, I was able to replace mine.

I used a coat hanger as the special tool and had to pull harder than I thought. The replacement light bulb I got from the Mercedes dealer has a tan base. When I replaced the bad bulb, I noticed that there were three bulbs (one located directly below each lower center instrument cluster bulbs. These bulbs have a brown base. I took one out and noticed that the bulb is red.

Does anyone know what the red bulbs are for. I didn't see any reference to this in the owners manual. Will the message display scroll "Merry Christmas" on Dec. 25th?
1998 Mercedes E320, 200K Miles
2001 Acura 3.2TL, 178K Miles
1992 Chevy Astro, 205K Miles
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