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Old 09-29-2000, 11:46 PM
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Aaron Aaron is offline
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
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Hey all!

Sorry I've been away so long but I recently had to have surgery on my left hand due to a brake light bulb from a C280 shattering while I was removing it

Anyhow, After the fact, I read up on a service bulletin about how the reflective piece behind the bulb (top most bulb, '94-'99 C-class) comes loose and melts the bulb in the socket making removal tough. I went to grab the bulb and while I was twisting it just shattered all in my hand. Although in keeping with the Mercedes-Benz customer service standards, I did still replace the bulb for the lady (albeit with one extremely bloody hand--I used my right hand this time) and learned my lesson the hard way. Two emergency room doctors could not manage to get any of the glass out, even under a real-time x-ray or so called floroscopy. And it took 6 shots of novicaine to get my hand numb enough for them to even try. So the following Monday I had surgery (this occurred on a Saturday) and have been squeaking by as a right hand bandit for a couple weeks now. Went back to work the next day after surgery (again, keeping with a loyal commitment to Mercedes-Benz service) but would love to have some feeling back in my fingers by now! So I'm typing this one handed, and I hope it's legible! Anyhow, a lesson for everyone, PLEASE use thick gloves or alot of rags to grab any of these bulbs because this has been a major pain in the you-know-where. Ok, enough for now, I'll keep watch on the board and as soon as I'm good as new again, I'll do my damdest to help you all out once again!

Aaron Greenberg
MB technician
Mercedes-Benz of Cincinnati
'67 250SE Cabriolet
'77 450SL
'80 300SD
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