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Old 11-16-2001, 09:20 AM
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Headlamp Indicator Supposed to be Lit?

Directly above the headlamp switch, there are symbols for where you turn the knob (ie, parking lamps, headlights, fog lights, L/R standing lamps). Should these be lit? I'm thinking I might have a burnt out bulb...

Isn't there a bulb behind there?
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Old 11-16-2001, 09:29 AM
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There is no provision for a bulb on our '95 C280.
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Old 11-16-2001, 12:01 PM
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I didn't know there was a bulb on mine (93 W124) until I went to replace the headlight switch for another problem...upon removing it, there was a wire with the bulb attached to it...so I replaced it and VOILA! Now I have backlighting for the headlight switch!

Curious why the C-class wouldn't have one...
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Old 11-16-2001, 04:25 PM
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Really! Thanks for the tip GBenz.

I'm sure I have one! WHy would I not?

Is this light on all of the time? If so, maybe this is why it's burnt out.
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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!)
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Old 11-16-2001, 06:57 PM
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David, if you find provision for a bulb, post a reply. The 124 has one (we had a 300TE), but I could not find any provision for one on our 202.
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Old 11-16-2001, 11:52 PM
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The bulb that is in my switch only illuminates the orange center dot when the rear fog light is on. The CD does not show any other bulb for the 86-95 E class.
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Old 11-17-2001, 09:57 AM
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Mine has both a rear foglight indicator, and a backlighting bulb for the switch functions. Ironically, the backlighting only comes on when the parking lights or headlights are turned on.
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Old 11-17-2001, 12:57 PM
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400E,
If you have achnace can you let me know wher the bulb is for the back lighting?
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Old 11-17-2001, 01:01 PM
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I checked the CD manual and it does not have any bulb provision ecept for the one that illuminates the orange dot to indicate that the rear foglight is on. If anyone can help me with finding where the other bulb is, that would be great.
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Old 11-17-2001, 05:02 PM
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CJ,
I haven't played around with the switch or light bulb personally but my Haynes manual says there is a bulb within the headlight switch which can be replaced. The headlight switch needs to come out -- maybe someone who's done that before can help with how to go about it.

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Old 11-18-2001, 12:08 AM
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Lightbulb

Well isn't that dumb!
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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!)
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