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Old 01-04-2010, 06:29 PM
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'02 C240 - Front Parking Light Replacement

Hi. I've searched for forums and can't find the answer to my question:

How do I change the front parking light in a 2002 C240?

I have a malfunction to replace the front parking light. I was able to access the compartment with two light bulbs. One larger one which isn't burnt out, but I think there is a smaller bulb right underneath it which I can't pull out.

Is there a trick to accessing this bulb?

Many thanks again to this great set of MB techs and their assistance. It makes us all better at taking care of these beutiful machines...

Brad.

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Old 01-04-2010, 08:31 PM
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Does the owners manual have anything to say about it?
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Old 01-04-2010, 09:34 PM
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Manual Says:

" Parking and standing lamp
W 5W

Open Hood.

Press the clamp adn remove headlamp cover (2).

Pull out bulb socket (6). Remove bulb from socket.

Insert new bulb in socket and push in. Reinstall bulb socket.

Align headlamp cover (2) and click into place."



I followed the instructions and its pretty simple, but the difficulty I'm having is pulling out bulb socket (6). I can't seem to grip the socket. I tried to use a 90 degree needle nose plyer but it kept slipping and I didn't want to pull on the wires.

Any suggestions?

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Old 01-05-2010, 01:00 AM
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I don't have that car, but as a guess, maybe twist it before you pull it out?
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Old 01-05-2010, 01:27 PM
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Thanks for the advice, but I don't think it turns. I just have to figure out how to get a good grip on the socket and pull it out.

Does anyone have a good tip to pull out this socket from the housing?
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Old 01-06-2010, 03:45 PM
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There aren't a lot of people here with these "new" ones... M.B. DOC will know, but where is he?...
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Old 01-07-2010, 11:37 AM
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Sorry, reposting to get this to the top to see if someone has a tip for me to get this thing out....
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Old 01-07-2010, 06:54 PM
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If the bulb socket does not turn counterclockwise to unlock, maybe it has a locking clamp? I don't have this model, but just a thought.
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Old 01-07-2010, 08:50 PM
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I suppose you could call the dealer, or call 1-800-FOR-MERC. They might even send someone out to do it for you. You never know.
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Old 01-24-2010, 12:42 AM
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I tried to twist it and it didn't move. Doesn't look like it twists anyways. Still looking for some assistance with removing this socket. Thanks...

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