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Old 03-01-2012, 07:42 PM
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w210 light out(98 e320 4m wagon)

hey my passenger side light is out not the headlight the little light next to it i got a new bulb still out tested the bulb its good so does anyone know what fuse powers that light i have the fuse list my dad said those are the parking lights but thats not on the list if anyone knows what benz lists those lights as

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Old 03-02-2012, 04:56 AM
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Make sure you are testing the correct bulb, it is kind of hard to get to, it is way down low in that lense, they go out a lot. What year is the car?
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Old 03-02-2012, 08:07 PM
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Those are the parking lights. The bulbs are not typically found at the auto parts stores.
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Old 03-02-2012, 08:15 PM
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As noted, the smaller round light contains TWO bulbs, an H7 bulb for the High beam, and an H6W (little bulb) for the city/parking light. My guess is you bought and changed the wrong one.

European-oriented auto parts stores carry the H6W, or the dealer. Online they are very inexpensive, some dealers charge more than $10. Each.

As to the city/parking light: If you changed the H6W bulb and it is not lighting, check for voltage at the socket. If not, check the fuses, if they are good then there is a little inline fusible link (very small) that can burn out. If that's the case, replace it with an inline 1A fuse, that's the quickest and easiest solution.

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Old 03-02-2012, 11:56 PM
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The exterior lighting fuses are in the panel at the left end of the dash board. Those lights are sometimes called standing or parking as well as the low beam when the engine is running.

Rt. Low Beam is Fuse #6
Rt. Parking is Fuse #7
Lt. Low Beam is Fuse #8
Lt. Parking is Fuse #10
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Old 03-03-2012, 12:01 AM
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the bulb i pulled out is a h7 which worked the past few months ive owned the car after the new bulb didnt work the guy from the auto store tested my old bulb and its still good

i just moved out to tahoe i have minimal tools no test light and its been puking snow this week so ive been messin with my board not my light lol

tomorrow ill find the h6 n pop it out n find the inline fuse i checked the fuses under my seat n under the hood none looked burnt
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Old 03-03-2012, 12:05 AM
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thanks richard + everyone ill update tomorrow
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Old 03-03-2012, 01:38 AM
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the bulb i pulled out is a h7 which worked the past few months ive owned the car after the new bulb didnt work the guy from the auto store tested my old bulb and its still good

i just moved out to tahoe i have minimal tools no test light and its been puking snow this week so ive been messin with my board not my light lol

tomorrow ill find the h6 n pop it out n find the inline fuse i checked the fuses under my seat n under the hood none looked burnt
The H7 bulb you pulled out is the high-beam....amd apparently it's working fine.

You didn't check the fuses on the end of the dash as Richard noted.

Between checking the wrong bulb and the wrong fuses there's nowhere to go from here but up.

The city light isn't critical anyway, just leave it until the weather improves, eh?
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Old 03-03-2012, 10:03 AM
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Forgot to add - It's best to check fuses with a multimeter or continuity tester if you have one since eyeballing doesn't always work.
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Old 03-05-2012, 03:21 PM
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So i just popped the light out n yea i replaced the wrong bulb and also ur right no shops around here carry the bulb so ill have to go to Reno for one


Thanks for the help everyone
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Old 03-05-2012, 03:32 PM
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So i just popped the light out n yea i replaced the wrong bulb and also ur right no shops around here carry the bulb so ill have to go to Reno for one


Thanks for the help everyone
Just buy it online. You'll spend more on gas chasing it down than shipping will cost, and there are some online vendors that will ship free when you spend $50, which is easily done with a set of cabin, air and oil filters.
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