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Old 05-02-2003, 01:34 AM
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190E Rear direction light

The rear directional acts up at times-I can tell by the "fast blink", I'll get out and "rap" on the lense assembly and all is well.
Ideas? Nothing serious-just curious (hee hee)
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Old 05-02-2003, 01:42 AM
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Mel,

Make sure it is a proper bulb. If it is try squeezing the contacts so they make a tighter contact.

Sometimes the contacts get corroded as well.

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Old 05-02-2003, 02:04 AM
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Good call on contacts-I should have some time this weekend to check. It just started a few days ago. Thanks! Mel
P.S. If all my problems are this simple I'll be O.K.!
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Old 05-02-2003, 02:17 AM
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Amen to that!

Be sure your bulb(s) are MBZ specs .... often the general auto parts bulbs work all right for a while but then start being weird.

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Old 05-02-2003, 12:24 PM
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The correct bulb wattage is embossed on the taillight housing.

For replacements, use bulbs with the nickel-plated base (Osram, Philips, Sylvania). Stay away from the gold-anodized ones, as they show a different resistance to the circuit, which could potentially set off the dash indicator...
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Old 05-03-2003, 01:41 AM
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Thanks guys-just a stupid little thing, but nice to know what to look for-who would've thought? I would've just grabbed the size bulb I needed!
Like life-it's the little things......
(Sorry- it's late.)
Thanks- M
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