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Old 09-28-2003, 03:51 PM
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Question taillight bulb?

Hi guys,
i was wondering that does my 1988 200E have a rear fog light? cause i just found that at the bottom end of the taillight it has a bulb but i try everything seem like its not the brake light or anything else no matter what i try it just would turn on wonder what is this bulb for?
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Old 09-28-2003, 04:02 PM
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*IF* your car has a rear fog light...you have to turn the light dial on the left side of your steering wheel two clicks clockwise, then pull out two click...the light at the center of the dial should illuminate, and the rear foglight(s) should be on...on a '95 W124, it only shines on one side...I do not know about the '88...
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Old 09-28-2003, 05:29 PM
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Taillight Bulb

thanks man but my car is a right hand side so which side should i turn ? thanks.
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Old 09-28-2003, 05:44 PM
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Talking fog light

If I'm not wrong, they also turn clockwise whether left hand or right hand drive car, only the position of the switch is at the other end of the dash(right hand side). I have tried this on my 1994 C180, but see no fog light coming on at all in the rear. I do see the extra front lights come on (fog lights) which is in addition to the low beam and the high beam. You can see this if you are facing a wall and then play around with this switch and see the light pattern changing. Its all in the Euro headlamp , no extra lamp in the bumper.
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Old 09-29-2003, 11:37 AM
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In the southern hemisphere, they turn counter-clockwise.

Seriously, I think it is so cool that euro cars have fog taillights.
Had a BMW with these once.
Makes sense, so long as folks use them only when visibility is poor.
The tailights are annoyingly bright to other drivers otherwise.
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Old 09-29-2003, 12:33 PM
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You pull the switch out two clicks. First click lights the front foglights, second lights the rear light and the orange tell-tale in the switch.
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Old 09-29-2003, 05:15 PM
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Taillight Bulb

i have figure out how to turn onthe rear foglight just like what you mention the same but how come the rear foglight only have on the driver side i saw both of my taillight have the rear foglight bulb? it amazing that a 1988 200E have a rear foglight that why everyone wants a mercedes thanks alot guy.
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Old 10-01-2003, 10:04 AM
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Talking rear foglight

Yes, I just found the rear foglight you mentioned about. Its on the driver's side and is an extra bright bulb and red. I didn't notice it before until tonight when I tried to turn it on in a dark garage to see the difference and noticed it. Its in the rear light combination panel. I've changed the brake lights and rear driving lights to make them brighter so the foglights don't really look so much brighter when its on.
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Old 10-01-2003, 04:56 PM
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Taillight Bulb

ya quite true but my foglight seem to very bright but that a good thing cause driving in singapore alots of newer car like the new 7series their taillight is so bright that you could blind for a second even in clear condition at night local driver in singapore like to on their rear foglight don't know y???
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Old 10-01-2003, 05:36 PM
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Talking rear foglights

Andy, the reason why they have them on is either they don't know the basics of the switches in their new cars OR their intenton is to announce to other road users that they have this new car! Typical of some people there. Its so bright over there unlike other countries where there are no street lamps outside the main city areas or lower output street lamps are used to conserve electricity. The reason for the extra bright lights in the new luxury European cars is that they are now using the LEDs for the tail lights and head-on they are very bright and glaring red. They have also followed the latest trend of putting those projector lenses on the headlamps which also make the headlamps very glaring together with those whitish(some look bluish) Zenon bulbs. Some of our new traffic lights and road speed indicators have gone LED also and can be seen from a long distance and the speed indicated can also be changed from the control centre electronically .
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