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Old 10-19-2003, 11:54 PM
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Question Headlight Leak????

Does anyone know why does my drivers side heap light on a 2000 s500 have a leak in it. if you have any help, can you email thanksss
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Old 10-26-2003, 11:11 AM
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HI, I see condensation in one of my headlights. This particular light keeps going out and my light indicator comes on. Last time I took it to the shop the tech basically just reattached the wire. It worked for a few days. Now its out again. What's going on? Does the problem have anything to do with dampness from some sort of leak?

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Rob Armstrong, Charlotte, NC
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Old 10-26-2003, 12:49 PM
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I do not know if this what is wrong with yours but on my E300 the wire clip at the rear of the light that holds the bulb cover on had broken. This left the light assembly open to moisture. That moisture will certainly make your bulbs short lived. I did not want to spend $250.00 on a new light assembly so I drilled a new hole to attach the wire retainer. I then had to disassemble the entire light (pulled the clear part of the lens from the grey back). Used a blow dryer to dry all the moisture then reassembled and all has been dry sense. There are rubber seals on the cover that the wire retainer held to protect the bulb connections. If you attempt to disassemble the light you will have to grind or otherwise break the grey epoxy seal for the clear part of the light. Then you can carefully release the clips that hold the clear lens on. It is tricky but certainly doable.
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