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#942 of 1173 Replacing fog light bulbs on 2000-2002 E-class
Jun 12, 2007 (8:43 am)
I left a message asking if anyone knew how to do this.... No one replied and I figured it out. Mercedes has put two plastic access pieces; one on each side. They are held shut with two plastic screws on each side.
Raise the car using a floor jack, WEAR safety glasses, as you open the doors, dust/dirt drop down. Use a flash light locating the back cover of fog light housing. Remove the black cover. The bulb is held in place the same way the headlight bulbs are.
Mercedes is using a very backwards way of securing the bulbs to housing. What is wrong with very air tight socket type bulb holders that every one else is using. The fog light assembly has several unnecessary pieces to it.
I am glad I didn't need to remove the large underbody black cover for this. My next project is to replace the coolant. For that, I bet I need to remove the large cover.
I already made a small cut out in the OTHER underbody cover to access the oil drain plug.
#943 of 1173 Re: Replacing fog light bulbs on 2000-2002 E-class [jodar96]
Jun 13, 2007 (5:01 am)
Thanks for the info - it's bound to help someone sooner or later!
Jun 17, 2007 (8:34 pm)
I bought certified pre owned 1999 E 320 with 48k miles in in 2005. Dealer replaced front rotors as part of certified pre owned preparation. Had to replace both rear window regulators. One covered by extended warranty, one not. Also had crankcase balance failure, dealer had tsb/recall in system, covered by warranty. Replaced all spark plugs at my expense to have it run like it is supposed to at a cost of $600.00. Have 72 k miles on it now. Replaced OE tires with irelli P 6 tires. Performance and handling are excellent,like a new car. Get the warranty
Jun 17, 2007 (8:39 pm)
I bought certified pre owned 1999 E 320 with 48k miles in in 2005. Dealer replaced front rotors as part of certified pre owned preparation. Had to replace both rear window regulators. One covered by extended warranty, one not. Also had crankcase balance failure, dealer had tsb/recall in system, covered by warranty. Replaced all spark plugs at my expense to have it run like it is supposed to at a cost of $600.00. My email(s) to dealer to share cost of plugs since failure caused spark plugs to be fouled were never acknowledged. Have 72 k miles on it now. Replaced OE tires with Pirelli P 6 tires. Performance and handling are excellent,like a new car. Get the warranty
#946 of 1173 Re: drgnfly [leroywoods]
Jun 27, 2007 (8:36 am)
I'm on my second Starmark Certified E320 and would recommend buying a used Mercedes ONLY with the Starmark warranty and buy some extra time so you get the full benefit of the 100K miles based on your miles/year. Both of mine have required expensive repairs in the 70K-90K range and the Starmark warranty has covered nearly everything. One exception is that a catalytic converter that failed at 84K was NOT covered since they claim they only cover that up to 80K miles.. I always thought all emission equipment was covered to 100K miles by Federal law.
Why wasn't your second window regulator covered? Had you gone over the time limit on the warranty?
I've also had great luck with Yokohama tires..
#947 of 1173 used 2004 E320 Wagon, a good buy?
Jun 30, 2007 (9:39 am)
one of my local upscale used dealers has a beautiful E320 wagon for sale. Loaded up!
Sat., Nav those vented seats. Car has 42K on it, still under factory warranty. I currently
have an 03 Nissan Pathfinder, which has no warranty left, and has been a reliable
SUV, although somewhat expensive for regular maintenace (brakes, belts, etc..)
am I asking for trouble to consider such a trade? Doing all this reading on these boards
scares the hell out of me.
Jul 04, 2007 (3:51 am)
i went and looked at this car sat. nice ride, kinda beat up. the salesman tells me
he has a 4matic in tectite coming this week. It's at the local MB dealer getting brakes
and serviced, 42K miles, for 31K. Might go look at it friday. Doesn't anyone visit
#949 of 1173 Re: update [scottinky]
Jul 04, 2007 (3:57 pm)
If it was the same dealer who gave you a line on previous vehicle… be careful. Tire pressure may have been at 25/27lbs for smoother ride... (run 36psi for max fuel mileage).
Possibly agree on 4matic… IF dealer pays for the FULL cost on the 7year/100,000 mile balance on MB star-warranty! Be sure the dealer doesn’t sock you with “this fee-that fee”…
Ask to look at previous title... AND run title search...
MB's are more than fun... but you need to do your homework...
Jul 04, 2007 (4:30 pm)
offers their own 7/100 with indy MB mechanics for 2K. they sell a lot of high end
autos. I will definitely call the MB dealer with teh VIN and get the car's history.
#951 of 1173 2003 E320 - COMPACT DISC Problems
Jul 24, 2007 (11:04 pm)
The 6 + 1 Compact Disc in my car shut down with no warning. The computer does not indicate any malfunction and of course, the book does not give a clue of what is wrong. Have anyone experienced this problem. If this is a chronic problem, why Mercedes Benz does recall it?