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Need advice on replacing W5W bulb (a.k.a. parking light)

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Hi All,

 

I tried to replace all the bulbs in the headlight of my W204 (face lifted) this afternoon with whiter bulbs. I was successful in swapping the H7s with Diamond Vision 5K by following the instructions in the car's manual. However, I had problems removing the parking light bulbs (W5W). According to the manual, it said to pull out the bulb holder (no turning is required). However, it wouldn't budge at all when I tried to pull it out and I gave up eventually after 10 minutes of effortful tugging. 

 

Any bros or sis here have experience in replacing the parking light yourself? Your advise will be much appreciated.

 

Thank you.

<mann fai>

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I managed to do on my W220 S280 with ease..... its fitted beside my fog light so i just need to pull the cable out and the bulb came out as well

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Please refer to this....

 

 

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i pulled quite hard then came out... but dont now how put back in haha! then go work shop ask them make haha!
Now my turning lamp is diamond vision 5k!

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Put back also easy lei

i pulled quite hard then came out... but dont now how put back in haha! then go work shop ask them make haha!
Now my turning lamp is diamond vision 5k!

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Dont pull the wire else is time to visit a good workshop.

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I followed these instructions. I'm having problems with the 4th step. I pulled the wires but was afraid that it will snap. I grabbed the bulb holder and pulled but no luck as well. My finger tips are very sore now as a result  :(. Maybe will try again this weekend when my fingers are better. 

 

Please refer to this....

 

 

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Don't pull wire then pull where?

 

Dont pull the wire else is time to visit a good workshop.

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Don't pull wire then pull where?

Ok then try to pull the wire instead.

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Bro trust me, come out easy, gg in different story!

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Use a long nose pliers and wrap with some plastic sheets then use it to pull out. I did mine with that method no sweat

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Will replacing the bulbs with normal aftermarket bulbs result in error message?

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Will try that. So did you have problems putting it back in like bro Jaxon mentioned? The price to pay for looking good. Sigh.

 

Use a long nose pliers and wrap with some plastic sheets then use it to pull out. I did mine with that method no sweat

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My experience is no.

 

Will replacing the bulbs with normal aftermarket bulbs result in error message?

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As I was pulling, I saw the the reflector flexing in and out. Looks kind of flimsy and was afraid it will break, very scary. Then the question comes, I might need to do this on a yearly basis when LTA eventually comes calling for inspection to be done.

 

Bro trust me, come out easy, gg in different story!

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There's a video on youtube that teaches you how to replace the bulbs on the "eyelid" of the pre-facelift W204, where the guy actually pulls the wire to pop the W5W bulb holder out. It looked rather easy in the video. But I'm afraid my wires will snap. 

 

 

Ok then try to pull the wire instead.

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Yap video always makes thing look so easy. Like the interior lighting job one of the bro damage the front panel cover. So becareful ya and gd luck.

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that one... very hard... i pulled and pulled... wasted much time.. end up gave up.. brought to workshop.. the mechanic pulled out within seconds.. i have changed many bulbs on many vehicles before, but just failed to do so on the C-class.. till now I still don't know the trick.. maybe first time tighter..lol

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is there a Mercedes bulbs?

Will replacing the bulbs with normal aftermarket bulbs result in error message?

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maybe first time tighter..lol

Virgin.... LOL

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is there a Mercedes bulbs?

Yes i pass to u previously is Mercs bulb.Wont void warranty and error codes after installation.

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Wah u pass to him no pass to me.... I jealous Leh.......

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Wah u pass to him no pass to me.... I jealous Leh.......

Lai lai bu yao xiao chi

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Sorry for the late reply yes you need a canbus type for a no error msg fitting it back it easy using fingers will do

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Tried removing the W5W bulbs again this morning. Still not successful. The bigger question now is on the left side where the washer liquid bottle is blocking access to the bulb. Even with a pair of long nose pliers will also prove to be challenging. Finally gave up. Will have to live with a two-tone headlamp, sigh. :(

 

 

 

Will try that. So did you have problems putting it back in like bro Jaxon mentioned? The price to pay for looking good. Sigh.

 

 

Use a long nose pliers and wrap with some plastic sheets then use it to pull out. I did mine with that method no sweat

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