have problems with rear /tail lights but bulbs are fine how do i solve this problem for m benz r350 2006 model

Asked by Aug 17, 2012 at 01:44 AM about the 2006 Mercedes-Benz R-Class R 350 4MATIC

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Rear / tail lights not coming up even when bulbs replaced

7 Answers

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check the fuses for the tail lights/brake lights. There should be a fuse panel under the hood, and another inside the car near the dash.

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I had the same frustrating problem.I changed bulbs needlesly! I got a pieceof wood about 18'' long and wedged it between the driver's seat and the brake pedal and used the power seat to engage the brakes.Turn on the ignition,and walk to the rear. The brake light should be on. If not, with a slight pressure on the brake light bulb, the bulb will light up.I used a long nose plier to very slighty twist the metal strip which is the power to the brake light. It stayed on and your problem is solved. spray some WD40 on the contacts for added anticorrosion.Remove that piece of wood and drive away safely.

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Evidently, there is a repair bulletin in this. It is a wiring harness replacement issue. MB makes the repair part and are not doing it under warranty? Can't figure that one out.

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MERCEDES R class, ( i am sorry owners), but are electrical nightmares from the sun roof, just all of it, again sorry, I worked on everyone I came across, each a different problem, they are well known for electrical issues.....

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a)Nature of Defect: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TAIL LIGHTS Bulletin Number: TB-82-10-632 Bulletin Date: Aug 2008 Summary: MERCEDES: STOP/TAIL LIGHT NOT ILLUMINATING WITH DTCS 9102, 9103, 9106, 9107, 9126, 9127 OR 9136. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10028025 ) Read more: http://mbworld.org/forums/r-class-w251/367468-rclass-tail-lights.html#ixzz2k7WleoBx b) they make repair kits for the brake lamp bulbs now that makes them hardwired with the taillamp connector. so no more problems with the contacts on the housing. A164 826 00 07 Repair kit (x2 if doing both sides) A002 997 24 90 Cable tie 2.8 x 100 mm 1 or 2 X Read more: http://mbworld.org/forums/r-class-w251/367468-rclass-tail-lights.html#ixzz2k7XcOQLt

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HELP!!! Does any one know why my both front electrical seats are not working. I just bought this 2006 Mercedes R350 last Sunday. the owner of the car told me that it is the fuse. i have checked all the fuses in the rear trunk but none of them were blown.

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pls email me at bayramhere@gmail.com

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