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#8 Old 03-26-2016
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I had the same problem on my 2001 SLK 320 soon after I first purchased it back in 2005. Both sides indicating a bulb gone. I removed the light cluster to find the bulb contacts had burnt through. The best remedy and the cheapest (practicallyŁ0)was to file off the burnt metal down to clean steel and build up a solder blob over the hole. I haven't had a problem since (11 years!).... the local MB dealer recommended replacing both light clusters @ appx Ł160 each!!!! No thanks, if the problem does reappear I shall just add a bit more solder. It's so nice to find simple, effective and cheap solutions. Hope this is useful to all you SLK owners.
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