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bulb out indicator light

intermittently lights but no dead bulbs!
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Check the license plate bulb.
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Generally if it's intermittent it means that a bulb flickered or something and threw the error code. Mine does this sometimes too, then once I restart the car it goes away. I suspect it's one of the taillights since the bulb holder on one of mine is slightly melted.

Read through the taillight thread on this site for more info.
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more re blake light indicator lit

Finally caught the little bugger----driver side rear brake light was the culprit BUT it is the holder with a burned contact.Thought MB had that fixed with my 98 model.
So, can I get a holder at any auto parts store or is it a $20 MB item?
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fixed it temp with as bit of aluminum foil.
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Yeah, MB performed the recall on mine too....But my "new improved" holder melted as well. MB won't do anything about it either. I fixed mine by cleaning up the contact really good and then putting a small amount of dialectical grease on it. So far so good.
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Hi All

Mine has the same problem ... usually when I start the car the indicator is off. After a while, comes back on. No broken bulbs I can find: but does anyone know the list of bulbs I should check?

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The recall includes putting stickers in the owners manuals changing the type of lamps that go into the tail light assemblies.
Has anyone had that done?
You car read the entire bulletin here Tail light Recall


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I had the recall done a couple of years ago and did not see any stickers in the manual, guess they forgot. Not a big concern for me.
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