console light bulb replacement - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum

SLK R170 General Discussion SLK 200, SLK 230K, SLK 320, SLK32 AMG

 4Likes
  • 4 Post By curro101
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
#1 Old 03-23-2017
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Victoria, Canada
Vehicle: 1999 230SLK - Manual
Other Toys: Honda's: 08 CBR1000rr, 05 CBR600rr, 1970 CB350 Boats: Fareast 23R, Laser Truck: 08 Chevy Colorado
Posts: 73
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 19 Post(s)
Thanks: 5
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
(Thread Starter)
console light bulb replacement

Hi, me again...
the bulb on the right hand side of the console that backlights the heater controls on the passenger side (LHD) has burned out. does anyone know how to go about replacing that? a quick troll through Pelican doesn't show anything specific, and I infer from what I saw that you would have to take the entire center console out to get access to the area in question. If that's the fix then so be it, however I don't want to start removing my e-brake and shifter and whatnot to get the lower part of the center console out if there's some way of removing just the upper portion...
Thanks in advance!
overdraft is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 Old 03-23-2017
Administrator/Founding Member

 
jbanks15's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Tampa, Florida
Vehicle: 2009 SLK 55 AMG Kleemann Supercharger, ECU tune, Headers and LSD, CF Diffuser
Posts: 91,844
Country:
Chats: 38
Mentioned: 472 Post(s)
Tagged: 5 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6554 Post(s)
Thanks: 3,246
Thanked 11,091 Times in 8,444 Posts
not specific?

Mercedes-Benz SLK 230 Instrument Cluster Removal and Bulb Replacement | 1998-2004 | Pelican Parts DIY Maintenance Article


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Jeff, US Army Master Sergeant Retired
Administrator/Founding Member
2009 SLK 55 AMG Black/Black
Kleemann Supercharger thread here:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Kleemann ECU Tune, headers and downpipes thread here:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Albums:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

ClearBra
OEM MB Plexiglass Draught Stop
Smarttop version 3.22
Previous - 02 SLK 320, 05 SLK 350
jbanks15 is online now  
#3 Old 03-23-2017
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Victoria, Canada
Vehicle: 1999 230SLK - Manual
Other Toys: Honda's: 08 CBR1000rr, 05 CBR600rr, 1970 CB350 Boats: Fareast 23R, Laser Truck: 08 Chevy Colorado
Posts: 73
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 19 Post(s)
Thanks: 5
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
(Thread Starter)
sadly no. that tells you how to replace the lights behind the gauges... I need to replace the ones behind the upper central console.
overdraft is offline  
 
#4 Old 03-23-2017
Moderator
 
curro101's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Madrid-Spŕin
Vehicle: Slk 200K 2004 r171
Other Toys: Toyota C-HR Hybrid
Posts: 10,745
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 110 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 528 Post(s)
Thanks: 1,500
Thanked 1,298 Times in 1,139 Posts
Garage
If you're referring to the heater control knobs/dials, the bulb is changed by pulling off the knob and removing the bulb behind it with needle nosed pliers or similar...


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
curro101 is offline  
#5 Old 03-23-2017
Moderator
 
curro101's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Madrid-Spŕin
Vehicle: Slk 200K 2004 r171
Other Toys: Toyota C-HR Hybrid
Posts: 10,745
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 110 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 528 Post(s)
Thanks: 1,500
Thanked 1,298 Times in 1,139 Posts
Garage
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r170-gen...le-lights.html


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
curro101 is offline  
#6 Old 03-24-2017
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Victoria, Canada
Vehicle: 1999 230SLK - Manual
Other Toys: Honda's: 08 CBR1000rr, 05 CBR600rr, 1970 CB350 Boats: Fareast 23R, Laser Truck: 08 Chevy Colorado
Posts: 73
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 19 Post(s)
Thanks: 5
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
(Thread Starter)
awesome curro! THANKS!
overdraft is offline  
#7 Old 06-16-2017
Registered Users
 
Erok's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Alexandria, VA
Vehicle: 2003 SLK230 6-Speed Manual
Other Toys: 2013 ML350, 2007 SLK280
Posts: 137
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 16 Post(s)
Thanks: 3
Thanked 8 Times in 7 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by curro101 View Post
If you're referring to the heater control knobs/dials, the bulb is changed by pulling off the knob and removing the bulb behind it with needle nosed pliers or similar...
I just did this 3 days ago but I have a problem. I fan knob doesn't fully click in and I can now remove it by hand without any tools. When I first took it off, it required a little bit of strength and prying. The knob for the vents control will no longer attaches. The piece inside the dash that the knob attaches to seems to have moved backwards in the dash a little. I need to fix this before winter when I need my defrosters. Does anyone have an idea how to get the knobs back on tightly like they were before I replaced the light bulbs? I double checked and nothing broke or bent.
Erok is offline  
#8 Old 06-16-2017
Premium Member
 
savcom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Wiltshire, UK
Vehicle: 2002 Blue SLK320 known as 'Silkie"
Other Toys: 2010 Grey BMW F10 528i
Posts: 2,574
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 492 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 609 Post(s)
Thanks: 167
Thanked 299 Times in 242 Posts
Garage
Send a message via Skype™ to savcom
Quote:
Originally Posted by Erok View Post
I just did this 3 days ago but I have a problem. I fan knob doesn't fully click in and I can now remove it by hand without any tools. When I first took it off, it required a little bit of strength and prying. The knob for the vents control will no longer attaches. The piece inside the dash that the knob attaches to seems to have moved backwards in the dash a little. I need to fix this before winter when I need my defrosters. Does anyone have an idea how to get the knobs back on tightly like they were before I replaced the light bulbs? I double checked and nothing broke or bent.
You can fairly easily remove the whole central dash panel and this makes access to the heater controls much easier. You should be able to then see where your alignment problems are. If you have the keys to remove your head unit - and any necessary codes to re-enable it once you re-assemble it - then the job is a matter of 15 minutes or so to get access.

Good luck!

Now : Silkie - 2002 Lazulithe Blue Mercedes Benz SLK320
Also
: 2011 Sophisto Grey BMW F10 528i SE


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Brings a smile to my face whenever I drive her



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Previous :
1965 Triumph Herald 12/50 ... 1972 Austin 1300 ... 1982 Volvo 265GLE ...

1987 Volkswagen Caravelle ... 1997 Rover 214si ... 2002 BMW E39 530D

If I've helped you sort your problem(s) out, click the 'Thanks' button on the right hand side under my signature.
savcom is offline  
#9 Old 06-26-2017
Registered Users
 
Erok's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Alexandria, VA
Vehicle: 2003 SLK230 6-Speed Manual
Other Toys: 2013 ML350, 2007 SLK280
Posts: 137
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 16 Post(s)
Thanks: 3
Thanked 8 Times in 7 Posts
So I find my issue, the back of the vent controller was not attached to the module. I'm trying to figure out how to put it back together the correct way.
Erok is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Lower Navigation
Go Back   Mercedes Benz SLK Forum > Mercedes Benz R170 SLK Class Cars > SLK R170 General Discussion

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Upload your files to MEGAUPLOAD
Upload your images to ImageShack

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Mercedes Benz SLK Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Instrument Cluster Removal and Light Bulb Replacement jbanks15 SLK R170 class DIY 3 11-27-2017 04:56 PM
do the led taillights cause bulb out errors? miguelaca General Modifications R171 210 07-13-2016 10:33 AM
Heater Control Dashboard Light Replacement 100garza SLK R170 General Discussion 4 01-05-2015 09:06 PM
AMG Fog light replacement, quick question! li174 Performance MODS for the R171 3 07-02-2012 05:35 PM
Center Console Light BrianS SLK R171 General Discussion 14 08-05-2009 12:08 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome
 

Clubs, Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.