Changing sidelight - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum

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

 1Likes
  • 1 Post By jbanks15
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
#1 Old 05-16-2013
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: The Middle Bit
Vehicle: R170 230
Posts: 38
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
(Thread Starter)
Changing sidelight

I have an intermittent bulb fault with my drivers side headlamp. On looking I found the holder was loose in the headlamp. I took it out to have a look reseated the bulb in the holder. I read in my owners manual that the holder needs to click into place. What way up should it be? Should the flat shoulders be horizontal or vertical when in the headlamp?
JackD is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 Old 05-16-2013
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: 91,872
Country:
Chats: 38
Mentioned: 472 Post(s)
Tagged: 5 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6558 Post(s)
Thanks: 3,246
Thanked 11,096 Times in 8,449 Posts
until someone replies, look at the other side?
leapyfish likes this.


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 05-16-2013
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Houston, TX
Vehicle: Mercedes SLK 230 2003
Posts: 1,613
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 44 Post(s)
Thanks: 226
Thanked 379 Times in 265 Posts
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by JackD View Post
I have an intermittent bulb fault with my drivers side headlamp. On looking I found the holder was loose in the headlamp. I took it out to have a look reseated the bulb in the holder. I read in my owners manual that the holder needs to click into place. What way up should it be? Should the flat shoulders be horizontal or vertical when in the headlamp?
I need to check on that... There's only one way you can screw it in. Once it's in it will find it's thread and you should be able to twist it clockwise and feel it stop after 1/4 of a turn I would say... But let me double check on that!
JaysonM is offline  
 
#4 Old 05-16-2013
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Houston, TX
Vehicle: Mercedes SLK 230 2003
Posts: 1,613
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 44 Post(s)
Thanks: 226
Thanked 379 Times in 265 Posts
Garage
Wink

Here's how mine looks like. Please note that it's a US version and I have projector headlights.

JaysonM is offline  
#5 Old 05-18-2013
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: The Middle Bit
Vehicle: R170 230
Posts: 38
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
(Thread Starter)
Thanks guys, My headlamp is standard halogen. I had already checked the otherside and its vertical, but there appear to be cut outs on the vertical for the holder to slot into. My manual just states push it till it clicks. After *****footing around trying not to damage the holder I resorted to good ole brute force and it finally clicked into place.

I think at some point the bulbs have been changed and the wires on the holder have been pulled to get the bulb out, hence the intermittant cutting out.
JackD 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
What kind of Oil do you use, and do you agree with changing oil more frequently than cyberdrakon Caring for your SLK 103 03-26-2018 06:28 PM
BAS/ESP light comes on after changing battery Dontino SLK R170 General Discussion 4 01-24-2018 07:52 PM
Changing Speakers Mararay SLK R172 General Discussion 2 01-31-2013 11:23 PM
Gearbox - changing down... 55AMGFAN AMGs 5 04-07-2011 12:43 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.