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Location: Orange County, CA
Vehicle: 2008 SLK 55
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I do not own a R170 but you may want to check the voltage and amp rating of the contacts that go to the blue plastic lamp holder. It may be getting more juice than it needs to and is heating up. Is the 99c bulb of the correct rating?
Also check the fuse that feeds to the rear brake lights, maybe it's faulty and allowing more than what is specified.
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