My left inside map light when out...Right one still works... Looks like the whole things will too come down just to replace the bulb..Is there a easy way?
Is it a DYI or do I have to take it to the dealership?
the plastic cover detaches - ease it out from the rear with a flat bladed screwdriver.
then using a phillips head screwdriver remove the two screws holding the unit to the body. the bulbs twist and remove.
In my case, the bulbs were fine, the alloy bulb holder had become loose breaking the circuit. I simply bent it back a bit to make a good contact. I used vaseline on the contacts and re-assembled.
oh i hoovered the spider out of the cavity too!
I do have a 2001 slk320 which is different from the 230. If it is anything like mine. You have a center button that operates both sides of the light. You need a small screw driver and pry from the edges (where you see the slots). Plastic should pop out. Bulbs are covered by a difusure to spread out the light pattern. Clip out the difuser and you will have access to the bulbs. I switched my lights out for 194 LED's. No need for canbus LED bulb. You won't get a light out indicator.You can pick these up at Autozone or Pep Boys (or anywhere). Reverse process to put everything back.