Some questions - of course:It's funny, but my wife's SLK 32 AMG was recalled and the tail lights done back in 2007.
Now in 2016, we are doing them AGAIN.
Total price shipped was $395 for both sides, complete with sockets and bulbs.
Not too bad. Either I or my mechanic will install them. Shouldn't take half hour per side.
Carl,Some questions - of course:
Who is "we"? the Dealer/MB and you, or you and your mechanic?
Why do they have to be redone again? Same problem or different problem?
Hi wallew - I just got the notice today, that you had added a reply 4 days ago. So I'm a little late in responding.. Thanks, for taking the time to explain what happened. Now I'll know what to watch for..Carl,
Sorry, I only halfway answered your question.
The problem is, the tail light buckets get 'soft' over time and usage. That allows each bulb to twist in their sockets and NOT connect to the power source.
UPDATE: Just received this info from MBUSA:Below are some photos of a damaged assembly, Particularly the brake light circuit. The damage created was deep pitting at the contact point of bulb housing.
Final image is my repair.
Obviously not a correction to the actual problem, but it should temporarily correct functionality.