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Rear light bulbs to LED's (UK)

Hello All,
I managed to 'just' avoid the dreaded melting bulb holder feature that the R170's suffer from and I'm looking to replace the bulbs with LED's.
Its only the brake light(s) that appear to be suffering but I might as well replace all the bulbs (Brake,Tail,Indicator,Fog & Reversing) if their going to all have the same problem.

What should I get?
Where should I get them from?
Do I need to replace them all or just the brake lights?
Do I need to add a resistor(s) to fool the Merc error checking?

I'm not looking to customize the car, I'm only wanting to replace the hot bulbs for cool LED's

Thanks in advance.
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I am interested in this also. does anyone know how to stop the lights from melting?
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Me 2. I spent a lot of time trying to replace the brake bulb only to find out it was the holder not the buld.
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There was a recall on early R170s to rectify this problem - sounds like your two cars both missed out.






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