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Hi new to forum , just purchased. 350 slk but 3rd brake light is not working. Anyone know of any for sale I am in scotland
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Welcome from NE England. Congratulations on your new SLK.

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Try your local dealer or search for Inchcape Mercedes. Genuine Mercedes parts are often not that expensive - it's their labour charges where you get skanked.

Are you sure the lighting unit is faulty? It has been known for the wiring loom to it to fail where it flexes round the boot lid hinges.

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Hi new to forum , just purchased. 350 slk but 3rd brake light is not working. Anyone know of any for sale I am in scotland
Well first test the led light then the wiring before you purchase one !
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Thanks for the replys . I will look into testing tonight as it was early hours when I returned with my new purchase this morning. Previous owner said one of the LEDs had failed which causes whole unit to fail , I will look at it tonight. Does the amg one fit the 350 as I have seen a few of these for sale
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owner's and maintenance manuals great R171 info:

later year owner's/maintenance/comand manuals, top right in the link below:
http://www.billsden.org/mercedes/slk/docs/#dtb


your brochure:
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mods you should do:
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led parking lights
carbon fiber on the C pillars
oem windscreen or lighted/etched windscreen
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Thanks for the replys . I will look into testing tonight as it was early hours when I returned with my new purchase this morning. Previous owner said one of the LEDs had failed which causes whole unit to fail , I will look at it tonight. Does the amg one fit the 350 as I have seen a few of these for sale
May no someone who has a spare AMG new one ??
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Does it fit a 350
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Yep .. Same piece , just smoked as opposed to red (the lens)

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It does. As others have mentioned, however, failure of the actual LED array is *very* rare, but failure of the wiring harness going to the 3rd brake light is much more common. It's pretty trivial to test, but on UK cars you have an extra bit of plastic to get out of the way. If you search for "johns 3rd brake light flasher" you'll find some good pictures on how to get in there to test.

I'd start looking at the wiring in the joint on the left side of the boot support / folding mechanism..

If it does turn out to be bad, I have a couple of spares and could throw one in my bag next trip across the pond if you are not in a hurry...

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Does it fit a 350
Yes it does straight swap !
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