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R171 AMG Clear white fog lights..

Hi guys,

Does anybody know where I can get hold of clear white fog light bulbs for my slk55 to replace the standard yellow fog light bulbs!

I bought some from eBay which turned out to be the wrong bulbs even though it said R171 SLK fog light bulbs on their add!

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I bought HB4s for mine, only to find they were the wrong type when I went to fit them (I'd searched online, and didn't realise that the SLK specs for different countries can mean different bulb types). So, I actually needed H7s instead. These are the ones I ordered:
• 2x H7 [499] 55w Super White Xenon Headlight Bulbs 12v XE8 | eBay

Although that listing has now ended, I hope it gives you enough info to help you find the right bulbs. They're much whiter than the standard bulbs, and much closer in colour (whiteness) to the LED parking lights I have, and the bi-xenon headlights (although perhaps not quite a perfect match).
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Yes any H7 SuperWhite will fit. Do Not try to fit LED's.
For some reason they do not work in the 55 Fogs.
Unless someone can tell me where to get some that do work.

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Ahh perfect, many thanks guys!

I'll order a set of H7s.
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I bought HB4s for mine, only to find they were the wrong type when I went to fit them (I'd searched online, and didn't realise that the SLK specs for different countries can mean different bulb types). So, I actually needed H7s instead. These are the ones I ordered:
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Thanks for that mate, I've done exactly the same, !

Btw do you have to have the car on the ramp to access the fogs? Is there any other way?
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The front fogs are removable front the front - there are 3 torx screws holding the grills in - once removed you can access the screws that hold the fog light in place - remove these and the unit comes out, allowing you to unplug and change the bulbs
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As Sean said, I've just done mine, need a couple of replacement zip ties to hold the rubber light housing in place.


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Btw do you have to have the car on the ramp to access the fogs? Is there any other way?
you'll find some pics in post #3 here ....

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Thanks for that mate, I've done exactly the same, !

Btw do you have to have the car on the ramp to access the fogs? Is there any other way?
Perhaps this pdf may help, same procedure for SLK55. No need for ramps.
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Thanks for that mate, I've done exactly the same, !

Btw do you have to have the car on the ramp to access the fogs? Is there any other way?
Sorry, a rare Saturday night out meant I didn't see your question sooner. At least several others gave you the answer you needed though (isn't this forum great?). The PDF that Eddy shared is also available from the post in one of my signature links too.

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As Sean said, I've just done mine, need a couple of replacement zip ties to hold the rubber light housing in place.
Speaking of that rubber boot on the rear of the fog lamp housing: Does anyone know how/where replacement boots can be obtained? So far, my searches have yielded zero.

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3/23/16 - Found it on a MB OEM parts site. It's part of the fogs wiring harness. $20.

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Wow!

You guys are great, many thanks for the help.

The H7s have arrived this morning, so will attempt at fitting this weekend.
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You can slide the Rubber Boot off without cutting the TieWraps.
There are a couple of Cut-Outs, you should be able to feel them, just Wiggle.
Everyone likes a Wiggle...

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I managed to fit the bulbs yesterday, it was really easy, thanks to you guys!

On the way I got the fog lamp surround wrapped in 'gloss black'

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Fog lamps tinted.



This started out as a simple bulb change.....
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