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Broken Fog Light - Suggestions?

Apparently hit something while driving, the other day. Where can I get a cost-effective replacement? If I can switch both to LED, even better. Any suggestions? ('09 SLK 55)
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Oem at MB of course or head to amazon and ebay. They have a lot of em

Mercedes-Benz Front Left / Right Fog Light (Round) SLK55 AMG SLK350 SLK280 SL65 | eBay

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I would go used since anything around the bumper gets beat up with stuff laying around on the highways. Call me cheap
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Thanks! I ordered a replacement from eBay ($38 vs. $178 from the dealer). While I have an 8 mil clear tint on the (expensive!) headlights, I've got 78,000 miles on the fogs (not worried).
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I have Lamin-X film on my fog lamps, after losing each side to pebble or small rock in 2 different occasions.

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So, got my new fog light assembly in. Anyone have a link to instructions on how to replace?
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So, got my new fog light assembly in. Anyone have a link to instructions on how to replace?
Hi - the 'search' magnifying glass at the top of the page is your friend
Type 'r171 fog light' and you'll find this post amongst others ...
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-cla...placement.html

Although it's a tight fit, they do come out through the front, you just need to fiddle it around until it comes out.

Another very good link to keep is this https://www.slkworld.com/sitemap/f-193.html which has all sorts of DIY help.. with item 167 giving you a full step by step guide in a PDF link.
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Much appreciated! Will follow the SLK 55 instructions & see how it goes. SLK World to the rescue!
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Obviously, since I'm clueless about what they are...

Having said that, this was the most trouble-free auto repair job EVER! Neither of the links were entirely accurate. However, I DID need the tools from the PDF. Unscrew the (3) 15-torx from the front fog light grill (there was a sensor attached to the grill - that didn't need detaching, just let it hang the grill down), unscrew the (4) 20-torx from the lamp housing, pinch the lamp connector & pop off (there's a rubber grommet inside the housing that stays on & keeps moisture out), twist out the bulb housing, make sure new lamp housing is adjusted, twist in the bulb housing, screw in the lamp housing, screw in the grill & DONE!

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