Date registered: Feb 2008
Vehicle: 2004 W220 (S430) ; 2001 R129 (SL500) Sport
Location: Alabama Gulf Coast--formerly Charlottesville, VA
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I'm with Mr. X about the mechanical stuff and the console. As you now know, never, never, never buy a Mercedes (or any other car, for that matter) without a PPI by a trained tech for that marque.
With regard to the fog light question, if you are referring to the brighter red tail light that lights when you pull the light switch to the second click, there is only one on the driver's side. It isn't for illumination, it is to warn drivers coming up behind you where the inside corner of your car is. There is no rear fog light on the passenger side.
If you are referring to the white back-up lights that illuminate the back of the car, I can't help you. If you've checked everything and that bulb still won't light, you are beyond my ability to help.
"Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you."--John Steinbeck