Changed the third break light but, didn't need to - Mercedes-Benz Forum

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Changed the third break light but, didn't need to

I changed the third break light yesterday. The car has 111,000 miles and the other break light lights worked, so it seemed reasonable that the trunk light was burned out. I went to the dealer the day before on my way home and bought the light. About $225.00. Took out the old light. I had to break it to get it out. Who cares, I had a new one. Plugged in the new light and, nothing. No power going to the light.

I found the broken wire and the other two just about to break.

Now the light works. Had I checked for power first I would be a little happier.

Three things I learned for anyone thinking about this repair.
Check for power first.
Wash the car first.
If you're old like me, don't get in the trunk unless you have help to get out.
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