Date registered: Sep 2009
Vehicle: '91 Merc 190E 2.3
Location: London, ON Canada
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The trick for me was while using one hand i placed my thumb on top of the 12 o'clock silver tab and placed my forefinger below the wire harness against the silver backend of the bulb (the forefinger will be placed above the 4 o'clock and 7 o'clock silver tabs covering the label 12v 55w DOT 12972; the wire harness will still be attached). Next while pressing down on the 12 o'clock tab (more as a way to secure the entire assembly from moving) i then began pulling up with my forefinger at the 4 & 7 oclock position. This began freeing the bottom end of the bulb. I kept pitching this end until it cleared the 4 & 7 oclock tab friction. It shouldnt take all that much force or pain. I was then able to pull back on the bulb to pull it out of its housing. Once the bulb was out i noted which way the protruding edge / tooth was facing. That is the UP position. I then removed the bulb from the still attached wire harness.
When reinserting the bulb i oriented the new bulb so that its protruding edge was facing up like the old one then attached it to the wire harness. I inserted the bulb with the UP end pitched inward first allowing it to slide into the 12 oclock tab. I then pitched the other end of the bulb downward so that it snapped into the 4 & 7 oclock tabs. Very easy to reinsert.
Last edited by quantass; 08-01-2019 at 02:55 PM.