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So next on the to do list is my side marker bulb socket.

I went to replace the bulb when I got my clear side markers a few years ago but never got around to it until now.

Here is the ebay link I found the socket.

NEW OEM Genuine MERCEDES BENZ Side Marker Light Bulb Holder 1pcs A0005400966 | eBay


I first tried to do most of this outside when it is kinda dark since that is when I have time buuuuuuut I found it was easier just to cut about 2 inches of the wire off and bring it inside.

Here is the new part
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Here is what you get
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New bulbs from Canadian Tire for about $6
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The tools you need plus some electrical tape
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Here it is with not working :(
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Corroded connector
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I snipped it about 2 inches from the socket
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Slide the green plug on and crimp the new connector on
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Right in the middle is a little tab....
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That has to click into this little slot
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To be continued.....
 

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Once both are clicked in, put your bulb in, if those connectors didn't click the bulb won't stay in
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Twist your wires together (BTW they are 16g) and tape them up.
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Reinstall to the side marker lens and pop it back in place.


Ahhh sweet victory
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On the PITA scale this is not bad, more for me because i like to do things twice before realizing I'm doing it the hard way.
 

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Yes I PM'd Marsden to add this to our awesome repair thread we have.
 

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Only thing I would change would be to solder the wires instead of just twisting them together and using heat shrink tube... that's asking for it to fail again and it will.

-Nigel
 
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