Date of printing:

10/19/2019

Interactive Owner's Manual [In depth | Practical advice | Replacing bulbs]

Owner's Manual version: ÄJ 2014-Ra

Note: The online Owner's Manual is the latest version available. Deviations between this manual and items specific to your vehicle may occur since Mercedes-Benz constantly adapts its vehicles to the latest technology and modifies design and equipment. Please note that this online Owner's Manual does not under any circumstances replace the printed Owner's Manual which is supplied with the vehicle.

Replacing bulbs

Notes

LED lamps

You cannot replace LED bulbs.

  • Have the LEDs in the ambient lighting replaced at a qualified specialist workshop.

  • Have the LEDs in the LED daytime driving lights/daytime driving lights above the main headlamps replaced at a qualified specialist workshop.

Bulbs and lamps are an important aspect of vehicle safety. You must therefore make sure that these function correctly at all times. Have the headlamp setting checked regularly.

Other bulbs

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WARNING

Bulbs, lamps and plug connectors can become very hot during use. When replacing a bulb, you could burn yourself on these components. There is a risk of injury.

Allow these components to cool down before replacing the bulb.

There are bulbs other than the LED bulbs that you cannot replace. Replace only the bulbs listed more.

  • To prevent a short-circuit, switch off the lighting system and the ignition before changing a bulb.

  • Wear gloves and eye protection when removing the defective bulb.

  • Always replace defective bulbs with the specified new bulbs of the correct wattage.

  • Only hold bulbs with a clean, lint-free cloth or a similar item. Do not work with oily or greasy fingers.

  • Check that all seals are positioned correctly, and replace damaged seals.

  • If the new bulb does not light up, consult a qualified specialist workshop.

  • Have the following bulbs replaced at a qualified specialist workshop:

    • the front foglamp bulbs

    • the side turn signal lamp bulbs

Bulbs and lamps are an important aspect of vehicle safety. You must therefore make sure that these function correctly at all times. Have the headlamp setting checked regularly.

Overview

You can replace the following bulbs. The details for the bulb type can be found in the legend.

images/img5f51533d8edb8082351f191520698225_1_--_--_JPG72.jpg Front bulbs
mbsymb6_inv_003a.png Dipped-beam headlamp: H7 55 W
mbsymb6_inv_003b.png Main-beam headlamp: H7 55 W
mbsymb6_inv_003d.png Side lamp: W 5 W
mbsymb6_inv_003f.png Turn signal lamp: PY 21 W
mbsymb6_inv_003f.png Turn signal lamp: PY 21[1]
images/imgcc690a0c8ee34a46351f19152071421e_1_--_--_JPG72.jpg Rear bulbs
mbsymb6_inv_003a.png Brake lamp/tail lamp: 12 V 21/5 W
mbsymb6_inv_003b.png Turn signal lamp: PY 21 W
mbsymb6_inv_003d.png Reflector
mbsymb6_inv_003f.png Reversing lamp: 12 V 21 W
mbsymb6_inv_0041.png Rear foglamp: 12 V 21 W
images/imga61c19b1fd1924ce35477e683eb03eb0_1_--_--_JPG72.jpg
mbsymb6_inv_003a.png Side turn signal lamps: WY 5 W
images/img0a7a6fb9fd19b3ba35477e6872027202_1_--_--_JPG72.jpg
mbsymb6_inv_003a.png Licence plate lamp: C 5 W
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mbsymb6_inv_003a.png Third brake lamp: W 16 W

Replacing the front bulbs

Switch off the lights.

Switch off the ignition.

images/imgbceb6fd7949f4439351f191562bec25b_1_--_--_JPG72.jpg Left-hand headlamp, right-hand side is a mirror image

Side lamps

To remove:

Left-hand side: screw bulb holder mbsymb6_inv_003f.png outwards.

Right-hand side: screw bulb holder mbsymb6_inv_003f.png inwards.

Pull out bulb holder mbsymb6_inv_003f.png.

Remove the bulb from the bulb holder.

To fit: insert the new bulb.

Insert bulb holder mbsymb6_inv_003f.png into the housing.

Left-hand side: screw bulb holder mbsymb6_inv_003f.png inwards.

Right-hand side: screw bulb holder mbsymb6_inv_003f.png outwards.

Dipped-beam headlamps

To remove: remove cover mbsymb6_inv_003d.png.

Pull out the plug.

Push the insert downwards at an angle and unhook it.

Take out the bulb.

To fit: insert the new bulb.

Fold the insert up and press firmly.

Insert the connector.

Attach cover mbsymb6_inv_003d.png.

Main-beam headlamps

To remove: remove cover mbsymb6_inv_003b.png.

Tilt the bulb holder downwards and pull it out.

Remove the bulb from the bulb holder.

To fit: insert the new bulb into the bulb holder.

Insert the bulb so that the base plate latch faces upwards.

Press the bulb into the bulb holder until it engages completely.

Attach cover mbsymb6_inv_003b.png.

Turn signals

To remove: turn bulb holder mbsymb6_inv_003a.png one quarter turn anti-clockwise and pull it out.

Applying slight pressure, unscrew the bulb anti-clockwise.

Remove the bulb from the bulb holder.

To fit: place the new bulb in the bulb holder and screw it in clockwise.

Align the arrow marking on bulb holder mbsymb6_inv_003a.png with the line on the cover.

Turn bulb holder mbsymb6_inv_003a.png a quarter turn clockwise.

Side turn signal lamps

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Always have the bulbs for the side turn signal lamps replaced at a qualified specialist workshop, e.g. a smart Centre.

To remove: open the door slightly on the corresponding side.

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Press latch mbsymb6_inv_003a.png in the direction of the arrow until the side turn signal lamp housing is released.

Close the door.

Detach the turn signal lamp from the outside of the vehicle with a suitable tool.

Remove the bulb from the bulb holder.

To fit: place the new bulb in the bulb holder and screw it in clockwise.

Place the housing of the side turn signal lamp into the wing and press firmly.

The housing engages.

Replacing the rear bulbs

Switch off the lights.

Switch the ignition off.

Tail lamps

To remove: open the lower tailgate.

Fold the rear soft top[2]/upper tailgate up.

Remove the lateral cover from the corresponding side of the boot.

Fold the insulation forwards if necessary.

images/img142588d694a48229351f19152a724354_1_--_--_JPG72.jpg Example: left side
mbsymb6_inv_003a.png Retaining lug
mbsymb6_inv_003b.png Plug

Press retaining lug mbsymb6_inv_003a.png in the centre of the bulb holder upwards.

Pull the bulb holder out of the compartment.

images/imgb1708aea94a57262351f191529fe4258_1_--_--_JPG72.jpg Left-hand side bulb holder, right-hand side is a mirror image
mbsymb6_inv_003a.png Brake lamp/tail lamp
mbsymb6_inv_003b.png Turn signals
mbsymb6_inv_003d.png Retaining lugs
mbsymb6_inv_003f.png Reversing light/rear foglamp

Applying slight pressure, unscrew the bulb anti-clockwise.

Remove the bulb from the bulb holder.

To fit: place the new bulb in the bulb holder and screw it in clockwise.

Slide the bulb holder into the openings for the lamp and snap the retaining lugs into place.

Replace the cover in the boot.

Third brake lamp

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To remove: remove screws mbsymb6_inv_003a.png using a screwdriver.

Take out additional brake light mbsymb6_inv_003f.png.

Pull out plug mbsymb6_inv_003b.png from bulb base mbsymb6_inv_003d.png.

Turn the bulb anti-clockwise and remove it from its holder.

To fit, follow the same sequence in reverse.

Licence plate lighting

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To remove: apply a suitable object to the left of levering points mbsymb6_inv_003a.png on the lamp cluster.

Unclip the licence plate lamp cluster.

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Pull out connector mbsymb6_inv_003a.png.

Remove bulb mbsymb6_inv_003b.png.

Insert the new bulb.

To fit: attach connector mbsymb6_inv_003a.png.

Attach the lamp cluster on the right and press in firmly on the left.

The cluster must snap into place audibly.

Replacing the interior lighting

You will need a 12 V 10 W bulb type.

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To remove: lever out the cover from the passenger side using a flat object mbsymb6_inv_003a.png.

Pull the plug from the cover.

Remove the bulb from the bulb holder.

Insert the new bulb.

To fit: push the plug into the cover.

Position the cover to the left of the opening in the overhead control panel and engage in place audibly on the right-hand side.

Notes

[1]
BRABUS only: "Philips Silvervision".
[2]
fortwo cabrio only.

Date of printing:

10/19/2019

Interactive Owner's Manual [In depth | Practical advice | Replacing bulbs]

Owner's Manual version: ÄJ 2014-Ra

Note: The online Owner's Manual is the latest version available. Deviations between this manual and items specific to your vehicle may occur since Mercedes-Benz constantly adapts its vehicles to the latest technology and modifies design and equipment. Please note that this online Owner's Manual does not under any circumstances replace the printed Owner's Manual which is supplied with the vehicle.