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Replacing tail light bulbs on a Mercedes Benz ML320.

Replacing Tail Lights On A
2004 Mercedes ML320

(Covers Model Years 1998 to 2005)

In This Article:

Two nuts are removed and the tail light assembly is pulled away from the car. Electrical connecters are unplugged and bulbs are removed.

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Skill Level: 2-3 (Basic to Intermediate)

Time Taken: About 15 Minutes

By Jim Wilk, Licensed Auto Body Technician

Start:

This 2004 Mercedes Benz ML320 had a broken tail lamp lens that I had to replace.

Broken cracked tail light on a Mercedes ML320 SUV.

 

Removing tail light bolts, Mercedes.

I used a 10mm socket to unscrew the nut on the stud of the tail light mounting panel.

 

Then I removed the nut on the lower stud. Remove tail light fasteners, Mercedes ML320.

 

Pulling tail light lens from car, Mercedes. I pulled the lens from the mounting panel.

 

To remove the wiring connector from the side marker lamp, I had to press in the metal clips on the side of the connector.

To remove the side marker lamp socket I had to twist the socket counter clock-wise and pull it out.

Disconnecting electrical wiring from tail light, ML 320.

 

Disconnecting wiring at tail lamp, Mercedes ML320 SUV. I used a flat screwdriver to press the release tab and pull the main wiring connector out of the lens.

 

Then to remove the bulb mounting panel I pressed the side tabs in. Removing bulb mounting panel from tail light assembly, Mercedes.

 

Tail light with bulb panel removed, Mercedes Ml320. View of back of lens and the bulb panel.

 

View of tail lamp mounting area and mounting studs (green arrows). Tail light removed from car, Mercedes ML320 sport utility vehicle.

 

New tail light in Mercedes ML320. The tail light after being replaced.

 

More Info:

Tools Used:

  • Basic Mechanic's Tools
  • 10mm Socket
  • Small flat Screwdriver

Materials Used:

  • Tail Light Bulbs

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Written October 15, 2009