Tail lamps, bulb replacement

At a glance

At a glance
At a glance

1 Turn signal
2 Reversing lamp
3 Inside brake lamp
4 Tail lamps
5 Outside brake lamp

Bulb replacement, exterior tail lamps

General information

Follow the General instructions on lamps and bulbs.

Turn signal: 21-watt bulb, P21W

Exterior brake lamp: 21-watt bulb, P21W

The tail lamps feature LED technology. Contact your service center in the event of a malfunction.

bulb Use caution when replacing the bulb

Use caution and proceed one step at a time when replacing the bulbs to prevent damage to the tail lamps or vehicle.

Removing the exterior tail lamp

1. Open trunk lid.

2. Use the screwdriver from the onboard vehicle tool kit to loosen the screw, arrow 1, and remove the cover, arrow 2.

3. Use the screwdriver handle to loosen the

3. Use the screwdriver handle to loosen the two nuts, arrows 1 and 2, and remove. The tail lamp is still attached to a rubber mount on the outside.

4. Grasp the inner edge of the tail lamp and

4. Grasp the inner edge of the tail lamp and carefully swing it back and out of the rubber mount, arrow 1. Use your free hand to hold it in place in order to prevent the tail lamp from coming loose suddenly. Make sure that the foam rubber sealing ring is on the centering pin, arrow 2.

5. Remove the connecting line from the clip on

5. Remove the connecting line from the clip on the bulb holder.

6. Release the catch at the top on the connector of the connecting line and remove the connector from the bulb holder.

Replacing the bulbs

1. Loosen the four fasteners, arrow 1, on the bulb holder and remove the bulb holder from the tail lamp, arrow 2.

2. Press the defective bulb gently into the

2. Press the defective bulb gently into the socket, turn counterclockwise and remove.

3. Proceed in the reverse order to insert the new bulb and attach the bulb holder. Make sure that the bulb holder engages in all fasteners.

Installing the tail lamp

1. Connect the connecting line to the tail lamp and secure the bulb holder in the clip.

2. Make sure that the sealing ring is on the centering pin, arrow 2, and is not damaged.

3. Position and firmly press the outer part of the tail lamp onto the rubber mount, arrow 1 and the inner part onto the centering component, arrow 2. Make sure that the tail lamp engages in the rubber mount.

4. Screw the two nuts onto the tail lamp and

4. Screw the two nuts onto the tail lamp and mount the cover.

Lamps in the trunk lid

General information

Follow the General instructions on lamps and bulbs.

Reversing lamps: 21-watt bulb, P21W

Inner brake lamps: 21-watt bulb, H21W

Accessing the lamps

1. Use the screwdriver from the onboard vehicle tool kit to loosen and completely remove the six screws on the trim.

2. Carefully loosen the trim from the trunk lid,

2. Carefully loosen the trim from the trunk lid, starting at the edge and working toward the area around the recessed grips. Make sure that the trim does not become stuck.

3. Carefully swing out the trim.

Replacing the reversing lamp and inner brake lamp

1. Loosen the two fasteners, arrow 1 and pull down on the lamp holder to remove, arrow 2.

2. Press the defective bulb gently into the

2. Press the defective bulb gently into the socket, turn counterclockwise and remove.

3. Insert the new bulb.

Installing the bulb holder

1. Slide the bulb holder onto the two guide pins, arrow 1. Insert the two contacts, arrow 2, into the connections, arrow 3.

2. Press on the bulb holder. Make sure that the

2. Press on the bulb holder. Make sure that the two exterior fasteners latch into place.

3. Swing the trim back onto the trunk lid and secure.

Tail lamp, license plate lamp and central brake lamp

Follow the General instructions on lamps and bulbs.

The lamps feature LED technology. Contact your service center in the event of a malfunction.

    See also:

    Sport program and manual mode M/S
    Activating the sport program Activating the sport program Push the selector lever to the left out of transmission position D. The Sport program is activated and DS is displayed in the instrum ...

    Tachometer
    Tachometer Never force the engine speed up into the red warning field, see arrow. In this range, the fuel supply is interrupted to protect the engine. ...

    Switching DVD system on/off
    Press the button on the CD-/DVD player or under the desired screen. The DVD system switches on automatically when a CD or DVD is inserted. ...