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Old 11-12-2010, 07:17 PM   #1
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Brake lamp, left/right

My 2006 ML 350 is getting a message brake lamp right, brake lamp right substitute bulb on and brake lamp left, brake lamp left substitute bulb on, does anyone know what this mean?
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Old 11-12-2010, 08:57 PM   #2
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Bulbs are burned out (will use other bulbs as substitues) There is a wiring update that my apply to yours.
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Old 11-14-2010, 09:04 PM   #3
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Mines doing the same thing what's the wiring update for?
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Old 11-15-2010, 09:24 PM   #4
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It gives the brake lamp a separt ground and pulls the power supply out the connector and into its own connector
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Old 11-18-2010, 10:27 AM   #5
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Hey, do you know if this has to be done in a shop or can I do this myself?


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It gives the brake lamp a separt ground and pulls the power supply out the connector and into its own connector
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Old 11-18-2010, 11:37 AM   #6
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Hey, do you know if this has to be done in a shop or can I do this myself?
it's recall ...let's specially trained technician perform work - go to dealership and let's them perform 30 min routine.

I replaced 2 bulbs in short time, went to service and they did it free of charge.

As answer on your question - I think it could be done by yourself but I am not sure if you have all required parts for that ...
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Old 01-17-2012, 02:26 PM   #7
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DIY Brake light fix. Dont bother with dealer

So my gf's 06 ml350 did this warning light. Bulbs were all good. I bought the repair kit from mb. Waste of money. Its not a plug n play deal. You still have to splice into the hot wire.

If you have any sotterig skills hou can do this yourself for free. Heck i would do this for cheap for anyone in my area. Keevin77@live.com bentonville ar

Simply pull the bulb socket from taillight housing. Sotter a red wire the power terminal to splice into the main power wire on harness which i sottered to it as well. Sotter a ground wire to ground side on the bulb socket. Run it to chasis ground. Plug back in and your done. No need to spend money at mb.
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Old 01-17-2012, 03:24 PM   #8
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Very simple to do yourself. I just did both of mine on my 07. You do have to remove one wire from the factory harness and insert the wire from the repair kit. You install one ground wire to the body ground screw. You need a wire harness removal pin tool. There are great photos hee on the site which I followed. I was also getting the same message. With these kits you will be trouble free.

Also no soldering required at all. No need to cut anything, just remove existing pin and replace.
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Old 01-18-2012, 08:50 AM   #9
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I think I paid the dealership less than $150 for a bulb burning out campaign. They were fully aware of it, but I did email the service advisor with the following Campaign 2 164-826-00-07.

I was charged 1.5 hours to replace the harness at both tail lights.

Error free since this was performed.

Well worth the headache being gone!
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Old 01-29-2012, 03:56 PM   #10
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you will need a terminal pin removal tool, a 10mm socket and ratchet and a pick.

its not a recall/campaign, but there is a technical bulletin.

no soldering is required.

you remove pin 3 from the left side taillight harness connector and pin 4 from the right side taillight harness connector.

the way you can tell if your vehicle already has this done is to look at the brake light bulb socket (upper most socket) and should have two wires coming from it, one green and one red. the green will run to chassis ground.

if anyone's vehicle is out of warranty and dealership doesnt want to good will it. contact me, im located in the nyc area.
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Old 01-30-2012, 12:32 PM   #11
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funny, had one come in the shop today. pics to come later tonight
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Old 01-30-2012, 04:53 PM   #12
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Related note with LED tails

I had some led tails installed, and also getting this messege. Also when at night with the lights on, only one side brightens up. I've read somewhere that it's related to the rear fogs?? The new led unit doesn't have the connectors for the very top light(brake)socket as well, I'm guessing that's why I'm getting this error. If anyone can chime in this prob.
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