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01-17-2011, 02:55 AM
Ok i found this thread on tail light assembly removal http://sprinter-source.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7668&highlight=broken+tabs
Owners manual lists these bulbs
I need Tail lamp/
lamp item 4
As anyone bought any of the rear tail light bulbs from napa or other sources besides the dealer and would have part numbers?
I thought i remember seeing a thread with photos on the bulb types, can't find it.
This is what i seen tonight from the rear...NO REAR LIGHTS WHEN RUNNING!!!! i had a failed bulb dash indicator but had a bad cargo bulb that i been to lazy to change guess i should be doing more walk a rounds.
01-17-2011, 08:45 AM
rear bulbs to suit your sprinter
turn signal 12v/21w n400809000005
stop lamp/tail/fog lamp 12v/21w n000000006373
license plate lamp 12v/5w n000000000583
01-20-2011, 01:52 AM
Ok tracked down some bulbs, napa ordered me some bulbs said it called for the newer flat base bulb..WRONG. Found some at Canadian tire R5W the shape of lens is slightly different but watts the same.
When it came to removing the tail light assembly i took a slightly different approach then what was described in the removal link. I did it this way, i slide the lens off the pin/dowel...well technically it took a bit of a prying action but not a whole lot.
I only managed to bust one thing, the part the wire harness clips onto lens not the harness side but the lens side i was cold and kinda in a pissy mood and didn't press in on the release tabs fully and yanked to hard. The harness still plugs in fairly snug otherwise.
01-20-2011, 02:48 AM
Not sure if they have changed the type of bulbs and the mounting scheme between your '07
and my 2010, but I had to change a Left front turn signal bulb tonite.
Pretty nice, as the flasher went at about twice normal speed and a note came up in the inst.
cluster telling me I had a bad bulb in the LH turn signal circuit.
Changing the bulb was a piece of cake.
Simply twist the plastic bulb holder out of the back of the front light module and the old bulb comes out with the bulb holder. Simply slide out the old bulb and slide in the new, reinsert the bulb holder in the module, twist, and viola! turn signals work again.
It was a Sylvania amber bulb P/N 3457 AK and Auto Zone had them in 2 packs for $5.00 US.
Not sure why I needed to change a bulb at 3700 original miles, (my '06 T1N went 100K miles and I changed one headlight bulb (also very easy to change) a week or 2 before the deer destroyed the T1N.
I have a 2007 144WB.
My failed bulb light come on when first running and after when it has run a while and turn the unit of and start up again it goes out.
I have checked for a bulb failer but can;t find one.
Where is this cargo lamp located?
01-06-2013, 09:36 PM
I used the procedure in this thread today to replace a brake light. I purchased the replacement bulb at Advanced Auto Parts (a chain) (2 for less than $10) and the bulb they found in their database was the correct one.
The nylon prying toolset in the photo was very useful for popping the tail light assembly out without marring the paint on the van nor breaking the plastic on the tail lights.
I wasn't able to unplug the light wiring, but I was able to replace the bulb anyway.
Thanks for all the advice on the board - this thread and another because I couldn't see enough in the user guide to be confident about using any force to remove the assembly.
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