Mercedes M-Class W163

since 1997 release

Repair and operation of the car

Mercedes W163
+ Mercedes-Benz cars of a class M (W163)
+ Governing bodies and methods of safe operation
+ Current leaving and service
+ Engine
+ Cooling systems, heating and air conditioner
+ A power supply system and production of the fulfilled gases
+ Systems of electric equipment of the engine
+ Manual box of gear shifting
+ Automatic transmission
+ Transmission line
+ Brake and auxiliary systems
+ Suspension bracket and steering
+ Body
- Onboard electric equipment
   General information and precautionary measures
   Search of causes of failures of electric equipment
   Safety locks - the general information
   Chain breakers - the general information
   The relay - the general information and check of serviceability of functioning
   Digital tire of data of CAN
   + Assembly blocks, elements of control systems
   + Dashboard, switches, traveling computer
   + Driving electric motors
   - Alarm and lighting fixtures, sensors of a rain and temperature of external air
      Removal and installation of horns of a horn
      Removal and installation of block headlights, replacement of lamps
      Removal, installation and replacement of lamps of fog lights
      Removal and installation of back lamps, replacement of lamps
      Removal and installation of the central stoplight of the top level
      Removal and installation of lamps of illumination of registration plate
      Replacement of lamps of saloon lamps
      Removal and installation of the sensor of temperature of external air
      Removal and installation of the sensor of a rain (at the corresponding complete set)
   + Systems of additional safety (SRS)
   + Audio system
   + Schemes of electric connections

Removal and installation of back lamps, replacement of lamps

Removal and installation

Details of installation of a back lamp

E3 — the Right back lamp

E4 — the Left back lamp

Design of a back lamp

1 — the Stoplight
2 — backing Fire

3 — the Index of turn
4 — Foggy light (the left lamp) / back marker/parking light (the right lamp)


  1. Details of installation of back lantern assemblies are shown on illustrations to which all references which are found in the text belong.
  2. Give fixing nuts (5), fill a pin (6) in a support (7) and, having pulled back, release the corresponding lantern assembly (E3 or E4) from the landing nest in a body element.
  3. Disunite the contact socket of an electrical wiring (8) and remove lantern assembly (E3/E4).
  4. Installation is made upside-down.
  5. In conclusion check serviceability of functioning of the corresponding running/signal lights.

Replacement of lamps

Replacement of lamps of a back lamp


  1. Having hooked the screw-driver unblock and disunite the contact socket (2).
  2. Squeeze clamps (3) and remove a lamp holder.
  3. Press a lamp, turn it to the left and take from a lamp holder.
  4. Installation is made upside-down.