How To Remove And Install Mercedes W208 CLK Tail Lights

How to: remove and install W208 Tail Lights (CLK320, CLK430, CLK55 AMG)

This article will describe in detail how to remove and install tail lights on the W208 CLK-Class Mercedes-Benz.

Tools Needed:

8mm Socket Wrench
Socket extension
Flathead screwdriver

1. Open the trunk pull the trunk liner away to gain access the to back of the
tail lights. On the back of the tail light, there will be an electrical connector. Press the tabs on the side and remove the connector from the tail light. Repeat on other side.

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Pull away at the trunk liner to reveal the back of the tail lights

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Remove the plug circled in red

 

2. Remove the bulb holder attached on the back of the tail light by depressing the clips and pulling out. Once complete, remove the five 8mm screws behind the tail light and one 8mm gold screw on the side of the tail light. Please see the picture with red circles to see where the bolts are located on the tail light assembly.

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Remove the bulb holder by pressing in the tabs and pulling out

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Remove the screws circled in red to prepare the tail light for removal

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The gold colored screw is located in the hole circled in red

 

3. At this point, you will remove the tail light assembly from the body of the vehicle. Note: it will be on tight and will require a little force to remove. Make sure you are careful, as not to damage the body of the vehicle or the tail light itself.

 

4. Removing the inner tail lights on the trunk is next. Using a flat head screwdriver, remove a total of 6 plastic clips holding the liner to the trunk.

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Remove the plastic clips holding the inner tail light liner to the trunk

 

5. Remove the two 8mm screws on the edge of the trunk lip. Repeat for other side.

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Remove 2 8mm bolts located on edge of trunk 

 

6. Finally, you will remove the last 8mm bolt holding the inner tail light to the trunk.

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Using 8mm socket, remove this last 8mm bolt

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Last bolt

 

7. Now you can install the new tail lights and admire your new look!

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Gorgeous CLK W208 Tail Lights

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Gorgeous CLK W208 Tail Lights

HOW TO REMOVE AND INSTALL W164 ML CLASS HEADLIGHTS

How to: remove and install ML W164 Headlights (ML350, ML500, ML63 AMG, ML550, ML320 CDI)

This article will describe in detail how to remove and install headlights on the W164 ML-Class Mercedes-Benz.

Tools Needed:

Plastic Clip Remover Tool or Pliers, 8mm and 10mm Socket, 3/8 Ratchet, Socket Extension

Step 1: Remove the two clips circled in yellow and labeled as “1” and “2” inside the front fender well. Remove these clips from both sides.

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Remove the two clips circled in yellow.

Step 2: Remove the 10mm screw circled in yellow. Remove this 10mm bolt from both sides.

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remove 10mm bolts from both sides

Step 3: Remove last hidden screw on both sides. The screw is hidden behind the fender liner in the wheel well. Fold the fender liner back to reveal a 8mm screw. Remove the 8mm screw. It is located between the lining of your car’s fender and bumper.
(Pro tip: turning the steering in the opposite direction will give you more room to work.)

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Remove this last hidden screw

Step 4: Remove remove the metal holding clip that secures the bumper to the fender.
You must pull the pins off of the metal clip first before removing it. There is one metal clip in each front wheel well.

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remove this metal clip that secures the bumper to each front fender.

Step 5: loosen the plastic floating bumper holder holding the front bumper to the truck’s body. Loosen the 8mm screw to slide the bumper off.

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Loosen the 8mm screw on the floating bumper almost free and ready to be removed shortly.

Step 6: Loosen the four 8mm screws from the top of your grille. Additionally, you might need to remove six clips attached to the bottom of the bumper (pointed out by the arrows) if you have the under-body plastic or armor.

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Remove the grille screws

Step 7: Remove all connectors and slide bumper off of truck. In our case, we had a temp sensor attached and had to disconnect it before removing the bumper.

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Remove any electrical connectors holding bumper in place before fully removing the bumper.

Step 8: Remove two 8mm screws on top of the headlight by loosening them with an 8mm socket.

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Remove these 8mm screws.

Step 9: You will now be able to see the last 8mm screw that needs to be removed before you can remove your headlights. Repeat for both sides.

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Remove this bolt, circled in yellow before removing the headlight.

Step 10: With all the three headlight mounting screws removed, you will be able to remove your headlights from your car. When removing your headlights, please be mindful of where the electrical connections are and carefully unplug them.

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Install is reverse of removal!

Step 11: Enjoy the new look!

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Our headlights look great!

750HP and All-Electric: Maybach Vision Ultimate Luxury SUV

The Vision Ultimate Luxury is designed to be the “Maybach” of SUVs

Maybach Vision Ultimate Luxury While just a concept at this time, the Mercedes-Maybach Vision Ultimate Luxury may just be a glimpse of the future design of the brand. The front is flanked by a huge chrome grille, swept-back headlights, and huge air intake openings. The wheels look like like they are 24″ and feature a turbine design. The rear end looks like a Maybach sedan, albeit lifted to SUV standards. The overall look is polarizing, but we must remember that this is a concept car, and final designs are usually much less dramatic.

For the power-train, the Mercedes-Maybach Vision Ultimate Luxury boasts 75BHP, from 4 electric motors that provide AWD for the SUV. The batteries lay flat on the floor of the SUV. The top speed is limited to 155MPH or 250KPH, while the batteries offer 80 kWh and an EPA range of over 200 miles. With the use of DC fast charging at 350 kW, the Vision Ultimate Luxury can gain 60 miles of range in 5 minutes.

Please take a look at these photos and let us know what you think about this Ultimate SUV concept.

Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe Fastback Revealed

The Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door is available in 3 versions

2019-mercedes-amg-gt4-042-1The wait is finally over, you can now have a AMG-GT with 4 doors and 4 seats. Similar to the Porsche Panamera, the AMG-GT promises sports car like performance with room for the family. The AMG-GT 4 Door comes in 3 variants: AMG GT 63 S with the fire-breathing 4.0-liter, twin-turbo V8 making 630 horsepower and 627 pound-feet of torque, the AMG GT 63 with the same engine, albeit detuned to 577 hp and 533 lb-ft, and the new 3.0L, turbocharged inline six-cylinder AMG GT 53. The Inline six makes 429 hp and 384 lb-ft, aided by an EQ Boost electric motor.

All variants have rear-biased 4Matic, while the 8 cylinder cars have cylinder deactivation and friction reducing bearings in the turbos. The six cylinder cars get silver calipers, the “base” V8 gets red calipers, and the V8 S gets yellow calipers. Every AMG-GT 4 Door gets AirPanel louvers behind the grille that open and close to promote cooling and efficiency, LED headlights and taillights, and an active rear spoiler.

The top model AMG GT 63 S has standard active engine mounts, an electronically controlled locking rear differential, and a rear-wheel drive only Drift Mode. It accellerates from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 3.1 seconds, with a top speed of 195 mph. The non S takes 3.3 seconds to 60MPH, and top speed maxes out at 193 mph. Both use the AMG MCT nine-speed with a wet clutch, AMG’s dynamic air ride suspension, and rear-wheel steering.

The inline-six AMG GT 53 takes 4.4 seconds to reach 60 mph, with a top speed of 174 mph. It uses AMG’s TCT nine-speed automatic with a torque converter, and has adjustable dampers with steel coil springs. With a 48-volt battery, the EQ boost unit which is mounted between the engine and transmission is responsible for 21 hp and 184 lb-ft of the inline six output figures.

A brand-new AMG Performance Steering Wheel features Touch Control pads that manage items the infotainment system, a total of six different drive programs, and three agility programs within the drive modes. There’s an optional steering wheel that attaches two illuminated, color display buttons to either side of the wheel center. These control functions like the drive programs and exhaust tone.

The AMG GT 63 S and GT 63 go on sale in early 2019, while the GT 53 follows soon after in mid-2019.

Take a look at the pictures and let us know what you think!

Say hello to the 2019 Mercedes-AMG G63 and its 577 Horsepower

The 2019 G63 goes 0-60 in 4.4 seconds

Sporting a 4.0L twin turbo v8 making 577 horsepower and 621 ft. lbs. of torque. The 4Matic all-wheel drive system has a 40:60 front to rear torque split and the power is routed to the system via a 9 speed automatic transmission. Top speed is limited to 137 mph, while opting for the Driver’s Package raises the limit to 149 mph.

The interior is sumptuous and offers 2 12.3″ screens that show all of the vehicle information. Special Edition 1 models get red stitching on the dashboard, center console, door panels and rear seats, and the front seats are done in black and red nappa leather with diamond stitching.

Take a look at the pictures and let us know what you think. This is the ultimate SUV in our books!

2019 Mercedes Benz Sprinter Vans – Including the New Electric Variant!

The new Sprinter van is here, including the all-new electric model

If you like the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, or use one for work for leisure, here are the details on the new 2019 model.

As for the exterior styling, the Sprinter looks much like the previous generation. The tail lights are more squared off, the grille and headlights have a sharper look, and the overall profile is a little bit sharper as well.

The interior also is a set above the previous variant, with the focal point being a 10.25-inch infotainment screen. The Sprinter is the second Mercedes model to use the MBUX interface, as it was also seen on the A-Class just introduced. Mercedes PRO Connect is also available. This allows fleet managers to monitor vans locations, check the pertinent fluid levels inside the vans, keep track of maintenance information, and manage driving assignments.

Dino-fuel and Electric variants will be available. Rest of world will get a manual option, while the USA will get a 9 speed automatic. The eSprinter is the new electric variant. This electric version will go on sale in Europe in 2019, and come to the USA shortly after that. Range is not known at this time, but don’t expect Telsa like range.

Take a look at the pictures and let us know what you think!

Say Hello to the 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class

The New Mercedes A-Class Stuns With a Luxury Interior!

Mercedes-Benz A-Class. Interior: AMG Line nevagrey/black, Exterior: Digital white pearl

The new Mercedes A-Class is here. With a subtle, Germanic exterior, one wouldn’t expect to have such a high impact interior. The A-Class will feature the MBUX Infotainment system, which is said to be MB’s next level technology.

The exterior looks very strong, yet subtle, utilizing the “Sensual Purity” design language. We think the creases along the sides, the LED headlights, and sharp tail lights give the A-Class a great look. It looks very posh.

The interior features twin screens, circular vents, lots of new tech, and a positively gorgeous look. It will wow you in person, especially for an A-Class.

Take a look at the pictures and let us know what you think of this new entry-level vehicle from Mercedes-Benz!

Teaser: 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class

Mercedes will showcase it’s augmented reality navigation and artificial intelligence technology in the new A-Class.

The new Mercedes-Benz A-Class – World Premiere 2nd February

Debuting in February 2, 2018 the new A-Class will be the used to showcase the newest technology that Mercedes has to offer. Styled like the new CLS-Class coupe shown earlier in this blog, the car looks sharp in the teaser image.

The cabin is very roomy and features loads of technology, even in the A-Class. Massaging seats, augmented reality navigation and artificial intelligence technology are just some of the features available. Additionally, saying “Hey Mercedes,” will launch the car’s voice command system.

Overall, it seems to be a great package. With the starting price said to be less than $30,00, it may be affordable for the masses as well.

Take a look at the pictures and let us know what you think!

Mercedes Benz Flashback – 1971 300SEL 6.8 AMG aka “Red Pig”

In 1971, the 300SEL 6.8 AMG competed in the 24 hours of Spa race and put AMG on the map

Imagine a race track filled with small nimble sport cars, feverishly running around on the course, engines buzzing. Lightweight with a small footprint, they ran around the track with aplomb and established the racing scene for 1950s and 1960s. Now, amid these small racers, insert a red 4dr sedan with a 6.8L engine that’s been massaged by AMG into the mix. It would be a recipe for disaster, right? Guess what, the 300SEL 6.8 won first in its class and second overall at the 24 Hours of Spa. The large sedan had a displacement that more than doubled the displacement of any other engine on the track. It also had 428 horsepower and 448 lb-fts of torque, which was unheard of in 1971. It was the heaviest car on the track, but it had the rear bench seats, air suspension, panel doors and wood trim. Yes, you were racing in the lap of luxury. Unfortunately, the original “Red Pig” was destroyed in a race.

Take a look at the pictures and let us know what you think of this iconic racer!

Inline Six Cylinder Turbo Hybrid – Meet the E53 AMG Family

The new engine and mild hybrid system will be featured in the CLS53 AMG and E53 AMG Coupe and Cabriolet

Mercedes-AMG E 53 4MATIC+ Cabriolet
Exterieur: Obsidianschwarz metallic, Motorraum //
Exterior: Obsidian black metallic, engine
(Kraftstoffverbrauch kombiniert: 8,5 l/100 km; CO2-Emissionen kombiniert: 201 g/km)
(fuel consumption combined: 8.5 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 201 g/km)

The AMG massages the new 3.0-liter inline-six found in the CLS450. The non-AMG variant makes 362 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque, the AMG massaging brings the engine to life with 429 horsepower and 384 pound-feet of torque. The engine is turbocharged and has a electric auxiliary compressor. The system’s EQ Boost starter-alternator temporarily endows the engine an additional 21 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. It’s fitted between the engine and AMG’s Speedshift nine-speed transmission with power routed to the 4Matic+ all-wheel drive system. Mercedes claims this combination allows the AMG CLS53 to accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds.

The 53 AMG has twin-blade silver-chrome grille,with a black lattice background. In addition, the 53 also has an A-wing front bumper with silver-chrome front splitter, Air intakes that feature horizontal hyper-chrome fins, and AMG side sills. There’s an aggressive AMG spec rear diffuser and exhaust tips, and the deck lip installed can be optioned in carbon fiber. A CLS 53 has 19 inch wheels standard, while 20-inch wheels are also an option.

Take a look at the pictures and let us know what you think!