R107 – Tail Lamp Assembly Replacement

Sometime in the history of my 560SL the driver’s side rear lamp assembly broke and wouldn’t stay sealed to the rear body panel.

An examination revealed that four of the six connecting points were broken. Only the two points at the corner on the body were holding the assembly in place.

Realizing that the whole assembly needed to be replaced a search revealed that a new assembly would be very pricey. Fortunately, Bud’s Benz had a used one in decent condition in stock. So order placed and I’m awaiting delivery.

I’ll post the replacement report when the package arrives.

Driver's side lamp assembly separated from rear body panel.

Driver’s side lamp assembly separated from rear body panel.

 

Two of the four vanes broken. Only two screws on the end corner were holding the unit to the body.

Two of the four vanes broken. Only two screws on the end corner were holding the unit to the body.

 

Reflectors not in the best condition. Still usable but will be replaced, too.

Reflectors not in the best condition. Still usable but will be replaced, too.

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