PROCEDURE

1. In the event of a customer complaint, check the affected rear lamp connector for damage. o If no problem can be found then continue with normal diagnosis.
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If damage is seen follow the procedure below.

In order to install an additional ground wire, a special ground wire with splice must be prepared. 2. Prepare wire #1: o Cut a piece of brown wire to a length of 120 mm. o Strip the ends of the wire. o Crimp blade contact SLK 2.8 P/N 12 52 1 433 217 on one end of wire. o Crimp the flat contact for comb-type connectors P/N 61 13 1 387 144 on the other end of the wire. o Put wire #1 to one side. 3. Prepare wire #2: o Cut a piece of brown wire to a length of 120 mm. o Strip the ends of the wire. o Crimp the flat plug-in sleeve to one end of the wire P/N 07 11 9 975 531. o Crimp the flat contact for comb-type connectors on the other end of the wire P/N 61 13 1 387 144. o Put wire #2 to one side.

4. Remove the brown ground wire from the 8-pin rear lamp connector (pin 2 of X338 or Pin 3 of X339) and cut off the existing terminal. 5. Strip the end of the wire and install flat contact (1) P/N 61 13 1 387 144. (wire #3)

12. Connect the three ground wires to the 3pin contact strip (1) to create a splice. Repeat steps 2-9 to prepare and install a ground splice for the remaining rear lamp. install the blade contact of wire #1 in accordance with the pin assignment in the 8-pin socket housing (1). 10. 7.6. Cut off 3 pins from the comb-type connector contact strip (1) P/N 61 13 1 387 150. . Insert the 3-pin contact strip with wires into the comb-type connector housing (1) P/N 61 13 1 393 718 and engage. 11. For damaged rear lamp connector housings perform the following procedure. For the non damaged rear lamp connector. 9. Pin 2 of X338 for left rear lamp or pin 3 of X339 for right rear lamp. Fit the flat plug-in sleeve P/N 07 11 9 975 531 from wire #2 (1) onto the existing lug of the lamp holder (2). 8.

Use the pin locations noted down in step 13 above. Cut the prefabricated repair wire P/N 12 52 0 007 171 to a length of approximately 50 mm (Dimension A) and strip the end of the wire. 16.13. Any damaged wire(s) or corroded terminals must be repaired (See steps 15-17). 17. 14. 15. Refer to the vehicle ETM if necessary. Reinstall the wires in the new connector housing P/N 12 52 7 519 956 together with ground wire #1. Note the wire color(s) and pin location(s) of the wires. Remove all of the wires from the 8-pin connector housing and inspect for damage at the terminal end. 18. Make sure to slide the heat shrink tubing onto the wire before crimping. . Crimp the repair wire to the vehicle harness using the crimp connector (1) P/N 61 13 8 353 747 and install heat shrink tubing (2) P/N 61 13 1 379 833. Cut the damaged wire(s) approximately 50 mm (Dimension A) from the terminal end and strip the end of the wire(s).

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