It doesn’t matter if it’s for your own safety, for roadworthiness tests or to avoid a fine, ensuring that your headlamp bulbs are constantly functioning is really important. In fact, bulbs are wearing units that will inevitably burn out over time and therefore need to be changed. You’re probably on this site because one of your parking lights is burnt out and you’re worried about how to change your Mercedes Vito’s license plate bulb, we’ve created this document to help you do it all on your own and not have to go to your mechanic. Firstly, we will look at changing the license plate bulb from the outside, secondly, how to change the license plate bulb without outside access, and thirdly, how to change the rear license plate bulb of your Mercedes Vito.


How to swap the license plate bulb on your Mercedes Vito throughout the outside

This method is the easiest of the two, actually, for this one you will only have to remove the protective covers of the bulbs. Unfortunately on some years or packages of car these covers do not open from the outside and if this is the case we will take some time on in the second section of this content to demonstrate the way.
So let’s begin with changing the number plate bulb by going through the outside of your Mercedes Vito. It doesn’t matter if it’s the front or the back of your car the method will be similar.
Here are a few simple guidelines to stick to to conduct this routine service:

  • With the engine off, unplug the battery terminals from your car
  • Face your license plate and use a flat screwdriver or knife to insert the flat part into the notch assigned for this intent (commonly on the transparent cover) and lever on the plastic window to open the license plate bulb slot of your Mercedes Vito
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  • Use your screwdriver or knife to eject the bulb from its place, if you are afraid of breaking anything, you can as well do it with your fingers.
  • Finally, put the new license plate light bulb
  • Last stage, before reassembling, reconnect your battery and verify the light to confirm the success of the process.

How to replace the number plate bulb on your Mercedes Vito without outside access

Second section of our document, swap this license plate bulb on your Mercedes Vito without external access. Most often you will be able to access it, however some series (often at the rear does not allow this access).

How to swap the front license plate bulb on my Mercedes Vito

To swap the one on the front plate, nothing could be less hard, you will have to put yourself under the car (ideally positioned on candles to give you some space), and, going through the rear of the bumper, you will have to unclip the license plate bulb block, commonly kept by two soft plastic tabs by pressing on both simultaneously, then now that you have your license plate bulb block in hand, Take out the plastic that operates as a seal, then with a thin screwdriver, on one side you will find a small notch, use a lever to open the plastic cover (be careful not to put in too much force or you will break the plastic cover), and you will just have to remove the burnt-out license plate bulb and swap it with the new , then check and reassemble the whole thing.

How to swap the rear license plate bulb on my Mercedes Vito

Finally last possibility, you must swap the bulb on the backplate of your Mercedes Vito, but you cannot really open the cover from the outside of your car. In such a case, here is the technique to execute this task:

  • Unplug the battery from your Mercedes Vito
  • Locate the position of your light bulbs from the outside.
  • From the inside of the trunk, you have to remove the lining of the trunk, kept by clips, you will have to lever delicately on all the frame of the trunk to remove it.
  • Once established, before removing the bulb holders, unplug the holders for much easier access.
  • Using a screwdriver, lever the two plastic parts to remove the bulb holder
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  • Change the burnt-out license plate bulb on your Mercedes Vito, verify it and reassemble it, watching the clips on the trunk liner

There you have it, you have discovered the main methods for changing license plate bulbs on your car, take note that on some models the technique may be a bit different but you should be able to realize it following the outline of this article content. If you can’t do it, don’t hesitate to go to your garage it would be a shame to break a part of your Mercedes Vito. If you need to change other bulbs like the position light bulbs on your Mercedes Vito or the low beam bulbs on Mercedes Vito, don’t hesitate to consult our articles which describe you the operation to follow.

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