Diagnosing Problems with Your Mercedes Benz C230 Fog Lights-and Tips to Turn Things Around
Fog lights are a great investment to make your Mercedes Benz C230 a lot safer as you drive through even the harshest of weather conditions. You can't be too safe, really, and a clear sight of the way you are driving does wonders to ensure you get from point A to point B in the best shape. Fog lights are built to last-they're built to take a lot of punishment and come out unscathed. They're not entirely without their problems, though. Here are a few you are likely to come across on the road, and the little quick-fixes you can use to deal with them:
If you notice that your fog lights aren't giving off as bright a light as it used to, there are three things that need to be checked. The first is the lens itself. Often, diming is caused by scuffing or moisture formation on the lens. The second is the bulb-which may simply be reaching the end of its viable service life. The last thing to check will be the wiring of the fog lights themselves.
If the problem lies with the lens, then it's important that you clean it up, promptly. If the damage on the surface is too much, however, it's much more economical and time-saving just to replace it entirely. Additionally, if the culprit is moisture build-up, then it's advisable that you seal up the housing with a lot of water proof epoxy. Trouble with the bulb can be remedied first by tightening it if you suspect it's loose. Replacement is also an option with the bulb if tightening it doesn't improve the lighting situation. When it comes to wiring, it's always better to have a qualified mechanic look it over.
Normally, when the fog lights refuse to give light for no apparent reason and without warning, it's usually due to damage with the wiring again. If the electrical system is involved, you can attempt to repair the damage yourself. However, if you haven't a sufficient background in electrical wiring, it's much safer to bring the problem to a qualified mechanic.