This is a discussion on Safe to Drive Without Bulb Installed? within the CLA Maintenance / Care / Detailing forums, part of the Mercedes-Benz CLA Forum category; Alright, this is a completely new world for me in that I decided to replace the low beam myself. I was able to remove the ...
Alright, this is a completely new world for me in that I decided to replace the low beam myself. I was able to remove the bulb but unfortunately, I was also a little too aggressive and the bulb shattered upon removal. Whatever, the bulb was dead anyhow. Then to top it off, the new bulbs don't even fit so I plan to return them. But now my question is, can I still drive without the bulb installed? Would there be an electrical mishap if I were to drive without anything installed in the low beam port? Or should I just reinstall the broken / shattered bulb? I ordered a stock bulb that will be arriving this week.
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Those headlight access covers are really annoying to deal with. But you really want to have them, since they're protecting the inside of the bumper area from water and debris from your wheels – don't drive around much without those covers; you're just asking for trouble later on.
The best way to get them 100% in the slots and secured is to push it all the way through, hold it by the top, and drag it up from the bottom through the little slots fully. Then at the top, you wiggle it until the latch gets in the hole, and make sure to turn the little lock mechanism. I just redid both of mine while I had my wheels off to do a brake job because they had both come loose from their slots. Bad design, really, but just give it a few minutes and you can get them both back in without issue.
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