‘88. MB 560 SL Trunk Lamp

Wascator

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Mercedes-Benz
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560 SL
Year
1988
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Engine
5.6L V-8
Hi, I replaced the trunk lamp with an LED some time ago; I noticed today it was not on with the trunk open. When I stroked the control button the lamp illuminates with the button compressed, as it would be with the trunk lid closed; lamp goes off with the button out, as when open. I’m perplexed. Any ideas?
 

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do you have any details?
1. did the LED work correctly at any time?
2. did you switch any wires? Or who would have?
3 if you place a regular incandescent bulb back in does it work correctly?
4 a lot of older vehicles don't like LED unless you add load.
5. have you checked for 12v + at the bulb holder
$.02
 
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