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How much does a fog lamp front replacement cost for Mercedes cars?

A typical Mercedes fog lamp front replacement in the UK costs around £20 - £33. Depending on your Mercedes model and engine, and whether you live in a big city or a small one, the price of a fog lamp front replacement on your vehicle can be higher or lower. We computed prices for some of the best-selling Mercedes cars in the UK in order to give you an idea of how much a fog lamp front replacement costs.
Car modelFixter price range
Fog lamp front replacement for Mercedes A Class£20 - £32
Fog lamp front replacement for Mercedes C Class£20 - £32
Fog lamp front replacement for Mercedes E-Class£21 - £33
Fog lamp front replacement for Mercedes GLA£20 - £32
Fog lamp front replacement for Mercedes B Class£20 - £32
Fog lamp front replacement for Mercedes C-Class Coupe£20 - £32
Fog lamp front replacement for Mercedes GLC£20 - £32

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What does a front fog lamp do?

A front fog light is responsible for illuminating the road in front of your vehicle when driving in poor visibility. They are not mandatory in the UK, however they are useful in thick fog to illuminate the road ahead. They also alert other road users to your presence on the road which may not be immediately obvious with poor visibility.

What are the signs of a bad fog lamp?

Below are the top three symptoms that could indicate you need to replace your fog lamp bulb:

  • If one or both of your fog lights has stopped working

  • If your fog lights are dimmer than usual

  • If you have noticed your fog lights flickering or dipping in and out

What happens when we do a fog lamp replacement on your car?

Our certified mechanics will:

  • Inspect the fog lights and test to see which ones need replacing

  • They will then disconnect any power wires attached to the fog lights

  • Unscrew or unclip the old fog light bulb that needs replacing

  • Fit the new fog light bulbs, ensuring they’re the correct size and type for your car make and model

  • They’ll reconnect the power wires and test that the new bulb is working

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Hey Fixter, how often should a fog lamp be replaced?

Unfortunately no bulbs will last the lifetime of your vehicle, which means at some point you’ll need to replace your fog light bulbs. There is no set mileage at which this should be done, as it depends on how often you use them and on the type of bulb. Just be sure to check them regularly.

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Want to learn more about Mercedes fog lamp front replacement?

What does a front fog lamp do?

A front fog light is responsible for illuminating the road in front of your vehicle when driving in poor visibility. According to UK and European law a car must have at least one (working) rear fog light, to warn traffic of your presence when they are closing in on you from behind in poor conditions.

Some more modern cars are also equipped with front fog lights, either as standard or as an optional extra, which help you to see the road ahead more clearly in thick fog.

Both these fog lights are important safety features so should be regularly checked and properly maintained.

Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz is a German global car manufacturer and a division of Daimler AG. They were established over 100 years ago in 1926 and have grown to be the biggest selling premium vehicle brand in the world.

The number of Mercedes cars on the road in the UK continues to rise, reaching 1.9million by the final quarter of 2018. There are almost 5 times as many Mercedes cars on the road as there were in 1995, showing just how popular this marque has grown to be.

Helping these powerful statistics on their way, the Mercedes A-Class was announced as the 8th best selling car in the UK in 2018. The premium family hatchback is vying for position against the ever-popular VW Golf—the current leader in this class.

Premium executive models of every shape and size

Mercedes deliver hatchbacks, saloons, estates and coupés at every size from their A- to E-Class ranges, as well as executive SUVs, the V-Class MPV, and of course, a more than desirable selection of convertibles and roadsters.

With prices rising to well over £100k, Mercedes cars are a great contender as the executive car of choice.

Mercedes-Benz: Giants of Formula One

Mercedes has always been a keen player within the F1 championship, taking their first 2 titles back in 1954 and 1955. Through the 1990s they joined forces with McLaren as an engine provider and part owner, bringing titles for both Mika Häkkinen and Lewis Hamilton and a constructors championship in 1988.

Their current and outright domination of the sport began in 2014, as a team in their own right, it has featured 5 straight constructors titles, with Lewis Hamilton taking 4 world championships and Nico Rosberg taking the other in 2016.

How often should you replace a fog lamp bulb?

Unfortunately no light bulb will last the lifetime of your vehicle, which means at some point you’ll need to replace your fog light bulbs. There is no set mileage at which this should be done, as it depends on how often you use them and on the type of bulb. Just be sure to check them regularly.

The law, vehicle regulations and your MOT

Legally a car must have at least one (working) rear fog light and more modern cars should also be equipped with front fog lights. Because these lights are important safety features they will be checked during an MOT. If they are found to be broken or faulty your car will most likely fail its MOT.

What causes a fog lamp bulb to break?

Fog lamp bulbs can break for a variety of reasons. For example, because of a blown fuse, if water has seeped into the light or over time they can simply wear out. The most important thing is that you replace the bulbs as soon as possible as it can be dangerous to drive without them.

What are the signs of a bad fog lamp bulb?

Usually, there a few signs you can look for:

  • If one or both of your fog lights has stopped working

  • If your fog lights are dimmer than usual

  • If you have noticed your fog lights flickering or dipping in and out

What happens during a fog lamp bulb replacement?

During the repair our certified mechanics will:

  • Inspect the fog lights and test to see which ones need replacing

  • They will then disconnect any power wires attached to the fog lights

  • Unscrew or unclip the old fog light bulb that needs replacing

  • Fit the new fog light bulbs, ensuring they’re the correct size and type for your car make and model

  • They’ll reconnect the power wires and test that the new bulb is working

What is the average life of a fog lamp bulb?

There is no set lifespan of fog lamp bulbs, as it depends on how often you use them and on the type of bulb. Just be sure to check them regularly to ensure they're fully functional for when you need to use them.

Can you drive with a broken fog lamp bulb?

You shouldn't drive without functioning front fog lamps. Legally a car must have at least one (working) rear fog light, to warn traffic of your presence when they are closing in on you from behind in poor conditions.

Some more modern cars are also equipped with front fog lights, either as standard or as an optional extra, which help you to see the road ahead more clearly in thick fog.

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