This instruction will show you guide on how to change license plate lamps for Mercedes-Benz E-Class W212. Sedan and Kombi have the same part-nr.
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Use plastic tools to take out plastic plate
Use TORX T25 unlock bolts
Pull out plastic plate
Unplug the wire,
Clips part-nr A 000 991 90 98
Pull out the other plate
Clips part-nr A 000 991 89 98
Push down all the clips
If you think above steps is to much work you could skip the first steps and start from here, but be really careful so you don’t brake anything. The clips sits really thigh that’s why I prefer removing the liner and push out the clips from inside. If you have halogen bulbs you don’t need to remove the plastic cover and the housing, you could change the bulb from the inside.
Use a DIY pulling hook to hook plate out
Be careful do brake the clips
Clips part-nr A 000 991 86 98
Take out license plate lamp
License plate lamp part-nr
A 221 820 04 56 halogen(housing)
Bulb halogen 12V-5W N 000000 003907
A 221 820 08 56 led pre facelift
A 099 906 70 00 led facelift
Gasket for clips, don’t lose them
Install a new lamp