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Old 05-17-2010, 09:35 PM   #1
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How to remove xenon headlight bulb??

I was finally able to get the small screws loosened using a small allen wrench, but can't get the orange piece to turn.

Am i doing this right? I'm trying to get it out to make sure the part # to order.

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Old 05-18-2010, 08:18 PM   #2
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Did you try to remove the screws that are holding it in place?
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Old 05-18-2010, 09:14 PM   #3
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if that is for the OEM MB lighting system, they only made one type, and it uses
a reflector design. so the bulb would be a D2R bulb. if you only replace one,
you run the risk of having one bulb operating at a different color than the other.
so if you can afford it, buy two. OEM only used Osram or Philips brands.

i don't one one but from the looks of your photo, use a Torx bit and loosen (not
remove) several turns. then, rotate that plastic fitting CCW and it should lift
off....giving you access to the bulb.
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you don't need to unscrew the torx screws! this system are design to hold the bulb without remove nothing.. you only need to rotate the plastic yellow holder & lift off, after you would pull of the bulb.

The yellow holder sometimes is a bit hard to turn.. but don't scare it not crack if you turn them properly... turn it counter-clock to lift out

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Old 05-18-2010, 11:54 PM   #5
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good to know, Fabio. considering that would be the only HID that I know of
which requires tools to remove the bulb...it occurred to me that the fastener
design used bordered on overkill.
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Old 05-19-2010, 10:03 PM   #6
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Hahahahaha is pretty easy remove the HID bulbs in this case... in the first first Gen cars (97 - 98) with the big HID ballaster you need to remove 3 x 8mm bolts to lift out the bulb.. after cars has the easy design to remove the bulbs same ase the picture

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Old 05-19-2010, 10:36 PM   #7
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you don't need to unscrew the torx screws! this system are design to hold the bulb without remove nothing.. you only need to rotate the plastic yellow holder & lift off, after you would pull of the bulb.

The yellow holder sometimes is a bit hard to turn.. but don't scare it not crack if you turn them properly... turn it counter-clock to lift out

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It helps to unscrew the screws a turn or so, so it turns easy. I unloosened mine about 1/2 turn and I was still afraid I'd break the plastic. They were bother very much stuck. I unloosened another turn and only them was I able to turn the plastic retainer.
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the bulb has a small wire going from the base to the end. I can't remember if the wire was supposed to be on the bottom or on top when putting the bulb back in the holder... any help is appreciated. thanks.
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It is a general misconception that the screws need to be removed or loosened! The orange-colored-piece simply snaps over pins held in place with the screws. I've replaced D2R bulbs on both first generation- and facelift W210's and all you need to do is turn the orange-colored-piece. First turn and take off the large connector on the back of the bulb, then turn the orange piece which takes some force. The base of the D2R bulb has a notch so it cannot be mounted in a wrong manner. Good luck!
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Thanks very much gentlemen. This helps a great deal. Off to the parts store tomorrow for a new XENON bulb. My 2000 E320 has the OEM XENON bulb option for the low beams.
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Replace both bulbs mate (left/right).. If you replace only one you got a different color. Xenon bulbs need to be replaced as a pair

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Just found two bulbs on Amazon.com for $44 each. That's a good deal.
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Well, I replaced both of the the bulbs. My drivers side head lamp still did not work. I made sure the bulb worked by installing it on the other headlight. Looks like it is a bad ballast. I ordered a replacement universal ballast from here:

http://www.philipsxenon.com/philips-...ballast-p-1269

I'll let you know how it turns out.
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It is a general misconception that the screws need to be removed or loosened! The orange-colored-piece simply snaps over pins held in place with the screws. I've replaced D2R bulbs on both first generation- and facelift W210's and all you need to do is turn the orange-colored-piece. First turn and take off the large connector on the back of the bulb, then turn the orange piece which takes some force. The base of the D2R bulb has a notch so it cannot be mounted in a wrong manner. Good luck!
Correct!!! As long as you turn it like you've got a pair, it will come right off!

Just grab it like a man and turn it!
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Old 06-20-2012, 08:27 PM   #15
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I was finally able to get the small screws loosened using a small allen wrench, but can't get the orange piece to turn.

Am i doing this right? I'm trying to get it out to make sure the part # to order.

Thanks.
Rotate counter clockwise...it needs a very firm twist. You shouldn't even have to loosen the three screws.
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Old 06-20-2012, 08:30 PM   #16
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Well, I replaced both of the the bulbs. My drivers side head lamp still did not work. I made sure the bulb worked by installing it on the other headlight. Looks like it is a bad ballast. I ordered a replacement universal ballast from here:

http://www.philipsxenon.com/philips-...ballast-p-1269

I'll let you know how it turns out.
This happened to me. It turned out to be a bad earth (ground) to the lamp at that side. So I had to re-attach a bunch of brown wires.
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