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Old 10-18-2016, 12:19 PM
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Question: Pre Facelift Xenons

Is there a definitive way to tell the difference between a prefacelift c63 being equipped with Xenons or Halogen?

I know halogen is more yellow, but Im going to be honest with you. I can't really tell the difference on this car. Mine doesn't seem pure white to me, but doesn't see yellow.
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Is there a definitive way to tell the difference between a prefacelift c63 being equipped with Xenons or Halogen?

I know halogen is more yellow, but Im going to be honest with you. I can't really tell the difference on this car. Mine doesn't seem pure white to me, but doesn't see yellow.
Also if you can't tell...might be time to get your eyes checked .

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Originally Posted by INS1GNIA View Post
Also if you can't tell...might be time to get your eyes checked .

WOW okay, thats very yellow. Okay guess Im xenon lol. I didn't realize it was that yellow for halogen. Thanks Ins1gnia! helpful as always
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HID cars have the projectors. Halogen cars have reflectors. Also, if your turn signals on your tail lights are not LEDs, then you don't have the lighting package, meaning no HIDs.
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Originally Posted by chrisridebike8 View Post
HID cars have the projectors. Halogen cars have reflectors. Also, if your turn signals on your tail lights are not LEDs, then you don't have the lighting package, meaning no HIDs.
Got it! Yep projectors and LED signals. Thanks Chris!!!!
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Originally Posted by chrisridebike8 View Post
HID cars have the projectors. Halogen cars have reflectors. Also, if your turn signals on your tail lights are not LEDs, then you don't have the lighting package, meaning no HIDs.
I have an 11 PFL-C63 with halogens. It has projectors and LED tails.

You can easily tell if you just pop your hood and check the bulb.

Xenon bulbs look like this:


Halogens look like this:

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Originally Posted by ab0bab0i View Post
I have an 11 PFL-C63 with halogens. It has projectors and LED tails.

You can easily tell if you just pop your hood and check the bulb.

Xenon bulbs look like this:


Halogens look like this:
I'll do that, thanks ab!!
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Do you have the Datacard for your car. It will tell you if you have the lighting option and what other options your car has. If not ask Valvestud in one of the threads he monitors for a copy of the Datacard for your car. You will need to post the VIN.

Try this thread: https://mbworld.org/forums/c63-amg-w...in-decode.html
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Do you have the Datacard for your car. It will tell you if you have the lighting option and what other options your car has. If not ask Valvestud in one of the threads he monitors for a copy of the Datacard for your car. You will need to post the VIN.

Try this thread: https://mbworld.org/forums/c63-amg-w...in-decode.html
I did get it, just wasn't sure what I was looking for. Lighting Option. Okay I'll give that a check now. Thanks for the heads up.

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So I'm retarded. I gave it a look over and must've missed it the first time. It literally says: BI-XENON HEADLAMPS FOR RIGHT-HAND TRAFFIC

So yea... I never claimed to be the brightest one on the forum. Just the prettiest

Thanks to everyone for chiming in to help me out. Great forum. Great people!

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Lol @ comment xD ^^^
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Glad you figured it out. But as an FYI, when you turn on xenons, the beam of light goes from down to up, whereas halogens just turn on, if that makes sense. It's pretty noticeable.
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Originally Posted by m a x i m u s View Post
Glad you figured it out. But as an FYI, when you turn on xenons, the beam of light goes from down to up, whereas halogens just turn on, if that makes sense. It's pretty noticeable.
Yep, Autoleveling. Wasn't sure if that was standard. Now I know! (& Knowing Is Half The Battle!)
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This should also tell you if it has them
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this thread will be super helpful for the next guy who has no idea thanks guys!
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you guys are KILLING ME!!!!!!

like Chris said earlier, if you have projectors then you have HID...if you have reflector bowl then you have halogen....no looking at data card, no popping hood, no removing bulb, no looking for Danger High Voltage sticker......projector looks like a glass eyeball, reflector looks like a chrome bowl it really is THAT simple...

all W204 headlights have supplemental halogen HI-BEAMs so the inside bulb will be a reflector bowl no matter if your lo-beam is HID or Halogen
But... ab0bab0i said:

Originally Posted by ab0bab0i View Post
I have an 11 PFL-C63 with halogens. It has projectors and LED tails.

You can easily tell if you just pop your hood and check the bulb.

Xenon bulbs look like this:


Halogens look like this:
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Dammit!!!!! I hate having to do this but right is right....W204's DID in fact offer a halogen projector as well as the HID projector SO with that being said the easiest way to tell WOULD be to pop the hood, take off the larger of the 2 headlight dust caps and see if you have a D1S bulb inside for HID.....damn all this newfound integrity ive been working on!!!!!
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Dammit!!!!! I hate having to do this but right is right....W204's DID in fact offer a halogen projector as well as the HID projector SO with that being said the easiest way to tell WOULD be to pop the hood, take off the larger of the 2 headlight dust caps and see if you have a D1S bulb inside for HID.....damn all this newfound integrity ive been working on!!!!!
lol Well I'm proud of you baby
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Didn't all halogen cars come with chrome backed casings and all Xenon equipped come with black?
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