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Old 09-20-2010, 08:04 PM
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How to - Gl450 low beam bulb removal

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I'm trying to remove a faulty driver side low beam bulb, but can't seem to get it out. I have the cap of the back of the housing, and can reach the bulb. Does it twist out, pop out, I can't seem to get it to go in any direction, and I don't want to apply force when i'm not 100% sure what needs to be done. Any help appreciated.

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Old 09-20-2010, 09:14 PM
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i got it figured out, counter clockwise with a little pressure. came right out.
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Old 09-22-2010, 11:43 PM
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I found the really hard part was to separate the bulb from the connector - carefully using a plastic spudger to pry it apart got it going. There was no clip to unfasten or tab to push to release the bulb. Otherwise I would have probably pulled the glass off the bulb itself, they were in there star tight.
BTW replacing the stock bulbs with PIAA bulbs and adjusting the lights up a tad brought the night time driving experience from scary to okay.
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I found the really hard part was to separate the bulb from the connector - carefully using a plastic spudger to pry it apart got it going. There was no clip to unfasten or tab to push to release the bulb. Otherwise I would have probably pulled the glass off the bulb itself, they were in there star tight.
BTW replacing the stock bulbs with PIAA bulbs and adjusting the lights up a tad brought the night time driving experience from scary to okay.
Yep, it was a big difference. Do the HID upgrade and it will take the lighting from OK to great.
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Old 10-08-2010, 12:55 AM
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My passengers side headlight has just burnt out and I ordered a new set of Xenon lights on line for $89 and would like to put them in myself. I opened the hood today and was a little overwhelmed and thought maybe I should take it in somewhere to have them put in. Can anyone explain in "dumb car guy" terms the steps to actually access the bulb...
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Use something as lever to pry the bulb off its socket

I turn my lights off (to '0' position), then after taking the bulb-socket out of the lens (by turning counterclockwise), I used a little screwdriver that I placed under the bulb as lever to slowly/carefully get it loose off of the socket. Once done, it was easy to pull out. This worked even better for the driver's side, where I didn't have to remove any other hardware to reach into the bulb socket.

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This is for an ML but it should be very similar to the GL.

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Love her voice and directions....

but does anyone know the correct directions for changing the low beam for a HID Xenon equipped GL?

I did this on a 2000 ML55 with super nice clear instructions...where I disconnected the battery and removed the whole assembly; but am having trouble finding out what to do on the GL..

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awesome video for those changing halogen bulbs.
https://www.carcarekiosk.com/video/2...ghts/headlight
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