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Old 01-30-2008, 10:47 AM
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tell me how to do it!
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Skylaw, I even posted and bumped that thread.

It doesn't show the pin configuration for the autolevel.
It was suggested by a member measure the resistance to figure the correct pin configuration.

I'm just tempted to match with the bixenons from top to bottom to the old xenons with the pins labeled 1,2,3,4

Also there are mixed messages as to ground the the 1st and 3rd for the high beams, S500 man grounded the 1st only, while zam2000 said don't do it.

I've been trying to tackle this but there are no resolution.

If anyone has the adapter/wire harness from autowerksdirect, I'll buy it from them or pay for that layout.

Seems like it's a hidden secret and no one is willing to share...hopefully some $$$ can help.

If I ever get this to work, I'll do a DIY for everyone

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Skylaw, as you can, I even posted and bumped that thread.

It doesn't show the pin configuration for the autolevel.
It was suggested by a member measure the resistance to figure the correct pin configuration.

I'm just tempted to match with the bixenons from top to bottom to the old xenons with the pins labeled 1,2,3,4

Also there are mixed messages as to ground the the 1st and 3rd for the high beams, S500 man grounded the 1st only, while zam2000 said don't do it.

I've been trying to tackle this but there are no resolution.

If anyone has the adapter/wire harness from autowerksdirect, I'll buy it from them or pay for that layout.

Seems like it's a hidden secret and no one is willing to share...hopefully some $$$ can help.

If I ever get this to work, I'll do a DIY for everyone
You can also trace the ground wire from inside the lamp it is the brown colored wire on the solonoid. There was a diagram someone posted and that is what I used. So far they are working fine.
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Old 01-30-2008, 01:57 PM
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You can also trace the ground wire from inside the lamp it is the brown colored wire on the solonoid. There was a diagram someone posted and that is what I used. So far they are working fine.
Awesome abhatti55!. I'll take a look at that tonight
Sorry to sound pesky, but did you ground 1 wire or 2 wires on each headlight?

Well, seems like the high beam bixenon is the easy part.

I did buy that adapter that S500 posted a picture of. It was only $2 each.

Now for the autolevel

Edit: this picture? Doesn't look like oem though, no autolevel plug.
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you need to buy the pins that go inside the plug if you didn't..i'll take a look to see how many wires i grounded and post back, but i think it was only one.
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re "you need to buy the pins that go inside the plug if you didn't..i'll take a look to see how many wires i grounded and post back, but i think it was only one."

did you manage to have a look and if so could you post ,thanks
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re "you need to buy the pins that go inside the plug if you didn't..i'll take a look to see how many wires i grounded and post back, but i think it was only one."

did you manage to have a look and if so could you post ,thanks
I opened up the lights and managed to trace the wires that abhatti said.
The brown grounding wires are on the left side on both the right and left headlight.

I also opened up the autolevel portion to check the wirings.

If someone can help me with the adapter, I'll get this completed and will post a DIY for everyone.
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MB PART NUMBER: A 220 545 46 28 thats what that plastic adapter is i bought it at the benz dealer i cant figure out auto level wires though...
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MB PART NUMBER: A 220 545 46 28 thats what that plastic adapter is i bought it at the benz dealer i cant figure out auto level wires though...
Thanks S500 Man. I got that part # from you, which is for the highbeam.
https://mbworld.org/forums/showthrea...ight=headlight

Actually, I'm talking about the one for the autolevel:
https://mbworld.org/forums/s-class-w220/230418-adapter-harness-bixenon-headlight-part-number.html

The autolevel wires are exactly the same color both for the bixenon and the old xenons.

I haven't had the chance to post the pictures. I'll do that once I get the autolevel adapter (or might to rig it up with other wire) to work.

From top to bottom of the bixenon, they're:
1. Red
2. Green
3. Black
4. Blue
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Old 03-17-2008, 03:42 AM
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did this ever get figured out?
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Old 12-27-2014, 07:41 PM
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It's pretty simple.

The new light (assuming you got the correct one cause there are two versions and many people make the mistake of getting the one with only two connections) should have 3 connectors (the other version only has two). Connect the original "headlight" connector from the car end (the oval one) to the center connector on both headlights. The other square connector from the car end is for the auto leveling system and obviously wont' fit into the new light cause the receptable is oval and not round. The company in SD that used to make these connectors are out of business and I bought one from them and consequently know the wire config. Worse case is that you solder wire onto the headlight pins and there are only 4 pins and tap the extended wire onto the wire from the car end connector. You don't need to cut the original round connector but rather you can get plastic wire taps and just crimp them on the exposed wires while still keeping the original connectors (if you need pics let me know). That's it and this will activate the leveling system. I'll take a look at my connection tomorrow morning and tell you the order. It's a vertical connector with 4 pins. They should match up to the 4 wires coming fromm the car. The leveling connector is the one closest to the side of the car or the 'fatter' end of the headlight. The remaining 3rd connector towards the middle smaller head of the headlight is not used but you will need to ground the first and last pin meaning you will need to attach a black wire to the first pin and then to the last pin and have another black wire coming out of the last pin grounded somewhere on the car or vice versa just make sure both the first and last pins are grounded. Do this for both sides. Without this ground, you will not be able to use the high beam HID. Basically you should have one short wire connecting the first and last pin and one long wire coming out of the last pin as the final ground wire. If you have questions, just let me know.
@ansonnn This is a little old but do you still know which wire goes to which pin on the vertical 4 pin plug? Thanks
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I have a 2004 S 500 with factory HID headlights I want to downgrade to the projector headlights so I can buy the aftermarket headlights that are for the projector S500.

This probably doesnít make sense to a lot of you but the headlights that I want Only come available for the S 500 with factory projectors
Iíve been searching for weeks for the style I want that works with factory HIDs but I cannot locate them so I want to downgrade my car harness to work for projector factory headlights
so that I can buy the headlights that I want and install them to my

car does anyone have a wiring schematic or know what I need to do to make this possible???
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