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D2R bulbs Vs. D2S bulbs

Hi! I have ML 55, 2000 with OEM Xenon. My light bulbs start to wear out, so I'm looking for a new pair of light bulbs. I think I need D2R bulbs, but I wonder if I could use D2S bulbs instead, since It is kind of hard to find Philips D2R bulbs with 4300k.

Is it okay to use D2S bulbs?

Where can I get those light bulbs? (Already check on ebay)

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RE: D2R bulbs Vs. D2S bulbs

Both lamps have the same brightness BUT the focal point of the light source is different. One lamp is set up for projector beam fixtures including Bi-Xenon types, and the other type set up for reflector type headlights like the first generation ML's had. They do not interchange.
This place sells different lamps but I am not sure if the lamps meet DOT MOT or TUV specs.

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RE: D2R bulbs Vs. D2S bulbs

For the older style reflector Xenons on your ML you need to use the D2R (Reflector) and not the D2S (Projector) bulbs. This will produce the proper beam pattern and not have light shining where it should'nt. You can easily find D2R replacement bulbs for your ML by searching Google for them.

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