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Headlamp clip / retaining spring

This is a tip for changing headlights. I replaced the low beam bulb (H7) on my 2000 230C, but I couldn't get the retaining spring (or clip) to snap on, partly because you can't see how to fasten it.

The secret, according to my Mercedes tech son-in-law, is not to push it straight on, but to push first from the left (passenger) side and then to the right. I tried for 20 minutes and only hurt my finger the wrong way. The right way took 3 seconds. Hope this helps someone else.
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Talking Pictures of the Clip Mechanism and Instructions how to Change the Headlamp Mercedes

Evilution - Smart Car Encyclopaedia

This link shows the clip and process to change the headlamp on a Smart car, but (no surprise) it was identical to my 2007 Mercedes B200.

I struggled for an hour before I understood the clip. I couldn't see it so all I was doing was cutting up my hands guessing how it worked, before I gave up found these pictures (and Alan's tip).

Thanks for the tip Alan, but these pictures where so easy to understand.

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