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upgrade to xenon elements

Dumb question, but can i just swap out the halogen element (not changing the houseing) for a xenon one on the 2002 E320 ?
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Dumb question, but can i just swap out the halogen element (not changing the houseing) for a xenon one on the 2002 E320 ?
You can. There are many kits for sale that allow you to do it.
There is no way you can legally put a HID light source in a fixture designed for halogen light bulbs because the design of the output light pattern will be wrong and you will exceed legal glare limits regardless of how you try to aim them. That is why none of the kits can claim they pass DOT FMVSS 108 or European design rules. If you have mandatory safety inspections where you live you can expect that it will be noticed eventually and a fixit ticket will be issued. Where I call home the local law is cracking down on anybody with HID colored lights because of the number of complaints caused by ricers.

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