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1999 c 230 kompressor

Hey i drive a 1999 c 230 kompressor and i am planing on changing the headlight bulb. Does it matter what kind of bulb i buy and if so what kind should i get? Like what bulb size, how many watts, and how many volts?
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.......well, you can check your owners manual or go into the parts store and let them know the vehicle you have or you can remove the old bulb and take it into the parts store. Use gloves when touching the new bulb.

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Yes you need to use the correct type bulb, especially with these cars as they had a design flaw that allows the retainer to melt as it is, so you definitely don't want anything running hot. I would use their reference system at the parts store or check your owner's manual as stated. I wouldn't take the bulb that's already in the car in because I've had several cars fitted with the wrong bulb over the years meaning you would just get another "wrong" bulb in it's place.


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