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How to Replace Low Beam Bulb?

The driver's side low beam headlight bulb is out on my 2005 C240. I've searched the forum and found some info but just can't seem to find a way to get to the bulb. The only thing that seems to budge is the rubber surrounding the headlamp casing, which is attached by three clips on top.

If anyone can explain how exactly to get to the bulb so I can replace it I would really appreciate it. Thank you!
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Did you try to find instructions from your manual? Just need to remove the flap behind the light assembly to reach the bulb.

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Thanks for the response. Actually I didn't even think to try the manual...I figured they wouldn't put something like this is there so as to encourage going to the dealership. Will give this a shot, thanks again.
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Thanks again for the diagram, helped a lot. I removed the housing for the low beam, but am having some trouble removing the eletric connector. I'm doing it by feel, because of the tight quarters you can't really see it. Anyhow Im pulling and it wont come off. Anyone have any idea if there's a clip or clamp or something you need to push to remove the electric connector? Afraid to break the thing...
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I believe you have to take off the headlight cover. Then you should see the headlight in a frame-like thing. Pull out the old bulb put in the new. They say you should change the other headlight at the same time.
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I believe you have to take off the headlight cover. Then you should see the headlight in a frame-like thing. Pull out the old bulb put in the new. They say you should change the other headlight at the same time.
Ya I got the cover off. The bulb frame has an electric connector in the back. Manual says to pull out the connector and then twist the bulb frame to take it out, I just can't get the electric connector off!
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You can use a small mirror if you want to see the bulb and the connector. Once you see how to get a good grip from the connector, you will be able to pull it off. With the mirror you can see the bulb holder mechanism and how to release it. Try to move the connector from one side to the other if it does not come off otherwise.
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Stutgart (sp) is no longer revered in my mind. What a big pain in my ass. Was just replacing my ex wifes headlamp on her C240. So God Dammed unfriendly. Extremely poor engineering.
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