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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-18-2014, 02:54 PM Thread Starter
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front headlight dipped beam

my front right dipped beam is gone . it shows up on the '' malfunctions'' screen
it started to go dim , then passed out
I rang local merc people here .]tjey told me it was a bulb. cost circa $120
OR a box of some kind costing over $400
ive heard that E -class mercs had a lot of electrical pbobs.
These are xenon lights
Anyway of getting round the $ 400 box , f it turns out to be that ?
any advice welcomed
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-18-2014, 03:27 PM
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If the ballast (box) is dead then you could probably find one at a breaker. Your source of info may have been speaking of the igniter. To rule out the ballast a mechanic could switch sides on the ballast.

The bulbs are expensive and you probably do not want to hear this, but both sides should be changed if it is the bulb or they will have slightly different color hues due to age.

The lighting systems on the W211s is not really known for lots of electrical issues.
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