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Old 01-29-2008, 11:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Help - How to replace the headlights lens?

Hello, my camera is either broken or the battery is dead and I can't post pictures now. Anyway, I have removed the black rubber strip around the headlights and now I need to know how to replace the lens? Do I pry the lens off or remove the tab thing around the lens housing? Do I need to reseal with something if I do remove it? Thanks.
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Old 01-29-2008, 11:54 AM   #2 (permalink)
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On mine, there was some glue involved on some of the plastic tabs. Removing that allowed the lens to be unclipped from the body.

Do not touch the reflector with anything, and do not attempt to clean it. You will be sorry if you do.

I used low-volatility silicone sealer on mine, in addition to the rubber gasket, and let it cure completely before attaching the rear cover.
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Old 01-29-2008, 03:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I popped the tab and was able to swap out the lens. Took some wiggling but did it. Thanks.
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Old 01-29-2008, 04:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Your question bring me one: If you are able to remove the lens, does that mean you can buy replacement ones?

I checked at my dealer to do so and its is the complete housing that I must buy. That's expensive!!!!

Let me know were I can buy replacement lens if its possible (I live in Canada BTW...).
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Old 01-29-2008, 04:57 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Your question bring me one: If you are able to remove the lens, does that mean you can buy replacement ones?

I checked at my dealer to do so and its is the complete housing that I must buy. That's expensive!!!!

Let me know were I can buy replacement lens if its possible (I live in Canada BTW...).
Thanks,

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Hey, Uncle. You can usually find them on e-bay. If you're asking because yours are discolored, do a search, there's information about polishing them to be like new. Here's the info, I went and found it and just added it to the DIY sticky. KUDOS to docfuture for a job well done. http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w210...s-restore.html

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I didn't get this because I have bought an old headlight, but I think this will work - eBay Motors: Mercedes Headlights LENS W210 E300D E320 E420 E430 E55 (item 370017964580 end time Feb-04-08 09:15:42 PST)
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Old 01-30-2008, 09:50 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Hey, Uncle. You can usually find them on e-bay. If you're asking because yours are discolored, do a search, there's information about polishing them to be like new. Here's the info, I went and found it and just added it to the DIY sticky. KUDOS to docfuture for a job well done. http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w210...s-restore.html

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Hey Hi Greg, Thanks for the tip! I wonder why they haven't done those lens in pyrex as it was on the W201. It wouldn't never fade....

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Old 01-30-2008, 12:43 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I checked at my dealer to do so and its is the complete housing that I must buy. That's expensive!!!!
Lenses aren't legally replaceable in NA but are in Europe. You can source them from a European source such as speedautoteile.com
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Hey Hi Greg, Thanks for the tip! I wonder why they haven't done those lens in pyrex as it was on the W201. It wouldn't never fade....

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Ho yes, I forgot to ask you something: Polishing results are great BUT how long it will last???

Mine have winsheild washer nosels. I am sure that this make the lens fade faster...

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