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Date registered: Aug 2010
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The reason for dim halogen headlights?
This is my first R-class, and my first car in a long time that did not have HID headlights from the factory. I have hated how dim the headlights are, especially compared to HID. I recently put Silverstar Ultras in my lows and highs, but the lows seemed to still be yellow/dim (high beams are bright and white, by comparison). I took at look and my lows, and thought that my low beam lenses looked dirty. I pulled the bulb, inserted a long cotton swab (which really took some work) and managed to rub the lens a little. The attached picture shows the result (towards the top of the lens). It's no wonder the low beams are so dim - they are filthy!
Now I gotta figure out how to clean the lenses...