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W210 Headlight Removal?

I just got my In-Pro headlights today for my W210 and I wanted to know what is the best way to get around the fitment.

They are part number 33610 for the prefacelift E (mine is a 98 therefore these are for my car).

I have heard that I need to remove the bumper for this job. Is there anyone out there who can take the time and give me a runthrough on how to fit these lights?

I want to get the job done as soon as possible.

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RE: W210 Headlight Removal?

On a 96 - 99 E-Class you don't have to remove the bumper. Just the trim piece below each headlight and a rubber strip that hold that piece to the bumper.
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Thanks E-Klasse,... but

E-Klasse you are the man, but how do I remove the trim peice, should I just tug or is there something i'm missing?

Also will the rubber piece be easily noticable or should I be real careful.

I have a rough idea what you are describing, I just want to make sure i don't break anything.

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RE: W210 Headlight Removal?

If I remember correctly, there is a screw or two holding the trim piece on. Look along the edge where it lines up with the grill. It just swings away when they are removed. The rubber piece is just clipped to the piece. It can be popped off when the piece is away from under the headlight. Then there is three screws holding the headlight in. It just comes right out.
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RE: W210 Headlight Removal?

Thanks again E-Klasse,

I'll try this out in the morning and will keep you posted. I also got a few extras for the car, will post pics soon.

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RE: W210 Headlight Removal?

storm if u have like e klasse says no bumper removal needed.
here goes how to take out headlight. learn this from other forum member which i did later.

lets take the right headlight.

open the hood. see screw at far right above the headlight. use 8 socket to remove.
then go down to the rubber trim that covers where the headlight meet the grill. slide finger there to lift up the trim. u should see another screw. remove that.

then swing the plastic trim to the right ( u have to pull towards the middle of the car to do this first)

next u see screw between the larger and small headlight. remove screw.
then underneath the large headlight remove the screw. that screw is pointing to the side of the headlight towards the headlight
then remove the screw below the small headlight.
lift up and remove the headlight and disconnect the bulb wiring.
reverse process during put back
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RE: W210 Headlight Removal?

Guys thank you for your help i really appreciate it. I got the work done, and thanks to you it only took 15 minutes per headlight (I took my sweet time).

My 280 is looking Phat thanks to your help, I'll post a few pics soon.

Again, Thank you E-Klaas & 007.
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RE: W210 Headlight Removal?

storm what did u to your old wheels/rims
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RE: W210 Headlight Removal?

Can the new headlights be adjusted,in the same way,the old ones could. It's night here,but if anyone knows,please let me know.Currently,they're pointing at the ground. If not,I'll look tomorrow morning. Thanks
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RE: W210 Headlight Removal?

u should see two "screws" on top of the headlight housing. the outer ones adjust the light outward or inward. the inner one adjust up and down.
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