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Yes, but....

For non Xenon projector lights of the DEPO style purchased for my car.
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If you have not removed your headlight yet, there is a great video on you tube. It's worth watching.
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Which is pretty darn easy to convert to h.i.d's. Which is what I did with mine. Fogs/Low beams & front parking lights are l.e.d's. H.i.d's are h7 bulbs that are plug and play.
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Those look great! Is it totally plug-and-play?
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Yes, but....

For non Xenon projector lights of the DEPO style purchased for my car.
It is now also plug-and-play for going from halogens to HID's, as Depo now offers that conversion option as well. This is what I did, just this week, to my post-facelift S430 that originally came with halogens (this was a test). The kit is available with optional HID bulbs (H7) pre-installed, and a ballast comes with it. The wiring's all done, along with whatever electronics to prevent the car's computer from flashing the lights and throwing errors. Basically, just swap, hook up, test, and you're done.

These same headlight assemblies work just fine in pre-facelift cars as well, including those with factory HID's. The aforementioned assemblies resided for a little while in the 2000 S500 project car that originally came with HID's, before going back to my S430.

2000 S430 (Dad's car, used for special occasions)
2000 S500 (best friend's--now WIFE's--DD: my first W220 project car, once gone to, and now returned from, an excellent home--welcome back home, baby!)
2003 S430 (one of two current DD's--second W220 project car)
2003 S600 (third w220 project car, "sex on wheels")
2005 E320 CDI (the other current DD--first W211 project car)

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unclipping wires on headlight assembly

I am having hard time releasing the 2 wires attached to the headlight assembly. Especially when I cannot see properly.
Can someone briefly mention what needs to be pressed or pulled when tugging the wires?
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You may be better off removing the cluster so you can get to the connectors more easily. If you mean the wiring to the igniter (the orange thing), and for hints on how to remove the cluster easily, see https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...t-removal.html

Damaging an igniter can be expensive. Also, if the problem turns out to be a ballast resistor, you will need to remove the cluster anyway.

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I am having hard time releasing the 2 wires attached to the headlight assembly. Especially when I cannot see properly.
Can someone briefly mention what needs to be pressed or pulled when tugging the wires?
I think I know what he means. There's a tab that you do indeed need to push on, for the "main" headlight connector. It's at the top of the connector; you press down on it and then wriggle the connector loose. The other connector, assuming he means a post-facelift car, has two tabs on the sides; those need to be pushed in to get the connector off.

Note: sometimes, these connectors take some oomph and patience to get off, especially if it hasn't been done in a long time. This was the case with both of my '03's, the S430 and the S600. After that, it does get a bit easier to take on and off.

2000 S430 (Dad's car, used for special occasions)
2000 S500 (best friend's--now WIFE's--DD: my first W220 project car, once gone to, and now returned from, an excellent home--welcome back home, baby!)
2003 S430 (one of two current DD's--second W220 project car)
2003 S600 (third w220 project car, "sex on wheels")
2005 E320 CDI (the other current DD--first W211 project car)
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