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I'm trying to replace the headlight frames on my 190E with Bosch frames. Can anyone give me DETAILED instructions so I don't break anything?
 

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Why bother? Get Euro's and be done with it.
 

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i third that....such a cleaner look
 

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For the time I have these new frames I want to install until I can save up for the euros. So can the frame come off with removing the whole light assembly ?
 

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Wizz190E said:
For the time I have these new frames I want to install until I can save up for the euros. So can the frame come off with removing the whole light assembly ?
Better to take it all out. Been awhile since I replaced mine, but it wasn't complicated. Raise the hood, remove the single bolt holding the trim piece under the light (it is just tucked under the fender on the other side). Unplug everything. As I recall, there's a wheel nut (white plastic) holding the corner to the headlight frame, take it off and slide the corner forward and out. Then, I think there's two bolts on top and one on bottom that hold the light frame in (may be two on the bottom, but I only recall one). Once out, it's pretty straightforward to remove the headlight from the frame and put it in the new one.

Check out katmac.com or importvision.com. For just a little more than you likely paid for those frames, you coulda had Euro's (not genuine Bosch, but they look great, IMO).
 

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it is better to take out the hole light, but you dont have to.
 

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Ok I see the shite turn knob for the side markers and the Bolt for the trim panel but I cannot seem to locate the 3 screws.
 

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its under the light itself, there is a plastic peice that goes across the headlight that you have to take off and search for it in there.
 

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Just wanted to say that the information provided on this thread allowed me to complete the replacement of my headlight frames on my MB190D. Thanks to everyone who contributed.
 
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