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If you own a W210 of any year, I definitely recommend this for an instant and "cheap" facelift.

Polishing and restoration can only do so much, especially if your headlamps are original, making the plastic 14 years old or more. I and a friend did the polishing job in June of 2011, and within a year the lamps had faded back to yellow. Not a good look. So, instead - order the lenses:

Mercedes Headlight Lens Left - Economy 2108201580 | FCP Euro

Mercedes Headlight Lens (E300 E320 E420 E430) - Hella 2108201680A | FCP Euro

They take about a week or so to find and arrive at your doorstep. Installation is simple, but I do recommend professional installation if you don't have the tools or proper sealant (water intrusion is bad) on hand.

Total including labor by my friendly local mechanic (Ronald at Masterclass Auto of Miami MasterClass Automotive | European Auto Repair Specialists - Miami BMW, Mercedes Benz, Bentley, Ferrari, Lambourghini) came to around $300.

And the look is amazing.



Old with new.



New. I'll take some "real" photos (not iPhone) this weekend.

Work in progress!


Also, I recommend coating them with Plexus Plastic Cleaner. It's designed for marine and aviation use, but is recommended for automotive plastic lenses too. It's a bit pricey at $30 a can, but I'm playing it safe. You can get it at any marine or aviation supply store.
 

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Very cool.
Unfortunately these lenses are for Halogen only. If you have the Xenon lamps, that is a different lens, and I couldn't find them on that site you posted.

Thanks for the info though!
 

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Yes, I should have clarified that. I have Halogen lamps.

Xenon requires a whole new housing, which runs you quite a bit of money.

I'm personally not a Xenon sort of guy. My end goal is a sleeper car but I do want the outside to look decent.
 

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Where were they manufactured?
 

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Very cool.
Unfortunately these lenses are for Halogen only. If you have the Xenon lamps, that is a different lens, and I couldn't find them on that site you posted.

Thanks for the info though!
I believe I posted a picture of the xenon lens part number on my "headlamp internals/diagram" thread.
 

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Where were they manufactured?
The lenses from FCP Euro are Hella and manufactured in Germany.

I'm not sure how easy they are to find since FCP had to ship one from their warehouse in Groton, CT, and another straight from Hella which has a US warehouse in Georgia.

I'm almost inclined to think this component might be getting hard to get? Or maybe it's just not available in mass quantities per seller.

However, zero complaints with FCP, since they delivered all components within a week to my place in Miami.
 

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Yes, I should have clarified that. I have Halogen lamps.

Xenon requires a whole new housing, which runs you quite a bit of money.

I'm personally not a Xenon sort of guy. My end goal is a sleeper car but I do want the outside to look decent.

No you can get them, they are made by Hella, I bought a set for my 97 E420 a couple of years back. check the other lens thread for my post.
 

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The lenses from FCP Euro are Hella and manufactured in Germany.

I'm not sure how easy they are to find since FCP had to ship one from their warehouse in Groton, CT, and another straight from Hella which has a US warehouse in Georgia.

I'm almost inclined to think this component might be getting hard to get? Or maybe it's just not available in mass quantities per seller.

However, zero complaints with FCP, since they delivered all components within a week to my place in Miami.
In my experience FCP carry very little stock of anything...they usually have to order it in and that wastes time.
If you're in no hurry then no problem.
 
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