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My driver side took a rock from the freeway, it's small and doesn't look like it will crack or split. However if it does... How much does the light go for (Avg?) and does it come with the entire HID assy (My car has oem HID) is it a DIY job or do you need to take it to the dealer.

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Two Benz Garage if memory serves me but I'm getting old and I forget things, you should be able to only replace the glass.

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Two Benz Garage if memory serves me but I'm getting old and I forget things, you should be able to only replace the glass.

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That is good to know, hopefully that's all that is involved:thumbsup:
 

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Yeah, you can replace just the glass. It's not a hard job, and the lens is only about $100.

I replaced both of mine, because they cloudy from rocks/sand after awhile.
 

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Out of curiosity, are the USA OEM xenon lenses plastic or glass? I know the earlier headlamps had plastic lenses but I'm not sure about the xenon headlamp lenses.

If they are plastic, maybe it would be a good idea to replace them with the European spec. glass lenses.
 

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I think that the Xenon headlamps were the same all over the world because I see no difference in the pics with US Spec cars and others.
But I might be wrong.

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Out of curiosity, are the USA OEM xenon lenses plastic or glass? I know the earlier headlamps had plastic lenses but I'm not sure about the xenon headlamp lenses.

If they are plastic, maybe it would be a good idea to replace them with the European spec. glass lenses.
They are definitely glass.
 

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After replacing the lens, you might want to get the clear, thick, stickon protectors. Much cheaper than lens replacement.

They do a good job of protecting without noticeably reducing the light output. But over time, they do lose their clarity from road debris abrasion. Stongard used to offer them, but I'm not sure if they are still in business. A google should show sources.
 

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Chris,
Change it to $200 autohausaz.com

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aam.
They were cheaper when I bought them, like $100 at the dealer. Parts.com has them for $142.

There are random weird things on autohaus that are more expensive than other places sometimes, this must be one of them.
 
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