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Hi guys,
Just found out to-day the Driver side headlamp low beam is gone. When I switch to High beam, the light flickers a few times.

1) Is this normal behaviour?

2) What is the replacement bulb for this?
Just browsed Autohausaz.com and found out this one:
Osram Sylvania
Headlight Bulb, Xenon; D2S-35W; Xenon Low Beam; Left/Right

3) Can I replace bulb myself?
The reason I am asking is: the operator's manual has a warning:

"Because of high voltage in BiXenon lamps....blah....blah...."


TIA

Soma
 

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Make sure the headlights are powered off. Warning is because of 20k volts that goes from the ballast to the bulb when it is on.
 

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Make sure the headlights are powered off. Warning is because of 20k volts that goes from the ballast to the bulb when it is on.
Got it.
Thanks.
I placed order for the bulbs on autolamps.com

Bulbs for the ML500 and 300SD

SOma
 

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It's pretty easy. Make sure you're replacing the pair and not just the one bulb. Otherwise your bulbs won't be matching in color, unless that doesn't bother you.
 

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When you remove the bulbs pay particular to the orientation of the connector ballast box on the back of the bulb, the wire bale holding the bulb in place and the small connector to the back of the ballast connector to the bulb. The small connector can only be plugged in when the bulb and rear connector/ballast is completely installed. And I'm sure you know to Never touch the bulb.
Also the only way I could access the bulbs is to remove the entire light fixture which is fairly easy to do.
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Thank you guys.

Appreciate your help.

Soma
 
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