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Hella Xenon right bulb is dying. Any input will help lots!

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I have a 2002 ML500 with Halogens. I switched them with aftermarket Hella Xenons in 2003. I guess they are the OEM Hella Xenons. Anyhow, the right bulb is now just starting to flicker. The color output is now blue-ish as compared to the left bulb, which is more white. It looks as though the bulb is dying.

What can I do to resolve this problem? I think I need to get a replacement bulb and that should fix it. Can anyone please point me to the right direction? Also, if I do need to replace the bulb, where can I get the replacement?

Any input is totally appreciated! Thank you in advance!

- David
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ebay is your friend. I bought a pair from ebay and it has been working great. Cost me about $60.
JimB it's wise of you to reseal it prior to install. I did the same on my reflector xenon. The easiest way out is to use a hair dryer and warm up the edges (to soften the black tar) then use a lot of small clamps to clamp it down along the perimeter. It worked well, I can tell that the gap between the clear lens and the housing decreased, i.e. better sealing capability. Running a bead of silicone along the perimeter also works too but I prefered the cleaner method.
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