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Hey guys,
I have a few questions in regards to the conversion on my 2000 E320. (want to install the new projector headlights)I already have xenons on the car (stock) but the person who previously owned the car had put them on afterwards (meaning they didn't come "stock" from MB but I am 99% positive that they are stock)This is my understanding....

1. Where can I buy the headlights for a reasonable price and a reliable source?
2. Do I need any x-tra parts i.e. different bulbs...or anything else for that matter, or is it just a "plug and play deal?
3. Can I install them myself? How hard is it taking that front bumper off? Is there a misalignment problem afterwards or is that dummy proof?
4. Also, I have the chrome rings around my current headlights...do they come off easily or do I need a new set?

I guess those are all the questions that come to mind for now, but please feel free to provide any extra info that I might need in completing this task correctly. I thank u in advance.
 

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XIGNSX - 2/28/2005 12:56 PM

1. Where can I buy the headlights for a reasonable price and a reliable source?
2. Do I need any x-tra parts i.e. different bulbs...or anything else for that matter, or is it just a "plug and play deal?
3. Can I install them myself? How hard is it taking that front bumper off? Is there a misalignment problem afterwards or is that dummy proof?
4. Also, I have the chrome rings around my current headlights...do they come off easily or do I need a new set?
1. I bought mine form procarparts throught ebay for $505. They were xenon ready with a cage for the ballast and grometed holes for the ballast wiring. However, I have not seen a 2000+ m.y. assembly yet.

2. You will need to replace the bulb. Stock xenons use D2R you will need D2S bulbs. Otherwise it will be plug and play.

3. It should be fairly easy. I have a 99 so I don't have to remove the bumper. You may have to take some time to properly center the light in the hole.

4. You may not need the chrome rings after the upgrade.

5. REPLACE THE PROJECTORS! they are crummy. Watch eBay for some Broken W211 xenon assemblies. You may even be able to use an assembly from another MB model. When you replace the projectors put the assembly in the oven @ 150 deg F for about 10-15 min. This will help you remove the lense. When you put in the new projectors you will need to wire the shutter solonoid to the Highbeam bulb. Reseal the assembly and you will have Bi-xenons.

I haven't yet done this (I have all the parts) because my Benz was invloved in a collision in November but is still not properly repaired[:(!][V]
 

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Thanx Storm....I will contach him on that as well.
Thanx E Wagon...will like to see the pics after ur finished with ur conversion.
 

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I'll post some pic's with the projectors assemblies in the car but I haven't decided to replace the internal projectors or start any other upgrade project (i can't even bring myself to chnage the oil ) due to my dislike for the car at the moment.[V] But if I do I'll do a publication or something.
 

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E Wagon,

Can't wait to see that. I tried to open my projector headlight over the weekend but it wasn't easy. I'm affraid it was going to break it. I decided to put it back after messing with it for a while.

If you put the headlight in an oven, do you have to remove all the wires first or not? I'm affraid I'm going to burn the whole projector.
 

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Thaden,

I would remove everything you can including the access covers, bulbs ect. most wires can handle the 150 deg temp for a while. I must warn you I have not disassembled the Depo projectors yet, only the two w211 assemblies that I bought off eBay. Also My oven is capable of being set at 150 and maintaining that temp; if yours is not I would preheat it, turn it off, let it cool and then put the assembly in the oven.

I can't remove the headlights on my car until I get the piss poor shop to do something. I don't want to get into a fight with them because I have disassembled stuff.

BTW: The lights have some road grime on them. And the turn indicators are those blueish (when off) silverstar bulbs.
 

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