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Does anybody know whether all Japan market 1997-1999 w140s were fitted with Xenon lights?

I have a Japanese spec 1997 S600 (Build date Dec 1996), which is currently fitted with regular halogen lights, but as the head light height adjustment doesn't work and the rubber trim on top of them (seals between the headlight and the bonnet) are rapidly crumbling, I thought I'd replace them with the original spec factory xenons.

The other annoyance is that being Japanese spec the beam pattern is set for RHD even though the car is actually LHD and even at full adjustment the beam pattern can't be corrected. For that reason alone I'm happy to stump up the necessary for replacement units.

It looks like the current units may have been retrofitted, so I need help identifying whether the car originally had Xenons and hence they would easily retrofit, and what I need to check before ordering?

Anybody got any tips what to look for?
 

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99CL600,98CL600 Swiss import,R230 SL666, EURO1985 280 CE & XR600R Desert killer
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what can I say if it is 96 it should come with XENON headlights if I was you I would check symbols on you HEADLIGHT LENS if the car came from factory with XENON light bulbs on your lens should be symbol D2R ,I know you have many symbol on the botton of each HEADLIGHT LENS ,but if you can find D2R symbol you good to go.
 
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