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Old 07-13-2010, 10:37 AM
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Euro headlight reflektor quandary; please weigh in!

Hallo from Berlin Germany!

I am taking the plunge into the euro scheinwerfer changeout for my 114 '73 280 with some good luck I am finding success.

I found a pair of headlights for cheap cheap, but the reflectors are "blind" as they say in germany. So I walk into a mercedes dealership here in Berlin, and find the nicest man ever, and he works with me and discovers he has a pair in stock in that location. We were both flabbergasted, they cost way more than I got the headlights for. but what the heck, when I get back to the states I want to pop these babies in.

Now as I inspect, I find a problem! Here is where peach parts expertise comes in.

If you look at the photos:

The old main reflektor which is installed in the assembly has and extra hole cut and an extra bulb mounted as well. They are quite different actually The original reflector seems to hold two 12V 55w bulbs..

I'v looked at several aftermarket reflectors on ebay, which match to the OEM ones I have just purchased.

Has any one who have done these change-outs come across this problem?

Should I return these new reflectors while I'm still in Germany...?

Thanks much for any and all opinions!
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