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Old 01-25-2002, 08:33 PM
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500E E-code lights, anyone?

Well, guys (sorry, Phil) I'm cutting a deal sorta direct with Hella for 500E Euro headlamp clusters (for off-road use only, guys). They are considerably more expensive than the regular W124 lights, as they difinitively have a model-specific lens (to throw that aux. high beam way down the road). Seems to be The Goods, and I assure you they were hard to track down.

How many of us are willing to buy these RIGHT NOW? Jim N., Guido, FAD (unless I hear otherwise, amigo) and myownself are in, making 4 of us. Any others? I'm likely gonna cut one deal, one time, and then pass the connection along...can't really be bothered getting into the parts biz.

I'm at $450 U.S. dollars per set now, with H4 (headlight) & H3 (aux. driving light) bulbs but without corner markers/turn signals. Deal includes city lights and vacuum adjust, as I understand.

Regular 'ole W124 E code lights are $375, with amber corners & all bulbs. I'm looking into the cost of replacing the ambers with clears.
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Old 01-26-2002, 02:08 AM
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Michael,

Would you be able to do just the lenses? What's your deadline?

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Old 01-26-2002, 07:26 AM
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Ricky,

Are you looking for replacement E-code '94 lenses? I'll pursue & let you know...
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Old 01-26-2002, 09:11 AM
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Michael , You mentioned the vacum adjust for the headlamps. Is this correct , and if so you can count me in !.
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Old 01-26-2002, 11:25 AM
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Alan/All:

I'm going to order one set and ensure they're of the calibre we all prefer. If everything is as stated, I think we'll all be quite happy.

Alan, what car are you looking to equip? Year and model, please

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Old 01-26-2002, 12:11 PM
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Michael , I have a 92 500E . Elsewhere in this site I have been listing the tale about my mishap with my car. I am in the process of putting it back together and since I need one headlamp assembly two would not be that much more. I know that the later models the lamps fit the hood in a slightly different manner. I have seen this on other cars and it does not bother me. This sounds like a great deal !. We wait with much anticipation.
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Old 01-26-2002, 12:14 PM
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You got it, michael. I already replaced my headlamps with 94 euros but they weren't E500 specific (they were the generic W124 ones) I was planning to chrome the housing and replace the lenses so I have a sort of DIY E500 lamps. Cheaper too.
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Old 01-26-2002, 02:22 PM
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Vacuum adjust feature

Just for everyone's consideration, the vacuum adjust feature is of little use if you have a car with load-leveling. Indeed if you like you can use the system to aim your lights a bit further down the road; however, I found that when I rented 2 different Benzes in Germany last year with this feature, I invariably left the switch in the highest position.

I personally do not plan to activate the vacuum adjust system, FWIW
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Old 01-27-2002, 06:22 PM
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OK, here are some questions...

First, will they work on my 93 400E? Will I need a new switch or anything?

Is the install bad?

What bulbs?

That's it for now. Thanks.
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Old 01-27-2002, 07:03 PM
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Shane,

Do you want simply a 300E/400E euro setup, or are you looking to replace your fog lights with auxiliary driving lights?
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Old 01-27-2002, 07:47 PM
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If the 500E lights will work I want those. If not then Euro 400E lights are my next choice.
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Old 01-27-2002, 08:46 PM
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Shane, they will work on the E400/400E but remember, your fog lamps will be replaced by driving lamps. The two have pretty distinct beam patterns. Won't you ever need your fog lamps?
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Old 01-27-2002, 09:51 PM
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Yes, I know they will replace the fogs.

I may be putting in all yellow lights anyways. French style

Whats the price shipped to 01845? I am problably in.

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Old 01-28-2002, 09:36 AM
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hello men

i've got some of the euro headlight beam adjusters coming.
these are the genuine deal, 2 piece panel and dial.

i have a post in classified section.

no dubs-- yellow h3's aren't too easy to find. you may want to swap the yellow glass covers from your u.s. lights.

www.rallylights.com buy the 85/110 h4 yellow star bulbs, i have a pair, they're sweet! also not too expensive. the yellow star h3's are NO longer very yellow.

thanks

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Old 01-28-2002, 11:56 AM
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thanks for the advice. i'll probably buy them (bulbs) from the internet.
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