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Old 08-23-2004, 11:45 AM
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W210 96-99 vs. 00-02 headlights - Xenon

I just got a great deal on xenon headlights off ebay ($240, including shipping).
Problem, they are for a 2000-up car, and I have a 97.
How hard will it be to make the headlight fit?
I know there is a way to do it . . .

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Old 08-23-2004, 04:41 PM
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BTW, there's another set on Ebay right now.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7917548939&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEBI%3AIT
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The lights won't fit.

The 2000 and up are the "face lifted" cars. Basically the entire front end is different.
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Old 08-25-2004, 02:20 PM
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Yes, but the headlights are the same dimensions, only with different locations for the fasteners. Well, I'll have to see.
Worse, I'll sell them and make a profit.
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Old 08-25-2004, 03:32 PM
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I recall seeing somewhere (can't remember where now) that the lights from a W211 will fit (with light mods) the W210, and the "late" W210 lights will fit the "early" W210 cars with light mods.

I saw a pic of an early W210 with the lights from the W211, and they looked very nice.
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Old 08-25-2004, 03:33 PM
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Not the stuff I saw earlier, but here's something...

http://forums.mbworld.org/forums/showthread.php?t=75308
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Old 08-25-2004, 05:19 PM
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In this case, I think I should manage to make it work.
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Old 09-07-2004, 11:41 AM
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Well,
it did not fit. So I removed the reflectors from the xenon headlights and transferred them to the halogen headlights.
I have xenon, with the right reflector but the wrong lens. Not sure it matters. I am debating whether to get the xenon lenses from bekkers.

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