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Old 01-12-2003, 06:05 PM
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Xenon Euro Headlights on a W201?

Recently, I was interested in purchasing new lenses for the Euro headlights I already have on my 16V, but then found myself wondering if I could possibly find new Xenon Euro headlights for the 201 or even a conversion kit. I am aware of the electrical issue (Halogens drawing more electricity than the Xenons) but I was wondering if anyone has tried to convert the headlights on a 201. Or is it not even possible. Any information is greatly appreciated. Thanks


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Old 01-12-2003, 07:32 PM
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Click on the 190e to the left of the corvette.
Then go to Euro lights/HID install.
Great info - hope it helps.
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Old 01-12-2003, 08:25 PM
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Thanks for the info mbdad, I'm not sure I want to spend the money on an HID upgrade, I'm really interested in finding a way to convert the Euros from halogens to xenons. I was actually hoping that someone had either done this conversion before or found someplace that sells the entire Euro headlight in a xenon version. Thanks anyway, that is a very interesting project.

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Old 01-13-2003, 01:32 AM
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I think these represent a great value for the money. Especially since they come with a $10 rebate for a pair. Typically found in chain auto stores.

Sylvania's Silverstars

These have a good write-up for the money. Kind of an appropriate name as well.

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Old 01-13-2003, 05:34 AM
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Xenon headlamp FAQ's

Check out this websight for good info on headlights in general, and Xenon conversions specifically. Many myths debunked.
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Old 01-13-2003, 10:12 AM
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There are no direct conversions for the W201 and no projector options. If you want HID, then your going to need to convert your reflector headlights to use HID like I did.

The results are incredible and well worth the time/money. As for money, I have about $250 invested in the HID system and $75 for a set of Xenarc HID D2S burners as I did not like the Philips burners that originally came with my HID system.

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