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Old 02-29-2000, 12:23 PM
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Chris,
The headlight assembly itself is a direct swap...physical size, shape and mounting are identical.
The electrical connector is, however, different. You will need to replace the female connector that plugs into each headlight with the euro version. No cutting, soldering or anything like that, just correctly arrange the pins in the new connector and clip it closed.
If you plan on retaining the old wipers you will also need to fabricate a bracket as I described earlier.
Then, all that's left is to re-aim your headlights ... and enjoy MUCH greater visibility.
I've e-mailed the other information you requested.
Barrie
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Old 02-29-2000, 02:32 PM
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Webmaster,
Is there some sort of Brownie Point award you can give Barrie for all the responses he has sent out because of this one post. Maybe the "Most Helpful Non MercedesShop Moderator" Award.


I was kinda thinking of creating a Headlights Forum and making Barrie the moderator!



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Old 02-29-2000, 06:39 PM
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Ok, so Euro 500E headlights will fit my 1990 300E except they have driving lights. I know the technical difference between driving and fog lights - and I'm not sure what would be better. Here in GA I guess its mostly driving-light weather, but every once in a while when I need fog lights, I NEED fog lights. How much better is the pattern of the fogs compared to US stock and how? Do the driving lights give any side illumination or are they strictly long range?

I guess if I need range, the highs on the euro 300E should be fine, and I'll still have the fogs when the weather becomes adverse

What do you think? Whats the price difference between Euro 500 and 300E, and would you email me any info on them, THANKS A BUNCH.

Sorry this was long

PS. one last thing I promoise! How do I convert the US spec 9004 plug so it can accept the new H4? what wattage bulbs have you guys gone up to without damage?


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Old 03-01-2000, 11:37 PM
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Hey barrie, can you send me the information about the Euro-headlights.....i would appreciate it

e-mail: AgronAhmedi@aol.com
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Old 03-03-2000, 02:23 PM
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For those 190E owners, there is an ebay listing for Euro headlights, item #272412502, for ~$190.
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Old 03-08-2000, 11:54 AM
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Barrie,

Can you email that purchasing info one more time? *grin*

Many thanks,

John

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Originally posted by barrie:
Chris,
The headlight assembly itself is a direct swap...physical size, shape and mounting are identical.
The electrical connector is, however, different. You will need to replace the female connector that plugs into each headlight with the euro version. No cutting, soldering or anything like that, just correctly arrange the pins in the new connector and clip it closed.
If you plan on retaining the old wipers you will also need to fabricate a bracket as I described earlier.
Then, all that's left is to re-aim your headlights ... and enjoy MUCH greater visibility.
I've e-mailed the other information you requested.
Barrie





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Old 08-07-2001, 12:36 AM
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If you optimize the wiper location for the best sweep area you'll also need to drill a new hole in the facia plate (plug the old one with a plastic grommet).
Hella sells these facia/trim plates for Euro headlights with holes in the appropriate areas to accomodate the USA wiper so that you don't have to drill/grommet new ones.

They cost $12 + shipping each and are primered and ready to paint.

Contact paul@puma-access.com for ordering information. (Hella USA referred me to this company.)

~~Paul
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