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Old 08-30-2003, 10:48 PM
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Xenon lights 140 Body Car

I have a 140 body 96' S420. Has anyone installed the Xenon light kit? Not just the bulbs, but the kit? If so, please tell me where the best place is to purchase them and also how you liked the brightness of the lights.

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Old 08-31-2003, 12:07 AM
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Well I have Xenon in my 300E. The best priced kits are the ones on ebay. They are OEM kits with Hella ballasts and Philips D2S bulbs. The Hella ballasts are more durable than any other ballast I have seen. The Philips D2S (#85122) bulb is very bright white with a tiny tiny hint of blue. That bulb and ballast combo is the best I have seen. I have that combo in my 300E. Installation is not hard at all. Stay away from those boxed "HID plug and play kits" that are on ebay. They use poor quality bulbs and ballasts, you will be sorry if you buy one of those.

Stay away from those "Bi-Xenon" boxed kits also. That "BI-Xenon crap is nothing but the cheap japanese made bulb and a movable glare shield. It gives the effect of bi-xenon, but the high beam does not travel any farther than the low beam. The moveable glare shield just adds more glare to the light and gives it the effect of being brighter. Since a xenon bulb has no filament, the only effective way to achieve true bi-xenon is by having a leveling motor in a projector housing that quickly raises and lowers the entire projector beam. It in turn moves the beam pattern higher. Those kits are a knock off! I feel sorry for the suckers that purchase those kits.
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Old 08-31-2003, 12:38 AM
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How much did you pay for yours? Did they come from eBay?
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Old 08-31-2003, 12:58 AM
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Yes I got my set off ebay, but I bought them in March for $300. They are now on ebay for $250-$275.

Remember: Hella ballast and Philips D2S bulbs
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Debadged (rear)
custom "carbon fiber" console
18 inch HP EVO rims
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Old 08-31-2003, 01:16 AM
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=36476&item=2430168807


Would you kindly check out this auction and tell me if this is a quality set?
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Old 08-31-2003, 01:28 AM
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Yes Yes Yes!!! Those are the new generation 4 ballasts. They are lighter and slimmer. I plan on buying a set like that to install in my fog light housing. I have the generation 3 ballasts. They are a little heavier and wider. Get those Generation 4's, you will be very happy with them.

Very easy to install
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Debadged (rear)
custom "carbon fiber" console
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Old 08-31-2003, 03:05 PM
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Mike:

Will this set fit my stock sockets? I do not have xenon now???
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Old 09-01-2003, 01:41 AM
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It will fit, but you might need something to keep the bulb steady.

go here: http://www.2phast.com/190E/default.htm

click on the "euro headlight/HID install
there are easy step by step instructions on how to install HID's.
Its a piece of cake!
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Flat Badged (front)
Debadged (rear)
custom "carbon fiber" console
18 inch HP EVO rims
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