Changing Headlight Bulbs on a 1998 E Class

Discussion in 'Electronics' started by GregE240, Jan 9, 2003.

  1. GregE240

    GregE240 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Morning folks,

    As per my previous thread, it's time I think to replace the main beam bulbs. Whilst I'm there I might as well upgrade the dipped bulbs too.

    I had a peek under the bonnet last night and it looks a bit tight behind the units, particularly the washer bottle side (I have headlamp wash, so its a bigger bottle).

    It is easy enough to do ? I'm gonna feel like a right Charlie going to a dealer asking them to change bulbs.

    Thanks,

    Greg
     
  2. Koolvin

    Koolvin Administrator Staff Member

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    G,

    It is easy, if you have the owners manuals that came with the car they will show you how to do this easily
     
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    GregE240

    GregE240 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Koolvin,

    Yep, got all the manuals which as you say depict the procedure as only a German car manual can.
    The manual appears to assume that whoever changes the bulbs has forearms like dental floss.
    I just wondered if anyone who owned an E Class (95-2001) had any tips for changing them without having to remove the washer bottle and air filter assembly :)

    Cheers !
     
  4. fuzzer

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    I got big hands and altho its a good thing in some circules , changing the headlamp bulbs is a struggle. I know where you are coming from dude ...:crazy:
     

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