R129. - How easy to change complete headlight units

Vintage Racer

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Need to change the headlights (standard lights) over to LHD on my 2001 SL320.

The dealer wants £1000.00 (1200.00 euros) to supply & fit.

I can pick up a pair of new 'aftermarket' light units for around 450.00 euros.

So question is............how easy is it to change the units myself?

Cheers

Glynn
 

Alps

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main cost will be buying the units.

bumper off, swap units, bumper back on.

there are bolts under the bumper hence has to come off
 

Doodle

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I'm not sure you even need to remove the bumper - just the trim piece that goes underneath the light.

There's a screw at the back of the light near the radiator that's a bit of a pig though.
 

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replacement of headlamps is easy. remove indicators [ 2 minutes ] remove headlamp
wipers [ 2 minutes ] remove headlamp wiper panels [ 2 minutes ] unbolt,remove headlamps,disconnect [ 5 minutes each ]!!
 

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