Upgrade headlights

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  1. Jstar

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    Anyone got any suggestions on upgrading headlights on a 2007 CLK220?

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    What have you got now ? What are you looking to achieve? Where's your priorities ?
     
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    Just got the standard ones they come with. Want something that looks more up to date if at all possible?

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    Hard to tell without seeing them on a car
     
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    Do you mean headlights as units, or just your bulbs in general?

    What bulbs do you currently have, halogen or xenon? If Halogen, cheapest way is fitting nighbreaker bulbs

    If halogen and you want xenon, it’s a bit of a rabbit hole of do’s and dont’s
     
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    Meant units and have the standard halogen bulbs at present. Cheers
     
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    If there’s a version of the same model which comes with factory xenons, you could use OEM units and bulbs or you could buy aftermarket versions, either would need a converter cable from a place called kabeldaviko. Then, some coding done by someone who knows what they’re doing of course

    I had all the parts to do this to my old W204, everything worked great but was too lazy to install and sold it all. It’s possible... unless you just slap some HID kits in it now, but the spread of the light from the units may be horrendous and dazzle others
     
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    Cheers for the good info bud
     
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    Aftermarket hids will fail the current more stringent mots.
     
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    Wouldnt use hids
     
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    I would retrofit the factory bi-xenon headlamps, they look great
     
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    What is the dipped headlight housing , reflector or projector ?
     
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    That's probably the easiest route, but it needs coding with STAR.
     
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    If you go for new bi Xenon's you will have to fit all of the self levelling gubbins on the rear axle of the car. Probably not worth the effort.
    My W203 C55 has a CLK front end and it comes stock with Bi Xenon headlamps , the high beam is just stock H7 bulbs that are easily upgraded.
    You are unlikely to find a C55 in a breakers yard but I would think all of the hardware is out there somewhere and it should just bolt right in if the space is available for the power units and you have the means to fix and wire the level sensor on the rear axle.
    A lot of time and money for little gain IMHO.
     
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    Plus a headlight wash system as required for Xenon lights.
     
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