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Hi, I'm fairly new to the forum, I've had a few mercs over the years and have just sold my vito 112cdi , the best van Ive ever owned by far. I have a problem with the headlight on my 1998 E320 Avantgarde, the dipped beam will come on, then after about 20 seconds it flickers and goes off. Ive done a search and read the other threads and think I'll have to swap bulbs over to try and eliminate the fault etc. I was just hoping that someone will say "they all do that, just replace the fuse" or something simple and cheap :)
I know its a long shot but Ive got nothing to lose. Ive only had the car a few months and realy enjoy driving it, the mpg is a lot better than I used to get from my 4.6 hsa range rover

Regards, John
 

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Hi bulb failure was suprisingly common in the late 90s I've seen plenty of W210s with just one headlight. I'm no expert here but the bulb looks like it needs a change or it could be a fuse. Sorry I'm of limited help. An expert should be here soon.
 

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Hello John and welcome,,we do need to know what lamps are fitted to the var Xenon or bulbs
 
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Hi, and thanks for the welcome, the bubs are the xenon type and its the dipped beam thats giving me the problems.

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Forgot to mention, its the drivers side light, and it looks like I'll have to remove part of the airbox to get at the bulb?

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The chances are it is the control ECU that has failed by all means change them over, but do not run them without a bulb in
 
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I'll try swapping bulbs at the weekend, thanks for the help, you wouldnt know the model number/code of the bulb I need to purchase would you?

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Just a quick update, it was the bulb, when I removed the old one it was black. I found it easier to remove the headlight to replace the bulb as trying to replace it from the engine bay the airbox was in the way .

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