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Discussion in 'Electrics, Vacuum, Ignition and ECU' started by SHAMGIT, Apr 14, 2019.

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    SHAMGIT Senior Member

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    My son's w211 220cdi cc 2148 not sure of HP...elegance reg number...ya06ytv FIRST REG.. 26.7.2006...

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    Wdb2110082b009822

    Can any one tell me if it is xenon bulbs and if so does it have ballasts under each head lap cos i have tried but i can't see any...If it's xenon are the headlamps different to non xenon.
    Are the bulbs ..d2s...cos if they are they don't have a silver box on the back of bulb

    Thanks in antisipation for help
     
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    Sorry.
    Can someone move my thread if possible to correct section...
     
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    No mention of Xenon lights.
     

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    Thanks for the move shipmate
     
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    Thanks for that
    Do the non xenon have the same headlamp glass with the large round dome
     
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    I saw that. But it has headlamp cleaner system fitted... and OP description resembles a projector not a reflector.....
     
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    Nope. Reflector with a bulb shield and a visible H7 headlamp bulb looking into it.

    If there is a clear dome lens inside your lamp, that is the projector which means you have HiD (xenon) lamps.
     
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    And to answer your original question. The 211 takes D2R lamps. There is a ballast under each headlamp unit, they’re £150 each via the zany or £400 from MB. Right side is relatively easy to fit if the wheelhouse is removed. Left side is an utter pig and you’d be better off dropping the bumper out.
     
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    A projector does not mean HiD. I have had several cars with projector H7 headlights.

    OP, if you have stickers on the headlight warning of high voltage then it's HiD. If not then it's still possible but unlikely.
     
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    True, except the 211s with halogen lamps that I’ve seen (and my mate’s 219 come to think of it) are reflector lamps with bulb shields... now, that could easily change pre/ post facelift or even as a model year event.
     
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    Can't see any ballasts on the underside so are we talking..non xenon...
     

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