Xenon warning stickers.... but no xenons! S320 CDI

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Hi,

just been out cleaning the engine bay on the new S Class I just bought and under the bonnet, on the front xmember above the headlamps on either side are High Voltage warning labels for Xenon lamps, but the car has standard lamps.

Question is, could the car have had xenons when built but had them replaced at some stage? I have checked on the Russian site but it doesn't mention them. Would it if the car had them on from being built?

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has the car ever had any accident damage repaired? could it be that a replacement panel has been fitted, perhaps a second hand one?
 

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Baz the Russian club site always say what lamps were fitted
 
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If its just plain xenons like mine dipped beams are xenons and high beams are halogen bulbs maybe this is why?



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His car has standard lamps which means either halogen reflectors <2003 or halogen projectors 2003>. Xenons are an extra option. It could a be 1999-2005 model ??

He does not say if he entered his VIN on the Russian site, he may have just looked at the year and model ( S320 CDI)



Just checked his car is 2004 Facelift S Class 320L CDI, which means Halogen Projector headlamps as standard. If XENONS were previously installed the wiring will be different. It does seem odd that High Voltage warning labels for Xenon lamps are stuck on.
 
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His car has standard lamps which means either halogen reflectors <2003 or halogen projectors 2003>. Xenons are an extra option. It could a be 1999-2005 model ??

He does not say if he entered his VIN on the Russian site, he may have just looked at the year and model ( S320 CDI)



Just checked his car is 2004 Facelift S Class 320L CDI, which means Halogen Projector headlamps as standard. If XENONS were previously installed the wiring will be different. It does seem odd that High Voltage warning labels for Xenon lamps are stuck on.



Thanks chas well here it is for the VIN

http://old.mbclub.ru/mb/vin/?lng=eng
 

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If the car has a headlight level control wheel next to the headlight switch, it doesnt have zenons. Also if it has zenons, it's a legal requirement to have headlight washers.
 
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Hi,

Yes it is a 54 plate S Class but it has no record of any damage and doesn't look like any of the panels aren't originals. Here are a few pics... sorry about the lack of focus....!

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Baz

Just to add, I have checked the Russian site and no mention of Xenons on the list. (What would be the code number for Xenons?)

Also, the car doesn't have a little wheel next to the switch (neither did the previous car and that had standard lamps too) and it does have headlamp washers!

The car is a 54 plate 320 CDI LWB

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Also, the car doesn't have a little wheel next to the switch (neither did the previous car and that had standard lamps too) and it does have headlamp washers!

Sounds to me like you've got zenons. Park up to a wall & switch dipped beam on & watch the pattern. If the lights appear to raise slightly just as they come on, then you have zenons. Of course, you could always just take the bulb out & see.........
 
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OK,

Just checked the site again and these are the areas around 612....

600 headlamp wiper/washer (с 01.08.1971)

608 trim strips on hardtop and oil for rear axle with limited-slip differential in canisters and containers

613 lamp unit, asymmetrical, l.h. traffic (с 01.02.1963)



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what do these codes mean.... does anyone know???


15N Unknown code
270A Unknown code
271A Unknown code
380 Unknown code
205B Unknown code
221B Unknown code
250B Unknown code
5XXL Unknown code
537L Unknown code
 

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If you have XENONS the difference between them and projectors is literally night and day. Xenons take 10 secs to achieve full brilliance and you cant flash your headlights if you have BI xenons

613 lamp unit, asymmetrical, l.h. traffic (с 01.02.1963) = Projector Headlights
 
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What exactly is the wiring difference? It appears to have the same connector on the back as a xenon unit, but the vertical socket doesn't have any pins in so I guess they are standard lamps. I assume the vertical socket is for the autolevelling, but is the wiring the same for the bulbs? (main beam, didpped beam etc?

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OK,

Just checked the site again and these are the areas around 612....

600 headlamp wiper/washer (с 01.08.1971)

608 trim strips on hardtop and oil for rear axle with limited-slip differential in canisters and containers

613 lamp unit, asymmetrical, l.h. traffic (с 01.02.1963)



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what do these codes mean.... does anyone know???


15N Unknown code
270A Unknown code Phone antenna
271A Unknown code Black leather
380 Unknown code Colour
205B Unknown code Owners book in English
221B Unknown code Electric seat on left
250B Unknown code
5XXL Unknown code
537L Unknown code Mechanical antenna and no radio

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What exactly is the wiring difference? It appears to have the same connector on the back as a xenon unit, but the vertical socket doesn't have any pins in so I guess they are standard lamps. I assume the vertical socket is for the autolevelling, but is the wiring the same for the bulbs? (main beam, didpped beam etc?

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What is the MB part number on the back of the headlamps A220 820 ....
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/NEW-...ies?hash=item33532d518b&_trksid=p4506.c0.m245
 
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Thanks malcolm.....

can you comment on the wiring connectors on Xenons?

Are thge pinouts the same for main, dipped, side etc? and the vertical socket is for levelling?

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Thanks malcolm.....

can you comment on the wiring connectors on Xenons?

Are thge pinouts the same for main, dipped, side etc? and the vertical socket is for levelling?

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I cannot comment on them all,,the Xenon lamp do have the controller built in,,and that is where the oblong plug fits
 

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Sounds to me like you've got zenons. Park up to a wall & switch dipped beam on & watch the pattern. If the lights appear to raise slightly just as they come on, then you have zenons. Of course, you could always just take the bulb out & see.........

That is the best way to test
 
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