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DIY W210 E-Class Headlight How to Upgrade, Remove1996-2002

How to remove, upgrade and install a new headlight assembly on your Mercedes-Benz E-Class. You can either replace the headlights with OEM Halogen units or upgrade with projector HID lights.

Owners of W210 E-Class, such as E320, E430, E55 AMG, and E240, will find these instructions helpful. Those who own CLK320 CLK430 W208 will also find the removal and installation instructions helpful. Note that the headlights for W210 and W208 are different.

How to DIY replacement/removal of W210 Headlights Assembly

Follow these instructions to remove the headlight from a 1996-2002 Mercedes-Benz E-Class W210. On the facelift E-Class, you must loosen the front bumper to remove the headlights. You can follow the instructions in this article to learn how to remove the front bumper W210 facelift.

Tools Required

Parts Required

Part numbers plus Euro Projector Headlight upgrade options with links to corresponding listings on eBay and Amazon can be found at the end of the article.


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  1. Open the hood.
  2. Remove the 8mm bolt on top of the headlight assembly.bolt-on-headlight-w210
  3. Remove the 8 mm nut on the side of the headlight assembly. The front bumper covers this. Remove the 10 mm bolt that holds the front bumper cover to the headlight. to-upgrade-w210-headlights-remove-bolts
  4. Remove the bolt to the lower outer side of the highlight.
  5. Disconnect the headlight wiring harness. w210-e-class-mercedes-headlight-connectorDisconnect the turn signal bulb. w210-headlight-back-of-headlight
  6. Pull out the headlight assembly. remove-bumper-cover-w210-e-classIf you have difficulty pulling out the headlight, you can remove the 10mm bolts from the fender, which will loosen the fender and give you room to remove the headlight assembly. diy-w210-headlight-removal-upgradeHeadlight removed. install-new-headlight-assembley-w210
  7. Install new headlights in reverse order. headlight-assembley
  8. Rember to adjust the low beam after you install the new headlights. adjust-low-high-beam-after-headlight-installation

Video W210 Headlight Removal / Upgrade

Mercedes W210 Projector Headlight Upgrades

If you are looking for the best price on W210 Euro Headlights, check out these W210 projector headlight listings on eBay (eBay link) and Amazon.

W210 E-Class Headlight Assembly Part Numbers

Here are some part numbers related to W210 headlights. These are for Hella Halogen headlight assemblies. You must know if your Mercedes-Benz has HID lights or halogen bulbs.

  • 00-02 Mercedes W210 E320 E430 E55 Headlight Halogen Front Right OEM 2108201661
  • 96-99 Mercedes W210 E320 E420 E55 Headlight Halogen Front Left OEM 2108201561
  • 2000 Mercedes Benz E55 AMG W210 #1005 Right HID Xenon Headlight 2108204461
  • 97 98 99 MERCEDES BENZ E CLASS E300 E320 E430 OEM RIGHT XENON HEADLIGHT 2108205061

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