Mercedes Coupes/Sedans/Wagons 1974-1984 Repair Guide

Headlights

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION 1974-76 230, 240D, 280 and 280C Models



See Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4

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Fig. Fig. 1: To remove the headlight bulb assembly, unfasten and remove the bezel ...



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Fig. Fig. 2: 1. Screw 2. Retaining ring 3. Bulb... then loosen the screws from the bulb retaining ring



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Fig. Fig. 3: Slide the ring and lamp forward to gain access to the bulb electrical connection at the rear



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Fig. Fig. 4: Disengage the electrical connection and remove the bulb from the vehicle

See Figure 5

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Fig. Fig. 5: View of the headlight components 1974-76 230, 240D, 280 and 280C models

  1. Loosen the screw on the lower portion of the unit.
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  3. Remove the trim ring together with the lower part of the unit.
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  5. Push the retaining ring in and, at the same time, turn the ring left to the stop.
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  7. Remove the ring, sealed beam lamp, and disconnect the plug.
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  9. Installation is the reverse of removal. If installing a Mercedes-Benz replacement sealed beam, be sure that the number "2" is at the top in the center. Be sure to have the headlights adjusted.
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1981-84 300SD, 380SE, 380SEC, 380SEL, 500 SEC and 500 SEL Models

  1. Open the hood and unscrew the 5 plastic knurled nuts.
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  3. Remove the assembly from the front of the car. Unplug the electrical connector.
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  5. Remove the headlight attaching screws.
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  7. Disconnect the electrical connector and remove the headlight.
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  9. Installation is the reverse of removal.
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All Other Models See Figure 6

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Fig. Fig. 6: View of the headlight components1974-76 models except 230, 240D, 280 and 280C

  1. Loosen the attaching screws and remove the cover.
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  3. Remove the headlight attaching screws and remove the retaining ring and light as a unit.
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Do not disturb the headlight aiming screws.

  1. Pull the retaining ring and light slightly forward and disconnect the plug.
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  3. Remove the headlight and retaining ring.
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  5. Installation is the reverse of removal. Be sure that the plug and socket on the rear of the light are tight.
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