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Cleaning mercedes e200 headlamps

I have a 1996 mercedes e200, it has just failed the MOT due to no headlight pattern. The lens are quite hazy, with a bit of elbow grease I have vastly improved the outside but the garage told me I cannot get to the inside as it is a sealed unit and they want £400 for replacements. Is this the case? thanks

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  • ithomas63 Jul 29, 2009

    I have seen some on ebay, what I was actually wondering was if I can get to the inside, thanks

  • ithomas63 Jul 29, 2009

    I have seen some on ebay, what I was actually wondering was if I can get to the inside, thanks

  • ithomas63 Jul 29, 2009

    you have been very helpful, thank you

  • ithomas63 Jul 29, 2009

    you have been very helpful, thank you

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Probably, because of the labour costs, try ebay, you may get them a lot cheaper , and fit them yourself, probably for half the cost

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    jim galbraith Jul 29, 2009

    under the bonnet, there is protective covers, but they are accessible, you may have to remove some cosmetic parts, ( air-intake hose, washer bottle )........just a little care is needed,

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    no problem, happy to help....may i ask you to leave feedback on the site for me...thank you,

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