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Mercedes-Benz S500 Headlights

It's fun to be behind the wheel of any Mercedes-Benz, but the S500 is a car with its own level of excitement. Among its aesthetically pleasing and functional features are the headlights. There are different types of S500 headlamps available in multiple styles that make taking this vehicle for a drive a much more pleasant experience.

What are the types of Mercedes-Benz S500 headlamps?

Aside from the stock headlamps that Mercedes-Benz acquires from a third party, there are different types available for the Mercedes-Benz S500, depending on the look your personal style demands. The options are the following:

  • Xenon
  • DRL
  • Projector
  • Angel Eyes
  • LED
How do you choose a Mercedes S500 headlamp assembly?

Owning a Mercedes-Benz S-Class means that you can choose the type of headlamp for your sedan, but the choice can be difficult. To make the choice easier, evaluate the differences. Compare brightness, cost, fragility, illumination in snow and rain, aesthetics, and longevity of the bulbs. The factors that are most important to you and your car should be compared first and then work your way down your list. This will help you choose the right lamp assemblies for your vehicle.

How do you replace the S500 low beam headlamp bulbs?

First, never touch the light bulb with your hands because the oil from your hands will cause the bulb to overheat and burn out prematurely. To install your new bulb, pull the hood release inside the vehicle to open the hood. Lift the hood and then follow these steps:

  1. Look between the engine and the back of the headlamp to locate the headlamp assembly.
  2. Push in the plastic tabs to remove the lamp cover from the back of the assembly.
  3. Unplug the wired connector from the low beam light bulb.
  4. Gently remove the light bulb.
  5. Install the new bulb and ensure it is sitting in the recess correctly before reinstalling the wired connector and replacing the cover.
How do you replace a Mercedes-Benz headlamp lens?

The headlamp will need to be removed from the car, which is done by looking under the hood, finding the lamp assembly, removing the appropriate panels, disconnecting the connectors, and pulling the headlamp toward the engine and out of the car. An inspection of the assembly will reveal metal clips that hold the glass in place. Remove the clips, remove the lens, and replace with the new lens. The assembly can be reinstalled in the vehicle by carefully maneuvering it in front of the engine and using reverse order.

What are some features of Mercedes-Benz S-Class headlights?

In 2015, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedans featured headlamp assemblies with Swarovski crystals that work in conjunction with the LED light system. Regardless of the vehicle model year, the lamps are aesthetically pleasing, so these models are just part of the Mercedes-Benz way of enhancing their vehicles. The Mercedes-Benz S-Class headlamps feature standard high beam and low beam lights with daytime running lamps. Replacement headlamp assemblies for most Mercedes-Benz S500 model years are available in black and chrome.