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Headlight Bulb Replacement Estimate for Mercedes-Benz 450SL

Mercedes-Benz 450SL Headlight Bulb Replacement costs $164 on average.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1974 Mercedes-Benz 450SLV8-4.5LService typeHeadlight Bulb - Driver Side Low Beam ReplacementEstimate$249.09Shop/Dealer Price$310.84 - $449.45
1977 Mercedes-Benz 450SLV8-4.5LService typeHeadlight Bulb - Passenger Side High Beam ReplacementEstimate$269.21Shop/Dealer Price$335.88 - $489.51
1980 Mercedes-Benz 450SLV8-4.5LService typeHeadlight Bulb - Passenger Side Low Beam ReplacementEstimate$123.45Shop/Dealer Price$153.79 - $198.17
1979 Mercedes-Benz 450SLV8-4.5LService typeHeadlight Bulb - Passenger Side Low Beam ReplacementEstimate$254.09Shop/Dealer Price$314.58 - $452.25
1976 Mercedes-Benz 450SLV8-4.5LService typeHeadlight Bulb - Passenger Side High Beam ReplacementEstimate$269.21Shop/Dealer Price$338.93 - $494.84
1973 Mercedes-Benz 450SLV8-4.5LService typeHeadlight Bulb - Passenger Side High Beam ReplacementEstimate$269.21Shop/Dealer Price$333.85 - $485.95
1978 Mercedes-Benz 450SLV8-4.5LService typeHeadlight Bulb - Driver Side Low Beam ReplacementEstimate$249.09Shop/Dealer Price$305.32 - $439.79
1973 Mercedes-Benz 450SLV8-4.5LService typeHeadlight Bulb - Driver Side High Beam ReplacementEstimate$274.21Shop/Dealer Price$338.47 - $490.29
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Headlight Bulb Replacement Service

What are headlight bulbs and how do they work?

Headlight bulbs are encased in a carefully designed housing that illuminates the roadways and makes your car visible to other drivers and pedestrians. They rely on the vehicle’s electrical system for power. There are many types of headlight bulbs in use today including sealed beams, halogen plug-in bulbs, LED (light emitting diode), and HID (high intensity discharge) bulbs. Some car models are sold with headlight options and a mechanic may rely on your car’s VIN to determine the type of headlight system in your vehicle.

All headlamps rely on reflectors in the lamp housing to focus the headlight bulbs. This allows the most useful pattern of light to be cast onto the roadway. Halogen bulbs have a gas that allows for additional light. HID bulbs use two electrodes within the bulb that charge the gas to produce the light. LED bulbs operate at a lower temperature and the light shown on the road tends to be lower than HID bulbs. All headlights are designed to provide a well lit driving path when natural sunlight is not enough.

When to replace headlight bulbs?

  • Bulb is blown out. All of the various headlight bulb types are replaced if the bulb itself has failed. This is the most common scenario.
  • Bulb has dimmed. Some bulb types, particularly halogen bulbs, will produce significantly less light output as the bulb filament ages from use. LED and HID lighting do not dim with age and thus are generally only serviced if the light source has failed.
  • Headlight circuit fails. Note that in some cases, the bulbs are not the underlying issue that leads to the need for replacements. Instead wiring to the bulb, terminal connections, bulb sockets, and system components could be the underlying problem.

How do mechanics replace headlight bulbs?

  • Halogen bulbs and sealed beams, which are generally modular plug in components, are accessible once the hood is raised.
  • The replacement procedure for LED and HID bulbs will depend on whether the light source itself is faulty or if it’s a component in the circuit. Removal procedures for sophisticated HID and LED systems vary by car model and mechanics follow the repair procedures in the factory service manual for your model.
  • For all bulb types, wiring and bulb sockets must be carefully inspected when replacing bulbs to ensure that the electrical connections are complete and secure.
  • Finally, the installed newly bulbs are turned on to ensure normal operation.

Is it safe to drive with a headlight problem?

Headlights must always be fully functional after dusk to drive safely. Should your car have a failed headlight and is driven only when there is adequate daylight, you can put off the repair until it is convenient. Working headlights are required by law in throughout the U.S. whenever the car is used on public roads from sunset to sunrise and in many other specified conditions as well, such as when it is raining or when visibility is reduced due to smoke, fog, or other factors.

When replacing headlights keep in mind:

  • If a bulb does not have a visible filament that can inspected and tested, a mechanic might first test to see if there is power to the bulb. This is most applicable if your car has LED or HID lighting, which can fail if electronics in the circuit is faulty.
  • Halogen lamps and sealed beams should be replaced in pairs so that illumination levels are equal on both sides of the car.
  • Plastic lenses on many headlights degrade over time. Should there not be any issues with the bulbs, these can be replaced to restore your vehicle’s lighting system to a like new condition.
  • The condition of bulb sockets, the ground connection, fuses, and all components of the headlight circuit are important to proper and reliable functioning of the headlights and a mechanic should consider those aspects.

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Mercedes-Benz 450SL - Brake Master Cylinder - Downers Grove, Illinois
he was on time ,polite ,professional.did the work quickly .work was done correctly..my car is difficult to work on.small car with no room to maneuver but he was able to get inside and get it done.

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Mercedes-Benz 450SL - Electric Problems - Stockton, California
i like the way William new and how to find the problem with my car He was very knowleable about pin pointing the problems and how to fix it I thank him for his service And thank you for sending him

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Mercedes-Benz 450SL - Smoke from engine or exhaust Inspection - Villa Park, Illinois
Thorough analysis of problem(s), good overview of how to remedy mechanical issues. First class experience all the way. Thanks, Vlad!

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Mercedes-Benz 450SL - Car is not starting - Las Vegas, Nevada
Jose was very knowledgeable about my car and was very efficient in his inspection and analysis of the problem.

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