DIY W209 CLK (CLK320, CLK350, CLK500, CLK550, CLK55 AMG, CLK63 AMG, CLK63 AMG BLACK SERIES) Headlight installation

This article will describe in detail how to remove and install headlights on the W209 CLK Class Mercedes-Benz.

Tools Required:

8mm socket
socket wrench in 3/8” or 1/4”
10mm socket
Flathead and Phillips Screwdriver
socket extension for 3/8” or 1/4”

Step 1:

You will need to remove the front wheel’s lower inside plastic wells from both sides of the vehicle. Pop clips 1 and 2 as shown in the first picture below. Next, you will remove a exposed 10mm screw that is near the #2 clip in the 2nd picture below. Third, you will remove a hidden 8mm screw from behind the plastic wheel well, and an additional 3 8mm screws holding the plastic wheel well in place. Repeat this step for both sides of the vehicle and remove both wheel wells.

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Step 2:

You will need to remove the metal clasp that holds the bumper to the fender. This clasp has two pins, you will need to remove both pins to free the clasp. Please see the picture below.

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Step 3:

You will need to remove the bumper from the vehicle. To do this, you will need to remove two 8mm screws as shown in the first picture below. Then, you will need to remove one 8mm screw on each side of the grille. These are hidden between the headlights and the grille itself.

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Step 4:

You will need remove two 8mm screws that are located behind the font bumper’s grille. Please see the pictures below to see the location of these screws.

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Step 5:

The final step required to remove the front bumper is to locate the 6 clips underneath the bumper that hold the bumper to the vehicle. Once these clips are removed, you can carefully slide out the bumper, one edge at-a-time, using gentle motions. Take EXTREME caution to make sure nothing is in the way and that you can remove the bumper without damaging the paint.

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Step 6:

Remove the headlight by removing two 8mm screws securing the headlight located on top of the vehicle. Next, remove the final 8mm screw on the side of the car.

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Step 7:

Remove the electrical connectors from the vehicle and headlights are free to be removed.

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Reverse the process for installation of new headlights. Please see the image gallery below.

Our CLK headlights can be found here:

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How to: remove and install ML W163 Headlights (ML320, ML350, ML430, ML500, ML55 AMG)

This article will describe in detail how to remove and install headlights on the W163 ML-Class Mercedes-Benz.

Tools Needed:

10mm Socket
3/8 Ratchet
Socket Extension

Step 1. Open the hood. Locate the headlights. In the picture below, you will see a red circle. That red circle shows a 10mm screw. Use the ratchet to loosen the screw by turning it counter-clockwise.

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Step 2:

You will need to remove the lower headlight trim. You will do so by pressing down on the headlight trim fastener. Next, you will reach behind the trim and gently press the trim out of the mounting location. You will also need to pry the trim out of the leading edge of the headlight, as shown on third picture below.

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Step 3:

Remove two 10mm screws located on the lower portion of the headlight. These are easy to locate and you can use the same 10mm socket wrench to remove them. Please see the pictures below for the location of these screws.

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Step 4:

On the top of the headlight, towards the fender area, you will see a tab. You will need to lift up on the tab to be able to remove the headlight from the vehicle. Next step would be to remove the two electrical plugs from the back of the headlight. Please see the pictures below:

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For installation, just reverse the process shown above. Below you will see the completed look once the headlights are installed.

Check out our nice selection of W163 ML-Class headlights here: