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.
socket wrench in 3/8” or 1/4”
Flathead and Phillips Screwdriver
socket extension for 3/8” or 1/4”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Remove the electrical connectors from the vehicle and headlights are free to be removed.
Reverse the process for installation of new headlights. Please see the image gallery below.
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