Headlamp wanted

I am looking for a new / used right headlamp unit for my 1991300GE. Can anyone please let me know where I might look to source one (apparently this is not stocked by MBenz)?

Time remaining: 67%
09/04/2021 (5 weeks)

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markhowes's picture

Re: Headlamp wanted

Hi Richard,

Did you get anywhere with finding a replacement headlamp unit?

My drivers side one has a crack and although it has gone through the MOT for the past 5 years with it I think I really should get it done as there is some condensation within now.

Phoned MB and they gave me part number of A001 820 5461 but no longer available.

A bit of online detective work has come up with a Hella part number of 1L8 004 148-017 but I haven't yet come up with a supplier.

 

 

RichardH's picture

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Hi Mark

The specialist private MBenz workshop that I use gave me the same (unavailable) part number that you were given.

The workshop was however able to rebond the glass to the light fitting (the glass is not damaged) on my car.

However, the workshop did say that they had subsequently found out that a replacement part is indeed available (I guess from MBenz). Perhaps this is the more recent, clear version that was mentioned in one of the replies to my post?

markhowes's picture

Re: Headlamp wanted

I thought that - and supplied one to my garage when it was MOT time. But they sent it back saying it won't fit.

Quite possible that they don't do "fettling" so am waiting for weather to improve to open things up and see how simple a job it might be for me to do.

 

prwales's picture

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Same headlight unit that was used in the MK1 and Mk2 Golf, might need a little fettling but readily available

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Arnie's picture

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Maybe the MB dealer you approached  wasn't looking too hard? It could well be that the original design with the glass, fresenel lens is no longer available, but you can fit any later version with the clear-glass front, which are actually brighter. They are all the same as far as fitting goes. There should be some old posts on here with comparidons and part numbers

 

 

RichardH's picture

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Thank you Arnie. Makes sense that MBenz has this part / one that can be fitted, as lights and lenses must at times break / damaged by stones etc. Will look on the forum and also contact MBenz myself. R.

gav.helme's picture

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The type like yours with the frame for the built in (in cab) lamp height adjuster are NLA 

Options etc listed here...

http://www.gwagenregister.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=6975

 

RichardH's picture

Re: Headlamp wanted

Thanks to all for kind replies. Will have a look at the options.