When to replace the Headlight Bulb on your MERCEDES-BENZ 123 SERIES
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Headlight bulb : 12 month / 15000 km
Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 200 T (124.080), MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 200 T (124.080), MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 200 TE (124.081), MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 200 TE, MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 230 TE Cat (124.083), MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 230 TE (124.083), MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 300 TE 4-matic (124.290), MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 300 TE (124.090), MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 300 TE (124.090), MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 300 TE 4-matic (124.290), MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 200 T D (124.180), MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 200 T D (124.180), MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 250 T D (124.185), MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 250 T D (124.185), MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 300 T D (124.190), MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 300 T D (124.190), MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 300 T D (124.190), MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 300 T Turbo-D 4-matic (124.393), MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 300 T Turbo-D 4-matic (124.393), MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 300 TE-24 (124.091), MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 260 TE FGST., MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 260 TE FGST., MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 220 TE (124.082), MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 300 T Turbo-D, MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 300 T Turbo-D (124.193), MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 320 TE (124.092), MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 280 TE (124.088), MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 200 TE (124.079), MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 230 TE (124.083), MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 300 TD T, MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 250 TD Turbo (124.188), MERCEDES-BENZ W124 Estate (S124) 300 TE-24 (124.091) View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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Replacement: headlight bulbs – MERCEDES-BENZ KOMBI Estate (S124). List of the tools you'll need:
Dielectric grease
Fender cover
Replacement: headlight bulbs – MERCEDES-BENZ KOMBI Estate (S124). Professionals recommend:
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: headlight bulbs – MERCEDES-BENZ KOMBI Estate (S124). Take the following steps:
  1. Step 1
    Open the bonnet.
    Step 2
    Use a fender protection cover to prevent damaging paintwork and plastic parts of the car.
    Step 3
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    Remove the headlight rear cover.
    Please note!
    The replacement procedure is identical for the left and right headlight bulbs.
  2. Step 4
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    Detach the fog light connector.
  3. Step 5
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    Pull aside the retainer of the fog light bulb.
  4. Step 6
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    Remove the fog light bulb.
  5. Step 7
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    Detach the connector of the low and high beam bulb.
  6. Step 8
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    Pull aside the retainer of the low and high beam bulb.
  7. Step 9
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    Remove the low and high beam bulb.
  8. Step 10
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    Detach the turn signal light bulb holder by turning it approx. 30°.
  9. Step 11
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    Remove the turn signal light bulb.
  10. Step 12
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    Treat the bulb connectors. Use dielectric grease.
  11. Step 13
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    Install a new turn signal light bulb in the socket.
  12. Step 14
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    Install the turn signal light bulb holder by turning it approx. 30°.
  13. Step 15
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    Install a new low and high beam bulb.
    Replacement: headlight bulbs – MERCEDES-BENZ KOMBI Estate (S124). AUTODOC recommends:
    Avoid touching the bulb glass. The finger marks left on it may cause failure.
  14. Step 16
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    Fit the retainer of the low and high beam bulb.
  15. Step 17
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    Attach the connector of the low and high beam bulb.
  16. Step 18
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    Install a new fog light bulb.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Avoid touching the bulb glass. The finger marks left on it may cause failure.
  17. Step 19
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    Fit the retainer of the fog light bulb.
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