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headlights weak on SLK230


I have a 1998 SLK 230
when I drive at night I can hardly see... the head lights are very weak
already changed the blubs H7 55watts
My lenses are clean
but still it has not improved
is there any ideas out there that would improve my lights

I would love to switch to XEON

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Welcome from New Hampshire, standard bulbs should be plenty bright it your lens's are not fogged over. There may be a wiring issue, check for a bad ground.
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Dim low beams

I'm a newbie too, so welcome! I have a 2009 SLK300 with H7 bulbs and I feel the same way about their brightness.
Just swapped in Phillips X-treme xps2 bulbs (low beams only) that claim 80% more light; I haven't had a chance to drive them around much at night.
First impression is the lights are brighter, but not as much as i want them to be. I'll know better in a couple of weeks.

Note - High beams are good, just the lows seemed dim.
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original poster has a r170 and you have a r171. fyi


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