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#1 Old 08-05-2014
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Question New Guy- needs help!

Hello! My name is Ron = "TopManRon" and I'm pleased to be part of this forum. I'm not only a new member- I'm also a new SLK owner (the new owner of a used SLK) It is my first Mercedes and I absolutely love it! I also have a BMW 528- which I intend to sell- The SLK is so much better than the 528--Like night and day!

So anyway- I bought a pair of Spyder projection headlights which are supposed to be easy to install- but I'm not very well experienced in any type of DIY automotive work. The lights did not come with instructions and I can't seem to find any instructions online that are specifically for my 1998 SLK230. There seem to be lots of instructions for other cars-but not the early SLK.


If anyone can offer any advice or help-- it would really brighten up my day!! (Headlights- brighten---yeah- not that funny)


I'm a 51year old lifelong resident of Phoenix, Arizona--It's very hot here- so it makes car repairs a very sweaty task--I'm ready to face the heat! It's worth it to have those new headlights with the halos and projectors! I hope somebody can help me get them installed without messing things up


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It doesn't give step by step instructions, but with all the posts you can install them.


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