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R170 Projector Headlight *Spring*

Hey guys!!

So I have an issue! On my 98 slk 230 I hve projector headlights the same as these; https://www.google.com.au/search?q=s..._y4C4BA#miuv=3

On the lowbeam bulb there's a spring that clips the bulb in place, long story short ive lost this spring!!
At the moment I have the bulb kinda chocked in place with some blu tac and foam, but after time and some bumps the bulb can fall out of place and stop working requiring readjustment!

Just wondering if anyone has some more permenant solutions that do not require buying an entire new headlight ! Thank you all very much!
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is it the contact spring?


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this is from a 320. do you see the part?

if you do, post the vin so i can get the part number

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ok, this pic is from a 230. do you see your spring?



part 20 is the lo/hi bulb
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Axehead, are you referring to smth like this?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/10-12-CADILL...2d1322&vxp=mtr
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He has aftermarket projector headlights. The 320 or 230 in OEM, very diferent.
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Axehead, are you referring to smth like this?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/10-12-CADILL...2d1322&vxp=mtr
Hey everyone! Thanks for the replies!

Yes it is *something* like that!! I can't see exactly at the moment because I'm at work and won't be home until Monday to look! But yeah it's something like that!!
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Thanks so I just bought that http://www.ebay.com/itm/10-12-CADILL...2d1322&vxp=mtr

The one on my R170 Xenon HID slk230 projector headlights is verrrry similar! the difference is one side of the clips is half the length but hopefully the other will fit perfect if not a small mod should do the job!

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