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Old 06-03-2014, 01:30 AM   #1
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Hello all!

Long time lurker, first time poster. :-)

I have a 2012 2500 that came with halogen headlights. Last night, I purchased a pair of OEM HID full headlamp housings.

How difficult would it be for me to retrofit?

Would I need access to a star diagnostics to tell the computer that I have HIDs?

Does anyone have photos of the stock HID ballast location?

Thanks for your help.




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Old 06-04-2014, 04:25 AM   #2
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I have a 2012 with the Xenons and could take a pic of the back of the housings. I think the ballast is on the housing?

I know from the xenon conversion on the GL you have to access the diagnostics to configure the Xenons from halogen. There may be some wiring to do as well
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Old 06-04-2014, 02:03 PM   #3
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The pictures would be very helpful. Thanks!
Do you think the xenons are a worthwhile upgrade?

My neighbor bought a star diagnostics system off of eBay for his 2012 sl500. Would that be compatible with the sprinter's ecu?

If that's not compatible, does anyone know of a dealer in Long Island that would make the necessary changes to the ecu?

Thanks again!


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Old 06-05-2014, 04:29 AM   #4
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Your neighbors star tek software is just what you need.

Heck yeah the upgrade is worth it. I ordered mine with it, and was not disappointed. I have had and have now several nice vehicles with good lights and my sprinter is the best. US versions do not get the turning feature but still great.

I will see If I can snap those pics for you,
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I'd love to get HID for my '14. Love the HID on my audi a4. The halogen on the van arean't bad, but if I keep this for 10 years, would love it long time...
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Old 06-05-2014, 08:05 PM   #6
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This is the item number for the right side on eBay.

271454581208


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Old 06-05-2014, 08:06 PM   #7
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And this is the one for the left.

281310682414


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Got my headlights in this week. Will try to install in a couple of weeks. I'll document my adventure here, so that anyone can have a good laugh at all the issues, I know, I will be encountering. :-)


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Old 06-16-2014, 07:57 AM   #9
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Are 2014 HIDs same as other years. The outer housing shape is definitely different. What about the bulbs? What other than the 2 parts listed above does one need to buy?
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Are 2014 HIDs same as other years. The outer housing shape is definitely different. What about the bulbs? What other than the 2 parts listed above does one need to buy?
Not that I know of. These would work on 2007-2013.

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