If they are HID then you need a D1S bulb. If you have halogens, then the bulb base for the low beam is a 9006 and the high beam is a 9005 for either system.
You can tell if you have a HID system by looking at your headlights and seeing if there is a projector lens (looks like a small round convex crystal lens) inside the low beam headlight capsule. No lens and just a simple reflector post means you have a halogen system. The other way to tell is the backside of the bulb. On a HID system there is a black cover under which you will find a small harness attached to a bulb base that looks like a small square metal box. The halogen system has none of this affair, and you will find a straight forward twist and remove bulb base.
Get a pair as when one fails, the other is not far behind. I am not sure what they run in the UK so do some online searching for best price in your area.
I haven't had a stock airbox in place for some time so mine is readily accessible. However, getting to the rear cover with it in place would be problematic. Luckily, it is not hard to remove it.
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Originally Posted by E7 MCB
Hi, I have a 2006 5.7 and the n/s head light bulb has gone murky!
It's in an awkward place behind the airbox so I'm unable to get it out to see which type I need to replace it with?
Can anyone quote me the make/model/type of bulb I need please and estimated cost?
I'm guessing it will be a HID type bulb as I get that standard ice white effect from the headlights.
Also any suggestions on how to replace the bulb quickly or do I need to remove the airbox etc first?
All european 300c's have HID dipped headlights.
You need a D1S type bulb 4300K. However, these bulbs do change colour slightly with age so you may want to change both at the same time. I had to remove the air box on my CRD but it was only 1 bolt, one jubilee clip and 2 electrical plugs. Pull off the rubber cover that is over the back of the headlamp. There is one clip holding the bulb in and a cable going to the bulb itself. Do not touch this unit with power going to it. the voltage is 30,000volts
Prices vary but the main dealer will rob you. I've bought bulbs from ebay with no problem and must say that the Chinese have never let me down. They appear to believe in honour.
As with Paul's advice and this forum i've ordered two at £39.99 each.
I also had a mechanic advise me to disconnectthe battery and remove the charge when changing the bulbs as there is a lot of voltage running through the cables. I was unsure whether that was true, however after what Sonsarus wrote I will defo be disconnecting the battery.
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