2000-2002 Mercedes Benz S Class W220 Facelift Style Projector Headlight - Made by DEPO
2000-2002 Mercedes Benz S Class W220 Facelift Style Projector Headlight - Made by DEPO
2000-2002 Mercedes Benz S Class W220 Facelift Style Projector Headlight - Made by DEPO
2000-2002 Mercedes Benz S Class W220 Facelift Style Projector Headlight - Made by DEPO
2000-2002 Mercedes Benz S Class W220 Facelift Style Projector Headlight - Made by DEPO
2000-2002 Mercedes Benz S Class W220 Facelift Style Projector Headlight - Made by DEPO
2000-2002 Mercedes Benz S Class W220 Facelift Style Projector Headlight - Made by DEPO

2000-2002 Mercedes Benz S Class W220 Facelift Style Projector Headlight

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Factory Xenon Models will be DOWNGRADING to an H7 Set up



• Top of the line S-Class, ///AMG S55 look that has the Projector Lights and used on 2003 and up S-Class.

• Projector Lens provides the maximum beam output for better visibility.

• Built-In Fog Light feature just like stock.

• Plug & Play setup for 2000-2002 Pre-Facelift models to have 2003-2006 facelift look without modification, No Error Code after install!

• This headlight set includes Auto-Leveling Motor for Factory Xenon setup, so if you originally have factory xenon with auto-leveling, you will retain that feature.


• 2 Piece Set (Left + Right) - Made by DEPO (ISO 2001 Certified Company - Excellent Quality!)


• Brand New - 100% Never Been Used.


• No Bulbs are included from Manufacturer - Headlights uses H7 (High/Low) / H7 (Halogen High Beam) / H7 (Fog Light) / PY21W (Signal) / W5W (Parking Light).

Halogen vs HID vs LED

Auto lighting

The current Auto lighting industry has three standard bulb technologies integrated for headlight use. The three headlight standards are

1) Halogen, 2) HID, or 3) LED based.

Advantages for LED


There are a few ways to check but the requirement is that you must have stock setup.


“Bi-Xenon” means high and low beam are both genuine xenon HID, but the real (OEM Standard) bi-xenon is that the Low and High Beam uses the same xenon bulb and ballasts in the same projector which that projector has an electric controlled shutter built in (in front of light bulb but behind the glass projector lens).



Auto-Leveling is the new feature that was introduced in the late 90. Auto-Leveling is a feature that incorporates a motor/servo built in a headlight which operates/actuates the headlight's inner adjustment mounts, which moves the Beam output angle up and down (either by car's ECU/OBC automatically or via a Self-Leveling Switch inside the car cabin). This headlight feature is to provide the best lighting angle for the headlight beam output, which helps maximizes the driver's visibility while also doubling to help not blind the oncoming traffic.


Introduced to the high end vehicles around year 2003, the AFS differs from Auto-Leveling that moves up and down, instead moves the headlight beam left / right to help driver see the upcoming curved road better. Rather than the mechanical linkages employed in earlier directional-headlamp systems, AFS relies on electronic sensors, transducers and actuators. Other AFS techniques include special auxiliary optical systems within a vehicle's headlamp housings. These auxiliary systems may be switched on and off as the vehicle and operating conditions call for light or darkness at the angles covered by the beam the auxiliary optics produce.

A typical system measures steering angle and vehicle speed to swivel the headlamps. The most advanced AFS systems use GPS signals to anticipate changes in road curvature, rather than simply reacting to them. To know whether you have AFS system or not, you can see if your headlight beam moving left / right when you change the direction of the steering wheel, but again that is not 100% scientific, so the best way is actually call to any dealer and give them your VIN number and they will be able to let you know if you have stock equipped AFS headlight or not.


DRL stands for Daytime Running Light which originally was developed and used in countries that are more prone to foggy conditions and it is a safety feature which has now become standardized by many car manufacturers. In some countries, it is by law required features (such as Canada). Please note that the DRL feature is not site specific on a vehicle. As long as the supposed “DRL” Light remains on during the day (with the Parking Brake disengaged) and turns off OR becomes dimmer (automatically) when the “Parking Light” Light is engaged, then the supposed light should be your DRL.

There are two main types of Day-time Running Lights Halogen DRL vs. LED DRL. There are other types of DRL, however to keep things simple, we will focus on the two main types. The picture example above shows the different projections between LED and Halogen.

DRL may use your low beam or high beam or others, but it is normally supplied only with 27.5W power versus the original 55W halogen bulbs used in the halogen low beam or halogen high beam. So it might create an issue if you upgrade a genuine xenon HID system to the headlight if the DRL function is using the new xenon HID system. This is because standard xenon HID needs 35W to power it, while DRL is only supplied with 27.5W, it means the system is underpowered. Flickering, error message, not able to fire it up would be the common issue if you have DRL powering the HID system. To solve it, the installer can either disable the DRL feature altogether or do minor re-wiring so the DRL is powering something else other than the new HID light.


Kelvin temperature is commonly mistaken for the heat or brightness output of the HID Bulb. The Kelvin temperature only deals with the "color" output the Bulb emits as each colors covers a certain Kelvin range. The "K" for instance in "8000K" represents the certain bulb color temperature output, and it's the abbreviation for the word Kelvin. Below is a chart showing you the range of the Kelvin temperatures. Lower Kelvin temperature will emit a more red output. The normal halogen lamp color temperature is rated at 3200K.


Car manufactures have recently implemented Sports packages for certain of their chassis by creating a sub-segment that widens their market and to fulfill market demands. Sports packages are commonly associated with performance cars such as Audi, BMW, MBZ, and Lexus. Each car manufacturer have their own Sports package brand.


Most car's production period (chassis life) is around 4 to 6 years. In between each chassis production period the car manufacturer usually will make minor improvements (design-wise and/or engine-wise) after 2 to3 years after its initial chassis introduction. This is to update the car's look and to stimulate market. The first half of the production period (before the manufacturer updates the chassis) is commonly referred as Pre-Facelift, whereas post half of the chassis production period is referred as Facelift.

Life Cycle Impulse (LCI) - BMW term for facelift or update to existing series. Life cycle inventory, part of a Life cycle assessment to stimulate sales. LCI is typically known as "Facelift" for BMW vehicles.


AFS- Adaptive Front-light System
DRL- Day-time Running Lights
ECU- Engine control unit
GPS- Global Positioning System
HID- High Intensity Discharge
K- Kelvin
OBC- On Board Computer
OBD- On-Board Diagnostics
OEM- Original Equipment Manufacturer
PnP- Plug and Play
RMA- Return Merchant Authorization
VIN- Vehicle Identification Number

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Cowboy T
Works well in both pre- and post-facelift cars

We have several W220's. This was the first DEPO headlight assembly that I tried out, and it was to replace the worn-out, and cracked, headlight assemblies in my 2003 (post-facelift) Mercedes-Benz S430, with factory halogen low-beams. The DEPO headlight assembly is a plug 'n' play replacement, and I did order it with the optional H7 HID (xenon) setup. This came with an H7 HID bulb and a generic-looking ballast.

This DEPO set proved brighter than the factory reflector HID, which really isn't saying that much, because the original reflector HID's just didn't cut it. Indeed, these DEPO's totally outclass the factory reflector HID. I have a comparison thread on the BenzWorld Web site that shows the differences.

Yes, these *do* fit post-facelift halogen cars! And yes, they *do* have the self-leveling motor, though you'll need an adaptor to go from the pre-facelift plug style on the headlight assembly to the post-facelift wiring harness in the car. But in the United States, hooking that up is not a legal requirement, so I just wouldn't worry about it. Simply aim your headlights properly as with any others, and you'll be just fine. BTW, you don't have to program your car for HID's with these if your car originally had halogens. The ballast has circuitry which takes care of that.

Note that this model of DEPO headlight assembly uses *single* xenon projectors, not bi-xenons. This is because DEPO wanted to stay as "factory like" as possible, while still using modern projectors. The result is what I'd call, "pretty good".

Therefore, I did the same thing to the wife's 2000 S500. This car came with the reflector HID's. That means factory HID programming in the car vs. halogen. Again, there were zero problems. The ballast that DEPO uses works just as well in either situation; no flickering.

Then, I compared them to the 2003 S600 (factory bi-xenon), whose headlight assemblies I had taken apart and refurbished with new wiring and new Morimoto E46 projectors. I've got to say, the DEPO's did pretty well, as before with the 2003 S430. They're good. But those Morimotos just couldn't be beaten, even in low-beam mode. Again, different league.

So, I tried an experiment. If refurbing the factory bi-xenon HID's worked so well...what would happen if I tried the same trick with a pair of these DEPO's on the wife's 2000 S500? That's right, I opened up the DEPO assemblies, replaced the stock DEPO single-xenon projectors with the Morimoto E46 bi-xenons, and wired up the bi-xenon solenoid to work. This also gave me a good look at the quality level that DEPO used to make these things, and it's right up there with the original AL Bosch ones from Mercedes-Benz. DEPO did their homework here.

Night-time came, and it was time to test. The bulb used is Osram's 66240 CLC Classic.


DEPO really should talk with Morimoto about using those E46 projectors. Seriously. The headlights are so bright now that they're burning vampires at night. They actually just slightly out-do my refurbished bi-xenon factory headlights from the 2003 S600, and believe me, that's saying something.

I did the same thing to my Dad's 2000 S430, with similar results. At night, it's like you're casting a daylight spell over the road.

The perfect MB W220 headlight for either pre-facelift, or post-facelift halogen, would be these headlight assemblies with the Morimoto projectors and Osram, Philips, or Jahn D2S bulbs.

But as they are, the HID version of this assembly is still a major improvement over the factory reflector HID's (pre-facelift). They're a pretty good improvement over factory halogens as well.

Vincent L.

As advertised. Fast shipping. Great customer service.

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