Due to exposure to the sun, lenses for head lights may become opaque (cloudy or hazy). This reduces the effectiveness of the lights. Our technicians tell us plastic polishes can improve the clarity of the lenses, but replacement of the lamp housings is the only way to regain the full intensity of the lights.
Head Light Lenses Become Cloudy/Opaque on Mercedes-Benz E320
Average mileage: 92,234 (70,000–124,000)
21 people reported this problem
You no longer have to replace the lenses. There is a kit put out by Mcquires which includes a selection of sanding discs and applicator for a drill. You physically remove ALL the garbage from the lens and then polish to a brilliant finish. The lens looks brandy new once again and it's not a temporary fix like the polish type "miracle" cleaners.
2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 75,000 mi, Visitor
Used Meguiars headlight cleaner and polisher
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 120,000 mi, Visitor
headlights became cloudy and can not see out of them . no night time driving.
2002 Mercedes-Benz E320 76,500 mi, Visitor
Cloudy with no results with trying yo restore all four lens covers. My vehicle has been under cover and yet this condition is present. Furthermore. on the steering column the buttonsame for radio, and vehicle settings is extremely sticky. Very poor design. Also, the door latch will not come up just after the second year of ownership. I have own this vehicle from day one, and may not purchase another Mercedes-Benz moving forward unless repaired by Mercedes-Benz.
2004 Mercedes-Benz E320 79,500 mi, Visitor
Lens on both headlights became opaque. Used kit sold at MBD, but didn't produce good results or last very long at all.
Cloudy headlight lens, had them polished but only lasted 6 months.