Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help




Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes-Benz Forum > Mercedes-Benz Tech Information and Support > Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-24-2003, 08:21 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: UK - South East Coast
Posts: 864
Light clusters for 500SL

I would like to update my '93 light clusters all round (bar the headlights) and just wanted to check if the latest completely clear, and softer rears fit (with no mods) my model. Has anyone updated theirs?


Cheers
__________________
'93 R129 500SL-32
'89 190E 2.6 - sold in 2002

http://antron.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/i...nature/Sig.jpg
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-24-2003, 01:25 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 1999
Location: phoenix, az
Posts: 14
yes, they are bolt on no mods needed
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-24-2003, 01:27 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: UK - South East Coast
Posts: 864
I thought so, as the 129 has almost remained the same over 10 or so years.

Out of interest - does anyone have a complete list of changes over time?


Cheers
__________________
'93 R129 500SL-32
'89 190E 2.6 - sold in 2002

http://antron.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/i...nature/Sig.jpg
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-25-2003, 08:00 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Northumberland, UK
Posts: 1,294
I think Ashman fitted them to his dad's 600SL. I'm sure he posted pics in the Open Discussion forum.
__________________
JJ Rodger
1999 SL 500
1993 320 TE
1986 500 SEC
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-26-2003, 04:13 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: UK - South East Coast
Posts: 864
Thanks JJ

Couldn't find any but I'm pretty sure they do fit. Have asked my local MB dealer and they have confirmed but they also said that I didn't need adhesive for my bonnet (hood) insulation - so I'm sometimes a little sceptical of their advice
__________________
'93 R129 500SL-32
'89 190E 2.6 - sold in 2002

http://antron.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/i...nature/Sig.jpg
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-18-2004, 07:10 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Northumberland, UK
Posts: 1,294
I don't know if you're still interested Learoy, but here is a pic of the post-1998 rear light lenses.
Attached Thumbnails
Light clusters for 500SL-rear-lights.jpg  
__________________
JJ Rodger
1999 SL 500
1993 320 TE
1986 500 SEC
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-18-2004, 10:29 PM
KenSilver's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 421
Quote:
Originally posted by Learoy
...Out of interest - does anyone have a complete list of changes over time?...
Learoy, there's a very complete list with photos here: http://www.benzworld.org/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=1166520&posts=15&fid=25

Can you keep us in touch with your progress for the changeouts? I'm planning to do the same for my rear lenses and would be interested to know your experience with costs and problems - if you have any.

Hope it's a straight swap, but nothing is ever like that in real life!

Ken Silver
--------------
~1993 SL500, glistening triple black, xenons: http://www.kensilver.com/SL
~1991 Daimler, shiny grey / grey leather, best in country!
~1992 Miata MX5, sparkling BRG / tan leather, wife's (soon to be replaced with a silver SLK)
~ex 350SL, 230E, 280E (and a lot of other makes not nearly as nice)
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-18-2004, 10:40 PM
KenSilver's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 421
Well, after a quick call to my MB people it appears all red taillights are illegal here. So goodbye to that upgrade!

Ken Silver
--------------
~1993 SL500, glistening triple black, xenons: http://www.kensilver.com/SL
~1991 Daimler, shiny grey / grey leather, best in country!
~1992 Miata MX5, sparkling BRG / tan leather, wife's (soon to be replaced with a silver SLK)
~ex 350SL, 230E, 280E (and a lot of other makes not nearly as nice)
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-14-2004, 07:07 AM
SLeeper
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Quote:
Originally posted by KenSilver
Well, after a quick call to my MB people it appears all red taillights are illegal here. So goodbye to that upgrade!

just upgraded my taillights to the smooth 1999-2000 yr model ones. Complements the rear end of my 92 SL. The tail lights are red but still have a built in orange reflector so its not illegal. and they make the car look years younger than it is

Plus i upgraded to the Euro halogen assy and clear bosch signallamps and the updated euro headlight wipers (One straight piece unlike the american wipers that have 1 piece higher then the other) and it makes the front 5 years younger

even for halogens, the euro ones are very powerful..the SL used to have DOT headlights which were awful at light, they seem to be designed as a headlight within a headlight..yuck..
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-11-2004, 03:28 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: UK - South East Coast
Posts: 864
Having got over excited when I picked up my new lenses for the front, side and rear, I was only to be completely let down to discover MB had given me the '95-'98 lens combo, not the post '98. duh!

Sleeper - out of interest, have you got any pics of your '92 with the new lights front and rear? I'd be very interested in taking a peek if that's ok?

So back to MB Tues to swap them! However, today I took a quick look in how to replace the assemblies and I couldn't believe how easy it will be - I suspect the whole job to be finished in no more than than 20 minutes!!!!

At least that's something in my favour.
__________________
'93 R129 500SL-32
'89 190E 2.6 - sold in 2002

http://antron.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/i...nature/Sig.jpg
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 05-03-2004, 03:54 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: UK - South East Coast
Posts: 864
At last, some sun and time to take some gratuitous pics.

Tolerances on the front indicators meant fitting these was a little more tricky than expected. I also discovered that the new side repeater lenses do not fit the '89-'98 bulb holder beneath. However with a little filing and fettling all can be made good














__________________
'93 R129 500SL-32
'89 190E 2.6 - sold in 2002

http://antron.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/i...nature/Sig.jpg
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 05-04-2004, 05:21 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: UK
Posts: 47
Hi Lea,

I was going to ask about your light upgrades when you replied to my throttle cable problem. I must say you car looks sweet. It instantly looks many years younger. The rear clusters without the orange indicators give a different appearance to the rear of the car.

Money well spent!! Did you buy the complete module or just the lens. I understand you can buy just the lens without the bulb holders etc.

Nice number plate as well!

Regards
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 05-04-2004, 05:36 AM
KenSilver's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 421
Learoy,

Nice shine to your SL in those photos. I hope that's an indicator of current fine weather since I'm going to be over in UK in a couple of weeks.

Do you have a more distant shot from the back so we can see how the lights look to the casual bystander?

They really make a difference. Now you'll have to change the rims, the steering wheel, the exterior mirrors...

Ken Silver
--------------
~1993 SL500, glistening triple black, xenons: http://www.kensilver.com/SL
~1999 SLK 230 Kompressor, silver/black leather, CD, immaculate (my wife's)
~1991 Daimler, shiny grey/grey leather, best in country!
~ex 350SL, 230E, 280E, MX5 and a lot of other makes not nearly as nice.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 05-05-2004, 02:33 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: UK - South East Coast
Posts: 864
Thanks for your comments.

I bought all genuine parts from MB direct and complete rear modules - they are definitely my favourite of all the lenses. They set me back 110GBP each, which was only slightly more expensive than Performance Products! and I get an original invoice and all MB boxes to keep too.

BTW - I wish that was my plate


Ken

Weather's been good here with occasional showers 'April showers' we call it but in general it's getting warmer with some days up to 20degC. I live in the South East so it's always warm here ;-)

If weather permits I'll take a couple more piccies (hopefully with lid off) and post the odd one or two.


Lea
__________________
'93 R129 500SL-32
'89 190E 2.6 - sold in 2002

http://antron.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/i...nature/Sig.jpg
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 05-05-2004, 06:28 PM
KenSilver's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 421
Learoy,

Thanks for the weather update!

Now, can you tell me more about your rear lights? Did you buy them complete, or just the lenses? And what year did you get, apart from being post-98?

Like Britain, our country doesn't allow red indicators, so I'm guessing yours have an orange reflector in the base. Is that correct?

Ken Silver
--------------
~1993 SL500, glistening triple black, xenons: http://www.kensilver.com/SL
~1999 SLK 230 Kompressor, silver/black leather, CD, immaculate (my wife's)
~1991 Daimler, shiny grey/grey leather, best in country!
~ex 350SL, 230E, 280E, MX5 and a lot of other makes not nearly as nice.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:00 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page