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Old 03-23-2005, 01:13 AM
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w124 wagon tail lights

i was wondering if anyone know of a place that sells the tail lights for the w124 wagon. aside from the stock red white and orange colors. i drive an 87 300td with 272000 miles. it needs a few things to look really cool. i am thinking of dropping a few thousand in her: body kit, light conversion, suspension, wheels. its my daily driver so i am looking to make it look different, as though it doesn't already. lol. if anyone has any ideas, advice please post.

thanks, dave

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Old 03-24-2005, 02:32 AM
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I've just purchased a '95 wagon and was also looking for lighting options. So far this is the only option i've found for taillights. Pretty expensive though...

http://www.tuningzubehor.com/cfb.asppg=products&specific=jreocmmqppf0&lg=en&vehg=4&veh=112&cso=0

i'm not sure if this link will work, but if you search thier site under W124 wagon lighting you will find them.
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Old 11-27-2007, 07:10 PM
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so far...

ive found a set of w124 wagon Crystal red/white tail lights on eBay. ive seen them on the car and they look good, but id prefer to see them slightly smoked where it is white. they do exist, they are just $279.

any leads on a cheaper place?

two styles below:
http://www.123mercedes.com/files/w124_tail_light_wagone.jpg
http://www.importvision.com/index.php?display=show_part.php&PartMake=Mercedes&select_PartType=Tail%20Lights
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Old 11-28-2007, 10:13 AM
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ive found a set of w124 wagon Crystal red/white tail lights on eBay. ive seen them on the car and they look good, but id prefer to see them slightly smoked where it is white. they do exist, they are just $279.
IIRC, to get *one* of the stock taillights is about $150. $279 isn't a horrible deal if the quality is up to OE.
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Old 11-29-2007, 02:13 PM
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Import Vision does not have any in stock. I even contacted the manufacturer's agent in California for MHW Design and even he wasn't able to get his hands on a set. This, despite a pre-paid 50% deposit.

There may be some NOS tails in europe, but most places I contacted wouldn't ship to the U.S. I was willing to his price of $379/set for the MHW 023067.
I wonder why they are still listed on his website? When was the list time you contacted him? Maybe they've made some recently... I hope anyway!
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Old 11-29-2007, 08:52 PM
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a MUCH cheaper solution

so I have done a LOT of research and found a MUCH cheaper solution. the ones you want El Presidente are just like the factory ones, but the amber is clear and smoked, and the back up is smoked as well.
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/3699335/1026430219015_023067.jpg
you can achieve the same look with your very same lenses.

you might cringe when you read it though - but give me a chance. VHT Nite Shades sell a product which is a spray-on paint that tints plastic lenses - it is a transparent black paint. it takes at least 3 coats to completely black out a lens. but if you do one or two coats over the desired area, it gives the nice, even 'smoke look.' i know a few members have done it to their tail lights. and ive read through an exhaustive list of forums talking about how to do this and determined that it is quite easy, the quality is great, and the risk is low (you can use paint thinner to remove the paint). also you don't sacrifice light output.

i bought a bottle today from
http://www.sandhillspowersports.com/sandhills/?DSP=200&PCR=1:5:50021&IID=vht_niteshds_06

they are cheapest retailer for it, plus free shipping. im going to try this out on one lens first - it has a chip in it anyways. ill post once ive done it.

this guy gives a detailed tutorial on how he did his Nissan Z. he goes into wet sanding and polishing, BUT according the product you can get away with no prep work other than cleaning.
http://www.350z-tech.com/zwiki/Tutorial:Smoking_Taillights

first, ill sand the entire lens. then ill try doing 1 coat over the entire lens. then a second coat over the amber and reverse sections. then a coat of clear coat followed by polish and wax.

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Old 11-29-2007, 10:37 PM
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I have dealer part #s for the lights you guys are looking for....


With the amber replaced with clear. Ill look for it.
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Old 11-29-2007, 11:31 PM
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so I have done a LOT of research and found a MUCH cheaper solution. the ones you want El Presidente are just like the factory ones, but the amber is clear and smoked, and the back up is smoked as well.
How are you removing the amber color?

I have one good lens and one bad one.... the bad one is old enough that the brake lights are a pink instead of red. So I need a new lens anyway. At $200 a lens the $379 for a pair would have been fantastic....
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Old 11-30-2007, 12:29 AM
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How are you removing the amber color?

I have one good lens and one bad one.... the bad one is old enough that the brake lights are a pink instead of red. So I need a new lens anyway. At $200 a lens the $379 for a pair would have been fantastic....
good point, i won't actually remove the amber. but the smoke color ought to tone it down a bit and blend it better with the rest of the lens. it couldn't hurt for you to try smoking your bad lens and seeing if you're happy with the results - you may not need a new one afterall.

did you see my link to the eBay set of crystal lenses for $195 for the pair? they don't look as cheap in real life. i was just in Amsterdam and a lot of the w124's have been updated with crystal lenses - i got the chance to see a couple wagons with the rear crystals and really liked it.
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Old 11-30-2007, 10:17 AM
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good point, i won't actually remove the amber. but the smoke color ought to tone it down a bit and blend it better with the rest of the lens. it couldn't hurt for you to try smoking your bad lens and seeing if you're happy with the results - you may not need a new one afterall.

did you see my link to the eBay set of crystal lenses for $195 for the pair? they don't look as cheap in real life. i was just in Amsterdam and a lot of the w124's have been updated with crystal lenses - i got the chance to see a couple wagons with the rear crystals and really liked it.
I definitely need a new one.. it has some cracks, etc in it as well. I didn't see a link to eBay, but are these the type of lenses you're talking about?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110199118092

I think those would look much nicer if they were smoked some.

Thanks for the info!
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Old 11-30-2007, 12:16 PM
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I definitely need a new one.. it has some cracks, etc in it as well. I didn't see a link to eBay, but are these the type of lenses you're talking about?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110199118092

I think those would look much nicer if they were smoked some.

Thanks for the info!
yes those are the ones! i called the guy to see if he'd do a local pickup instead of paying outrageous prices for shipping - and he wouldn't do it.

you're right, they would look bettert smoked because they are so bright.
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Old 12-04-2007, 11:11 PM
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group buy for MHW Design taillights?

Is anyone interested in trying to put together a group of people to possibly encourage this company to produce a batch of taillights? I know I would happily pay their retail price for a set if they were made available. I also work with another guy who would be interested. Has anyone asked the company or its distributors how many sets would be required to do a run?
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Old 12-06-2007, 12:22 PM
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If the quality is up to OEM I'd be interested. Especially if it is the $279 price.
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I have dealer part #s for the lights you guys are looking for....


With the amber replaced with clear. Ill look for it.

You still have that p/n?
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Old 03-20-2008, 03:20 PM
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You still have that p/n?
Let me go through the book of records I have for my car...


Its scribbled on an invoice from one of my dealer visits...

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