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Old 04-05-2003, 08:48 PM
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clear w124 side indicators/repeaters

i just got my euro spec side repeaters/indicators installed.

FINALLY.

i am stoked!

i've had these for over a year, but nervous about cutting into my fenders- i'm funny like that.

MANY THANKS to mbenz for finding these for me!

i'm a little more visible when signaling.

the procedure took about 3 hours.

peter
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Old 04-05-2003, 08:52 PM
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Old 04-06-2003, 03:17 AM
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They look nice, Peter. How did you know where to cut? Where did you connect the wires and how did you route them?

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Old 04-06-2003, 12:27 PM
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dakota

thanks.

steve/mbenz sent me some close up pictures showing a tape measure at several angles.

from all the pictures i looked at, they varied a couple of inches up or down.

i made a reversable template out of cardboard.

these are also available in orange [earlier models].

this style was used on w126,w107,w124,w202.

these plugged into the turn signal indicator wiring.

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Old 04-06-2003, 01:41 PM
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Very nice. From the picture, it looks like the plug just piggybacks with the turn signal plug - so no splicing? I imagine the wire routing is evident once you get in there.

Do you have the part numbers of both the clears and the earlier amber version?

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Looks great, Peter.
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Old 04-06-2003, 04:45 PM
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thanks paul.

dakota

i had to have the guy splice into the turn signal plug, because he would not use the 'euro' turn signal plug i had.
he would not hook up my front turn signals the 'true euro' way, because "my car did not come that way from the factory". i insisted i would still be legal and also asked if land rovers light set up was illegal.

when my regular mechanic recovers more from back surgery, it'll be fixed MY way.

i'm sorry i do not have part number for orange ones. maybe someone who knows color codes for m.b. parts can come up with it.

bekkers used to have some of the orange ones. they can also be gotten in a smoked color.

if you get these [or anyone else] i can provide a template for you.

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Old 04-06-2003, 05:56 PM
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Thanks Peter. I think the "euro" way is that the front corner light is only a single filament bulb. So it is only a turn signal - no parking light (the city light performs that function). So it has a two-pin connector plug, rather than a three-pin plug as the DOT models have.

Thanks for the part number.
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Old 04-07-2003, 06:30 AM
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Nice little mod. Correct about the Euro turn signal only being a single filament cos it is only a turn signal.

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Peter,

Looks good. I have a question for you. Does your side marker blink in pattern with you turn signal or is it off pattern (they don't blink at the same time). I am wondering because I installed some non factory Mercedes turn signals and they blink off pattern, which irratates me, but if yours goes with the pattern, then I may switch.

One last thing. The hole that your drilled into your fender, was it square or round?

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Old 04-07-2003, 12:10 PM
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shanta

thanks man.

yes, these DO blink in syn with rear and front signals.

the hole is pretty much a rectangle.
it is aprox 2 1/4" wide and 5/8" high. [you will see in the picture] it opens [ into a semi-circle] where the plug/bulb holder piece goes in 3/4" there.

this picture will make more sense.
this picture was coutesy of the 'euro pimp' himself, steve aka mbenz

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Old 04-07-2003, 01:39 PM
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parts shop special pricing

i just got off the phone with phil [the rib man] from parts shop.

parts shop has these and he will do a **special** on these for
$25.00 each or 50.00 per pair.

his part number is 202 820 15 21 ssf.

go for it guy's, this is a neat little mod and is a nice "safety" upgrade.

our cars should have had them to begin with!

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Old 04-07-2003, 03:51 PM
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so these do blink in synch with the turn signals, cool then I am going to switch mines out. Mines are spliced into the turn signal wire but they do not blink in snych and I hate that.
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Old 05-11-2003, 02:52 AM
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I was thinking about putting porsche ones from the newer carerras on from inside the front fender lip. How do you like them at night? Do other drivers notice you better?
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Old 05-11-2003, 05:49 AM
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You would you be MORE visible if your turn signals were wired as running lights instead of only being on when you use your signal. In fact, for max visiblity one should wire the side marker to be on as a running light. My W124 had side markers installed by P/O and are wired the "Mercedes" way. Though I think the side markers are a great looking mod, I do regret loosing my "running" lights. The "city" lights are BARELY visible - they are WAY less visible than having just the turn signals lit up. OK, I'm done ranting -

Anyhow - cool looking mod mod - IMHO would be good to take one step further and get bulbs that appear clear but flash yellow. Does anyone know if you can get just the lense? I'd like to switch my yellows for clears to match my soon to be installed Hella clear corners.
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