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Old 04-22-2003, 07:02 PM
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euro headlights 4 dummies....

Here we go. After nearly a year lusting after eurolights and clear corners for my benz I finally did it. I asked many, many questions along the way. Thank you all for your input. What follows is a few pictures of my installation. I hope it helps someone. If anyone has any questions I will gladly take more pictures and walk you through it.

The first picture is the old harness which I unplugged from the back of my lights. It is shown with the cover off next to the new harness.

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Old 04-22-2003, 07:18 PM
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This is the pins installed in the new 6-pin harness.
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Old 04-22-2003, 07:21 PM
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That new harness just simply plugs into the new lights. Actual installation of the lights is very straightforward. Three bolts each side.

The old look........
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Old 04-22-2003, 07:24 PM
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Total of about $300 and an hour of my time. What a difference!!!
If anyone has any questions whatsoever either post them here or e-mail me and I will take more pics.

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FINISHED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 04-22-2003, 07:27 PM
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Full frontal.
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Old 04-22-2003, 07:33 PM
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That looks sweet man!

Check out those silver'd out orange blinkers from powerbulbs.com

I like it orange though but that's just me.

I really like the diamond blue color on the body. If I was you, I'd source some Euro bumpers or later style bumpers and paint them the darker shade of blue (factory color to complement the diamond blue body color)

That'd look really sharp!

Are you going to do the rims too? I really like 17" AMG monoblocks or 16" 8-holes on W126's...
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Old 04-22-2003, 07:41 PM
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I'm waiting until I get some tint for final pictures. I did just put on new wheels. I went with 16" wheels from a 2002 CLK. They are a tremendous upgrade from the stock 14".
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Old 04-22-2003, 07:50 PM
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WOW!!!!

they look GREAT!!

you took about 10 years off your car.

if you ever change bumpers, get a w126c [coupe] front bumper.
they have the fog lights in the bumper. i've seen this done and it looks good.

also check out member 'mattman's' w126 rhd australian spec.
it's very nice.

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Old 04-22-2003, 07:54 PM
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Very nice, vwbuge. If your headlights have city light bulbs, a jumper wire from each corner light to headlight Pin #3 should power them up.
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Looks great, vwbuge. My 89 300SE has slightly different headlights. Is the conversion the same process?
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Conversion is the same.
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Old 04-23-2003, 02:58 AM
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That's a very tidy looking W126. I imagine that those CLK wheels really suit the look.

Have you looked at rear clear lenses? What about painting the grill?

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Old 04-23-2003, 09:58 AM
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You left the best part of job out though Installing the aim for the lights
Looks very nice congrats
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Old 04-25-2003, 04:12 PM
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Aiming was pretty straightforward also. Just a matter of judgement. I looked at the clear taillights and didn't care for the look. I will have to fool around with paint shop to see if I like the grille painted blue. I can't wait to throw on a light coat of tint and take some final pictures. I will post B4 and after.
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I think Benzman was refering to the headlight adjuster that euro cars have. A vacuum switch allows the reflector to be aimed lower when the car has weight in the rear.

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