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Old 11-20-2003, 11:45 PM
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ran into a problem with xenon kit... battery is in the trunk

i got a 95 S500 (C140)

I was about to start installing xenon kit when I came to realize that my battery in the trunk! DOH!!! And the kit has two wires that have to be connected to the battery. I try connecting the kit without those two wires, and the xenon bulb wouldn't come on. Then I connected those wires to the battery by using some extra wires, and the bulb came on.

Question. Is there anything under the hood that I can connect to to get the same effect?! Any other solution? Need your help guys! I'm confused.

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Old 11-20-2003, 11:55 PM
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Geez. I'd think that there is a heavy wire which runs from the alternator to the battery direct. Also a good heavy connection to the starter motor relay. Either place should work.
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Old 11-21-2003, 11:57 AM
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Thanks man, but I'm not sure where the alternator is. And the question is does the alternator have the (-) and (+) on it I can connect to? Xenon Kit requires (-) and (+) connections. Or is (-) just a ground connection that can go to the body of the car?
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Old 11-21-2003, 08:54 PM
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It's possible that you may have a positive terminal under the hood. In my 97 E420, the battery was under the rear seat. Under the hood on the driver's side was a post that was connected to the positive terminal of the battery. It was in a black housing with a red + on top of the cover.

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Old 11-21-2003, 09:55 PM
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thanks man, but there's is not one. If you need to jump the car, instruction say "open the trunk, connect the cables... etc"

I figured it out. There's a couple of vacant spots in the fuse box, I'm going to plug this stuff in there. I'll post some pics when I'm done.
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Old 11-22-2003, 01:00 AM
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im interested in the results - I have a C140 as well...

what make did you get? there seem to be a few on the market - tonight, driving home in the rain and fog (welll - it is the UK LOL) i couldnt see a thing...


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W114 280CE pimpmobile
W114 250/8 Hillclimber with M110 and bike carbs - got any hot cams?
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