W202 Auto lights How to?

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  1. Craig Spain

    Craig Spain New Member

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    Hi, I'm new here, so I hope I've got this right.

    I've just picked up a C280 W202, 1996 elegance, I'm in Spain, so it's a left hooker, in fact, I think it may be from Africa, as the original dealer was in Ceuta ( a Spanish enclave in northern Moroco) The car has only 51,000km on the clock and is like new.

    I have one question that I hope someone may be able to help with. Can auto lights be fitted? may not seem much, but we have a lot of Tunnels where I live, and it's a big fine if you forget to put your lights on,(which I have done once):eek:

    Ta for the help
     
  2. flango

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    There are several cheap fixes to this problem, most of which can be found on e bay. They are simply light sensors wired into the headlight circuit with the light sensor itself being fitted either in the front grill or on the front of the car most retail for around €20. Although I am sure there ia a far more expensive MB solution?
     
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    Craig Spain

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    thx

    Thanks for that, I'll have a look at flea bay.
     
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    If you struggle let me know and I'll try and source you one
     
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    Craig Spain

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    No Luck

    I've had a good look around the net and on flea bay, cant find a sensor anywhere, was thinking of making one if there to pricey or not available. If anyone knows where I might find one, I would be grateful. Thanks
     
  6. Shude

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    I have a link to a cheap-ish autolights kit at home, took me ages to find it! Will post later.
     
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    Looks like they're dead now :(

    Here is the link anyway:

    http://www.azandwhen.com/Item4.aspx

    Maybe they'll come back if they're having server or ISP problems.

    EDIT: Found someone else that's selling them, no prices but it's a start I suppose!

    http://www.dsp-mobilityelectronics.com
     
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    Craig Spain

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    thanks

    Thanks for your efforts. I'll keep trying.
     
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