Xenon Numer Plate Bulbs + HID Installation

Discussion in 'Electronics' started by Aero_Bar, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. Aero_Bar

    Aero_Bar Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Hi, need help!

    First of all, i want to upgrade my standard registration plate lights, from halogen to xenon. Does anybody know which exact size i need...? Iv found some on ebay, however they are for S200/RX8, whilst i have C180 W202.. :p

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Xenon-White-LED-License-Plate-Lights-4-S2000-RX-8-350Z_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp3286Q2em14Q2el1318QQhashZitem260242653192QQitemZ260242653192

    Secondly, i have purchased the following HID projector kit, and was wondering if anybody who has done this modification, can post some instrucions to install, as the ones given are hopeless!

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=310070172602&_trksid=p2759.l1259


    Thanks alot! :)
     
  2. whitenemesis

    whitenemesis MB Club Veteran

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    Firstly, the reg plate bulbs are not xenons but leds with a xenon colour light. I have now idea how these might fit.
    Secoundly, the HID advert recommends proffesional fitting, probably why the instructions are poor. Plus these lights will be for right-hand traffic, not sure how they will fare on UK roads...
     
  3. Shude

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    On the advert for those projectors they've not even bothered to fit them for the picture, they're photoshop'd. One side looks fine, the other looks terrible!

    Fitting the headlamps should be easy, I have done an HID headlamp swap on my W202 and it's basically straightforward.
     
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    Aero_Bar

    Aero_Bar Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    ye, i kinda noticed on the picture! Shude, when you fitted them, what did you connect the positive and negative wires to, and where did you mount the ballasts to..?

    whitenemisis, are these unsuitable for my car...?

    thanks.
     
  5. Chas

    Chas Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Those LED bubs will trigger bulb out error and wont work.
    There is no room for resistors (at least in the S320).

    There is an option for that" LEXUS LOOK NUMBER PLATE":rolleyes:

    I will look for the bulbs you want and get back...........

    OK got back :)

    Here they are,
    http://www.hoen-usa.com:80/licenseplate.htm
    :D
     
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  6. whitenemesis

    whitenemesis MB Club Veteran

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    I would just be cautious about the suitability of the headlamps. Email the seller and ask if they are suitable for use in the UK? i.e. can they be adjusted correctly for driving on the left?

    Regarding the license plate leds I am wondering if these may be too bright to be legal? Isn't there a law about showing a white light to the rear of the car when moving forward?
     
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    Regarding the license plate leds I am wondering if these may be too bright to be legal? Isn't there a law about showing a white light to the rear of the car when moving forward?

    Good point !
     

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