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Anyone retro/ fit OEM led tails to a non LED W204 yet?

 
Old 07-01-2008, 01:11 AM
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Anyone retro/ fit OEM led tails to a non LED W204 yet?

The one thing that bugs me the most on my car is the taillights. It's funny because I didn't even know there was a difference when I bought the car until I got home and went on this forum the next day Lol! I've had the car almost a year this August and surely bet someone has installed them on a P1 car?



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If they are like the E class lights, they should just be plug and play. You may some some reworking to do with these air ducts or whatever they are in the C class rearlights
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The one thing that bugs me the most on my car is the taillights. It's funny because I didn't even know there was a difference when I bought the car until I got home and went on this forum the next day Lol! I've had the car almost a year this August and surely bet someone has installed them on a P1 car?



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I have taken my LED tail lights out and I don't think it would be a problem fitting them into the non-P2 cars. Maybe some minor rewiring and adding a resistor to change the electrical output for the LEDs.
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What's this LED taillight? Is it included in the P2 package? In Canada, the base models include most of the items in P1 and P2. My taillights only have LEDs in the signal lights.
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What's this LED taillight? Is it included in the P2 package? In Canada, the base models include most of the items in P1 and P2. My taillights only have LEDs in the signal lights.
Put it this way if you have HID you have LED tails, but only the turn signal portion is LED. IMO it just makes the rear of the car look more modern.

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OK, thanks. I guess these LED taillights are standard equip on C300/350 and not available in the C230s.
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You wont have to add any resistors as the OEM taillights will have them built into the circuit board that houses the LED's. This is coming from E class information guys. But the best thing to do is just order a set and see if it fits.

One would think that they would just make this standard item on the C class given that LED's are pretty damn cheap these days.
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how much is a set. i'll do it if nobody else will.
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i dont think it is that easy , cause you need the rear sam to see the unit as well
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i dont think it is that easy , cause you need the rear sam to see the unit as well
It should be plug and play. I will ask my dealer today to see if it helps you guys out. The best thing would be to just buy and set and see if it works, if it doesn't just return it.
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It should be plug and play. I will ask my dealer today to see if it helps you guys out. The best thing would be to just buy and set and see if it works, if it doesn't just return it.
nice, let us know.
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The tech thinks it is just plug and play, just like the E class. He didn't have time to take apart some cars on the lot, but said from what the tech specs show, its a very easy upgrade. Good luck guys. Just buy a set and see if it works.
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Anyone mind posting some pictures of the LED tails? Maybe with and without the lights on?

Believe it or not, I've never seen one.
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Anyone mind posting some pictures of the LED tails? Maybe with and without the lights on?

Believe it or not, I've never seen one.
yea you have...

https://mbworld.org/forums/attachmen...1&d=1214433140

the tinted taillight guy also has led's
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Originally Posted by trial0r View Post
yea you have...

https://mbworld.org/forums/attachmen...1&d=1214433140

the tinted taillight guy also has led's
Yeah, I was just noticing the tinted tails... but I couldn't really tell from the RAB Motors pic. No lights on! Thanks though.

I think if I were to go JTT tails, I'd first have to confirm that LED tails are a plug-n-play replacement. I don't think I can go a week w/o my car. I'd have to resort to my bike for transportation, and I bought a car so that I don't have to ride it any more. Too many close calls with idiot drivers that can't see me and try to run me over. Maybe it's my all-black gear.

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It should be plug and play. I will ask my dealer today to see if it helps you guys out. The best thing would be to just buy and set and see if it works, if it doesn't just return it.
if your dealer's advisor went to training , they should know it is not plug and play
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Originally Posted by maninblack View Post
if your dealer's advisor went to training , they should know it is not plug and play
Hve you tried it? On the W211 it is plug and play. We are basing our assumptions on that. Yes, the shopforeman is very well known at MBLN and quite honestly knows more about cars than both you and I probably. He only works on Maybach's, SLR's, and high-end AMG's.
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If you want to convert your tail lights to leds one you are gonna have to swap out the whole tail light not just the turn signal part. Which will be a plug in and play
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If you want to convert your tail lights to leds one you are gonna have to swap out the whole tail light not just the turn signal part. Which will be a plug in and play
exactly. i can't imagine why getting a new set of led tails would not be plug and play.
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Hi Guys

This is a mod that also interested me, so I called my local dealer that supplied my vehicle and he had an led light in stock (one side only), he let me fit the lamp to try it out and I can confirm that they are 'plug and play' no additional kit required, all the resisters are fitted inside the lamp on a circuit board, basically I unplugged the wiring plug from my stock tail then plugged it into the led tail and checked all the bulbs for each function worked ok with no bulb failure warnings.
I ordered the light for the other side, due in on Monday, when I fit them Ill post some pics, they were a bit pricey though, 228 might be cheaper in the US
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Hi Guys

This is a mod that also interested me, so I called my local dealer that supplied my vehicle and he had an led light in stock (one side only), he let me fit the lamp to try it out and I can confirm that they are 'plug and play' no additional kit required, all the resisters are fitted inside the lamp on a circuit board, basically I unplugged the wiring plug from my stock tail then plugged it into the led tail and checked all the bulbs for each function worked ok with no bulb failure warnings.
I ordered the light for the other side, due in on Monday, when I fit them Ill post some pics, they were a bit pricey though, 228 might be cheaper in the US
wait lemme get this straight. are you getting entirely new headlights or just replacing the back bulb housing component?
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Hi Guys

This is a mod that also interested me, so I called my local dealer that supplied my vehicle and he had an led light in stock (one side only), he let me fit the lamp to try it out and I can confirm that they are 'plug and play' no additional kit required, all the resisters are fitted inside the lamp on a circuit board, basically I unplugged the wiring plug from my stock tail then plugged it into the led tail and checked all the bulbs for each function worked ok with no bulb failure warnings.
I ordered the light for the other side, due in on Monday, when I fit them Ill post some pics, they were a bit pricey though, 228 might be cheaper in the US
Wow good to hear, thanks for the leg work, anyone know what that Euro price converts to in the US? I'm willing to spend $200/ per side but not to much more than that.

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