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Old 10-10-2014, 10:37 PM
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saw this the other day in person and sorry to say but... tacky :o
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So this is not available for the distronic plus. I assume this is because the "radar detector" (not sure what the correct phrase is) for distronic is behind the star?

None-the-less how much does it cost for both versions of the kit?
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So this is not available for the distronic plus. I assume this is because the "radar detector" (not sure what the correct phrase is) for distronic is behind the star?

None-the-less how much does it cost for both versions of the kit?
"starting from $350" in Canada plus labor for the kit if added after the original purchase.
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"starting from $350" in Canada plus labor for the kit if added after the original purchase.
Is there a part number for the entire kit that is not always on?


I saw the pictures of bags with part numbers for the wiring harness and the star itself but that doesn't explain which module is the correct one.
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"starting from $350" in Canada plus labor for the kit if added after the original purchase.
Which of the kits is that? Is that the always on one or the one that is on when you unlock the car?
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A1668170316 Star unit


A2058204300 Wiring harness


A2059001614 Control unit EU
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A1668170316 Star unit


A2058204300 Wiring harness


A2059001614 Control unit EU
A2059001914 Control unit US (Always on?, not confirmed with W205)
Vic, what are the approximate costs for the each of the components?
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Is there a part number for the entire kit that is not always on?


I saw the pictures of bags with part numbers for the wiring harness and the star itself but that doesn't explain which module is the correct one.
(to Mr. Enigma as well)
Sorry...dunno...just something that was advertised at the parts desk (along with a lit star on a stand) when I went to pick up a lightbulb for my car
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When I go in for the MB-Tex seat fix, I'll ask if they know for sure if "A2059001914 Control unit US" does not always stay on and if it does I'll ask if they can they can install the Euro version without any complications.
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The EU version is definately not always on, its just lit when opening and closing the doors.


The W204 US version of the control unit was always on, but I cannot confirm that the W205 does the same.


Also the different units are not compatible, I tried to program a US control unit to my W204 as I wanted always on, but I couldnt get it to work.
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The EU version is definately not always on, its just lit when opening and closing the doors.


The W204 US version of the control unit was always on, but I cannot confirm that the W205 does the same.


Also the different units are not compatible, I tried to program a US control unit to my W204 as I wanted always on, but I couldnt get it to work.
Thanks Vic so it looks like swapping units is not an option if the US unit is always on.
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Thanks Vic so it looks like swapping units is not an option if the US unit is always on.
FWIW...the star is not "always" on...it will only illuminate when the headlights come on...DRL does not cause the star to illuminate. Just thought I would clarify...good luck!!
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I did this and it took :30 minutes to complete I was asked by the dealer which Star I wanted, always on or part time. I chose always on and love it. The photo directions are very complete and clear. The only difference is the radiator grill area is different on my C400 than the pictures show but this didn't present any problems.
The dealer charges a fortune to install this and it is easy to do. Used the money saved to buy a $150.00 carbon spoiler for the trunk from China that came in 10 days and fits perfect!
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I have purchased an official illuminated star and it comes with a whole host of wires, a control box and, of course, the star. I'm happy to have a go at fitting it myself but can't find any instructions at all - does any one know where i could get them for this type of installation. My car is a C class W205
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Do a search on this site for Illuminated Star installation. Very clear and simple directions.

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Oh wow everyone LOOK at me!! I drive a Mercedes! I wasn't sure if you noticed or not.
That's what I thought at first too...scared that people would start throwing rocks at me as I drove by for being so pretentious.

But it's grown on me, and to tell you the truth...all my friends & family thinks it looks cool.
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connect to DRL direct for it to stay on
Details please.
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Hi Jayband,

I'm having trouble understanding what you mean by your quote "Route the cable towards the center of the radiator" and "Route the ground cable towards the passenger side".. I understand everything up to that point but the direction and wording of those instructions confuse me. Could you be so kind as to clarify for me?

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