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Illuminated Star - thoughts?

Do you think it's tacky? I think it's pretty cool, but may drawn some unwanted attention at night


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Seem to be a lot of money for what it is. Also only lights up when you unlock the car from what I read.
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Originally Posted by W124-FTW View Post
Seem to be a lot of money for what it is. Also only lights up when you unlock the car from what I read.
quoted from their bad grammar on the build site:

Give your C-Class an even more captivating presence on the road. As your drive, LED technology illuminates the Star in its grille with a gentle white glow.
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Making your star shine brightly.
Using fibre-optics and LED technology the central star on the radiator grille of your Mercedes illuminates when you lock and unlock the car with your remote or when you open a door or the boot lid.Only functions when engine is switched off, not in conjunction with DISTRONIC (Code 233).

Available for the following passenger car models with central star:

M-Class (W166)
GL-Class (X166)
E-Class (W/S212 facelift and C/A207)
CLS-Class (C/X218)
C-Class (W/S/C204)
GLK-Class (X204)


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http://www.mercedes-benz-accessories...ated_star.html

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The USA web site does describe the star as, "Give your C-Class an even more captivating presence on the road. As you drive, LED technology illuminates the Star in its grille with a gentle white glow."

I wonder if the function of the star varies by market. It may illuminate when driven for the US cars, but be restricted in other markets. It wouldn't make much sense if it only lit up when the car was locked or unlocked, although the reference to the limited illumination of the star only refers to the W204, not the W205..

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I just had mine installed... Being here in the U.S. the star is on once you start the car. It actually is very subtle and add a nice touch...I'm definitely glad I got it!!
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My ML has it and its actually pretty subtle. I envisioned it being like a glaring neon sign on the front of the car, but its really not as 'hey look at me' as you might think
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My ML has it and its actually pretty subtle. I envisioned it being like a glaring neon sign on the front of the car, but its really not as 'hey look at me' as you might think
You're exactly right...it's not even bright enough to reflect off the car in front of you like the headlights do. I actually thought it wasn't working because I didn't see the reflection. I guess maybe that why it's called "illuminating"...
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I picked up the car on Wednesday and had clear bra, window tint and illuminated star installed by Friday!!

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I've seen a few on CLAs... personally wouldn't put it on my car but it actually is an interesting look at night
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Sorry, naff.

Looks far too "Blingey" (if that's a word - which I somehow doubt) for my taste. But, each to their own.

All that said, it would probably make me look, if I saw one, at night....
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I like it. It is discrete enough to be classy. If it changed colors, blinked to the beat of the music and had glitter that would be bling and tacky. Does seem a little expensive though.
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I like it. It is discrete enough to be classy. If it changed colors, blinked to the beat of the music and had glitter that would be bling and tacky. Does seem a little expensive though.
So far everyone that's seen it has "complimented" it...my buddy is now looking to do his CLS. Yes pricey...I negotiated it into my deal!!
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to me, it's in the same category as illuminated door sills...
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to me, it's in the same category as illuminated door sills...
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I think it works better on SUVs. Have it on the GL and it looks sweet!
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I dislike these too but they come bundled with full led headlights:
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I dislike these too but they come bundled with full led headlights:
Well, I guess it'll be helpful when alzheimer's kicks in, and you don't know what you're driving.
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Well, I guess it'll be helpful when alzheimer's kicks in, and you don't know what you're driving.
I got that covered....

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I got that covered....





where's that pee-my-pants emoticon??
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where's that pee-my-pants emoticon??


Vegas baby!!!!
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Hi there,
here is my home illuminated star.

Enjoy

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Answer is there "cannot be combined with distronic". No way I would change distronic out for some flashy star led wannabethug way.
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