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Old 04-01-2016, 11:45 AM
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Ugly orange side markers!!!

what do you guys have ? Been noticing my orange side markers are kinda ugly. whats the best option for nice looking ones? depo clears?
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I was considering LED ones off ebay, cause one of my stock orange ones was cracked. But for $60USD, it wasn't worth it for me. I went to Mercedes and bought a new orange one for $25CAD.
I think you have a facelift car, so you may consider something like these

clear LED
http://www.ebay.com/itm/DEPO-2010-2013-MERCEDES-W221-S-CLASS-WHITE-LED-CLEAR-BUMPER-SIDE-MARKER-LIGHT-/172137344463?vxp=mtr&hash=item28142f6dcf
smoked LED
http://www.ebay.com/itm/DEPO-2010-2013-MERCEDES-W221-S-CLASS-WHITE-LED-SMOKE-BUMPER-SIDE-MARKER-LIGHT-/172152711743?vxp=mtr&hash=item281519ea3f
smoked non LED
http://www.ebay.com/itm/USA-DEPO-10-12-Mercedes-Benz-W221-S-Class-Smoke-Front-Bumper-Side-Marker-Lights-/151984679698?vxp=mtr&hash=item2362fe2b12
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I swapped to clear last year and replaced the stock bulb with orange. Works perfect.
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I think they look best when they are as unobtrusive as possible. I did straight smoke on my black S and they pretty much disappeared, which cleaned up the front fender a lot.
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I swapped to clear last year and replaced the stock bulb with orange. Works perfect.
you know the bulb type of the top of your head? Gonna get smoked with orange led bulb me thinks.
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you know the bulb type of the top of your head? Gonna get smoked with orange led bulb me thinks.

No but I can hunt it down.
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I would go with a clear with orange LED on a white car. clear will blend in the best.
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Or just plain clear.
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Originally Posted by T.H.Carrera View Post
you know the bulb type of the top of your head? Gonna get smoked with orange led bulb me thinks.
Bulb uses 194/T10. You can stick with your stock halogen bulb, or upgrade to LED bulb. If LED, it'll need to be Canbus unit.
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is the stock orange behind the orange reflector ?

AZN ho much is the canbus orange led one you selling?
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Originally Posted by T.H.Carrera View Post
is the stock orange behind the orange reflector ?

AZN ho much is the canbus orange led one you selling?

No, behind the orange reflector is a basic halogen bulb that lights up pale white.

We have canbus LEDs that can light up amber, soft white, pure white, and white with a slight bluish hue.

These retail $19/set.
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Now that i think about it, dont think amber will look good behind smoked marker. What color do you recommend or just leave stock halogen with smoke reflector.
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I used a Chrome Amber bulb. Dime a dozen on eBay Amazon. Nothing special. I would bet AZN has the size right. I can't check size till next week.
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Yea ill chk today, I think straight clear will look best, blend w the clear in the headlight sides.
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Agree totally. I went clear w chrome bulb so no orange shows till you need it. Smoke on a dark color yes. On white no plus you get your headlight blend. Done deal.
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You can also use blackout Laminex, which is glossy, I used that on my s class front logo, (the one that canít be painted because it has an internal device)
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I have a black car, and went with the smoked LED style. I had a choice of white or amber(orange) LED's and went with amber to keep it stock looking (white seems a bit too "rice" on a classy car like a W221)

Markers disappear into the bumpers completely. At night they light up with amber LED 'dots' in the upside-down L shape that is on most new MB's

Looks like this when on, but not nearly as bright as this pic. All you see is black with a bunch of orange dots, not sure why this pic is so bright
https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/0AkAA...HA~/s-l300.jpg

Looks like this when off
https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon....cL._SX425_.jpg

They look awesome!
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Originally Posted by Donnymac View Post
Agree totally. I went clear w chrome bulb so no orange shows till you need it. Smoke on a dark color yes. On white no plus you get your headlight blend. Done deal.
This is the way to go.
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Agreed with the above.
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