Fog lights/brake light - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum

DAS/STAR Coding Any links or post’s leading to pirated software will be immediately deleted. SLKWORLD is not responsible for any damage caused by miscoding, use at your own risk.

 1Likes
  • 1 Post By i860
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
#1 Old 07-06-2019
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: U.K.
Vehicle: 2005 R171 slk350
Posts: 11
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
(Thread Starter)
Fog lights/brake light

Hi everyone. Ive swapped my tail lamps for all led. I’d now like the what is currently the fog lights to act as braking lights and the tail light be tail/fog. This is as per E Class W211.
I’ve looked at the wiring (physically, I’ve not seen a wiring diagram....yet) and it can’t be done at the cluster. I’m now wondering if it can be coded using DAS/STAR?
Any help would be greatly appreciated https://www.ctd.gr/datafiles/4694.gif
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 8D09A356-1068-46BF-8CB1-9F59E2A6C348_1562407191499.jpg (24.5 KB, 7 views)
File Type: gif 93E8A76A-AB20-4250-ADE0-49CE95FADB8C_1562407256681.gif (49.0 KB, 6 views)
Large1968 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 Old 07-06-2019
Super Moderator/RoTMorganiser

 
Avel Du's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Wirral, England
Vehicle: 2007 SLK55AMG
Other Toys: 2009 SLK 350 (Bluebadger), MK I Nissan Murano (2008), Honda VFR 800 FiW (1998), CB400four f2 (1978)
Posts: 22,396
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 249 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2213 Post(s)
Thanks: 1,915
Thanked 1,425 Times in 1,312 Posts
Garage
Doubtful.

@i860 @VII7

Are the intensities the same? UK law specifies intensity for each purpose.
I think the lens configuration is also different and may cause you MOT issues.

If anyone know re coding, it's the two members mentioned above.

Myk
(Moderator/Ride of the Month Coordinator)


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Thanks go to those that post problems, solutions & feedback. It all helps.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Smartop : Cubby Holder : Cree fronts : Both rear fogs : Clock Insert : Quicksilver exhaust



Useful R170 diy:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Useful R171 diy:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Useful R172 diy:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Avel Du is offline  
#3 Old 07-06-2019
Premium Member
 
i860's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Dorset
Vehicle: SLK 350 R171 2004
Other Toys: Mercedes W204 C280 Elegance
Posts: 3,641
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 457 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 897 Post(s)
Thanks: 79
Thanked 645 Times in 570 Posts
Don't know about that.
Avel Du likes this.

Remote installation of Passthru, C4 DAS/Star Mercedes, XENTRY,EPC/WIS
i860 is online now  
 
#4 Old 07-06-2019
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Dallas, TX
Vehicle: 2012 SLK350
Other Toys: CLS63
Posts: 683
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 173 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 192 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 110 Times in 104 Posts
Not through programming but you can physically re pin the terminal.
VII7 is offline  
#5 Old 07-06-2019
Registered Users
 
Mensra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: The boondocks
Vehicle: 2012 SLK 55 w/P30 aka “The Garbage Scow”
Other Toys: Wellcraft Scarab, Porsche Macan S
Posts: 3,204
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 33 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 367 Post(s)
Thanks: 297
Thanked 261 Times in 235 Posts
Garage
Send a message via AIM to Mensra Send a message via MSN to Mensra
I do not think you’ll be able to pass MOT.
Mensra is offline  
#6 Old 07-06-2019
Long Time Member

 
frogfoot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Vehicle: 2005 slk
Posts: 3,564
Country:
Chats: 1
Mentioned: 153 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 328 Post(s)
Thanks: 1,754
Thanked 912 Times in 454 Posts
Garage
Are they after market lamps ? Doubt it very much that das would do anything like that. It will program led head lights ect on new Models.

Best way is to rewire the lamp unit...however if the leds don't draw same power your dash will register a bulb out error


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Designo 6speedMT 350........My weekend , Holiday Transport since 2008
frogfoot is offline  
#7 Old 07-07-2019
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: U.K.
Vehicle: 2005 R171 slk350
Posts: 11
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
(Thread Starter)
My reasoning for thinking that it could be done by programming is the way that Canbus works. If a left headlamp fails then the Canbus will turn on the front left fog lamp in its place. The same goes for rear indicators, a fog lamp or stop lamp will flash instead.
I can’t alter the wiring at the lamp cluster as there is only a single wire going to the existing stop tail. Anyone know where the if there’s terminals elsewhere that may have the separate signals?
Large1968 is offline  
#8 Old 07-07-2019
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: U.K.
Vehicle: 2005 R171 slk350
Posts: 11
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
(Thread Starter)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mensra View Post
I do not think you’ll be able to pass MOT.
The end result would be identical to the W211 W Class. Why would that be an MOT failure?
Large1968 is offline  
#9 Old 07-07-2019
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: U.K.
Vehicle: 2005 R171 slk350
Posts: 11
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
(Thread Starter)
Quote:
Originally Posted by VII7 View Post
Not through programming but you can physically re pin the terminal.
Do you know if there is a terminal block other than at the tail light cluster?
Large1968 is offline  
#10 Old 07-07-2019
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: U.K.
Vehicle: 2005 R171 slk350
Posts: 11
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
(Thread Starter)
Quote:
Originally Posted by frogfoot View Post
Are they after market lamps ? Doubt it very much that das would do anything like that. It will program led head lights ect on new Models.

Best way is to rewire the lamp unit...however if the leds don't draw same power your dash will register a bulb out error
Yes they are aftermarket lamps (see my opening post attachments) They are all led so current draw should not be an issue.
Large1968 is offline  
#11 Old 07-07-2019
Long Time Member

 
frogfoot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Vehicle: 2005 slk
Posts: 3,564
Country:
Chats: 1
Mentioned: 153 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 328 Post(s)
Thanks: 1,754
Thanked 912 Times in 454 Posts
Garage
R
Quote:
Originally Posted by Large1968 View Post
Yes they are aftermarket lamps (see my opening post attachments) They are all led so current draw should not be an issue.
My reasoning was that when I fitted a Led bulb to number plate lamps I had error , then when I fitted a multi Led bulb to the number plate lamps they are fine


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Designo 6speedMT 350........My weekend , Holiday Transport since 2008
frogfoot is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Lower Navigation
Go Back   Mercedes Benz SLK Forum > Mercedes Benz R171 SLK Class Cars > DAS/STAR Coding

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Upload your files to MEGAUPLOAD
Upload your images to ImageShack

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Mercedes Benz SLK Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome
 

Clubs, Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.