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$70 Depo AMG Fog light

Just got my 3rd replacement fog light.

This one cost me $70 though, Not $180 from MB..

It's depo brand has a number 340-2004n-as on the box.. Looks identical to the MB light. Bulb included.

See how it last..

I found this store selling them.. Although I didn't buy from here.


http://usautolighting.com/product/8242/

I noticed the depo .com.tw website says they sell in bulk.. may be good for the slkworld store..
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that is AWESOME NEWS FOR A LOT OF US!!! YAY!

i decided to completely leave off my foglights because of this, now i don't have to!


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I've had to replace my fog light, too! They don't last long hitting road debris at Mach 1!

<Devilish grin>

I had that clear plastic coating stuff put over them...maybe that will help them last a wee bit longer.
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Let me know how you like it and how long it last.
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how do you remove the fog lights

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I have an 2005 slk55 and the fog light is out. How did you guys replace it? Do you have to remove the front bumber?
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I just ordered a set to match the clear lens headlights I installed. Headlights look great, but the fogs don't match...least that's what I told my wife.

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Guys,
I have an 2005 slk55 and the fog light is out. How did you guys replace it? Do you have to remove the front bumber?
IIRC, UK-C200 aka John had a short write up, it may have been mixed inside another thread. Perhaps John may repost the procedure with photos. You don't have to remove the front bumper cover. You may need an extra long plastic tie.

So far I haven't been successful searching for the thread that outlines the procedure for the SLK 55.

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Hey Eddy - I did it on my 350, not on an AMG bumper. I'd think it would be pretty much the same - either go in from below by removing the front underbody plastic cover or through the wheel well.

Only complication I can see would be the oil cooler. I'll see what I can dig up later tonight.



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good tip :-)
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Found the link: for AMG style foglamps, pdf file (written for SLK 350 w AMG body kit), post no. 13, thanks to pmarkel.
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File Type: pdf Replacing Fog Light.pdf (1.06 MB, 392 views)

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What bulb would you use on your spotlights to match the bi-xinen headlights ?
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What bulb would you use on your spotlights to match the bi-xinen headlights ?
IIRC, Sylvania has H7 halogens that are around 4100 and 4200K color temp. They're called Silverstar (w/silver instead of black painted tip on the lamp, and SilverStar Ultra respectively (w/gold painted tip on the lamp).

I'm not sure how they would look (matching colour) when lit with the OEM BiXenon headlamps, although I think it'll be a lot closer than the OEM H7 halogens.

Don (aka -1-) may have used other H7 lamps on his, but I cannot recall the brand he used.

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That's the Silverstar, ~4100K colour temp. It may not be as white as the Xenon but a lot less yellow than the OEM H7.

I'd prolly go for the Silverstar Ultra H7 halogens. I may have used the fog lamps maybe once or twice a year, maybe worth it for the high beams.

Note: I fitted The Silverstars on my daughter's BMW 323i, low beam. They tend to burn out in a year or two and don't last as long as OEM lamps for some reason (Common complaint among other forums).

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Sylvania's website states this: http://www.sylvania.com/ConsumerProd...RG-Results.htm

Fog/Driving light
9006
9006SU Silverstar ULTRA for Ultra Night Vision - The Whitest and Brightest Halogen
9006ST Silverstar High Performance Lighting: The Whiter and Brighter Halogen
9006EB EcoBright - Your Environmental Choice
9006XV XtraVision Halogen - The Brighter Light
9006CB Cool Blue Halogen - The Whiter Light

H7 is for 'headlamps' ? *shrugs*.
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Would this fit the foglight: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Sylva...ayphotohosting

I guess Sylvania's website is confusing when it says 9006 would fit the foglight. I'm guessing the one above (ultra h7) bulb should fit in the fog?
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H7 halogens are what's fitted on the SLK 55 fog lamps and high beam lamps.

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Fog lamp...

Thanks! I will order one this week! When is the next meet/run? I want to get together again!

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After reading thru several sites, looks like Sylvania's Silverstar Ultra burns out pretty quick (6months at max).

Would anyone recommend any other brand that they have used for their fog lamps?
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