Aftermarket LED tail lights, UK Fog light issue - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum

SLK R170 General Discussion SLK 200, SLK 230K, SLK 320, SLK32 AMG

 1Likes
  • 1 Post By Durkatlon
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
#1 Old 05-14-2013
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Surrey UK
Vehicle: 1998 R170 SLK 230 Kompressor Auto
Posts: 10
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
(Thread Starter)
Aftermarket LED tail lights, UK Fog light issue

Hi,

Has anyone fitted aftermarket LED tail lights in the UK, and how did you get around what I would imagine is an issue with the fog light being on the wrong side for UK MOT regulations?

Thanks,

Tony
devontone is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 Old 05-14-2013
Premium Member
 
Durkatlon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: San Diego, CA
Vehicle: 2009 SLK55
Posts: 4,899
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 48 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 272 Post(s)
Thanks: 390
Thanked 1,326 Times in 792 Posts
Garage
There are fog "lamps" (LEDs on the aftermarket ones) on both sides. The car decides which one to light up based on programming.

Which ones are you getting?
JaysonM likes this.
Durkatlon is offline  
#3 Old 05-15-2013
Per ardua ad cineris.
 
Tolak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Somerset UK
Vehicle: SLK230 '99 R170
Other Toys: Clio Williams
Posts: 1,039
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
Thanks: 14
Thanked 136 Times in 117 Posts
One side rear fog lamp

Quote:
Originally Posted by Durkatlon View Post
There are fog "lamps" (LEDs on the aftermarket ones) on both sides. The car decides which one to light up based on programming.
I have always preferred teh symmetry of two fog lights.
I'm sure there are good arguments why one is better, but it always looks to me like a bulb is blown when the symmetry is lost.

Has anyone managed to bypass the logic of teh car, and get both lamps lit at once?
Tolak is offline  
 
#4 Old 05-15-2013
aka John

 
UK-C200's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Richmond, Tx
Vehicle: LHD Black SLK350, LHD Firemist SLK55
Other Toys: Nacra F18
Posts: 13,012
Country:
Chats: 1143
Mentioned: 13 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 30 Post(s)
Thanks: 1,712
Thanked 2,920 Times in 2,028 Posts
One click in Star Diag enables both! :-)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tolak View Post
I have always preferred teh symmetry of two fog lights.
I'm sure there are good arguments why one is better, but it always looks to me like a bulb is blown when the symmetry is lost.

Has anyone managed to bypass the logic of teh car, and get both lamps lit at once?


UK-C200 is offline  
#5 Old 05-15-2013
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Surrey UK
Vehicle: 1998 R170 SLK 230 Kompressor Auto
Posts: 10
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
(Thread Starter)
They're Eagle Eyes ones, ordered via Germany - haven't had a chance to look inside them yet. Thanks for the helpful replies so far.
devontone is offline  
#6 Old 05-15-2013
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Surrey UK
Vehicle: 1998 R170 SLK 230 Kompressor Auto
Posts: 10
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
(Thread Starter)
Thanks Durkation, I concur that both left and right appear to have the same lights available to them.
devontone is offline  
#7 Old 05-15-2013
Per ardua ad cineris.
 
Tolak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Somerset UK
Vehicle: SLK230 '99 R170
Other Toys: Clio Williams
Posts: 1,039
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
Thanks: 14
Thanked 136 Times in 117 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by UK-C200 View Post
One click in Star Diag enables both! :-)
Excellent; I shall put away my reel of wire and start to look at the software route.
Star Diag; Merc dealers only, or include diagnostic at indy?
Tolak is offline  
#8 Old 05-15-2013
Sadly Woolly has passed away

 
Woolly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Co. Durham, UK
Vehicle: SLK350 MT
Other Toys: CLK 270CDI (Slushbox!!)
Posts: 17,375
Country:
Chats: 1297
Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 120 Post(s)
Thanks: 2,912
Thanked 3,515 Times in 2,416 Posts
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tolak View Post
Excellent; I shall put away my reel of wire and start to look at the software route.
Star Diag; Merc dealers only, or include diagnostic at indy?
A good MB Indy will have a basic Star Diag system, an excellent one will know how to use it in 'Developer Mode'.






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

MB SLK 350 Andradite Green (6 speed manual)

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


Woolly is offline  
#9 Old 05-15-2013
Registered Users
 
Aycee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Hampshire UK
Vehicle: 2002 Blue SLK 320
Posts: 239
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
Thanks: 31
Thanked 49 Times in 46 Posts
Garage
I fitted LED rear lights a couple of years ago and can confirm that only the offside fog light comes on. Got them through Ebay, can't remember the seller but do know they were shipped from Tiawan. Good quality and still working!
Aycee is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Lower Navigation
Go Back   Mercedes Benz SLK Forum > Mercedes Benz R170 SLK Class Cars > SLK R170 General Discussion

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



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
do the led taillights cause bulb out errors? miguelaca General Modifications R171 210 07-13-2016 10:33 AM
Fully Smoked LED Tail Lights for R170 (SLK 230 or 320) JaysonM General Modifications R170 18 09-04-2012 02:48 AM
How to have the main lights + the LED lights on at the same time? addictive SLK R172 General Discussion 7 08-09-2012 05:29 AM
front fog light glass broken mrcleaner SLK R171 General Discussion 6 05-18-2012 07:52 PM

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.