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Drl

Could you not just buy the DRL from ebay and fit them to the existing mount? It seems like these are just regular hockey stick DRL's that have been screwed or bolted to the fog light surround. It may be a lot cheaper and really not that difficult. Just my impression.
Universal 2X 6 LED White CAR Auto Driving Lamp FOG 12V DRL Daytime Running Light | eBay












Hallo,

The one mod I really want to do is DLR, but I was always concerned about the physical attachment of the lights. I don't feel like attaching lights with duct tape.
I now saw this:
LED Tagfahrlicht L-FORM + R87 TÜV Mercedes Benz SLK R171 Bj.2004-2008 - LED Tagfahrlicht - Shop Kategorien

Or from eBay: LED Tagfahrlicht L Form R87 TÜV FÜR Mercedes Benz SLK R171 BJ 2004 2008 | eBay

Did anyone install these and care to share the experience?
 

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true that. i have the E style (hockey stick) see my drl album :D
 

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wouldn't trust them, that's not even a picture of the item... or if it is those elliptical holes will look odd on the round fog lights, if they fit......
The non-Sport-Pack fogs are elliptical, so these DRLs will fit that bumper style. Of course there's no point in buying these with new bumper inserts as others have mentioned. You can just get the DRLs themselves and mount them at a weird angle to achieve this look. :D
 

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Yes I do. very easy.
i attached wires to side marker wires
i leave my lights on 2nd position for every light except headlights by habit now
mesh easy to get off. let me know if you need any more info
 

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take mess off or just the top connectors
measure and position hockey sticks where you think you would like em
see my drl album if you haven't.
wires go behind the end pieces of the mess
 

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I get the point guys, "just get the cheap ones of ebay" but I'm still not sure how/where to attach them. I'm less concerned about the connections but more about the looks.
 

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there are a few threads on where. a member even put the sticks on his non amg in this thread:

http://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/19203-daytime-driving-light.html

you can also see how many different types of drls i've had before staying with my sticks the past few years

by em, $10, and then try different positions. by the fog lights, by the mesh if you have the amg front. upside down, right side up. :D
 

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At the risk of getting shouted down, i personally think that $5 stuff glued to Merc is a bit inapropiate and not in keeping with the vehicle. If you cant spring for quality afremarket parts at $500, then perhaps you should just save up or do without. I'm ok with Piecha and the like but but $2 dollar shop stuff i think is crossing the good taste line I know i will get flack for this post, fire away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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At the risk of getting shouted down, i personally think that $5 stuff glued to Merc is a bit inapropiate and not in keeping with the vehicle. If you cant spring for quality afremarket parts at $500, then perhaps you should just save up or do without. I'm ok with Piecha and the like but but $2 dollar shop stuff i think is crossing the good taste line I know i will get flack for this post, fire away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yes I agree but if you are able to put some effort in you can get decent results.
I think my DRLs look fairly decent on the SLK and are really only visable when lit up when the ignition is turn on and they dim when the headlamps are on. I made stainless brackets to get the shape I wanted and they are fitted with no holes drilled using existing holes etc.
The Skoda ones were very easy to fit and also dim when the headlamps are on and light up when the ignition is turned on.
doing it this way you never forget to turn them on.
in the fuse box of the SLK is a black and yellow wire that becomes live at start up/ignition.
 

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Hallo,

The one mod I really want to do is DLR, but I was always concerned about the physical attachment of the lights. I don't feel like attaching lights with duct tape.
I now saw this:
LED Tagfahrlicht L-FORM + R87 TÜV Mercedes Benz SLK R171 Bj.2004-2008 - LED Tagfahrlicht - Shop Kategorien

Or from eBay: LED Tagfahrlicht L Form R87 TÜV FÜR Mercedes Benz SLK R171 BJ 2004 2008 | eBay

Did anyone install these and care to share the experience?
Why not just buy the "Hockey Sticks" (Like mine) and stick them where you want? :wink: http://i.imgur.com/j1cj04q.jpg

 

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At the risk of getting shouted down, i personally think that $5 stuff glued to Merc is a bit inapropiate and not in keeping with the vehicle. If you cant spring for quality afremarket parts at $500, then perhaps you should just save up or do without. I'm ok with Piecha and the like but but $2 dollar shop stuff i think is crossing the good taste line I know i will get flack for this post, fire away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You of course are entitled to your opinions. If you are referring to my 'sticks', they are E class style lights, and can cost from MB up to and over $70 apiece. Just because I found a bargain at $10 a pair, good for me. I get tons of compliments, even from my MB techs who once said, " I didn't know the SLK had E class lights.

http://www.slkworld.com/members/jbanks15-albums-daytime-driving-lights.html

Good enough for ijdmtoys to use my car on their website?

 

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You of course are entitled to your opinions. If you are referring to my 'sticks', they are E class style lights, and can cost from MB up to and over $70 apiece. Just because I found a bargain at $10 a pair, good for me. I get tons of compliments, even from my MB techs who once said, " I didn't know the SLK had E class lights.

http://www.slkworld.com/members/jbanks15-albums-daytime-driving-lights.html

Good enough for ijdmtoys to use my car on their website?

I absolutely concur, if they're good enough for the "E Class" and Jeff, they are certainly good enough for me.....:x
http://i.imgur.com/vV8yQju.jpg
 
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