If you could let me know your thoughts on the quality that would be great. I really want to get NAV and Bluetooth in the SLK and this looks to be a good deal.
Well they are completely different lights. On the OEM the running light and the brake light share the same strip of LEDs near the bottom of the light. On the aftermarket (AM?) the running light is a sideways "U" shape that you can see around the tinted section, while the brake light is still in the bottom section. On the OEM the fog light is incandescent, on the AM it's a huge blob of LEDs, which can easily be switched with the turn-signal so you can use them as blinkers.
The bulb-out errors are specific to the North American version of the SLK and you should not have this issue. On US vehicles there is a second strip of LEDs in the tail light which always comes on when the car is running, which is missing from these aftermarket lights, causing a bulb-out.
The claim that these are brighter than OEM is simply not true in my experience, especially on the smoked version. But as you can see from that other thread I have several kinds of solutions for that issue, so don't let that stop you from getting them.
I think the aftermarket lights just give the car an updated look. They look futuristic whereas the OEM lights now look dated to me. But to each their own.
Also, just to pick up on a point that was raised in the other thread you made in the Australia section of the forum. The light pattern from the SPYDER headlights has a pronounced "rise" on the right-hand side for street sign illumination. I believe user "ZASLK" from South Africa inquired as to whether there is a left-hand-drive version of the lights which reverses this pattern, but I think the answer at the time was that there is not.
That clears things up, thanks
i was initially confused as I miss interpreted some pictures in another thread that show the stock AMG's then the LED, I thought they were all meant to be pictures of the stock AMG's so I thought that the stocks also had the nice display pattern.
I'll go with the LED lights, either red and smoked, or black.
Unfortunately we do drive on the left side of the road here but I can make do.
My car doesn't have side markers so does that leave me with the extra pin output from which to draw power like you did? If so are you selling those cable kits?
Btw I thought I was reasonably handy with wiring (for self taught) but you work looks impeccable. Much respect for your skills.
Also apologies to you and others like SeanHump for all the questions, I've only had my merc for a few months and I'm trying to learn as much as I can as I have a lot of upgrades planned for the coming months. Hopefully I can give back to new members like myself down the track when I'm more knowledgeable.
My last car was a 1996 Ford Probe, if anybody has any questions about modifying 1 of those then I am happy to assist,