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Reproduction Dome Light Assembly!

Was only a matter of time before someone came up with this, wasn't it?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Mercedes-R1...HqY7:rk:1:pf:0
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Was only a matter of time before someone came up with this, wasn't it?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Mercedes-R1...HqY7:rk:1:pf:0
Where 'ave you been?
https://www.benzworld.org/forums/r12...l#post17641928

He was selling thru Facebook marketplace when I found him. I suggested he needed to expand his sales outlets, and suggested he contact moderators here...

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Anyone buy one? If the fit is good, it would solve a common problem.
Interesting it has the MB part number and logo on it.
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Wonder if it is made through 3D printing.
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Anyone buy one? If the fit is good, it would solve a common problem.
Interesting it has the MB part number and logo on it.
Hmmm, generally i like attempt to solve a problem, but its not really a assembly, the whole inner stucture is missing, as well as all the electrics.
(I wonder how long it takes until Hella and MB sues them for misusing their rights.)

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The reproduction fiberglass Sport/AMG tow hook covers I got for my bumper even had HWA numbers on them.
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So I'm only 2 weeks behind the times, good to know. The vendor should do a video demonstrating installation, for some reason, I don't think it is as straightforward as a quick swap out, there might be more to it. Mine will probably disintegrate upon next removal, don't think I will consider replacement until needed.

I think the "inner structure" mentioned above is a black frame that sits in the housing and would need to be moved over. Mine has been firmly epoxied into place, so this solution will not work, unless that frame is also provided.
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Yup.

All the electronics mount to the black backing and the console cover then mounts to the backing with melt-over pins. These pins need to be carefully drilled out to separate the backing from the cover. It's not just a pretty cover, it's quite sophisticated.

Doing a copy of the black backing is as great an idea as the cover itself as the backing often cracks at the 2 mount locations behind the console lights.
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Wonder if it is made through 3D printing.
On facebook, he states not 3D printed. If you join the R129 group, you can search back and see his silicone mold pictures...

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Mine came in today. It feels well made and sturdy. It has a texture to it where the original I have is smooth. It doesn't matter to me one way or the other. The texture matches the dashboard and the center console. The grey color is a bit darker than my interior but the seller did let me know that ahead of time. I will buy a cheap can of spray paint and then install it. Once that is done I'll post again regarding the fit.

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