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As posted in my friend's topic on the W201 section, I think it will be cool to have our own here... :p

I'll start then:

OEM trunk mat





Replaced the cupholder (comes with the whole bracket), the edge was peeled...

 

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Shoulder pads for the front and rear seat belts...





Chrome signal bulbs in the rear



 

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Osram (Sylvania) Hyper H7 (65W), super bright headlamp bulbs



The clamp inside the housing...







...comparison...





...first try, wrong pattern...



...second adjustment...just perfect...



...first comparison: hyper on the passenger side, regular on the drivers' side



...both in...

 

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Looks nice now...





Other beam pictures with the hypers on a B200







...outside in the night...



 

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I drove mine to and from the office. Pretty radical stuff, heh?
 

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Good photos of your mods but why fit the chromed indicator bulbs in the rear they are meant for the front. Trust me, pull one out and put it in the front and compare it with the unchanged side, much better. Or if you don't want to go to that bother check my avitar or my other front of car pictures.

It will flash orange so should still be legal (certainly is in UK)
 

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I will put chromed ones in the front too (they will arrive soon). They have different pins than the rear. IMHO the rear looks nice with chromes too, no yellowish reflection.
 

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Good thinking :thumbsup:

I also have one of those boot protectors it does keep the boot carpet undamaged (especially as I usually have a wheel chair & other heavy metallic mobility bits in the boot)
 

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One pic shows a bright light on the right wall with almost no light on the left. The caption under it says "second adjustment ...just perfect".

What were you actually adjusting?
Were you playing with,.... the adjustment screws on the lens housing?

...and... now you're running 65 watt off-road bulbs in the 55 watt OE housing!!...a little more draw than recommended...

Derek
 

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You may find that the higher wattage lamps will not last nearly as long as others and the extra heat generated over time might affect the reflective materials in the headlamp.

Good old Canadian Tire is advertising lamps that give up to 90% more light on the road for $79 a pair installed with a 1 year guarantee.

Great photos that show in detail the differences.

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I have installed some that claim to be 85% brighter they are better ( but I would not say they were 85% better) but it might be my eyes as you need considerably more light to see as you get older.
 

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One pic shows a bright light on the right wall with almost no light on the left. The caption under it says "second adjustment ...just perfect".

What were you actually adjusting?
Were you playing with,.... the adjustment screws on the lens housing?

...and... now you're running 65 watt off-road bulbs in the 55 watt OE housing!!...a little more draw than recommended...

Derek
My bad was that first, because of my hands getting into that hole could not fit the tiny H7 bulbs correctly seated... the "adjustment" in fact was just seating them right in the tiny slot there. :)

Off-road... yeah, technically, actually due to the nice german engineering would not bother anybody.

I got them from CANDLEPOWER.COM U$ 19.95 each - At this price, I got two sets... :) Who uses the long beam in the city anyway? :p




This bulb, for racing and special-service usage, is the highest-output, most efficient H7 available from anyone!. This is a 65-watt bulb (10 more than an ordinary H7) that produces 2100 lumens (700 more than an ordinary H7). Same 500-hour rated lifespan as a good quality standard H7 bulb. Perfect upgrade for motorcycles, racing headlamps, diving lights, agricultural and industrial work lamps.
 

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If you're satisfied with the extra clarity and feel that there is no extra flair to oncoming drivers, then go for it and :goojob:!

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I got them from CANDLEPOWER.COM U$ 19.95 each - At this price, I got two sets... :) Who uses the long beam in the city anyway? :p


These would probably be great as a high beam. (not on for long periods, brighter "flash" for the flash to pass)

Are those LED lights as the city lights?

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We know that by installing the HID's at 35 watts throws a low wattage code in the B.

The standard bulb should be 55 watts. To correct that, some HID conversion kits come with a resister to fool the computer and thus no warning on the dash.

It's nice to know that the 65 watt bulb does not through a code in the B.

Derek
 

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A.N., I used the 65W Hypers for the low beam only, I don't use the high one and flashing is useless in T. :) Derek is right a minute 10 watts overload per bulb doesn't throw any code and shouldn't harm the harness... :p
Now I would go for some HIDs to match the SMDs that have for standing lights... :rolleyes: ...money, money, money... :surrender:

Here are some pictures of the standing lights bulbs in comparison with the OEM bulbs:









They need several HID kits to match (high, low and fogs)...arrrgh....

 

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My lucky hat...



Crappy Tire ashtray...



Nokia GPS receiver for the phone and holder...



Sunvisor holder (with an MB iron patch to match)...

 

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Luckily if your car doesn't have the "sight and light" package, there is no issue with variable wattages.
 

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Here are some pictures of the standing lights bulbs in comparison with the OEM bulbs:

So are those LEDs? Or are they called a "standing light bulb"? or by "standing bulb" you mean the city lights (parking lights)?:confused: Did you get those from candle power too? They didn't flash when you installed them? or do they have build in resistors? (it kinda looks like they do)

Anthony
 
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