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Converting French E-Class for UK registration

Discussion in 'Electrics, Vacuum, Ignition and ECU' started by Rosbif, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. Rosbif

    Rosbif Active Member

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    Having recently moved over to Cannock from France, I'm in the process of converting my French E220CDI (facelift model) for UK use so I can register it here.

    Replacing the LHD headlamps with RHD units should pose no problem, but I could do with some advice on swapping over the rear foglamp to the UK offside.

    It seems there's no STAR swap over facility available. However, I've heard mention that there may be a jumper of sorts on the rear SAM unit that can be flipped over to send power to the other side fog lamp when the switch is turned on.

    Has anyone come across this before, or have another solution?

    Thanks.
     
  2. tode

    tode Senior Member

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    Have you worked out the total cost of doing that? A 2006 Mercedes is worth considerably more in France, and you could upgrade for the same money in UK, with no modifications to do.
     
  3. EmilysDad

    EmilysDad Senior Member

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    Surely not! :confused: :confused:
     
  4. television

    television Always remembered RIP

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    Most cars are wired for both rear fogs as I understand it :D
     
  5. Naraic

    Naraic Moderator

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    They are wired as you say...the query was about getting the right one to work...I would have thought STAR...but the OP says not.
     

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