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Illuminated door sills

Discussion in 'Electrics, Vacuum, Ignition and ECU' started by Derek Doyle, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. Derek Doyle

    Derek Doyle Active Member

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    I have a 2011 W204 want to put illuminated door sills on it, can get them at formymercedes for about $225, they are not genuine Mercedes ( for that price they cant be ) there is no wiring diagrams or instructions with them, has anybody got them and did they have any problems installing them, i did install a set in an E220 that i had with some difficulty. i wired directly into the door opening interior light switch, there isnt an interior switch on my 204 anyone any ideas
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    I can print off the instructions for you, later this day or tomorrow
     
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    Thanks

    Thanks look forward to seeing how to do it
     
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    Me too please ;)

    The official install leaflet for the w204 I believe depends on a 'black box'. Effectively a can-bus reader and relay. However there MUST be a door open / close switch somewhere. We suspect its on one of the hinges.
    I've been working on some designs for after-market sills for the w204 with another member to replace the rather tacky tins MB shamefully supplies. Unfortunately the cost of laser cutting and supply of SS alone has made them prohibitive for most, being nearly fifty pound each even when ordered in bulk. There are other options to consider, which I am.
     
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    I have them ready to send :D
     
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    And I have them for you Sir :D
     
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    thank you.
     
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    All sent and just a 5 min job :rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
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    Mind me sayin' but on that car I would put only OEMs sills :)
     
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    Blimey dont they make it complicated.
    Are there any papers on the interior light door switch ?
     
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    There are, but I stopped printing off on the third paper, I will do it later in the day and send it on to you, things have changed since have the wires in the kick panels
     
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    thanks again. Ill remind you later in case your busy.
    May i ask why do you 'print' them before email?
     
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    It is just an expression as I print them to a USB stick, well over 4000 things on these that I have sent off over the years :D

    I do not use my other computer on line, for the programs are far to valuable to me, The worst thing is I have to unplug the USB's when starting up as the new computer tries to boot from the USB
     
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    that's easy to fix. Boot into BIOS. (f2 or f10 usually) and select boot order, and change it so then C drive is first. Many pcs' even have a legacy floppy drive listed as 1st still.
     
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    Thank you,, isnt life wonderful when you know how :D:D
     
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    Interior light switch

    Hi all, where abouts is the interior light switch located on the 204. i cant find it anywhere, a mate seems to think it is a sensor built into the lock, can anyone help or advise
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    No one has ever asked before,,,maybe I can find out where it is :D
     
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    Must be on the hinges. Surprised no one knows...
     
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    On many cars like the CL's and SL's they have micro switches built into the door locks, same as on the rear doors of 124 and 211 estates
     
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    Oh no. never suspected that. Wonder if its still a switch that's grounded or not. Otherwise makes things more difficult.
     

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