W220 Ambient lights made useful!

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Evening everyone hope your weekend has gone well and not too much time spent tinkering!
I thought I would change the little ambient lights under the rear seat and dashboard to something a little brighter so I could find all the bits I drop in the footwells.
The fittings which just pull out to one side are fed by 12 volts, contain a microscopic led and load resistors plus a diffuser.
The diffuser just pops out if you prise it from the opposite end to the socket, this also holds the circuit board in place. I got rid of those and replaced it with a white LED with series resistor and trimmed the length to allow entry into the loom plug and central location of the LED now they illumante things in a gentle way! Cheaper option if one of them goes duff too.
 

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You could have wired 3 LED's in series or would that have been too bright
 
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Hmmmm I guess that would do it too Malcolm.
 

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Hello,
Can anyone give me an idiots guide as to what I need to buy and how to install it to enhance the ambient lighting in the rear of my W220 S Class.

The dim orange lights are pretty pointless and I fancy something a little more powerful, not overly so, but just to enhance the overall effect of it.

Thanks in advance chaps!

Dan.
 

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Fit some LED replacements, they are not monitored
 

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Fit some LED replacements, they are not monitored

Thanks for your reply...

Where do I get these from and will they fit easily without any modifications?

Cheers, Dan
 

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Thanks for your reply...

Where do I get these from and will they fit easily without any modifications?

Cheers, Dan

They are on Ebay, plenty of the that just plug in
 

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They are on Ebay, plenty of the that just plug in

I've been searching on ebay but I haven't found anything?

I've had been searching for things like "W220 footwell lights", maybe I'm being too specific if there is possibly a generic part that will fit.

Any chance you could post a link for me???

Cheers again, Dan.
 

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You do not search for lamps, you only replace the existing bulbs with a higher output, they will be the festoon type, but they come in 3 lenghts
 

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The only other way is to see if you can take what ever is in the lamps to a much brighter LED, as in the above post
 

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might be a bit pricy,but plug&play is what i like.i might give them a go!!!
 

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might be a bit pricy,but plug&play is what i like.i might give them a go!!!

Well I am pleased that you have seen the light :D
 
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