Many of our customers are wondering whether they should get bright white or warm white LED bulbs for their dash lights. It is a personal preference, so you have to be careful not to just go with someone else's advice. Also, some of you are concerned that the LED's will be too bright in the dash.
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WARNING: Be very careful buying these from another vendor. They will not work in Mercedes. We have to modify and test each one here in our shop to make certain you will receive a bulb that works and will not burn out immediately or short out your instrument circuit board!
These instructions cover problems you may have with your bulb holders, how to set up the new LED bulbs to do TIGHTLY into the bulbs holders so they won't come loose and go out on you, and how to modify and experiment with the maximum brightness of an individual LED bulb.
The dash lights on these older models have never been super bright and on the 123 chassis, they have been downright dim - even with new bulbs and a new potentiometer.
If you have acquired one of these rugged W123 sedans, coupes, or station wagons and want to learn how to do some of the work on it on your own then here is a good place to start. Learn how to change lights and bulbs. No need to go to a mechanic for this.
To fix burned out lights you have to remove the wood cover around the shifter. That can be the most difficult part, especially if you don't want to chip or crack your nice wood piece. Once the wood is up you can get the the light bulbs BUT you have to know where they are.
VERY good used right and left tail light bulb holders for early 126 sedans. If you are having problems with your tail lights going on and off probably corroded bulb sockets. All these are very nice.
Good used trunk light assembly as shown. Comes with a NEW light bulb installed.
Good used set of three knobs as shown. Threads are good. 3 are required for one headlight door. All 1977 to 1985 123 Chassis Sedans, Coupes and Wagons: Mercedes 240D, Mercedes 300D, Mercedes 300CD, Mercedes 300TD, Mercedes 230E, Mercedes 280E, Mercedes 280CE, Mercedes 280TE.
Not perfect or mint but does not have any cracks or holes in it. Lens is very good but there is fading of the yellow reflector along the bottom inside. Still very usable but not for a show car. No electrical bulb included. Priced accordingly. Not returnable.
This has got to be one of the best used right side turn signal lenses Kent has seen in a while. It has been on a car but not very long. Absolutely no fading, no crazing, no cracks or chips and both back tabs are it place. See how bright the color is in the pictures.
This is in very good condition. Good clear lens with no breaks in the lens. The backside you can see has both tabs still fully intact. The bulb holder is included but may need a new bulb. No install knob. You can use the one from your existing lens.
SOLD AS A SET OF TWO. You can watch Kent's video to see how important these bulb holders are and whey he likes them so much. If you are having dash light issues and you have replaced the bulbs these might be the reason.
If both dash lights are not working including the lights in the upper center console the problem is most likely in the dimmer switch located on the back of the instrument cluster. This is also called the potentiometer providing variable resistance in the wiring to the bulbs.
If both dash lights are not working including the lights in the upper center console the problem is most likely in the dimmer switch located on the back of the instrument cluster. This is also call the potentiometer providing variable resistance in the wiring to the bulbs.
Good used switch. no cracks in plastic. please note style to make certain it will fit in your 116 there are different types. This has the three prong (not round) pin connectors. Check carefully yours first. Not returnable if ordered in error.
Starting in the U.S. model year 1986, the headlights were changed on the W126 models. You could no longer just unscrew some plastic knobs to get the headlight door (plastic surround) off. This new style plastic door became the cover for the fog light as well.
FITS THE FOLLOWING: all 107, 108, 109, 111, 112 and 116 chassis. Are you looking for a new look and/or better headlights on your Mercedes, but do not particularly like the looks or the price of the original single glass European lights? Here is your answer!
FITS THE FOLLOWING, all W110, W113, W114, W115 and W123 chassis with U.S. style headlights. Install this set of two 7 inch round Quality Hella headlights with replaceable quality H4 bulbs and finally get the lighting you need without high cost of European head lights / light.
FITS THE FOLLOWING: 126 (1981-1985) and 201 (1984-1986) chassis.
5 handy bulbs to carry in your trunk for emergencies.
Works for all 114, 115, 116, 107, 123 and 126 chassis. This is the kit all you older Mercedes owners have been waiting for. How about a light bulb corrected sized and handy for every need in your car?
These small frosted light bulbs are 1.2 watts.
They fit applications where you want a dimmer light ie, heater control knob 240D and some other center dash lights.
This bulb is a single element bulb that is used in the brake light, rear turn signal and your rear back up lens.
It's a very universal bulb. Fits mid 60s to 90s Mercedes.
These dash light bulbs are small in size.
They fit a number of dash light applications behind your instrument cluster and in your center dash console.
This bulb is 1 5/8 inch long.
These bulbs dont neccessarily fit all models. Some applications require smaller bulbs, please measure your bulb before ordering this 6 pak.
These are correct Osram small diameter bulbs for your rear tail light.
Use this bulb to prevent over heating of the lens. Comes in a 6 bulbs set.
This is a set of 6 front turn signal light bulbs.
Fits early 70s to mid 90s Mercedes.
Anytime you need to replace the side marker turn signal lens or the bulb inside you will need to remove it from the front fender. You will also need to remove it if you plan on pulling the full headlight assembly.
Special sale continues. The first 5 sets sold out in a few hours. Sale will continue for more feedback. These LED bulbs produce an orange cast light similar to the instrument lighting in many BMWs.
This is the newest LED light bulb Kent has found and tested that you can install on the backside of your instrument cluster to increase your instrument lighting on your older Mercedes. These particular bulbs will be much brighter with a more yellow cast warm white light and they don't get hot!
Not perfect but above average. Has a few small cracks and crazing but very presentable for a "driver." No breaks or holes in the plastic. Plastic screw knobs are NOT included.
Best we have seen. No crazing, fading or cranks in the lens and chrome is almost flawless.
VERY good original condition of original but the plug on the end of the wire has been cut off. You will need to spice in or adapt your wiring plug.
This set shows some age but is still very usable. There is some fading of the color in the lens, but the lights are intact with no major cracks or pieces missing.
This is an above-average set of original used blinker lights that sit on top of the front fenders. They are not perfect, but it is very hard to find perfect anymore. These lights tend to be very fragile and break easily.
Good used set of euro headlights as shown. They have been in storage for years. Will need to be cleaned and detail. No cracks or chips in lenses. Chrome rings are bright. These are nice but not perfect. A couple bulbs missing and other bulbs can not be guaranteed.
No breaks, cracks or chips out of orange lenses. Seals intact and still soft. Both attachment clips on each lens are all there. Both have screw knobs. Only one has a bulb holder
ONLY ONE AVAILABLE. Very good condition with no big chips or cracks in the glass lens. Great reflector and excellent chrome ring. Not perfect as there are a few very small sand chips in the glass that you can only see real close up. No longer made. Originals are getting very hard to find
Good used chrome ring around headlight bulb as shown. No dents and bright chrome.
These are specific for the W123 but will fit other light holds that require the short bulb for the glove box, license lights, and under door lights. Sold in pack of three as shown.
VERY good condition. No cracks. Super bright lens. You will have to install your existing reflector and bulb holder.
Shipped as shown. No cracks. All the plastic is super bright with no fading.
Above average lens with full clips on backside intact. Some dirt spots but no nicks, chips or breaks in the lens. Does not include bulb or bulb holder. If you have a very old and faded orange it may not match.
Front turn signals not working due to a faulty bulb socket holder is a common problem with the W116 chassis sedans. I believe is due to a minor design flaw in the metal part of the holder. If you own a W116 I recommend you fix it now before a front turn signal stops working.
Complete new assembly with standard bulb installed. If you need 2 just change the quantity in your shopping cart
Good holder used with solid contacts. Fits all 123 Wagons, gasoline and diesel models, from 1979-1985. Due to the older age of these wagons many of these bulb holders have rusted and do not make proper electrical contact anymore with the taillight bulbs.
Exceptionally nice DRIVER front marker turn signal lense. Check the back side. Does come with bulb holder. If you have a very old and faded orange it may not match. Not returnable if you find it does not match your color. Search "126 turn signal lens" in search box for other side.
Good used above average condition. The lens is very bright - no fogging of fading of color. No major cracks or crazing of the plastic ( only a very small crack under the bottom of the white back up lens ( hard to see on the car.. Note bulb holder is not included.
Good used passenger EUROPEAN headlight assembly as shown. NOT perfect but very usual. Has good reflectors inside and only one small chip in the glass in the lower center. Sold as is.