Had nothing to do today so I thought I gonna put in some Euro Style Side Markers. I bought a set on eBay for $18 from a BMW E46. Some drilling and fileing and they in and looking great. Here are some shots.
When the 300M came out those lights did'nt even exist.Mikeyjohn said:I put those on my 300M, but then there were already holes for them. Don't think I will take a chance on this C. I do like them for safety reasons though.
Seems like somebody has a thin skin!!!!! The 300M has the holes in the front fender for the european markers and I was able to obtain them and put them on. I like the idea of the side markers but I would not want to drill holes in this car to put them on. What's negative about that. Please lighten up!!!!!Big Na said:I was told by by a wise old man rather than say something negative don't say anything at all
These are for safety required in Europe. Specifically if someone is riding along side you say at your rear door, they can't see your rear or front signal and will have no clue when you come into thier lane because you did not check your blind spot. In the DRL thread, we talked adding these lights and ironically the 328 with it's wonderfully shaped lens. I hate the Idea of drilling in the body esp. in Ohio salt country, although I think they are important. In August (so they claim) signal mirrors will be a dealer installed option which are equally effective. I don't like having my door panels removed either, I would hate to induce any rattles. Decisions decisions.dragon said:What are European marker lights? Do they blink with the turn signals? If they just light up when the headlights are on then do they duplicate the built-in side marker lights?
Great work MGD, I am concerned with rust , I love these lights. Did you do anything to your holes to protect them. Worst case in Ohio, a new fender in 10 years- Maybe I am overprotective, I just got it yesterday and it is really a special car.MGD said:Install was about 1 hour each side. I made a template of the cutout, drilled some holes and filed it out. The lights then just snap in. Wireing was the easy part. Just run the wires to the fron head light and splice it in the turn signal wire.
They are far more advanced. The roof crush standard in the US is ridiculous. It calls for a metal slab to be lowered on the car's roof weighing 2.5 times the car's weight, the roof must not crush more than 2.5 inches. It has been shown that a rollover may add forces of 4x the car's weight. The Europeans use a dynamic rollover test where the car is tilted on it's side at 45 degrees on a sled moving 30-35 mph and flipped on to concrete and the intregity of the roof and passenger cell is evaluated. Some say "rollover's don't occur that often which misses the point entirely. I have a theorum "everyone knows someone who has flipped a car"!dragon said:So they blink with the turn signal then? By the way how come Europe seems more advanced then us us in safety. We invented the car, not them.