Author Topic: Driving / Fog lights 280se 1970 instal  (Read 25376 times)

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Re: Driving / Fog lights 280se 1970 instal
« Reply #25 on: January 15, 2014, 16:47:36 »
The loose wires under the hood do not have voltage when the green switch is turned on.......

David, Can you determine if the wires in front receive voltage from the switch on the dash? Seems easy enough. Just use a voltage tester on the wire(s) and flip the switch on the dash. If there is just one wire, that one should be the hot and you would use a body ground to check for voltage.
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Re: Driving / Fog lights 280se 1970 instal
« Reply #26 on: August 10, 2014, 22:51:19 »
Found the rear European fog light that is original to my 280SE on Ebay. Took it all apart cleaned polished and refinished the metal bracket.
Found the wire from the switch under the seat and ran to the new fog light.
Lots pretty cool.
« Last Edit: August 10, 2014, 23:12:04 by DPreston »
190SL 1960 Sold
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Porsche 912 67

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Re: Driving / Fog lights 280se 1970 instal
« Reply #27 on: August 10, 2014, 22:54:16 »
Final photo with the fog light switched on.
Nice and bright.

I ended up with an extra rear fog light if anyone is interested. Just PM me.
« Last Edit: August 10, 2014, 23:12:32 by DPreston »
190SL 1960 Sold
280SL 1969
280SE 1969 cabriolet
Vette 67
Porsche 912 67

hkollan

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Re: Driving / Fog lights 280se 1970 instal
« Reply #28 on: August 11, 2014, 10:56:55 »
Well done, looks good.

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Re: Driving / Fog lights 280se 1970 instal
« Reply #29 on: August 12, 2014, 00:05:41 »
I run the Euro rear fog light as a 3rd brake light on all of mine, Mercedes, VW and Porsche. Looks cool and is VERY functional. Just tie in to the brake filament. KB
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Re: Driving / Fog lights 280se 1970 instal
« Reply #30 on: August 13, 2014, 04:44:43 »
Looks great and what determination! Very satisfying for you I am sure.
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