Sorry - It’s a bmw honest ( Bremen Mercedes Wagon)

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    Nice one Sean, can you share what kit you used pls?
     
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    Thanks Ian
    I shall have to search for it, albeit it was a kit from eBay,
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    Note, if really interested, I have a non illuminating kit and A N Other set coming
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    Initially I was going to install the non illuminating, however these took an age to arrive so I went and purchased (drunken purchase) the illuminated ones forgetting about previous purchase....
    The kit as fitted arrived, I pulled the vents and console, with A N other episode from the misses whilst stripping the console on the dining table and splicing the wiring.....
    Console all fitted and working and embarked on what should have been plug and play to the side vents, however all was not well and these couldn’t be fitted due to locating tabs being aligned for Left hand drive cars...
    A lengthy spate with the seller resulting in an amicable replacement, though these are stuck in Langley sorting office (for the past three weeks) but not deterred, I set to work stripped down the vents to component part and swapped over the bezels and finished with dremel and some loose swarm, resulting in secure full fitment and alignment.
    Overall, the fit and finish is good certainly secure though the Oem vent pods are of better quality plastics - albeit unnoticeable when fitted..
    Had it not been for the need to modify, the exchange would be relatively simple, as it was, it was quite involving.
    The wiring never came with a diagram and made worse, by being supplied with different wire colours, so a bit of work involved finding the wiring permitation to match the colours, once achieved it all wires were soldered, spliced and heat shrunk then run in seemlessly to the loom, shame I never pictured as the results were very good (modest)
    With this modification, I have retained all the original parts including the original console wiring loom so should be easily reversible
     
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    Wow, sounds like a mission. I’m currently working on cruise control for my sons Audi A2, similar amount of soldering, heat shrinking and modifying crap fitting parts. Changed the fake stalk today for a OEM one, much better.

    How’s the car going by the way?
     
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    The joys of modifying and adding to the A2 must be serving well.

    Other than a thirst for fuel, it’s all good, very refined and comfortable, what with the amount of tear down I’ve inflicted I’m surprised it’s still rattle and squeak free, suggest volumes for the build quality and or soft plastics used!
    It’s not to suggest I’ve entirely lost my way, I have a constant reminder 250yds from house (Porsche dealer), I’m also casually looking at an antiquated weekend toy / moneypit (aka 3.4 Cayman),
     
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    We now have 2 GLCs in the house - daughter has a 19 plate 220d run out edition. Spec is a bit weird - rear camera but not parking sensors for example - but she likes it. Son in law has now traded his 440i for a facelift GLC 43 which is stunning...

    Joys of working for a car retailer - guess there has to be something as no bonuses these days!
     
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    You've obviously neglected some aspect of her upbringing.....and, you'll need to have sharp words with the lad.... :D

    Sorry to have to do this to you, an innocent bystander, but....

    :nopictures:
     
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    Hey I like BMW but am not a fan boy and other brands are ok... son in law had an early GLC and she loved it so no question what she wanted when she needed something practical when second child due...

    He has had 2 440is, 1 X3, 1 C43 coupe, 1 x E450 coupe in the last 2 years... I think it’s fair to say that the Mercs were his favourite...

    Will work on the pic...edit to say added along with one of mine as it is a bmw forum...
     

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    :thumright: Of those two, I prefer the one on the right - it just looks more 'purposeful' somehow. :)
     
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    Pic...

    Unfortunately for my son in law so does my daughter! To be honest, apart from the exhausts I really like it....
     
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    What’s wrong with the exhausts?
     
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    They are fake....

    And to be honest it’s a bit look at me for my liking (and yes I have similar on mine but they are black...)
     
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    I have quad black pipes too, but they are not fake!
     
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    And there was me admiring my fakes the 43 is a lovely car! A105EB60-5B53-4F00-9C04-ABD39542C8CA.jpeg
     
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    I like that sort, at least they are discrete. But four big f*** off peashooters and then they do nothing...
     

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