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Mercedes CLS55 AMG W219, Quick Charge USB Ports & Volt Gauge

Replaced the volt gauge and normal USB ports for another one with Quick Charge USB ports, which makes them a bit more usable for me.

QuickCharge (QC) 3.0 volt gauge vs normal volt gauge

QuickCharge (QC) 3.0 volt gauge in the Mercedes CLS W219 interior



Mercedes CLS55 AMG W219, Testing The Osram Airzing Mini Air Purifier

I’m a sucker for gadgets and I always wanted to try out the Osram Airzing Mini air purifier. But at the time, retail price was about 50-60 euro’s, which was way too expensive.

In the meantime, it has dropped to about 15-18 euro’s which was ok for me to give it a shot. To be honest, I haven’t really noticed improvement, but I always had a ioniser in my previous cars.

Link: https://www.amazon.nl/gp/product/B08LDHVD3W/

Price has already gone up again!




Mercedes CLS55 AMG W219, Upgrade To Hella LED Side Lights T10

With the upgrade to new Osram Xenarc Classic bulbs, I wanted to replace the W5W/T10 halogen side lights, as they simply look out of place.

After a extensive review of Sergiu Gabor, I opted for the Hella LED Retrofit bulbs. Fitment is 100%, they are canbus friendly (no errors) and they give a nice white uniform light, which is exactly what I was looking for.

The T10 review of Sergiu Gabor
The halogen side light
The Hella LED side light

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Mercedes CLS55 AMG W219, Upgrade To LED License Plate Lights

Converted the license plate lights to LED units (thanks to Aliexpress). Instantly gives the car a more modern look. I applied some dark window tint film, to tone down the intensity. Too much LED light gives off a “chav” image, which is something I want to prevent at all times.

License Plate LED Lights not tinted yet in this picture

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Mercedes CLS55 AMG W219, Rear Tail Light Cluster LED Conversion Impossible!

I wanted to do a full LED conversion for the real tail light cluster, but it seems Mercedes made something proprietary. In other words, the bulbs of the rear light cluster are not serviceable, like any other normal car…If one fails, you need to replace the complete board with all the bulbs.

What a bad design…

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Volvo S80 2.4T Projector Headlight Retrofit

Bought a retrofit projector kit which will be fitted in OEM Volvo headlights for my S80. This will ensure that using HIDs or LED will not blind other drivers. The projector kit was sourced from Aliexpress. They are bixenon, but you can just snip off the wires as this functionality is not needed in the S80. The high beams are a separate H7 bulb.

Highly recommended, fitting them is quite easy. There is no butyl or permaseal used on these headlights. Only a small number of metal clips are used to gain access to the headlight internals.

I bundled them with H1 Led units, there give a tremendous amount of light without disturbing other road users.

Volvo S80 2.4T Retrofit Projector

Volvo S80 2.4T Retrofit Projector

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Volvo S80 2.4T Retrofit Projector

Volvo S80 2.4T Retrofit Projector

Volvo S80 2.4T Retrofit Projector

Volvo S80 2.4T Retrofit Projector

Volvo S80 2.4T Retrofit Projector

Snip away some of the material as shown.

Volvo S80 2.4T Retrofit Projector

Volvo S80 2.4T Retrofit Projector

Volvo S80 2.4T Retrofit Projector

Volvo S80 2.4T Retrofit Projector

The end result looks good, very happy with the results

Volvo S80 2.4T Projectors


Volvo S80 2.4T 3rd Brake Light Mod

Bought a long LED strip and mounted it next to the 3rd brake light cluster.

Should be a lot safer and looks good 🙂

Volvo S80 2.4T 3rd Brake Light Mod


Volvo S80 2.4T LED License Plate Lights

Upgraded / updated the License plate lights to LED versions, which look much better than the stock items. Highly recommended mod!

Volvo S80 2.4T LED License Plate Lights

Volvo S80 2.4T LED License Plate Lights




Volvo S80 2.4T Upgrading Interior Lights with LEDs

To modernize the car and make it more future proof, I decided the replace as much halogen bulbs with LEDs. I didn’t want the 6500k Blueish tint, but instead opted for a warmer white color, which are a little bit more white than their halogen counterparts. Very happy with the end result!

Old

Volvo S80 2.4T Rear Vanity Lights LED

And New

Volvo S80 2.4T Rear Vanity Lights Halogen

Upgrading the rear light dome cluster

Volvo S80 2.4T Rear Light Cluster

Halogen vs LED

Volvo S80 2.4T Rear Light Cluster Halogen vs LED

Volvo S80 2.4T Rear Light Cluster Halogen vs LED

Warm white Festoon LEDs

Volvo S80 2.4T Rear Light Cluster

Unhooking the tab

Volvo S80 2.4T Rear Light Cluster

End result for the rear light cluster

Volvo S80 2.4T Rear light cluster after LED replacements

Front cluster

Volvo S80 2.4T Front Light Cluster

Volvo S80 2.4T Front Light Cluster




Toyota Aygo Cree LEDs & Vinyl decal

Replaced the license plate lights with CREE LEDs for better visibility. Thanks to Aliexpress for some good priced CREE LEDs!
Toyota Aygo t10 Cree License plate light

Also bought a vinyl decal to warn other drivers that I’m driving a slow automobile 😉 Especially handy when driving “hypermile” or “ecomodder” style.
Toyota Aygo SlowAsF*ck decal

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Camera: Sony Xperia Z3