W213 12V on sun visor

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W213 12V on sun visor

Post by Nickbo » Wed 16 May, 2018 10:22 pm

First newbie post - so be kind ! :
I have just upgraded my old baby to a W213 and love it.
But.
I like to tinker. My first query is whether there is a 12v supply line I can tap into off the rear view mirror/light assembly off the roof ?
In WA, radar detectors are still legal (yeah, I know, slow down, you shouldn’t need one etc) except in WA, I sometimes have to drive 600k just to get somewhere where there’s fuel! To mount on the windscreen I need an accessory line to tap into. Can anyone help ?
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Re: W213 12V on sun visor

Post by Tony From West Oz » Thu 17 May, 2018 12:21 am

The only power close to the RV Mirror is the interior light and that has permanent 12V present.
The only 12V Ign. feed which would be readily available is at the cigarette lighter socket - far from the RV mirror.
Work out how much your detector draws and then determine if that is within your ability and the battery capacity to cater for the permanent draw, or:
Turn it on at the start of your journey and off when you stop.
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Re: W213 12V on sun visor

Post by Nickbo » Thu 17 May, 2018 6:02 am

When it’s fully chirping and carrying on, up to 400mA so I don’t think that’ll be too much.
Don’t suppose you know the colour of said 12v line ? I was hoping to avoid fiddling about with the harness too much.
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Re: W213 12V on sun visor

Post by Tony From West Oz » Thu 17 May, 2018 11:29 am

I do not recall, but there are 3 connections to the interior light, Power, Earth (usually Brown but may be a screw into metal) and the wire going to the door switches.
A test lamp or multimeter will identify the power wire quickly.
Life is a journey, with problems to solve, lessons to learn, but most of all, experiences to enjoy.

'83 W123 300D 325000km (Wife's car Josephine - sold).
'84 W123 300D replaced good OM617 912 with OM617 952 and enjoyed having good acceleration for the first time since first driving a 300D in 2002 - became engine and trans donor for 300CD Turbodiesel conversion. Now parted out.
'86 W124 300D sold (Wife's old car - sold )
'85 W123 300CD, 275 000km (Fatmobile) rebuilt turbodiesel from previous Fatmobile transplanted into 280CE (SOLD)
'99 W202 C250 Turbodiesel (my darling Wife's car - Sold)
'98 W202 C250 Turbodiesel (my car - Sold)
'06 Ssanyong Musso Crew Cab 2WD Ute (OM662 diesel and Auto Transmission)

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Re: W213 12V on sun visor

Post by Ivanerrol » Thu 17 May, 2018 10:17 pm

I suspect with all the sensors in these modern cars, using a power source from an in place light will set off a code.
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W204 - C280
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W124 - 300e, 260e (ex Japan)
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Re: W213 12V on sun visor

Post by Tony From West Oz » Fri 18 May, 2018 12:42 am

Ivanerrol wrote:
Thu 17 May, 2018 10:17 pm
I suspect with all the sensors in these modern cars, using a power source from an in place light will set off a code.
Are you suggesting that a W123 has sensors (apart from the brake wear indicators) that may set off a code?
Life is a journey, with problems to solve, lessons to learn, but most of all, experiences to enjoy.

'83 W123 300D 325000km (Wife's car Josephine - sold).
'84 W123 300D replaced good OM617 912 with OM617 952 and enjoyed having good acceleration for the first time since first driving a 300D in 2002 - became engine and trans donor for 300CD Turbodiesel conversion. Now parted out.
'86 W124 300D sold (Wife's old car - sold )
'85 W123 300CD, 275 000km (Fatmobile) rebuilt turbodiesel from previous Fatmobile transplanted into 280CE (SOLD)
'99 W202 C250 Turbodiesel (my darling Wife's car - Sold)
'98 W202 C250 Turbodiesel (my car - Sold)
'06 Ssanyong Musso Crew Cab 2WD Ute (OM662 diesel and Auto Transmission)

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Re: W213 12V on sun visor

Post by T-Modell » Fri 18 May, 2018 1:45 am

Tony From West Oz wrote:
Fri 18 May, 2018 12:42 am
Ivanerrol wrote:
Thu 17 May, 2018 10:17 pm
I suspect with all the sensors in these modern cars, using a power source from an in place light will set off a code.
Are you suggesting that a W123 has sensors (apart from the brake wear indicators) that may set off a code?
No Tony,
but if you get the numbers 1 and 2 and 3 in the correct sequence, you'll find out it's the actual, brand new E-Class :laughing6:

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Re: W213 12V on sun visor

Post by Tony From West Oz » Fri 18 May, 2018 12:51 pm

Maybe I should rearrange the numbers on my W123 Coupe LOL
Life is a journey, with problems to solve, lessons to learn, but most of all, experiences to enjoy.

'83 W123 300D 325000km (Wife's car Josephine - sold).
'84 W123 300D replaced good OM617 912 with OM617 952 and enjoyed having good acceleration for the first time since first driving a 300D in 2002 - became engine and trans donor for 300CD Turbodiesel conversion. Now parted out.
'86 W124 300D sold (Wife's old car - sold )
'85 W123 300CD, 275 000km (Fatmobile) rebuilt turbodiesel from previous Fatmobile transplanted into 280CE (SOLD)
'99 W202 C250 Turbodiesel (my darling Wife's car - Sold)
'98 W202 C250 Turbodiesel (my car - Sold)
'06 Ssanyong Musso Crew Cab 2WD Ute (OM662 diesel and Auto Transmission)

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Re: W213 12V on sun visor

Post by Ivanerrol » Fri 18 May, 2018 4:14 pm

MB produced a world beater car and labelled it the W123. The ctitics and the public raved about it.

40 years later MB installed a bunch of electronics in a car - re arranged the chassis number letters. The critics and public are less impressed.
W211 - E240
W204 - C280
Departed
W202 - C200, C180, C180
W126 - 380SE , 380SE (Ex SA Import), 560SEL
W124 - 300e, 260e (ex Japan)
W111 220s (Indonesia) 4 speed manual column shift
W123 230
W116 450SEL
W140 420SEL
W210 E240, E240
W209 CLK 240
W201 190e 2.6 (ex U.K.)

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