Date registered: Mar 2005
Vehicle: '01-E320 & 02-ST2
Location: John 15:18-19
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First things first...you're in a general forum, and are likely to get better advice if you look to the forum specific to your chassis.
Second, please click the user cp link and add your vehicle and location to your profile, it's often useful information.
Third, the plug wires are sold separately and that is how they are typically replaced. I'd recommend having them checked at the time the plugs are replaced and if they test out fine, leave them alone. If they are treated well they can last a long, long time. BTW, the set lists for more then three bills, which is one of the reasons the shop is that expensive. Consider the DIY route and start by taking the initial steps. There is more room under there than you think once you pull off all that intake plumbing. From there it's just work. Even if you own no tools you can buy the tools, plugs and wires for a whole lot less than the dealer is going to charge you just to do the plugs, much less the wires. (And once you update your profile you may find someone near you willing to give you a hand or suggest a good shop.)
If it still scares you after pulling the intake plumbing, then call a few indies. Dealers love AMG drivers for lots of reasons and the service bills are one of them.
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