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Before you're off to ML land, one more tip. There's a website run by Mercedes that gives you parts diagrams and part numbers for your car. It's free to register, but you have to give your credit card for verification only. This probably sounds like a scam. But don't worry. It's genuinely Mercedes.
Btw, if you go to "startekinfo.com" WITHOUT the "epc.", and you go to register, it'll ask you for mucho $$$. This paid access gives you much more info. But, for most things, just the free "epc.startekinfo.com" is enough.
Holler if you're having problems. It uses finicky Java, so you have to troubleshoot your setup if things don't quite work at first. But it's worth it, because it shows you the same parts diagrams that your local stealer parts desk uses.
Once you have the part numbers, you then enter the p/n into the autohausaz or rmeuropean site and find the part. But, the mercedes part number begins with a letter like A000000000 or W000000000. Just REMOVE the "A" or "W" and enter ONLY the numbers into the online parts sites.
Just for fun, I often call my local dealer to see how much they charge for the same thing. Prices usually go between 2x to 5x, but once it was 10x. Ouch! I'm sending somebody else's kids to college!
Beware of stealers
(and shill posters who work for stealers)
Last edited by jsap; 08-08-2010 at 01:27 AM.