I don't think that this is the correct wiring harness. The price should be somewhere more than $100 and less than $400. There are only a handful of wires that are a part of this wiring harness, so I think that if the price is, indeed, over $800, I will be replacing the wires one by one or I'll hand wrap each in brown electrical tape, since most of them are brown with a colored stripe. Is anyone interested in going in on purchasing bulk wiring with me? I wonder if the original color codes are available? With the price I've paid for wiring already, I feel that all of the wires should be red (for anger), green (for total dollars spent), or gold (what, for the prices charged, they should be made out of).
Maybe, here's the best plan (and I am not serious in suggesting it, in case anyone wants to investigate me and my MasterCharge bills for repairs on this car):
Sign up for the US Fidelis extended warranty (they are annoying and will call you relentlessly telling you that your ancient car is about to explode at any minute, so I don't advocate any communication with them).
Drive the car hard for miles and miles without changing the oil so that you don't further damage the wiring.
Purchase oil and filters every 5000 miles (but don't change the oil or filter--give them away as gifts--and keep the receipts).
When the engine finally seizes (after the 6-month grace period with US Fidelis) you'll be able (at least according to their NASCAR celebrity-endorsed commercials) have the engine magically replaced at no cost to you.
I must emphasize (again) that this is not an endorsement for defrauding or falsely representing oneself to any agency or authority: governmental, private-sector, or otherwise; it is merely proposed for entertainment purposes alone.
To be honest, I love my car (the '95 E320) almost as much as my '91 300D. There was a point a few years ago, however, when I would have considered trading it for a used Peugeot or Fiat.
In an anxious moment, I went out to my '95 today and double/triple/quadruple checked that my main wiring harness is intact. So far, no need for sleepless nights re: main wiring harness.
I'll try to do some more research next week re: lower wiring harness and maybe if we get enough people together to purchase at once, we can convince a re-seller to give us a volume discount?
Hope you have nice weekends...It seems that my weekend entertainment has already begun