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Hi,
From the check engine light code a Merc mechanic told me I need a new accelerator pedal sensor for my 2003 209 CLK 500 Cabriolet. My question to anyone who has done this job - which make/brand is recommended. I'm guessing the OEM is way more expensive although I could be wrong. Is there a way to identify which is the correct sensor to order before removing the old one or is it a case of providing chassis number to the supplier first?
Slowly ticking off a list of jobs that need doing. Going to smash the often suggested $1000-$1200 per year maintenance bill for these cars. Still got to replace all 7 roof cylinders (big ouch). Ordered new old driver seatbelt due to weak rewind and sad looking webbing. Then its a new water radiator that's currently only not leaking courtesy of radiator sealant.
Then its off with the front bumper to repair a crack underneath and a respray. Lordy knows what other horrors await.
Yes I know that's the price of owning a classic Mercedes and I am happy with that responsibility. Just surprised how hard it seems to get parts for these cars, some being not available at all. Not the best after sales service. God job I love this car!!
 

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Hi Rodney,
Hoping you can help. Need a new accelerator pedal assembly. Merc part no. 203 300 07 04. Do you know who else makes these assemblies? Struggling to match the OEM part no. to other brands. 2003 CLK 500 Cab. 209 series
I am told these are not handed left or right. Important if I source one in Europe or the States as I am right hand here in Australia. Any help really appreciated. Cheers.
 

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Welcome to the forum @Mursaycds - please take a moment to read the information on the link below. It explains how to update your user profile so that your car's details and your location appear on each post below your avatar. This is good information for others to know when trying to help. It also has good information about how the forums are organized and how to use the search feature:

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This is part of the accelerator pedal assembly and is fairly easy to replace. The worst part is working in the tight space under the dash. I am not aware of any aftermarket parts, so you're probably looking at genuine MBZ, but even so, it's not terribly expensive. Here in the USA it can be bought for around $120 from various parts stores.
 

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Hi Rodney,
Hoping you can help. Need a new accelerator pedal assembly. Merc part no. 203 300 07 04. Do you know who else makes these assemblies? Struggling to match the OEM part no. to other brands. 2003 CLK 500 Cab. 209 series
I am told these are not handed left or right. Important if I source one in Europe or the States as I am right hand here in Australia. Any help really appreciated. Cheers.

Post your VIN and I can verify the correct part number.
 

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Cheers Rodney,
WDB 2094752T004662. I presume this vin number will show up in US records although it wasn't recognised by a US parts supplier website. It is the correct vin for the vehicle and Mercedes here have confirmed it.
Thanks.
 

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That VIN works. Altho9ugh "US" VINS have more info that indicate the factory and other things, EPC only needs the model (209475 = W209 CLK cabriolet) and the chassis serial number (T004662). In fact, keying in a US VIN into EOC converts it to model/chassis format.

Anyhow, the part number you want is A2033000704, so you had the right one.
 

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Thanks Rodney, that seems to confirm its the same part in the US and here and not handed otherwise there would be two part numbers for left and right. The problem seems to be correlating the OEM part number with alternative makers such as Hella (who don't seem to make this one). Ordered a used one from Germany and take a chance. A new OEM here is nearly $700!
 

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Yeah, I figured it was going to be crazy pricing down there. Here I think OE through MBZ's online parts site is $170, but many of our 3rd party parts stores ahve them for just over $100. Used ones are all over the place for $50-$75.
 

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The problem here is simply not many were sold so a lack of donor vehicles or owners ordering parts. Strange but I have tried quite a list of US specialist suppliers and none carry this particular part yet the main Mercedes here in Melbourne has ten in stock. Not sure how many different models if any that pedal fits. Thanks, really great being able to ask questions as a newbie Merc owner of someone with a lot more knowledge.
 

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That pedal fits only W203 (C) and W209 (CLK) models. The W203 is much more prevalent, so maybe you'll find one from that car.
 

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Thanks Rodney, although doing a search for W203 C brings up a completely different pedal assembly.
 

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When I plug that part number into EPC and have it list all applicable vehicles, I get this:

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