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I have a 94 and I need the main body harness. I found a 97 is the harness the same ? I called Mercedes and they said it looks the same.... I wanted someone who mabye has done this, used a new harness in a older model..

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Dave
 

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I don't think it can possibly be the same. Ignition system is completely different. Main computer module arrangement is completely different. Lots of changes from pre-face lift 1994 to post-face lift 1997.

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Brett is right ,as usual , not that i own a V12 ( yet) but if you look on e'bay you get to see that these Engine harnesses's get sold with specific years to them 91 to 93 then 94 to 96 and then 97 to 99 ,so they must all be slightly different somehow . :thumbsup:
 

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Not the same
I have one of each
World of difference between them
Why don't you check out Gazmason's post on 7/23/12
and show that harness who is the boss by rebuilding the crap out of it.
You'll have about 3 times as many wires and a few vac lines to use
Beats the hell outa spending 2K+ however.
Won't cost you more than $200
With good tracking skills nimble fingers and some patience you can get it done.
OR....
1. Go to Harbour Freight
2. Buy a shiftload or various shrink tubing (they have it up to 6ft. long)
3. And a heat gun
4. Separate wires
5. Cut one at a time
6. Dress them in tubing, resplice, shrink. (One at a time)
VOILA
BTW the wires are all fine, only the insulation is delapidated.
You could have a really colorfull harness when done and that shrinktubing is tougher than nails once done.
 

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The problem with doing the harness yourself isn't so much the wires, per se, it's the termination points of the wires that get particularly tricky.

Besides, if you go through all that effort, (remember: the time alone to undo the harness is about 6-hours) and your car still might not be fixed because of a missed connection or three.

And these harnesses are specific to years as the components they connect to vary from year to year.

Right now, body harnesses from Model Year 1992-1993 are not available, MB will make them when you place an order in about 3 to six months, but currently they are not available. So you might want to save up while you're waiting.

Meanwhile, DO NOT DRIVE the car if you have a known wiring harness issue. You can BLOW YOUR ENGINE that way. I know. I've seen it happen. That's how I got my 1992 project car for FREE.
 

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I think you should do what OK_Simpson suggests.. I would never pay 500$ - 750$ for wires.. No matter how tricky it's always a nice challenge and a great economy on a basic product
 
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