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PLEASE, BE SO KIND TO HELP ME GET SOME ANSWERS!!!<br>Hello MB users,<p>I have a question about the US specifications concerning imported vehicles and hope any of you can give me a satisfying answer.<br>Next year I'm going to the states for about 1 year and want to take a German registered (W124) 300CE-24 convertible with me with the intention to leave it in the states after I leave.<br>This car has to be changed conform the US specs and I need to know what exactly I have to change te get it DOT & EPA proved.<br>Since this is a MB/USA page I'm hoping to get some answers...<br>Does the car need side-lights (front & rear)?<br>Are EURO headlights good for US use?<br>Is the US parking brake system teh same as the EURO?<br>Does the US have a seat belt & key warning buzzer?<br>Are EURO bumpers the same as US bumpers?<br>Do I need to modify the impact strength of the doors (who knows what is inside the US models)?<br>I know I need a third braking-light...<br>Are there any other differences between the EURO & US specs which will result in modifying the car?<p>I tried to get some answers from a DOT Registered Importer, but since they are not to rebuild the car (I can do it myself before I'm to ship the car), they don't want to cooperate.<p>Please give me some information so I can modify the car and do not have to drive a sucking buick or chevrolet next year....<p><br>With kind regards,<br>Steve Krabbenborg The Netherlands<br>
 

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I _think_ the answer is...

that you MUST to go through a EPA/DOT registered/certified importer, and the importer must do the conversion in order for the conversion to be approved. In other words, you can't do it yourself. Conversion/certification costs are generally in the range of US$10,000, more or less depending on the vehicle.<p>Here's a link the the NHTSA vehicle import regulations page. I'm not sure if it also includes info on EPA certifications.<br>
 

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this problem is already solved &;; importing the car is out of the question (to expensive)

: that you MUST to go through a EPA/DOT registered/certified importer, and the importer must do the conversion in order for the conversion to be approved. In other words, you can't do it yourself. Conversion/certification costs are generally in the range of US$10,000, more or less depending on the vehicle.<p>Here's a link the the NHTSA vehicle import regulations page. I'm not sure if it also includes info on EPA certifications.<br><p>
 
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