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Does anyone know where one might obtain a Battery to Starter harness for a A124 Cabriolet the old part number is 124 540 35 30 and the new one is 124 540 42 30 it is discontinued by Mercedes Benz and the Classics Center out in Irvine does not have it either... Thanks to all Steve Minarik...
 

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It shows that some are avaible.
Yes it does but when you put the vehicle type in it says it is not correct for a Cabriolet... I do not know if this is true or not... I already tried them...
 

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I believe that 124 540 42 30 is correct for the cabrio (the '95 at least). I'm not sure why there would be a difference for a '93. I just bought one for my '95 cabrio, but this particular harness is an easy rebuild if you have any electronics skills.
 

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I believe that 124 540 42 30 is correct for the cabrio (the '95 at least). I'm not sure why there would be a difference for a '93. I just bought one for my '95 cabrio, but this particular harness is an easy rebuild if you have any electronics skills.
Thank You very much for this input I think I will go ahead and buy it... Did you buy it from the people who have it for sale on EBAY presently? Thank You in advance...
 

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I bought it from another member on this forum who had an extra one.
 

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'm not sure why there would be a difference for a '93.
Could be a different engine. In Europe the later M104 "300" was known as a 320. The early one (M104.98x) has separate distributor ignition and Bosch KE injection. The later one has integrated ignition and injection.

Update: I have just seen the 2 numbers quoted above as being applicable to 2 equivalent (or analogous) parts so either should work.

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Could be a different engine. In Europe the later M104 "300" was known as a 320. The early one (M104.98x) has separate distributor ignition and Bosch KE injection. The later one has integrated ignition and injection.

Update: I have just seen the 2 numbers quoted above as being applicable to 2 equivalent (or analogous) parts so either should work.

RayH
300CE Cabriolets have the exact same 24 valve 3.2 liter engine as an E320 Cabriolet...
 

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300CE Cabriolets have the exact same 24 valve 3.2 liter engine as an E320 Cabriolet...
thats only true for US models. What we call a 1993 300CE was a 320CE in the world market, and quite likely the 300CE-24 was also sold the same year.
 

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thats only true for US models. What we call a 1993 300CE was a 320CE in the world market, and quite likely the 300CE-24 was also sold the same year.
Yes I am referencing US market cars - that statement is for the US models - I am not aware of the nomenclature for other countries and their markets - in other parts of the world these cars were available with all sorts of engines some had 4 cylinders...
 

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re that lower engine/starter harness, the starter and alternator power wires do not deteriorate like the rest of the 'eco-junk' stuff... and about the only other wires on that harness are the alternator D+ wire, the starter trigger wire, and the oil pressure sensor. the plugs, like for the oil pressure sensor, are soldered on, so anyone with basic electric wiring skills including electronics soldering should be able to easily rebuild this harness, using suitable automotive wiring (oil, gas, heat resistant)
 

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re that lower engine/starter harness, the starter and alternator power wires do not deteriorate like the rest of the 'eco-junk' stuff... and about the only other wires on that harness are the alternator D+ wire, the starter trigger wire, and the oil pressure sensor. the plugs, like for the oil pressure sensor, are soldered on, so anyone with basic electric wiring skills including electronics soldering should be able to easily rebuild this harness, using suitable automotive wiring (oil, gas, heat resistant)
Thank You for your input I will share this with the gentleman that is doing the service check on our vehicle.. There is one on eBay for sale I might try to buy one from him... I appreciate this information...
 
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