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Would anybody know if wirring harness for M119 on 1992-500SEL would be same as one on 1993 S420 (also M119)

Both have Distributors and same computer managment, and look identical to me...

I am asking because i can get second hand harness from written off 420 for like $100, and its been replaced so cables look perfect.
I was to make my own harness but this sound like much better option.....
 

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Any online source for part numbers? The same part number for the both cars means the same part. Just my $0.02.
 

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I found this on detali.ru site:

There is no difference between 420 or 500, but there are two different harnesses for M119 and only difference is that little plug with number #40 and that somthing to do with auto down shift, and maybe one of the temp plugs.

So yeh i think i will go for it, as it will be probably much easier to rebuild the old one using precut wires from new one and possibly just adding one little wire.....
 

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They were same!!! both had different part number, my one had 140 540 1103 and the in s420 had 140 540 9505 (it had sticker with date 1998) but fitted like a glove!

took me 15 minutes to take out old one and about 40 minutes to put new one in including test drive around the block and cleaning up tools. recommended shop labour time is something like 4 hours!!!

Total cost $100 and $30 gas to go pick up the new one :)

And just around the block i could feel much smoother idle and it felt more responsive but it could be just me thinking it.
 

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They were same!!! both had different part number, my one had 140 540 1103 and the in s420 had 140 540 9505 (it had sticker with date 1998) but fitted like a glove!

took me 15 minutes to take out old one and about 40 minutes to put new one in including test drive around the block and cleaning up tools. recommended shop labour time is something like 4 hours!!!

Total cost $100 and $30 gas to go pick up the new one :)

And just around the block i could feel much smoother idle and it felt more responsive but it could be just me thinking it.
Indeed, one does not need to spend a lot on these cars if one knows where to get parts for less and how to do the job!
 

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yeh, thats why i find it strange whenever there is talking about cost of owning W140 and everybody sayings its nightmare, mine has almost 250K kms on it, still looks much better then most new cars and doesnt cost me much at all (apart from Gas :-D)
 

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Well done...must be some kind of record! I am about to tackle the same..any pics or possible schoolboy errors to look for? Any pics or links?
Thanks Carl
 
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