"...could not believe how much a little cable could cost. "
You didn't state which chasis you have, but the most expensive one at PartsShop is for a 124 @ $57.13, not that much more than for my 108. I imagine the dealer price AND labor boost the price considerably.
'73 280SEL 4.5 (9/72)- RIP
Only 8,173 units built from 5/71 thru 11/72
'02 CLK320 Cabriolet - wifey's mid-life crisis
2012 VW Jetta Sportwagon TDI...at least its a diesel
Non illegitemae carborundum.