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Old 03-11-2006, 03:15 PM
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anyone live in europe, germany or canada that can get me some bosch euro light parts?

anyone live in above countries that has access to MB microfiche for euro w126 cars? my us mb dealer can not get headlight parts for euro cars. does not have microfiche but for us versions.

i need all four chrome reflectors and plastic frames:

passenger bosch chrome reflectors;

1305 320 879 (fog)
8357 R19

0301 065 310 (main reflector)
24539R20

drivers side bosch chrome reflectors;

1305 320 878 (fog)

0301 065 309 (main reflector)

plastic frames
1 305 542 085 L
1 305 542 086 R

or does anyone have a bosch euro set without any issues for sale? (i got burnt on this last set for $225, i am pissed!!!!!!!

broken plastic frames, broken reflector holder, reflector chrome comming off
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Old 03-11-2006, 04:55 PM
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I've run into the same problem, and have exhausted all possibilities. There is a real business opportunity for Germans here...

BTW, I have a post concerning restoring 107 Euro headlights, including bowls.
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Old 03-11-2006, 05:08 PM
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i wish i had never heard of damn euro headlights! i have wasted $225 and don't have ****!

i saw your tape job and have tried gluing and chroime spray-looks like ****, glue/epoxy on the frames breaks when mounting.
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Old 03-11-2006, 06:53 PM
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I would try my hand at your bad ones, if you are interested...
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Old 03-12-2006, 11:53 AM
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what can you do? can the reflectors be chrome dipped?
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Old 03-12-2006, 02:30 PM
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My second set came out pretty good with tape. You can see yourself in them. It might be worth a shot.
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Old 03-12-2006, 03:39 PM
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bekkers imports can help you with the reflectors.

You could chrome them, but chrome is only 67% reflective, they are like an aluminum oxide vapor coating.

Euro lights enable one to see much better at night to avoid animals, and obstacles, and reduce eye strain. Not sure if you wasted your money...thats a personal call.
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Old 03-13-2006, 03:25 PM
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thanks; bekkers import, fletcher-jones mb could not get, bosch us and euro website no help BUT randy steele at eps parts is researching and has come up with this so far; $22 for frames, $63 for reflector (do not know if this is fog or main). he is researching more to see if we can get here in good ole US. will keep you posted.

adsitco has new Bosch with corners on sale for $535 pair!! may take a US headlight partial trade, i may go this route in a few weeks.

i feel i wasted my money buying used because when all is said and done i may have close to new and alot of time and frustration.

i will not mount a light that has brown showing through the glass from reflector waring away (do not try to clean, makes worse!). plastic frame loose or tilting on the inside, can see through the glass.

the high heat and years of use makes the inside plastic brittle and plays havoc on the reflector. i do not think alot of people realize this or care when they fork out $175-$275 for used and can not get the parts when they need. hell i could of had new depo or tyc and this would have looked better than what i have now. (why did't I? i am a sucker for bosch oem and tried to get out on the cheap). lesson learned, i may be the nay-sayer on future used euros to warn my people! LOL
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Old 03-13-2006, 10:58 PM
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Being that you have such attention to detail, I would suggest you cut your losses and buy new ones. I had a set of awesome w126 bosch used, with wipers motors, but I sold them for 300 dollars.

By the time you get the new reflectors, plastic, etc, your lenses will look bad, and your housings will be 20 years old.

Just get some new ones and call it good.

Try puma-access.com, PAUL, and see what he can offer you. If that option is exhausted, email me. I think that performance products might have offered them a few years ago as well (being a headlight set).
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Former Mercedes in the Stable:
1983 300CD Turbo diesel 515k mi sold (rumor has it, that it has 750k miles on it now)
1984 300CD Turbo Diesel 150 k mi sold
1982 300D Turbo Diesel 225 sold
1987 300D Turbo Diesel 255k mi sold
1988 300 CE AMG Hammer 15k mi sold
1986 "300E" Amg Hammer 88k mi sold (it was really a 200, not even an E (124.020)
1992 500E 156k mi sold
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Old 03-13-2006, 11:13 PM
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adsitco has the best price so far, performance is like $739. thanks
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Old 03-13-2006, 11:20 PM
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did you try puma?
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Former Mercedes in the Stable:
1983 300CD Turbo diesel 515k mi sold (rumor has it, that it has 750k miles on it now)
1984 300CD Turbo Diesel 150 k mi sold
1982 300D Turbo Diesel 225 sold
1987 300D Turbo Diesel 255k mi sold
1988 300 CE AMG Hammer 15k mi sold
1986 "300E" Amg Hammer 88k mi sold (it was really a 200, not even an E (124.020)
1992 500E 156k mi sold
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Old 03-13-2006, 11:35 PM
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yea puma was like $349 or $369 each. thanks

my attention to detail is most anal, but stuff like this bothers me and I see it when looking at the car.
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Old 03-15-2006, 01:20 AM
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Got mine for $200 used too. But it was stored since new...Just got lucky i guess... I can help you with new euro headlight lenses if you need some...they cost around 40-50..
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Old 03-15-2006, 11:28 AM
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randy steele at www.epsparts.com just got word from Germany that the reflectors and plastic frames are NLA (no longer available), randy really worked hard on this for me and i recommend him, check him out.

any junk yards in europe or germany? anyone know any ebay members in germany or europe?

this is just about exhausted, been looking at ebay lights and can really notice stuff about the lights now. you can see the frames floating in the photos on most and unclear, painted, rust or brownish from the reflectors.

if you compare with new, the new ones really shine and reflect light like a prism mirror.

beware folks
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Old 03-15-2006, 02:38 PM
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Sorry to hear this. On the reflectors, if you are absolutely desparate and have lots of money, I found a place that will silverplate them. After what they cost on my 107, I was disappointed with their surface preparation, but when you're the only game in town...

We all collectively need to find a company that does vacuum aluminizing (as originally done by Bosch) at a reasonable cost, which is probably the best solution. But aluminizing requires a perfect surface. I may have one in mind, I'll look into it.

The plastic frames, though...
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