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Old 03-18-2017, 05:53 PM
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Advice: Which part number version to buy?

In browsing by part number you will frequently find that newer versions of your automobile carry a slightly different number for the same part. For example, my 06 E350 shift module has an original p/n of 211-267-22-24 but the last numbers of 46-24, and 48-24 will supposedly also fit. (it is shifting fine but it refuses to go into sport mode)

I would assume that newer or higher numbers are used because the part has been redesigned, hopefully to address a needed design change, but it could also mean that it has been made with a cost saving.

Surely the pro's run into this very frequently. Any advice as to which version to buy and how can you really know what change has been made for what reason?
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Old 03-20-2017, 06:34 AM
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Ron, best to call the Parts Department at a MB dealer and discuss this issue.
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Old 03-20-2017, 11:31 AM
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ditto. what is done is to cross reference your VIN to try to identify the appropriate
part. you can't presume that the newer part number is the replacement for your
car as it may be a replacement for a batch of VINs
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Old 03-21-2017, 02:19 PM
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In browsing by part number you will frequently find that newer versions of your automobile carry a slightly different number for the same part. For example, my 06 E350 shift module has an original p/n of 211-267-22-24 but the last numbers of 46-24, and 48-24 will supposedly also fit. (it is shifting fine but it refuses to go into sport mode)

I would assume that newer or higher numbers are used because the part has been redesigned, hopefully to address a needed design change, but it could also mean that it has been made with a cost saving.

Surely the pro's run into this very frequently. Any advice as to which version to buy and how can you really know what change has been made for what reason?


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