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tower 04-13-2004 07:02 PM

&^$*@%(@&#%
 
Got new light bulbs for the S420 instrument cluster from the dealer ($30 Can for 6 peanuts). Install and two don't work. Go to remove cluster again and break the freaking clear plastic.

Who knows where to get one? How much? Is the plastic/glass replacable?

joe p 04-13-2004 07:51 PM

The face is a service part but your not going to like the price.





Joe

psfred 04-13-2004 07:51 PM

Very common -- the cluster is way too tight, and if your tool slips off the very shallow ridges, it will nicely snatch the side off the cover.

Try PartsShop or Rusty at BuyMBParts, otherwise it's a dealer item.

Peter

tower 04-13-2004 08:11 PM

contacts
 
I called Phil but I guess he was gone for the day. What kind of price are we talking about here anyways (approximate).

Gilly 04-13-2004 10:08 PM

Couple hundred bucks. Been there, done that, still bearing emotional scarring......

Gilly

G-Benz 04-14-2004 11:07 AM

I accidentally cracked the one on my SL...$372 at the dealer! :eek:

The trick is to take your time...patience saves $$$!

And if you did a search, you would have found that there are many threads that are titled "&^$*@%(@&#%" ;) :p ...

tower 04-14-2004 11:43 AM

G-Benz

Be happy I only did that. My true verbal response would have had me banned from this forum and would have made your eyes water.

I agree...am looking for the deal so patience is definitely the answer. Besides, it gives something to the wife to complain about!

Ron

manny 04-14-2004 12:38 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by tower
G-Benz

Besides, it gives something to the wife to complain about!
Ron

There never seems to be a shortage in that department. :D

nhodges 04-14-2004 09:15 PM

$202 (140 series) including shipping from Rusty @1-800-741-5252

Snibble 04-15-2004 03:39 PM

i don't understand why it costs $200+ for the clear plastic piece? Sounds OVERLY priced/expensive for an easy to manufacture piece.

G-Benz 04-15-2004 04:53 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Snibble
i don't understand why it costs $200+ for the clear plastic piece? Sounds OVERLY priced/expensive for an easy to manufacture piece.
Proprietary MB safety glass of unknown compound usually reserved for Pentagon military contracts...hence the cost! ;)

Snibble 04-15-2004 05:10 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by G-Benz
Proprietary MB safety glass of unknown compound usually reserved for Pentagon military contracts...hence the cost! ;)
Well then.. then you guys are getting a good deal:D ;)

nhodges 04-15-2004 07:38 PM

Try bone yards.

GRCBoca 04-15-2004 10:54 PM

Quote:

Proprietary MB safety glass of unknown compound usually reserved for Pentagon military contracts...hence the cost!
Extensive use of that rare compound unobtainium. :D

Gilly 04-16-2004 06:19 AM

Actually it's not a compound, it's an element.........

Gilly


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