Dealer dookie. They have to make a special request for it, like any non-North American part, which they can do as a list or individual part. My dealer did it several times for me.
As a matter of fact, they’re doing it right now. My R129 (1997 SL500) has a very expensive and poorly engineered interior rear view mirror. Along with all the fancy (and now worthless) electronics in it, such as a programmable garage door opener, it has two very strong springs that hold the ball in the socket that the mirror swivels on. These springs are so powerful that over time they stress the plastic cover to the point where the plastic tangs that anchor the ends of the springs break, relieving the spring pressure, allowing the mirror to swing wildly on the ball because there is no longer any resistance being applied to it. There is no kludge for this, the mirror is now totally worthless (as a mirror.) Here’s the kicker: MY price is almost $1,000.00. Yes, that’s MY price, which is wholesale. But - there’s a workaround: The only place they used this stupidly expensive and poorly engineered rear view mirror was - you guessed it - the good old US of A. What did they use in the rest of the world? A similar mirror that was more robust and had none of the electronics in it. My cost: $245.00. I identified the part, went to my dealer, they placed the order and I expect it to be here from Germany early next week. No questions, no problem. Give me the license plate frame part number and I’ll bet I can get one. The only possibility where they would potentially deny it would be if it’s considered a regional safety item, that is, an option that’s in the safety and security groups for a specific country or part of the world. Dan > On Jun 4, 2015, at 8:14 PM, MG via Mercedes <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > I tried to buy the front bumper bracket to hold a euro license plate. Was > told that MB would not send them over here. The dealer's service dept had > tried to get one a couple of years ago when one of the mechanics damaged one > on a customer's car, even there MB would not send a replacement. What a great > company. > > Manfred _______________________________________ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com