That's the only reason I can think of where they might refuse to supply a part to a particular area. They're pretty harsh about that one and there is no way to get around it that know of.
However, I did like the idea of sourcing the part off of eBay Germany or some other country that uses the same type of license plates. Dan Sent from my iPad > On Jun 5, 2015, at 12:16 PM, MG via Mercedes <email@example.com> wrote: > > Let me try and find the number again. As you say it may be in that regional > security group because it's to hold the license plate. > > Manfred > > >> Date: Thu, 04 Jun 2015 20:29:23 -0400 >> From: Dan Penoff <d...@penoff.com> >> 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 > > _______________________________________ > 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 > _______________________________________ 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