Re: [MBZ] Flakey W123 Headlight Switch

2015-08-02 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
Curt, I think they are, EPC listed several 201 models that use the same switch.
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On August 1, 2015 7:46:40 AM EDT, Curt Raymond via Mercedes 
mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:
Are 201 switches the same? I think I have one of those. I'll make you a
good deal...


Curt


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Re: [MBZ] Flakey W123 Headlight Switch

2015-08-01 Thread Jim Cathey via Mercedes

Switches rarely go bad, I think used is the best value.


_Second_-best value.  Best value is a shot of Deoxit right
in the gizzard, that works.  (A shot that doesn't work is
no value at all.)

Still, removing all those screws is a giant PITA, I'd always
opt for the cleaner first.  (Later cars use a connector on
the back of the switch.)  Especially since the switch is
always 'hot', so you really need to disconnect the battery,
with all the attendant pleasantness that goes with that.

-- Jim


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Re: [MBZ] Flakey W123 Headlight Switch

2015-08-01 Thread WILTON via Mercedes

Yep.

Wilton

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I think I paid $10 at a junkyard.  The EPC can tell you all the models that 
use the same switch.


Switches rarely go bad, I think used is the best value.
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Max Dillon
Charleston SC
'87 300TD
'95 E300

On August 1, 2015 12:06:38 AM EDT, Craig via Mercedes 
mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:

I have found some on eBay that say they are OEM and are $92. I found
one
on partsgeeks that's $98.



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Re: [MBZ] Flakey W123 Headlight Switch

2015-08-01 Thread WILTON via Mercedes

ATTABOY.

Wilton

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I had the headlight switch in my '95 124 sedan get wonky; one night it was 
very stiff.  It did turn on, but the detente feel was never right after 
that, so I found a junkyard replacement.  I wouldn't trust an aftermarket 
switch, and OE from the dealer is a bit rich.

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Max Dillon
Charleston SC
'87 300TD
'95 E300
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Re: [MBZ] Flakey W123 Headlight Switch

2015-08-01 Thread Meade Dillon via Mercedes
Jim, that's a great idea, maybe Craig can try cleaning his switch up.  I've
recovered many MB switches using De-Ox-It.

My 124 switch was a crimp-sealed unit, I considered opening it up to see if
it was repairable, but $10 and a few minutes at a junkyard was the best
time/money saver for me.

-
Max
Charleston SC

On Sat, Aug 1, 2015 at 11:29 AM, Jim Cathey via Mercedes 
mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:

 Switches rarely go bad, I think used is the best value.


 _Second_-best value.  Best value is a shot of Deoxit right
 in the gizzard, that works.  (A shot that doesn't work is
 no value at all.)

 Still, removing all those screws is a giant PITA, I'd always
 opt for the cleaner first.  (Later cars use a connector on
 the back of the switch.)  Especially since the switch is
 always 'hot', so you really need to disconnect the battery,
 with all the attendant pleasantness that goes with that.

 -- Jim



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Re: [MBZ] Flakey W123 Headlight Switch

2015-08-01 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
Www.car-part.com?

EPC says same switch (000 545 37 04) was used in 114, 115, 116, some 126,  201 
cars, as well as 123 series.
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Re: [MBZ] Flakey W123 Headlight Switch

2015-08-01 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Are 201 switches the same? I think I have one of those. I'll make you a good 
deal...


Curt

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Date:Sat, Aug 1, 2015 at 12:18 AM
Subject:Re: [MBZ] Flakey W123 Headlight Switch

On Fri, 31 Jul 2015 23:17:29 -0400 Max Dillon via Mercedes
mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:

 I wouldn't trust an aftermarket switch, and OE from the dealer is a bit
 rich.

Many of the people with used switches on eBay want $50 for them.


Craig



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Re: [MBZ] Flakey W123 Headlight Switch

2015-08-01 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
I think I paid $10 at a junkyard.  The EPC can tell you all the models that use 
the same switch.

Switches rarely go bad, I think used is the best value.
-- 
Max Dillon
Charleston SC
'87 300TD
'95 E300

On August 1, 2015 12:06:38 AM EDT, Craig via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com 
wrote:
I have found some on eBay that say they are OEM and are $92. I found
one
on partsgeeks that's $98.


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Re: [MBZ] Flakey W123 Headlight Switch

2015-07-31 Thread Craig via Mercedes
On Fri, 31 Jul 2015 23:17:29 -0400 Max Dillon via Mercedes
mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:

 I wouldn't trust an aftermarket switch,

I'm thinking the same.


 and OE from the dealer is a bit rich.

I have found some on eBay that say they are OEM and are $92. I found one
on partsgeeks that's $98.


Craig

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Re: [MBZ] Flakey W123 Headlight Switch

2015-07-31 Thread Craig via Mercedes
On Fri, 31 Jul 2015 23:17:29 -0400 Max Dillon via Mercedes
mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:

 I wouldn't trust an aftermarket switch, and OE from the dealer is a bit
 rich.

Many of the people with used switches on eBay want $50 for them.


Craig

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Re: [MBZ] Flakey W123 Headlight Switch

2015-07-31 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
I had the headlight switch in my '95 124 sedan get wonky; one night it was very 
stiff.  It did turn on, but the detente feel was never right after that, so I 
found a junkyard replacement.  I wouldn't trust an aftermarket switch, and OE 
from the dealer is a bit rich.
-- 
Max Dillon
Charleston SC
'87 300TD
'95 E300
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