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#6412 of 8197 2002 Mudguards
May 15, 2002 (11:35 pm)
The 2002 mudguards are available, however, there are no installation instructions and no parts list is available from Mercedes. It took the parts department salesman about 30 minutes to get all of the parts together. Below is a detailed list of what I received:
Front Mudflap, #163-890-07-78 (1 $22) $22.00
Front Mudflap, #163-890-08-78 (1 $22) $22.00
Rear Mudflap, #163-890-13-78 (1 $40) $40.00
Rear Mudflap, #163-890-14-78 (1 $40) $40.00
Lock Plate, #004-994-45-45 (4 $2.10) $ 8.40
Above Replaced part #129-994-08-45
Brace/Bracket?, #163-899-01-14 (2 $2.70) $ 5.40
Clip, #163-988-02-78 (10 $4.32) $43.20
Clip, #163-988-03-78 (4 $3.24) $12.96
Rivet, #201-990-02-92-9051 (2 $2.10) $ 4.20
Sheetmetal Screw, #914127-004229 (18$2.10) $37.80
Sales Tax (8.25%) $19.47
A person on another board said that 2 additional clips are necessary from what I received. I have not had time to install them yet.
Peter Schneider (another board) has compiled instructions on how to install them. My dealer (Autobahn Motors, Bay Area) wanted about $180 to install them.
May 16, 2002 (10:25 am)
Orland, thank you for the info.
May 16, 2002 (4:45 pm)
Hey guys, I just noticed that my windshield reservoir is leaking. When I called my service writer, he said that he has had several with this problem and that it would take less than and hour to fix. Just wondering if anyone else had this experience.
#6415 of 8197 Leaking Windshield Reservoir
May 17, 2002 (5:20 pm)
I had this problem in my 98 ML but blamed the problem on the the possibility that the fluid had frozen while in the high Sierra on a ski trip. Without some antifreeze in the reservoir, the contents will definitely freeze and will likely crack the tank. I hope that this helps.
#6416 of 8197 is it the ecomomy or the car?
May 18, 2002 (12:54 pm)
I have advertised my ML320 for nearly a month now and the only calls I get are from
sleezy car dealers who make rediculously low offers. I'm talking news papers with large distribution in the Bay Area.
One guy offerred $25k. Edmunds says the TMV for private party on my car should be $31.7k. I'd be happy to just get $30k.
It's a Y2K, very clean car with only 22k miles and there has been 2 or 3 calls.
This has to be the worst car MBZ has ever sold as far as re-sale goes. I'm guessing the car has lost over 30% it's value in 2 years. Go to a MBZ dealer (trade in) and the loss is more like 35%. Yet when I step on to a MBZ dealer lot, I see them asking like 10% off MSRP for a comprible car.
May 18, 2002 (2:59 pm)
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#6419 of 8197 Stereo & transmission advice
May 19, 2002 (7:16 am)
Purchased 2000 ML320, 25K miles, $29K. DOES NOT have cd (just cassette behind flip down display)and stereo is horrible in volume & sound quality. Is better sound & cd just a head unit swap away from a crash model sitting in a boneyard? Any suggestions appreciated. Btw, no navigation either.
Truck rides well but doesn't downshift unless throttle pinned to floor. Is this function of adaptable transmission and former owners lack of road aggression? Is there a way to reprogram/erase transmission w/o visiting dealer?
#6420 of 8197 Chrome Inserts
May 19, 2002 (12:04 pm)
We recently bought a 2002 ML320 with M1, M5, Bose and heated seats, its a great car. We were just wondering if anyone has heard of anywhere online to get the chrome grille for the 320? Does it take long to install? Thanks, Adam
May 19, 2002 (12:20 pm)
Try www.formymercedes.com, they sell chrome strips for the front grill. They claim it's "easy to install" and you could probably call or email them for details on the installation.