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    Lower harness needed

    Anyone have a lower harness for a 1994 for sale?
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    Re: Lower harness needed

    You will most likely rebuild what you have. Not difficult with the old as you guide.
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    Re: Lower harness needed

    They are currently unavailable but MIGHT become available new from MB in the future.

    Right now, you have to rebuild the existing. Blue Ridge MB will rebuild it for a very reasonable cost.

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    Re: Lower harness needed

    Quote Originally Posted by gsxr View Post
    They are currently unavailable but MIGHT become available new from MB in the future.

    Right now, you have to rebuild the existing. Blue Ridge MB will rebuild it for a very reasonable cost.
    Thanks much for this information re: Jono rebuilds. My guess is he’ll be a go-to resource for me for some critical “rebuilds” ... harnesses, valve bodies, smog pumps, basically anything that can be rebuilt.

    As for the lower harness, my car sat on a rack for weeks about a year ago while one came from Germany. I hated it then, love it now that it’s in the rear mirror.

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    Re: Lower harness needed

    I must have gotten lucky because I bought one a few months ago.

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    Re: Lower harness needed

    Quote Originally Posted by Maui View Post
    I must have gotten lucky because I bought one a few months ago.
    I guess it has to be more than a few months ago also ,or else ,you are plain straight up super lucky .cause they have been NLA for soon half a year ��
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    Re: Lower harness needed

    When ordering new conector pins do they come only one per pack or the right amount to rebuilt the plug?
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    Re: Lower harness needed

    Quote Originally Posted by Ertech View Post
    When ordering new conector pins do they come only one per pack or the right amount to rebuilt the plug?
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    The metal pin bushings (male or female) soldered to the wires are sold individually. Many times they can be re-used, it's the wire insulation that is the primary failure.


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    Re: Lower harness needed

    Do you guys usually find it’s necessary to replace the thick wires or they are usually in good shape ?
    thanks

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    Re: Lower harness needed

    Quote Originally Posted by gsxr View Post
    They are currently unavailable but MIGHT become available new from MB in the future.

    Right now, you have to rebuild the existing. Blue Ridge MB will rebuild it for a very reasonable cost.
    Yeah, I just looked and I purchased both upper and lower in March 2017 from mboemparts.

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    Re: Lower harness needed

    I had my last one in November 2016. Stocks ran out in early 2017 im told.

    For the 500TE project I had to rebuild my own. I did not touch the main wire as it looked in perfect shape. The other wires were toast.

    However, last week I bought a rebuilt one from German Ebay. Its not exactly like factory, as it is missing the high temp outer shield, but I added my own.

    I bought it as it was advertised as "New." When it came I realised it was actually rebuilt using new wires and connectors.

    Im keeping it as it is better than my own rebuild.

    This is the company:

    http://www.mercedes-benz-klassiker.de/

    However, ill say that if you have time, this harness is easy to rebuild with some time and patience.

    If you are in the states, seems like Jono is your best option.

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    Re: Lower harness needed

    Quote Originally Posted by Ertech View Post
    Do you guys usually find it’s necessary to replace the thick wires or they are usually in good shape ?
    thanks
    it is not necessary to replace the thick positive wire/Cable....or at least i cant imagine that is going to fail .
    It is all the smaller wires that suffers from cracking insulation
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    Re: Lower harness needed

    Quote Originally Posted by Maui View Post
    Yeah, I just looked and I purchased both upper and lower in March 2017 from mboemparts.
    ahh as i figured..
    i "ordered" mine in late summer 2017...cant remember the date at the top of my head..but i reckon it was about late august/ sept....and i waited after replacing the order...and after two months..the order was cancelled..as they did NOT make it...but i WAS told i could put up a new order in January/february 2018....to TRY once more
    But im more than happy with my own repair/exchange of wires...so i could not be bothered..as it was also very expensive here in Norway .Around 650 dollars
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    Re: Lower harness needed

    Should the lower harness be added to the NLA Parts List?

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    Re: Lower harness needed

    Quote Originally Posted by Stevester 500E View Post
    Should the lower harness be added to the NLA Parts List?
    in a way it should yes.Cause it is..and there is no certain answer when and IF it is going to be available again.
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    Re: Lower harness needed

    Yes. And Lemforder needs to be dropped off the “approved” parts vendor list to the “caution” list.


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    Re: Lower harness needed

    Quote Originally Posted by gerryvz View Post
    Yes. And Lemforder needs to be dropped off the “approved” parts vendor list to the “caution” list.


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    I definetly do not agree on the Lemfoerder part of that statement If so..you might aswell just drop the Genuine Mercedes parts aswell..cause a lot of them are made in socalled "lowcost" countries aswell.Even the arms from Lemfoerder made in Turkey has Mercedes partsnumbers on the bushings.And alot of parts made FOR Mercedes Genuine..are made in Turkey,,greece,Latvia..and such.







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    Re: Lower harness needed

    Quote Originally Posted by gerryvz View Post
    Yes. And Lemforder needs to be dropped off the “approved” parts vendor list to the “caution” list.


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    Yoink accepted. Thank you!

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