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    E500 to 500E rear trunk swap

    Hello all

    My 500E is currently wearing an E500 trunk/boot (facelift). I am looking to purchase a new pre-facelift trunk (or a good used one) and swap it out. In addition to the trunk skin itself, can any parts be carried over from the E500 trunk/boot? I.e. the number plate light lenses, the inner interior carpet, etc? or would I need all new parts.

    I would also need a "500E" trunk badge.

    Finding a good used pre-facelift trunk in the UAE might be difficult so many purchase new parts from MB.

    Many thanks all.

    Bill

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    Re: E500 to 500E rear trunk swap

    The 500E shares the same deck lid with any pedestrian W124 model that is pre-facelift. I would just buy a used one, and clean it up and paint it appropriately inside and outside. You can buy a new 500E logo, but you will pay for it, or you can make one (it's been disucssed here).

    I believe the license plate lamps do carry over between the facelift and pre-facelift cars. The inner lining for the trunk should carry over between the variants of the deck lid, as well.

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    Re: E500 to 500E rear trunk swap

    Quote Originally Posted by gerryvz View Post
    The 500E shares the same deck lid with any pedestrian W124 model that is pre-facelift. I would just buy a used one, and clean it up and paint it appropriately inside and outside. You can buy a new 500E logo, but you will pay for it, or you can make one (it's been disucssed here).

    I believe the license plate lamps do carry over between the facelift and pre-facelift cars. The inner lining for the trunk should carry over between the variants of the deck lid, as well.
    Cheers Gerry

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    Re: E500 to 500E rear trunk swap

    Just make sure the small holes for the fastener clips of the inner trunk llid liner are available. Early and pedestrian models might not have them. If carefully done, these holes can be drilled.
    The licence plate lamps fit 1:1 also all the stoppers on outside, the lock base a.s.o.
    W123, W124, R129, W163, W201, R230

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