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    WTB: Headlight Lens for 1994 E500 passenger side

    Not sure where to go these days for NLA parts. I wish to remove or replace the passenger lens due to pits. I am about to source a lens grinder (I am an amateur astronomer) to have it CUT and polished. Not sure there are any good sources.

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    Re: WTB-Headlight Lens for 1994 E500 passenger side

    1994 Euro lenses are still available new, and will clip on to USA E500 headlamp housings. I'd recommend buying a pair of new lenses and applying Lamin-X to the new glass. Should be available from your favorite online dealer, note that Husker or MB Portland will have the lowest prices around on these.

    https://www.mbpartspros.com/oem-part...ens-1248205766
    https://www.mbpartspros.com/oem-part...ens-1248205866

    It's the complete headlamp assemblies that are NLA (well, one side)... we can still get lenses. At the moment. Pics attached.

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    Re: WTB-Headlight Lens for 1994 E500 passenger side

    Quote Originally Posted by gsxr View Post
    1994 Euro lenses are still available new, and will clip on to USA E500 headlamp housings. I'd recommend buying a pair of new lenses and applying Lamin-X to the new glass. Should be available from your favorite online dealer, note that Husker or MB Portland will have the lowest prices around on these.

    https://www.mbdirectparts.com/oem-pa...ens-1248205766
    https://www.mbdirectparts.com/oem-pa...ens-1248205866

    It's the complete headlamp assemblies that are NLA (well, one side)... we can still get lenses. At the moment. Pics attached.
    Dang it, you're turning me into a parts hoarder...

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    Re: WTB-Headlight Lens for 1994 E500 passenger side

    Quote Originally Posted by Glen View Post
    Dang it, you're turning me into a parts hoarder...
    You mean after 20 years of ownership, you’re not ALREADY a parts hoarder?!?


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    Re: WTB-Headlight Lens for 1994 E500 passenger side

    Quote Originally Posted by gerryvz View Post
    You mean after 20 years of ownership, you’re not ALREADY a parts hoarder?!?
    I have always had a few parts on hand but I've tried not to hoard...now that these cars are getting on in age, it's starting to make sense, I guess.

    Just got this back from Husker:

    "Both of these part numbers are European specific and are blocked for order in the States. The parts have been updated in the online catalog and your account will not be charged. I am sorry that we cannot help you with these items."
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    Re: WTB: Headlight Lens for 1994 E500 passenger side

    Hmmm.... seems Husker just updated their site to say "Not available for order" since I posted the links. Note this is not the same as NLA / discontinued. I hope that doesn't mean they are comm-blocked again! I edited the links to MB Portland.

    If they are comm blocked, you'll have to try ordering from the MB Classic Center.


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    Re: WTB: Headlight Lens for 1994 E500 passenger side

    I dont think these Lenses will be availabe for long.

    The left driving items are all now NLA. The headlamps and lenses. [For left-hand traffic, i.e. UK, Japan, Australia.]
    I ordered complete left driving facelift headlamps for my wagon project back in September 2017.

    I checked a couple of months later to order spares and they were NLA.

    I guess in time we will all be driving with standard W124 headlamps!

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    Re: WTB: Headlight Lens for 1994 E500 passenger side

    Anyone check with their dealer and inquire about the number showing in stock in Paragon?

    Last I remember there were still decent quantities of lenses, but I could be mistaken. I think the headlights went NLA on one side last year.


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    Re: WTB: Headlight Lens for 1994 E500 passenger side

    I'll be making a trip to my dealer's this Friday Dave. I'll ask when I'm in
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    Re: WTB: Headlight Lens for 1994 E500 passenger side

    My dealer says NLA.

    UK spec or USA spec i.e. 1248205766, 1248205866 or 1248205966 and 1248206066

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    Re: WTB: Headlight Lens for 1994 E500 passenger side

    Try Tom Hanson before giving up.

    Also, there may be someone here on the site who ordered a set of E500 Yurro lamps (complete) and then removed the lenses to slap on a set of 500E Yurro lenses, and may be selling the loose E500 lenses. Worth a post in the "WTB" section to see what's out there.

    It's how I got my own set of spare E500 lenses for the hoard......

    Makes me pine for the "Group Buy" days of just a few years ago, broken foot, Oktoberfest in Munich and all. https://www.500eboard.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8465


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    Re: WTB: Headlight Lens for 1994 E500 passenger side

    Zero results at MBCC Germany... that's not a good sign. If they really went NLA, it happened very recently.

    http://partssearch.mercedes-benz-cla...m/parts/result

    UPDATE: Paragon shows a few dozen each of 1248205766 and 1248205866 in Germany. These are the right-hand traffic lenses, what we need in USA. However, there is an odd note that makes them un-orderable. If you really want a set, contact your friendly local MB Classic Center and see if the guys can shake a pair loose. Maybe MB is clamping down on hoarders, lol.


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    Re: WTB: Headlight Lens for 1994 E500 passenger side

    Guys, today I received A1248205766 so that one is available at least. Left Side for Right Driving Traffic.

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    Re: WTB: Headlight Lens for 1994 E500 passenger side

    Also received A1248205866 now... So seems the Right driving lenses are still available.

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    Re: WTB: Headlight Lens for 1994 E500 passenger side

    I did also get a brand new pair of Euro left hand traffic headlamps for my 500E a year or so back. And got a perfect used pair of 500E pre facelift lenses to enable me to de-facelift my 500E. (Kudos to Oscar on here for the lenses) I may also order another spare pair of these lenses if still available.....


    I do have approx 10x spare good used left hand traffic headlamp assemblies (Non E500E glass) They would be ideal units to fit the new lenses onto. If anyone is interested in a pair of these headlamp assembles PM me. (I will offer 1x pair for now)
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    Re: WTB: Headlight Lens for 1994 E500 passenger side

    Do you know if the pre-facelift (91-93) model is still availble?
    Thx

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    Re: WTB: Headlight Lens for 1994 E500 passenger side

    Quote Originally Posted by mercepor View Post
    Do you know if the pre-facelift (91-93) model is still availble?
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    Lenses, yes, AFAIK are still available for pre-facelift, and right-hand-drive traffic (USA / Canada / most of world).


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