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    Finally Vandalized

    Well, I guess after all these years it was finally our turn. Someone appears to have taken a bat to both headlights.

    Looking for lenses for a 1995 E420.

    Thanks.
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    Finally Vandalized

    Oh man. Sorry to see that. Ugh. Did it happen in the Bay Area

    There’s a perfect 1994 E420 with good head and taillights at one of the Baltimore LKQs. Unfoetunately I won’t be home to get them for another week, but happy to get them to you for my cost if they are still there. Any E320 should also work. Perhaps captruff of Orange County can assist. I’d bet my new neighbor in Maryland, McLiar McClare, also could help. The guy Robert Fenton in San Rafael will have new and used units too.

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    Sorry to about your car being vandalized.
    I have a set of E420 lenses for sale.

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    Re: Finally Vandalized

    Quote Originally Posted by luckymike View Post
    Well, I guess after all these years it was finally our turn. Someone appears to have taken a bat to both headlights.

    Looking for lenses for a 1995 E420.

    Thanks.
    Mike, very sorry to see this! Hope you can quickly and affordably source replacements.

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    Re: Finally Vandalized

    Thanks everyone. I'll see if Stevester's will work then reach out as necessary.

    Appreciate the sympathy!

    Gerry, yes, right here in the Bay Area.

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    Re: Finally Vandalized

    Hi Mike

    PM Sent.

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    Re: Finally Vandalized

    I have the lights available as well

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    Re: Finally Vandalized

    Sorry to hear about your car Mike! I just raided an e320 cab at a local pick n pull, but the headlights were both cracked. Wish I could help!

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    Re: Finally Vandalized

    Mike, I feel you pain here. I can't imagine why someone would do that to your car. Best of luck on finding a solution.
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    Re: Finally Vandalized

    Mike,

    Sorry for your loss. I guess the bright side is they didn’t bend any metal. It Lets hope this is not a trend for you.
    We will have to change your handle to “UnluckyMike”.

    Seriously though, there are haters out there. A while back a member took his 500E to the Daytona 500 and got churchkeyed in the parking lot. Can’t remember who it was. I had some jerk spit on my car
    Also, It could be just idiot kids out doing destructive stuff calling it fun.

    Shit Happens!
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    Re: Finally Vandalized

    unluckymike .... I like the sound of that.

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    Re: Finally Vandalized

    Sorry to see this. At least they only hit the glass and not the sheet metal or windshield.

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    Re: Finally Vandalized

    Sad to see this - what is wrong with people?

    Mike, if you don't go with used lenses/lights, you can buy new lenses... but they're spendy.


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    Re: Finally Vandalized

    Sorry to see the damage luckymike. It’s hard to fathom the (small) mindset of someone who would do something like that..... it sure would be satisfying to have seen it happening and be able to return the favour eh! Jealously is a terrible thing.

    I did get a dashcam with all the bells and whistles but hadn’t installed it yet. This convinces me I should make that a priority. (It sits on standby even with the car parked up so if a thump is detected it would come on and record)
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    Re: Finally Vandalized

    Thank you, everyone, for the nice comments.

    All is well now. Miraculously, there is a member near me who had a pair of new lenses to sell. We met up this morning and all is right again in the world.

    I'm a happy camper and the Plum is feeling good about himself again.

    And I'm so pleased with the caring response from all of you. It's great to know people who 'get it'.

    Thanks, again.

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    I can order new lenses from Germany. Are these Bosch or Hella European lights?
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    Re: Finally Vandalized

    How is that [newfangled] EPC, Tom??
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