Folks, long time no see.
We've been dealing with a lot of used 1996 through 2002 e-class's.
Every single one we've had so far had doll faded headlight lenses.
We ended up twice already buying the entire assembly, what I like to know, is
there any company who sell's just the lenses (headlight doors or bazles).
I know they can be removed just like the old e-class's (124), I've done that
after one of our newly purchased assemblies got damaged during shipping.
Please, if anybody has a source for these let me know ASAP.
You can either call (which would be very nice since I have to make the purchase
this afternoon) or you can e-mail me email@example.com
You can thank NHTSA for those crappy regulations involving the headlamps
on US edition.
NHTSA (American safety regulations) didn't stipulate the ultraviolet
protection to be included as ECE (European and international de facto
safety regulations) did. The domestic manufacturers pressurised NHTSA in
1982 to omit the ultraviolet protection as the "cost factor and benefit"
under the ridiculous 1972 federal law.
In addition, NHTSA requires the lense and reflector to be glued or
sealed together whilst ECE permits the lense to be removable. It is
supposedly due to the idiotic mentality amongst NHTSA people who thought
of injury and liability if the person touched the illuminated headlamp
bulb. The fact that there are much worse dangers such as cooling fan
chopping the hands into cubes, batteries exploding the acid,
carburettors or fuel system catching fire, and so forth seemed to escape
firstname.lastname@example.org (Bnzmn600) wrote in message
The Brinson company sells the lens seperately. They can be reached at
1-800-535-8788. Just replaced one on a 140 body last week, piece of
cake to replace. Cost was around $35.00.
Classic Imports, Inc.
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