I would like to share my project in upgrading or changing of some parts on my W212.
I was reading a lot of forums to collect most of the information, and decide to put it in one thread.
I hope this will help people planning to do the same as me. I will start by posting the parts number, procedure now, and the DIY once done (I will do it next month when I will take my holiday).
1- Europe Center console:
I got some scratches on my centre console (I don't like the paint used by MB in the central console it gets scratches very easy).
I have ordered 2 parts:
- Centre console cover: A2046807607
- Centre console roller: A2046800107
To install DIY:
DIY - Center Console Removal
2- Shift knob:
I have pack P1 on my car with black ash wood trim, but the knob is in metal leather. My transmission is Manual 6 speed but I like a knob in black ash for an automatic. The automatic knob does not feet the manual speed, for this reason I will need to modify the knob, which I will do next month.
This is the knob that I like to install: (I will post DIY later)
I will also probably change the EMBLEM: (to do that, you need to heat first the emblem with hairdryer, and then remove the Emblem as in the pictures)
3- Comfort box:
You can add the Comfort box in the rear of the trunk which I found useful for everyday use.
Part number: A2126800010
The install is very easy and fast, you need to plug first the rear part then close the 2 locks in the front.
4- Backup view camera:
I’m expecting a difficult installation.
It seems that mercedes use the same Modulator and camera for couple of here models:
W212 E class / W207 E class coupe / W204 C class.
So i bought on ebay for my car W212 E class:
Trunk plastic handle bracket: A2127400993 (for W212, you need to make the hole yourself for the camera)
Modulator: A2128270006 (for W212)
Camera: A2078200897 (for W207)
Camera to Modulator wiring harness: A2044404808 (W204)
Modulator to comand wiring harness: A2044404908 (W204)
4- Power folding mirror:
Power folding mirror part number: A2128100616
Mirror switch: A2129056100
Door clips (9 pieces): A0009918698
Door rivet (1 piece): A0009917940
Useful DIY links, which I will follow to make the install:
- Door switch replacement (you need to remove all the panel):
W212 Door Panel Removal/Sound Deadened/Speakers Replaced
- Folding mirror replacement (DIY for W204, sorry didn't find something for W212 but should be the same)
Just installed my "new style" side mirror PIC´S AND WRITEUP INSIDE!!!
My car comes with luxury grill, but I like 2 other models:
The grill with the star:
Then I bought the OEM Distronic grill which I found nicer: A2128800383
I did change the traditional hood star with flat bonnet
Part number: A2048170616
OEM Rim Locks
Part number: B66470155
OEM Mercedes Flat cap star wheel cover
SanDisk Ultra Card Adaptor
Sandisk Extreme III Compact Flash 8Gb
Fischer CD box 4 CD
I will install it in the glove box (Only for video CD)
Mercedes CD holder
Mercedes Document Wallet
Mercedes Paper Holder
Seat Belt Buckle
Amg Key chain
Greffin USB charger
Mercedes 8 Gb usb stick
Mercedes Key protection cover