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Old 10-27-2008, 09:45 PM   #101
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I just dont know if I remove the plastic piece if there are holes under it. If so, will the metal piece cover them?
Search for posts by boxboss. He posted a great step-by-step DIY tutorial on how to replace the black plastic piece with chrome plate. All the best.
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Old 10-27-2008, 09:56 PM   #102
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Formymercedes.com has the chrome bumper plate for $195, which is reasonable. I have a Black 08 GL450 and I would love to have this chrome bumper plate on it. But I'm not the handiest of people and I would rather have a professional/body shop do it for me. I just moved here to the Dallas-Ft. Worth area recently, anybody know or can recommend a reliable body shop in the area that can install the bumper plate for me? Or can a MB dealer do it also?
Park Place Motorcars is excellent. They have a dealership in Dallas, Midcities, as well as Ft Worth.
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Old 10-28-2008, 01:44 PM   #103
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I have a GL 320. It has the black plastic piece on top of the bumper. Did yours have this or was nothing there? The crappy black plastic piece does nothing to protect the edge of the bumper. I scratched the edge of the bumper the second week.
I just dont know if I remove the plastic piece if there are holes under it. If so, will the metal piece cover them?
The metal (chrome) piece does cover the holes. I followed the detailed instructions by member boxboss, up until securing the chrome piece with double sided tape. Please see my post of 6-7-08 in this thread.
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Old 10-28-2008, 08:28 PM   #104
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The metal (chrome) piece does cover the holes. I followed the detailed instructions by member boxboss, up until securing the chrome piece with double sided tape. Please see my post of 6-7-08 in this thread.
The thread only states a screwdriver and a lot of trust in what you have read. I was wondering if you have to just pry up or push in one direction or the other? Is there tape or adhesive under the original black piece or is it just clipped on? I am going to order the plate and then start as soon as I get it.
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Old 10-29-2008, 12:34 AM   #105
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The thread only states a screwdriver and a lot of trust in what you have read. I was wondering if you have to just pry up or push in one direction or the other? Is there tape or adhesive under the original black piece or is it just clipped on? I am going to order the plate and then start as soon as I get it.
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There is no tape or adhesive under the black, plastic bumper plate. Some of the plastic pegs have some sort of flimsy fastener that helps hold the bumper plate in place. I think it was the right corner of the plate toward the edge of the bumper that I pried up first with some force. When doing so, the force you use breaks the fasteners and allows you to pull up and slide the plate out from the holes in the bumper. Most of the pegs/hooks on the bottom of the chrome plate match up well with the holes in the bumper. There were a couple of pegs that I filed off since there was no hole for them to fit in to. As I stated in my earlier post, I got such a tight fit when lining up and sliding the chrome plate in place, that I decided not to use tape or a mastic (glue) to finish the job. Now, if you take your vehicle to a car wash, perhaps the plate might come loose when the big rollers or other equipment goes over the vehicle. However, I wash it myself and take much better care and precautions with the vehicle, so I don't have to worry about it coming loose.
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Old 10-30-2008, 03:38 PM   #106
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just got done putting my plate on and damn it looks good........
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Old 10-30-2008, 07:13 PM   #107
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Old 02-12-2010, 06:24 PM   #108
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holy resurrection batman...

Need the hookup on one of these plates. Perhaps it seems that MB has realized that these are being retrofitted and they are trying to make more $. They now want $350 and guys were getting them for half that a year ago....

Anyone have a source that is still has reasonable pricing?
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Old 02-13-2010, 02:44 AM   #109
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just ordered 1 from getmercedesparts.com (mercedes of annapolis) for $247.
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Old 02-13-2010, 10:37 AM   #110
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yup, I see they are--still crazy money but much better. Thanks for the help!
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Old 04-23-2010, 08:08 AM   #111
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$228.00 delivered - MercedesPartsCenter.com
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Old 05-05-2010, 10:24 PM   #112
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Chrome window trim

Does anyone know where to get the chrome window trim. Mercedes wont sell me any because my vehicle didnt come with them.
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Old 05-10-2010, 04:31 PM   #113
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Good call - the black ones i have peeled on both sides of the car. I had them replaced before i knew about the chrome trim. If it happens again, i will be going chrome though.
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Old 05-11-2010, 05:00 PM   #114
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Old 05-22-2010, 06:58 PM   #115
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I have to agree the stainless/Chrome piece looks nice, had mine done today. I may look into the ML63 pedals as well
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Old 10-10-2010, 12:33 PM   #116
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just ordered 1 from getmercedesparts.com (mercedes of annapolis) for $247.
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Good info, exactly what I was looking for.
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Old 12-24-2010, 01:16 PM   #117
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I am looking to add the step pad to my GL and was wondering if it is possible to use a 2010 step pad,which I found for $165, on my 08 were the part is $250?
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Old 05-02-2012, 11:25 AM   #118
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Rehashing old topic here... anyone got a source for these stainless rear bumper covers that is reasonably priced???

I see reference here from 4-5yrs ago for $165-225... Eugene dealer wants $395 and my local CT STEALER wants $450.

WTF!?

That formymercedes site doesn't show it there anymore

any insight appreciated - checking fleabay now 8-/

TIA! would have made a sweet mother's day present...
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Old 05-02-2012, 11:37 AM   #119
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I suggest you try MB of Annapolis - 866-694-8166 - talk to Shawn in parts dept.
they have been very good to me and i bought a bunch of OEM parts from them. good luck!
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Old 05-03-2012, 12:08 PM   #120
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thanks for that referral

FYI, that # didn't work but I Googled them and got them... also FYI, Shawn no longer works there.

Says they have them for $280.50... I'm astounded how much the price has jacked up in the last few years on these... sucks.

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Old 05-04-2012, 03:06 AM   #121
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I'm in the market for these too. Both the front and the back as well as running boards. Any other sources?
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Old 05-04-2012, 06:25 PM   #122
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