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Old 09-13-2004, 05:09 PM
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hey sunman, do you think it would be a good idea then to buy the armrest before i have the UHI installed?
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Old 09-14-2004, 01:06 PM
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this is the part number i was told for a charcoal colored 2004 armrest.

203-680-08-82-9D12
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Old 09-14-2004, 01:28 PM
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great !! what price are they quoting you ?
I wonder if I can get wholesale price down here at MBSD or Hoehn ?
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this quote is from Tom Hansen, he was the parts manager from Caliber Motors. He was at the last MB meet Aug. 20th. From an email he sent me. "The center armrest is 203-680-08-82-9D12, $167.28."

Tom is Wholesale parts manager. let me know what price you are quoted. i want to buy this armrest before my UHI gets installed.

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this quote is from Tom Hansen, he was the parts manager from Caliber Motors. He was at the last MB meet Aug. 20th. From an email he sent me. "The center armrest is 203-680-08-82-9D12, $167.28."

Tom is Wholesale parts manager. let me know what price you are quoted. i want to buy this armrest before my UHI gets installed.
That is pretty close to what Dr. Sunman said. I will call today to get some quotes from MBSD and Hoehn. * What's the price tag on the UHI install including required parts ? I guess I should of asked Steve about that too. Maybe if I pay close attention, I can just get the parts, and try to destroy, uh I mean install it myself ! I don't have a phone yet, so not sure what cradle to get, or are they all universal ? That's why I asked about what phones can be used with this system, that will work with the MB display on the car.
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Old 09-14-2004, 02:07 PM
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well ive paid $750 to Steve already for a deposit towards the UHI. i was considered a prepay as well so i believe im getting a break in the cost. im still waiting to see what the final cost will turn out to be. plus about $170 for the armrest, plus $400 for the new phone which ive already paid for. UHI is getting to be kinda costly at this point.
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Old 09-14-2004, 02:21 PM
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yeah, I hear ya on the cost of this stuff.... but in the end, it's all worth it !
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Old 09-14-2004, 02:26 PM
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oh yeah it is. i dont know what im going to do with all the extra money ill have every month once im done modding my car.

right now ive been spending about $500 - $800 a month on mods. and this will continue for sure until next year until my scheduled mods are completed.
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Old 09-14-2004, 02:29 PM
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ditto !!

i might just have to buy another car, to keep my modding addiction alive...

the HORROR ! the HORROR !
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yeah i hear that. honestly though, after im finished with my mods ill probably double up the payments and pay it off faster.

and no the cradles are not all universal. they are prettymuch universal for each manufactuer. i.e. Nokia, Motorola, SonyEricson, Siemens, etc.

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Old 09-14-2004, 02:44 PM
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yeah i hear that. honestly though, after im finished with my mods ill probably double up the payments and pay it off faster.
That's always a good plan. Specially, when maintenance in the way-out years starts to hurt a little... No reason in worrying about a car payment as well.

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and no the cradles are not all universal. they are prettymuch universal for each manufactuer. i.e. Nokia, Motorola, SonyEricson, Siemens, etc.
thanks for the info ! I guess I have to just pick a phone that will work, and then look for the cradle. All this MOD talk makes my brain hurt
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plus when you go to pick a phone make sure it is one that will work. not all nokia, not all motorolas, etc will work there is a list right now of compatible phones.

"The following phones will have kits available:

Nokia 6100/6610/7250
Nokia 6200/6220/6230
SonyEriccson T610/T616/T630/T637
Siemens S55/C55/M55/S56/C56/M56
Siemens CX55/CX66
Motorola V620/V600/V525/V300

That's all! Please do not ask for others. Also note that if you are a Cingular or AT&T customer, recommended phones are SE T616/T637, the Siemens phones ending with "6", and the Nokia 6200 and 6230b. Many of these are currently available at subsidized prices direct from the provider, so getting a phone at a good price should not be a problem
(which was an issue with the Nokia 6310i kits).

Also note that if you choose the Motorola Vxxx kit, you are on your own... there are a lot of problems reported with this kit/phone combo, so we will not provide ANY support for it. It is just available for those who just HAVE to have a V600."

since i have cingular and and i had a V600, i chose to change to the 6230b because of this advice!

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Old 09-14-2004, 05:31 PM
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ok Carlos, I just bought the armrest from Tom. It should be here by Friday. I'll post pics of my install if I do the install myself. I sent an email to Steve to see if it may be easier to wait until the UHI gets installed to put in the new armrest.
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dude, you are quick ! let me know what Steve says. I don't think I could control myself, if I got a part to install and was waiting on another one ! Yeah, post pics either way... awesome
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yeah, patience isnt one of my virtues. if it is easier for him to install during the UHI install ill wait. otherwise i will put it in. ill post pics eitherway, you know me, picture *****!
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2004 armrest

my 2004 armrest arrived. i'm going to install it this weekend. ill post pics of the removal and installation once i get finished.

part # 203-680-08-82-9D12 for a charcoal colored armrest.

anyone know how to remove the old one?

yes i did use the famous search feature!

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will do once i figure out how to take out the old one. i think i may have to remove the panel in the center console. ill look better when i get a chance. cant really do it at work, and i have class tonight!

i have no patience!
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tell us how it goes! I'll probably need to know b/c the dealer is going to replace my armrest b/c it's peeling/cracking, and they said it was defective. As long as it's under warranty, then it's all good.
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sure will. it doesnt look hard to remove, i just need to now how to access the part to remove it from the center console. ill post detailed pics of the install tomorrow night.
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I must have missed a post, what is the difference?
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Originally Posted by johncl
I must have missed a post, what is the difference?
https://mbworld.org/forums/c-class-w203/49354-2004-center-console-armrest-retrofit-troubleshooting.html
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Old 09-17-2004, 01:27 AM
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ok ive run into some issues i need to ask for some help on. specifically Saprissa, when you get a chance can you compare 2003 and 2004.5 armrests for me since you have both.

the 2003 bottom panel has different screw hole patterns which will require me to buy the new bottom panel as well. that is not a problem. heres a pic of the old bottom panel.
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