Hit a Deer Broken Headlight mounts

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  1. Ant-toe-knee

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    Hi all

    I hit a deer on my travels which has pushed back the headlight on my 57 W211. Is there anyway to repair the brackets as MB want £600 for a new one.

    Thanks
     
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    Perhaps a decent 2nd hand one? Must be plenty about in the usual places?
     
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    You could try a local sheet metal worker - they may be able to bash it back into shape for you, if it's not too badly bent.

    Cheers,

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    How's the deer?
     
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    Thanks but it's plastic
     
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    Looked on eBay but nothing.
     
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    It left the scene without details
     
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    Sounds like was behaving a bit of a Chital.
     
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    Can't see a repair kit on EPC so probably isn't one.

    Do you have a part number or failing that a VIN/REG?
     
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    Ant-toe-knee

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    Thanks

    Reg M15 AJV

    Xenon Light
     
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    MB do do repair brackets.
    A2118205114 Left hand
    A2118205214 Right hand.

    £21.38 each from Inchcape.

    @bob6600. Item 175 on the page for Ant-toe-knee's headlights is the repair kit.

    Tony
     
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    Thanks so just quote that part number at my local MB?
     
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    or order online from Inchcape
     
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    Yes, just quote the number and don't forget to ask for a discount from your local parts department as you will have to pay for p&p from Inchcape.

    It is listed as a holder LH or RH, Repair solution.

    There are cheaper ones on ebay but I cannot guarantee the quality of the fit.

    Tony
     
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    Thank you all.
     
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    Do compare prices between Inchcape and other dealers - I have sometimes looked parts up on EPC then input the numbers into Inchcape to obtain a price .

    Sometimes the same part is cheaper at my dealer ( with discount ) and sometimes Inchcape are cheaper ( with their quoted discount ) .

    It pays to shop around .

    With an item like a plastic headlamp mount - it could also be worth asking specialist Mercedes breakers like Mercman , since a used one would do the job just as well .
     
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    Oh Deer, sorry to hear that.


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    I stand corrected :thumb:

    Before I had the reg there were too many options and didn't see it
     
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    There's a repair kit, you can get it from any MB dealer - £30 or so, kits differ between model years so make sure you get the correct one.
     

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