Some pictures of me retro fitting an electric rear blind to my new C63 AMG

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  1. loveday

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    Hi People, thought I would post a few pictures of me retro fitting a genuine Mercedes rear electric blind to my new C63 AMG, cost to install this was, blind £90.00, shipping £50.00 and switch £5.00 total cost £145.00 not bad considering 2 Mercedes dealerships said this couldn’t be done (not sure why they said this as all most anything is possible) and another 3 dealerships quoted me around £2k to supply the parts only.
     

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    Some more pictures
     

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    rear blind

    goes to show..... where there's a will.....

    good job. great post..
     
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    Excellent-any more details where you purchased it from?
     
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    So, where did you get the parts from?

    Looks the job.
     
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    Hi, I purchased the rear blind from Potomac German auto, they are based in Maryland USA, the blind only took 6 days to arrive from the USA that’s even quicker than if it come from Germany, I have been waiting for over 1 month to receive my carbon fibre trim from Germany, totally poor service from Mercedes.
     
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    Blinding job there, it looks more than a bit fiddly.

    Where have you put the button to raise and lower the blind?
     
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    Mercedes wanted £140.00 plus vat for the switch and it would take 3-4 weeks to arrive, so I popped down to maplins bought the switch for £5.00 and fitted it in in the dash pod which is just under the arm rest, as for installing the blind it took about 2 hours.
     
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    So they sold you a whoile parcel shelf with the blind for £90??? Blinding!!

    So where does the blind plug into? Did it come with a loom?
     
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    looks great
     
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    No it did not come with a wiring loom but the blind only has a earth and live so only 2 wires.
     
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    That's a great mod. Well done, thanks for sharing.
     
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    Is your car an import mate?
     
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    No, it's a UK car
     
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    Oh right, never seen a UK car with the child seat tether points on the rear parcel shelf. I only know about these as I am shipping my C55 to Australia and I am having to fit these as UK cars dont have them as we dont use them. Strange to see them on your car.
     
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    Hi terrymcg, my last C63 AMG had these aswell, maybe they are standard on the C63's
     
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    Or MB had a shed load of ones due for export! LOL


    I wish mine had them, as I am having to go to the hassle of fitting them!
     
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    HELP... im abt to pull the trigger on a new c63 amg saloon, happy with mag black but what interior, resale has to black, but i quite like tan/black and the poc/black, which is best???? i have one day to decide
     
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    Post any more stupid posts and you won't be the only one pulling the trigger...
     
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    New Member looking for advice sry, how do i go abt starting a new thread?
     

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