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W220 S class facelift?

Discussion in 'General Mercedes-Benz Related Discussion' started by aycee, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. aycee

    aycee Senior Member

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    I have an uncle with a W220 S500. He recently knocked the n/s wing mirror off and MB want £800 for a replacement. Ive looked on ebay but there seem to be two types, pre and post facelift. The indicator looks different and there may be some other subtle changes. It has a personalised plate so not 100% sure of the age, he thinks its a 2002.
    Is it possible to find out if his car is the facelift model or not? He lives 40 miles away,so its a bit of a trek to have a look myself. Tried to get him to check the other mirror indicator but his description is rather vague!!

    The VIN is WDB 2200752A325595
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    If the switches on the centre of the dash are the larger "rocker" type, it is pre-facelift. If they are smaller "push" buttons it is a post-facelift.

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    From what little I've learnt whilst doing my homework regarding a future S class purchase, I've figured this out. The sat nav screen on the facelift cars is wider, and the intake ducts below the front bumper are teardrop shaped rather than oval. Have a look on Autotrader at a 03 up car and then a pre 02, most of them show an interior view. I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong, but it is obvious if you look at both. It looks like 02 and 52 reg cars could be either due to early sales of the facelift, or late sales of the pre facelift.
     
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    I wonder how many MB are expecting to sell?
     
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    The easiest way to tell is to look at the SatNav screen. Pre facelift is square, and post is wide screen.
     
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    Headlights are clear on the facelift arent they?
     
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    Take a picture and post it up here.
     
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    Thanks for all the replies, I will ask him about the Satnav screen. Armed with supplied info I 'll probably go down there at the weekend and have look myself. If its not raining it will be a nice run out in the SLK, been sitting in the garage far too long!
     
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    Following your suggestion I've just had a look on autotrader and seen the difference in Satnavs. He definitely has the widescreen version which points to it being a facelift, just need to find a replacement mirror!
    Thanks again for all the help.
     
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    VIN WDB 2200752A325595 had a delvery date of 16 October 2002 so it seems the vehicle is pre facelift
     
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    I hope it isn't as I've just ordered a mirror! It definitely has the wide screen Satnav.
     
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    I got the delivery date from the data card off EPC. I thought the facelift was after Oct 2002 but obviously not! Sorry if I caused alarm :rolleyes::)
     
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    You may be right, won't know till I've got the mirror and fitted it. Thanks for taking the time to look it up.
     
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    Big thanks to all

    Got a mirror off eBay for £97 delivered. Arrived today so I went over and fitted it. Was a bit apprehensive about removing part of the door trim but it all went well. All up and running now, Uncles well pleased!! Thanks for pointing me in the right direction :D
     

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