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#1 Old 03-11-2009
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Replacement front silver star

Hey guys n gals,

I've not been on for a while, the montreal snow turned me off the car completely over winter. Well I just moved down to carolina.. just last weekend.. the sun is nice and having the top down feels good.

Anyhow I just noticed today my star is cracked across the front and a bit of one of the legs is missing.

Has anyone replaced it already? have an idea on price...

And I only just called about a new $250 key.. well they come in 3's
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Hey easty, if you are driving a R171 (and update your damned profile!! :-)), the part number is A1718880086, and its like a $20us part. (This is the chrome MB star)

Post a picture of what's broke, I'll try and get part numbers for you if that's not it...



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Hey guys n gals,

I've not been on for a while, the montreal snow turned me off the car completely over winter. Well I just moved down to carolina.. just last weekend.. the sun is nice and having the top down feels good.

Anyhow I just noticed today my star is cracked across the front and a bit of one of the legs is missing.

Has anyone replaced it already? have an idea on price...

And I only just called about a new $250 key.. well they come in 3's
Welcome back Easty!

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That's funny...I was thinking a couple of days ago about asking if anyone had heard from you lately.....welcome back & welcome back to the South.
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Welcome back!! Just as well you moved since there is no Canadian GP this year.
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Hi Brian, welcome back. I've got a spare grille from my old 2004 R170 - I'll measure the star, and if its the same as the R171, you can have it.






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Thanks for the welcome back guys. Hopefully have more interest now I'm not driving around on beruit roads full of snow.

Yep thats the right part. I just called with that number and it's $38.. Thanks for the offer woolly, For that price i'll just grab it locally as postage may get to that

And yep I just couldn't handle montreal with no F1 Grand Prix.. Whats that all about?

no don't ask I kinda already have an idea..
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Good to have you back from way up north --- we are in Arizona now ---- if you decide to head this way give us a shout --- glad you found the STAR
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OK.. Anyone took this thing off? it looks a little tolarance fit job judging by the new piece. But I cannot get the old one off.. As it's all plastic I don't want to force anything too much!
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push the tabs from the back...it's a bit tricky without removing the complete grill, you need to get it at just the right angle.


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how hard to replace the grill? i'm thinking of doing by myself... i have minor damage on grill assembly. and i will need to replace it so...

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grill itself is not that hard, but requires some balls as you need to stretch out the entire front lip around the bumper after unbolting the 6 screws around the radiotor bracket. Much safer to remove the whole bumper, but it's not necessary. Actually removing the whole bumper is not that bad, bunch of little clips here and there, but primarily held on by 4 bolts in each fender well, 6 bolts around the grille frame, and two bolts by the center lower intake. there are a couple other small bolts, but they will be obvious as you start taking things apart. make sure to unplug all the cables and things before you start yanking. Realigning the bumper is a bit of a pain though.


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