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TMBSprinter
09-16-2011, 06:50 PM
I saw an exterior windshield visor for sale on a Sprinter Accessory site from England, does anyone know if I can get one in the US. Cost of shipping from england is more than the part.:idunno:

jdcaples
09-16-2011, 07:36 PM
You mean like this?

37194

Thread:
http://sprinter-source.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3949


-Jon

935dc
09-16-2011, 07:44 PM
i ordered mine from Chris UK earlier this year.

You can see my pics here: http://sprinter-source.com/forum/showthread.php?t=15577

btw, unless you plan on DIY, be prepared for the install cost too...its also more than the part :yell: no regrets here though as I like mine :thumbup:

K-9 SPRINTER
09-16-2011, 08:05 PM
I got mine from Chris also :thumbup:, he just had 1, missing a few screws for sale http://sprinter-source.com/forum/showthread.php?t=16029

Mrdi
09-16-2011, 09:44 PM
It is my understanding that Chris is no longer sending parts to the U.S. Anyone confirm this?

jdcaples
09-16-2011, 10:12 PM
Mrdi is correct.

http://sprinter-source.com/forum/showthread.php?t=16749


Someone cracked down on the cross-pollenation, parts traversing market borders w/o Teutonic travel papers.

-Jon

K-9 SPRINTER
09-16-2011, 10:24 PM
http://sprinter-source.com/forum/showpost.php?p=144180&postcount=11 contact Chris ,,,, there are ways

AlbertaBear
09-16-2011, 10:45 PM
Mine also came from Chris, but I picked it up in London between flights.

The install is straight forward.

This visor is more than just a piece of polycarbonate, a side to side metal pipe and flat bars to secure at several spots.

Jon wanted his up high, I placed mine as low as possible, and no interference with auto wipers.

Andrew85
09-20-2011, 07:12 AM
Does anybody have a part nr for it?

SPRINTERUK
09-20-2011, 09:17 AM
hi

mercedes part number b66560920

regards
chris

jdcaples
09-20-2011, 03:13 PM
hi

mercedes part number b66560920

regards
chris

In MB USA, LLC's epc.startekinfo.com, that part number doesn't exist. I don't know what a supplier would have to do to move that mountain.

-Jon

Andrew85
09-21-2011, 02:29 AM
Lynnwood mercedes can order it for $390 so i guess you can get them here too

Altered Sprinter
09-21-2011, 03:32 AM
In MB USA, LLC's epc.startekinfo.com, that part number doesn't exist. I don't know what a supplier would have to do to move that mountain.

-JonThe Manager of parts:EPC-WIS-Data [WO] can Override localized Wis for export, and it's allowed in. It does not require a VIN,just the parts number once located as to ordering codes.
It is on USA MB Vans Parts scheduling I have seen it at MB HOBART... as all US NAFTA and Non NAFTA parts are listed.
Richard
37354It's an accessory, and not subject to mechanical safety or emission mandates, exclusive to NAFTA. NOTE: Its still cheaper to purchase via the UK dealerships even with freight and UK VAT included..unless you can arrange for the dealer to negiote a price as to MB RRP structures.

jdcaples
09-21-2011, 01:55 PM
I was in MB of Lynnwood a day or two ago. The exterior sun visor may be a non-issue as the owner is leaning towards replacing the Dodge branded Sprinter with a new one. At least someone out there has the financial confidence to buy a new van.

I'm not sure who Andrew85 spoke to, but no one seemed to know how to get the visor when I was there. Maybe it's tribal knowledge locked away in one employee's mind.

-Jon

dodger413
12-05-2012, 05:10 PM
i just ordered this visor from the nearest Mercedes Sprinter dealer. The parts counter guy said he didn't sell such an item, that it was an after market item. Thanks to the part number listed here (thank you Altered Sprinter), he looked it up and lo and behold, he said, it IS a listed Mercedes part. he said he never knew it was available. Looking up and down the east coast for one in stock and not finding one, says it has to be ordered from germany. two weeks , he says.

we'll see.

Mrdi
12-05-2012, 06:13 PM
I found it available from the local So. Cal. MB Dealer.
$400 shipped from the Fatherland.
My concern would be violating the body with holes required for
installation.
Drag?
I believe there is an opening/space at the top to allow wind escape.
Any comments regarding installation?

Mrdi
12-05-2012, 06:44 PM
This may help.

http://sprinter-source.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3949

dodger413
12-05-2012, 09:42 PM
my concern will be snow in winter. i see all the other sprinters on the forum looking so cool with their visors. but i think all the other members are located in sunny warm climates that never see snow !!

a substantial snow buildup will be fatal for a plastic visor, i fear. quick stops cause avalanches of built up snow to come crashing down onto the windshield. on my 1/2 ton Dodge van, these avalanches use to snap off the windshield wiper blades.

maybe i'll wait until spring to install my visor, if it indeed arrives in 2 weeks as the parts man promised.

Mrdi
12-05-2012, 10:23 PM
After a big snow when my roof is packed I accelerate so the snow will
exit aft. 0-60 in 3.8 seconds does it every time.:thumbup:

dodger413
12-05-2012, 10:58 PM
big snow in Surf City !!!!!!

two girls for every guy. that's what Jan & Dean said !!

they DIDN"T say anything about stinkin' big snow !!