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I had the same problem last year. It is definitely the alternator.
Especially if you'v driven the car in the winter to get a good dose of street salt water and then parked it like I did..
The right recipe for 'rust me' soup mix!.
Now I have my hose hooked up to the laundry faucet to get hot water to rinse under the car where possible
The MB parts counter for one of the corporate stores in Toronto. I asked for the price out of curiosity because our ED isn't due until next spring. Followed by a quick "thanks, I'll take one".
They shouldn't be expensive. Its a plastic housing, O-ring, mesh and some silica gel beads. I think there are some out there inflating the prices.
I had the reverse experience with the black retractable cargo cover. Quoted $145 at time of ED purchase. Parts counter said $250 when I went in to get one. I blew a gasket all over the salesman. Fortunately they relented.