126 Center Console Upper Wood Panel and Instrument Cluster Removal - On Demand Video

Knowing how to do this right can save time and prevent damage to these dash components

You will need to remove the W126 chassis center console upper wood panel when replacing the climate control switch panel, replacing any of the upper switches, replacing burned out light bulbs and /or when remove the center console or the upper dash. 

126 Center Console Upper Wood Panel and Instrument Cluster Removal - On Demand Video

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Kent begins this video assuming you have already removed the shift cover wood and the ash tray. He explains how to remove the wood piece and the switches from the top of the wood panel without damaging it. Removing the climate control switch panel is also covered as well as replacing center console bulb for the shifter light. As an added bonus Kent shows how to remove the instrument cluster as well as the primary instrument dash lights.

Related Repair Details NOT included: Removing the shift cover wood or the ash tray is not covered in this video. These need to come out first before you can remove the upper wood piece. Please see other video if you do not know how the remove this wood piece. Specifics for removing the radio are NOT covered. There are just too many different kinds of radios installed in these older cars!

Chassis/Models Used in Production: 1983 380SEL

Applies to the Following Chassis/Models: 126 models 1981 to 1985. Later models may have slight variations but the principles are the same.

Total Run Time: 3:56

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