Over the years Kent has detailed hundreds of cars and you know from his videos that he likes "extreme" detailing. His absolute favorite two "tools of the trade" are these premium grade microfiber sponges and what he calls his soft bristle "sawed off" paint brushes.
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This video is free with the purchase of Kent's new dash cluster pull tool set. If you just want to see how he uses the tools and some tricks to get difficult clusters out you are welcome to purchase this video separately. Approximate run time is 20 minutes.
Removing a Mercedes instrument cluster from any of the chassis listed is easy with these special "pull" tools. Many owners do not realize that the instrument cluster is just pushed into the dash panel and not held in with any bolts or screws.
Wouldn’t it be grand if there was a way to remove your ignition tumbler without a key - then easily start the car using a flat blade screw driver or needle nose pliers and drive away?
This video is not only going to show you how to remove and replace the “screw cap” style tumbler, but it also going to explain the theory of operation and how to avoid certain pitfalls when doing this job yourself. And YES, there are pit falls.
If you have been around old Mercedes for any length of time, you have probably run into a problem with your ignition key starting to "stick" or one that would not turn. This problem can leave you stranded and could cost hundreds of dollars to fix $$$.
Very good black plastic cover as shown. Originally came on early 240D but can also fit 300D 300CD and 300TD. Rear Pin on back side not broken off as in most. Straight panel and mounts securely. Note: No cutouts for power window switches.
Works on all 123 models with right side manually adjusting mirror.
Exact tool kit as shown. Pouch will need some cleaning. When was the last time you saw a set of original pliers that were not rusty and worked freely. Can not guarantee every original tool for this model is here. See picture. What you see is what you get.
Excellent used part as shown. Not perfect but still has cad plating and non rusty threads as shown.
This is one of the best sets I have seen recently. The doors open nicely and the lights in both visors work!!!!!. We will even include the special headliner attach clips as these complete the electrical circuit. These are also not cracked and in excellent condition.
Any of us who have owned a 1977 to 1985 Mercedes W123 for any length of time have probably had to deal with the glove box door at some point. The hardest part is loosening and removing that weird little round slotted nut on the two hinge points.
Original first aid kit and box as shown. Contents are original so should be for show only. Plastic box is good except the little lid closing tab is broken off.
WILL NOT FIT 2 DOOR COUPE MODELS! Very good used window regulator with working motor. Wiring not cut. Very straight and excellent gear teeth. Above average condition.
Excellent used shfit knob. Still has grain on the top and rubber is strong and tight. Fits all W123 from 1977 to 1985 as well.
SUPER good used intact rubber instrument cluster hold-in gasket. This is what holds the cluster tight into the dash. These often get damaged and the cluster housing won't stay in the dash. Hard to find good ones.
Circuit boards can also fail causing intermittent fuel and temperature gauge readings. Oil pressure gauge can leak oil. Before ordering please confirm wire plug Location. This one has multipin wire plug near the top of the cluster. Newer models have wiring plug towards the bottom.
Good used steering wheel as shown. Not perfect. It is worn almost smooth at top and left side but rubber is solid on the wheel ring and DOES NOT twist. No gouges, rubber missing or damage. Horn pad not included.
For ONE 116, 123 and 126 Chassis Sedans, Coupes or Wagon Seat Bottom. This unique kit is designed to help you repair and restore one broken down front seat bottom so common in the 116, 123 and 126 chassis Mercedes built from 1973 to 1991.
Fits all chassis: 107, 114, 115, 116, 123, 126, 201 and 124. This repair manual is written for all Mercedes models from the early 1970s up to the later 1980s.
This complete keyed ignition tumbler installation kit fits 123 chassis 240D, 300D, 300CD and 300TD from 1981 to 1985.
1981 to 1985 240D 300D 300CD 300TD 300SD Complete Ignition Lock and Tumbler Assembly - Assembled and Tested
If your key tumbler fails you will have to drill out your ignition lock to even move your car. When this happens you are better off buying a complete new assembly. You won't even be able to get the black cover cap off, or your old tumbler out.
Replace this part now in your early 123 while the upgrade is still readily available! You many be surprised to discover we have this part at a very reasonable price. FREE installation manual included..
For all 108, 109, 114, 115, 107, 116, 123, 126, 201, and 124 chassis from 1965 to 1995. I wrote this repair guide to show you how to properly remove your instrument cluster and replace worn or failing components.
For all 123 chassis cars sedans, coupes and wagons from 1977 to 1985. Why a glove box manual? Of all the Mercedes glove boxes I have worked with from the early 1950s up to the mid 1990s, the 123 chassis glove box has proven to be the one that needs the most attention AND
New quality rubberized shift boot for all 240D 1974 to 1983. Will also fit European 300D with four speed manual transmission.
Interior water leaks are very common. More so on the older 108, 116, 114, 115. 123, and 126 chassis than on the 201 and 124 chassis. This is largely due to the fact that the older models used rubber seals on the rear glass and on the front windshield (except the 126).
Understanding how an inside rear view mirror is mounted is essential for proper removal and replacement. The mirror can be easily damaged if you do not know the tricks to getting it snapped back into the mounting bracket in the head liner.
In this video Kent shares his technique for removing a padded steering wheel on most 107, 114, 115, 116, 123, 126, and 201 to 1985 chassis. These are the models WITHOUT an airbag.
In this video Kent shares his secrets on how to make the inside of an old Benz look like new again. Now granted, you must have a reasonably good car to start with. He is not going to show you how to reupholster, change seats and door panels, etc.
Very good used driver side seat should harness latch as shown. Fits only late W123. Do not order by year or model.
Good used as shown. No excessive wear. Vinyl in still soft.
These will fit any W123 sedan, coupe, or wagon, but they came on the 1980 and 1981 models. They are not perfect or mint. They have some wrinkles, the mirror is good on the right side, and they are not all deteriorated inside on the padding. Please do not purchase if you are expecting super nice.
The plastic seat adjustment handles are now one of the most common failure items on all 116 chassis sedans from 1973 to 1980 and all 123 chassis sedans, wagons and coupes from 1977 to 1985. It is just the nature of old plastic.
In this video, Kent will show you the step-by-step procedures for replacing your broken seat adjustment handle in 1973 to 1985 W116 and W123 Mercedes-Benz sedans, coupes and wagons.
Good used part that has been repaired and reinforced by Kent with his custom kit. Latch assembly and spring completely intact and working properly. This one that has good plastic hole reinforcements where it mounts to the hinges. See products below for special tool to install and adjust.
Nice set of seats as shown out of 1980 wagon complete with head rests. These must be picked up in Bellingham, Wa.
Exceptional nice original cover as shown. Only one light switch is included. No scratches, gouges and both tabs intack.
Good used solid glove box with hardware as shown.
When you remove the old sunroof panel (1985 and older) from you Benz you will probably notice that the edges of the vinyl have come loose from the metal strapping. You will allow notice just how dirty it is once you have it out of the car and into the light.
Good used worning original speakers with wiring plugs. No tears in speaker material.
This kit can help you apply the very best rubber and vinyl protectant in the world with efficiency and ease. It is great for that final detailing in the engine compartment to seal and protect all those plastic and rubber parts.
Very good used assembly. Smooth key operation on a very hard to find tumbler and lock assembly. These earlly 123 units are not longer available. Comes with electrical switch, vacuum switch, chrome ring and wiring plug with cut wires. Does not include the switch for the buzzer.
Oil leaks at the oil pressure gauge are becoming an increasing problem, particularly on the 1981 to 1985 turbo diesel models. You will discover it when you see wetness at the bottom lip of your instrument cluster or you find oil leaking on your feet or legs.
Oil leaks at the oil pressure gauge are becoming an increasing problem on the 123 chassis, particularly on the 1977 to 1985 diesel models. You will discover it when you see wetness at the bottom lip of your instrument cluster or you find oil leaking on your feet or legs!
Interior water leaks are becoming more common in the 123 chassis sedans, wagons and coupes. Kent believes the reasons are twofold. 1. The W123 is still used all over the world as a daily driver. Thus use, exposure to the elements and age = leaks. 2.
For all 108 109 114 115 107 116 123 126 201 and 124 Chassis 1968 to 1995 including those models that have a special cable installed to keep the transmission locked until the key was turned.
When you are out looking to buy an older Mercedes in this time period you have to be careful. You have heard that these old Benz (particularly the diesels) can go forever! So why is mileage that important. Because contrary to those "myths" they do not go forever without impeccable maintenance.
Good used housing with good clear plastic and good light tunnels. If your W123 dash lights are real dim it could be that this part will need to be replaced. Your plastic housing and tunnels for the dash lights could be melted.
From my experience the only thing that goes wrong with the front seat back pockets is the top bungie cord that holds the net up wears out (loses its “spring”) and sags badly. When was the last time you saw a 1973 to early 1990's seat back netting that was NOT sagging???