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How to Use Kent's New Instrument Cluster Removal Tools - On Demand Video

Tips and tricks to get those stubborn clusters out of the dash

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.


R107 W116 W123 W126 W201 W124 R129 W140 Instrument Cluster Removal Tools

With Free Video Instructions - For most models from 1972 to 1999

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.

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Replacing and Servicing Screw Cap Style Ignition Key Tumbler Assemblies - On Demand Video

For select models 1975 to 1989. With the right tools and knowledge you can do this yourself sitting in the car!

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.


Screw Cap Style Ignition Tumbler Service and Replacement Tool Kit

Do tumbler service and replacement inside the car with Kent's custom tools and FREE detailed VIDEO instructions

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 $$$.


1977 TO 1980 W123 Black Plastic Shift Cover - USED

Can replace a bad wood cover - cutout for early larger flasher unit - for manual hand crank windows

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.


W123 300TD Wagon Spare Tire Hold Down Plate

Fits 1979 to 1985 300TD Only

Excellent used part as shown. Not perfect but has very good cad plating for its age and good threads as shown. Good washer and rubber seal.


W123 W126 Glove Box Hinge Adjustment and Removal Tool

Now removal of that difficult round slotted nut has never been easier - plus it pops the clips out.

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.


Early W123 Instrument Cluster Plastic Housing w/ Rubber Seal - USED

79K BEST WE HAVE EVER SEEN. Early 77 to 79 triangle point turn signal and RARE metal light channel - Free On Demand Video Included

Good used housing with good clear plastic that is NOT scratched or had the face pulled off and reglued. One of the best we have recently seen. Unmolested. The  light tunnels are good and have the early metal style (not the plastic that warps.


Lower Front Seat Spring Sag Repair and Restoration Kit

For ONE 116, 123 and 126 Chassis Sedans, Coupes or Wagon Seat Bottom

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.


Front Seat Repair Manual by Kent Bergsma

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.


1980 to 1985 240D 300D 300CD 300TD and 81 to 87 126 300SD 300SDL

Only fits years and models noted. Will NOT fit W116 or R107 models ( See related products below), Now comes with both Kent's PDF written manual and new 44 min. video. Electrical switch available separately see related products below.

As of the summer of 2020 steering locks for these old diesels are no longer being manufactured! Your only option if your key is sticking ( and you already tried replacing the tumbler and key) is to try to find a good used unit or a new old stock unit in some warehouse.

123 Glove Box Maintenance and Repair Guide

123 Glove Box Maintenance and Repair Guide - by Kent Bergsma

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

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Chasing Interior Water Leaks in Older Mercedes Benz - On Demand Video

Part 1: Chasing Interior Water Leaks in Older Mercedes Benz - On Demand Video

Example of diagnosing a severe water leak in a W124 chassis wagon. Principles apply to many models.

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).

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Removing and Replacing an Inside Rear View Mirror

Removing and Replacing an Inside Rear View Mirror - On Demand Video

Hard enough to remove and almost impossible to reinstall by hand unless...

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.

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Detailing the Interior of an Older Mercedes Benz by Kent Bergsma

Extreme Detailing Part 1: Interior Carpets, Upholstery, and Panels - On Demand Video

Learn how to use some unique products make the job easier, faster and more enjoyable

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.


W114 W115 W116 W123 Front Seat Attachment Bolt Set (8)

Replace those old corroded bolts with heavy duty zinc plated new bolts.

These are very high quality bolts. Same 8mm thread and small 10mm head as the originals. 8 is enough for two front seats.

This is a sample of the nut plate they go into on the back attach point on the W123 front seats.


W116 and W123 Full Set of Seat Adjustment Replacement Handles

Made in the U.S.A. in our shop. Designed by Kent to be stronger and with a more comfortable grip.

You can purchase these individually, but you might want to consider replacing all four at the same time. If one is broken others are not far behind. Watch Kent's video below to see what happened to him and why he decided to manufacture these himself. 


W123 Glove Box Hardware - USED

For all 123 sedans coupes and wagons. 1977 to 1985

Study the picture carefully. This is exactly what you will receive.   Only one available

Currently out of stock.

W116 W123 Seat Track Hardware

You lose some of these screws or bolts hard to find replacements

Used seat track hardware as shown. 

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W123 Wood Shift Cover Rear Hold Down Pin Repair - On Demand Video

Requires the plastic part we sell to fix the problem. This video is free with the purchase of that part. See related products below.

This 10-minute instructional video will show you how to remove the center shift cover wood piece, replace the broken pin in the back, and reinstall the cover back into your W123. 


W123 Wood Shift Cover Rear Hold Down Replacement Pin w/ Video Instructions

These are always broken off! We custom make these here.

Fits all models 1976 to 1985 with a wood shift cover. 240D 300D 300CD 300TD 230E 280E and 280TE.  A very common issue that plagues almost all W123s. The factory pin in the back on the wood shift cover seems to always break off, leaving the wood piece loose in the center console.


123 300TD Wagon Rear Hatch Release and Locking Mechanism Undamaged - USED

Excellent condition. Fits Late 1981 - 1985 300TD Wagons Only -- GOOD Handle attachment tab intact

Very hard to find with the pull tab intact for the chrome inside handle. Most are broken off. If this mechanism is all corroded you may not even get your hatch open. This one came out of a very clean wagon with no corrosion and the mechanism operates smoothly. Chrome handle not included.

Currently out of stock.

W123 LEFT Side Manual Mirror Inside Chrome Cover Plate - NICE USED

DRIVER side chrome cover for all sedans and wagons W123 with manually adjusting left outside mirror - pin intact with clip

ONLY TWO LEFT! Works on all 123 sedans and wagons from 1977 to 1985 with LEFT side manually adjusting mirror. These are hard to find with the top pin intact along with the littler wire clip (included as shown below).  Both clips on the bottom are there also. No chipping or corrosion in chrome.

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W123 Instrument Cluster Removal Procedure Without Damage - On Demand Video

For all 123 sedans, coupes, and wagons 1977 to 1985 - Special tools are required see related products

In the video instruction, Kent will show you the step-by-step procedure on how to safely remove the instrument cluster from the dash. It will require our special dash pull tools that can be purchased separately.


W123 Separated Dash Wood Repair Kit

Includes the best glue and Kent's lengthy (23 minute) video instructions

Tired of trying to get your bent dash wood to stick to the dash? Have you tried to glue it or use tape only to have it loosen or fall off again? This new kit Kent put together will solve the loose dash wood problem once and for all.

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How to Glue the Dash Wood Back in Place So it Will Stay - On Demand Video

Specific instructions for the 1977 to 1985 W123 chassis ( which are losing their dash wood right and left ) but principles apply to other models.

This is a very common problem on the W123. The wood will just fall off someday. Worse when the car is left outside or in a hot climate.


W123 Passenger Front Seat Track Assembly Complete - USED

Fits 1977 to 1985 240D, 300D, 300TD, and 280E. Has the height adjuster so can be installed in a 240D that only has the fore and aft adjustment.

Good right, front 123 seat track assembly as shown. Above-average condition with excellent black plastic side and front seat pull handles. Screws and other hardware as shown are included. Seat tracks will need to be lubricated before installation. 

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How in Make and Install a New Plastic Sheet Door Liner - On Demand Video

Kent will show you his tips and tricks on replacing an old damaged door liner quickly with results that are better than factory!

This video will not only save the condition of your door panel, but it will save you a lot of time and frustration when you go to replace a door panel after doing maintenance inside your door. Those old plastic film liners always seem to be torn, ripped, and downright ugly.


1975 to 1985 Automatic Shifter Knob and Indicator Cover - USED

Fits late W114, W115, W116 and all W123 Chassis. Does not fit the W126 models.

Only the shift knob and the plastic cover as shown included here. Very good letter indicators. Very nice chrome trim. This is only the knob and cover. Does not include the mechanical shifter mechanism which is located under this cover  (see related below).


Late 123 PASSENGER Front Seat Shoulder Harness Latch - USED

ONLY FITS SOME MODELS at end of W123 production - see picture below to make sure your male locking insert is the same style as yours

Only one available. Make sure yours is an exact match before ordering. Good clean and strong latching mechanism. NOTE: This will also work for the driver seat. You just won't have the wiring for the seat belt buzzer. 

Your male harness insert MUST LOOK THE SAME as this picture. 


Late 123 Driver Front Seat Shoulder Harness Latch - USED

ONLY FITS SOME MODELS at end of W123 production- see picture below to make sure your male locking insert is the same style as yours

Only one available. Make sure yours is an exact match before ordering. Good clean and strong latching mechanism. 

Your male harness insert MUST LOOK THE SAME as this picture. 


Front Seat Padding Booster Kit

For worn or collapsed padding on W114, W115, W116, W123 and W126 chassis seats with digital instructions ( PDF and Video)

If you have a reasonably good front seat bottom that is just a little HARD to sit on for any length of time then this "booster" kit may help solve your problem.

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Front Lower Seat Cushion Restoration - On Demand Video

Here is the solution to aching "buns." Applies to W114 W115 W116 W123 and Early W126 1973 to 1985

Our seat spring repair kit has been a great success! It can easily repair sagging on broken front seat springs. But what about seat padding. A  lot of the older ( 1970's to 1980's glued fiber seat padding can crush down and even disintegrate over time.

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W116 W123 Seat Adjustment Plastic Handle Replacement - On Demand Video

Detailed instructions on removing a broken handle and installing our "bolt on" replacement without removing the seat!

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.


Late W123 Shift Cover Wood w/ Switches - USED

Fits 1982 to 1985 123 with power right side mirror - 300D 300CD and 300TD

This is an above-average wood console piece considering many we have seen in the past few years. But it is not perfect. The wood is good but there are some cracks in the clear finish. The rear pin has been replaced on the backside. If you are looking for perfect show quality please do not order.

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Sunroof Headliner Panel Gluing and Cleaning

For all NON tilting sunroofs from 1962 to 1985

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.