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On Demand Video

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 $$$.


W123 300TD Turbo Wagon Original Factory Owners Manual Set

Dated 1983. Will apply to 1981 to 1985 300TD for U.S. market. Study the pictures carefully. Manuals you will receive are exactly as shown. Owner's handbook set for the glove box.

Set of owner’s manuals as shown. These are not perfect but above average condition. The actual owner's handbook is in good condition with a little wear on top edge of the cover. Includes all booklets as shown along with original plastic case. 


Late W116 Automatic Climate Control Surround Wood - Excellent Used

Fits most U.S. 116 Chassis 450SE 450SEL 280S 280SE 300SD 6.9 1977 to 1980

This was for a non-sunroof model, but as you can see on the back side, there is a factory cutout that will allow you to stall your own sunroof switch. Although not perfect, this may be one of the better 116 center dash wood pieces you will find.


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.

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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 the Easy Way

Part of Kent's $2 tip video collection. The tip will only cost $2 but you could save considerable money and grief by watching this 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.


1962 to 1985 Manual Seat Track Lubrication Kit

For all models with manually adjusting seats. Includes special FULL synthetic non-smelly lubrication and new bolts.

You can not believe how easy it is to move and adjust your old seat after lubrication the tracks with this amazing lubricant! You will receive two full tubes plus the extension nozzle. This is more than enough lube to do the seats with four tracks on each side.


W116 Sedan Door Lock Knob Threaded Rod Set - USED

One front door and one rear door included. Excellent threads and straight. Fit right or left side.

These fit all W116 from 1973 to 1980. You will often find these bent or broken. Door panel must be removed to replace them.

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1965 to 1991 Sedans and Wagons Plastic Door Liner Replacement Instructions - On Demand Video

Covers plastic sheet replacement only. Does NOT cover removing or replacing the door panel itself.

In this 17-minute video instruction, Kent walks you through the steps to install his door liner kit using thick, clear, and high-quality plastic sheets on both front and rear doors. A W123 sedan is shown here, but the principles are similar for other chassis. 


1972 to 1985 Automatic Transmission Shifter Shaft Replacement Bushings

For almost all W114 W115 R107 W116 and W123 Shifters that look like the one pictured below

Think age here. Many of these shifters on our classic Mercedes are starting to get loose inside the shifter, and when the old bushings fail, you will get a lot of slop side to side when you shift between gears. Note: These bushings are different from the bushing that go on the shift levers.


1965 to 1985 Front Seat Adjustment Handle Upgrade

For W111 W113 W108 W109 W114 W115 W116 and W123

If your front seat fore and aft adjustment handle is cracked or broken, we have the right replacement upgrade for you, which is stronger and more comfortable to pull on. This is a beginner DIY job on most seats. You cut and chisel the old handle off and bolt on this new handle.


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.


1976 to 1980 280SE 450SE 450SEL 450SL 450SLC Steering Lock and Switch Assembly Complete - USED

Ready for installation. With buzzer switch and good electrical switch. Smooth key operation.

This was removed from a vehicle and was tested. ONLY ONE KEY but it is the low-security key so easy to get a duplicate made. Very good key movement, good working electrical switch, and door buzzer switch mounted. Fits Early 107 and later W116 chassis only ( see list in title )

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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.

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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.


W116 Front Leather Seat Lower Cushion - Used

Only fits seats with pleated leather. Vinyl ( MB text) uses a different pad

Good used seat pad as shown. Not perfect but better than most. May need additional foam in the center section to suit your "sitting" style. 


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.


W116 300SD Instrument Cluster Housing w/ Tach and Clock

Missing gauges as shown. Tach and clock HAVE NOT BEEN TESTED

Cosmetically in excellent condition. If your cluster housing is faded, gouged or the plastic face scratched this is the replacement you want. No dash seal OR dimmer switch. Have not tested clock or tach.  No guarantees. No return. Priced accordingly. 

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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.

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One Way to Determine Actual Mileage on an Old Benz - On Demand Video

Determining the Actual Mileage on Most 1973 to 1989 Models - On Demand Video

Don't get fooled when you go to buy an Mid 1970's to Late 1980's Mercedes - Odometers can lie!

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.


Front Seat Back Net Pocket Repair Kit - W/ FREE Illustrated Instructions

Finally an inexpensive and simple solution to the sagging net problem on many seats from 1973 to 1995 now with both PDF and video instructions.

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???


Front Seat Repair Manual by Kent Bergsma - Download

Fits all chassis: 107, 114, 115, 116, 123, 126, 201 and 124

Is your drivers seat starting to sag more than it use to? Are you finding it is just not comfortable any more on long trips? Maybe it tips to one side and you are constantly trying to compensate your weight to the other side.


Instrument Cluster Removal and Component Replacement By Kent Bergsma - Download

For all 108, 109, 114, 115, 107, 116, 123, 126, 201, and 124 chassis from 1965 to 1995

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. (NOTE: This is not a detailed manual on how to repair the components.


Late W116 Automatic Climate Control Wood Panel - Used

Fits 1977-1980 300SD 450SE 450SEL 6.9 with automatic climate control.

Very Good used wood piece. Hard to find in this condition. For models without sunroofs but can be modified for models with a sunroof by cutting out the trim hole. Wood superb. The finish is almost perfect except for two very small hairline cracks at the lower corners of the big cut-out.


Late 107 116 Chassis Turn Signal Switch Assembly

Order only by Vin # as explained below

Description: For late 450SL, 450SLC, 450SE, 450SEL as noted below. Fits ALL 300SD 1978 to 1980. Please note that the cruise control lever is not included. You will use that from your old unit. No instructions but easy and straightforward to install.

Mercedes Benz 450SE


Trim and Rubber Seal E6000 General Purpose Adhesive

Need a strong, flexible glue joint on rubber seals, dash wood, side trim, bumper rubber, etc - this is the best!

Over the years I have used many different products to try to adhere chrome and trim pieces to body and interior panels. None has performed better for me than E6000. Silicone glue can't compete. When dry it holds like nothing else.


Mercedes 123 240D 300D 300CD and 116 300SD Original U.S. First Aid Kit (Used)

All white will original internals

This is an original first aid kit. It came out of a 1981 300D.  Contents look mostly complete and are original. I have 2 so it may or may not exactly have everythings inside as shown below.  It probably should not be used as a first aid kit. This should be for original cosmetic purposes only.


Sedan / Wagon Door Seal Instructions and Tools

There are some tricks to getting a replacement seal in properly

Fits 114 115 116 123 and 126 Chassis. This set of detailed PDF instructions and plastic insertion tools with help you remove and install the front and rear door seals in your older Mercedes sedan or wagon.


1970s and 1980s Black Plastic Interior Door Lock Knob- USED

Fits 116 114 115 123 126 and 201 chassis

Good used interior black plastic lock knob, common on most models in the 1970s and 1980s. This has good plastic and good threads. Sold as a single unit, if you need more, just change the quantity at checkout.


116 123 Front Seat Back Tilt Adjusting Knob ( Used )

Fits W116 and early W123 front seats - these break easily - have a spare on hand - special price.

Good used front seat back tilt adjusting knob with all three tabs still intact. One or more of these three tabs often gets broken off when removing - making for a sloppy and loose knob. Check to make sure your current knob matches this design.

116 126 hood release handle

116 126 Chassis Inside Hood Release Handle and Mounting Plate


New inside passenger compartment hood release handle and mounting plate. This fits all 116 chassis sedans from 1973 to 1980 and all 126 sedans and coupes (SEC) from 1981 to 1991. Check yours for cracks now before it completely breaks off!

116 Sedan Driver's Side Window Regulator

116 Sedan Driver's Side Window Regulator w/ Free Video Installation Instructions

Not easy to install if you don't know the tricks. Fits W116 sedan left front from 1973 to 1980 450SE, 450SEL, 280S, 280SE, 300SD

Brand new quality aftermarket regulator. Comes without motor. This is a very common wear item. This is the power window regulator for the Driver's front door. If your driver's window is making bad noises or not going up and down properly this most likely is your problem.


W116 W123 Front Seat FORWARD Pull Handle HD Upgrade

Made in the U.S.A. in our shop. Designed by Kent to be stronger and with a more comfortable grip. Replaces a broken or even a good handle if you want the same comfort on all four.

FITS THE FOLLOWING: all 116 chassis 1973 to 1980 and all 123 chassis sedans, coupes, and wagons. If the forward black plastic seat adjustment handle is cracked or broken (making it hard to adjust the seat) then here is an easy and clever way to fix it without having to take the seat out


W116 and W123 Front Seat SIDE Pull Handle HD UPGRADE

Made in the U.S.A. in our shop. Designed by Kent to be stronger and with a more comfortable grip. Replaces a broken or even a good handle if you want the same comfort on all four.

FITS THE FOLLOWING: all W116 chassis sedans from 1973 to 1980 and all W123 chassis sedans, wagons, and coupes from 1977 to 1985.

New Mercedes Door Switch for Interior Lights

1973 to 1991 Mercedes Door Switch for Interior Lights

Brand New Part

Fits the Following: All 116,123,201,124 and 126 Chassis from 1973-1991.

This is the contact switch that allows the interior light to come on when you open your door. Also applies to the Trunk.