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.
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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?
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 does not turn. This problem can leave you stranded and could cost hundreds of dollars to fix $$$.
If you are having problems with a sticking key a new tumbler a new tumbler and key may or may not fix your problem.
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.
If your 1990 to 1995 W126, W201, or W124 key is starting to stick in the ignition pay attention! Better to replace the part before the key gets stuck leaving you stranded. Because of the lockout feature in these cars, if you can not turn the key on - you can not even move the car off the road.
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.
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.
The driver's side W124 under dash panel can be a little tricky to remove due to all the hidden fasteners. Without knowing where these are and how to get to them, removal can be frustrating and it is easy to break the plastic covers.
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.
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY: This service is currently only available for the 1981 to 1985 W123 and W126 AND you MUST have a key that still turns in the lock. If your key is stuck or broken off, It is extremely more difficult to repair it, if at all. It will also cost considerably more money.
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.
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.
This video is part of the full net repair kit we sell. See related products below. If you choose just to watch this video, you will have to source your own bungee cord and crimping sleeves.
This on demand video only covers the principles of how to get a non-memory power seat in a 1980 to 1990 Mercedes to move forward and backward so you can get to the bolts to remove the seat from the car or remove the seat spring from the track assembly.
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.
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???
201 124 and Late 126 Ignition Tumbler Cylinder Lock Replacement Procedure Instructions by Kent Bergsma - Download
PDF complete detailed step-by-step instructions (4 pages) to walk you through changing out your ignition tumbler.
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.
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.
Also works on W116 300SD motor mount bolts and most older diesel starter motor bolts. This high-quality heavy duty 1/2 inch drive Urrea 10 mm Hex Socket is the tool you will need to remove the center bolt holding your steering wheel to the steering column.
New instrument cluster bulb with socket holder. Sold individually. PLEASE NOTE: This holder is only for the very small warning indicator bulbs, as well as your dash turn signal indicator lights. It is NOT for the larger bulbs that light your dash at night.
For all 107 108 109 114 115 116 123 126 201 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.
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.
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE ORDERING!
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.