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$19.50

Late W123 and W126 Cigarette Lighter - USED

Fits 1981 to 1991 W123 and W126 - may fit others with similar design

Cosmetic replacement. Very nice looking cigarette light, but I have not tested so can not confirm if it works or not. I may work fine but can not guarantee. Priced accordingly. Not returnable. 

$19.95

HD Diesel Engine Glow Plug Circuit Tester

Every diesel owner should have one of these in the trunk to quickly test glow plug functions

A 12 volt test light is a very handy tool to have when working on any car but it is particularly important if you have a old diesel. This tool will allow you to quickly determine if there is power getting to your glow plugs, and if not where the power is breaking down.

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Mercedes Ignition Switch Buzzer - On Demand Video
$2.99

How to Replace a Mercedes Ignition Key Lock Buzzer Switch - On Demand Video

When replacing a steering lock this little black switch can be a pain to get off

When replacing the steering lock assembly in your Benz you will need to remove that little black plastic switch on the side of the lock from the old one and put it on the new part. You can not pry it off, squeeze it off or pull it off by hand. 

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Using Lipo Batteries - On Demand Video
$3.99

How to Use Small Lithium Polymer Batteries to Work on Your Car - On Demand Video

If you are into RC (radio control) you will already have these batteries and special charger

Tired of lugging around heavy batteries or battery boosters to test electrical components in your car? It does not have to be a Mercedes. It does not even have to be a car. Anything that runs off 12 volt DC power can be tested by these small, light weight but very powerful batteries.

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Rear Power Window Test - On Demand Video
$4.99

Troubleshooting Rear Door Power Window Failure

Electrical diagnosis can be done without removing door panel

If your rear door power window is not moving or the motor is not making any noise, it could be a failed motor, rear door switch, front switch or even a wiring problem. Trying to narrow down the problem can be frustrating unless you know the proper troubleshooting sequence.

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Temperature Gauge Fix - On Demand Video
$6.99

Faulty Engine Temperature Gauge Troubleshooting and Repair - On Demand Video

Learn from this challenge some basic automotive electrical troubleshooting procedures

If your engine temperature gauge is not reading at all, you need to fix it before you keep driving the car. To ignore this could lead to major engine failure, since you will have no way to get an adequate warning that your engine is about to overheat.

$112.00

1990 to 1995 6 Cylinder Diesel Glow Plug Relay

For 126 chassis 350SD 350SDL, 124 Chassis 1995 E300D and 140 Chassis 300SD and S350 ONLY in those years

Special price only 6 available. New Aftermarket Glow Plug Relay for models and years listing. PLEASE NOTE: cover is not included. You will have to use that from your old relay. Easy install. No instructions included.

$98.50

Late 616 617 Diesel High Performance Glow Plug Relay

1981 to 1985 240D 300D 300CD 300TD 300SD - Faster smoother starts in COLD WEATHER!

Looking for better-staring performance? Are your glow system lights not coming on on your dash even after replacing the glow plugs? It it taking way too long for the glow light to go out ( it should only be on 5 to 10 seconds)?

$3.80

30 Amp Strip Fuse 2 pak- High Amp Draw Components

Primary use for fans and heating units on late 126 and 107 , 201 and 124 Chassis

Yes, there may be a fuse inside or outside your fuse box that controls your heater blower motor or another high amp draw electrical component. Most of the separate fuse holders require a 30 amp fuse. You may find a funny looking bent fuse inside your fuse box.

$2.95

80 AMP Glow Relay Strip Fuse - 3 Pack

300D 300CD 300TD 300SD 300SDL 190D

Fits chassis 116 123 126 124 and 201 Diesels with pencil glow plugs, from 1978 to 1989. This includes the OM617, OM601, OM602, and OM603 engines.  They also work on 1977 to 1979 300D 300CD and 300TD with series glow plugs. This pack includes three individual fuses.

$89.95

Diesel PENCIL Glow Plug Relay Manual Override Kit

Alternative to expensive factory preglow relay on 1980 to 1993 diesels W116 W123 W126 W201 W124 and W140

Can be installed on the following models:  Please read carefully. All Turbo 116 and 126 300SD 1978 to 1985. All 123 turbo and non turbo 240D 300D 300CD 300TD 1980 to 1985. 1984 to 1989 201 190D. 1986 to 1991 126 300SDL 350SD and 350SDL. 1986 to 1993 124 300D and 300TD.

On Demand Video
$4.99

Waking Up an Old Benz That Has Sat for Years Part 2 - On Demand Video

After getting the engine running what's next?

When an old Mercedes ( or any other car for that matter ) has sat idle for over a year it can be a challenge to get it safely back on the road again. If it has sat idle for more than 5 years you may find it difficult to even get the engine running.

$89.00

1977 to 1985 W116 R107 W123 and W126 Electric Auxiliary Fan

Replace that noisy annoying fan with new! For 450SEL, 450SL, 450SLC, 300SD, 380SEL, 380SL, 380SLC, 240D, 300D, 300CD, 300TD, 280E and 280CE

This is a high-quality ACM aftermarket part. The fan runs smooth and air movement is very strong.

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$8.99

Single Wire O2 Sensor Installation Instructions - On Demand Video

For 1980 to 1985 gas 6 and 8 cylinder models with oxygen sensor installed.

Is your old gas engine running a little rough? There could be lots of reasons for this but if you have good compression, good plugs and wires you might consider replacing your O2 sensor even if your warning light is not showing up. This is an easy DIY job.

$29.85

1981 to 1985 6 and 8 Cylinder Single Wire O2 Sensor Installation Kit

Fits 280E 280CE 380SL 380SEC 380SE 380SEL 500SL 500SEL with oxygen sensor installed

This is a part that hardly ever gets changed and it is an easy DIY job if you can access under your Benz. Make sure your model fits those described and has an O2 sensor installed. You can confirm that by the existance of a o2 sensor warning light on your dash.

$38.95

Late W116 Early W126 Pair of Hirschmann Parts Antennas - USED

If you are trying to restore your original metal case antenna these parts will help!

Only one available as shown. This pair of parts antennas are the exact parts you will receive. I do not know the reason why they do not work. I did not take the time to test each component so there are no guarantees.

On Demand Video
$12.99

How to Test and Troubleshoot Your Power Antenna Wiring - On Demand Video

Applies to most all models from the early 1970's to the early 1990's

This 17-minute video will cover the removal of an old Hirschmann power antenna and then Kent will show you how to troubleshoot the wiring plug in the car to see if you are getting proper power back to the antenna. No sense in replacing a faulty antenna until you make sure your wiring is OK!

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$14.99

How to Install an Aftermarket Power Antenna in Your W116, W123 or W126 - On Demand Video

Applies directly to the models listed and indirectly to others in the 1980's and early 1990's

In this xx-minute long video, Kent will show you how to install our aftermarket power antenna in your 116, 123, or 123 sedan or coupe. Removal of your old antenna is not covered in this on-demand video but it is very straightforward once you remove the inner fender well panel.

$68.00

W116 W123 W126 Aftermarket Power Antenna Replacement Kit

An inexpensive and reliable alternative complete with Kent's detailed install and wiring video instructions.

Power Hirschmann antennas are no longer available new. It is possible to remove and repair the old Hirschmanns if you are willing to dig in and spend time cleaning, adjusting, lubing, etc.

$230.00

Early W126 Sedan Original Hirschmann Power Antenna Refurbished

Fits 1981 to 1983 300SD 380SE 380SEL 500SEL - may fit some 1984 early models but you must check your style of antenna BEFORE ordering.

This original power antenna has been inspected, cleaned, lubricated, adjusted, and tested in our shop. New Antenna mast installed. This one is in super nice condition. See the video below for the process. 

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$12.99

How to Remove a Window Regulator When Motor Won't Run - On Demand Video

This technique was filmed on a W126 sedan "stuck" front window regulator. Principles will apply to most power windows 1970 to 1995 but not all.

When the motor won't move the window down you can not get to the bolts that hold the regulator to the glass. So then how can you get it out of the door!  What a pain! In this xxx minute video Kent will show you what you need to do in order to get a "stuck" power window regulator out of a door.

$26.95

1968 to 1995 Most Models Fuse Box Basic Service Kit - Without Tool

Fuses, supplies, and video instructions (below) to restore most older fuse boxes to better than original condition. TOOL NOT INCLUDED IN BASIC SERVICE KIT

So you think the fuses in your old Mercedes fuse box are fine and have no need for service. Sometimes fuses may look ok at first glance, but if you are having some unexplained and/or intermittent electrical problems, then you might want to take a closer look - and I mean real CLOSE!

$38.95

1968 to 1995 Most Models Fuse Box Ultimate Service Kit

Fuses, supplies, tools and video instructions (below) to restore most older fuse boxes to better than original condition.

So you think the fuses in your old Mercedes fuse box are fine and have no need for service. Sometimes fuses may look ok at first glance, but if you are having some unexplained and/or intermittent electrical problems, then you might want to take a closer look - and I mean real CLOSE!

$2.75

16 AMP Red Fuses - 5 PK

These are quality anodized aluminum replacement fuses. The copper alloy ones we use to sell are no longer available!

We sell the best aluminum ones available. These are the new style high quality anodized aluminum replacements to help prevent corrosion at the tips.  Much better than the original aluminum ceramic fuses.  Pack of five 16 amp fuses as shown.

$3.75

Unique Brass Brushes for Cleaning Electrical Contacts in Tight Locations

Two different ends for different applications. Small end is very narrow. Ideal brush for cleaning fuse box contacts.

Kent has found so many uses for this little brush that he can hardly count them. On the top of his list is using this brush to clean out the typical corrosion on the fuse box contacts. Watch the video and you will see what this brush is ideal. 

$38.50

Premium 12 Volt Battery Tender / Maintainer Installation Kit with Video instructions

Quickly disconnect and reconnect to your car's battery - SAVE your battery and know it will always start!

This is a must-have if you have a prized Benz or any car you don't drive often!! If you let any of your cars sit for long periods ( generally over 30 days) without driving them, you can ruin your battery, especially if you let it go completely dead.

$7.50

Electrical Female Plug Contact Cleaner Brush and Anti-corrosion Kit

Four different sizes of stiff nylon brushes to get into those small plug holes with dielectric grease and applicators

The electrical plugs on 1995 and older Mercedes have a tendency to corrode when exposed to high moisture enviornments. When they do corrode - you will not see the corrosion - and you can end up having all kinds of weird electrical problems.

$14.75

Ceramic Fuse Easy Install Tool with Custom Jaws

Fastest, easiest and most secure way to remove and replace the fuses in your fuse box. Version 2 now with improved gripping head to get into tight places.

After years of "fighting" fuse replacement, Kent finally decided he had had enough!  And so is born another special tool. It is designed specifically to securely grab hold of a ceramic fuse and remove it from and replace it back into the fuse box with very minimal exertion and no damage.

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Power Tilting Sunroof Motor Removal, Service and Repair - On Demand Video
$14.99

Tilting Sunroof Part 4: Motor Drive Assembly Removal, Service and Repair - On Demand Video

Anytime a cable or motor is damaged the entire assembly must come out and be inspected and cleaned

Kent explains why it is important to to remove and open up the motor assembly anytime you are replacing a damaged cable. On the bench he explains the workings of the motor and transmission and shows close up examples of what each of the different components do.

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Battery Connection Troubleshooting and Maintenance - On Demand Video Instruction
$2.99

Battery Connection Troubleshooting and Maintenance - On Demand Video

Extremely critical on later cars with on board computer systems

In this video Kent explains some of the key reasons for poor battery contact and loss of voltage to important electrical components.  If you want your later model Mercedes to run a peak performance pay attention to your battery.

$32.50

TOOTHED Antenna Mast for Hirschmann Power Antenna W123 W126 w/INSTRUCTIONS

DOES NOT FIT WAGONS OR COUPES -- SEDANS ONLY - What the video below to confirm the type you need.

 IMPORTANT NOTE: We do not sell replacement antenna masts by year and model. We have run across too many problems with confusion, interchangeability, and previously swapped antennas. We sell a SMOOTH TAIL mast and a TOOTH TAIL mast.

PDF
$2.95

Fuse Box Upgrade Instructions By Kent Bergsma - Download

 Have you been having electrical problems in your older Mercedes? Maybe you have taken the fuse box cover off and wiggled a few fuses and it has solved the problem for a while. You probably noticed corrosion on the tips of the old aluminum fuses.

PDF
$9.95

60x Parallel Glow Plug Replacement By Kent Bergsma - Download

Manual by Kent Bergsma: Book 4 of a 5 Book series

Covers 190D 300D 300TD 300SDL 350SD 350SDL 1984 - 1993. Book 4 in our glow plug series explains how to properly remove and replace the glow plugs in the OM 601 602 and 603 diesel engines from 1984 to 1993. 

$24.95
Currently out of stock.

Battery Tender (Trickle Charger) Installation Kit

NO LONGER AVAILABLE. Please see related products below for our premium upgrade of this charger kit.

This is a must-have if you have a prized Benz or any car you don't drive often!! If you let any of your cars sit for long periods ( generally over 30 days) without driving them, you can ruin your battery, especially if you let it go completely dead.

$85.00

124 Late 126 Flasher Multifunction Relay

Fits all 124 chassis 1986 to 1995 and all 126 sedans and SEC coupes 1986 to 1991

This is referred to as the multifunction relay that controls, turn signal, hazard, wiper delay and rear window defroster. If you hare having problems with any of those check fuses first - then suspect relay.

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