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.
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.
Very 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.
Good used steering wheel as shown. Not perfect. It is worn smooth at top and sides 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
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 cosmetic condition. The knob still has very pronounced grain on it. This is only the knob and cover. Does not include the mechanical shifter mechanism which is located under this cover. Fits 1977 to 1980 116 sedans and 1977 to 1985 123 sedans, coupes, and wagons.
Very good bolt with tight hex. Always use thread locking compound when replacing these bolts. Easy to round out with the wrong tool. See correct tool below:
If you can not find a good replacement wood shifter cover then this might be a good alternative. All black plastic in excellent condition. All clips, as well as the big rear hold-down pin, are intact.
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.
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.
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.
Nut plate and bolt as shown for rear seat hold down on all W123 1976 to 1985. May have slight corrosion on the plate but in good usable condition.
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.
Good used wood piece as shown. No cracks. This is the actual part you will receive. Only one available. NOTE: cutout for control slide.
Good used wood piece as shown. No cracks. This is the actual part you will receive. Only one available.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Good chrome handle with screw included - no damage. Cover can be painted another color to match interior. Screw hole has one small chip out along the edge (see picture) but all four clips on the cover are intact. ONLY ONE AVAILABLE!
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.
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 really 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???