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.
If your 380SL or SLC key is stuck or is sticking this may be your only option for repair! New tumbler and key assemblies for these cars are no longer being made.New O.E. steering lock with special tumbler and two keys as shown.
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 $$$.
This video is not only going to show you how to remove and replace the “SNAP cap” style tumbler, but it also going to explain the theory of operation and how to avoid certain pitfalls when doing this job yourself. And YES, there are pit falls.
This video is not only going to show you how to remove and replace the “screw cap” style tumbler, but it also going to explain the theory of operation and how to avoid certain pitfalls when doing this job yourself. And YES, there are pit falls.
If you have been around old Mercedes for any length of time, you have probably run into a problem with your ignition key starting to "stick" or one that would not turn. This problem can leave you stranded and could cost hundreds of dollars to fix $$$.
Original first aid kit as shown. Not to be used - but good for show. I can not confirm is all the original items are inside. Sold as is.
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.
This assortment was removed from a 126 sedan with navy blue interior. This is NOT a complete set of hardware and trim. Only misc peices. What you see is what you get. Study picture carefully.
Super nice front speaker covers in chocolate brown with good mesh. Could easily be painted blue or black.
This one is super nice. Looks like it has never had ashes in it nor has the lighter been used any. Good chrome, good wood.
Super good used rear view mirror as shown. Has NO small cracks in the ball socket and holds very tight. Mirror and frame in great cosmetic condition.
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.
Excellent used instrument removed from a 125,000 mile 300SD. Good work tach and clock.
Appears to be a recent replacement. Not new buy teeth are not rusty and hardly any wear. You an also see the motor was spliced in. So you will have to splice your wiring. Check out Kent’s video if you need instructions on how to install.
This is an above average used door check strap. It was removed from a rear door so I does not have the usual wear associate with front door checks. No cracks in the cast frame. This will fit either right or left front or rear doors.
Set of chrome covers that go where the right side mirror should mount. No screws included.
Good seal to hold the cluster into the dash. If this gets damaged you cluster will not hold in tight to the dash opening. Most of the rubber gets very hard over time. This one is near perfect. No nicks and still super super soft!
Good used plate as shown. Chrome is excellent. No peeling. No small screw included. Does have the three tabs broken off on the back side but still fits well. You may have to use a dab of silicone sealant or goop to hold the bottom edge tight.
Very good used. Good chrome and not sloppy hinge.
This video covers the step-by-step VERY detailed procedure for removing the W201 rear door panel, inspecting and lubrication components inside, and replacing the door panel without damage. This is why it is 30 minutes long! Kent really covers the subject in DETAIL!
Although not perfect, this may be one of the better 116 center dash wood pieces you will find. No major damage in the wood or finish, But there are a couple very fine line (hard to see) cracks in the finish coming off the bottom corners of the switch cutout.
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.
If your 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 lock out feature in these cars, if you can not turn the key on - you can not even move the car off the road.
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).
It is not as easy to remove the right side underdash panel in the 126 chassis as you might think. There are a number of hidden fasteners, some of which can be a little confusing as to how to remove properly. Kent has seen a lot of broken and damaged panels that confirm this.
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.
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.
You will need to remove the W126 chassis center console upper wood panel when replacing the climate control switch panel, replacing any of the upper switches, replacing burned out light bulbs and /or when remove the center console or the upper dash.
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.
This is for passenger side. It will fit the driver side but you will not have the wire for the seat belt buzzer. Make sure this will fit your style shoulder harness. SEE PICTURE.
This one may be the best you will ever see. Engine temp sensor wire is still soft and pliable and works perfectly. You can use this in any W108 6 cylinder but the speedo gearing may be slightly different due to different rear end ratios. Check speedo part number in the picture.
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.
SUPER NICE. Very good chrome. No flaking and all taps on back side 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.