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Old 01-06-2010, 03:18 PM
Brian77 Brian77 is offline
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300SD Won't Shut Off Saga Continues

Well, in trying to address the airflow issues I reexamined my work last night by again taking apart the dashboard. I had made the mistake of not replacing the penny clips that hold the bowden cables in place for the center vent sliders and thought that it would be o.k. Well, I was certainly wrong, as the sliders worked horribly and cut off airlow to the center vents. Of course, the only way to reattach the clips was to take off the dash cover. At least the job was easier the second time around, taking only about 6 hours to complete.

So, now I have heat to the side and top vents, but the floor and door heat is weak. At least the car now shuts off, which is what started this ordeal. I know that the vacuum pods are brand new, so I will try to locate the source elsewhere.
'94 E420 - 99K
'12 C300 4 Matic

Previously owned:
'06 CLK 500K Cabriolet
'85 300SD (Old Smokey)
2002 Boxster
2002 C320 (The five-pointed star Mercedes)
1993 300E 3.2 (Dealership's cash cow)
1979 300SD (Chrome beauty)
1983 300D (Old faithful)
1983 240D (Right lane cruiser)
1977 240D (Miracle of bondo)
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