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Old 08-26-2003, 02:32 PM
Michael K Michael K is offline
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Not Tech Question, 124 Driving Position, Can't See Instrument Cluster

What am I doing wrong? I don't drive the 124 too much so I've never bothered to figure this out... I'm hoping someone has a trick.

The seat is comfortable and I can adjust it to the perfect position for me with one major exception... I can't see the top half of the instrument cluster. In order to see the fuel gauge and the top half of the speedometer and tachometer, I have scrunch down in a very uncomfortable and unsafe way.

I'm 6 feet tall with longish legs. I set the seat like I do in the C230. As far as I can tell, the steering wheel itself does not adjust. I set the seat cushion down as low as it will go, the back cushion fairly upright, and the whole seat about halfway back on its track. The seat is really comfortable and I've got plenty of head and leg room. My problem is the steering wheel obstructs my view.

The only way I've found to see the whole cluster is to recline the back cushion quite a bit, and I don't like to recline that much.

Any ideas?

1988 300 SL (5 Speed)
1994 E320 Wagon
1997 C230
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