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Old 02-13-2003, 10:51 AM
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Question How to get the radio out

Just wondering if anyone could give me some information on how to take a console face-plate off of my 94' S320, the wood finished one around the climate control, radio, ashtray, etc. I am in electronics and want to do a little cleaning and maintenance on the tape deck. I can't seem to see a screw, etc. anywhere. Are there any online images for Mercedes, such as exploded assembly diagrams for stuff like this?
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Old 02-13-2003, 02:35 PM
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Removal of the radio is simple as long as you spend $4-5. & buy a set of radio removal "keys". MB part number 963-589-01-05-00.
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Thanks for the reply. I'm really wanting to get the wood trim plate off too so I can replace a bulb in the A/C control unit. Any advice on that? How do you remove the wood trim plate?
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Old 02-13-2003, 09:11 PM
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Easy as one, two, three...

Assuming it's the same as my 126, remove the ashtray (two phillips screws and it slides right out), remove the head unit using those high tech MB "Teutonic Tuner Taker-Outers" referred to above. Doing so will expose the phillips screws that hold the wood panel in place.
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The wood comes off in 2 parts, requires a right angle bit driver with torx T-25 bit. The key to removal is the ashtray, as that is where you need the bit-driver.

The A/C/C bulbs can be replaced on the 1992-95 W140 chassis W/O removing the wood.
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Old 02-14-2003, 09:47 AM
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Thanks all for the info. Doc, how do you change the A/C/C bulbs without taking the unit out? The one in question is the left side temperature display.
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Old 02-14-2003, 10:06 AM
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I've just done that.

I posted for months and never for a reply. Your left LCD plus the Wheel must be out. Is this correct?

To fix the bulb, you will have to carefully remove the AUTO button by picking it with a small flat screw driver. Just be careful not to damage the buttons. The button comes off with some force but you must be careful not doing it too hard so the button fly out.

There is a spring in the button as well. If you do it too hard, the spring will jump and will be a pain to find in the car.

Once you have the AUTO out, its piece of cake. there is 2 bulbs, 1 for the AUTO button 1 for the wheel and LCD. the one for the wheel and LCD is covered by a small round cap, again pick on it with a small screw driver.

Once all that out, you will have to take the light out. This take some skills but if you use a small tube, push it in and pull should catch the bulb together.

BTW, I am refering to a BOSCH unit.
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Old 02-14-2003, 10:09 AM
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forgot to say,

you do not need to take the wood trim out and doing so will not help at all. I have taken all apart including the BOSCH unit. Later I find out I took the longest path to get the job done.

Do you have the becker radio? If so I want to ask if you know how to replace the bulb for these units... mine fried!

BTW, what they say about the keys are correct. plenty of them in E-Bay.
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Old 02-14-2003, 10:20 AM
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Apology

Sorry for my overzealous--and incorrect--previous post. In a sincere effort to "give back" for all the help I've received from this board over the last few months, I have overstepped my limited abilities.

Obviously, the assembly of the section in question differs on our respective models. Thank you, M.B.Doc for providing the diffinitive answer (as usual!)
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Old 02-14-2003, 02:29 PM
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Thanks a million guys, I'll try it tonight!

h_shek, as far as the becker radio, I've never changed any bulbs in it, but I'll let you know if I do.
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