Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help




Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum > Technical Information and Support > Diesel Discussion

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-18-2009, 12:09 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Bridgetown, Nova Scotia
Posts: 549
Instrument cluster lens

Is it possible to change the lens in a cluster in a 300E? My 300TDT is damaged and I have another out of a gasser but the lens is damaged in that one so I would like to swap them.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-18-2009, 01:35 PM
JordaanDMC-12's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: La Puente, California
Posts: 766
I've actually done this a few times, not so much on my w124 300E but i've seen similar. You're going to have to use the case too. I think the Lens is pretty much stuck in there and can't be taken out without destruction of the case.

Switch out everything from your cluster and put it in the case of another cluster with a clean lens. Probably take like 30 minutes and well worth it.
__________________
1978 Datsun 280Z "The Skinny Car" (178,000)
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-18-2009, 03:32 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Out in the Boonies of Hot, Dry, Dusty, Windy Nevada
Posts: 9,585
I don`t know, maybe with age heat etc, the glue lets go and the face of the cluster loosens up. I have see several at PNP that are loose and hangong and not scratched or broken.

I had the one on my 85 suddenly fall forward while I was driving. glued it back on. It was scratched some and had a crack in the corner from some dumb a$$ mechanic trying to pull out the cluster

I found a good one out of an 80 300D that was almost perfect. the turn sig arrows are larger that the 85.

Try to pull one off, and the thing will probably break

since you already have one, then it just a swap of the gauges maybe(Diesel vs Gas) as JORDAN said, 30 min job.

Charlie
__________________
there were three HP ratings on the OM616...

1) Not much power
2) Even less power
3) Not nearly enough power!! 240D w/auto

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...ilys/boobs.gif


Anyone that thinks a 240D is slow drives too fast.

80 240D Naturally Exasperated, 4-Spd 388k DD 150mph spedo 3:58 Diff

We are advised to NOT judge ALL Muslims by the actions of a few lunatics, but we are encouraged to judge ALL gun owners by the actions of a few lunatics. Funny how that works
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-19-2009, 12:35 AM
babymog's Avatar
Loose Cannon - No Balls
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Northeast Indiana
Posts: 10,767
I don't know what year it changed, but later 124 clusters have a better light-pipe design and lights the gauges better. I believe that GXSR did a DIY on it.
__________________

Gone to the dark side

- Jeff
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-19-2009, 12:42 AM
Unofficial wormcan opener
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Ashland, MA
Posts: 2,602
Quote:
Originally Posted by babymog View Post
I don't know what year it changed, but later 124 clusters have a better light-pipe design and lights the gauges better. I believe that GXSR did a DIY on it.
Wasn't it Jeremy that did the write up. My "new" cluster from a '91 was the new design.
__________________
1987 300TD 309, xxx 2.8.2014 10,000 mile OCI


Be careful of the toes you step on today, as they may be connected to the ass you have to kiss tomorrow. anonymous

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter won’t mind.” Dr. Seuss
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:27 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2011 Pelican Parts - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page