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Old 08-27-2010, 05:50 PM
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How Do I Access Shifter Bulb in 1991 300D?

Seems like it should be here:

http://www.w124performance.com/service/Index/Groups/82LightsWipersRadio.htm

But I don't see anything.

Thanks.
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Old 08-27-2010, 06:33 PM
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You lift the wood panel up off the gearshift to access it. On my 1987, you first lift the carpet up from the "spare change" center console near armrest. Exposes 2 screws there, undo. Lift panel, it is hinged at the front under the ashtray, so tilt it up from the rear then tuck it out from under the ashtray. To make it easier as you're doing this and to get over the shift knob, you may want to change gear selector positions (put brake on). Some switches are mounted to the panel and may lift up with the panel, they detach and can be re-inserted into their frame below again. You'll see how the bulb is accessed from the front of the gearshift enclosure once you're in there. Careful not to crack the varnish on the wood. Careful not to break plastic hooks holding the panel under the ashtray.
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Old 12-06-2011, 04:25 PM
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Finally getting around to doing this. I took off the wood trim. But I'm not clear as to where the bulb is and how I get to it. 92 300D. Thanks.
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06 E320 CDI "Rutherford", Black, 145k mi
91 300D "Otis", Smoke Silver, 129k mi
98 E300 "Murray", Silver, 128k mi, Stage 2 Rocketchip chip tuned, under son's care, getting EXPENSIVE!

Twelve other MB's owned and sold
2002 Honda Odyssey 254k mi (want to name it "Homer," wife won't let me)
1961 Very Tolerant Wife
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Old 12-06-2011, 04:41 PM
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I see a black cylinder in front of the shifter housing. Is that it? Do I pull on the blue and orange wires?
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06 E320 CDI "Rutherford", Black, 145k mi
91 300D "Otis", Smoke Silver, 129k mi
98 E300 "Murray", Silver, 128k mi, Stage 2 Rocketchip chip tuned, under son's care, getting EXPENSIVE!

Twelve other MB's owned and sold
2002 Honda Odyssey 254k mi (want to name it "Homer," wife won't let me)
1961 Very Tolerant Wife
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Old 12-06-2011, 04:46 PM
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Yes pull it out. I guess you already figured out the different procedure to remove the late "Press brake to shift" trim.

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1999 Jetta TDI. 310,000 miles.
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Old 12-06-2011, 04:50 PM
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Got it...thanks. How do I figure out the spec for the bulb?
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06 E320 CDI "Rutherford", Black, 145k mi
91 300D "Otis", Smoke Silver, 129k mi
98 E300 "Murray", Silver, 128k mi, Stage 2 Rocketchip chip tuned, under son's care, getting EXPENSIVE!

Twelve other MB's owned and sold
2002 Honda Odyssey 254k mi (want to name it "Homer," wife won't let me)
1961 Very Tolerant Wife
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Old 12-06-2011, 06:41 PM
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Take the old one out, check type and rating
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Old 12-06-2011, 06:44 PM
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It's a 1.2w bulb.
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2013 Fiat 500E. 20,000 miles, 80 miles at a time.
2012 Passat TDI. 95,000 miles. More space, power, and fuel economy than the Benz
2004 Touareg V10 TDI. 150,000 miles. One of 450.
1999 Jetta TDI. 310,000 miles.
1992 Jetta ECOdiesel. 156,000 miles. 1 of 48. Sold.
1991 Jetta ECOdiesel. 430,000 miles. 1 of 700. Sold to VeeDubTDI, totaled in front of our house
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