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-Benz Forum > Mercedes-Benz Tech Information and Support > Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-22-2008, 08:08 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Posts: 439
Question Removing the Console Any Pros? Cons?

Is it difficult to remove the console from the w107? Any help is golden
__________________

Timothy Evans
TimEvans35@gmail.com
CELL 310 990 6780


1985 380 SL
2010 CL 6.3 AMG
*2009 CL 550 Sport 4matic
New addition-1984 380 SE
Newest Edition 1986 300E AMG
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-22-2008, 09:39 PM
Lexxani's Avatar
MBCA Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Orlando, Florida
Posts: 699
Get ready for some work. I did the job on my 107 last summer. . the best place to start is to remove both seats (preferably, but it can be done with just the drivers seat removed, major PITA though), then remove the radio, the wood around the climate controls, and the two screws behind the ashtray, the ashtray assembly (unplug power connector) then remove the two screws that hold down the wood around your shifter (Lift up slightly to clear the shift gate and press back, its only held in its place by a pin that runs parallel to the ground. Next remove the kick panels under your dash, be careful though, those pieces have a tendency to crack and are a biitch to replace. Check that area in the foot wells for any kind of item fastening the console to the dash (I cant remember if there is or isn't, I think not, but check anyway, I wouldn't want you to damage anything. Lightly pull on the console towards the back of the car while lifting up slightly and it should pull free, if not go back and ensure you removed all the fasteners (I think I covered them all). If all are removed, voila, console out...PM me if you ned any further help, im always willing to assist a fellow 107 owner if I can.
__________________
". . .back before accountants designed cars"

-Current Stable-
'78 MB 450SL-C 107.024.12.020783 #3840 <Kayleen>
'85 FORD F250 6.9L Diesel <Allison>
'98 Lexus ES300 <Rachel>
Long Gone...
'74 Chevy G10...........................'99 GMC Yukon 4X4
'83 Chevy Suburban 6.2 diesel .....'99 SAAB 9-5
'90 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS............. '01 Chevy Tahoe
'98 Nissan Altima .......................'02 MB ML320
'88 Chevy Suburban V2500 4X4 6.2 diesel
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-22-2008, 11:25 PM
88Black560SL
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: NC
Posts: 3,003
If you need to remove the whole console, its a PIA, just follow Lexxani. Also I would recommend removing the console with the side carpets installed. That will help to keep the tabs that hold them to the console from getting damaged. If you have an electric mirror button like the 560SL, it will interfear with the center console wood removal. The button has to be removed first. This is undocumented anywhere but here.

John Roncallo
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-22-2008, 11:39 PM
nobby's Avatar
Automotive Nobbiest
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Barrie, Ontario
Posts: 821
There is also one screw at the rear most part of the console under the tunnel carpet.
Be gentle with everything...and save yourself some grief...take the seats out.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-24-2008, 01:58 PM
meltedpanda's Avatar
Certified Benzaholic
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Central Ky
Posts: 6,134
take your seats out -- makes the job easy
__________________
Ron
2011 Porsche Cayman - Bond,James Bond
99 E320 THE Queen Mary
62 220b - Dolly - Finally my Finny!
72 450SL, Pearl-SOLD
16 F350 6.7 Diesel -THOR
07 Lexus RX 350 - Lexi
14 38HP John Deere 3038E Tractor -Mean Green
84 300SD, Benjamin -SOLD
71 220 - W115-Libby ( my first love) -SOLD
73 280 - W114 "Organspende" Rest in Peace
81 380 SL - Rest in Peace
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-25-2008, 07:59 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Posts: 439
thanks you all! I am gona attempt this and report back in detail this weekend! :0)
__________________

Timothy Evans
TimEvans35@gmail.com
CELL 310 990 6780


1985 380 SL
2010 CL 6.3 AMG
*2009 CL 550 Sport 4matic
New addition-1984 380 SE
Newest Edition 1986 300E AMG
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-04-2008, 10:54 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 211
when you take out the seats, pay attention to where the seat is with respect to forward and back and make sure both rails are in the same position when you put them back in - otherwise the seats will be crooked.

The other PIA thing is the height adjustment level on the seats......don't mess with the spring on the floorboard of the car......

Now is also a great time to send the seats out for any leather work or repair. I would get them re-toned, if you need that.

Also, the side panels on the console - the tabs SUCK! They seem to have become part of the center console with some kind of unknown glue. Just plan on the tabs breaking - not an issue, but will need some work to replace.
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 05:02 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page