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Old 09-11-2003, 11:40 PM
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Where to fit my First Aid kit? (R129)

Big day arrived - my official MB First Aid Kit came all the way from Germany!

But instead of the tv sized gold-plated titanium box with 128-bit encrytion locks and free jet-evac from anywhere in the world - as I expected for the superheftyprice I paid for it - all I got was a rectangular plastic kitbag with a few bandages in compartments inside.

No worries, I'll cope financially... maybe by putting it on display and charging admission.

But now I don't know where it goes. There are no holes, attachments or fittings anywhere in the boot. My manual says it is located on the lefthand compartment of the trunk, but this area all seems to be taken up with the CD changer.

Any solutions? Can I see pictures of anyone elses to compare or get ideas?

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Old 09-12-2003, 02:23 AM
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Ken

Mine just sits, as the manual says, in the left hand compartment of the boot (trunk - for those of you over the water!). I also have a multi change in their too, but the medical kit still seems to slide in ok.

I think this kit was a bit of an after thought really as many other mercs have specific storage areas. Take my ex '89 190E for example - a nice little cover and storage area on the back shelf.

BTW - how much was it? - just for interests sake...
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Old 09-12-2003, 04:14 AM
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OK, I've managed to squish it down beside the CD changer, and the cross on the packet is just showing. Doesn't appeal at all to my obsessive tendencies - very cheap-looking all over.

I've found the invoice and my eyes have stopped watering... it cost NZ$161. That's about US$93, or your 58.00 pounds Learoy.

Horribly overpriced, but worse is to come - I've ordered the complete tool kit which will cost me around NZ$300. That doesn't include the jack or warning triangle, but just a meagre collection of tyre changing tools and a screwdriver or two wrapped up in a plastic bag.

The only advantage I can see to the whole expensive exercise is to be able to lift the boot/trunk, and proudly say: "See, all complete - and MB genuine too!"

That'll go down a treat with the cat.

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~1991 Daimler, shiny grey on grey leather, best in country!
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Old 09-13-2003, 04:12 AM
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Although costly, there are significant benifits to having all the original MB parts/accessories during a sale (if you ever part with her of course).

When you buy a car, remember one of the things your looking for for - evidence of how the car's been looked after.

So, your car, with all immaculate accessories, must have been looked after VERY well
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Old 09-13-2003, 04:19 AM
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Swing out the CD-changer. In the recess beneath it is a black elastic strap. This holds the first aid kit in place. I agree it is not an impressive arrangement; nor is the way the warning triangle breaks when you have too much in the boot. I had to use my first aid kit once and the materials inside are very good quality.
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Old 09-13-2003, 06:03 AM
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Learoy.
I totally agree with your sentiments about having a complete car... though in my case it would appear to a future owner that I have more money than sense (which is not the case).

jjrodger,
I tried, but the CD changer is immobile, it doesn't move any direction. I'll leave the bag tucked in behind it, though there's a great temptation to display it more prominently for the money it cost. And the tool kit is even more invisible, being down by the spare tyre under the carpet and boot bottom. The things we do for authenticity!

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Old 09-13-2003, 12:32 PM
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Ken,

There should be a wide black elastic band on the left end of the carpet that surrounds the CD-changer. The kit slips right in.

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Old 09-13-2003, 03:38 PM
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Scott,

Not on mine, unfortunately. Must be a model-to- model thing.

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~1991 Daimler, shiny grey on grey leather, best in country!
~1991 Miata MX5, sparkling BRG on tan leather, wife's (but my polishing)
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Old 09-15-2003, 01:02 PM
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Ken,

When I had my 10 CD changer installed, I moved my first aid kit to one of the back compartments behind the seats. That left plenty of room for CD's, Cassettes and other miscellaneous things I thought I'd want handier than my First Aid kit which I've never used. I know. that won't help you put it on display to make you feel better about the cost.

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Old 09-15-2003, 10:24 PM
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Bob,

Good idea. There's a lot of space in my rear seat storage.

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~1991 Daimler, shiny grey on grey leather, best in country!
~1991 Miata MX5, sparkling BRG on tan leather, wife's (but my polishing)
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