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Forum: Tech Help 06-08-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,707
Posted By Benzwood
I had same problem -- faint click of a relay when...

I had same problem -- faint click of a relay when activating switch but no movement -- and same solution, thanks!

One small addition: Screws to remove seat back on my car are T20 Torx.
Forum: Tech Help 11-28-2011, 02:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,152
Posted By Benzwood
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/attachment.php...

http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/attachment.php?attachmentid=97560&d=1322464180

What the outside should look like when correctly mounted (poor quality camera phone shot in the rain).

...
Forum: Tech Help 11-28-2011, 02:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,152
Posted By Benzwood
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/attachment.php...

http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/attachment.php?attachmentid=97544&d=1322459790

New antenna parts shown. We need only the silver nut. The antenna shaft slides through the customized OEM inner...
Forum: Tech Help 11-28-2011, 01:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,152
Posted By Benzwood
The new antenna comes with various toothed spacer...

The new antenna comes with various toothed spacer rings which can be stacked to accommodate various fender thicknesses. Unfortunately when using the OEM parts, all these spacers are too thick. They...
Forum: Tech Help 11-28-2011, 01:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,152
Posted By Benzwood
Remove your old antenna. From the trunk,...

Remove your old antenna.

From the trunk, remove the floor liner, upper liner, and side liner. The side liner has a plastic rivet and is otherwise just press fit into place, it requires a little...
Forum: Tech Help 11-28-2011, 01:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,152
Posted By Benzwood
DIY: Hirschmann 2040 Aftermarket Power Antenna Replacement

This is a DIY tutorial of my experience replacing my OEM antenna in a W124 (1992 300E) with a Hirschman 2040 aftermarket antenna.


If you're reading this it may already be too late, but if your...
Forum: Tech Help 11-25-2011, 02:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,625
Posted By Benzwood
Appreciate all the replies! They inspired me to...

Appreciate all the replies! They inspired me to try to fix it right.

I first detached the ribbed cable shroud where it meets the smooth shroud that disappears into the body (at yellow arrow in...
Forum: Tech Help 11-22-2011, 06:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,625
Posted By Benzwood
W124 License Plate - One Lamp Works - Hack wiring?

1992 300E - I have one license plate lamp that works. The other socket has a valid ground but no +12V.

I have the trunk lining off and upon inspecting the the wiring I see it quickly goes off into...
Forum: Tech Help 12-02-2005, 08:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,404
Posted By Benzwood
Eek! I would not use 77 or 90, both of those are...

Eek! I would not use 77 or 90, both of those are much lighter-duty adhesives. I'm surprised you were able to get the 90 to work at all.

SUPER TRIM is specifically designed for this use. Read...
Forum: Tech Help 12-01-2005, 01:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,404
Posted By Benzwood
I wouldn't worry about getting all the old pad...

I wouldn't worry about getting all the old pad and adhesive off. I was originally worried about the same thing but decided the risk to my paint from stray solvent wasn't worth it.

So I just...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 07-28-2005, 01:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 820
Posted By Benzwood
Sorry, I can't do Canada right now... I need to...

Sorry, I can't do Canada right now... I need to be able to print a prepaid label and quickly drop it off at the post office.

If I still have it after I move I'd be happy to sell it to you.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 07-27-2005, 10:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 820
Posted By Benzwood
Genuine Mercedes Warning Triangle NEW

Hi, I selling this brand new, I bought it and didn't end up using it. I'm moving Saturday and would rather not pay to move it 1500 miles... I'd like to sell it by tomorrow.

Genuine Mercedes...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 07-27-2005, 10:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 579
Posted By Benzwood
Cool Pete. By the way, I left my E55 AMG at...

Cool Pete.

By the way, I left my E55 AMG at a gas pump and need a new one... :)
Forum: Tech Help 07-22-2005, 02:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,528
Posted By Benzwood
And... the gods of frustration were apparently...

And... the gods of frustration were apparently occupied elsewhere... I coated the threads of the plug with anti-seize, took a deep breath, and it THREADED RIGHT IN with hand pressure. If anything,...
Forum: Tech Help 07-22-2005, 02:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,528
Posted By Benzwood
Figured I'd try the brush first, after a quick...

Figured I'd try the brush first, after a quick mod to give me clearance. Screwed it in and out of the bolt hole a couple of times and flushed.
Forum: Tech Help 07-22-2005, 02:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,528
Posted By Benzwood
Thanks again Len... wonder-of-wonders, I did find...

Thanks again Len... wonder-of-wonders, I did find an appropriate size tap, although not a bottoming tap. I was prepared to grind off the tapered part to give me better penetration. And yes I know...
Forum: Tech Help 07-21-2005, 03:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,528
Posted By Benzwood
Ah... bottoming tap. Learn something new every...

Ah... bottoming tap. Learn something new every day! Of course the odds of finding that locally in a jumbo metric size in my small midwest city... I should probably just buy a lotto ticket instead...
Forum: Tech Help 07-21-2005, 01:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 821
Posted By Benzwood
For what it's worth... from my recent research...

For what it's worth... from my recent research here, the coolant reservoir cap (http://img.eautopartscatalog.com/live/G104030351REU.JPG) on these cars seem to flake out pretty regularly.

I just...
Forum: Tech Help 07-21-2005, 01:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,528
Posted By Benzwood
Removed Crusty Corroded Coolant Drain Plug -- Now what?

I rounded off the long-suffering hex head on my engine block coolant drain plug, so I ordered a replacement. When I got the new one it became evident why the head rounded off... the plug appears to...
Forum: Tech Help 07-17-2005, 04:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,478
Posted By Benzwood
The second dealer warrantied it and didn't charge...

The second dealer warrantied it and didn't charge me any labor, including for the additional valve work. They charged me about $500 for machine shop outsourcing and about $600 for parts.

Parts...
Forum: Tech Help 07-17-2005, 01:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,478
Posted By Benzwood
An update... I finally got my car back yesterday...

An update... I finally got my car back yesterday (I should sue for pain and suffering, 3 weeks in a Kia rental).

In addition to redoing the head gasket with new bolts, they filled/machined some...
Forum: Tech Help 07-17-2005, 12:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 795
Posted By Benzwood
Removing and Installing Radiator, from the CD...

Removing and Installing Radiator, from the CD Manual (http://skinnerbox.steaky.org/Service/W124/Index/103/20CoolingSystem.htm)
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 07-07-2005, 11:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,202
Posted By Benzwood
Hmm... could be yal... he wasn't high pressure...

Hmm... could be yal... he wasn't high pressure about it which would have turned me off, so maybe that means he's a REALLY good salesman. :)

When I pressed him he said he had PBR's on his own car...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 07-07-2005, 07:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,202
Posted By Benzwood
Did a bunch more looking around regarding various...

Did a bunch more looking around regarding various plating... the only ones that I could find that seemed to come "standard" with cadmium plating were the Powerslots. But I didn't want to go with...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 07-06-2005, 06:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,202
Posted By Benzwood
Hmm... several of the sellers mentioned above...

Hmm... several of the sellers mentioned above claim cadmium coating.

Nobody here has any experience with them as far as rust protection?
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 07-05-2005, 09:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,202
Posted By Benzwood
Thanks for all the replies... Regarding...

Thanks for all the replies...

Regarding painting, I did do that as shown in this before/after shot (http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/attachment.php?attachmentid=9210). I used Dupli-Color...
Forum: Tech Help 07-03-2005, 01:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,478
Posted By Benzwood
I heard back from the second dealer... They...

I heard back from the second dealer...

They said the first dealer did not replace the head bolts (!) and that they were stretched, and that this was the likely cause of my continuing leakage.
...
Forum: Tech Help 06-25-2005, 12:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,478
Posted By Benzwood
Good advice... and I did do that. The first...

Good advice... and I did do that.

The first dealership has agreed to pay for flushing. If the head gasket has failed due to a part, then apparently MB corporate pays for redoing it, so they are...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 06-25-2005, 01:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,202
Posted By Benzwood
Best Rust-Free Dust-Free Brake Rotor/Pad Combination

My brake pads are low, my rotors are low... so I'm going to replace both at once.

My wheels have big holes in them so rusty rotors and brake dust are very visible. Currently I have OEM rotors...
Forum: Tech Help 06-25-2005, 01:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,478
Posted By Benzwood
Thanks all for the advice... I took it up to the...

Thanks all for the advice... I took it up to the semi-local MB dealer here first so I have a paper trail if the first MB dealer botched it in some expensive manner. 4 hr round trip with traffic,...
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