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Old 11-23-2004, 01:17 PM
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Dash Cap Removal

1986 300E


Will need to remove the dash cap (top) to install a new one, what I need is a how to instructions.

Also I have read the threads on complete dash removal, do I have to do all that just to replave the cap.

C Kimble 1986 300E 1992

190e 2.6 Needs heater core and flex disc.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 11-23-2004, 02:10 PM
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Unless an aftermarket dashcap was glued on previously, the dash on the W124 is a single formed unit, consisting of an aluminum shell that has a lightly padded vinyl covering heat and vaccum formed onto the shell.
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If you are talking about an aftermarket, molded-to-fit dashcap, I have installed 2 of these, one in my old 76 350SE, and one in my current 85 380SE. The first one was stuck down with a double sided tape supplied with it. Lousy adhesion. The second, I used silicone, liberally.

These install easily without the need to remove the original dash, and can probably can be removed simply by carefully prying up from the edges and 'peeling' it off. If you are worried about tearing the vinyl on the underneath original dash, don't. Just fill with a bit of silicone and the new dashcap will cover it up anyway.

Now, if you mean the original dash vinyl, as MTI says, forget it, it's permanently molded to the foam underlay and aluminum shell. You want to leave it in place anyway to install the aftermarket dashcap.
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