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Old 01-08-2001, 08:23 PM
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The lights for my gears have failed me. How do I go about correcting this problem? Not so much of a hassle for me, but if someone else drives my car, they can never seem to find the right gear at night, lol
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Old 01-08-2001, 09:30 PM
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I have the same darned problem on my 92 400E. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 01-08-2001, 09:50 PM
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Now my car is no where near as "new" as yours but, with my car you just remove the center console wood and you can get to the light bulb. I would imagine you would have to remove the ashtray to get to the screws at that end, that help hold the console in place. I can't picture the exact placement of everything on your console but I am sure it's not all that different from my W116.
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Old 01-08-2001, 10:32 PM
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Lift the front portion of the carpet on top of the console. You will see a screw. Remove the screw and lift wood console up first and then towards the rear. Once the console is out, you should be able to get to the lightbulb.
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Old 01-08-2001, 10:39 PM
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I don't know about the W124s, as I assume you are correct about the light bulb. However, I have looked all over the place for a bulb in my W210, and all I can find is this stupid fiber-optic thing, but no bulb on the end of it. I can't see how the bloody thing works... Anyway, still looking for help =)
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Old 01-09-2001, 02:00 AM
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On my 300E, the lightbulb is located at the end of a strand of wires leading into the front of the shifter housing. Mine is just held in with friction and pressure from the wires (it just slides in out). I just had to replace the bulb a few weeks ago, it's part number 000 825 00 94. A bulb I tried from the local auto parts store was about the same size, but just barely didn't fit.

On the W210, maybe you have to disassemble the shifter housing...(?)

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Old 01-09-2001, 12:28 PM
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OOPS!

Sorry SS109
I did not notice the year of your car. Those instructions are for 124's.
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Old 01-09-2001, 05:53 PM
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Okay, okay. It was a light bulb. The reason I did not see it was because the bulb was busted, leaving just a black plaxtic peice that oes not resemble a bulb holder. Anyway, I'm sure this is the proble and I will goto MB and get a bulb today... Thanks guys
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Old 02-01-2001, 11:02 PM
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Fellow members, I have a 83' 300D W123 MB, I changed out the light bulb in the center console with a new, and checked the bulb holder with a volt meter; but did not have a postive voltage with the headlights on or off. My question is, in order for the center console light to come on does the headlight switch need to be on or is this light controled by the dimmer switch pot on the instrument panel.
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Old 02-02-2001, 09:18 PM
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Your headlight switch has to be at least in the parking light position to get the console lights on.
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Old 02-02-2001, 09:39 PM
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When removing the wood trim be sure to first remove the trim around the shift gate. If you don't, it will surely break or crack the wood trim, especially if it's older and yours is.
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Note that on the early 124's, that trim around the shift gate is actually attached to the wood panel. If it won't come off easily and is made of rubber, it's probably attached to the panel. On the later 124's, it's a plastic piece that pops right off..

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