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Old 11-19-2005, 09:50 PM
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c280 Cruise Control Lever snapped off

My Cruies control lever snapped off. Is this a difficult fix? Anybody know the procedure to take it off and replace it?

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Old 11-20-2005, 12:11 PM
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you have to buy

a new switch. and yes it is pretty easy about 10 minutes.

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Old 11-20-2005, 04:33 PM
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Can you walk me through switch replacement?

Just looking at the switch (lever?) I see nothing obvious about working on it. Any chance you can take the time to take me through it step by step? Thanks.
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Old 11-21-2005, 07:19 PM
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Woe is me

I guess the folks in Indiana are a lot smarter than we in Oregon. This 10 minute job has taken all afternoon and I'm still not there. So far I've done the following: Removed the airbag: Removed the steering wheel: taken apart everything in the way of getting the CC switch out. My current hangup is getting that bottom shroud off so I can get up there and unplug the CC switch. I still haven't 1) figured out how to get the hood latch cable off and 2) There a screw (I think under a plug) that I haven't been able to get out. I've so far tried a slotted screwdriver, 2 different sizes of phillips heads, and a torq type head. Nothing so far will grab on. I'm too far into it now to turn around. Help anyone.
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Old 11-21-2005, 08:34 PM
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sorry

to mislead. i have never changed one on a benz that new.

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Old 11-22-2005, 01:20 AM
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I still haven't 1) figured out how to get the hood latch cable off .
Make sure ALL of the screws in the area are removed. Pull the handle down and work the cable around so it lines up with the slot in the handle then slide it to the side to remove it.

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2) There a screw (I think under a plug) that I haven't been able to get out. I've so far tried a slotted screwdriver, 2 different sizes of phillips heads, and a torq type head. Nothing so far will grab on. I'm too far into it now to turn around. Help anyone.
If you are talking about the one WAY up in the hole above your right knee, it is a small torx. Try different sizes, you'll get it. All of the other screws are fairly easy to find and remove.
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Old 11-22-2005, 10:36 AM
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I see a light

Thanks for the great responses. As soon as it warms up a little I'll go out and give it another shot.
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Old 11-23-2005, 07:45 PM
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Victory!

Thanks for all the great help! CC is installed and working just fine. FYI: That last frustrating shroud screw turned out to be an 8 mm socket. Why they decided to put that lonely hex nut where they did will remain a mystery to me, I guess. Go figure.
I plan write down all the steps I used in detail so I'll know what to do the next time. If anyone would like to have the benefit of my experience, let me know a I can email you what I have. Thanks again, everybody.
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Old 11-24-2005, 08:31 AM
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Robert, if possible, take some pics of the areas and parts (I know you're done and you're not taking pics as you go) and perhaps you could have a post in the DIY archives so that the info would be handy for others to find...
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Old 11-24-2005, 10:23 AM
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Directions but no photos

Here are the steps I used to do this job. I assume this will go to the archives on it's own without anymore input from me? Sorry, I didn't take any photos. Good idea though. The next time I have a major project, I'll do that.
Steps involved in dismantling Ď95 Mercedes C280 to replace steering wheel, turn signal, or cruise control

1. Disconnect the negative battery terminal.
2. Wait 1 minute to let residual current in air bag dissipate.
3. Remove driverís side foot panel. No screws, just lift it off the snaps.
4. Remove molding from around the drivers side door.
5. Disconnect hood release cable and remove the handle. A little tricky, but keep messing with it.
6. Remove the bottom panel under the steering wheel. All the plug-in harnesses are under there.
Use a philips head screwdriver. The only real problem is the screw that is under the right drivers knee. Its behind a little faux plug and is inset 4 or 5 inches. This is a hex screw and requires an 8 mm socket.
7. Removing the air bag:
On the backside of the steering wheel there are two inset screws that require a size 30 torx head. These will loosen but they wonít come out. The airbag is now loose. Disconnect the small plug at the center. Store the bag in an out of the way place with the exposed side down.
8. Using a large allen wrench, loosen the steering wheel nut. Mine was in pretty tight and I had to wrench on it hard enough that it made me nervous about breaking something. I used a 2 ft. length of pipe as a lever. It finally snapped loose and then it came off very easily.
9. Nothing tricky from here. Just take off the various layers of screwed on devises until you get to the one you want.
10. Be sure to note the routing of the wires and then route them back the same way when you reassemble the unit.
11. Follow the wires of the mechanism you are replacing and disconnect.
Note: Donít bother hoping you can disconnect these harnesses without having full access to them. Theyíre in pretty tight and require some leverage to free them up.
12. Reverse the procedure to reassemble.

Disclaimer: I have related my experience as accurately as I could recall. If I have overlooked something (especially something safety related) I apologize. Hopefully, someone more knowledgeable (or with a different experience) than I can add to this and correct or embellish these directions.

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