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Old 04-26-2001, 10:51 AM
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My 1987 400SEL driver's seat springs and cushion needs replacement. I know where I can buy the parts. I can't seem to find any documentation on how this is actually accomplished. Is this a 'mechanic' only scenario or can some one with a little common sense, good directions, and tools figure out.
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Old 04-26-2001, 11:21 AM
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Check out the article at this link:

The example is a W123, but much of it applies directly to other chassis', including W201, W124, and W126.

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Old 04-26-2001, 12:32 PM
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seat springs and pad

I have had both bottom seat springs replaced on my 123 turbo diesel and my 300sdl. My local upholstry shop did the work , cost about $60 for labor for each.

The springs can only be purchased at a mercedes dealer (ouch). Best money I ever spent, both cars ride like new.
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Old 04-26-2001, 02:40 PM
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Doesn't Performance Products carry the springs?
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Old 04-26-2001, 04:25 PM
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I purchased a seat spring from Performance. It took 2 hours to install the driver's side. Only problem was dropping the seat on my foot. The seat is heavier than you'd expect and a bit awkward in shape.

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Old 04-26-2001, 04:34 PM
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see website

part 126-910-28-50 Seat Cushion Pad $55
126-910-12-22 Seat Spring Frame $ 151

Nice technical help also
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Old 04-26-2001, 04:44 PM
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Performance parts ?

Does this 'Performance Parts' have a web site ?
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Old 04-26-2001, 07:20 PM
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$151 for a W126 seat spring frame? I paid $109, from the benzbin for my car. Are the seat spring frames larger, or maybe they have raised their prices.
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Old 04-26-2001, 07:26 PM
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Bottom springs for my seat was cheaper at the dealer than thebenzbin. Go figure. For dealer only parts, Stahl Motor Co. in Monterey Ca, seems pretty hard to beat. I was shocked that benzbin wanted more for them, always thought they had pretty good prices.

Guess it pays to check around a little bit
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Old 04-26-2001, 08:35 PM
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Performance Products Web address is http://www.************************.

They list the bottom spring frame for my 300TD at $111.71.
They're located in Los Angeles.
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Old 04-26-2001, 08:53 PM
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What's wrong with purchasing stuff

from or ya'll? We should be supporting this site as much as we can through doing business with them and not advertising for other vendors. I know that over the past year or so I have saved mucho $$$$$ by the tips and advise from the people that take the time and make the effort that we get answers that are as accurate as possible without actually being there.
I try to bring my business here and the price has never been beaten.
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Old 04-26-2001, 10:51 PM
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Seat springs

Does FastLane or Partshop carry seat springs? I could not find them. I like this forum alot and the information I receive is awesome, I was told that the springs are a dealer only part.
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Old 04-27-2001, 02:09 PM
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If you search ebay for mercedes seat, or item #582527784, you will find a 300E seat frame and pads ending this weekend, 4/29, currently with no bids on it. Just thought you guys would be interested, it's not mine.
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