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Old 05-24-2002, 02:00 PM
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New BEHR radiator question

Just bought a new radiator from you (BEHR) for W126 300SD. Question: there's a white button like piece on the radiator grill...is it there for a reason (certainly my old car didn't have anything there). If its supposed to be removed, do you just pull it out. I appreciate a fast reply on this if possible as Im installing it this morning. I'm pretty sure its probably just put in for shipping purposes or something.

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Old 05-24-2002, 02:02 PM
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Leave it alone - you could possibly damage the radiator fins if you try to remove it. I do not know what it is there for.
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Old 05-24-2002, 03:45 PM
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Yes, leave it there. Saw the same thing when I swapped out the units in my W124. The OEM unit still had it in place, so I left it alone.

Perhaps someone knows exactly why it's there? Or is this along the same lines as mattress tags?
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Old 05-24-2002, 04:42 PM
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Thanks for the reply guys...again, maybe somebody knows what its for

i went to start to pry it out....but then decided to leave it alone.
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Old 05-24-2002, 06:22 PM
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I still have this on my behr and it was installed some time ago.
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Old 05-25-2002, 01:12 AM
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If you remove the button the whole radiator will come apart!
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Old 05-25-2002, 03:02 AM
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well I didn't know what it was, so I removed it. no harm done.

But if its meant to be there. leave it.

I havent had any problems because of it

Maybe it has a date code or something on it

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Old 05-26-2002, 11:53 PM
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watch the fan shroud

1. Take extra care when pushing the fan shroud back in it could get caught on this button.
2. I remember when doing my 87 190E it was a yellow button at that time…
3. I think Ashman was right it was a date code thing.

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