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Old 06-18-2003, 04:40 PM
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Help!!! How do I remove dome light on W126?

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Does anyone here know how to remove the dome light assembly from a w126 (1989 560 SEL)? I am trying to test/clean the air intake for the climate control system, prefererably without busting anything. Neither the CD ROMS nor the search function on this web site yielded any hints...


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Old 06-18-2003, 04:59 PM
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removal of dome light


When you are sitting in the drivers seat and look up to the dome light you will need to get a very small screwdriver. On the right edge of the dome light assembly there are 2 spring/clips that you will need to push in. They are close to the corners. You may be able to push the assembly to the left a little to get better access to the spring/clips. Once you push them in the assembly will be able to come out. Once you have it out you will see how it just pops back in.

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Old 06-18-2003, 06:18 PM
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on the right side of the plastic holder put a thin screwed driver in there are 2 clips that you push in and then pull down the light to the left it is hinged on the left side.
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Old 06-18-2003, 10:23 PM
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Thanks a ton - will do tomorrow.

Another tip on "insider knowledge" gained through this board!
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Old 06-22-2003, 03:30 AM
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I simply push the light to the right and pull down gently with my finger tips.
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