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Old 07-25-2003, 09:29 AM
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heat stay on 190E

I submitted a recent inquiry about the heat staying on in my 1989 190E 2.6. The opinion was that perhaps the vacum operated heater control valve part was the culprit.
I acquired the $20.00 part, but can't seem to locate where it is to be installed. I suspect it might be under the dash somewhere.
Has anyone replaced this part, and is it's installation that difficult? Please respond. Marty.
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Old 07-25-2003, 10:15 AM
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If I remember correctly, it's under the screen below the windshield. Here's a link that helped me when my blower motor needed service:

W124 Blower Motor Removal Photos

It shows you how to get the screen off, then it should just be a matter of loosening a couple of hose clamps. (again, if my memory serves me)

Good luck.

Jeff Pierce
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Old 07-25-2003, 10:32 AM
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Dang, that's a good DIY page.

We need to build a library, by car, on this page. Just need to have 'em reviewed by Gilly, Steve, etc., as to general accuracy.

I'm in for a W201.
1994 C280, dark green metallic
105k miles

1991 190E 2.6, Black
191,500 miles
(sold to another forum member)

2003 Chevy Tahoe LT, Redfire Metallic
105k miles

1989 Mustang GT Cobra Convertible
43k miles
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