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Old 08-10-2018, 10:49 PM
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W114 speaker help

We've got a 70 W114 that, other than the fading paint, is nearly pristine. We love it.

The dash has one tiny crack, other than that the speaker grill has seen better days. I have no intention of changing over to stereo or replacing the Becker Europa, BUT I would like to get that grill off and replace the speaker fabric which is rotted.

Can someone give me a little guidance on the removal of the grill? I tried gently prying up on it but it seemed awfully stubborn.

Can't find a single thread anywhere on this.

Thanks!
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Old 08-11-2018, 06:42 AM
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It's held in by spring clips. Prying on it is how it is removed. Try spraying the edges with some mild detergent and letting it soak awhile.
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Old 08-11-2018, 10:33 AM
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W114 center speaker covers always look like crap. They are upholstered in such a way that it deteriorates and there isn't a lot you can do about it. One member on this forum or on Benzworld managed to re-do his and you might be able to search for the thread. I don't know where it is.
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Old 08-11-2018, 10:59 AM
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I recovered mine with black sun shade material. It's not OEM but it looks decent and doesn't muffle the sound.

Shade Cloth 90 - CatalogClearance as an example.

You can get it at about any big box store, Ace Hardware, etc.

Get the 90% UV, knitted kind not the black mesh they sell for screening.

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Old 08-11-2018, 09:51 PM
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Thanks for all the tips. Will try prying on it again.
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