Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help




Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum > Technical Information and Support > Vintage Mercedes

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-16-2000, 09:48 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Posts: 16
Hi all;

just looked at a lovely 280SL for sale, but the heater controls were all busted, and the replacement of these looks like trouble. the guy selling the car has the replacement parts, but it would appear that the dash needs to come off to get to the heater, ventilation, defrost controls. Has anyone ever done this? is it easier to build a new car around the replacement parts than to tear into the old car and replace them? Any hints?

thanks

tom
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-17-2000, 09:57 AM
Jim Villers's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Posts: 490
If the replacement levers are the origional type of levers, it is a fair job to replace them. Replacing mine in my 230SL required removing the glove box, clock, blower control, radio dash pannel, and the radio speaker grill. With all of that off, it is posible to replace and adjust the levers but it is still not a quick or easy task.

Next question is why the levers were broken? The heater valve is probably frozen ... another interesting task and the other cables may need lubricating.

This is a job that takes time but is posible.

Jim Villers
230SL
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
280 vacuum pump diaphram replacement JohnnyJ Vintage Mercedes 2 06-15-2002 11:21 AM
560SEL Heater hose replacement completed Mattman Tech Help 0 03-08-2002 08:03 PM
A/C, Heater Blower Motor Replacement sisco2gs Performance Paddock 4 01-29-2002 04:45 PM
Heater Core Replacement (89' 2.6L 190E) Reggie Browning Tech Help 1 01-31-2000 08:29 PM
Heater Fan Motor Replacement 190E RGO Tech Help 1 06-30-1999 09:55 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:01 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2011 Pelican Parts - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page