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How to remove the panel on the dash where the radio and heat/air controls are

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  • john861 May 11, 2010

    Model 1988 W124 300E

    Who knows how to remove the panel on the dash where the radio and heat/air controls are? I'm actually trying to replace the fan unit that seems to have stopped working. The fuses seem fine so I think the fan its self has packed up. The fan control knob is brocken too.



    john@planit-arch.co.nz



    cheers

    John

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Common problem for w124s the blower motor is seized or just fried
you can get used ones for around $50 to $75 or pay about $150 for a new one you say the fuses are ok but the fuse for the blower motor is not in the fusebox according to the schematic on my 88 fuse cover lid I'm almost 99% sure it's your blower fan motor because they all die sooner than later.

here is the fix it is not real easy then again not rocket science either

http://www.mercedesshop.com/Wikka/W124BlowerMotor

if you are pretty fair at do it yourself then you might be ok

I'm paying a guy $150 to replace mine (labor only) because there's too many things that could go wrong if I tried this myself

Posted on Dec 13, 2008

  • undertowz Dec 13, 2008

    ps. you don't get at the motor from inside the car ie. panel on the dash it is all located inside the engine compartment under the wiper motor see the website
    http://www.mercedesshop.com/Wikka/W124Bl... for a really clear look at what you need to do


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SOURCE: removing factory installed radio (trim panels) to install another

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
CAUTIONOn models with an airbag, wait at least 90 seconds from the time that the ignition switch is turned to the LOCK position and the battery is disconnected before performing any further work.
  1. Remove the attaching screws from the trim panel.
  2. Remove the trim panel, being careful of the concealed spring clips behind the panel.
  3. Disconnect the wiring from the switches if so equipped mounted in the trim panel.
  4. Remove the mounting screws from the radio.
0900c152800927e1.jpgRemove the upper and lower screws from both sides of the radio brackets
  1. Remove the radio from the dash until the wiring connectors are exposed.
0900c152800927e2.jpgExtract the radio with brackets and ashtray out of the dash
  1. Disconnect the electrical harness and the antenna cable from the body of the radio and remove the radio from the car.
0900c152800927e3.jpgDisconnect the wiring harness from the back of the radio, along with the antenna leadTo install:
  1. Reconnect all the wiring and antenna cable first, then place the radio in position within the dash.
  2. Install the attaching screws.
  3. Reconnect the wiring harnesses to the switches if so equipped in the trim panel and make sure the switches if so equipped are secure in the panel.
  4. Install the trim panel (make sure all the spring clips engage) and install the screws.
  5. Connect the negative battery cable.
  6. Check radio system for proper operation.227202e.jpgbb69abc.jpg334d965.jpg3154976.jpg

Good luck....

Posted on Nov 01, 2008

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SOURCE: I removed the radio and heat/air controller and

Did you cap off the vacuum line for the heat/Air controller? Vacuum leaks will mess with your engine's sensors, particularly the Manifold Absolute Pressure Sensor, therefore messing up your mixture.

Posted on May 26, 2010

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SOURCE: Hi Im having trouble removing the panel that

there is slots that the panel clips into so u got to pry out careful not to stress panel to much and break it but u may also have missed some screws, good luck

Posted on Dec 28, 2010

TDISLine
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SOURCE: How do I get into the dash to replace lights in

Here you have the procedure detailed:
http://www.v70xc.com/resources/how-to/pdf/xc_center_console_removal.pdf

Good Luck!

Posted on Mar 02, 2011

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Removing factory installed radio (trim panels) to install another


  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
CAUTIONOn models with an airbag, wait at least 90 seconds from the time that the ignition switch is turned to the LOCK position and the battery is disconnected before performing any further work.
  1. Remove the attaching screws from the trim panel.
  2. Remove the trim panel, being careful of the concealed spring clips behind the panel.
  3. Disconnect the wiring from the switches if so equipped mounted in the trim panel.
  4. Remove the mounting screws from the radio.
0900c152800927e1.jpgRemove the upper and lower screws from both sides of the radio brackets
  1. Remove the radio from the dash until the wiring connectors are exposed.
0900c152800927e2.jpgExtract the radio with brackets and ashtray out of the dash
  1. Disconnect the electrical harness and the antenna cable from the body of the radio and remove the radio from the car.
0900c152800927e3.jpgDisconnect the wiring harness from the back of the radio, along with the antenna leadTo install:
  1. Reconnect all the wiring and antenna cable first, then place the radio in position within the dash.
  2. Install the attaching screws.
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  5. Connect the negative battery cable.
  6. Check radio system for proper operation.227202e.jpgbb69abc.jpg334d965.jpg3154976.jpg

Good luck....

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