Good news, well done.
I bought a new transmission control module (HGS) and installed it to ensure it was OK. It wasn't. It reported error 9 control valve and I couldn't clear the code. I replaced my 30 year old original and all is well.
Interesting about the tight cable. Shall give thought to...
I should have thought the switch is under the gear lever, no?
The switch on my 722.5 box (300CE-24) is Part 80 in the diagram above. It is located under the gear lever to the right of where the arrow from Part 77 goes. I would call that bottom right when sitting in the car with the centre...
Worth trying them on the cheap €54 part if that's a part you need. If all goes well, get other bits. I've done that with a number of suppliers, especially if they are claiming to supply genuine MB parts.
Agree 100%. Mine is newer but there's no reason to suspect the 30 year old original - it's still in stock and may have been in the boot in Horndean!!! - remember? I was doubtless fixing what ain't broke.
In reply to the above, yes, the heatsink compound is something I'm well aware of. Applied...
I cannot understand how I grilled 2 EZLs in 4 months last year. MB European service suggested that I change my ignition switch. So I have. But I'm dashed if I understand how the ignition switch could have killed 2.
Or was it just rotten luck.
Both my spares were secondhand at about £250 each...
Broadly with you on that.
I've got some MB original plugs in stock but NGK installed. MB Diesel spec 5W30 oil (it's dead cheap) and Bosch cap and rotor. Beru leads. MB oil filters and Mann air filter. Brake and box fluid installed by PCS in Horndean so assumed to be good stuff.
About 3 years...
Original MB part appears to be available at my usual supplier here: KFZ Teile Profis - Ersatzteile, Autoteile, Originalteile für alle Automarken
Part number A0021539028. This is for my 300CE-24 so it's very likely to be the same.
This can be a pain, but see here:
I link from there to a UK 190 site that requires registration. The answer is on the UK 190 site, I think.
Do go for a decent brand but Febi may not be. I say "MAY not be". You never know with Febi.
We're changing the barrel on my son's 190 for the genuine MB one I have. It was installed in a complete, new MB lock/switch assembly.
I removed it by making the recommended too. It wouldn't budge. I...