Complete Dashboard assembly removal!?

Discussion in 'Bodywork' started by karozza, Apr 6, 2014.

  1. karozza

    karozza Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Has anyone had their dash taken out at MB; if so, what was the experience?? Better still does anyone know where to get the procedure how to remove the complete dash of an SL??
     
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    Dec Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Below link is not for an SL but a W202, it might give you an insight into what’s involved.
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    zenman63 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I think you need to just remember its a mega job and will take time and space to do it.
    You need to be familiar with removing the air bag, stalks and surround,cluster etc, try this first and put it back together, then do the same with the radio and consul, take it apart and rebuild it, this will give you the confidence to put it apart.
    You need to be indoors with both doors open and a large space to place each unit as you go.
     
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    GP801 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    The dash on the 124 has been out 3 times in as many years. Always done by MB dealer. Fortunately only had to pay once. Its a big job but have to say it all went back perfectly. No funny squeaks or rattles.
     
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    zenman63 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Hmm why 3 times?
     
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    GP801 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    The saga of the air direction cables. No air to windscreen. First time cables had come adrift. Fixed for a few months then the cables snapped at the connector onto the flaps. Fine for 12 months with new cables but then snapped again. 3 months ago another set of cables fitted and a new direction controller. So far so good but time will tell.
     
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    karozza Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I'm concerned something like this will happen after they put it back together! On the other hand, MB will have all the info necessary to over come any disassembly issues. But, it also depends on the employees ability to re-assemble properly.
     
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    karozza Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    It is quite a task & so feel this is something that should be done by MB as they will have the workshop manual how to safely take it apart. I'm also assuming they would have some experience on such jobs as they definitely do come across warranty issues regarding dash electrics, air cons etc.
     

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