W124 indicator stalk dismantling

Discussion in 'Interior' started by SilverSaloon, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. SilverSaloon

    SilverSaloon MB Club Veteran

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    hi

    is there a way to dismantle the indicator/wiper stalk without removing the steering wheel?

    all i want to do is replace the plastic trim where the images/writing is on with a replacement.

    it appears the end "cap" may prise of? can anyone confirm before i start hacking at it with my flat blade screwdriver?
     
  2. mattc

    mattc Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    End cap prises off to access the internal gubbins which can be pulled out (IIRC). I don't know how the piece you want comes off - but clearly it had to go together once so it must be doable
     
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    SilverSaloon

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    i'll give it a go on the "donor" one 1st. thanks

    thing is, the bolt in the steering wheel of the donor vehicle isnt coming off and has got chewed up. So i cant swap the stalks over as i intended.

    my current stalk works fine but is a bit worn/shiney, where as the donor car stalk is only a few months old so is brand new.
     
  4. BillyW124

    BillyW124 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Had the same issue on mines, The center wheel nut had become stripped!!

    solved by taking it to a local garge with welding equipment. They carefully welded another bolt onto the existing stripped one, making sure they dont burn anything!

    a sigh of relief when it finaly came undone! Amazing how strong a few spots of welding can do. Trust me that centre steering nut was on HARD.

    DO NOT ever use one of those air guns on the steering wheel as i grew to learn, it will make matters worse!
     

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