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Do I have your authorization to proceed? Please select your T-Shirt size below.Over time it may become necessary to replace the climate control module. Or you may have the setting set to cold and instead heat is coming out. In order to remove the climate control module, the front cover must be removed. Before you do any work on your car it is important that you wear safety glasses and work gloves.
If you have to jack up your car, make sure to use jack stands and chock your wheels as well as applying the parking brake. Protect your eyes, hands and body from fluids, dust and debris while working on your vehicle. Never work on your vehicle if you feel the task is beyond your ability.
Always disconnect the battery before working on your car. Using a flathead screwdriver, gently pry off the climate control cover. Large Image Extra-Large Image. Using a 10mm wrench, loosen the two nuts located on either side of the climate control panel.
After the nuts are removed, the control panel can be lifted out. Once out, there will be leads that will have to be unclipped from the control panel.
The climate control module is now free to be replaced or repaired. Assembly is the reversal of removal. Got more questions? Join us in our Technical Forum Message Board and ask a question to one of our many automotive experts. Or, see what other questions readers have asked about this article All Search Everything. Need to buy parts for this project?
Click here to order! Figure 1. Figure 2. Figure 3. Figure 4. Figure 5. Figure 6. Figure 7. Figure 8. Close this window. Air Filter Replacement. Brake Pads Replacement. Distributor Replacement.Removing the face plate that surrounds the climate control unit is probably more difficult than actually replacing the unit itself, but if you use care and follow these procedures you can easily replace the unit without causing any damage to the vehicle. If you are replacing or removing the unit for any reason it is a good idea to replace the bulbs while you have it out.
The bulbs are cheap and you might as well freshen them up while you have the unit out. Over the years your car may have been serviced by multiple people including previous owners and this can lead to parts replaced with different size fasteners and hardware. The sizes of the nuts and bolts we give may be different from what you have so be prepared with different size sockets and wrenches. If something is different on your vehicle please let us know and share your info to help other users.
If you have any questions or comments or even a different procedure you would like to share please leave it below and please leave your vehicle information. Removing the cover plate on your W might be the most difficult part of removing the climate control unit.
The wood trim actually has a metal backing red arrow on it that holds it to the face shield in front of the climate control unit. Most people try to use their trim removal tool and pry between the metal plate and wood thinking this is how you get the trim panel off but all you will do is separate the wood from the backing and damage both. As you can see in this picture a previous owner of this project car must have damaged the wood enough that they removed it and just installed the metal backing plate.
Large Image Extra-Large Image. There are two cut out areas behind the metal plate that are designed to take the trim removal tool and ensure you get both the wood and metal coming off together red arrows. Get in behind the plate and gently pry it forward until it releases from the climate control plate.
With the plate off, you can see the four small openings that the tabs on the plate sit in yellow arrows. The red arrows indicate the cut out areas for your trim removal tool. Use a Philips head screwdriver and remove the five screws holding the cover plate in place yellow arrows. You can now remove the unit out from the center console.
Remove the bulbs by grabbing them at the their base and wiggling them straight back and out red arrow. Separate the rest of the wiring by pulling the two connections straight out from the sides of the unit red arrows. Installation is the reverse of removal. Got more questions? Join us in our Technical Forum Message Board and ask a question to one of our many automotive experts.
Or, see what other questions readers have asked about this article All Search Everything. Need to buy parts for this project? Click here to order! Figure 1. Figure 2. Figure 3. Figure 4. Figure 5. Figure 6. Figure 7.Access to the climate control unit as well as the hazard switch plate is simple and can be performed in well under an hour with a simple Philips head screwdriver.
Begin by disconnecting the ground strap yellow arrow from the battery's negative terminal red arrow. Please see our article on battery tending and removal for further assistance.
Large Image Extra-Large Image. The trim cover piece is held in place by two Philips head screws on the underside just above the radio red arrows as well as two clips on the top yellow arrows. Remove the two screws and pivot the trim piece out from the bottom red arrow. You need to pivot this up while applying a little hand pressure on the top yellow arrow to get the upper clips to remove.
This photo illustrates the two upper clips red arrows. With the trim piece removed use a Philips head screwdriver and remove the six screws holding the climate control unit to the center console and upper switch plate red arrows.
With all the screws removed the climate control unit will pull forward and out from the center console red arrow. On the back of the unit are two multi pin connectors on each side red arrows.
The unit is labeled left and right but it is difficult to mix up the cables as the left one has a hard time reaching the right side.
Label the wires if you think there will be any confusion. Simply wiggle and pull the connections straight up. The cover for the switch plate has a plastic surround protecting the wiring from the crash tube behind it.
Squeeze in the four tabs and it can easily be removed red arrow. The switches are all individually wired and replaceable. To remove or replace a switch, squeeze together the clips on the top and bottom red arrows and pull the switch straight out from the plate. Installation is the reverse of removal. Got more questions? Join us in our Technical Forum Message Board and ask a question to one of our many automotive experts. Or, see what other questions readers have asked about this article All Search Everything.
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Need to buy parts for this project? Click here to order! Figure 1.I assume the overall Climate Control system did too. Everything seemed fine, except for the little aspirator fan which was noisy. I was sitting at red traffic lights and adjusted the settings and it went warm. This indicated that it was probably not a leak in the system somewhere. Just to be sure, I had the system checked and it was not low on refrigerant. The first thing I tried was changing the Climate Control Unit.
This is the push button unit in the dash and they are known to cause erratic climate control if they start to fail. This change did not seem to make any difference.
I noticed that the compressor was never engaging even when on max cool. Therefore, the next thing I tried was removing the Klima relay and bridging pins 5 and 7.
It uses various sensors to control the engagement of the compressor as well as the cooling fans. This eliminates any of the sensors. Bridging these pins should bypass all these sensors and simply apply 12v to the compressor clutch.
Doing this and starting the car did result in the compressor engaging briefly. I even got a bit of cold out of the system! However a few minutes later fuse 5 blew and the Climate Control System shut down.
Fuse 5 controls most of the climate control functions except the blower motorso the next logical step seemed to try and eliminate what could be causing it to blow. Next thing I tried was to disconnect the mono valve and the Aux water pump. The Aux water pump is a small pump that increases the flow of hot coolant through the heater.
These pumps are known to draw too much current as they age and are really not necessary in warm climates. The mono-valve is used by the climate control system to control how much coolant comes into the system. Fuse 5 still blew, despite eliminating the aux pump and mono valve. This time, It happened even before I turned on the engine.The worlds largest selection of new, used and reconditioned Mercedes-Benz chassis interior parts. We have carpet pieces and complete sets, climate control units and parts, dash covers and caps, interior door levers and handles, door panels, speedometers, tachometers, fuel gauges, complete instrument clusters, ignition switcheslocks and keys, seats and arm rests, turn signal switches, window switches, refinished and used wood trim.
If your dash top is still in good condition or has some cracks this will help maintain the current condition. If your dash top is cracked this is a great way to conceal the damage.
These dash covers fit over your existing dash top. There's no need to remove the dash or instruments, and no need for special tools. They look and feel like the original equipment. Includes instructions and everything you need for installation. Many upholstery shops use this method, it's hard to tell from a new dash pad. B Front right pass side. Palomino shown These are used door panels, most are in near perfect condition. Includes panel, wood trim, arm rest and pocket. D Rear right pass side.
Includes panel, wood trim, pull handle, ash tray and pocket. Note side bolster differences in vinyl patterns 3 and 4. Other colors available Used seats are in good condition, not perfect.
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All bottom springs are complete, firm and in place. No tears, some deterioration. If you need a part we don't show on the site, give us a call we probably have it. I nterior. Brake System. Cooling System engine. Drive Line and Axels. Electrical, Switches and Cables. Exhaust, Vacuum and EGR.Of course, the SL Happier in the foreground has been around for a while, but check out the Mercedes on the lift and the one directly behind it.
Both of these are pristine examples of very desirable models. The gold sedan is a SEL 4. Here is a copy of the email sent to us from the new owner:. There are a number of reasons for removing an engine from an old diesel: rebuilding, replacement, restoring, repairing and detailing.
Feel free to print out this checklist and use it as a step-by-step guide anytime you plan to do the deed. Kent Bergsma. From a 3. I liken it to the German version of the Chevy engine. As time goes on we may be adding some of the other models as well.
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If you love those Mercedes gas and diesel models and are a do-it-yourself D. Even if you have never worked on a car before we can help teach you how to fix those little annoying problems, improve mileage and performance and save hundreds of dollars in the process.
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Great to hear he is in good hands. Not all that difficult if you have an engine hoist, ramps, tools and Kent's checklist There are a number of reasons for removing an engine from an old diesel: rebuilding, replacement, restoring, repairing and detailing.
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