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Removal and Installation of the Window Switch
 
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Pelican Technical Article:

Removal and Installation of the Window Switch

Time:

1 hour1 hr

Tab:

$37

Talent:

*

Tools:

Phillips head screwdriver, flathead screwdriver

Applicable Models:

Mercedes-Benz R107 (1973-80)

Parts Required:

Window switch Pelican Part # 001-821-59-51-MBZ

Hot Tip:

Disconnect battery

Performance Gain:

A Window that opens and closes

Complementary Modification:

Replace the shift lever cover

You will have to remove the shift lever cover in order to get to the window switch.

Before you do any work on your car it is important that you wear safety glasses, work gloves and dispose of all fluids in a safe manner.  Coolant is poisonous and should be treated as such.  Animals and small children have been known to die from ingesting coolant.  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. If you're working with the electrical system, disconnect the battery before beginning. Always catch fluids in appropriate containers and properly dispose of any fluid waste. Recycle parts, packaging and fluids when possible. Never work on your vehicle if you feel the task is beyond your ability. Always wear eye and hand protection. Disconnect the battery before working on your car. 

Move the shift lever to the neutral or the drive position.
Figure 1

Move the shift lever to the neutral or the drive position. This is required in order to have room to remove the ashtray. The ashtray has to be removed in order to get to the shift lever cover screws.  

Before the ashtray can be removed the climate control panel has to be removed.
Figure 2

Before the ashtray can be removed the climate control panel has to be removed. Open the ashtray.

Gently pry off the climate control cover.
Figure 3

Gently pry off the climate control cover.

Move the ashtray forward to expose the holding clip.
Figure 4

Move the ashtray forward to expose the holding clip.

Press the holding clip down to lift the ashtray forward.
Figure 5

Press the holding clip down to lift the ashtray forward.

The ashtray can be pulled forward and removed.
Figure 6

The ashtray can be pulled forward and removed. The frame will now have to be removed.

Once the ashtray is removed, loosen and remove the two Phillips head screws.
Figure 7

Once the ashtray is removed, loosen and remove the two Phillips head screws.

Once the ashtray is free, pull it forward and disconnect the lead that provides power to heat the cigarette lighter coil.
Figure 8

Once the ashtray is free, pull it forward and disconnect the lead that provides power to heat the cigarette lighter coil.

With the ashtray removed, loosen and remove the two Phillips head screws from the shift lever cover.
Figure 9

With the ashtray removed, loosen and remove the two Phillips head screws from the shift lever cover.

Pull the shift cover forward.
Figure 10

Pull the shift cover forward.

Disconnect the leads for the window switches and the hazard indicator switch.
Figure 11

Disconnect the leads for the window switches and the hazard indicator switch.

The shift lever cover is removed.
Figure 12

The shift lever cover is removed.

Turn the cover over to expose the switch.
Figure 13

Turn the cover over to expose the switch. Push the switch out of the cover.

The switch is now free to repair or replace.
Figure 14

The switch is now free to repair or replace. Assembly is the reversal of removal.




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