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Turn Signal Cruise Control Stalk Replacement
 
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Turn Signal Cruise Control Stalk Replacement

Steve Vernon

Time:

2 hours2 hrs

Tab:

$0

Talent:

**

Tools:

T20 Torx driver, small Flathead screw driver

Applicable Models:

Mercedes-Benz W203 (2001-07)

Parts Required:

New control stalks

Hot Tip:

Be sure to disconnect the battery and wait 30 minutes

Performance Gain:

Working stalks

Complementary Modification:

Replace steering wheel with upgraded model

To replace the turn signal stalk on your Mercedes you will need to first remove the steering wheel. Please see our article on how to remove your steering wheel.

With t he steering wheel removed you can see the turn signal and cruise control stalks. While you can easily replace the turn signal stock without removing any major components from the car, if you need to replace the cruise control stalk you will have to remove the lower drivers side dash. Please see our article on how to remove the lower driver side dash.

To replace the turn signal stalk:

Remove the three T20 Torx screws that hold the stalks and steering column cover to the steering column. With the screws removed you can slide the entire column off the steering shaft.

Flip the column over and you will see the three connectors for the turn signal stalk. There is one traditional connection and two connections that must be removed from the actual housing.

To remove the multi pin connector, squeeze down on the tab and pull the connector from the stalk. The housing that attaches the stalk to the steering shaft also holds two connections for the steering wheel. Squeeze the clips together and slide it forward and out of the support.

You can now install the new stalk. Installation is the reverse of removal.

To replace the cruise control stalk:

You will need to remove the lower driver side dash to replace the cruise control stalk. Please see our article on removing the lower driver side dash.

With the lower dash removed follow the wires to their connecting points. One is attached to the ignition switch and the other is next to the steering shaft. Disconnect both harnesses and you are ready to install the new stalk.

Installation is the reverse of removal.

With the steering wheel removed you can see the turn signal (yellow arrow) and cruise control (red arrow) stalks.
Figure 1

With the steering wheel removed you can see the turn signal (yellow arrow) and cruise control (red arrow) stalks. While you can easily replace the turn signal stock without removing any major components from the car if you need to replace the cruise control stalk you will have to remove the lower drivers side dash. Please see our article on how to remove the lower driver side dash.

Remove the three T20 Torx screws (red arrows) that hold the stalks and steering column cover to the steering column.
Figure 2

Remove the three T20 Torx screws (red arrows) that hold the stalks and steering column cover to the steering column.

With the screws removed you can slide the entire column off the steering shaft (red arrow).
Figure 3

With the screws removed you can slide the entire column off the steering shaft (red arrow).

Flip the column over and you will see the three connectors for the turn signal stalk.
Figure 4

Flip the column over and you will see the three connectors for the turn signal stalk. There is one connection (red arrow) attached to the stalk and two connections that must be removed from the actual housing (yellow arrows).

To remove the multi pin connector, squeeze down on the tab (red arrow) and pull the connector from the stalk.
Figure 5

To remove the multi pin connector, squeeze down on the tab (red arrow) and pull the connector from the stalk.

The housing that attaches the stalk to the steering shaft also holds two connections for the steering wheel.
Figure 6

The housing that attaches the stalk to the steering shaft also holds two connections for the steering wheel. Squeeze the clips together (yellow arrows).

Slide the connection (red arrow) forward and out of the support (yellow arrow).
Figure 7

Slide the connection (red arrow) forward and out of the support (yellow arrow).

This photo illustrates the other connection (red arrows) being removed.
Figure 8

This photo illustrates the other connection (red arrows) being removed.

Here is a picture of the turn signal stalk.
Figure 9

Here is a picture of the turn signal stalk.

With the lower dash removed follow the wires to their connecting points.
Figure 10

With the lower dash removed follow the wires to their connecting points. One (red arrow) is attached to the ignition switch (red arrow) and the other (yellow arrow) is next to the steering shaft (yellow arrow).

This photo illustrates the small connection (yellow arrow) by the steering shaft.
Figure 11

This photo illustrates the small connection (yellow arrow) by the steering shaft.

Here is a photo of the cruise control stalk.
Figure 12

Here is a photo of the cruise control stalk. Installing is reverse of removal. Once airbag is installed, reconnect battery.

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