I am onto a new project now - replacing the smelly
in my '83 240D. This material is a layer of about
3/8" thick with a dark
grey rubber or soft plastic backing. It really
stinks so I am replacing it
Already I have the screws removed from the dash
panel and am trying to
disconnect the slider arm that controls the air
flow into the two jets in the
middle of the dash panel. The MBZ manual shows a
small downturned piece
of thick wire that is supposed to be pulled out of
some hole or slot to release
the dash panel.
I can't see a thing in there and feeling around
with my hand tells me there is a 90 degree arm
attached to the air-control slider on the dash
panel and there is a pin that passes through the
end of the arm and also the end of another arm
that heads towards the windshield - possibly to
damper valves. That pin does not move easily,
at least when squeezed by hand.
Does anyone remember the layout and the technique
to release this slider mechanism?