E320 1999

Instrument Panel

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Removal & Installation



E-Class (210)
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions.
  2.  
  3. Remove cover below instrument panel on the left.
  4.  
  5. Remove steering wheel.
  6.  
  7. Remove instrument cluster.
  8.  
  9. Remove combination switch and jacket tube cover.
  10.  
  11. Remove instrument cluster.
  12.  
  13. Unhook pull cable on release handle for parking brake.
  14.  
  15. Remove release handle.
  16.  
  17. Remove housing for release handle (2 screws, arrows).
  18.  
  19. Remove paneling on left and right A-pillars.
  20.  
  21. Remove cover for left and right loudspeakers.
  22.  
  23. Remove left and right wood moldings.
  24.  
  25. Remove left and right side air nozzles.
  26.  
  27. Remove light module; for this purpose unscrew screw (arrow, 8 mm), remove light module downward and unclip connectors.
  28.  
  29. Remove glove box.
  30.  
  31. Remove insulating mat.
  32.  
  33. Disconnect passenger airbag straps on cross member.
  34.  
  35. Remove cover below instrument panel on the right.
  36.  
  37. Remove center console.
  38.  
  39. Remove spectacles compartment or cassette compartment.
  40.  
  41. Remove radio.
  42.  
  43. Remove pushbutton control module.
  44.  
  45. Remove cover on center console.
  46.  
  47. Remove center air nozzle.
  48.  
  49. Screw off guide at bottom of center console (2 screws, arrows).
  50.  
  51. Unclip sun sensor upward and pull off connector.
  52.  
  53. Remove ignition key from ignition lock.
  54.  
  55. Lift instrument panel, push connector for sun sensor through protective padding and then remove instrument panel.
  56.  
  57. Place instrument panel on suitable surface.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the instrument panel and surrounding components



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    Fig. Lower instrument panel fasteners



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    Fig. Main instrument panel fasteners



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    Fig. Positioning the passenger side airbag straps

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To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of removal.
  2.  
  3. Check for proper function.
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