Heater matrix removal help

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mud
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Hi everyone, I've just bought a new heater matrix for £4.85 on Amazon on a ridiculous deal. I am just fitting a new rad so thought I'd fit the matrix at the same time. Can anyone advise me on the swap please? A few pointers would be great Thanks Mud
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Re: Heater matrix removal help

You do not mention if your's is a W460 or W463 chassis as the removal of the center console is different.

Any way why would you want to change the matrix, if it is not leaking leave it alone. If it is not heating check for the heater valve, these can be stuck closed in particular if left closed all summer long.

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Re: Heater matrix removal help
Thanks Mr Head, she's an early W463 300D. I was just thinking about it as I have a new one and I've changed the rad. If a massive job I'll leave it, just wanted to check what's involved before I start anything. Cheers Mud
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Re: Heater matrix removal help

Thank you for coming back. Which model it was or is, is important to learn as the dash removal instructions would be different but as your's is not leaking it is best left alone. The task to remove the dash is big and to a degree complicated.

Whilst you do have a spare matrix, I think it would be a good idea to pressure test it for leaks any way, you could re sell it or keep as a spare.