463 center consul lights.

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hi friends and 463 owners :!: :!: :!:

i have a few switches on the center consul that are not working,can you advice me on how to get to them :?

* aircon dial.
* front window switch
* rear screen wiper.

rgds hus.

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Re: 463 center consul lights.

Huss, follow Pink Panzer's instructions in this thread:

http://www.gwoa.co.uk/index.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=1691

Thus you'll be able to access the switches that can be prised from behind...

But then you'll have to dismantle the switches to replace the bulbs. It is not difficult to dismantle them, but it's a bit tricky to assemble them afterwards. I have a trick to do this. Use superglue to very lightly glue the metal tabs into place while you assemble the whole thing (see pictures attached).

These are the type of bulbs that fit into the switches: https://secure.mmm.co.uk/sei/s/1653/e/tub1.jpg

MB does not sell them... according to them, you have to replace the whole switch (at GBP 25 + VAT each)

As for the light of the aircon dial, I can't say but I would assume that it should be a standard 12v/1.2w bulb.

Good luck...

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Re: 463 center consul lights.

hey Isa,when are you next visiting sunny england :P........ :?:

you can do the honours and cut back the grape vine in my backgarden :wink:

that job is a sunday job :!:

thanks for the response mate.

rgds hus

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Re: 463 center consul lights.

Hi contact International Lamps Ltd 01279 442266 "Tony Sprack" or www.internationallamps.co.uk......

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Re: 463 center consul lights.

Huss
The switch bulb replacement is no small job. Why don't you live with it for a while first before tackling a potentialy damaging job.
All 10 of my bulbs are now out. But it has an interior light that works well :D

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Re: 463 center consul lights.

Roly, I was able to dismantle, change bulb and reassemble a switch in 20 minutes maximum.... and I have big, fat fingers and short nails....

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Yes but you have to dismantle the consol to get the switch out first. And get the cables back on the diff lock bulbs which is difficult. And if you pull the consol too hard the heater cables become detatched from the heater valve and you dont realise until it is reasembled and the steering wheel doesn't have a master spline and .... :o

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great photos mortinson!

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well to end this topic i will say thanks for the detailed help mortinson and all :P

secondly,there is no way in f**k that i am gonna take out the center fascia :shock:

thirdly, i just won a new window switch off ebay for £7.99 inc p/p :lol:

i think the centre consul is easy to remove, so i will do simple things first :!:

and i will have the consul re-laquered locally while i am at it....

and i will have hours to pull apart the old window switch and fix it with my equally fat and small nailed fingers..... :oops:

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Re: 463 center consul lights.

lol, cheer up hus! will you share the results of the re-lacquer with us, even mercedes veneer could use some tlc after 17 years..

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no worries brother!

the wood around the gear lever alawys looks a bit bad after a few years..

the company i will be using is called 'Abbey Antiques', they specialise in all sorts of restoration work.

i will keep you updated

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Re: 463 center consul lights.

The fan switch is easy to replace. get a pair of pliers and a rag and grip the knob and give it a small tug . It will come away easily. There is a readily available bulb behind. I don't have a/c but it may be the same wth that knob

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Re: 463 center consul lights.

So you mean I can just grab the fan switch with the pliers and pull it out? No need to remove the centerconsole etc. ?

The light in my airconswitch is also gone..

Best regards/

R

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i have installed the leds for the cigar lighter and ash tray lights with red leds,looks great! the fan blower light is now blue led.

but i couldn't see a light fitting behind the aircon switch.....

by the way,does the black plastic sectioin above the radio come out without
removing the whole center consul?

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Re: 463 center consul lights.

Thats odd all the switchs on my 460 work :D
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i guess you are smarter than most cliff :?

:wink:

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:D , remember your roots " the 460 is king ".................. :D
hope your enjoying your new G and it gives you as much fun as your 460 .
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Re: 463 center consul lights.

IMHO,

the 463 is a cruiser......

and the 460 is a bruiser....

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Re: 463 center consul lights.

I have also replaced the bulbs in cigarett lighter and gear indicator. Is it the same type of led in the fan switch? (1,2 w I think it was)

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itsi the same rollin and looks great :P

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Thanks Huss! :)

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Re: 463 center consul lights.

Stop winding poor Hus up. Don't you know he's after buying a proper G wagon now and is no longer slumming it with the 460 riff raff.

Regards,

Mike

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cheers mike for your support,but i am a happy and content man now :!:

i have one of each and appreciate them both more now for what they are and how i will use them :wink:

rgd hus

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:D

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Rollin wrote:
I have also replaced the bulbs in cigarett lighter and gear indicator. Is it the same type of led in the fan switch? (1,2 w I think it was)

There are 2 bulbs there I believe, one behind the cluster to illuminate the numbering and one in the switch itself. One in the switch (at least on my vintage) was a weird bulb with a red plastic base and 0.4W, got an MB one on order...failed last week, along with a diff switch light.