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Old 02-07-2010, 08:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Window switch W107 500SL

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I'm having trouble with the RH window sometimes works sometimes dosen't.
How do i remove the switches to interchange them to see if it is the switch.
If not the switch my next posting will be How do i remove the door lining.
Does anyone know where i can purchase a workshop manual for a W107 500SL 1985 model.

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Old 02-07-2010, 10:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The switches just snap into the wood an can be removed by carefully prying them up with a thin blade. Make sure to protect the wood to prevent damage. The wiring usually is pretty tight so not in all cases can you disconnect the plug in.
The other choice is to remove the ash tray and bracket. This will allow access to the screws that hold the lower wood console. Once the screws are removed the wood piece needs to be pushed to the rear approx. 10mm to release the back which has a (for lack of a better word) tit or male plug that is inserted into the console.

I have a 500SL and I have heard the manuals turn up in the UK but are pricey. There is a 5 DVD set that a few of us have ordered to see if they contain the necessary info.

Good luck. Several members here from down under.
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I strongly suggest pulling both window fuses and checking them. Hell, replace them! Make sure they are brass, not aluminum, then test your window. I could tell you a long story...
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Hi gents

Removed and cleaned switches and replaced both fuses window now working again.

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Old 02-08-2010, 03:26 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Just for future reference:
Just put a small film of dielectric grease on the contact points of the fuse or the plug of the switches, this will keep air and moisture away. No moisture or air will significantly reduce corrosion, which tends to be non-conductive.
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Hi gents

Removed and cleaned switches and replaced both fuses window now working again.

Thanks again

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An MB Forum sucess story. Good work, Robert. Good advice all you helpers.
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