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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-19-2004, 02:14 PM Thread Starter
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Mystery B-pillar button on 1969 (W111) Coupe

Have discovered a small black button in the middle of the B-pilar on my '69 280SE Coupe. Can anyone tell me what it does?
The back of it connects to a flexible hose that disappears down into the pillar behind the trim. It has the look and feel of a tiny pump rather a switch.
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RE: Mystery B-pillar button on 1969 (W111) Coupe

would it be the vacuum release for the seat?

close doors.
start engine (to be sure)
try to move front seat foraward - as if trying to get out of the back
does it move? it shouldn't...

press button - NOW does it move? if so - theres the solution... :)

just checked epc
looks very much like its on the B pillar... its the vac release for the seat. be happy - the same system is on my 1997 coupe - but the switch in on the seat...
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