Date registered: Jan 2006
Vehicle: 73 280SE 4.5, 71 300SEL, 03 BMW Z4, 72 Fiat 850, 80 Triumph TR7, 85 Porsche 911
Location: DC Area
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I did this, and it IS a bear. I took out everything - the dash, the heater levers, the radio, the glove box, the AC, the dash wood, everything. It's a bear. Did I say it's a bear? While you're in there, check the valves, check the heat exchanger, and if you have doubts about them, change the control lever things - they get brittle and the tabs break off over time. In my case, I replaced the heater blower motor, and I think it was all well worth it. I paid almost $300 for the motor (eBay), $50 to get the exchanger pressure tested, and while it was all off, I refinished the dash wood. How's your speedo? This would be a good time to replace/fix it if it's bad ...