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PRNDL ADJUSTMENT NEEDED 74 W115

Hi All,
My gear shift steering display is out of alignment, making it hard to figure out
Neutral or Reverse. Is there a way of getting under the dash to adjust the cable....thanks in advance...Ted.

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If the W114 is like the W108, there is an adjustment on the back of the PRNDL indicator itself. You have to remove the cluster and tighten the thumbscrew.
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Hi, there might be a threaded rod that can be adjusted if you can get under the car and reach the shifting arm on the transmission, there's a drawing of this in my Haynes book for W123 series cars, should be the same on yours.
But i'm not at home so i can't look it up for you, and i've only had MB's with the center/floor shifter so i'm not certain.
You should fix the problem asap to avoid transmission trouble and wear..
Set gearlever in N, set tranny shifter arm in N, adjust on the threaded rod at end of shifting cable until the connection fits together with same play in both directions.

P.s. do you have the 230.4 or 230.6 ?

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I have the 230.6..thanks for your help>>:>





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Hi, there might be a threaded rod that can be adjusted if you can get under the car and reach the shifting arm on the transmission, there's a drawing of this in my Haynes book for W123 series cars, should be the same on yours.
But i'm not at home so i can't look it up for you, and i've only had MB's with the center/floor shifter so i'm not certain.
You should fix the problem asap to avoid transmission trouble and wear..
Set gearlever in N, set tranny shifter arm in N, adjust on the threaded rod at end of shifting cable until the connection fits together with same play in both directions.

P.s. do you have the 230.4 or 230.6 ?

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thanks I will give that a try since I have to replace the bulbs in my cluster anyway...ted.



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If the W114 is like the W108, there is an adjustment on the back of the PRNDL indicator itself. You have to remove the cluster and tighten the thumbscrew.
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