Date registered: Aug 2009
Vehicle: '72 250C, '74 280C, '85 500SEL, '81 300CD.
Location: Tucson, Az.
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Never seen a '74 W114 with a gear selector cable. The only ones I've seen are console shifters. Are you referring to the speedo cable? If so, there is a clamp down on the firewall which you can undo to give you a bit more slack in the cable. This will five you more room to unscrew the speedo cable.
Is this a diesel? My '74 280C gasser has an electronic oil gauge but the diesels may still have the manual gauge. It will be a thick plastic line on the left hand side of the cluster. 10 MM wrench to remove it.
Last edited by Mike D; 02-17-2013 at 06:35 AM.