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Date registered: Apr 2012
Vehicle: 1971 280se, 1972 300 SEL 4.5
Location: Sammamish, WA (Seattle area)
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W108/w109 heater fan replacement - I'm stuck!
hi, I'm part way through dismantling the dash of my 72 300SEL in order to replace the dead heater fan. I have the radio, cigar lighter, glovebox, heater control assembly, AC controls and AC fan removed. However, I'm stuck trying to remove the AC air duct that runs from the evaporator to the dash vents. I see clips when I look into the lower access hole and was able to remove 2 of them, but it's still not free.
Do I need to remove the lower dash padding in order to get at this correctly? If so, I don't see how to do this easily as it's pop-riveted to the metal. I don't see any further screws to remove. I removed the ones to the left of the steering wheel and that piece will come apart, but on the right side of the wheel, I am stumped at how to do this.
I've read Britton McIntyre's writeup on another forum, but either it doesn't addess what I'm up against, or I'm not seeing what I should. From the rest of the writeup it looks do-able to me, but I'm stuck at this point.