There are times when I want to track down the Previous Owner and give them a piece of my mind (from what may still be left) over something they did that has driven me bonkers.
I've finally decided to sort out the A/C system on my 560SL. I've not bothered with it because after all, it's a convertible. But I'd like to do some touring of Oregon's high desert area and because it's so damn hot up there I think A/C is going to be necessary.
First headache. The cabin air temperature sensor. I was able to get a hold of the actual sensor part, but it seems when a PO had the dash cap put on, the knuckleheads who installed it didn't cut a hole for the sensor, left it bouncing around under the dash and the socket it goes into is nowhere to be found.
Number 84, which is listed as "Thermostat"
It's the white plastic part in this photo:
I found a part number for it, A1268350079, but the only places online that seem to stock it are sites in Latvia and Belarus, and my ability to read Cyrillic text is kind of spotty. I found a German site that has it for Ä7, but the shipping charge came up as Ä108!
So it looks like I'm going call the Classic Center on Monday to see if they have it. Or I may have to start going around the local junkyards or I may have to fabricate something close enough that'll work. It's just that I'm getting tired of having wonder, why the hell did they do this, which unfortunately is something I've had to say too often about houses I've owned.
If anyone has one of these lying around, I'd be glad to give you a good price for it.