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Cabin air temperature sensor socket

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"

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It's the white plastic part in this photo:

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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.

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Brock probably has it.
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You can search the national junkyard database, some of these guys ship.
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I know Larry Brock will ship you any part, he has about 40 107's in his yard.
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Thanks! I'll try them.

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Is this it? Part # seems to match.

https://www.mboemparts.com/oem-parts...ler-1268350079

BTW - didn't check your part number in the EPC. Assume that is where you got it and is correct.

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Buy it from mboemparts . That's the right part.
You can also talk to their customer service line to confirm it 100% with that picture.
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BTW - didn't check your part number in the EPC. Assume that is where you got it and is correct.
I don't have access to the EPC since my computers are all Mac, but I have a print copy of the parts microfiches from Germany. My copy shows that part but it isn't numbered, maybe it was included with the hose, who knows. I found the above illustration which has the part number on one of the sites which is a Russian bootleg version, but I have to be careful about the accuracy on some of those sites.

Thanks for that link. I'll give them a call tomorrow and find out if it is in fact the correct part.

My next potential headache is that when someone replaced the compressor, they cut one of the wires coming out of it to about 1/4", with a crimp-on connector hanging by a thread. I have have to take the compressor out and solder a longer piece of wire to that and I hope I don't have to open it up to get to more of the wire inside the unit.

Why do people do stuff like that?

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Try this free EPC version https://nemigaparts.com/cat_spares/epc/mercedes/ It is kind of like what the new EPC paid subscription was from what I remember.
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Try this free EPC version https://nemigaparts.com/cat_spares/epc/mercedes/ It is kind of like what the new EPC paid subscription was from what I remember.
mboemparts can verify but pretty sure that is the part you're looking for and does look like it came as a separate piece. Try dropping the "A" when Googling part #s as you might find more. If you were working from a Russian EPC they are all auto translated so the part names can't be trusted.

Hate to try your project without a English EPC so thinking rowdie's link will be a life saver. Might start using it myself as the EPC i have now has to run in a WindowsXP simulator and is a PIA (Thanks rowdie!)

Sounds like the PO sure didn't do you any favors when they butchered out your A/C.

Never ran across a "Why The Hell did The Previous Owner Do That?" thread on this forum but if there is one I'm sure it full of horror stories.
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Thatís the one from which I got the illustration and part number, but thanks for posting.

Yeah, I suppose a ďWhy the hell did they do that?Ē thread would probably run pretty long. Iím wondering why they lost the tool kit, but at least they didnít lose the wheel mounting tool.


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I have a similar set of PO's. I found everything but that fitting. Could not purchase it anywhere, so I made one from a PVC reducing tee (3/4x1/2?). I have no idea whether it will work, as I haven't charged the system yet. But it was a nice fit. I used pipe insulation for the pipe. I do a lot of shopping at Lowes.
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