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The box is much better than the burlwood rolltop. So much more space. You can hardly fit anything in the rolltop - I use it as my charging station, with power run to it so no wires all over the place.

The armrest fits loads of stuff. I'll measure it tomorrow.

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Hokay, measurements as follows.

A: 15cm.
B: 38cm.
C: 9cm.
D: 16cm

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ianrandom Thank you very much These numbers helped me a lot, but I found out that there's one last measurement which I need - the length of the lid, can you help me out also with this one?

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Looks like 28cm, measured today.
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THX once again ianrandom, I'll finish the drawings and post them here in 1:1 scale - maybe someone will use them

Recently I've been preparing myself for changing power steering fluid. As I want to do it properly, I've started reading some tutorials, in one of them (which was written especially for W126) I read something like this:
"While changing the oil, one should flush pump transmission - there is a drain plug out there, and usually lots of nasty sludge"

Does anyone know where this "drain plug" is located on power steering pump? THX for any hints and answers.
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Today only 3 pics, but the featured mod is one of those handy ones...
Most important interior lightning points changed to LED. I've decided to "go for it" because original light bulbs generate so much heat that some plastic parts start to crack or melt. LED's that I used have light temperature of 3000K so the colour is similar to classic light bulbs.
I'm very happy with the final effect Taking advantage of the opportunity of removed instrument cluster I've re soldered and cleaned some of the connections on it. This job eliminated the jumping temperature needle problem which almost gave me heart attack for a few times :P

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Good work -The instrument cluster illumination came out spot on.

I am not happy with factory globes in the SEL despite painting the plastic cages on the two prism lights and cleaning the globes of dust. Still not bright enough for my liking.
Can you tell me where you sourced those LED globes (link) as i will swap in the same as what you fitted to my SEL.
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Good work -The instrument cluster illumination came out spot on.

I am not happy with factory globes in the SEL despite painting the plastic cages on the two prism lights and cleaning the globes of dust. Still not bright enough for my liking.
Can you tell me where you sourced those LED globes (link) as i will swap in the same as what you fitted to my SEL.
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For cluster illumination You should search for 12V LED light bulbs that are marked as "W5W T10", T10 is the connector type. Light temperature shouldn't be lower than 3000K, higher light temperature means "warmer" light colour, so if you find something around 1500K be sure that the light will be more white than yellow.
Here is what I bought:

?arówka Led W5W T10 5x SMD 5050 12V Bia?y Ciep?y CANBUS www.sklepledowy.pl

It's a Polish LED shop but, I'm sure that Google translate can help with language barrier.
Be aware that number of LED's on the bulb matters! LED's emit light only in one direction (classic light bulb creates a light sphere, LED creates a something which can be compared to a cone), so you have to be sure that LED is facing into the right direction - the more LEDs, the less probability of missing the target - in this case plastic prisms.

When You install the LED's the difference is tremendous - you can see that the cluster is really lightened up by electricity not with candles
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The star emblem removal is done?
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