2005 W215 CL500
Thanks man, this is the part I had problems with. I was able to shove the boot into the firewall hole, but then I couldn't push the shaft into the coupler. Your tip of going into the cabin and pushing it in after lining up the shaft on the coupler....that helped, big time.pressed the shaft back into the coupler, the bolt wouldn't go through. What happened was that the shaft actually went a bit too far. You need to align the notch to the hole; the easiest way I figured out was to open the hood of the car fully. From here, if you down look behind the drivers side of the engine, you can see the coupler. You can then move the steering wheel until the hole is vertical and adjust the shaft from the cabin to align it, and then carefully drop the bolt into the hole from above. This way, you know everything is adjusted properly.
Based on that PDF, the part number that is for my car -- 210-462-01-96 -- is meant for cars with production date up to 12/98.as long as someone used EPC, that should do the trick. dont have time to
crank it up right now but, according to one of the Russian parts catalogs,
the difference almost appears to be R vs L hand drive, but without having
them side-by-side, dunno.