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Aren't they? And still original MB part!

Noticed a little buzzing with the music off at the passenger side of the dash, finally had some time to explore: Air vent assembly. Drove me nuts! Upon removal, it all just crumbled:



And as you can see, someone been there before me...



All fixed! That's the beauty of having spare parts from pick-a-part. The original is still repairable, and I will fix, it as always - using the every so versatile PlasticWeld Syringe a "must" in every R129 owner's tool box!

Regards,
D

P.S. And yes, all of my sliders are still intact ;)
Where did you find the inner piece's?
The out vent housing has 2 tabs on the bottom that snap into the inner housing. The inner pieces I have, those "holders" as I call them are broken. The vents won't stay in place. Tried 2 sided tape to hold them, no go.
 

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Replaced my low beam xenons, took me four hours only because the passenger side was a massive struggle.
All that work and kindof cut fingers, only for the driver's side to not work. Driver's side worked on first try, then no more after disconnecting just to check my work. AHHHH!

If it's working DONT DO ANYTHING ELSE TO IT :(
 

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well, last saturday DS and I took off the hardtop getting ready for summer driving. Perfect weather, nice and sunny, but then the rain has hit and it's been garaged since then. Waiting for weather to clear for a ride.
 

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Dropped it off with the installer lol. Getting a new top and fixing the convertible frame as well. Big job.
 

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Where did you find the inner piece's?
The out vent housing has 2 tabs on the bottom that snap into the inner housing. The inner pieces I have, those "holders" as I call them are broken. The vents won't stay in place. Tried 2 sided tape to hold them, no go.
I had spares from the junk yard for years, low miles car, but blue, all intact. So I swapped the inner, and mounted with my black fascia. I may have an idea on how to fix the tabs (want to rebuild the inners for the spare). I'll post pics if I can get it to work...

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D
 

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I had spares from the junk yard for years, low miles car, but blue, all intact. So I swapped the inner, and mounted with my black fascia. I may have an idea on how to fix the tabs (want to rebuild the inners for the spare). I'll post pics if I can get it to work...

Regards,
D
Thank you D!
Those plastic tab holders are small box shaped. I'm sure many will welcome your potential solution!
I even tried using a miniature staple to no avail.
If the vent is not seated into those 2 holders, sliding the vent louvers...no can do!
 

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Thank you D!
Those plastic tab holders are small box shaped. I'm sure many will welcome your potential solution!
I even tried using a miniature staple to no avail.
If the vent is not seated into those 2 holders, sliding the vent louvers...no can do!
Are you concerned with #1 or #2 tabs:



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D
 

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@Benica I see, #2, the tabs holding the fascia to the vent insert. I just looked through my "parts bins" and found this spare that someone fixed already.



This is probably the best way fixing these tabs, JB Weld, your vent insert will need to come out to do it right. Once fixed, should be good for many years to come.

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D
 

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@Benica I see, #2, the tabs holding the fascia to the vent insert. I just looked through my "parts bins" and found this spare that someone fixed already.



This is probably the best way fixing these tabs, JB Weld, your vent insert will need to come out to do it right. Once fixed, should be good for many years to come.

Regards,
D
I'll give it a try!
Thank you!
 

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hi new member nash 55 not good with computor have 1995 sl500 - 2000 sl500 have issues with srs llight was told passenger belt swich or modual under seat on 2000 have foxwell 510 scanner no codes but light on dash
 
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