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Small Window Beneath Gauge Cluster

Started by 90077merc, 28 August 2022, 01:00 AM

90077merc

Does anyone know if this small window has a function?3C36ED89-9E27-4BE9-B4E8-93A4A77FA53D.jpeg
1974 450 SEL

Randys01

I suspect its a provision for auto trans selector guide in some early versions.

johnnyw116

#2
indeed this is were the gear selection indicator goes when you have an column shift automatic
JohnnyW116

90077merc

That makes sense. I was imagining a space for "Hello my Name is,"
1974 450 SEL

ptashek

You could, potentially, fit an external temperature display from a W201/W124 in there.
1993 "Pearl Blue" W124 280TE
1988 "Arctic White" W124 200T
1979 "Icon Gold" W116 450SE

90077merc

Interesting.. I'll be in Co Wicklow on the 22nd of Sept, ptashek!
1974 450 SEL

orientrot

My euro 77 450se parts car had a Fasten Seat Belts light there, but I couldn't tell you for sure if that were stock or not. I'll have to find it. The cluster was shared with the r107 and in later versions had some warning lights there. The rest of them outside of those and the column shifter cars just have that lovely piece of black painted styrofoam.
75 450SEL
80 300SD- ZF8 OM606 superturbo
83 300D- 6-speed M111 Kompressor
84 300D- 5-speed OM617
92 300D- 722.6 OM603 3.5
93 190E 2.6 Sportline LE x2- 6-speed M111 turbo, 3.0 M103
02 C320 Wagon
03 Sprinter 2500
06 E500 4Matic Wagon

90077merc

The intricacy in these cars is amazing. It's like doing archaeology. I found this out studying the car more closely as I was removing and cleaning the floormats/carpets.
1974 450 SEL

gurrier

Like being Indiana Jones, sometimes scary sometimes doomed yet exhilarating.!!
1973 350SE

raueda1

Quote from: ptashek on 28 August 2022, 03:59 PMYou could, potentially, fit an external temperature display from a W201/W124 in there.
OMG, I love this idea.  Do you if anybody has actually done it?
-Dave
Now:  1976 6.9 Euro, 2015 GL550
Before that:  1966 230S, 1964 220SE coupe, 1977 Carrera 3.0