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fuel level sending unit

Started by RD, 19 December 2021, 08:23 AM

RD

Hello everyone, my car is a 1980 300SD; build date April 1980. I want to take out the fuel level sending unit to inspect/clean. But the rear hat shelf has no First Aid kit! There isn't even an opening for it! I'm assuming the shelf was replaced by a prior owner, as the owner's manual does say that's where the First Aid kit should be. There are 2 speakers there. Would the sending unit be removed from under the car on some of these W116s? Or should I remove the entire hat shelf?

daantjie

Yes most likely a previous owner replaced the parcel shelf as they take a beating from sun exposure.
You will need to remove it yes to access the sender unit.  I think mercedessource has a video on youtube on this topic.
Daniel
1977 450 SEL 6.9 - Astralsilber

RD

got it done!  yes, it was a replacement shelf without the First Aid kit cut-out!

daantjie

Daniel
1977 450 SEL 6.9 - Astralsilber