Spider bulb replacement

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Spider bulb replacement

Post by ngruzevs » Thu 07 Sep, 2017 10:37 am

I Need to replace the spider globe in my 300. Anyone got any tips for replacing on a 126 with dual semi auto climate control? Looks to be a mess of cables, can barely see the globe let alone replace it.
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Re: Spider bulb replacement

Post by 420 SE » Thu 07 Sep, 2017 5:42 pm

I'm sure I did a pic write up many years ago, it is fiddly but doable.

The spider doesn't light up that much, the dual wheel climate control has many of its own bulbs in it.
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Re: Spider bulb replacement

Post by ngruzevs » Fri 08 Sep, 2017 7:04 am

I found access isn't as bad as I assumed, after removing upper console wood trim.

There's a total of 5 bulbs, one for each climate wheel, one for each rotary control and the spider bulb
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Re: Spider bulb replacement

Post by ngruzevs » Fri 08 Sep, 2017 7:50 pm

Replaced the spider bulb and while there replaced the other 6. Correction to my previous post, there's a bulb for each rotary switch, climate wheel and the two round bezels that mount into upper wood trim.
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1971 MK2 Jensen Interceptor Regency Red Jeremy
1979 W116 450SE Brilliant Red Metallic Claudia
1985 W126 280SE Thistle Green Max
1987 W126 300SE (SA Delivered) Pearl Grey Matt Oscar
1990 W126 420SE Dark Blue The Gangster
2013 MK7 Golf GTI White Gerhard

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