removal of indicator stalk

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GeeMerc
Dernburg Wagon
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removal of indicator stalk

Post by GeeMerc » Mon 28 Jul, 2014 8:00 pm

Hi
Have a 1972 350SL. I am trying to remove the dashboard. Everything has been removed. The problem is that I cannot remove the dash due to the indicator stalk. On some models, as I understand you remove the rubber surround and 2 screws can be seen, Once these have been removed the stalk can be taken out. On my vehicle, I could not access these 2 screw and would appreciate suggestions. I am not sure if the screws are covered by the metal casing and if is any suggestions to ? remove casing. Have uploaded a couple of images to illustrate the problem
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4heckssake
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Re: removal of indicator stalk

Post by 4heckssake » Tue 29 Jul, 2014 7:20 am

I have a '72 350sl as well and have managed to remove the indicator stalk once but it was some time back and cant recall the process but i think it was relatively easy when you work out what is required. I have a spare stalk in my kit so could take a photo of it for you if that helps.
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GeeMerc
Dernburg Wagon
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Location: Geelong

Re: removal of indicator stalk

Post by GeeMerc » Tue 29 Jul, 2014 7:57 pm

Hi 4HECKSSAKE
Thank you for your response. I searched the net looking for further images of the indicator stalk. It appeared that there are 2 screws at the front of the stalk (closest to the driver). I again reviewed my vehicle but it appeared that the metal casing was covering the screws. I needed to consider a different approach, so unscrewed the 2 bolts holding the steering column - seen behind the instrument cluster. I have now removed the dash - there was just enough room. Its going to be a challenge getting it back
Thanks again for your previous response and offer

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