Gearshift indicators

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cinan
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Gearshift indicators

Post by cinan » Sun 10 Feb, 2019 6:03 pm

Hi all,

In my w108 it had a shift indicator in the instrument cluster reading 234NRP, I have since replaced this from a donor indicator that has the cable intact, this indicator though has LSDNRP. I assume D stands for drive, what does L and S stand for ?

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Bartman4800
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Re: Gearshift indicators

Post by Bartman4800 » Mon 11 Feb, 2019 8:00 pm

L = Langsam (slow)
S = Schnell (Fast)
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Re: Gearshift indicators

Post by CraigB » Tue 12 Feb, 2019 10:26 pm

Thanks Bart - my son asked me that question just the other day.
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T-Modell
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Re: Gearshift indicators

Post by T-Modell » Wed 13 Feb, 2019 12:53 am

Hi Bart,
afaik the correct "naming" is:

D: "direkt" ... all gears
S: "Steigung" (slope, uphill)
L: "Last" (load), i. e. trailer etc.

If S was "schnell" (fast) and L was "langsam" (slow), then D should be "diabolically fast" :laughing6:

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Thomas
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1967 W111 250SE Cabriolet, horizon blue
1973 W115 220D 5.0 Pick-Up Argentina, solar orange, work in progress 2017-2020
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Djenka018
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Re: Gearshift indicators

Post by Djenka018 » Wed 13 Feb, 2019 10:02 am

LSD...

Hmm....what does it mean when it's use begun in 70's?
LSD was used for 3 speed auto gearboxes, i believe.
Other use was to produce the best music of the 70's
'80 450SLC 3-continental

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Re: Gearshift indicators

Post by Christo C » Wed 13 Feb, 2019 12:02 pm

Djenka018 wrote:
Wed 13 Feb, 2019 10:02 am
LSD...

Other use was to produce the best music of the 70's
Some would argue the best music of all time :sunny:
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Re: Gearshift indicators

Post by T-Modell » Wed 13 Feb, 2019 4:19 pm

You guys are right ... it stands for Lucy, Sky and Diamonds :drunken:
Thomas
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1967 W111 250SE Cabriolet, horizon blue
1973 W115 220D 5.0 Pick-Up Argentina, solar orange, work in progress 2017-2020
1986 R107 500SL, arctic white, the midlife crisis viagra replacement
2007 R171 SLK350, calcit white
2008 S211 E63T, calcit white, sleeper

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