w124 300ce. Whats this device?

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datzed
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w124 300ce. Whats this device?

Post by datzed » Thu 05 Jul, 2018 9:35 am

Anyone know whats going on with that controller looking device near the power window switches (just below the transmission selector). Both pictures are from a 1990 300CE 24V (top pic is a 5 speed, bottom pic is a 4 speed).

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Bartman4800
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Re: w124 300ce. Whats this device?

Post by Bartman4800 » Thu 05 Jul, 2018 10:56 am

It's the controller for your passenger side mirror...
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Re: w124 300ce. Whats this device?

Post by Tony From West Oz » Thu 05 Jul, 2018 11:16 am

Ha Ha Bart, I think he is talking about the aftermarket box between the window switches.
Life is a journey, with problems to solve, lessons to learn, but most of all, experiences to enjoy.

'83 W123 300D 325000km (Wife's car Josephine - sold).
'84 W123 300D replaced good OM617 912 with OM617 952 and enjoyed having good acceleration for the first time since first driving a 300D in 2002 - became engine and trans donor for 300CD Turbodiesel conversion. Now parted out.
'86 W124 300D sold (Wife's old car - sold )
'85 W123 300CD, 275 000km (Fatmobile) rebuilt turbodiesel from previous Fatmobile transplanted into 280CE (SOLD)
'99 W202 C250 Turbodiesel (my darling Wife's car - Sold)
'98 W202 C250 Turbodiesel (my car - Sold)
'06 Ssanyong Musso Crew Cab 2WD Ute (OM662 diesel and Auto Transmission)

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Re: w124 300ce. Whats this device?

Post by datzed » Thu 05 Jul, 2018 11:17 am

Tony From West Oz wrote:
Thu 05 Jul, 2018 11:16 am
Ha Ha Bart, I think he is talking about the aftermarket box between the window switches.
Yes, this.

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Re: w124 300ce. Whats this device?

Post by Bartman4800 » Thu 05 Jul, 2018 11:35 am

That's the remote for your inline Flux Capacitor
1963 220 Sb Sedan "Kermit" (Australian Assembly)
1960 220 Sb Sedan "Zum Schlachten" (Early German Assembly, with a torsion bar spring for the bonnet) - Stored in Country WA
1981 Subaru Brumby 1.8 with Weber and 5-speed box "little utie" - Sold to another enthusiast!
2006 Ford Focus "daily driver"
2002 VW Passat V6 30V Station Wagon (SOLD - This car into a money pit)
2011 Kia Sportage "Missus commuter Bus"
2002 Mitsubishi Rosa Bus (converting it to a motor home)

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Re: w124 300ce. Whats this device?

Post by T-Modell » Thu 05 Jul, 2018 4:48 pm

Bartman4800 wrote:
Thu 05 Jul, 2018 11:35 am
That's the remote for your inline Flux Capacitor
:laughing6: :laughing6: :laughing6: ... that's some aftermarket stuff, definitely not original. Maybe some toll thing or an aftermarket heating. Press the buttons and find out :dance:
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Re: w124 300ce. Whats this device?

Post by datzed » Fri 06 Jul, 2018 10:25 am

I thought perhaps it was a ride height controller, but the 300CE didn't get the hydraulic rear end.
The two cars pictured are both for sale atm so unfortunately I cant test.

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Re: w124 300ce. Whats this device?

Post by Tony From West Oz » Fri 06 Jul, 2018 8:23 pm

Ask the sellers what they are for.
Life is a journey, with problems to solve, lessons to learn, but most of all, experiences to enjoy.

'83 W123 300D 325000km (Wife's car Josephine - sold).
'84 W123 300D replaced good OM617 912 with OM617 952 and enjoyed having good acceleration for the first time since first driving a 300D in 2002 - became engine and trans donor for 300CD Turbodiesel conversion. Now parted out.
'86 W124 300D sold (Wife's old car - sold )
'85 W123 300CD, 275 000km (Fatmobile) rebuilt turbodiesel from previous Fatmobile transplanted into 280CE (SOLD)
'99 W202 C250 Turbodiesel (my darling Wife's car - Sold)
'98 W202 C250 Turbodiesel (my car - Sold)
'06 Ssanyong Musso Crew Cab 2WD Ute (OM662 diesel and Auto Transmission)

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Re: w124 300ce. Whats this device?

Post by Ivanerrol » Fri 06 Jul, 2018 10:01 pm

Possibly had aftermarket audio and that might have been the remote for it.
On sale might of removed the aftermarket audio and reinstalled original audio but not removed the remote
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