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rutger kohler

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replacing light bulbs for heating and cooling bezel
« on: June 17, 2021, 07:49:01 »
Hi, I've got pretty much all the instruments working on my 280SE 3.5 but the light bulbs that glow green/blue in this area don't work, (the red ones do) at night. What is the best way to access these, and where can i get new bulbs plse?
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1972 280SE 3.5 auto

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Re: replacing light bulbs for heating and cooling bezel
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2021, 14:11:24 »
You might want to consider switching to LED bulbs. Do a search for “LED heater bulb replacement”. Lots of info.
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Re: replacing light bulbs for heating and cooling bezel
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2021, 15:59:47 »
This is on a w111? Is this for the lower dash mounted a/c unit? I always thought that all W111 cars (early or late) had the same climate control slide controls that are mounted up high on the dash. I do not think they have lighted controls like the W113 and W108 cars do. Mine do not and have taken the entire assembly out. Maybe a picture of what area you are referring to?
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rutger kohler

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Re: replacing light bulbs for heating and cooling bezel
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2021, 00:50:25 »
Hi Wallace, no it is a W108 body, not a W111, the ventilation controls are high up on the dash, and do have the red and blue colours. There is no AC on this car
1969 280 SL Manual gear shift
1972 280SE 3.5 auto