Author Topic: W108 280SE 3.5 combination indicator switch problem  (Read 2682 times)

rutger kohler

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W108 280SE 3.5 combination indicator switch problem
« on: August 14, 2021, 07:39:14 »
Hi, When indicating left, the indicator switch lever engages correctly but I have to gently hold it slightly futher down to get the electrical contact to engage. In the past I have had a problem with a 280SL combination/indicator switch not mechanically engaging and have repaired this successfully. However on removing the 280SE switch, it is quite different than the 280SL, it looks like it is a "sealed unit" and I am reluctant to try to open it up. Any ideas on how I can get it to electrically engage correctly please?
1969 280 SL Manual gear shift
1972 280SE 3.5 auto

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Re: W108 280SE 3.5 combination indicator switch problem
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2021, 12:55:22 »
My W111 doesn’t hold when turning right. I just assumed that this as a similar switch to the SL one and that it could be fixed. I have been holding off doing this and know I am very curious to see if it can be done as well.

Is the switch the same for all W111/108?
Wallace
Texas
'68 280SE W111 coupe
'60 220SE W128 coupe
'70 Plymouth Roadrunner 440+6

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Re: W108 280SE 3.5 combination indicator switch problem
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2021, 22:22:39 »
Hi Wallace, I don't know if they are the same. As I say, my switch engages mechanically ok, but I have to push it slightly further to get the electrical contact to meet
1969 280 SL Manual gear shift
1972 280SE 3.5 auto

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Re: W108 280SE 3.5 combination indicator switch problem
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2021, 07:27:21 »
Hi, I just found this youtube post which might fix your problem Wallace. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eW9zTW7Yo_g
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Re: W108 280SE 3.5 combination indicator switch problem
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2021, 18:19:12 »
Thanks for the link. Yes, that very well may help!
Wallace
Texas
'68 280SE W111 coupe
'60 220SE W128 coupe
'70 Plymouth Roadrunner 440+6