Author Topic: w111 280se speedometer and rev counter rubber retaining rings  (Read 695 times)

dunc1

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Hi.
I'm trying to find replacement rubber retaining rings for the speedo and rev counter on my 1969 280se w111 coupe.
Earlier cars had a bracket and knurled, or wing nut holding them against the back of the binnacle.
The gauges on mine are held into the binnacle by ridged rubber rings that are pressure fit. Mine are a bit crumbly now.
I can't seem to find them at any of sellers - authentic classics, Niemoller etc.
Does anyone know a source ? part #103 in the diagram
Thanks,
Duncan

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Re: w111 280se speedometer and rev counter rubber retaining rings
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2024, 10:41:00 »
This is A 000 542 02 80, available at Mercedes dealers (or Classic Center, I suppose, in the US) for about $25.
Pawel

280SL 1970 automatic 180G Silver
W128 220SE
W121 190SL
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Re: w111 280se speedometer and rev counter rubber retaining rings
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2024, 04:42:34 »
I bought those for my W111. They were black from what I remember and maybe a little harder than the original. Either way they worked just fine. 
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'60 220SE W128 coupe
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dunc1

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Re: w111 280se speedometer and rev counter rubber retaining rings
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2024, 18:59:51 »
Thanks for this info.
I have ordered a pair from classic center - $16.63 each
I'd emailed them last week about the part and they replied it was # 100 000 542 06 56 and "not available"
Thank you for this option
I had been messing with the bulbs/lighting and noticed how crumbly mine are. Hoping to get the leather re-done on the dash and binnacle at some point and it will be nice to have new gaskets too
Cheers,
Duncan


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Re: w111 280se speedometer and rev counter rubber retaining rings
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2024, 19:12:34 »
Pleased to know these'll work. I was contemplating hunting for some fine ribbed rubber matting and cutting it down to form a ring - It would have been a mess I'm sure

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Re: w111 280se speedometer and rev counter rubber retaining rings
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2024, 19:13:36 »
They got it a little wrong. There is no part number 100 000 542 06 56 that the system recognizes. Part number 000 542 06 56 if you cut the "100" is a rubber-like boot for speedometer, but for a different car. We say here: "I hear the bell tolling, just do not know in which church".

The bulb holders and bulbs are there available as well.

Price is lower than here....
Pawel

280SL 1970 automatic 180G Silver
W128 220SE
W121 190SL
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Re: w111 280se speedometer and rev counter rubber retaining rings
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2024, 19:24:54 »
ah - they may have meant that with their email response about the rubber boot/shell for the speedo and I didn't scroll down to make sense on my phone -
 all good now
Bulbs are fine now - the dimmer/rheostat is a bit temperamental though
I hope to stop burrowing around back there soon

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Re: w111 280se speedometer and rev counter rubber retaining rings
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2024, 20:02:29 »
The dimmer/rheostat is also available there at Mercedes, but for a slightly painful price. Fortunately just some cleaning often helps.
Pawel

280SL 1970 automatic 180G Silver
W128 220SE
W121 190SL
G-class