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Topic Started: Fri Dec 8, 2017 11:00 pm (801 Views)
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Hi everyone, I've just bought an automatic 1990 190D 2.5, and use it commute 84 miles per day round trip, a task it is taking to just fine. I'm hoping to take very good care of it, has already been in for a full service post buying it, so any tips would be great. On the topic of keeping it in great condition, I'm looking for the air vent surrounds on the drivers side and centre, as well as a drivers door card in black fabric.
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Hello and welcome.

I think the vent surrounds are still available from the dealers. They used to be reasonably priced, although recently the prices for such parts have been going up.
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Fri Dec 8, 2017 11:10 pm
Hello and welcome.

I think the vent surrounds are still available from the dealers. They used to be reasonably priced, although recently the prices for such parts have been going up.
I'll have a look, cheers for the help. I tried getting a door card but they don't make them anymore apparently, which I think is stupid as the other stuff doesn't really go wrong.
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The door cards are a weak point in the 190, sadly :-/ . So the stocks got used up faster than most other parts. The same goes for the vent surrounds. So as their stock dwindles the prices start to rocket.
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Hello and welcome :driver:
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Hello and welcome to the forum, will be great to see some pictures of the car. Regarding the vents you can get these in good condition second hand but tend to be brittle with age, brand new if my knowledge is still correct the central one it around the 200 mark and the drivers 100 from the dealers.
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Hi everyone, thank you for the warm welcome. I'm still looking out for the second hand air vents, but probably will get new ones as they'll be in better condition.
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HELLO AND WELCOME TO MERCEDES COMMUNITY
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Hello and welcome :)
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Just back from getting her delivery valve seals replaced. Anyone know a decent place for alignment around the Buxton area? I tried the local selecta tyre but they couldn't get it right even after I went back four (!) times.
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Welcome to the forum.

You will have to persevere with the alignment.

Although the data should be available on most computerised alignment systems, it is the ability of the man operating the system that is often the issue.

Also the age of the parts they are trying to adjust to achieve perfect three way alignment can be an obstacle and they give up.

Good luck with the car.
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love that picture :) and welcome to the forum :)
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So another update, found the cause of why the boot chucks a litre of water in the boot everytime it rains and I open the boot. I think the rear window screen seal is buggered, some standing water on the parcel shelf when I removed it (no serious rust thank God). I'm going to try some sealant repair paste, see what happens.
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I don't know if you've already checked this but have a look at the sealing of the air vents (exhausts) under the covers on the "C" pillar- you can feel them blowing from the outside if you have the car closed up and the fan on max, and you are at the "C" pillar..... the mastic on them gets hard and most importantly the rear drain pipe from the sun roof MUST be poked into it, not draining into the boot! It's a bit of a fiddle re-installing the pipe into the rubber bellows, but if you stiffen the drain pipe with a double length of coathanger wire, it goes home more easily.

Good luck!
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Sun Feb 4, 2018 11:38 pm
I don't know if you've already checked this but have a look at the sealing of the air vents (exhausts) under the covers on the "C" pillar- you can feel them blowing from the outside if you have the car closed up and the fan on max, and you are at the "C" pillar..... the mastic on them gets hard and most importantly the rear drain pipe from the sun roof MUST be poked into it, not draining into the boot! It's a bit of a fiddle re-installing the pipe into the rubber bellows, but if you stiffen the drain pipe with a double length of coathanger wire, it goes home more easily.

Good luck!
Sorry mate, I don't quite follow you. Should I be looking for them to be blowing with the fan full on? And what does it mean if it isn't?
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scherrit
Sun Feb 4, 2018 11:38 pm
I don't know if you've already checked this but have a look at the sealing of the air vents (exhausts) under the covers on the "C" pillar- you can feel them blowing from the outside if you have the car closed up and the fan on max, and you are at the "C" pillar..... the mastic on them gets hard and most importantly the rear drain pipe from the sun roof MUST be poked into it, not draining into the boot! It's a bit of a fiddle re-installing the pipe into the rubber bellows, but if you stiffen the drain pipe with a double length of coathanger wire, it goes home more easily.

Good luck!
Sorry mate, I don't quite follow you. Should I be looking for them to be blowing with the fan full on? And what does it mean if it isn't?
Sorry to confuse the issue, no I was just saying that you can feel the air blowing out of them when you are outside the car, if you wondered where they were ( under the cover on the C pillar). They are there to let the ventilation system blow air out of the car easily, but also serve to locate the rear drains from the sunroof.
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Welcome on here a lot of good peep here with lots of help on hand many happy miles in her
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Right, with a bit of Capt. Tolleys sealent fixer, I've managed to fix the leak. The next issue is the sunroof. I think a video would be the best way to describe it, in essence every function works except the tilt down switch. It can tilt down, using a different switch position.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZAiiBT_kP0
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Looks fine to me?
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Looks fine to me?
I might be being a bit thick, but when you pull the switch down, shouldn't the sunroof tilt back down? If I push the button up, it tilts up. If I pull it down, there's a whirring sound but it doesn't go back down.
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_-welcome-_ Have a Nice Day
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Does anyone know what the part number for the C pillar vent seals are? Or what the keywords are for them? My local dealership is unable to even find the part on the Mercedes database.
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re. sunroof, I understand what you mean now.
I think you're right. I had a leccy sunroof on my old diesel, but my current car has a manual roof.
Er, how you fix that I've no idea. But I can see in the video you've got a workaround to bring it back down.
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Welcome to the forum!

The picture you've uploaded of your car is a contender for the 190E of the month competition.

Happy motoring!
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Part numbers for the rubber vent in which the roof rear drain must be located is A 201 831 01 25 for left and A 201 831 02 25 for the right but you shouldn't have to replace these, mostly you can strip it and clean it and the body shell and then relocate the drain and re-seal the vent onto the body with mastic or I just use silicone in black.
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Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:46 pm
Part numbers for the rubber vent in which the roof rear drain must be located is A 201 831 01 25 for left and A 201 831 02 25 for the right but you shouldn't have to replace these, mostly you can strip it and clean it and the body shell and then relocate the drain and re-seal the vent onto the body with mastic or I just use silicone in black.


Thanks for that advice. The seals are no longer available anyway, so I just used some silicone sealant.
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The saga continues. When I the ignition to the ACC position, the handbrake light is on for a fraction of a second. After that it doesn't come on. How can I fix that?
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