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C W205 steering column cowling

Discussion in 'Bodywork, Tyres, Wheels & Trim' started by evilweasel, Oct 29, 2018.

  1. evilweasel

    evilweasel Member

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    Hello folks - I also posted this on ‘the other forum’ but wonder that to satisfy my curiosity if anyone out there with a w205 would do me a favour and take a photo of the underside of their steering column cowl, where it enters the underside of the dashboard. The reason why I ask is that I’m concerned that MB service have not replaced a lower bellows cover or something similar after doing a recent clock spring recall... On mine, the upper leatherette bellows cover is present, but underneath there’s a hole through which you can see the steering column and bracketry etc... not sure if this is normal, I only just noticed today, as I could feel cold air descending from the hole after this morning’s frosty start! Mine’s the one that adjusts electrically so maybe it’s a slightly different design, but I just don’t want to believe that MB designed the column/dash interface like this....
     
  2. Uncle Benz

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    It's normal. I looked at mine today, and it is rather an unsightly "hole", but you can't see it unless you go looking.
     
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    Thanks for this. Probably a cost cutting measure on MBs part, as I’m sure my previous mercs had proper covers around their steering columns...
     
  4. Uncle Benz

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    You are not wrong there. The whole centre console slab is held on with just two screws. When you lift the top piece away it reveals a big empty cavern. It almost has an echo. They never used to be this cheap.
     
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    clock spring recall ???
     
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    I've had nothing either
     

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