W126 Steering Columns

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Anyone know if any versions of the W126 steering columns had adjustable rake and reach? Or was full adjustability not introduced until the W140?
 

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Oversize do you mean if the steering wheel is electronically adjustable is that right?

300SE has electronically adjustable steering wheel there is a switch on the bottom RH side of the steering wheel.
 

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Tim, could you post a picture of the adjusting switch ? As far as I know, W140 was the first to introduce that feature. Haven't spotted the switch you are referring to on my 420SEL - 1989. Regards Styria
 
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Yes a picture would be great. I do like the fact the w126 had lots of unusual options!
Tim does it go in and out plus up and down?
 

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Switch only goes in and out I will go and take a photo of the switch and post the photo.
 

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Adjustable steering column switch in the 300SE.
 

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Very cool Tim it would have been an expensive option when new. Have not seen it on any W126 I have looked at before. :D
 

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Wonder how much extra it did cost to have the adjustable steering?

Was only thinking the V8 LWB and SWB W126 would have had that switch for the steering?

Switch in the 300SE only goes back & forth not up and down as seen in the photo.
 

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Like most Mercedes options back then you could probably buy another car for the cost. Example Becker Mexico CD player for W126 cost about the price of a Toyota corolla . When new. :eek:
 

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Just remembered when I test drove a 1988/89 300SE for sale in Rutherglen the 300SE had the steering column switch.

300SE was smoke silver in colour superb car just a touch of my budget at the time!

Not sure if E200K's 300SE has the switch?
 

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It may have been made standard towards end off series with Australian deliveries . Ones I have looked at were 86;87 560 and they did not have it. :D
 

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The guy who refurbed the centre console in the 300SE he has a 420SEL.

Wayne's 420SEL has the original Becker CD player and Mercedes phone.

Phone was probably made by Nokia would I be right?
 

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Hi Tim Looks like a Motorola They and Nokia used to own the phone market . It looks the same to Motorola that was fitted to Taxi I used to drive in late 80's even yuppies were shocked when they saw car had mobile phone.
 

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Motorola that is other phone company I was trying to think of thanks for that info Motec.

Adjustable steering wheel was offered towards the end of the series for the Aussie delivered models okay that is good to know.
 

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Prices for the Becker CD players yikes!
:eek:

Touch wood the Becker radio & cassette in the 300SE continues to keep working.

The sound of the speakers in the 300SE is very good!
 

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Hi Tim I am pretty sure Becker Mexico CD was more than you paid for your car when new. :D
 
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