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    Generator lamp holder ... how remove it?

    Goodmorning everyone..!
    yesterday I survived with difficulty a heart attack when I saw that the red lamp of the generator did not light up ...
    luckily, beating on it with a finger lit up.
    I therefore decided to replace the lamp but ... Is there any trick or special tool to extract the lamp holder?
    It is uncomfortable and difficult to reach and I am afraid to break it by forcing it..
    Thanks!!
    Francesco
    Francesco
    190 SL 1961 - (ex US OZF-810)
    Sorry for my "Google" English...

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    Re: Generator lamp holder ... how remove it?

    Francisco ...... A number of tools have been discussed to remove the escutcheons. For really tough ones, I have used a small nail set as a punch and tap it with a hammer about 90 degrees from the edge. A couple of taps us usually enough to loosen it so that other tools can remove it.

    By the way, getting to the generator light is challenging; I remove the tachometer to gain access.
    Jim Villers
    1961 190SL, 230SL 5-speed, MGB 5-speed, Porsche 356C; 1967 Porsche 911; 1950 Jeep CJ3A

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    Re: Generator lamp holder ... how remove it?

    Hi Jim!
    removing the tachometer isn' t challenging as the removing the lamp holder?
    An answer ... to change the lamp do I have to remove the lamp holder from the dashboard?
    Thanks!!
    Francesco
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    Sorry for my "Google" English...

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    Re: Generator lamp holder ... how remove it?

    Francesco ..... The lamp socket will unplug from the back of the holder. Sometimes it is quite a pull and twist so that it might be easier to remove the holder.
    Jim Villers
    1961 190SL, 230SL 5-speed, MGB 5-speed, Porsche 356C; 1967 Porsche 911; 1950 Jeep CJ3A

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