Mercedes-Benz Steering Column Broken Dogbone Repair DIY

Mercedes-Benz Steering Column Broken Dogbone Repair DIY

If the steering column on your Mercedes-Benz no longer travels up and down, the problem could be a broken plastic piece on the steering column.  This repair is labor-intensive, but the part is worth only a few dollars.
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VALID FOR: Memory steering column with motorized control.

MODELS: R171, W203, W204, W209, W211, W219, R230, W240. WORK STEPS AS SHOWN IN W203:

What you will need:

  • 1/ Remove center console (6 screws)
  • 2/ Remove dashboard end cover (unclip)
  • 3/ Remove light switch (1 screw)
  • 4/ Loosen ignition switch (ring)
  • 5/ Remove cluster (2 hooks)
  • 6/ Loosen under dash panel drivers side (3 screws)
  • 7/ Remove head unit / radio (4 screws for COMAND, 2 for radio)

8/ Remove the lower half of the dashboard (drivers side)
– 3 screws radio area
– 1 screw near knee – bottom side
– 1 screw near the outer vent
– 1 screw near the bottom of the fuse holder (W203)

Other work steps as shown in the photos.

The broken part and the new part are side-by-side.

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Part number: A203 462 06 78

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Dashboard trim parts removed. Also removed the passenger side so that I could repair the footwell flaps levers on the heater box (best time to replace those fragile levers)

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The ignition switch and light switch hang down. Also shown is the European vacuum switch not used in the USA.

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Cover panel removed from the area where parts will be removed.

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Stability bar bolts shown in red, cross-bolt from vertical adjustment shown in green.

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Stability bar removed (2 bolts)

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Vertical adjustment assembly + steering column

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Remove 6 screws from the cluster area. Part in the red rectangle is the alignment pin.

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Disengage vertical adjustment assembly from main plate (4 screws)

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Main plate bolt (x4)

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Loosen bolt clamp (1 hex screw) and unwind from the main bolt. Remove the vertical adjustment bolt from the assembly. There are two black spacers on the bolt (one shown).

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How your steering column will appear at this point

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Vertical adjustment assembly with new collar in place (spline). Test the thread by spinning the adjustment arms to see if one of the arms has locked. Loosen with gentle pressure.

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Push assembly back into place and mate collar with drive motor. Install all parts back into place.

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Your steering column now goes up and down again. Work steps may vary for other models.

We hope you find the Mercedes-Benz Steering Column Broken “Dogbone” Repair DIY guide helpful. Check these troubleshooting and repair guides for more help on your Mercedes-Benz.

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