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HELP...the heater blower on my other halfs 2008 200 SLK died at the weekend....Ive popped it out and had a look but appears to be past the point of no return. Been looking around for a replacement and cant find a RHD one for less than £230....but loads of LHD for half that!.....Now heres the idiot question of the day....obviously the white plastic housing is handed for left or right hand drive...but if I pop out the grommets can I buy a left hand drive one and pop it back in my existing housing /casing???
 

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Hi and welcome to SLKWorld.com from the UK Midlands - Thanks for joining us! :)

I can't help by answering your question, but I'm sure someone will be along shortly to offer some advice on it..



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Welcome from Wirral, England.

If you could update your profile with vehicle/location it helps other members supply answers that
are more specific to you.

Also, it's better to keep your intro separate from questions for help.
Not everyone reads/welcomes newbies.

If you place a question in the relevant thread for your model such as:
SLK R171 General Discussion - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum

People who have had the same problem are more likely to spot it and reply.

Remember, not everyone checks out the forum daily, so it might be a while before you get a reply.

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HELP...the heater blower on my other halfs 2008 200 SLK died at the weekend....Ive popped it out and had a look but appears to be past the point of no return. Been looking around for a replacement and cant find a RHD one for less than £230....but loads of LHD for half that!.....Now heres the idiot question of the day....obviously the white plastic housing is handed for left or right hand drive...but if I pop out the grommets can I buy a left hand drive one and pop it back in my existing housing /casing???
Found this on benzworld.com forum.

"Hi,

The quirkiest thing I had RHD to LHD (maybe?) was when i replaced the blower motor with a US motor.
Need to switch wires around to make it blow into the car instead of out of it.
Could also be a defect with the blower motor, but certainly strange.

Cheers"
Difference between Right Hand Drive (RHD) and Left Hand Drive (LHD) W140`s. - Mercedes-Benz Forum
 

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@ramsboy, Thanks for updating your profile info! :tu:

With a username like that, I guess I shouldn't be surprised that you're from Derby!

We have quite a few members around the UK Midlands that like to meet up from time to time. If you're interested in joining us sometime, just keep an eye on the UK Region section, as we post meeting plans there (we have a breakfast meet booked for this Sunday morning at the Donington Park Café - click here for details)!:tu:

There's a summary post that I maintain for all UK meets here, and links to examples and pictures from this year's past meets are available here.

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