Starter lockout relay module replacement procedure? on 1994 Mercedes-Benz E320

It seems the starter lockout module went gunny. It is located behind the left side of the dash. I do believe a pickaxe would be a handy tool for removal but the owner is a neat sort. How does one remove the left side of the dash panel? Finally wired around the starter lockout module and fixed the no starter function. I could not get to the lockout module itself since to access it I think one has to remove the instrument cluster which I tried to do. The procedure calls for sliding a hook behind the cluster on the right side, engaging the hook in the recess about 4 inches behind it and pulling it out. It sure would be nice to have some experience in this because it would come out about 1 1/2 inches but no further. I applied a ludicrous amount of force before I finally gave up and pushed it back into place. I located the purple wire coming out of the ignition switch, cut through the insulation and ran a shunt wire from that to the purple green wire that goes to the neutral safety switch. Starter problem solved. Now on to the engine wiring harness. What a nightmare that is! Does anyone know of an alternative to paying around $1000 for the wiring harness?

by in Cottage Grove, OR on July 27, 2010
1 answer 1 comment
ANSWER by on December 06, 2010
take it to the shop before you TEAR YOUR CAR UP. YOU OBVIOUSLY DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING!!!
COMMENT by on December 11, 2010
worked just fine smartass.