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    A couple important G-wagen parts (early W463)

    For my parts stock, I got a couple of important G-wagen parts:

    First of all, there is a relay in many W463 models, commonly called the "Kiekert" relay (per the inscription on it), which is responsible for controlling the electrical door locking system. As is common with many 1990s and early 2000s era relays and electronic parts, sometimes the solder traces in the relay break, causing the relay to fail. The Kiekert relay is very very commonly responsible for the failure of the door locking system.

    On my G-wagen (1995 G320), the Kiekert relay is located in the relay and fuse panel beneath the dashboard on the front passenger side of the truck. It is held in by two screws and the electrical connector. This part number is 009 545 19 32, and is still available new (and in new production, mine being July 2018). It is used on all W463 G-wagens from inception in 1990 through at least the early to mid-2000s, if not later.

    Unfortunately, the Kiekert relay is only available through MBUSA, and not through aftermarket dealers. Some say that relays with defective solder traces can be repaired by re-flowing the solder.

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    The second part is a spare fan clutch. The G-wagen fan clutch, although used on the M104 application in my truck, is a specific fan clutch for the G-wagen version of the M104 engine, the 104.996. The MB part number for this specific fan clutch is 103 200 11 22. The MB part number for 104.99X fan clutches as used in "pedestrian" M104 sedan/wagon/coupe models is 103 200 04 22.

    As you can see, this is a Horton (ZF Sachs) produced fan clutch. The box says it was made in June, 2015.

    This fan clutch is a very thin design, and is also only available through MB sources, and not on the aftermarket.

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    Cheers,
    Gerry

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