What is it?
This is the resistor to suit the heater blower motor, suitable for all R107 SL’s with or without air conditioning. It replaces OE part number: 1078350006.
As this item is currently unavailable to buy brand new, we offer a refurbishment service. Simply send us your original unit and we will despatch a reconditioned unit from our shelves.
Where does it go?
This product plugs into the heater blower motor, which sits beneath the plastic blower motor cover. It is situated inside a chamber within the bulkhead, underneath the windscreen at the back of the engine.
There is a rubber seal that mounts to the bulkhead which the blower motor sits on top of. Above the blower motor, the plastic blower motor cover (or lid) also has its own rubber seal.
This area is a well known weak spot for the R107 SL.
Why do I need it?
The original Mercedes-Benz items from the 1970s and 80s are made from a plastic that turns very brittle. After years of consistent heating and cooling from the engine, the cover and rubber seal begins to fail. Once this has happened, water can get into the chamber and down inside the bulkhead. Not only does this slowly damage the blower motor, but starts to corrode the car from the inside out.
A faulty blower motor could be noisy, erratic, and spontaneous or even not work at all. Rust within the bulkhead would explain damp carpets and a musty smell in the cabin.
What are my options?
There are 5 products to think about when addressing this area of the car:
We always recommend the complete bundle deal.
What else do I need to know?
Measurements: 10cm x 10cm x 9cm.
The blower motor cover seal is a very small part considering the amount of damage that a failed seal can eventually cause. Once water has reached the unprotected metal inside the housing where the blower motor lives, there is very little to stop it causing huge amounts of damage to the car from the inside out.
Understanding the condition of this area on your car is vital to the long term enjoyment of your SL.
If you are unsure about any aspect of the blower motor/bulkhead area of your SL, please contact us on 01789 337072.
I will return my old unit first. Follow these steps:
1. Click to buy the above and send your motor to us with a cover note with the order number and your contact details
2. Once received your motor will be inspected by our experts to ensure it is in condition to be refurbished
3. Our engineers will then meticulously transform your tired old unit into a fully restored product
4. Finally your reconditioned Heater Blower Motor will be sent back to you
Cover note – please provide all relevant contact details including name, address and phone numbers along with the order number provided.
|Mercedes Benz No.||1078350006|
|Car Type||SL 107|
|Body Type||Coupé, Roadster, SL|
|Steering Configuration||Left & Right Hand Drive|