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The instrument panel in almost all Benz if not all is removed by simply pulling it out from the front. It is held in place by a tight fit inside the dash board.On My 1999 E320 the manufacturer recommended deactivating the airg bag system first. This is to protect your self from an accidental deployment of the air bag while you are working on the dash.I was able to remove the instrument panel without deactivating the air bag so you decide what to do in that respect.Now, the manufacturer sells a simple tool for removing the instrument panel which is nothing more than two simple hard wires like the ones for hanging clothes. Cut the ends of the wire so that they are straight and smooth. Then put a bend in the form of an "L" shape at one end of the wire about 1/4" long.First try pulling the instrument panel with your hands only, you may be able to remove it using your Hans only. If it will not come out completely by hand, then insert the "L" end of the wires at each end of the panel and engage the ends to the back of the outer walls of the panel and continue pulling it with the wires but being carefull not to damage it.Replace any burned out lamps and replace panel by simply pushing it back in place until it is fully seated.Good luck. Ed Rivera

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