Have you been in my car??
Yep, front edge of the was broken off and as you predicted, it was just laying there. Pretty good detective work!! The only thing you didn't predict was that the cross piece at the back of the shift gate is broken, which explains in part why they had to glue the wood down.
It looks like I'll be able to get to the two bolts on the passenger side and I think if I remove the carpet from the driver's side of the tunnel I may be able to pivot the vent tube out of the way enough to get those. What do you think?
I would appreciate your write-up on repairing the front edge. Thanks for your help.
'02 C230 Kompressor
'89 560 SEL "Frau BlueCar" (retired April 2004)