1. It might be a good idea to post this as a new topic with its own heading. That's too good to get lost in a "shift lever" heading.
2. That "spare panel" looks to be in better shape than mine was before I chipped it breaking the glue loose. Want to sell it maybe, or if you see another at the breaker's I'd be interested. Not many Benz's in the local boneyards of the Midwest.
Thanks again for sharing your experience. Your 560 thread has been something of a tutorial for me as I've worked on mine.
'02 C230 Kompressor
'89 560 SEL "Frau BlueCar" (retired April 2004)