Hi Steve -
I think Michael's right on the direction - mine also come out by driving them towards the center of the car. Perhaps some models differ Larry? Or maybe someone put them in the opposite way...
Anyway, they can be a nuisance to get out. I'd second the penetrant solution. Spray on some penetrating oil (Liquid Wrench from Canadian Tire is good), let it soak for a while and make sure you hammer the pin out squarely. When mine have been stuck I find that using a small hand-held sledge hammer works better than a regular hammer. More mass in motion=more force applied I suppose (what was that darn equation from Physics 101 anyway...F=ma...?)...a good square hit should free it - just don't miss!
2007 E550 4Matic - 61,000 Km - Iridium Silver, black leather, Sport package, Premium 2 package
2007 GL450 4Matic - 62,000 Km - Obsidian Black Metallic, black leather, all options
1998 E430 - sold
1989 300E - 333,000 Km - sold
1977 280E - sold
1971 250 - retired
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Last edited by Zeus; 01-15-2003 at 02:45 PM.