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Old 03-12-2016, 11:19 PM
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What's the trick to keeping this trim part in?

The trim piece around my shifter console keeps popping up for some reason. This is not a photo of my car, but just a stock photo with the arrow pointing to the trim piece......

Does that trim piece have an official "top and bottom" to it, or can it just go in either way? It has 4 clips that protrude from it that grab onto something. Why would mine be popping out? I'm wondering if one of the plastic clip prongs broke off after I removed it.

My car is a 1991 300d.
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Old 03-12-2016, 11:23 PM
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Not sure if it is different on the W124 but on the W201, that piece is directional and has tabs that slide into slots. I had the same problem because the tabs were bent and were not sliding into their slots so I just bent them back the other way and was able to get it to go back in correctly.
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Old 03-13-2016, 03:29 AM
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That's right. It's a "Tab A into Slot B" kind of thing. Use a flashlight, look down around the shift quadrant, you'll see the 4 slots. Position the trim piece and carefully push it into place making sure each tabs goes into it's slot and doesn't bend around or over it.

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