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Old 03-12-2016, 10:19 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......

http://www.benzworld.org/forums/attachments/w124-e-ce-d-td-class/350603d1294409306-help-how-access-center-console-replace-img_2801-marked.jpg

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, 10:23 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, 01:29 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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