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Old 09-15-2001, 09:56 PM
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Question Glove box insert

I need to find a glove box insert for a 1980 450 SL. The original owner of the car cut a hole in the back of the glove box insert to install a graphic equalizer. When I purchased the car I wanted to restore it to original condition but every insert that I have purchased (including the one from Mercedeshop.com) has a factory cutout in the back. Upon inquiring what the cutout was for I was told that it was for a flashlight but that the flashlight is no longer available. Other 450 SL owners that I have talked with do not have a flashlight in the back of the glove box.

I would like to either:

1) Find an insert without a hole
2) Find out what went into the hole so that I could at least cover it up.

Right now I have the hole covered with duct tape, decidely un Mercedes like.

Can anyone help shed some light on this?

Thanks!
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Old 09-16-2001, 03:53 AM
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iozero,

I replaced the glovebox about a year ago, here is a picture of the insert, but no hole in it.

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Old 03-31-2002, 11:42 AM
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where did you buy this insert? I need one as well.

thanks

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Old 03-31-2002, 01:58 PM
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Dom,

When I replaced the glove box they came as a package.
Have you asked your local dealer for one?
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I've got a glove box insert for my '85 500SL on order from Pete @ mbparts@tristarpete.com for $20.00. E-mail him or check his website http://tristarpete.com/ .

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Old 04-09-2002, 11:58 PM
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You were told right -- early 107 cars came with a pathetic plastic flashlight in the glovebox -- trust me -- none of them lasted very long. If you want to remain stock, Tri-Star Pete (or other yards that specialize in old MBs) isn't a bad option -- you might find an old flashlight. It won't work, but it will fill the hole and it is stock.

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Old 04-10-2002, 12:28 PM
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done deal

ordered one from caliber motors' Tom Hanson for $29, fit right in. This model did not come with the removable flashlight, but a built in light. (whether this is stock or something the former PO did I don't know)

regardless, new insert is in and working fine.
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