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Old 02-11-2007, 01:53 PM
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Shift surround help--W124

The following DIY article explains how to remove and replace the shifter in a W124.

http://www.peachparts.com/Wikka/W124ShiftKnob

I am trying to clean and/or replace the clear palstic that covers the shift pattern P-R-N-D-3-2.

I looked at step #3 in the IY article, but I can't figure out where to apply pressure to unclip the black cover.

Has anyone done this before and have suggestions? I don;t want to break any plastic parts.

Thanks in advance.

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Anyone?

Anyone??

Anyone???
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The following DIY article explains how to remove and replace the shifter in a W124.

http://www.peachparts.com/Wikka/W124ShiftKnob

I am trying to clean and/or replace the clear palstic that covers the shift pattern P-R-N-D-3-2.

I looked at step #3 in the IY article, but I can't figure out where to apply pressure to unclip the black cover.

Has anyone done this before and have suggestions? I don;t want to break any plastic parts.

Thanks in advance.
You 'may' have the 'black' pieces mixed up. Let me go from beginning. The first black piece the article refers to is simply the edging around the wood panel. then after removing the screw under cover and lifting up the wood, you will see the other 'black' piece which is in fact the shift patterner. IIRC it is held in by a 'press fit' ... I used a small screw driver and 'carefully' lifted it up on one side (you can see a joint line a 1/4" or 1/2" from top) and worked it lose...

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Old 02-12-2007, 03:31 PM
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You 'may' have the 'black' pieces mixed up. Let me go from beginning. The first black piece the article refers to is simply the edging around the wood panel. then after removing the screw under cover and lifting up the wood, you will see the other 'black' piece which is in fact the shift patterner. IIRC it is held in by a 'press fit' ... I used a small screw driver and 'carefully' lifted it up on one side (you can see a joint line a 1/4" or 1/2" from top) and worked it lose...

good luck
I meant the piece surrounding, or encapsulating, the shifter pattern. I had previously removed all the other parts, including the wood trim. I just wanted to clean the shifter window, so the letters are clearer--and cleaner.

I'll try your suggestion and work with a small flat screwdriver.

So the "tabs" are on the right and left side, not the front and back. Right?

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