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Old 10-22-2001, 04:30 PM
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Question 300E - removing front seat rear cover?

I'm having difficulty removing the rear cover of my driver's seat in my 1989 300E. I am referring to the rear cover on the driver's side front seat. I have leather power seats. This rear cover has the mesh pocket on it. A passenger accidentally broke the plastic frame which supports the mesh pocket and the screw was snapped off, leaving the whole pocket dangling. To replace the screw, one must remove the rear panel itself.

I located two 1/2" Philips screws at the bottom of the panel/cover and removed those. It looks like the panel should slide down and off, but it is stubbornly refusing to budge. I am assuming there are clips or retainers of some sort which hold the panel in place. I don't want to pull in the wrong direction and damage the clips.

Anyone know how this panel comes off? Any tricks or do I need more elbow grease?

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Old 10-22-2001, 09:10 PM
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I am going to have a difficult time explaining this one.

The sides are tucked in and are holding the cover in place. It looks like a long plastic clip with leather over it running thru the entire height of the panel. What you need to do is start from the bottom of each side and working your way up by tucking out each side.

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Old 10-22-2001, 09:53 PM
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Greetings,

As the previous post just mentioned the sides as well as the bottom of the seat cover is pulled taunt and attached to a plastic pieces the length of the vinyl and snapped into the grooves on the sides as well as the bottom. There is also two screws on the bottom that must be removed from the plastic back. The removal is tedious but with a blunt end screwdriver and a person applying weight in the seat pushing back it can be accomplished in little time. Once the flat bead and vinyl start coming out work it slowly to keep from breaking the strip. In most cases you can just remove the bottom bead and the corresponding side you need to work on.

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Old 10-23-2001, 03:05 PM
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Excellent, that was exactly what I needed to know! Thanks to both of you.
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E320 seat cover removal

I am also trying to get at the seat guts on my 95 E320. Specifically the head rest motor area. I tried to remove the back seat cover, by removing the two screws and then slowly pull the leather out (with a screw driver) from whatever is actually retaining it on the seat cover. After gouging for about 1/2" on the driver's side bottom corner, I noticed that the material was starting to unravel (seems to be stitched together with thread along the edges and the thread is breaking). Don't know if I'm doing something wrong and am looking for better instructions. The CD shows to do exactly what I'm doing, but I get that worried feeling that I am going to screw up an expensive piece of leather / tx.
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