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Old 11-19-2001, 04:30 PM
Larry Florman
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Unhappy Center console transmission shift bulb

How do I get to the center console bulb on the transmission indicator in my 500SL? I have studied it for hours and can't come to an easy conclusion. Don't have the manuals for the car. Thanks.
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Old 11-19-2001, 09:52 PM
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If it's like the rest

Greetings Larry,

If you remove the carpet from the between the seat tray there should be a single screw holding the face to the console down. Remove the screw and pull gently up to disengage at least one of the console switches from it's pins. After that it should come straight up and out. The light bulb is at the front of the shift console and just pulling on the wires that go to it should release it from it's holder. Replacement is in reverse after you replace the bulb.

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Old 11-24-2001, 02:29 PM
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If the car is an earlier model 84 or 85 thake out the ashtray and remove the two screws and puul it toward the front of the car being careful not to break the pin at the rear.
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Old 11-24-2001, 07:24 PM
Larry Florman
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This is a 95 500SL. There is no carpet going between the seats. The ashtray, wheen removed has no screws in it.
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