Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help




Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum > Technical Information and Support > Tech Help

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-30-2001, 12:13 AM
Moderator
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Southern California, U.S.A.
Posts: 8,508
A great after-market cup holder

I found a great after-market cup holder from Griot's Garage. You can check it out at their website at www.griotsgarage.com. If you have trouble finding it on their online catagolg, enter product number 77830. It's only $16.95.

When you open it, it automatically adjusts to fit practically any size cup, snapple bottle, even 1 liter bottles.

It is made is Germany, and it's the same cup holder as in the Mercedes 500 SL.

It mounts right on your door, just like the ones that you can find in a dealer that are color keyed to your interior.

I like it much better than the type that you usually find displayed on the parts counter at a dealer, because you don't have to fold down the bottom, pop up the arms, and manually adjust each arm to fit your container. This one opens up automatically when you fold down the lid, which becomes the cup bottom. It's a marvel of modern engineering.

Griot's Garage also has some real nice car care products. A little pricey though, but I love throwing money at my cars. My wife claims that I have a car care products fetish. lol
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-30-2001, 02:35 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Plattakill, NY
Posts: 137
It is very nice, made by Fisher C-box. They also make built in cd/tape holders. Very high quality. I just got mine for my Miata, I think I will order a few more. I have seen them for a lot more money from other sources. Groits has excellent service.
__________________
Currently
1991 Mazda Miata 174000
1991 Subaru 189,000 Winter beater

got rid of:
1984 VW Vanagon 195,000
1976 350SE Euro 185,000 KM
1973 280SE 4.5 (boy do I regret that)
1980 280SE European W126 4 speed manual (miss it)
1989 BMW 735iL 119000 (good riddance)
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-01-2002, 07:28 PM
TurboTurbine
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
i always find it very odd that my MB has no cup holder or even a provision for a cup holder. i guess them Germans dont drink while they drive eh!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-01-2002, 07:57 PM
Ashman's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
Posts: 4,748
Actually mine has two slots in the glovebox door, but I wouldn't call those actual holders, as they are only about a quarter of an inch deep.

But just drink out of 20 oz coke bottles or watewr bottles... easier to dealw ith if you ask me. and I don't drink coffee in the car, I prefer to sit and drink coffee and take in the environment.

Alon
__________________
'92 300CE - Sold
2004 C240 - C7 Wheels - Android Radio
2015 ML350 - P1, Pano, Ash poplar wood, Sport Dinamica interior, Running Boards Keyless go.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-01-2002, 08:09 PM
Moderator
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Southern California, U.S.A.
Posts: 8,508
Before I bought this cupholder, I was using the compartment below the armrest. This compartment is unique to 93 300E's and 94,95 E320's. You can slide the door open to the size of the container, and virtually anything will fit in there. The problem is that you lose the ability to use the armrest because you have to keep it in the up position. You also lose the storage function of the compartment if you want to use it as a cup holder.
It seems like where ever I'm going, I have a beverage. On the weekends I bring a snapple with me, in the mornings going to work I bring a Rubbermaid container with orange juice, after lunch I refill the iced tea to bring back to the office.
I like this new cup holder so much, I'm buying another one for the passenger door so my wife can have a place to put her beverage. I also think the black plastic somehow strangely makes it look original: the dash top is black, the area around the door handle, pwr seat adj. is black, the steering wheel and area around the gauge cluster is black, etc.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-01-2002, 10:34 PM
TurboTurbine
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
i also have those 2 miserable indentations under the glove box door but those would be such impracrical cupholders that i did not even consider them cup holders and i hope that MB did not intend for them to be so. Unless you parked in a nice flat lot not on a slope i would not recommend using those as a cupholder especially for hot coffee considering their position relative to the passenger seat(if you know what i mean) ...
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-01-2002, 10:43 PM
94 E320
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Fairfax, VA
Posts: 437
Wow great find!

I saw one @ www.drinkholders.com going for like $40 or so but that one also let you chose the color of the holder when its shut and not in use

Ren
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-02-2002, 09:50 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Posts: 44
I used to drive a Dodge Caravan which has cupholders everywhere...with the W126 and it has none...
I have been using a McDonalds cardboard drink tray in the storage area below the armrest. Now there's something I am sure can be incorporated somewhere...

Last edited by bill17; 01-05-2002 at 11:53 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-02-2002, 10:33 AM
mplafleur's Avatar
User Friendly
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Lathrup Village, Michigan
Posts: 2,939
I just bought two of them. We take drinks everywhere! It bugs me that even the newer MB's don't have good cup holders. Even the ones they build in the USA!
__________________
Michael LaFleur

'05 E320 CDI - 86,000 miles
'86 300SDL - 360,000 miles
'85 300SD - 150,000 miles (sold)
'89 190D - 120,000 miles (sold)
'85 300SD - 317,000 miles (sold)
'98 ML320 - 270,000 miles (sold)
'75 300D - 170,000 miles (sold)
'83 Harley Davidson FLTC (Broken again) :-(
'61 Plymouth Valiant - 60k mikes
2004 Papillon (Oliver)
2005 Tzitzu (Griffon)
2009 Welsh Corgi (Buba)

Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-02-2002, 12:22 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Plattakill, NY
Posts: 137
Quote:
Originally posted by tkamiya
Question:

How does this mount on the door? Did you need to drill through the panel and into the sheet metal underneath?

It comes with screws to mount it with and there are guide holes in the holder that you use to drill thru the holder and into where ever you are going to mount it. You can mount it on the doors or anywhere else it will fit. all you need is a space about 3 inches square either up and down or flat. The instructions also say you can use double sided tape if you want.
__________________
Currently
1991 Mazda Miata 174000
1991 Subaru 189,000 Winter beater

got rid of:
1984 VW Vanagon 195,000
1976 350SE Euro 185,000 KM
1973 280SE 4.5 (boy do I regret that)
1980 280SE European W126 4 speed manual (miss it)
1989 BMW 735iL 119000 (good riddance)
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 01-03-2002, 12:27 AM
Moderator
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Southern California, U.S.A.
Posts: 8,508
The cup holders that are available for $40.00 are the same that are you'll find on the parts counter at most dealers. You can get them color keyed to your interior, but they didn't match mine very well at all (Parchment). My friend has a boat and the cupholders on his boat are the same.
The obvious disadvantage is there are so many steps everytime you put a beverage in: fold down the lid, raise up both arms, then adjust out each arm to the diameter of your cup. Then, when you want to close it, you have to push both arms to the 'in' position, fold them down, then raise up the lid to close. See? Too many steps. The newer model is black, looks good in any car in any color, and opens in one beautifully engineered motion.
You're also only spending 16.95, instead of 40.00. You can take you and your wife out to dinner with the money you have leftover.
__________________
Paul S.

2001 E430, Bourdeaux Red, Oyster interior.
79,200 miles.

1973 280SE 4.5, 170,000 miles. 568 Signal Red, Black MB Tex. "The Red Baron".
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 01-05-2002, 01:50 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Cremona, Alta, Canada
Posts: 263
Does anyone know of a Canadian outlet for these cup holders or are they available from a auto dealer?
Groits needs $20 to mail a $16 item to Canada. GAG
Please help!!!
__________________
Mark
82 300SD 110k
91 Caprice SS
92 Jetta TD
97 Cadillac Concours(300hp)
84 Celebrity 4.3L diesel
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 01-05-2002, 01:27 PM
Moderator
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Southern California, U.S.A.
Posts: 8,508
When I found this cup holder from Griot's Garage, I was so proud of it, I took a catalog to two separate Mercedes dealers when I happened to be in the area, and suggested they carry it. The guys at Penske Mercedes in West Covina, California were impressed and thought about carrying it.
When I showed it to the Mercedes dealer in Long Beach, California, they said they already carried it. In fact, the guy looked on his computer, and said it was actually used as a rear cup holder in the 300TE. He even printed out the screen that showed the part number and where it mounted. I looked for it in my file, but I can't find it.
He gave me a price, but it was much higher than 16.95.
You might check at your local Mercedes dealer or try Phil at Fastlane. I've talked to him on the phone, he's quite helpful, and he seems to have everything available, even the coveted Euro headlights...
__________________
Paul S.

2001 E430, Bourdeaux Red, Oyster interior.
79,200 miles.

1973 280SE 4.5, 170,000 miles. 568 Signal Red, Black MB Tex. "The Red Baron".
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 01-05-2002, 03:02 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Cremona, Alta, Canada
Posts: 263
Paul;
Do you have the part # handy. It will give me something to go on with the dealer.
Thanks
__________________
Mark
82 300SD 110k
91 Caprice SS
92 Jetta TD
97 Cadillac Concours(300hp)
84 Celebrity 4.3L diesel
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 01-05-2002, 03:10 PM
Moderator
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Southern California, U.S.A.
Posts: 8,508
Sorry, I've checked the file I keep for my car with all the receipts, articles, etc., and it's not there. I must have thrown it away. But I'm sure the cup holder mounted in the rear area of the wagon, so that the unfortunate passengers in the 3rd seat could have a spot to keep their beverage.

If your dealer can't find it on his computer screen, you can place a long distance call or try an e-mail to the Mercedes dealer in Long Beach, California. Since they apparently carry the cupholder in stock, they ought to know the part number...
__________________
Paul S.

2001 E430, Bourdeaux Red, Oyster interior.
79,200 miles.

1973 280SE 4.5, 170,000 miles. 568 Signal Red, Black MB Tex. "The Red Baron".
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cup holder won't stay down. deuce Tech Help 0 06-23-2004 03:26 PM
No cup holder in my 95 E420 Joseph_H Site Feedback 18 11-21-2003 12:24 AM
86 300SDL for sale, a great parts car. dmorrison Mercedes Cars For Sale 2 08-21-2003 04:27 AM
is it SAFE to pour coolant into a styrofoam cup? frosty Tech Help 3 12-30-2002 11:47 AM
grey market - free trade Mercedes Fred Off-Topic Discussion 7 05-25-2002 08:00 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:24 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2011 Pelican Parts - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page