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-Benz Forum > Mercedes-Benz Tech Information and Support > Tech Help

Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-22-1999, 03:44 PM
Posts: n/a
Okay Gurus,

How in the world do I remove the front console ashtray/cig lighter on an 83 300SD?

The positive terminal is all corroded and is making poor contact for my cell phone
charger. I got a new one from the dealer friday, and 2 days later ( 3+ hours) I still
can't figure out how it comes out!


Al Wong
85 190E
83 300SD

Old 08-22-1999, 04:44 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: Walnut,CA,USA
Posts: 554
Pull the ashtray open remove tray you will see two screws remove two screws then pull ashtray assembly out disconnect wire & light blub.

MB STARS Master Guild Technician,12 years MB tech
5 years independent shop owner
Old 08-22-1999, 10:29 PM
Posts: n/a
Thanks for the response.

I did that, and still could not wiggle the ashtray out.

I gave it a harder tug, and heard wierd ??cracking?? type sounds, so I stopped pulling.

Is there a particular way to lift/turn while pulling?

Al Wong
85 190E
83 300SD
Old 08-23-1999, 12:42 PM
Registered User
Join Date: Jul 1999
Location: Tampa, Florida, USA
Posts: 214
If it's the same as my 83 240D (I suspect it might be, if it's W123 body style) then there's a little metal tab inside the ashtray , near the top. Push the tab down into the ashtray as you pull, and the tray itself will slide out easily.

'83 240D, 250k miles
Old 08-23-1999, 02:06 PM
Posts: n/a
Maybe the radio is blocking the ashtray. First remove the radio and then the ashtray. If it still doesn't come out then you are in big trouble

WEB Site :
A.S.C. 1999

Old 08-23-1999, 09:03 PM
Registered User
Join Date: Mar 1999
Location: Suwanee, GA, USA
Posts: 4,712
There are two screws only. If you have the factory radio, just pull on the ash tray and it will come out. Trust me on this one. If it has been in there a while and has some spooge sticking it together, you will have to persuade it to come out.


Closed Thread


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
rear glass 300SD shadetree77 Diesel Discussion 3 08-15-2003 01:49 AM
W116 300SD and W126 300SD comparison? ericnguyen Diesel Discussion 11 07-11-2003 01:11 AM
Desperately Seeking a 300SD!! diesellady Diesel Discussion 14 08-28-2002 01:19 PM
400E Cigarette Lighter RossGard Tech Help 3 05-17-2001 09:11 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:49 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page