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Old 08-26-1999, 10:26 AM
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How do you remove the shift gate plate/assembly in a 300E ? (1992)

Trying to get to a burned out shift indicator bulb...

Thanks !
Old 08-26-1999, 11:03 AM
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Pull up the carpet in the little center console tray area, just the front part, there is a screw there that holds down the center cover, remove it. Passenger side mirror adjustment lever, remove it, (pull it up).
Now you should be able to lift up the whole plastic wood grain cover from the back, it will be slightly hard due to the front/rear speaker adjustment plugs in here turn the cover to one side.
Look to the front of the gear shift you will see were the light pugs in. You will not be able to completely remove the cover unless you remove the shifter itself (not neccessary for bulb replacement).
Replacement is oppisite, just watch out when lowering down cover that you get the F/R speaker switch in it's plug.
Done deal.
BTW this is a good time to do some cleaning down there, waxing the plastic wood without the window switchs in the way really makes a difference!
Good luck,
Chris C.
Old 08-26-1999, 11:15 AM
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Wow, thanks !

Quite a bit different then 126.

That was lightening fast reponse.
Thanks again.
Old 08-26-1999, 08:28 PM
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That's not plastic wood, it's the real deal. Next time it's out, look at it from the side...see how it's a true plywood with a thin veneer? It's the real thing; don't break one, or you'll REALLY be sure it's real!

Best regards, Michael
'92 500E
'88 300TE
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