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Old 12-11-2002, 02:09 PM
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HELP!!! Can someone tell me/show me how to remove the ashtray!!!

hello everyone...
i accidentally slipped my security ID card behind the ashtray box...
can someone help me with a quick way of removing the whole ashtray set up (not the push button box, but the complete swing door ashtray)...
i have a 92' 300CE w124
thanks
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Old 12-11-2002, 02:28 PM
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might not be how to remove the ashtray...but scroll to around figure 18

might a clue or two....not sure myself since my car is at the shop right now
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Old 12-11-2002, 04:09 PM
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I believe you open the ashtray completely, pull out the tray, remove the two screws and pull out the ashtray frame.

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Old 12-11-2002, 06:43 PM
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typically there is a tab at the top of the ashtray in the middle. it might even be where you put the cs (cancer stick) down. press it down while using a slight pulling action and the tray should come out. this is generally a dash type. door mounted types usally just pull out.

once the tray is out you'll see 2 screws take them out and your ashtray will pull right out as well.

good luck!
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Old 12-11-2002, 06:54 PM
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you'll be able to take out those two screws easily enough but i found that it was impossible to screw them back in again. i wound up pulling the console trim piece up as described in the DIY section. give it a try though, the console trim piece introduces other complications that you may or may not run into.
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Old 12-11-2002, 06:56 PM
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that's a jilting thought....grrrr
oh by the way thanks for the help y'alls....

check out this picture i shot in barcelona, spain last week...
pretty cool...
we should all move onto this street...
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Old 12-11-2002, 09:43 PM
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I myself have never been able to get those two little screws back in without the help of my magnetic screwdriver (holds the screws on the way down unto the hole).
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Old 12-12-2002, 01:03 AM
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Been there, done that.
If the 2 inner screws don't allow the ash tray and face plate to be removed, the forward edge of the center console is placing pressure on the bottom of the ashtray face plate. You do have to remove the screw at the rear of the center console, but you only have to lift the rear of the console up a few inches to release presure on the ash tray face plate.

When you remove the ashtray assembly, try not to disconnect the power leads in the right rear. If you do, a needle nose plyers works to reconnect the plug. The male & female ends match to prevent miswiring.

R&R should be less than 1 hour, and you might find a present in there.
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