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Old 01-14-2003, 11:01 AM
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Red face ashtray

i have a 95 c280 and the ashtray has dropped down i removed the insert and mashed a small button at the back and it cause the ashtray to drop down some and will not close is there an easy way i can fix this without taking it to the dealer?
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Old 01-15-2003, 06:33 AM
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Ashtray not staying closed

When I bought my 190e, the ashtray would push closed but not stay there. I removed the 2 phillips (or posi-driv) screws under the tray and unplugged the lighter wire. An examination revealed a small plastic geared lever on one side, which flips back and forth every time the ashtray is opened/closed. It had come out of its 'track' No tools needed to reposition it and it's been working fine since.
1993 MB190e 104k
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