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How do you remove wood panel between seats

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The climate control is obvious, the ashtray not bad but I can't see a way to get the long piece with the tranny shift and windows controls out. Any clues or online links?

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Mike

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sorry. It is an 87 300TD.

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I did this last month. Pry up the carpet piece in the tray; it is not glued, just press fitted under the lip around that tray. There is a screw visible now in the tray closest to the dash; unscrew it. Remove the plastic trim around the shift knob, also press fitted. Gently lift up from the screw end pivoting upwards towards the dash because there are two plastic protrusions at the front of this peice that hook under the wood panel on the dash to keep it in place, and gently because the trim piece can and will crack if done roughly. The window buttons, mirror switch, balance adjustment switches are pushed downwards as you lift the wood, and then the wood piece can be pulled rearward to get clearance to lift it up. I don't have heated seats, so I don't know about those switches. Dave

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I have an '86 420SEL and the panel removal is different than described above. I remove the ashtray and it exposes 2 screws holding the ash tray frame. I remove the screws and the frame. The wire to the light is long enough to pull out the frame and lay it aside. I then lift the front edge of plastic tray, pull it forward and up and out. The rear of that tray fits into a slot on the wood panel. Then I lift the front edge of the panel and pull it forward, up and out. All switches can be unplugged but I mark them first. Reassembly is the reverse. I use a little tape to hold the screws to the screwdriver when reassembling since I have dropped them more than once. I don't know if the 300TD is the same as this.

One thing that makes it easier for me is that the radio pulls out of its frame, making more room. The radio has a handle on it to make it portable but I can't figure out why. Does anyone know the purpose of this portablility?

Howard

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thanks for the hits. I got it out.

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Mike

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