R129 armrest slide button

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  1. kraftwerk

    kraftwerk Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Mine's broken - was broken when I bought the car. I understand the button can be replaced. Any idea where's the best place to buy a replacement?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    kraftwerk

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    Panic over. I found a complete armrest via 1stchoice.
     
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    the button is about 50p from the dealer.. i replace them all the time as they get yanked out..
     
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    I'll remember that next time, ta.
     
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    Spent a terribly satisfying hour this morning fixing this. First off, I made what could have been construed as a mistake by buying a scrap armrest, including button - but dismantling it served to allow me to make any mistakes without wrecking the one in my car.

    Had to make a trip to Homebase to buy a stubby screwdriver so I could remove my armrest - having spent years wondering why anyone would buy one.

    Once I had the armrest out, it took about 15 minutes to install the new button. Of course, I now consider myself the foremost authority on this job.

    Ask away...
     
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    I saw that thread when I was searching for guidance on the job I just tackled, Bill. Mine's already been converted. Wouldn't mind the cupholder conversion, though.

    Completed a few jobs today - the slide button; replaced the NSR light cluster (some nob cracked mine outside the house); unblocked one of the washer nozzles; did the tyre pressures and ordered a replacement bulb for the boot lamp.

    (Sits back, hands behind head, sighs with pride. Tiny pleasures.)
     
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    I washed & waxed the SL today, want to put some wheel protector on later.
     
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    What do you use, wax-wise, Bill? I did a Meguiars clay-bar and three-stage on the Avantime this year and it came up a treat. I was bushed afterwards, though.

    I'm tempted by a power mop of some sort. You?
     
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    I'm embarassed to say that I use an old bottle of Turtle Wax! Silver is a very easy colour to keep looking good ... one day I will give it the works though :eek:

    I'm using Auto Glym on the alloys at the moment.
     
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    Yeah, silver is very flattering. I'm tempted to have myself resprayed as my current pinkish hue is looking a bit tired at my age.
     

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