Date registered: Aug 2009
Vehicle: '72 250C, '74 280C, '85 500SEL, '81 300CD.
Location: Tucson, Az.
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The shifter assembly itself is mounted to the transmission tunnel and is removed from the interior. The shifter rods are easiest to access on a lift but not particularly difficult with the car on jack stands
Remove the shift knob (I think it's a 15MM lock nut holding the shift knob tight), slide off the boot and the bolts are easy to spot.
For the easiest access remove the window switches, undo the holding screws for the window plate and then the plastic surround under the shift boot. There is a phillips head screw in the front of the shift surround.
You now have a clear view of the mechanism. The electrical switch is for the reverse lights.
Last edited by Mike D; 08-01-2012 at 03:38 AM.