Guys one of the window buttons fell in. What do I do ?? Can it be fixed easy?
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One of the 2 inner tabs, where the top and bottom of the switch click in will have broken off from the plastic the whole shifter wood panel sits on.
If you look at the picture below, the front and center tabs on the bottom of the shifter wood hook in. In order to get the wood out without damaging the 4 bottom hook tabs, you need to move the piece slightly back while moving the rear just enough up to clear the rear lip of the console (see pic).
Press the tabs on the narrow part of the switch from underneath the panel, and the switch can be pushed to come out. Attempts to just remove the switch from top, can breaks the second switch tab as well (don't ask how I know). Pulling off the plugged together bottom part of the switches while the the tabs are still locked can cause damage as well. Careful not to pull the black fibre optic cable out of the switch and don't pull too hard on the wires as well.
If I remember correctly, the switches (depending on year), come one by one separate incl child safety, or each side in a one piece block of front, child safety, and rear window together. A good way to re install is to hold the bottom part from below the wood at or a bit above the opening, plug in the top part from above, and gently lower the switch down through the opening until the tabs click in.
The first tabs I broke happened when a contact in the switch was dirty, and I was pushing too hard. Contact cleaner can help.
There is a thread here somewhere by Chadahar aka Charlie how to take a switch apart, clean, and re assemble. He managed to make dead window switches, no up or down function, work like new. To disassemble a switch, its advisable to have both hands in a large ziplock bag, to not loose tiny bearings and springs.
You can try to use a heavy duty glue like epoxy to fashion and attach a new tab. Looking at the pic, the tabs are recessed and if gluing can be done, one side will sit lower.
I recommend finding the same year / switch arrangement shifter surround (there are several different ones), and swap the plastic frame below the wood.
The plastic is fastened by what looks like small wood staples, and can probably glued on as well.
In retrospect, i could have made it easier on myself by just directing you to the link for the W126 service manual in the stickies on top
Yeah, the stickies few here bother to check. I think disc A is all diesel, B all gasoline versions.
A bit distant for you and for those who want to restore, Igor in San Diego does good work (wood trim restoration San Diego), and is less pricey that Madera Concepts in Madera CA.