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Removing center console sliding wood grain cover

2013 GLK350 2 wheel drive

My sliding cover on the center console will only open about 1-2 inches and I need to fully open it. Something has fallen down behind where the sliding cover moves down into.

How do I remove the top wood grain plastic cover over this top portion of the center console? Does that trim just "pry off" (carefully) and is held down with clips? I wanted to check first before a break this piece
Thank you for any help

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I wanted to add that I tried the "duct tape trick" and it didn't work. Can't believe that I haven't found out how to remove this thing on the interwebs yet
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You might get a hint by looking at a parts diagram of the console available at many online parts sites. Alternately, you can subscribe to MB's STAR TekInfo site for 24 hours at a cost of $19 which is probably far cheaper than having a tech solve the problem.

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I did some checking online last night and every parts site I saw didnt
List the center console
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I have only looked at one site but there have to be others:
Auto Parts - Parts.com, For Every Part of Your Life

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I have only looked at one site but there have to be others:
Auto Parts - Parts.com, For Every Part of Your Life
Mickey- Thanks for the link and I did see that one but I don't think it's for a 2013. That looks like for models that have the shifter on the console and mine is on the column. I didn't see the sliding cover in that picture.
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That is the only one I have found. Maybe your parts department has a breakdown for your version. Sorry.

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Ok.... since I couldn't find an answer here, In Alldata, on the web, etc... I decided to just dive into it. After checking it out and not seeing any screws I guessed it was clipped in which turns out to be correct. Here's how you do it and it will take you about 3 minutes

1. Remove the small trim plate around temp dials on dash near the bottom/center.
2. You will find two small T20 torx screws at the bottom. Remove them both
3. Remove temp assy and set over to side. No need to disconnect anything
4. Using a plastic trim removal tool, lightly/carefully pry around the front corners of the plastic/woodgrain cover.
5. It pops up in the front end and slides forward to remove the panel.

I found that a gum package had blocked the cover from openly and it was easily removed.

6. Now re-install the panel by sliding the back end in first since it has plastic hooks on that end and pop it back down in place.
7. Reinstall the rest and your almost finished
8. Drink a cold one of your choice.
9. Repeat step 8 as needed
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Glad your problem was solved so easily. I would suggest that a copy your post be placed in a separate DIY Sticky as has been done in the W163 forum. Much easier for searchers to find than guessing at the key words to use in the forum search option. What does the moderator think?

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is it really that easy????? I have a cd down that slid down into that console!!!
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