1993 300CE Cabriolet (mine) ; 1994 E320 Wagon (wife's) ; 1990 Benz 300E 2.6 (son's)
that would be the one that says PEDAL, vs the one that says STEERING LOCK.
The floor shifter will not move and the key in the igntion is stuck and will not turn. So I removed the 4 bolts of the floor shifter using 13/32 inch socket. The first three bolts came out with ease, while the fourth bolt on the right rear side facing me was blocked by what appeared to be this black plastic cover. Turns out to be a cover for the two cables (steering lock cable and ignition key cable) and can be remove by hand, giving me more room to remove the last of the 4 bolts on the floor shifter. After removing all of the 4 bolts and lifted the floor shifter at an angle to pulled up due to possible damage to the shaft linkage rod connector, I inspected both cables on the right side facing me of the shifter remained intact and no sign of damage.LeftCoastGeek, thanks for the latest post. I appreciated your efforts. I think the best way to make sure is the right part name and number for this cable is to go under and inspect the cable wires that hopefully still have the part numbers on them. However, based on the first pictures showing the real damage, it appeared shredded. As soon as I get the shifter remove or cables remove, I will post pictures on this thread as soon as the weather cools down. Stay tune.
I must have screwed up the pictures on this thread. Here it is againView attachment 2606913 I finally got the rear transmission case housing removed. The reason for the case housing would not move is because there is a 3/4 inch bolt on the right side facing me that needed to be remove. Sure enough the case housing came loose with a little prodding. See pictures below: View attachment 2606907 View attachment 2606909 View attachment 2606910 View attachment 2606911 View attachment 2606910 View attachment 2606909 View attachment 2606907