Well, I posted a question a few weeks about replacing the Pop-up spring/cylinder on the console lid of my '96 SL500. Thanks to everyone for the great help! The part is available from parts.com for $60.00 + shipping & handling. Came to a grand total of $73.00 & some change. Dealer price was $98.00 + tax. I got varying opinions about the difficulty of the project, and the U-Tube videos by Tamango were a big help. I kinda found out the hard way that all you have to do is remove the four screws on the inside edge of the console lid, and lid/spring assembly lift right out. The spring is held in place by two pins w/tiny [and I mean tiny] snap rings. Just pop them off, and replace the spring. I was under the impression that a majority of the console had to be removed, so took a lot apart that wasn't necessary. It was an interesting, learning experience. I was intimidated at the thought of doing anything to the car myself, but my confidence has soared. A few comments revealed the fact that several people didn't even know that the lid was spring loaded, and supposed to lift its self. Now that it's workin', it's really kinda cool! Now, if I can only get my radio back from German Audio Tech [E-Bay]! They state same day service/shipping once they receive the unit. Don't believe them!