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    Plastic Cover for Front Belt Buckle Attachment Point

    May I ask - how does this cover attach? Mine is loose and does not snap in. It is temporarily held in place with some double sided tape. I suspect there are plastic fingers of some sort on the back of the black cover that are broken. If anyone has insight or pics or part numbers, I would be appreciative. Thanks.
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    Re: Plastic Cover for Front Belt Buckle Attachment Point

    There should be tabs inside which snap it in place. They are often broken, and require replacement.

    The part is cheap (last I checked, anyway) but R&R is a PITA as you need to remove the entire rail to slide the cover on. Dunno if slotting the opening would allow replacement without rail removal, but I'd sure consider that if you're not pulling out the seats.

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    Re: Plastic Cover for Front Belt Buckle Attachment Point

    Thanks Gsxr,

    Might I trouble one for the part number? I'd look it up my self but I'm have massive activation problems with my EPC --- its the XP instance I'm using under VM that's barfing...arghh..

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    Re: Plastic Cover for Front Belt Buckle Attachment Point

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    Re: Plastic Cover for Front Belt Buckle Attachment Point

    I replaced one of these covers myself a while back. As Dave says, the covers have a couple of plastic clips on the back, which become brittle and break off - and there's no way the cover can be refixed. Replacement is the only answer.

    There is no easy way to do this. I had hoped that when I slid the cover forward to expose the bolt which holds the rail to the tunnel, and removed this, the cover would slide off the back end of the rail - but no such luck! Again as Dave said, you need to slide out the whole rail. I found I didn't need to remove the seat to do this. With a little patience and dexterous care, the rail will slide backward out of the bracket at the front of the seat, and then (if I recall correctly) out of the seat belt bracket. The cover is then slid back along the rail from the front end. You then carefully thread the rail back through the seat belt bracket and the further bracket at the front of the seat, before bolting it all back up!

    Hope this all makes sense!

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    Re: Plastic Cover for Front Belt Buckle Attachment Point

    Here ya go – one plastic clip at the back. R44raven’s removal description sounds accurate. I would add that before attempting to unclip the cover – push it backwards hard & use a trim removal popper to slide right in behind it at the same time & gently prise off. I have been lucky & not broken any yet.

    If MB are NLA on this I’ll give you one FOC.

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    Re: Plastic Cover for Front Belt Buckle Attachment Point

    Thanks everyone! MB Classic shows they should still be available... under five bucks USD list price on this side of the pond, cheaper in Europe (€2.50 w/o VAT):

    http://partssearch.mercedes-benz-cla...3520?tt=manual

    Guess I should add a few of these to my "hoard list"...


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    Re: Plastic Cover for Front Belt Buckle Attachment Point

    Thanks everyone for your generosity! I just ordered two new ones from naperville for the staggering sum of 6.50.
    I will follow your instructions carefully....
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    Re: Plastic Cover for Front Belt Buckle Attachment Point

    I just looked to order one from Naperville online, and I received the THIS PART DOES NOT FIT YOUR 1992 MERCEDES BENZ 500E error message. Is this the correct part number: COVER - MERCEDES-BENZ (124-919-35-20)?

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    Re: Plastic Cover for Front Belt Buckle Attachment Point

    Quote Originally Posted by makemann View Post
    I just looked to order one from Naperville online, and I received the THIS PART DOES NOT FIT YOUR 1992 MERCEDES BENZ 500E error message. Is this the correct part number: COVER - MERCEDES-BENZ (124-919-35-20)?

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    Yep, the part number is correct.

    Never, ever trust online catalogs... even from Naperville. The EPC is the only accurate source. The EPC is not infallible (I have found errors, but that is VERY rare) but it's got the right info 99.99% of the time.

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