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Old 03-30-2015, 04:38 PM   #1
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Default Ashtray Assembly Removal

This should be simple

Can someone please explain how to remove the ashtray assembly in a 2015 Mercedes Benz chassis cab Sprinter?

I've tried pushing, pulling, prodding, twisting, praying and scoured this forum for clues ... all to no avail! I made a couple of thin sheet-metal strips in an attempt to release suspected hidden catches on the assembly's sides. Still 'no-go'.

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Old 03-30-2015, 05:00 PM   #2
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Default Re: Ashtray Assembly Removal

PrismGuy,
Looks like (in the Parts Diagram on epc.startekinfo) there are 3 Flat head Phillips Drive self-tapping screws that hold the entire
ashtray assembly to the surrounding plastic dashboard.
Might have to remove the adjacent panels to get at the screws.
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Old 04-02-2015, 11:17 PM   #3
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Finally got it.

There are no screws, only hidden tabs that need to pressed from their normal position to allow removal of both parts of the ashtray assembly i.e. the ashtray carrier and the ashtray itself. Remove the entire assembly first, then remove the ashtray from the ashtray carrier. I used a stout trim tab tool to do both, but an appropriately sized screwdriver should work if one is careful and has lots of patience. Be careful not to loose two tiny springy things that will come out when you remove the ashtray from it's carrier.

These photos should help others.

http://i1283.photobucket.com/albums/...pspdekxp8p.jpg

http://i1283.photobucket.com/albums/...pseqgwooua.jpg

Ashtray1with text_zpspdekxp8p.jpg

Ashtray2with text_zpseqgwooua.jpg

Please advise if some other "URL" format is needed to see the above photos on photo-bucket.
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Old 04-03-2015, 01:04 AM   #4
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Default Re: Ashtray Assembly Removal

Might be better if you downloaded the photos from photobucket.com as .jpg files, downsize them to fit
the Sprinter-Source maximums and post them here.
Don't have a photo bucket account and would like to see your photos.
Sorry for the mis-information.
The diagrams on MB epc.startekinfo are not always easy to decipher.
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