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453 - Sunglasses Holder / Grab Handle Swap

I want to replace the useless sunglasses pocket over the passenger, and replace it with a standard pulldown handle + clothing hook. I've seen these in either a lower spec NA 453 or a euro spec 453.

Or if someone here is interested in a trade send me a PM.
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Me too! Interested in responses. Don't think you will find them in any N.A. smarts.

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I get more use out of mine as a storage cubby than I ever would as a passenger grab handle.

Why would a passenger need to grab a roof handle, anyway?
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Why would a passenger need to grab a roof handle, anyway?
Unfortunately, there are folks who do need a ceiling grab handle to assist them in entering/exiting a car. My wife has two bad knees and that handle in our other cars definitely helps! You can't understand until you have been there.
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Unfortunately, there are folks who do need a ceiling grab handle to assist them in entering/exiting a car.

Makes perfect sense!
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If you happen to have a VIN of one that has the handle of interest, I should be able to pull a part number/part numbers, otherwise I'd have to research on how to find a VIN with said handle as well....
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A 453 810 00 54 "Grab handle"

There is also some kind of "cover molding" in the area: A 453 815 01 00, although I'm not sure where that goes. Sounds like you might need it...

(Grumble grumble, forgot I could remove VIN restriction by clicking the model...)
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(Grumble grumble, forgot I could remove VIN restriction by clicking the model...)

Does that mean you can now find part numbers for non-US mirror cap colors?!?
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The part numbers for other countries have been there. They may be slowly removing non-US parts. Before I could see the non-US floor mats, but they were gone last time I checked.... There's a legal reason, unintended acceleration comes to mind, to remove those, but mirror caps? I'm afraid I do not believe they exist. I will check and send you a message with what I find. Right now I should get my son ready for school...
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