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post #11 of 67 (permalink) Old 02-23-2016, 10:28 AM
 
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No problem!!!!

Sorry if I looked at your location. We will be visiting your beautiful city this April I believe. My uncle and his family live there and we will get to stay with them. It's been a long time since I've been there and am excited to be going with my wife and son! (I haven't been there since quite some time before I was even married...) Maybe I'll get the chance to see your mod when I get there!

I hope you don't have trouble finding the part. smartonlineparts was great when I purchased stuff for my smart a few years ago. Now it seems their online catalog is down, but maybe they can sell to you directly somehow. Great prices on almost everything I've gotten for the smart....
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If you are getting rid of the sunglasses holder send it to me, I'll put it on my 451 !
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Part is in hand, all the way from Germany. Will be installing this evening.



If a mod could rename this thread "453 - Sunglasses Holder / Grab Handle Swap" that would be great!
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Not sure if this was covered previously in the thread, but what was the price (part + shipping) for the grab handle, and how much time elapsed from order to delivery? Looking forward to seeing a finished pic and hearing about the installation.
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12 days to Vancouver from Germany, approx $46 CDN including tax.


Hold off on ordering! After removing the sunglasses pocket part, I've noticed that they have different sized plug ends. The grab handle requires a larger opening then is provided with the sunglasses part. I'm not sure I want to use my nibbler tool to cut away some sheet metal, this might be a no go. I'll be messing around with it more after work.

Why can't these things ever be easy!

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Here is what it looks like behind the Sunglasses holder.



Here is the Sunglasses holder side by side with the Grab Handle, you can see the grab handle has a much bigger piece that needs to get inserted into the holes.



I'm guessing the grab handle has larger attachment pieces due to the fact that it needs to support a bit of weight when people are using it. I'm not comfortable cutting away sheet metal in that area. So I guess this is a fail.
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So I guess this is a fail.


Thanks for the pics. A Dremel could probably do the job, but I'd probably be like you and err on the side of caution since the process would be irreversible. Any installation problem could easily become a very expensive nightmare.
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Can someone get me a part number?

Did you ever figure out what the other part number I listed is? I'm tempted to pay the $75 to gain access again...

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Strange, there are pictures available here. Seems like you need 2 of those....

http://merc.com.ua/mercedes-benz/cat...d8816eb8c7917c
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The other part is a blank, which you would install if you had neither the grab handle or the sunglasses pocket.
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