Go Back   MBWorld.org Forums > Mercedes-Benz SLR & SL Roadsters > SL-Class (R230)
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


SL-Class (R230) 2003 -- 2012: Discussion on the SL500, SL550, SL600

Welcome to MBWorld.org!
Welcome to MBWorld,

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!


Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 08-28-2006, 09:59 PM   #1
Almost a Member!
 
CarGod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 38
Drives: 2003 Sl500
2003 SL500 shifter **** question:

The shifter is rather ugly on my car, the top of it at least.. its plain silver. does this come off? Can it be replaced with a Mercedes symbol or something? Anyone ever seen a replacement for this.

My friend has a 2006 with out keyless and his shifter has a mercedes symbol on it and looks nicer. Hoping I can do something like this.
To remove this ad, register today or login if you already are registered!

__________________
My 2003 SL500
CarGod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2006, 10:47 PM   #2
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 17
Smile Try this...

www.performanceproducts4benz.com has some good looking shift *****. I just ordered one for my SL.
WoodHeBe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2006, 03:03 AM   #3
Almost a Member!
 
CarGod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 38
Drives: 2003 Sl500
I was kinda hopeing to replace just the top circle of the shifter, it looks like it would pop off if pried at it. I dont want to tug at it for fear of breaking it, was hopeing for some conformation it comes off first.

I like the look of the shifter, just not the top of it.
__________________
My 2003 SL500
CarGod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2006, 11:29 AM   #4
MBWorld Fanatic!
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 1,260
Drives: Several MB's
Quote:
Originally Posted by CarGod
I was kinda hopeing to replace just the top circle of the shifter, it looks like it would pop off if pried at it. I dont want to tug at it for fear of breaking it, was hopeing for some conformation it comes off first.

I like the look of the shifter, just not the top of it.
I don't know about the top circle but it (the entire ****)comes off but not by force. You must remove the shiftboot from the console just push the bottom of the boot where it is attached to the console toward the shift lever. Once it is unattached pull it up and over the ****. There is a plastic ring that holds the **** in place. Turn it clockwise and it will unlock the ****. All that you then need to do is pull it straight off of the shaft.
__________________
Lou K
lkirchner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2006, 10:38 PM   #5
Almost a Member!
 
AZAMG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Fountain Hills, AZ
Posts: 39
Drives: SL55
Send a message via MSN to AZAMG
Quote:
Originally Posted by CarGod
I was kinda hopeing to replace just the top circle of the shifter, it looks like it would pop off if pried at it. I dont want to tug at it for fear of breaking it, was hopeing for some conformation it comes off first.

I like the look of the shifter, just not the top of it.

I had the same idea...I like the shifter, but the silver top gets very hot in the summer with the top down. Let me know if you come up with something.
AZAMG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2006, 02:36 AM   #6
Almost a Member!
 
CarGod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 38
Drives: 2003 Sl500
your right, I touched the top of the shifter today... ouch!
__________________
My 2003 SL500
CarGod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2006, 03:01 AM   #7
Almost a Member!
 
CarGod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 38
Drives: 2003 Sl500
Here is a Visual of what Im talking about.. do you guys think you can use a 2005 shifter on a 2003? I actually like my shifter better than the 2005.. its shorter, just wish I could pry the top off the 2005 shifter and snap it on mine...

Click the image to open in full size.
CarGod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2006, 03:01 AM
 
 
 
Reply

Tags
2003, 2005, 500, knob, lever, mercedes, pop, removal, remove, removing, shift, shifter, sl, sl500, top



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:56 AM.


Copyright 2001-2012 InternetBrands, Inc. / MBWorld.org. All Rights Reserved.
Everyone's Personal Details