Author Topic: 230SL Seat Back Release Lever  (Read 209 times)


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230SL Seat Back Release Lever
« on: May 10, 2022, 15:27:51 »
Can anyone suggest where I might find a replacement for the chrome lever that releases the driver’s side seat-back (photo attached)?  Mine broke off just under the plastic handle so it can’t be welded.  The part is not listed on any of the after-market supplies shops I use.  Please reply here or directly to


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Re: 230SL Seat Back Release Lever
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2022, 17:48:32 »
Charles, take the seat out and dismantle the assembly.
Take the assembly to a metal smith and ask them to grind down a length of the chrome plated part and rethread the portion to accept the plastic handle.
In other words, bring the threaded portion down the shaft, no one will notice the height difference.


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Re: 230SL Seat Back Release Lever
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2022, 00:32:35 »
I 230SL I have a seat
if your interested in buying it

shipping will not be cheap

send me your email , I will send photos if you like

my email is
Michael Parlato