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col320ce

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W111 armrest
« on: February 14, 2024, 09:18:17 »
The interlocking mechanism for the front armrest does not engage to click into an up or down position. It looks like it may be missing a plastic insert that would fit over the male part but I can't find any information on armrests in this car. Any thoughts?
250SE couple 1965
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1964 230SL
1965 250SE coupe
1993 320CE Sportline

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Re: W111 armrest
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2024, 09:19:20 »
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Re: W111 armrest
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2024, 20:24:01 »
Col

Sorry I'm not entirely clear on your question but I can confirm that the arm rests on my '69 280se cab do not lock in either the up or down position. The arm rests appear to have what I would call a white plastic collared insert that may fit over a pin but the arm rests rotate freely from either up or down positions –IOW there is no locking pin or pawl to engage anything.

Does that help?

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Re: W111 armrest
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2024, 23:14:17 »
I think it does.  I'm guessing that the plastic insert, when new, provided enough friction to hold it in the up and down positions.
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Re: W111 armrest
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2024, 20:05:16 »
I know absolutely nothing about this fitting, so here are my thoughts, for what they're worth.

From the photo in your first post, what I might expect to see is a ball bearing and spring setup that "clicks" into the two holes at the top and bottom of the armrest travel.  At least, that's what those holes look like to me.

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Re: W111 armrest
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2024, 21:50:22 »
Ooh that's a great suggestion. I'll try it next time I see my baby (I'm living overseas so it'll be a while)
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1964 230SL
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1993 320CE Sportline