How to remove the Automatic Gearbox Selector Cover

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Post by peter freeman » Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:57 pm

I have not seen one that far back or another as far forward as mine - they kept lot of the Reliant practices - no two the same



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Post by mick_gaugh » Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:11 pm

How bizarre, mine is in the same position as the grey one (right back). I too cannot feel any screws at all at the front + no access at all at the rear.
I'm intrigued now as I did consider removing my cowling as well.

Looking forward to this mystery being solved. :D

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Post by peter freeman » Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:23 pm

Don't forget mine is a early car - number nine and I believe the first one ordered.



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How to remove the Automatic Gearbox Selector Cover

Post by Djangoz » Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:09 am

mick_gaugh wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:11 pm
How bizarre, mine is in the same position as the grey one (right back). I too cannot feel any screws at all at the front + no access at all at the rear.
I'm intrigued now as I did consider removing my cowling as well.

Looking forward to this mystery being solved. :D

Mick MB 33 & 66
Mick, I never did solve this problem. I was speaking to QRG earlier today about some other parts and asked if they knew how the cover comes off. He mentioned that he had sold an example of the cover to you - sounded fairly recently? Although he couldn't recall exactly how he got it off he seemed to recall just "pulling it". I wonder whether you are able to see on the part you bought where the clips are or by what other means it is secured?


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How to remove the Automatic Gearbox Selector Cover

Post by Andrewsait » Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:15 pm

Andrew,

Attached are a couple of photos of the selector cover on my car (MB54). The selector appears to be in a similar position to your car and the surround cover simply pulls upwards, there are no screws or clips holding it in. On the selector indicator plate there is a small tab at the front that might serve some sort of locating purpose but I could not see where it would engage on the surround cover.

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Post by peter freeman » Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:09 pm

Not like mine - to start with there are four screws holding mine in position ( 2 of which you cannot get at ) and the cover is up to the other end.
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Post by Djangoz » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:23 pm

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Ok - have solved the mystery at least as far as MB60 is concerned. The selector cover is screwed to the rear console itself by 3 self tapping screws. One is at the rear under the electric window switch area and the other 2 are on the sides set forward. I removed the whole rear console together with the cover and was then able to access the bulb illuminating the selector range easily.

The two images show the locations of the screws - I apologise for the orientation being wrong - tried several ways to get them the right way up without success!


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Post by peter freeman » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:59 pm

Pity they are not all the same



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