I don't remember replacement of these being so difficult; back in the days
of the Beastie Boys when they were getting stolen right and left I recall
just sticking an adjustable pliers up there and clamping on, pulling down
slightly and rotating a 1/4 turn. Are these different than the 123's? I
can't hardly see the damn thing to turn it and there seems to be two slots
on each ear - is there a special tool involved? Thanks in advance.
It's a complete pain in the ass, isn't it? In fact, I once saw
a book of phrase definitions, and the illustration that accom-
panied the definition for "pain in the ass" depicted some guy
installing a hood ornament on a W124 radiator shell.
No special tool is required, just persistence. I transferred
mine over when I replaced my car's grille after hitting a deer.
After spending about an hour on it, I said "Screw this" and took
it to my mechanic. He said he didn't use any special tools, either,
and denied that there was any special trick to it.
(Then I hit another deer two months later, and the car was totalled.
1987 300SDL (278K mi.)
1991 300D 2.5 (RIP)
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