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What is this little part?

This was found under the driver's seat on the car I just bought. I have no idea if it comes form the interior or if it was put in the cockpit so it wouldn't get lost.
There is an MB logo on it and the number 315948
and on the line below a number '3'
and below that there is this: >PC<

The center post has thingies (professional term) on it that will keep it snapped in a hole.

If you know what it is, please let me know!

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Here are some pictures: in the last one the O.A. length is 1-3/4".
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I am going to say it is similar to this part on the r171 found in the same exact location

https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-gen...know-what.html

did u look on the passenger side for the same part?


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Yup, right location, different part. And no, I haven't checked the passenger side for a similar part. You can bet I'll do it tomorrow. Hopefully it is not (edited) as important as Andy's was.

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Jim, do you see it here?: I don't

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you mean NOT as important.


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Nope, I don't (see it). (JB, you gotta stop posting so quickly, I can't keep up ). Did you notice the big arrow on the sloped top side? Don't know what it means, but Mercedes wouldn't have put it there without a reason.
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yes, i noticed it. and the part number is too short to be of much use in epc.
well see if u see its companion on the passenger tomorrow and let us know


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I finally found out what it is !!

It is the limit device for the seat movement. It snaps into the seat rail holes to stop the seat from traveling too far.
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well on my r171, it fell off and my seat still stops at its limits


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That's because your seat knows it's limits!
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But, if you wanted it to stop a little sooner than the limits, this can be put in any holes in the seat track. I think I might use it that way because I like my seat-back tilted back fairly far, and the top of the seat-back hits the roll bar area first. By moving these up a couple of inches it would stop that. Of course, I could also put them in the front of the seat track so it wouldn't move forward too far. That would stop my wife from taking the car. Yeah, I know, I'm bad.
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