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Question How to remove "storage box blinds"?

Hello,

I have a 2012 SLK 250 R172.
There is a "blind" on top of the cup holders, and recently they seem to get sticky / dirty.
Is there any way to take the blinds out for thorough cleaning?

Sorry for my English but the "blinds" that I am referring to is between the seats, closer to passenger seat which cover the cup holders.
You can see the blinds closed in the following photo from Autocar:


P.S.: Looks like you could buy a new storage box but that seem a bit of waste if I can give it a good cleaning...
Part number for the storage box is 172-680-00-52-9051 #7 in the diagram?
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In order to remove this cover, you would need to remove the whole center console, which exposes the cup holders' screws.

You can find out how that is done, by following this video:
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I can't help, but what is #'15 on the diagram?
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I can't help, but what is #'15 on the diagram?
That would be the 12V socket for the cigarette lighter, or car phone charger plug.
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Hmmm looks like more work than I would like to do for just cleaning the blinds...
maybe I would try the toothbrush and some Optimum Power Clean first!
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This is nature's way of telling you it's time to trade. Kind of like full ashtrays.
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