Remove the panels on the sides of the center console. You can see that the covers have no screws, so you will stick your fingers in and pull it to unlock the clips; then, to finally remove it, pull it backward. Remove both covers.
Remove the center control trim. To remove it, you need to remove the 6 T-20 Torx screws on both sides. You will find the screws holding the center control trim below it when you remove the side covers. Before you pull the center control trim, open up your armrest first. Then you can already pull the center control trim; when pulling, make sure that you also remove the cables connected below it and set it aside when you're done removing it from the vehicle.
This is how you remove the center control trim of the Mercedes Benz S Class.
Remove the T-20 screws around the radio. There will be four screws around the radio and two screws for the cup holder; use a T-20 screwdriver to remove the screws.
Remove the radio. When you are already done removing screws around the radio, you can pull that out but don't forget to remove the cables connected to it.
Reinstall the new radio. Before you put it inside, connect the cables and make sure that the cables are locked. Then you can already put it inside and screw the 4 T-20 screws around it, including the 2 T-20 screws for the cup holder.
Reinstall the control center trim. Once you have already put the radio on, also connect the cables connected on the control center trip and make sure that it is locked and you can already push it back in its original place. Then screw back the 6 T-20 screws below it. Remember that you will screw them on both sides.
We are putting the cables back in and checking if it is locked.
Put the side covers back. To install the covers, you need to slip in it first and work from the top side first, going down to the other side. You will push it in, and it will just snap in its place.
Mercedes Benz SL Class R230 Radio, Cupholder Removal This guide provides instructions on how to remove or replace the radio, cupholder and center console trim on Mercedes Benz SL Class R230 such as SL500 and SL550.