Car cup holder stuck

mercedes-benz
e-class

#1

My car’s cup holder seems to be stuck. No matter how many times I push the button, it will not open up, and it’s very annoying. How can I clean it up for it to open back up? Is this normal for these fancy cup holder mechanisms to get stuck like this? Thanks so much!


#2

It might be jammed up with sticky residue from spillage of sweet beverages.

I would try to clean the mechanism. You could spray it with glass cleaner or water. If that doesn’t work, I would try to lubricate the mechanism. Don’t use WD40 on plastic. Try a dry silicone lubricant.