|This has annoyed me|
for 2 years.
Like many Cabriolets here in the US, the driver-side door panel of mine evidences this aftermarket eyesore, so it was time for me to un-do this "upgrade" and restore it to its original state of factory inconvenience.
One phone call to Tom Hansen at the Classic Center in Irvine and a mere $55 later, the door panel is on its way from Germany. Part # is 1247201763. (Note: This Part # excludes the color, so that is tacked on to the end of this string of numbers. Black is 9A84. Light Cream-Beige is 8F33.)
And that's one more annoyance eradicated from my checklist: