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A209 Door speaker cover fitting

Discussion in 'Interior' started by Hamble Flyer, Nov 15, 2016.

  1. Hamble Flyer

    Hamble Flyer New Member

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    The door speaker cover on the right door has been badly cracked, probably I am told as a result of the door being closed on the metal buckle of the seat belt. A previous owner I might add ! Anyway, I have a replacement on its way in the post. The speaker itself still works.

    Can anyone please give me an idea if fitting it is a simple DIY job or is it more involved process?
     
  2. KillerHERTZ

    KillerHERTZ Administrator Staff Member

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    1 Philips screw visible on the underside of the door, simply unscrew this and pull towards you.
     
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    Hamble Flyer

    Hamble Flyer New Member

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    The speaker cover is located in a "wedge" with door trim above and below it. There is no obvious visible means to remove just the cover, hence I am posting this to enquire if any other CLK owners have had to replace a damaged cover? Or as I suspect, the whole door card has to be removed??
     
  4. Litcan91

    Litcan91 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    The door card has to come off, I'm 100% sure of that.

    To make things a little more difficult, the speaker cover is not screwed into the door card, but it is melted on (you will see what I mean when your door card is off).

    The melted on sections need to be drilled out with a large drill bit (10mm possibly?)

    Then once the old cover is off, you have to be creative about how you put fix the new one in.
     
  5. Litcan91

    Litcan91 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    That's the fixing that I've described above.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Hamble Flyer

    Hamble Flyer New Member

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    Thanks Litcan91 for your reply and for posting the image.
    For the sake of clarity can you perhaps post a wider image for me? I don't understand how the image posted relates to the triangular speaker cover in question.
    It is the A209 CLK door you are referring to ?

    thanks
     
  7. Litcan91

    Litcan91 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    It's an image I have found online, to demonstrate the type of fixings used to hold in the speaker (from memory, I can't recall whether this is a back of a 209 door card, but it looks familiar).

    Here is the exact shot that you need, found online too.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. tanuie

    tanuie Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I just broke the old one off, drilled out the old holes and super glued the new one in place. A lot easier than removing the door card.
     
  9. Litcan91

    Litcan91 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    The door card is not hard to remove, it's just a fiddly process of taking it off and putting it back on.

    I think a number of people have done same as tanuie, but seems a little risky with a chance to break something else.
     
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    Hamble Flyer

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    In view of the above, I intend to take the door card removal route to have the new cover fitted.
    Can anyone recommend a MB indie in Yorkshire to do this work ? It may not necessarily have to be a MB specialist, just someone who knows what they are doing with Model 209 doors !
    Thanks
     
  11. salman002

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    did you try gluing the cover properly first, then some silicon?
     
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    Auto-mobile Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Fairly easy task, remove door card (plenty of guides online) drill all the old melted plastic circles off, remove the smashed grill, then use a soldering iron or hot knife to melt down the tags on the new grill.
     

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