Facelift R129 door Panel

Discussion in 'Interior' started by swithin, Aug 27, 2009.

  1. swithin

    swithin Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Afternoon all, I have a 98 R129 with a mushroom/beige interior. I want to replace the cloth speaker cover on the front doors to dye them black or replace them as they get filthy when trying to get in and out of the car.

    Has anyone else removed these and if so how easy to get them back on??

    All suggestions greatly received.

    BTW would also like to know how much it costs to replace rear quarter plastic soft top windows as mine blew out on the M6 toll last month!!!!

    Thx in advance:thumb:
     
  2. Doodle

    Doodle Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I've got a bill of about £350 from a couple of years back for window replacement.
     
  3. MD5

    MD5 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Easier to get back on, I imagine, as one of mine is loose, but i haven't removed it yet. There are plastic prongs, probably with a barb at the end, to hook into the fitting slots of the door panel. The prong at the bottom left corner won't secure on mine, so I guess a barb has broken, with one or two others holding it in place. I don't know the technique for releasing them without breaking the prongs/barbs, but I'm sure it's easy when you know how! The replacement part is about £67 + vat, iirc, and should just push back into place.

    I had my rear windows replaced for about 290 a couple of years ago (outside of London).

    Edit: I should add mine is a 96 mid facelift, and don't know if yours is final facelift. Can't remember if there is a difference in the trim on the door.
     
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2009
  4. 94mattda

    94mattda Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I am looking to do the same, I have a cream/mushroom coloured interior and the speaker covered get dirty getting in and out. Did you manage to remove them easily?
     
  5. boeken

    boeken Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    It is dead easy

    Remove the screw at the bottom.

    You can then slide the speaker cover towards the front.

    Plastic lips will be brittle so slowly does it.

    Oh and disconnect the cable to the door light also

    You can get the panels clean with soapy water quite easily.

    And stop kicking the doors :)


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