New CLK W208 Owner "The beginning" (picture heavy)...

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  1. benny

    benny Active Member

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    I'm back :bannana: Previously a C-class W202 now this little Beaut...
    A few questions

    Why does my CLK have these black lines down the side, Do I Need sidesills to cover them up (unsightly)
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    Already looking at wheels as the ones it came with I do not like + the other set it came with I also do not like
    (((So will have both sets up for sale as soon as possible)))
    I have been looking at these or similar...

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    Can you get replacement speaker covers?...
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    Do mercedes sell this little bits?...
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    Where can I get the sliding piece to go in here?...
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    Is this hole in the soft top cover normal?...
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    THANK YOU and HELLO :thumb:
     
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  2. Ted

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    Good looking car -well done.

    Definitely needs new spokes. My preference are the ones top right. Nice :)

    Don't know if you can get speaker covers - time for an upgrade? (Or cover with some scrim if you're a cheapskate like me)

    I would think that you can get the 'slidy bit' from a scrappy - I bet theres lots of old w124's/w202's with the same fitting. PS, the cheap black plastic surround to the selector/switch plinth can be blinged up with a chrome one for around £15. Very tasteful. It must be cos I have one.

    Tes that hole comes as standard. So does the 'bang' at the start of the hood raising sequence.

    Nice car Benny. Enjoy!!
     
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    Thank you Ted. Really greatful
    Top right are looking favourites I must say (bottom left are cheapest but not by much)

    Speakers= 2 good idea's with the scrim and new speaker will be added

    scrappy at the weekend it is.
     
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    another question.

    How easy is it to remove the heating fascia as I seem to have a bulb out or 2. easy fix? what bulbs?

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    Easy. Everyone has their own method. The knob just pulls off. It might be tight so try a pair of pliers with some cloth to prevent marking the knob. The get the bulb out. If you use long nose pliers you are likely to slip off/break the bulb, so some people slip a piece of tube over the bulb and pull it out that way.
    One of those things that once you've done it once it's an easy job.
     
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    Sorry should have added they are the tiny capless bulbs. Halfords stock them.
     
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    so just remove the knob! I thought I'd be having to pull off that whole carbon look surround, sure I have some capless laying about too, sweet. Cheers again Super Ted.

    Cheers Benzmanc, nice wheels! look forward to seeing them on the car
     
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    Get the capless bulbs from MB themselves ( pennies ) ,they are a strange ( tiny ) wattage , easy to put slightly too powerful ones in there and damage the holders.

    Speaker grilles are best from a scrappy , removing them is difficult , as they are melted onto the posts from behind.

    Black strip on the side is because yours is a pre-facelift that someone has partially facelifted , doing the rest on the cheap. You have the colour coded lower front and rear valance , but instead of the sill covers , someone has painted your existing sills which have a rubber strip on top of them.

    Ebay for the sills , or a scrappy , they tend to be damaged though where scrappy cars are punted around by forklift.

    Top right are nice wheels.
     
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    MY First "Issue"...

    I have a leak!!!
    No sign of where its coming in from but with the rain we've been having I find a puddle in JUST the driver door pocket??? idea's anyone?
     
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    Probably the top of the windscreen to roof seal.

    Recently I got a door pocket full of water when driving along in the rain with the sunroof on tilt.
    I braked hard at a roundabout and saw some water gush into the car but was too busy driving to see where it landed.
    Later on I checked the seat and carpet which were dry, but the door pocket had an inch of water in it...:D
     
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    Thank you DieselMan...

    How strange though, like you said everything bone dry but the puddle, I have played about and there we're some bits of the seal caught/rolled up so have straightened them all out and will keep an eye out.
    Thanks again
     
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    Top right wheels are my favs too...I'm looking to get a set like this for my CLK as well :)
     
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    I have an issue with my car, hoping an easy fix????

    I miss judged and went over a bridge quite fast and now the rear headrests are locked right up, any ideas what I can do? thank you in advanced.
     

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