W203 coupe door actuator

anfieldassasin

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Hi all

My wife's 2003 w203 c180k coupe passenger side door lock is doing the whole pogo/machine gun type dance/noise. Searching online leads me to believe the spring in the actuator is broken and I've ordered a new 2nd hand actuator.

I read you have to drill out the rivers for the window regulator frame and I want to replace them with bolts and nuts but I don't know what size bolts and nuts I need.

Anyone done this repair before and know the sizes I would need?

Sam
 

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Hi all

My wife's 2003 w203 c180k coupe passenger side door lock is doing the whole pogo/machine gun type dance/noise. Searching online leads me to believe the spring in the actuator is broken and I've ordered a new 2nd hand actuator.

I read you have to drill out the rivers for the window regulator frame and I want to replace them with bolts and nuts but I don't know what size bolts and nuts I need.

Anyone done this repair before and know the sizes I would need?

Sam
When I had a similar problem on a different car I discovered the reason for the rivets was that it was impossible to fit nuts and bolts.
I bought a rivet gun for a fiver, complete with 100 rivets. Made the job quick, simple, and correct. I never needed to replace the item ever again.

Neil
 
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anfieldassasin

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Thanks Neil

I think the rivers were due to concerns over the bolts coming loose over time but I'm equally happy to do the rivets just again I know nothing about rivets and sizing etc.

So size of rivets if anyone knows Will also do! Unless someone tells me that the actuator can be removed without moving the regulator frame

Sam
 

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