w208 boot lid opens too quickly

Discussion in 'Bodywork' started by Cocoda, Jul 30, 2009.

  1. Cocoda

    Cocoda New Member

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    Hi

    No problem with it working using the remote, key or interior button, BUT, when opening it flies up so quickly I fear it's going to come off or get bent.

    Can the springs be adjusted? if so, how do i acces them?

    Thanks
     
  2. Shude

    Shude Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Is the warning triangle in it's holder? If it's not then the bootlid opens like it's rocket powered!
     
  3. Will

    Will Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Not sure on the 208 (haven't looked) but doesn't the 202 etc have more than one postition for the springs to attach to?

    You could try a sheet of sound deadening (the dense foil-backed stuff) added to the inside lid under the carpet. The weight might take the edge off the boot flinging up if it's annoying you :)

    Will
     
  4. flango

    flango Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Springs adjust on the w208, mine had exactly the same problem when I bought it and the dealer adjusted them for me along with some other bits and pieces I needed doing before taking ownership, not sure how they adjust though but guess it is fairly simple.
     
  5. KillerHERTZ

    KillerHERTZ Administrator Staff Member

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    Remove all boot trim, access the springs & adjust them via the holes in the 2 arms which are part of the chassis to the desired level.

    You will need to be pretty strong though as those springs nasty!
     
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    Cocoda

    Cocoda New Member

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    Thanks Guys - the missing triangle is probably the cause, but the other answers, i.e., taht they are adjustable, is also helpful, I shall get digging about tomorrow!
     
  7. Howard

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    Mine flies up like a missile launcher , with the triangle in place ....

    Doesn't worry me , it did initially , i thought ' It's gonna smash the rear screen ! ' , but it doesn't go near ....

    Saves me having to bend down and lift it after it has been released.
     

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