W208 Door Handle Remove

Discussion in 'Bodywork' started by steveoelliott, Apr 25, 2014.

  1. steveoelliott

    steveoelliott Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Hi all,

    To remove the door handle on a W208 (to spray the door) do the door cards have to come off? I presume they will.

    Thanks...
     
  2. Grey Area

    Grey Area Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    On the w202 c class from a similar era, the door handles are held in by the lock cylinder part of the handle, and this is removed by loosening a small grub screw in the side of the door under the seal.

    Click the link to see a photo of the w202 set up, if you open the door and pull the seal out of its recess (don't tear it) you may well find a small hole level with the door handle. If it's there you should be able to remove the door handle without taking the door card off.

    Hope that helps.

    http://forums.mercedesclub.org.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=8915&d=1254163523
     
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    steveoelliott

    steveoelliott Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Thanks... I imagine it will be similar on a W208.

    It's not me who will be doing but the body shop. I'm just never keen on door cards getting removed. They never go back the same.
     
  4. andy27168

    andy27168 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    As above I can confirm that door handle removal on a 208 is the same as the 202, but do make sure that the grub screw does not have to be removed only loosened, if you remove it completely you more than likely loose it in the door.
     
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    steveoelliott

    steveoelliott Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Thanks folks...
     

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