Mercedes Coupes/Sedans/Wagons 1974-1984 Repair Guide

Front Door Panels

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1 through 11

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Fig. Fig. 1: 1. Retaining screws 2. Trim piece To remove the door panel, first unfasten the door lock trim piece retaining screws ...



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Fig. Fig. 2: ... and remove the trim piece



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Fig. Fig. 3: Use a prytool to remove the door handle interior trim piece to gain access to the retaining screw



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Fig. Fig. 4: 1. Trim piece 2. Retaining screw 3. Door handle Loosen the door handle interior trim retaining screw



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Fig. Fig. 5: Remove the door handle interior trim piece



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Fig. Fig. 6: Loosen the armrest upper retaining screw ...



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Fig. Fig. 7: ... then remove the lower retaining screws



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Fig. Fig. 8: Remove the armrest from the door panel



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Fig. Fig. 9: Unscrew the door lock button



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Fig. Fig. 10: Use a prytool to disengage the door panel retaining clips



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Fig. Fig. 11: After all the clips are disengaged, remove the door panel from the vehicle

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Remove the door handles and the locking knob from the inside of the doors.
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If equipped with door pull handles, remove the screws through the handle into the door inner panel.

  1. If equipped with a switch cover plate in the door armrest, remove the cover plate screws, then disconnect the switches and the cigar lighter, if equipped from the electrical harness.
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  3. If equipped with an integral armrest, remove the screws inserted through the pull cup into the armrest hanger support. If equipped with an armrest applied after the door trim installation, remove the armrest-to-inner panel screws.
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  5. Along the upper edge of the trim panel, remove the mounting screws. At the lower edge of the panel, insert a removal tool between the inner panel and the trim panel, then disengage the retaining clips from around the outer perimeter.
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  7. If equipped with an insulator pad glued to the door inner panel, remove the pad with a putty knife by separating it from the inner panel.
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  9. To install, reverse the removal procedures.
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