Ooops, yes, the outside handle. I tried removing it (per your instructions in an older thread) and cleaning the moving parts, as well as lubricating with lithium grease. No luck.
Hmm. Perhaps a more involved disassembly will be required, as I left the handle attatched by the alarm and vacuum lines and access was limited.
Will report back tomorrow with my findings.
Thanks for your reply.
(ps- on a different note- your picture of the sunroof wind-deflector springs (old thread) was extremely helpful a few weeks ago)
'90 300SE 298k
-300K and it gets put into retirement.
'80 300D 255k Purchased new by family in 1980.
1973 220 (gas)