Open the door. locate the black plastic plug which covers the access hole to the screw. It should be on the trailing edge of the door somewhere above the "cone latch."
Take the screw out and pull the door handle foward. It might be stuck, if so whack it with a foreign object. Insert key in lock and turn to either 2 or 10 o'clock and pull the handle out while turning the key. You gotta kinda feel it give.
Its cake. Be careful not to pull to hard, as the handle will still be attatched to the vac and alarm lines. Don't drop these in the door unless you like removing the interior panel.
'90 300SE 298k
-300K and it gets put into retirement.
'80 300D 255k Purchased new by family in 1980.
1973 220 (gas)
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