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Old 11-23-2009, 01:57 PM
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How to get to outer Weatherstrip on Door Window?

I got 2 cracked outer weatherstrips on door windows (both driver-side) and wanted to replace them. The inner weatherstrips all appear OK, but the ones exposed to the elements are in a bad shape.

What will need to be removed to do this, and what's the best way to take off that chromed strip that sits on top of the weatherstrip? (W126).
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Old 11-23-2009, 04:35 PM
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I think they just pry up from the outside. Make sure the window is down, and use a palstic putty knife so that you do not chip the paint or the glass.

Some one should chime in if I am mistaken about the procedure.
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Old 11-23-2009, 06:02 PM
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Hi, where did you get the replacement weatherstrip?

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Old 11-23-2009, 06:09 PM
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get it from Phil... They are pretty cheap, and through Phil, mine came more or less next day!
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Old 11-23-2009, 10:22 PM
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weatherstrip

Just pull out your old strip and clean up the channel. Your new strip will go right in with a little fiddling using plastic tools after you soap it up. No need to remove chrome trim or use adhesive.

Plastic trim tools available many places including generic auto parts stores.
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Old 11-23-2009, 10:25 PM
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huh? Pull it up which way? I think the chrome does have to move a bit, doesnt it?
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Here's a recent thread describing a way to do it:
It was easy
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Old 11-23-2009, 10:54 PM
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I did this on my car recently. I suppose it would be possible to just pull the old weatherstripping out, but frankly I think it would require just as much, if not more force than popping off the chrome. In addition, my old weatherstripping was so old, cracked, and rusted that I suspect if you just pulled on the old one you might pull the top off and leave some in there, and then you'd need to pull the chrome anyhow. Just go for it, if you have some sort of plastic wedge the chrome piece comes off really easily. Roll down the window, and remember that you're trying to pop it straight up.

I'd actually go even further if I were you- when I did it I removed the rear view mirrors as well, since they get in the way of the removal of the chrome piece. I'm fully aware that it's possible to do it without removing them, but my thinking was (and still is) that it reduces the risk of accidentally damaging the chrome pieces. I'd call it the conservative course of action- the FSM recommends it and it only takes takes about 5 minutes to take them off, so i'd do it if I were you. There's a trio of phillips head screws holding each one on that can be accessed from inside the cabin, and on the passenger side there's an additional flat-head screw holding the electrical connector on.
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Old 11-25-2009, 08:15 PM
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That sounds pretty easy. I will also be replacing a trunk seal, finally, because I am now finding droplets of water on both sides of my trunk where deep storage pockets are, and I think the only way droplets can make it there is if the trunk seal is leaking, but I digress...

Can anyone look up Mercedes part number(s) of the weatherstrip for me, please? I am looking for outer (outside) left front door and left rear door weatherstrips. My car info is posted in avatar and signature, but if a VIN is necessary for this, I'd be happy to provide!
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That sounds pretty easy. I will also be replacing a trunk seal, finally, because I am now finding droplets of water on both sides of my trunk where deep storage pockets are, and I think the only way droplets can make it there is if the trunk seal is leaking, but I digress...

Can anyone look up Mercedes part number(s) of the weatherstrip for me, please? I am looking for outer (outside) left front door and left rear door weatherstrips. My car info is posted in avatar and signature, but if a VIN is necessary for this, I'd be happy to provide!
Easiest is to email Phil, but for sedans, I think they are in fastlane.
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Old 11-26-2009, 09:30 PM
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After some (soul) searching, I located the part number: 126 725 03 65. It seems that these are the front brushes, while rears will simply need to be cut to fit. Seems that Fastlane does carry this, when searching by this part number. Thanks for all the info and input!
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Old 11-27-2009, 11:28 AM
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That sounds pretty easy. I will also be replacing a trunk seal, finally, because I am now finding droplets of water on both sides of my trunk where deep storage pockets are, and I think the only way droplets can make it there is if the trunk seal is leaking, but I digress...

Can anyone look up Mercedes part number(s) of the weatherstrip for me, please? I am looking for outer (outside) left front door and left rear door weatherstrips. My car info is posted in avatar and signature, but if a VIN is necessary for this, I'd be happy to provide!

Another Very possible leak-point into the trunk sides is via the rear screen-seal, where it then runs down the rear wheel-arches on the inside, eventually ending up in the rear chassis According to how the car is parked when it rains, the water can either go forwards into the rear chassis or backwards into the trunk 'cheeks'--Either way, it takes out the rear whell-arches outside, from inside--if you know what I mean!....

Many a good M.B.have rusted out chassis near rear spring-perches here in the UK because of the rear-screen-seal.....
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