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Old 08-04-2015, 11:53 PM
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w 210 door panel removal

I'm trying to or remove the front and rear door panel from a 2001 E 320.
I understand its not a diesel but I am NOT getting any answers on the technical forum and since I get answers so quickly for my diesel cars on this site I figured I would check with you guys.
there has to be some type of a tutorial step by step for these cars I already have plastic body panel tools
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Old 08-05-2015, 12:48 AM
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It's not difficult but it's been a few years for me. At the time when I googled it I found a good u tube.
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Old 08-05-2015, 01:30 AM
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There is a write up on the tech tips for the window regulator that includes the door panel, its very easy to do if you are gentile.
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Old 08-05-2015, 08:02 AM
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Agreed.

Get a panel removal wedge kit $8 at HFT. The clips are glued to the back of the door panel (its fiberboard) and if you try to yank the panel off it tears the clips off.

Beware of the air bags - 2001 will have them front and rear. Be sure you have the CodE for your radio, disconnect the battery and wait for 10 minutes.
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Old 08-05-2015, 11:41 AM
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Agreed.

The clips are glued to the back of the door panel (its fiberboard) and if you try to yank the panel off it tears the clips off.
This got me, despite being very gentle while pulling. I used Gorilla glue to put them back on and it worked perfectly. I also used the Gorilla glue on a couple of the plastic and fiber pieces that had come apart and the panel went back together like new.

If it comes down to it and you want to try the Gorilla glue, keep in mind that the glued surfaces have to be moistened with water for the glue to work. I just wiped them down with a fairly wet sponge and apply the glue immediately.
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