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Old 10-11-2004, 01:04 PM
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Removing Lower Outside Door Panels - 124 Body

Does anyone know how to remove the lower outside door body panels on a 124 Body ('95 E320). There is a screw on the inside of the door that I know I need to remove, but how do I remove the panels after that. Do I pry them away from the door? Do I lift and Pull? I don't want to take a chance and break anything, especially any of the clips that may be there.

I want to remove them to check, and possibly treat any rust that may be behind those panels.

Anyone know how?

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Old 10-11-2004, 05:41 PM
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Hi, I was wondering the same thing and will be eager to see the reply on this thread. The lower cladding on the front passenger's door of my 91 300E isn't quite flush with the rest of the cladding on that side of the car. It sticks out about 1/4" at the bottom compared to the other pieces, and though I can push it back in and flush it usually pops back out within a couple days. The other day I laid on my back under the door to figure out what was going on, and discovered 3 or 4 of the plastic clips are broken at the bottom (the top is flush so I'm assuming those clips are fine). I will need to replace the bottom clips before this piece catches on someone's pant leg and comes off for good, but I too have no idea how to remove the panel safely without scratching the paint.

I'm eager to see a reply from the experienced members here, as well as a suggestion on the best place to get the clips (perhaps dealer?) and possible prices. Thanks everyone!
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Old 10-11-2004, 06:33 PM
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Take the bright phillips head screws out from the inside of the rear of the door. Get back down on the floor on your back and gently pry the moulding away from the bottom of the door. As you pry, you will see several white clips at the bottom of the moulding. I have found it fairly easy to release the white clips from the moulding with a very small screwdriver. As you keep pressure on the moulding, and you release each clip, you move on to the next one. Once all the lower clips are released, simply slide the whole moulding to the rear of the car,,, this is best done with the door slightly ajar. This is for the front door. The rear door has two phillips screws you need to remove also, but one is at the front of the door. A lot of taking these cars apart is in finding the right trigger to release things. Once you figure that out it is usually easy.
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Old 10-11-2004, 07:05 PM
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Thanks for the info PJG56.

Sounds easy. Gives me something to do tonight.

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In addition to PJG56's advice for removing the cladding panels I suggest that you allow time for a trip to the local MB dealer to purchase some new clips. From my experience it's difficult to avoid breaking at least a few during the removal process. The plastic clips get very brittle and break easily.
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Thanks for the info, guys - helps alleviate some of the fear before getting into this type of job; I just hate the thought of breaking or scratching something needlessly if someone has been there before.

I will pick up new clips at the dealer later this week and hopefully have the panel reinstalled this weekend. Thanks again!
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