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Old 02-18-2001, 02:52 PM
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I was just curious to know if anyone has experince changing the weatherstrip on the front door (or any door) of their MB. Is it an easy DIY job, or is it more complicated that it looks? What holds the stuff on? Do they clip on or fit into a groove, or is there some glue or gunk involved? Any tips would be appreciated.
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Old 02-18-2001, 02:59 PM
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They use clips part number 0009871015 x 10 and the left seal is 1267200178 and the right is 1267200278 I checked fast lane and the seals are in stock but not the clips, I belive you use the old clips.
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Old 02-18-2001, 05:48 PM
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I don't remember exactly, but I think you need to take the door panel off. On my 300E, the weatherstripping has a ring that goes around the door check arm (is that the right word?), and the only way to R/R the weatherstripping is to disconnect the arm, and the only way to do THAT is by removing the inside panel.

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Old 02-18-2001, 05:50 PM
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Very easy diy job. Most of it is simply in a groove. Part of it down front edge of door is held in place by metal strip secured with several (5 or 6) little plastic pop-out clips; pop them out with glat screwdriver or flat bar. I replaced weaterstrips on driver doors of my 126 & the 123; little bit of weatherstrip cement helps at lower, front corner of door and around the door "keeper" bar (keeps door from swinging too far open) - elsewhere, no cement needed.
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Old 02-18-2001, 05:56 PM
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'No need to remove panel on 126/123 to replace weatherstrip! Remove hinge pin from car end of the "keeper bar" & slip weatherstrip over the bar - very easy & straight forward. Easy 30 min job, including break between removal and replacement.
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Old 02-18-2001, 06:01 PM
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The hinge pin in the "keeper bar" comes out very easily; remove spring clip at bottom of it, and pull the pin upward. Of course, you'll never get the pin out if you don't remove the little spring clip at bottom end of the pin.
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Old 02-22-2001, 08:02 PM
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420SEL,

Just be sure that you put in the new rubber in the right way. It is not difficult, it only needs some extra attention. There are a lot of shops (even original MB dealers) that do not put the rubber right in the groove; make sure that the rubber fits the way it should...
All other need to knows are already written by Wilton.

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Old 02-22-2001, 09:26 PM
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BTW, before removing original weather strip from door, make sure you have right replacement in hand - hold it up to door & compare closely! I went against my usual policy & did not check replacement 'til original had been removed from the 126. As I uncoiled replacement at the car, I realized that supplier had sent wrong one! 'Had to put old one back on for a few days 'til proper new one arrived.
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Thanks for the advice. I think I will replace mine in a week or two.

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So much for what I know about W126 cars. I wonder if the same applies to my 300E, that would be incredibly nice if the little bar detaches in the manner described above..

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Old 02-24-2001, 11:45 AM
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Anthony,

What year/mod # is the 300E?
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Old 02-24-2001, 03:09 PM
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The little bar detaches the same and is only to be found in the rear doors (the front doors only have a plastic (detacheable) clip near the rear view mirror...

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I have a bar on my front doors too. I saw how the clip works to free the bar. I priced the weaterstripping at the dealer this morning when I went to buy oil filters. They quoted 155 Canadian. I am going to check the partsshop and see what they sell it for, as I am not in a hurry (don't need it today).
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Old 02-27-2001, 12:15 AM
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wilton:

It's a 1987 W124.

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It's got a bar on both the front and rear doors. There's a piece of rubber that surrounds the bar on the chassis end, and it disappears into a hole on the door end. I haven't really looked at the rubber surround yet, to see if I can get access to the attachment point.

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Old 02-27-2001, 07:31 AM
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Attachment part is not on the door in my car, its on the chassis.

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