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Old 04-29-2001, 08:45 PM
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The trunk lid on my 300D closes slightly unevenly. The car has not been in any accidents and the body is straight. The trunk lid was once removed for the installation of the filler panel. The left side of the trunk lid sits ever so slightly above the sill while the right side of the trunk lid sits ever so slightly below the sill. The trunk lid appears *slightly* askew when looking from the back (at least if you are as anal as me, otherwise you won't notice).

Is there a way to adjust the hinges? I'm pretty sure that the lid was simply reinstalled incorrectly.

Thanks in advance for any help.

The MBs:
1976 300D (W115) - 330K and still going (sort of)
1991 300D 2.5 Turbo - Sold at 221K
1983 280SEL - Sold at 206K
1981 300SD - Sold at 232K
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Old 05-01-2001, 12:27 PM
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Old 05-01-2001, 05:47 PM
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Well I have the same problem... the right of my trunk lid (at the corner where it meets the rear window) is a little higher. Trunk never been in an accident though...

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Old 05-01-2001, 06:25 PM
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Ahh, this is precision body work. The pitch of the panel can be slightly adjusted by the stop bumpers on the back edge of the panel. Fore and aft can be accomplished with hinge bolts (holding sheet metal to the hinges.
Jeff Lawrence
1989 300e
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan SE
No matter what you fix, there will always be something else to fix..
"Warranty" is just another way of postponing the inevitable.
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