Quote Black98slk230 - 242004 705 PM Shane I am not looking to appear honest whatever that means I am simply frustrated that the freaking handle would break so easily like thatI am venting some heat because right now I am overworked tired and pissed off....but still I mean cmon hows the handle just gonna break like that with regular wear and tear I shouldnt even have to say this but cars can go up to
You must be one buff dude[8D] to pull that door handle off. So is it raining in Tampa I hear you not wanting to open the window to open the door but then again arent you driving an slk in Florida Shouldnt that top be down already [D] Who needs doors when you have a convertible[8D] So did it literally break off or come off Sucks either way. In the meantime just be careful jumping over the door.
Quote SledDog - 282004 229 AM You must be one buff dude[8D] to pull that door handle off. So is it raining in Tampa I hear you not wanting to open the window to open the door but then again arent you driving an slk in Florida Shouldnt that top be down already [D] Who needs doors when you have a convertible[8D] So did it literally break off or come off Sucks either way. In the meantime just be careful
Many cars have the same problem. It is a faulty design. My driver side handle was broken below 4000 mileage. The passenger side handle is broken now. This is my spare car which is under 8000 mileage but out of warranty. I sent an email to mercedes services. No reply. Calling the services center. I was told it was not on the recall list. mercedes will never recall a door handle. Who will sue them for
Best solution to conceal door handles and other parts that are not black - buy a black slk.
Quote Palmateer - 352005 238 PM Best solution to conceal door handles and other parts that are not black - buy a black slk. Well your 320 has body matched handles anyways[)] but with a black car theres always the problem of those unsightly orange side markers and mirror signals[D] slkpwr for those considering the mod did you take the handles off before painting or did you just tape off the surroundings
Although I have never removed the door handles from the slk I have from my 16 valve and I doubt that there is much of a difference. Its not that hard and only requires a allen key. Options (1) You could paint your own easy to do hard to get right unless you have a body shop do it then it gets expensive. [)] (2) Get a set prepainted from a wrecking yard. Done the right way in the right color but you dont know the condition until you see them in your hand. (e-bay might work for this). [)]
Quote How many styles of door handles can you really have while maintaing practicality reasonable manufacturing costs noise control and fitting with the overall styling of the rest of the car I kind of doubt that Toyota and mercedes get togeather and buy door handles to get a better deal....[D]
This is funny because Ive had a Toyota Rav4 for three years now and recently purchased my slk (kept the Rav for work). One of my very first thoughts when I saw the door handle was how similar it was to the Ravs. I tend to agree with others on the forum though Im sure that even though they look the same on the outside theyre not the same. For one thing the slks handles are MUCH more substantial than the Toyotas. So much so that you can feel the difference when you go to open the door.
Before you do anything call your mercedes Dealership and order 2 new black original door handles. I think I paid about 10 each. Use these incase you mess up. Worste case you lose 20 some dollars. Not a big deal. I can email you pictures steps and things to watchout for and things NOT to do. It was very simple and I never painted anything before in my life (except the front grill last week). Email me. Good luck
Are the black door handles from mercedes really only 10 bucks each i thought they were much more. I think i will get an extra set for backup. As for painting....i think im going to go ahead and try it out. Thanks for all the help. Ill keep you posted on my progress. By the way what city do you live in
sadly i do not...i have looked in the car door to see if they fell to the bottom...i am going to try and fabricate a thin solid piece of metal to make a brace in the shape of a square C using something like a thin piece of sheet metal try and drill two holes in it and put a pin from the local hardware store with a retaining clip on it so it still has the swivel effect. god only knows how much trial
Pull your door handle outwards and slide the surround in between the handle and the car. Do not press firmly on the surround until you have it exactly where you want it as that 3M adhesive is very strong. Also make sure you have it right side up when you slide it in I made that mistake as well.
Thanks for the quick reply[)]I was worried you had to take the door handle off So it would have been a trip to the mercedes shop. Cheers..........[8D]
I got them from gericia international based in London England. (www.gericia.com) they cost me Â47. Another place I have bought a lot of kit from for the slk is mercedes performance also UK based but will send overseas.(www.mercedesperformance.co.uk) They can even supply a full AMG kit if you want one. Hope this helps[D]
Quote Originally Posted by slkDawg OK thanks - not sure why ours did not work from the passenger side yesterday - I will have to investigate further. But then again I also have a roof module - just have not installed it yet. Most likely because you are not pointing it directly at the door handle while directly in front of it. Unless you give it a direct shot it will work unreliably. Stand right in
slk Home Page Go to Disassembly then door Panel. Youre going to need to remove the panel to fix so youll find it. The last step is disconnecting the rod from the white plastic clip (rod goes to the door. White plastic clip is connected to the handle). Your clip may have broken or the rod may have slimply slipped out.
Great tutorial by Bazzel--httpwww.benzworld.orgforumsr170-slk-class1333488-door-panel-lock-latch-assy-removal.html
On the first link you find how to remove the door handles...on the second link there is a whole bunch of how -tos for the slk.br br Pitty however they all are in german...but you can aut translate them with some engines.br br httpmbslk.degrifftuergriff.htmbr httpwww.mbslk.demenuz.htm
I believe you have to take the interior door panel off. I was wrong. You apparently have to pull the weather strip off the door to expose an access hole. Loosen the allen screw and the smaller part of the door handle can be removed from the other side. Do not let the screw fall into the door or you will have a lot more work to do. Slide the larger part of the door handle towards the back of the car to remove. You now can replace the grommets.
Unfortunately yes. I am in the middle of refinishing my interior and I can tell you that in order to get that cover plate off you will need to get to the tabs that hold it to a back piece. The back piece is glued to the door panel itself. The screw at the top of the handle secures the handle to the metal door shell sandwiching the panel in between. Good news is that the door panel is easy to remove.
the last time an in-experienced mechanic removed the handle to spray paint and i too experienced some sort of a loose-spring feeling. another mechanice removed the door panel to reveal a spring-clip (sorrie i dont have the correct explanation) that had dropped offout of alignment.br br have you checked mbslk.de for more information about how to install back your handle
I got the spring figured out. Now the door handle feels fine but I think I must have missed something because the door handle wont unlock the door. Will have to try opening it up again.
Quote Originally Posted by roadrage Hi guys my special editon aluminum trim just came in and I cant seem to find a thread that shows how to remove the door handle panel Can I just remove that trim that surrounds the door handle or do I have to remove the entire door panel Advice is grealy appreciated. Thanks Do a search on tiggerfink in here. I gave instructions some where.
Something like this Remove handle cover. remove screws behind handle and behind airbag badge. May be a cople more. Pull off door panel. Unhook opener undo nut holdinh on handle etc. Bazzle
Thanks for the instructions guys Let me tell you how it goes as I did for the guys who might need to remove the door panel in the future. 1. Remove door handle cover( it is hard to pry off at first but it will come off) 2. Remove 2 screws under handle cover 3. Pull out SRS badge and remove screw under it. 4. Remove door end plate ( 2 screws) 5. Remove C latch (1 screw) 6. Remove smalle triangle plate
You have to unclip 12 of the handle to get at the main screws (screws must be undone before door panel comes off) Push a driver into the split (underneath) where there is a slight gap for the purpose- be careful as there is a clip at the thick end that can break off. The panel has to be pushed up when everything is unhooked as there is a full length slot in the door that the panel fits into. Dont miss
I think mbslk.de had a writeup on painting the door handles. As such its a very easy thing to do. Removing them is a sinch. I wonder how much it would cost to have it done at the dealer coz Ive been thinking of it myself for quite some time now (but it would mean I wouldnt have the car back until theyd finish with the job). Due to this I also would like to know if you can interchange handles from a 2000 model onto the older one ) Anybody