BenzWorld Senior Member
Date registered: Aug 2002
Vehicle: 2002 SLK32AMG,1995 E320 Cab 1990 300CE(Gone).2002 ML320 (Gone)
Location: Richmond,VA USA
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A few comments on door lock removal - later SLKs
It's great to have this forum as a resource.
I just replaced my driver side door lock and I couldn't have done it without Bazzle's outstanding description and pictures.
My car is a 2002 and there is a major difference to the earlier SLKs in respect of the doors.
The MB manual and Bazzle both specify the need to remove the window guide in order to remove the lock.
On my car the window guide isn't there ! Trust me, I looked for it. I suspect that the later R170 models have a different power window mechanism.
What I ended up doing was as follows:
The lock has a clip on plastic dust cover: by removing the dust cover from the lock mechanism whilst still in the door I managed to get the separate parts out without removing the power window hardware. Similarly I unclipped the dust cover from the new lock and managed to squeeze the 2 pieces into the cavity before re-assembling them inside the door.
Also not mentioned in the forgoing description is the wiring connector for the lock limit switch - again I suspect this was added to later R170s. This connector latches into the socket on the lock.
Once again, thanks to Bazzle.
1995 E320 Cabriolet