Date registered: Feb 2011
Vehicle: 11 ML350 4 Matic - 00 SL500 - 95 E420 Past 08 E350 -4Sport -1997 E320 - 1992 E400 - 1971 250C
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I have done a 114 Coupe myself. Very Satisfying
Remove the old Windsheild, trim, etc. Start with new gasket
Repair the frame mount on body beforehand if needed. (mine did), create a spray bottle of Dawn and water, using a good amount of dawn or other dish soap for rubber lubricant.
Get new glass, put rubber in place, on glass. Put aluminum trin insert on rubbber.
Get some "nylon" white twine, must be real the stuff. Create a Pull loop at end of twine and tape it on glass on inside at 6 inches from lower left corner, and start putting twine in actual rubber channel that the glass attaches to bodywork. Run twinalong the bottom of rubber gasket, keeping it tight in channel, and run it all around the rubber groove, crossing over the start pointand doubling it until you get to to 6 inches from lower left corner, again putting aother pull loop at end and taping it to inside glass.
You are almost ready to install glass. Now spray the body channel that goes up in gasket librally with soapy mixture. both inside and out.
Spray the rubber gasket where it goes inside body channel and also is exposed inside car. keep bottle handy as you will need it as you complete.
Now with help of fiend, lift up gla and start at one of the top corners by sliding glass into place, continue moving along top push up on glass into channel. You should be able to work gasket into top and both corners with out much effort. Now come the fun part. Continue putting firm pressure on glass and working gasket into place, you should be able to get glass almost 95% with out pulling string if you use a soft prying device.
Most Important, Take you time, and do not put any sharp pressure on glass , This is why it breaks !!!
Now that you are close with glass and rubber in place along the top and some of the sides, you are ready to have help press firmly on outside of glass , and start pulling string which will walk gasket over lip and place glass in correct poistion. Pull along botttom, up side , across top, and down other side, almost to bottom corner. This comes to the most tricky and careful part, again applying firm but not hard pressure on outside of glass, spray some more rubber lube, take you time while pulling string and using finger as the rubber lip is pulled through, the glass slips into place. Don't force glass , EVER.
You might have to use needle nose on rubber to pull it in, but take your time. When you get past bottom corner, the rest pulls through without issue.
Finish pulling twine strip until complete.
If you mess up start over, use plenty of lube. After a while the you get hang of this. I got to where I could do it without help.
Good luck, Always mount the trim into the rubber first.
After complete, go back and mount trim at bottom.