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Refitting front door inside liners

Can't get the buggers back on!

Something is stopping the liners (the leather-y panels on the insides of the doors we humans normally see with the arm-rests and switches and stuff) from pressing fully back.

Maybe I'm just being a ham-fisted oaf as usual, or maybe I'm missing something?

Any sensible tips appreciated.

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There is a "hook" behind the door pull that has to clip into the door. Make sure that is properly seated.
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Check that all electrical connections are where they should be ,
Also make sure that all the plastic stud /clips are correctly positioned in their retainers on the door trim.
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^ I've got all those covered guys. Thanks anyway.

The problem is I can't seem to get the skins to push back properly so that the clips / pegs around the bottom edges will engage AND hold.

I'm going to have to take the thing in to get the hood aligned properly so maybe I will just get the body shop down the street to finish the job for me.

If the rain holds off today the Memsahib has me going to put up the house Chrimbo lights. Then I can resume work on running power and video feeds etc. for the dashcam and future radio unit, new USB socket I'm putting under the trash etc.

I am determined to have this thing roadworthy again by the end of Thanksgiving weekend, having missed my birthday deadline yesterday.

Front Bumper is due back from having the scrapes on the underside filled and a complete respray Wednesday.

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Here is the WIS document for a basic door.

It might help jog your memory....
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Keyhole thanks for the WIS.
Today I used it to replace a broken power seat memory switch. The button had been snapped off by a previous owner.
To do this repair you must remove the door liner and then the three front push on clips on the inside of the liner which secure the wood or silver detail trim that runs along near the top of the door trim.
Also the four screws that hold the switch panel to the housing.
I found the key to getting the liner back on is to position the front section slightly high and give it a good shove towards the door. On the back of the power seat controller plastic housing is an L shaped tab that must go into a hole in the door . Then the liner needs to be pushed down to lock the tab into position.
After that the push tabs should be in the right position to push into the holes in the door. There are seven push tabs ,five along the bottom edge and one higher on each side.
I found a cardboard box the right height was very helpful to support the liner while I attached the bowden cable and the two wiring harnesses. The triangle speaker should be prised out from the bottom edge first .Everything else is quite straightforward.
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Congratulations!

You have shown that with some basic documentatilon - and determination - many of these problems can be resolved at home.
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Now you can come round and fit mine 😉

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In my top photo you can see the rectangular hole in the door for the tab just behind the end of the bowden cable,,,,
and in my last photo you can see the tab just to the left of the where the wiring goes into the housing.
Have a good look at the tab and then line it up and give it a good push in and then down, while making sure the top seal is able to go down next to the glass.
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To do this repair you must remove the door liner and then the three front push on clips on the inside of the liner which secure the wood or silver detail trim that runs along near the top of the door trim...
Benzyle, how do you remove the "push on clips" that secure the wood door trim? I thought I saw just 2 that would need to come out but do I also need to remove the next one that's beyond the seat switch housing [see photo]?
Also, that housing appears to be glued down in addition to screwed, but maybe it'll come free once I figure out those "push on clips". I was tempted to tap them from the inside, but that didn't seem "Mercedes-precise" enough!



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...Also the four screws that hold the switch panel to the housing.
Am I correct in assuming that those screws will become reachable AFTER I get the housing off the door panel?

I had to abandon the repair when I couldn't get the housing off, but I got the door panel back in the correct groove fairly easily. Let's hope that's the case when I actually get the switch replaced!
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