BenzWorld Senior Member
Date registered: Aug 2013
Vehicle: 2003 SL55; 2011 E350 BTC
Location: Battle Ground, WA
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DIY Door pocket top hinge repair
OK R230 fans...here is fix to a weak link in the brittle plastic parts.
The door pocket top hinges tend to break the plastic brackets that hold the hinge. Mine were both broken in the most forward location. This makes the door pocket tops loose and floppy.
My ‘fix’ was to add a safety wire hinge.
First I drilled a small hole ~1mm in the remaining hinge bracket. Then use a fine stainless safety wire ~0.010” and loop it around the hinge pin and through the drilled hole. Twist to obtain the proper tension. Then clip off the excess wire. Admire your work.
This helped, but did not 100% cure, the loose tops on my door pockets.