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WTB: Headliner Door Handles, Sunvisor Clips, and Coat Hangers

Hi, looking to buy the above items.... the clip into the headliner, and hold it in place.

If anyone has a lead on some of these, can you let me know ?

thanks in advance !


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ps: also considering buying a new headliner - but for both our sake (and sanity) probably better if you are somewhere in the SF Bay Area ! ))
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meant to write : "Grab Handles" that attach to the headliner....

need 4 Grab Handles
4 Coat Hangers
and 2 Sun Visor clips

because I "decided" I needed to break each one of those when removing the headliner!
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If your going to pull your ml to bits you need to be very careful how it comes apart. Take your time and ask. Some of those bits will be expensive.


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If your going to pull your ml to bits you need to be very careful how it comes apart. Take your time and ask. Some of those bits will be expensive.


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Yes... absolutely agree.... my mechanic, who assembled ML's on assembly line...then trained on the ML AMGs... and is a mercedes master mechanic for 6 years (read: very fluent with the car).... broke the handle on one side trying to remove it after I tried to remove the same handle for at least 20 minutes.

These things got lodged / fused with the clips behind them...and they are just to brittle to remove.

Out of all the grab handles, and coat hanger clips that broke... only 1 coat hanger clip came out whole... and that was after 30 minutes wiggling it in every direction... I had to take pry bars to get them out (otherwise...no way it was coming out)... one of my Wurth Screwdrivers snapped in half from the force (!!!!) ...so trust me... this was the headliner from hell !

but, its a good warning to other people trying to do the same. these are older cars.... and they are not as amenable to tinkering as they used to be... caution is advised !
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If you are still in the process of removing plastic bits and pieces, you might try applying a little heat to the part first. Gives the piece a little more flexibility. A heat gun is the tool of choice.....
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If you are still in the process of removing plastic bits and pieces, you might try applying a little heat to the part first. Gives the piece a little more flexibility. A heat gun is the tool of choice.....
that's a good idea actually... i would be a little worried about delaminating the headliner fabric from the headliner foam.... but, if i have the "pleasure" of attempting this again... i will try that.

incidentally, I think 2002+ models don't have the clips to deal with behind the headliner.
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