Date registered: Nov 2005
Vehicle: '83 W123 200 '98 E200 Kompressor (both Euro-spec., 200 in Portugal, E200 Now in Canada!), '08 B200
Location: Toronto, Canada
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Removing Driver's Power Window, Lock, and Mirror switch - without door panel removal
I had read something about removing the switch without door panel removal, since there's an access panel in the door. The switch assembly is held on by two tabs (one each leading and trailing side), and a single T20 torx head screw. It also has a single electrical connector.
Problem is, there's very little access, I mean VERY little. And the actual screw is hiding. None of my screwdriver or socket sets worked. Even went to Princess Auto (Canadian version of Harbour Freight) to get a few different ones including a flexible driver extension. Also picked up a set of torx headed allen keys, which aren't always fun to use. Anyway, they were the only solution that worked. I didn't know what the head size was (T20), so that slowed me down. BTW, the screw doesn't fall out due to the plastic around that hides it. Doing it this way it's still not easy, but beats removing the whole door panel, at least for me.
Anyway, remove the access panel on the door, remove the screw, push the tab towards where the screw was, push on the back of the switch assembly (not the door bracket where the screw is) and rotate the leading edge of the switch assembly away from the door panel. You still have the other tab (impossible to reach), but the switch does come out with a bit of caution. Don't forget to disconnect the connector once the switch assembly is clear of the door panel.
Once the switch is out I was able to free my stuck rear power window lockout button. There are videos on the disassembly of the switch on You tube. Careful, the tabs that hold the window switches like to break, and sometimes they jam the lockout switch. You can also now get some of the individual buttons online.
Oh, the most important part - PIC!
(tags: remove power window lock mirror switch assembly 2006-2011 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 w245 mercedes benz b200 b150 b170 b200CDI no door panel card removal without)
edit: Couldn't rotate pic and my edited pic with arrows and text isn't working.
ANOTHER edit: DON'T DROP THE ALLEN KEY. I did and I ALMOST lost it, luckily it didn't fall far. Tie some tape and/or string to it and your hand lol!
Paul (Paulo Santos)
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'83 W123 200, '98 W210 E200K, '08 W245 B200
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Last edited by pfsantos; 01-22-2018 at 11:54 AM.