i had a fire from a shorted out rear defroster and burned the speaker and headrest passenger side i have a 1998 e320 and this is the first problem i have ever had on my 4 or so years of ownership i will try this and hope it works thankyou7- pull the seat belt all the way out and put the side panels outside the car out of your way
8- remove the bottom panel.
9- now you should be able to slide the whole rear deck out forward, IF you have a rear sunshade you should unbolt it from inside of the trunk if you dont do this you will have to re glue all the tabs that hook on to the shade bracket .its not that hard anyways
this is the what it looks like after you pull the rear deck out.
Well the rest is pretty easy.. I know this might not be the best DIY but few of the pictures may help you streamline the proses. thanks for Prana25 for his DIY...
please feel free to email me if you have any questions.