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See diagram and look to part # 160. It's a soft plastic or rubber trim strip that goes below the fender but above the rocker panel. It is appx 1/4-1/2 inch wide and crumbling on my 05 C230.

Has anyone ever changed out theres and if so how difficult is it to access the bolts ( or what ever holds it to the body )? I know you have to lower the rocker panel (at least in the front portion forward of the door area) I dont think it is a water seal but rather so type of anti-rattle/vibration moulding. Anyone ever replace their's ???????????.......................Jon
 

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186 views so far.....Someone on here must know something about this plastic strip. ANYONE??...................................Jon
 

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I think you can get to this by removing the rocker panel. You have to remove all the door sill trim to get to the bolts and then it has clips holding it in place. It's not difficult, just time consuming. Also, you won't have to remove the entire panel - just enough to get to the gasket. I did this when I replaced the front left fender on our C240 - the kid scraped it in a parking garage and so I bought a pre-painted fender on eBay. It's not bad job, just a lot of little bolts and clips to deal with.
 

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I think you can get to this by removing the rocker panel. You have to remove all the door sill trim to get to the bolts and then it has clips holding it in place. It's not difficult, just time consuming. Also, you won't have to remove the entire panel - just enough to get to the gasket. I did this when I replaced the front left fender on our C240 - the kid scraped it in a parking garage and so I bought a pre-painted fender on eBay. It's not bad job, just a lot of little bolts and clips to deal with.
Thanks Rudeney!!! I kind of figured if anyone on here would know it would be you. The job doesn't sound too hard so I'll order the parts and knock it out this coming weekend ( if parts arrive in time)..........................Jon
 
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