2004 & 2005 Mercedes Benz CLK 55 AMG, 2014 GLK 350
Hi,I want to thank keyhole for posting the WIS's for replacing the rear window regulator on the W209. I was able to save $400+ in labor to the mechanic :bowdown::bowdown:
The procedures outlined in the WIS's are pretty much exactly how it goes. Use each WIS in the order keyhole has them posted. The one thing I didn't see in there (and maybe I just missed it--which would have saved me some frustration had I seen it ) is that in the coupe, in order to remove the lower side panel, it is necessary to remove the C-pillar trim panel by removing the SRS badge and accessing the Torx screw underneath. Once that's out, the panel just unclips, the lower panel will be free to move and you have access to the innards.
I had replaced a couple of regulators in the past in other cars, so I was shocked at how much this part cost (found it on partsgeek for $440+) So, I was needless to say happy to avoid paying my friendly neighborhood dealership another $400+ to do the job. It took me about 2 hours to tear it all down and an additional 2 hours to put everything back together. If I ever have to do it again (God please no), I'm sure I can do it quicker 👍
Do you know where I can find instructions on how to restring the cables on the regulator bracket? I purchased to repair kit, and I'm having a hard time putting it back together.