Is your Mercedes-Benz inside door handles prone to breaking, and does the door continue to open from the outside? Learn the possible solutions to fix the problem by following the procedures below.

Possible Causes

The original door handle was designed with a point of failure. The cable holder snaps internally when the door handle is pulled quickly or forcefully.

Common Symptoms

  • The door does not open from the inside.
  • Door handle broken
  • Handle snapped
  • The driver’s door does not work.
  • Passenger door handle

How to fix it

There is no need to replace the entire interior door panel. Save both time and money by simply replacing the handle.

Parts Required

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  • Mercedes-Benz Interior Door Handle W204 X204
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Tools Required

  • Impact Drill
  • Cutting Pliers
  • T10 TORX Screwdriver
  • T30 TORX Screwdriver
  • M10 Drive Socket


Step 1: Remove the inside panel from the door. Tips: Lower the window for easier access.

Door Panel

Step 2: Remove the wood trims.

Bolt locations
Bolt locations

Step 3: Separate the handle bracket from the door panel. The handle bracket and the door panel are held together by melted plastic tabs.

Close Up
Tabs location
Switch Location
Separate the door handle bracket from the door.
Bracket removed

Step 4: Remove the handle pivoting pin by carefully driving a screw into it. This will allow you to pull it out with your hands. Use the provided new pin for assembly.

Door handle pivoting pin.
Screw Position

Step 5: Install the new handle and assemble the door panel. Don’t forget to transfer the cable clip onto the new handle.

Cable Clip
Drive in tabs

We hope you find the Mercedes-Benz Interior Door Handle DIY FIX W204 X204 guide helpful. Check these troubleshooting and repair guides for more help on your Mercedes-Benz.

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