The inside door handles of certain Mercedes-Benz vehicles are prone to breaking. The door will continue to open from the outside.
The original door handle was designed with a point of failure. When the door handle is pulled quickly or forcefully, the cable holder snaps internally.
There is no need to replace the entire interior door panel. Save both time and money by simply replacing the handle.
Step 1: Remove the inside panel from the door. Tips: Lower the window for an easier access.
Step 2: Remove the wood trims.
Step 3: Separate the handle bracket from the door panel. The handle bracket and the door panel are held together by melted plastic tabs.
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.
Step 5: Install the new handle and assemble the door panel. Don't forget to transfer the cable clip onto the new handle.