1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

CL 500 Door card - How do you remove it?

Discussion in 'Bodywork, Tyres, Wheels & Trim' started by Will Barber, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. Will Barber

    Will Barber Senior Member

    Messages:
    210
    Likes Received:
    32
    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2010
    Location:
    Cheshire
    Your Mercedes:
    2012 CL500 (4.7L M278)
    Can anyone tell me how to remove the door card on a CL500 please.

    I have removed the rear stainless panel and retaining screws, the screw behind the SRS cover, but can't get the upper section of the panel to release from the door.

    Is there some screws behind the wood seat control panel... and if there is, how do you remove the seat control panel without damaging it. I've tried to release it but don't want to force it.

    God I wish someone would author a manual for this car!

    Many thanks, Will.
     
  2. television

    television Always remembered RIP

    Messages:
    164,074
    Likes Received:
    309
    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2005
    Location:
    Daventry
    Your Mercedes:
    2002 SL500, 216 CL500, all fully loaded
    I can send you the information
     
  3. OP
    Will Barber

    Will Barber Senior Member

    Messages:
    210
    Likes Received:
    32
    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2010
    Location:
    Cheshire
    Your Mercedes:
    2012 CL500 (4.7L M278)
  4. television

    television Always remembered RIP

    Messages:
    164,074
    Likes Received:
    309
    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2005
    Location:
    Daventry
    Your Mercedes:
    2002 SL500, 216 CL500, all fully loaded
    OK Will you can edit out your address.

    All these door cards have a hook in the center in line with the armrest that stops the card from bending when you close a door, so the card has to lifted up when taking them off, when refitting it is better to have someone holding the door, as you have to push the card inwards quite hard so that this hook re engages in the slot as you push the card downwards, do make sure that the locking pin is in line with the hole for it.
     
  5. brandwooddixon

    brandwooddixon Senior Member

    Messages:
    3,263
    Likes Received:
    103
    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2006
    Location:
    Wolverhampton
    Your Mercedes:
    CL500 Bluefficency 2012
    If you have a W215 CL500 then you need to remove an upper screw that is only visible through the door air vent.

    You may need to open the door and shine a light in through the side in order to see the screw.

    The airvent is easy to remove once done. It slots into place.

    The seat control panel (wood trim) is removed as follows:
    • Looking from the top you'll note a sliding latch, push this across.
    • Lift the panel straight up. DO NOT pull forwards otherwise you'll break the clips and have to find a new panel!
    • Unclip the wiring connector. It's quite tight.

    Once all of the other visible screws have been removed then, which I think that you've done. Gently pop the clips that hold the bottom and side edges to the door.

    You'll need to lift the door card up to unclip the top edge.

    Unhitch the door release handle at the back.
     
  6. Craiglxviii

    Craiglxviii Senior Member

    Messages:
    15,559
    Likes Received:
    4,652
    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2015
    Location:
    Cambs UK
    Your Mercedes:
    W215 CL500 Motorway Queen; W251 R320L Familybenz, S211 E320 Avg Designo Edition now sadly missed.
    Well following the very specific instructions got the seat control panel off. It also allowed me to drop one of the bottom edge clips straight down inside the door (they dovetail in) so at some point I will have to strip the door to get at it.

    I have determined that the seat/ mirror control panel is loose, looks like it has some broken clips. I'm looking for the part no for drivers side RHD in burred walnut and found the following- can someone please tell me which is correct?

    A2157200248
    A2157202048
     
  7. television

    television Always remembered RIP

    Messages:
    164,074
    Likes Received:
    309
    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2005
    Location:
    Daventry
    Your Mercedes:
    2002 SL500, 216 CL500, all fully loaded
    A 215 720 02 48 COVER BURLED WALNUT; RIGHT
    A 215 720 20 48 COVER CHESTNUT; RIGHT


    chest nut is very light, see alexanderfoti's SL for sale, that is chestnut.
     
  8. Craiglxviii

    Craiglxviii Senior Member

    Messages:
    15,559
    Likes Received:
    4,652
    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2015
    Location:
    Cambs UK
    Your Mercedes:
    W215 CL500 Motorway Queen; W251 R320L Familybenz, S211 E320 Avg Designo Edition now sadly missed.
    I've put a request into the breakers sites for one. £170 new!!
     
  9. television

    television Always remembered RIP

    Messages:
    164,074
    Likes Received:
    309
    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2005
    Location:
    Daventry
    Your Mercedes:
    2002 SL500, 216 CL500, all fully loaded
    Thats cheap from Mercedes :D
     
  10. Craiglxviii

    Craiglxviii Senior Member

    Messages:
    15,559
    Likes Received:
    4,652
    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2015
    Location:
    Cambs UK
    Your Mercedes:
    W215 CL500 Motorway Queen; W251 R320L Familybenz, S211 E320 Avg Designo Edition now sadly missed.
    That was from a German spare parts site, not MB!
     
  11. television

    television Always remembered RIP

    Messages:
    164,074
    Likes Received:
    309
    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2005
    Location:
    Daventry
    Your Mercedes:
    2002 SL500, 216 CL500, all fully loaded
    The 2 door strips and center panel on a SL are near on £2k from MB
     
  12. Craiglxviii

    Craiglxviii Senior Member

    Messages:
    15,559
    Likes Received:
    4,652
    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2015
    Location:
    Cambs UK
    Your Mercedes:
    W215 CL500 Motorway Queen; W251 R320L Familybenz, S211 E320 Avg Designo Edition now sadly missed.
    Bargain at half the price!!
     

Share This Page