E320 cabriolet panel removal for extender investigation.

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Hi, I am in the process of finding out why my seat belt extenders are not functioning. I need to remove the side trim panels. Does anyone have a parts diagram or description of how to remove the trim panel please? I attach a photo of progress so far.
 

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Why not put you Email address in your profile,,then I can send you lots of instructions
 

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do they work at all, or make any noises?
 
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Thanks Malcolm. e-mail address is set up in my profile.
The car is relatively new to me and neither extender works at all.
 

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Thanks Malcolm. e-mail address is set up in my profile.
The car is relatively new to me and neither extender works at all.

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Hi, I now have the passenger side extender mechanism out of the car. The motor works but the plastic gear and extending arm are worn to excess and need replacement. I doubt if this will turn out to be the only issue but does anyone know if spare parts are available anywhere?
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Just seen the Email that you sent me and I have sent you 7 Emails with info
 

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the gear wear is very common, hence me asking 'do they make any noise'. sadly you will find MB unable to supply just the gears.
 
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Here's an update for what it is worth. I exposed both seat belt feeders and the single controller for the car. I need to repair or replace the passenger side feeder mechanism due to the worn gear. I need to replace the related plastic rod that extends out from the mechanism. The controller is situated in a well under the rear seat. It appears to have water damage and I guess also needs replacement. To replace with new from MB will be £305, £55 and £165 all plus VAT respectively. In my view this would not be 'economic'. I guess I am going to have to hunt around for used parts. 'Not the worst thing that could happen I suppose. I attach photos in case anyone can offer any advice.
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Pleased that you are getting somewhere,,though the price for parts is silly. I presume that the parts are handed looking at the picture. So Alexander was spot on here.

One from a breaker in the USA would be more worn.
 
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The motor mechanisms are handed, but of course the motors, gears and switches are the same for both sides. This model has a single controller whereas some have a controller for each side mounted on the mechanism.
 

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Hi,My feeders dont work either.I have them out of car,how do you replace small cogs ? I have been told cogs from an s class fit? as mercedes want a fortune for new units. Very grateful for any advice .
 
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I had some cogs made to repair my seat belt extenders and have some for sale. PM me if you are interested.
 

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Hi
How do i pm you ? i cannot find your address anywhere. Also dead impressed you had cogs made!
 

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Sorry you have not been a member long enough to be able to PM

If you care to pop up your email address I will contact him for you,, you can edit out the address within 4 hours of posting
 

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OK I have sent him a PM with your details and interest.

please remove your address in edit :D
 


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