R230 SL interior door handle repair

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The drivers door handle on my SL55 has just failed, it has broken away from the linkage behind the door panel. Some research reveals it is a common fault on the R230, and the part needed to repair is the spindle that connects the door handle to the cable.
The part no. is A 230 766 00 67,
Can anyone help me locate this part. The dealer here is not of much help!!
 

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Should work - what's the problem with the dealer?
 

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Ring this guy in Armagh and he will have the bit you are looking for..
028 375 680 83 ..they specialise in breaking Mercs..
 
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Here's the part number
Here's my money
Please get me one

Should work - what's the problem with the dealer?
It is a long story, but the short of it is...I would not be asking here if it did work. It is not the UK I live in ya know
 

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Had exactly the same prob got mine from Agnews, Belfast. Ireland but still part of the UK.... Just:)
 

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Just had mine fail on the driver's side just as others have already mentioned and I've ordered the replacement spindle from Mercedes Bromley for £14. It should arrive on Tuesday so I'll follow the instructions here on the Benzwolrd forum. There's also a pdf showing the details of the door itself and how to disassemble it which is very handy. :)
 

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So just for laughs as I was picking up my new part from Mercedes Bromley, I enquired as to the cost to have it fitted, and they gave me the figure of £162.00 inc VAT which is just an hours labour charge. :eek:
 

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Just happened to mine. Would be when the sun is out.:-(

Whilst googling came across an MB parts page. Their "online chat" told me that the nearest supplier of MB parts was in Solihull. I live in Bristol and know that Sytners is about 7 miles away.....
 

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Just happened to mine. Would be when the sun is out.:-(

Whilst googling came across an MB parts page. Their "online chat" told me that the nearest supplier of MB parts was in Solihull. I live in Bristol and know that Sytners is about 7 miles away.....

Any dealer can get parts, many have to be ordered and that can take a few days, looking like rain ;)
 

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Got it today from the local MB dealer. Nice SL400 in their s/h yard. Didn't know there was a 400!
 

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Got it today from the local MB dealer. Nice SL400 in their s/h yard. Didn't know there was a 400!

I know, it is odd as I do not have the 400 in any of my sales books, but I have seen them for sale.
 

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Door handle fixed. £14 from Synters, did it in 30 mins.

There is a white plastic guide that goes into the spindle which keep the Bowden cable hook in place, but you can push it out and use it on the new spindle.

Found that if you got hold of the door liner at the bottom you could pop the fixing widgets out by going along the bottom edge.

Part no.4 on the instructions, "door lining cover" is actually the plastic airbag warning sign.
 

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It can make a world of a difference if you lubricate the top edge of the door card where it goes into the slot all the way along, it then slides down as you press the center of the card to engage the 2 hooks.
 

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