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W211 rear door inner lock issue?

Discussion in 'Bodywork, Tyres, Wheels & Trim' started by DSB SL AMG, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. DSB SL AMG

    DSB SL AMG Senior Member

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    Hi All,

    The REAR door RHS (drivers side) cannot be opened from inside the car, i thought at first child lock however w211 do not have child locks...

    After searching the net i viewed the same problem raised on other forums on same year W211 (2004) model, same side....stating possible cause inner door handle cable detachment?

    Any comments appreciated...

    Thanks.
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    television Always remembered RIP

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    I can send you the door card removal instructions so you can do it safely
     
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    Thanks Malc...my local indie would remove it...do you think the cause would be possible cable detachment?
     
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    Edit: checked mine, I have child locks! That button I first called, is for windows only I think...
     
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    It has to be,, nothing much else to it all:D at the worst some thing may have broken on the handle, but all minor stuff
     
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    I have a switch in 'normal' place where child lock switch normally is, edge of the door near the lock lid...

    edit: in that last post, someone states he has them also... only I have it above the lid
     
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    Thanks for info...i found this on net

    Rear child-proof locks
    The child-proof locks on the rear doors enable you to secure each door individually. If a door has been secured:

    you will not be able to open it from the inside

    you will be able to open it from the outside, provided the vehicle is not locked (the locking knobs in the doors are up)

    so where exactly is this switch, does it push in? push up? anyone got a pic or illustration?

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    If you open the door is not the switch in the end of the door, a little lever that slides up or down
     
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    yep little black switch edge of the door, i use them all the time with my two in the back.
     
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    Hi all,

    Thanks for all your comments...yep found the switch, unfortunately it has not solved the issue...the inner door handle is very loose when you pull it (no tension), i strongly suspect cable detached / broken, needs door case off which will be done next time at local indie, will let you know update!

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    ok, does sound like the handle cable mate.

    door card is easily removed, take out the ashtray first and unplug the connectors esp the ribbon cable one before you start as they easily rip off and its £40ish for a new ribbon cable loom. the rest is fairly straightforward.
     
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    Update:-

    Had car into my local indie today (MB Tech)....door casing off, cable was detached, re-attached...previous owner had rear class tints fitted so maybe they had disturbed something....anyway all now OK:D

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