The two sensors are flat, round - about the size of a nickel or dime. Finally on some of the later 123 models they used a white plastic part inside to control the door lock function. This type of poor design or quality can lead to serious consequences of an injury or fatality if someone fell out. The rest of the service consists of a massive inspection of your vehicle covering the following items. On some models this can be like a chinese puzzle and you will wonder how they ever got this thing in at the factory.
I am concerned that the hood will open unexpectedly. I zipped tied the rod loosely to the frame so to assure that the linkage will not come unhooked again, but yet not to tight enough to bind any of the mechanisms. Keep it simple and bullet proof by just loosing the original arrangement and screwing in a manual latch on each side. Apr 28, 2011 over 80% of mercedes ever made are still on the road in use,only volvo can beat this fact with over 90%. Jun 02, 2012 Before you get started, please review this article: Then, I can't give you any real good information about your vehicle because There is not enough information available.
This is another good case for lubrication. First, they can seize preventing you from opening the door. I found pieces of black plastic laying in the tailgate which I believe may have once been the clip that held the linkage together. You can lubricate these latch assemblies from the outside if you remove the outer door handle. Jul 20, 2011 you remove the handle in the center of the rear hatch. I have searched this discussion group, and several other fairly exhaustively.
Probably because it was under warranty and they would not make any money off of me. I stopped the vehicle and jiggled the handle until the latch would work again. For outside door handle removal see Kent's free YouTube video on the proper procedure for the W123 chassis. I would cost me 1. Then when you close the window it will latch properly. Sep 09, 2011 can you hear the latch release when you try to open? A couple of gate latches are cheap and work forever. The most common issue is corrosion in the hood latch pivot points.
Check out the diagrams below. The second time, the car was in my garage. The tailgate motor does not engage properly when closing, therefore, does not latch shut. I have not done that yet. I took the vehicle to the dealer and was told it was not a safety issue.
What you will need to do is remove the inside rear hatch panel to access the lock actuator. Alaska,Hawaii,Puerto Rico and International buyers please email me for shipping rates. At times, the call goes through and an operator comes on the line, other times it does not go through. When this plastic part fails you will not be able to lock or unlock the door with the key. Remembering back when we first purchased the car, I felt as if there were issues with the tailgate motor that were in direct relationship to other problems we experienced. However, the Service Manager did not recommend and said it was not necessary. There is a part inside the latch that breaks.
Apr 01, 2010 Common problem on these vehicles. This problem has drained the battery twice. I am concerned about the other doors not being inspected. In all cases you will have to replace the entire latch with a good used assembly as pictured above. If the item was damaged during shipping,buyer must contact us within 24 hours after receiving the item.
In this case you would have to operate the key or window release button or lever whilr opening the catches on the latch. A few days later the door would not open from the inside. Note, this is not an automatic tailgate. The door appeared closed when we started becuase I always check that the kids have shut the door completely becuase they are hard to close. The vehicle has been in service since Jul 25, 1999 and has 71,785 miles on it but I don't think the doors should open while driving. So we removed the trim panel, and the tailgate was indeed full of dust.