Are you stuck inside of your Mercedes-Benz W204 right now, pulling the handle, unable to get out? Did you have to do the climb of shame over your center console to the other seat to exit your car? If so, this kit offers a convenient solution to that inoperable door handle.
If you have owned a few older cars over the years, there's a good chance that you have probably climbed over a center console just to exit your car. Maybe you've even had to have a passenger open your door for you (I know a few of us here have had to do so recently due to failing locks or door handle mechanisms.) The Mercedes-Benz W204 is no stranger to this, with a plastic lever that breaks inside the door handle mechanism. This kit from AGA Tools repairs/replaces your door panel lever with an aluminum version, saving you from having to replace the entire door panel.
Mercedes-Benz W204 Door Panel Lever Repair Replacement Symptoms
There really aren't that many symptoms of a failing or failed door panel lever; they just fail and don't actuate the door mechanism.
There isn't a mileage that this tends to happen at. How brittle the plastic becomes over time depends on the climate you live in, and if it breaks is entirely dependent on how much that handle gets used.
Mercedes-Benz W204 Models Applicable
This door panel lever repair kit works for Mercedes-Benz W204 models produced between 2008 and 2015, including:
- 2012-2015 Mercedes-Benz C250
- 2008-2014 Mercedes-Benz C300
- 2008-2015 Mercedes-Benz C350
Mercedes-Benz W204 Door Panel Lever Repair Kit Interactive 3D Parts Diagram
- We don't have a diagram available at this time.
Parts Included with Mercedes-Benz W204 Door Panel Lever Repair Kit
- This is a single sku kit. None of the parts in it are offered separately.
Additional Parts Required with Mercedes-Benz W204 Door Panel Lever Repair Kit
- Everything you need to do this job is already included in this kit.
Special Tools Required with Mercedes-Benz W204 Door Panel Lever Repair Kit
- The special tools required to do this job are already included in the kit.
Additional Parts Recommended with Mercedes-Benz W204 Door Panel Lever Repair Kit
The door panel is held in place by plastic clips like most modern cars. Since they are plastic, they have been known to break when removing your door panel. We recommend having a few lying around just in case.
Aftermarket Upgrades for Mercedes-Benz W204 Door Panel Lever Repair Kit
- This technically is an aftermarket upgrade as the alternative is complete replacement of your door panel.
Although once you use this kit, you should never have to repair your door handle again, it is still covered by our Lifetime Replacement Guarantee like everything else we sell. Open your door another million times, eventually breaking the handle, and all you have to do is follow our simple return procedure.
In the video below, Kyle Bascombe, our Mercedes Catalog Manager, gets up close with this Mercedes-Benz W204 Door Panel Repair Kit. If you're unsure if this kit will work on your car, you can verify the fitment by going to our homepage and use the vehicle selection tool in the upper left corner. As usual, if you like this Really Quick Product Review, subscribe and check back here for regular releases in the future.
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