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Old 15-11-2016, 05:43 PM   #1
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A209 Door speaker cover fitting

The door speaker cover on the right door has been badly cracked, probably I am told as a result of the door being closed on the metal buckle of the seat belt. A previous owner I might add ! Anyway, I have a replacement on its way in the post. The speaker itself still works.

Can anyone please give me an idea if fitting it is a simple DIY job or is it more involved process?
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Old 15-11-2016, 06:04 PM   #2
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1 Philips screw visible on the underside of the door, simply unscrew this and pull towards you.
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Old 18-11-2016, 11:03 AM   #3
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The speaker cover is located in a "wedge" with door trim above and below it. There is no obvious visible means to remove just the cover, hence I am posting this to enquire if any other CLK owners have had to replace a damaged cover? Or as I suspect, the whole door card has to be removed??
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The speaker cover is located in a "wedge" with door trim above and below it. There is no obvious visible means to remove just the cover, hence I am posting this to enquire if any other CLK owners have had to replace a damaged cover? Or as I suspect, the whole door card has to be removed??
The door card has to come off, I'm 100% sure of that.

To make things a little more difficult, the speaker cover is not screwed into the door card, but it is melted on (you will see what I mean when your door card is off).

The melted on sections need to be drilled out with a large drill bit (10mm possibly?)

Then once the old cover is off, you have to be creative about how you put fix the new one in.
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That's the fixing that I've described above.
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Old 18-11-2016, 03:48 PM   #6
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Thanks Litcan91 for your reply and for posting the image.
For the sake of clarity can you perhaps post a wider image for me? I don't understand how the image posted relates to the triangular speaker cover in question.
It is the A209 CLK door you are referring to ?

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Old 18-11-2016, 04:01 PM   #7
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Thanks Litcan91 for your reply and for posting the image.
For the sake of clarity can you perhaps post a wider image for me? I don't understand how the image posted relates to the triangular speaker cover in question.
It is the A209 CLK door you are referring to ?

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It's an image I have found online, to demonstrate the type of fixings used to hold in the speaker (from memory, I can't recall whether this is a back of a 209 door card, but it looks familiar).

Here is the exact shot that you need, found online too.

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I just broke the old one off, drilled out the old holes and super glued the new one in place. A lot easier than removing the door card.
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The door card is not hard to remove, it's just a fiddly process of taking it off and putting it back on.

I think a number of people have done same as tanuie, but seems a little risky with a chance to break something else.
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Old 22-11-2016, 03:06 PM   #10
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In view of the above, I intend to take the door card removal route to have the new cover fitted.
Can anyone recommend a MB indie in Yorkshire to do this work ? It may not necessarily have to be a MB specialist, just someone who knows what they are doing with Model 209 doors !
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Old 27-11-2016, 05:35 PM   #11
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did you try gluing the cover properly first, then some silicon?
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Old 27-11-2016, 09:34 PM   #12
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Fairly easy task, remove door card (plenty of guides online) drill all the old melted plastic circles off, remove the smashed grill, then use a soldering iron or hot knife to melt down the tags on the new grill.
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