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2014 E350 DIY 3. Micro-Mod - CF doorpins

 
Old 08-12-2013, 12:35 AM
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2014 E350 DIY 3. Micro-Mod - CF doorpins

Confirmed that my new E350 front door pins are still screw-on's as before. Installed the CF doorpins from my 2010 tonight.

DIY steps:
1. Roll down front windows, makes it easier to unscrew the existing pins
2. Unscrew the existing pins. I wrapped the existing pin with a shop rag to keep from damaging them, then used a pair of pliers toloosen them by turning to the left.
3. Once removed, then screwed on the new CF doorpins to the right.
4. Finally, tighten them to the level you want them to show above the door sill.
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Old 08-12-2013, 04:28 AM
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Was that easy ? lol
I heard that you had to remove door panels to take plastic door pins off first
Anyway, very elegant mode what you did , good job
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Old 08-12-2013, 08:53 AM
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Originally Posted by BenzV12 View Post
Was that easy ? lol
I heard that you had to remove door panels to take plastic door pins off first
Anyway, very elegant mode what you did , good job
You will note that he said "front door pins." The fronts were always easy - is is the rear doors that require a door panel removal. I assume the '14's will still require that.
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CEB - you're right. I've only done the fronts so far. The back doors are more intimidating.
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The dealer charges almost $300 just to install the rear door pins, it's ridiculous.
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They dont need to remove the rear door panel, at least on my 2010 throught 2013 from what I've read here on this forum. I used plyers to pull the rear door pins off, and used liquid nails adhesive to affix.
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I don't know if this applies to the W212, but I found this youtube video explaining how to change the rear door lock pins on a C-Class.

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Originally Posted by samkimg View Post
Confirmed that my new E350 front door pins are still screw-on's as before. Installed the CF doorpins from my 2010 tonight.

DIY steps:
1. Roll down front windows, makes it easier to unscrew the existing pins
2. Unscrew the existing pins. I wrapped the existing pin with a shop rag to keep from damaging them, then used a pair of pliers toloosen them by turning to the left.
3. Once removed, then screwed on the new CF doorpins to the right.
4. Finally, tighten them to the level you want them to show above the door sill.
If I may ask, the plastic lock/unlock post on the driver's side door of my 2014 E350, which digs into my forearm, I can simply unscrew and remove it? And when complete, it will no longer be above the level of the door's window sill?
The reason I'm asking for confirmation is that I have tried to unscrew it (by clamping on vice grips and turning counter clockwise), and was not able to get it to rotate. And I'm not a weakling. If you can help me figure that out, I'll happily send you a gift!
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Just something to think about if you want to remove your door pins and your vehicle is programmed to lock the doors when you drive off.

A year ago, I read of an elderly couple were rear ended and their vehicle burst into flames and all electrics were immediately lost. They were not therefore, able to unlock their doors as the was no electric power and NO door pins on their vehicle. The guy that hit them was unconscious and unable to help and by the time anyone stopped to try to break in, it was too late. As I said, just a thought if you wish to remove your pins.
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Thank you Samking

Did the driver's door just a few hours ago, easy to unscrew/lift off. Resultant metal barstock that is visible while I wait for something to finish it off with, not necessarily MB pins at all, and For Sure not amg ones
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I just did the back doors. The plastic "pin" on it has a different grip geometry than the front plastic pins. However, they still are workable enough that you can coax them off with a prudent combination of simultaneous ccw turns and lifting pressure.
There is no need to remove door panels.
Another tip...the rubber grommets that come with the carbon fiber pins...while they ensure that a press and twist fit will remain in place, you can skip the rubber grommets and instead put a dab of adhesive into the new pin and place it directly over the metal (front) and plastic (rear) mechanism to form a bonded new pin, minus the effort and risk of forcing on the pins with the rubber grommets.
Total time spent on all 4 doors: 20 minutes.
Good luck!
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