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Pelican Technical Article:

Replacing the Window Seal

Mike Holloway

Time:

1 hour1 hr

Tab:

$5 to $50

Talent:

*

Tools:

Phillips head screwdriver, flathead screwdriver, plastic trim tool

Applicable Models:

Mercedes-Benz R107 (1975-86)

Parts Required:

Door window seal part #123-725-02-65-M22

Hot Tip:

Wear gloves, there are sharp edges inside

Performance Gain:

Improved appearance, reduced noise

Complementary Modification:

Replace the window

Replacing the window seal is a simple task if you use a gentle touch and patience. It is easy to break the clips that hold the seal in place if you use too much force. A trim tool is handy and works best. This job can be accomplished with a plastic trim tool and a small Phillips head screwdriver.

Before you do any work on your car it is important that you wear safety glasses, work gloves and dispose of all fluids in a safe manner. Coolant is poisonous and should be treated as such. Animals and small children have been known to die from ingesting coolant. If you have to jack up your car, make sure to use jack stands and chock your wheels as well as applying the parking brake. Protect your eyes, hands and body from fluids, dust and debris while working on your vehicle. If you're working with the electrical system, disconnect the battery before beginning. Always catch fluids in appropriate containers and properly dispose of any fluid waste. Recycle parts, packaging and fluids when possible. Never work on your vehicle if you feel the task is beyond your ability. Always wear eye and hand protection. Disconnect the battery before working on your car.

Before the door panel can be removed, the chrome flashing must be removed.
Figure 1

Before the door panel can be removed, the chrome flashing must be removed. On the inside of the door near the catch clasp remove the flash plate by unscrewing the Phillips head screws using a small Phillips head screwdriver. The screws are small and likely to be lost if you do not immediately put them in a small box or baggie. 

To remove the plate you will have to slide it down.
Figure 2

To remove the plate you will have to slide it down. It may require a little force but it will move with force. 

There is another flash plate located under the side mirror that also must be removed.
Figure 3

There is another flash plate located under the side mirror that also must be removed. Use a short handled Phillips head screwdriver for best results.

Using a Phillips head screwdriver, remove the cover for the door clasp.
Figure 4

Using a Phillips head screwdriver, remove the cover for the door clasp.

You will have to remove the screw that holds the armrest.
Figure 5

You will have to remove the screw that holds the armrest. The chrome trim can slide down exposing the Phillips screw. Loosen and remove the Phillips screw.

Below the armrest is a Phillips screw that has to be loosened and removed.
Figure 6

Below the armrest is a Phillips screw that has to be loosened and removed. Once this screw is removed the armrest can be slid out.

The side panel has a Phillips screw that has to be loosened and removed.
Figure 7

The side panel has a Phillips screw that has to be loosened and removed. It is located towards the front of the door near the hinge.

Once all the screws have been removed, use a large flathead screwdriver to lift the door panel off the clips holding it to the door.
Figure 8

Once all the screws have been removed, use a large flathead screwdriver to lift the door panel off the clips holding it to the door. A gentle nudge should lift it off. Start by working the panel near the door clasp. 

Using a large flathead screwdriver, gently separate the panel from the top edge.
Figure 9

Using a large flathead screwdriver, gently separate the panel from the top edge. You may have to lift the panel upward from the bottom. Use care when lifting off the panel and keep in mind that the clips are sharp. There are no wires to disconnect so once the panel is liberated it is ready for replacement or refinishing.

Using a large, flathead screwdriver, gently lift off the seal trim from the doorframe.
Figure 10

Using a large, flathead screwdriver, gently lift off the seal trim from the doorframe. Be care not to use too much force. The clips are easy to bend or break and are difficult to source.

The seal is now free and can be replaced.
Figure 11

The seal is now free and can be replaced. Installation is the reverse of removal. 

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Comments and Suggestions:
Edin Comments: Hey how are you. When i drive on the highway with my 1978 450 sl, i hear alot of wind coming in through the window seals between my hard top and window. i was wondering how to replace that and where i can find a part for it. Thanks
November 28, 2016
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Give The Pelican Parts parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799. They can figure out what part or repair kit you need.

We don't currently have that tech article. If we get a chance to perform the procedure, we will be sure to document it.

I would grab a repair manual. It will have the procedure, special tools and torque specs.

Give our parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799. - Nick at Pelican Parts
 

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