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Pelican Technical Article:

Door Sill Replacement

Steve Vernon

Time:

1 hour1 hr

Tab:

$30 to $120

Talent:

*

Tools:

Trim removal tool

Applicable Models:

Mercedes-Benz C250 (2012-14)
Mercedes-Benz C300 (2008-14)
Mercedes-Benz C350 (2008-14)

Parts Required:

Doorsills

Hot Tip:

Work slowly so as not to damage the plastic sills

Performance Gain:

Better looking interior

Complementary Modification:

Give the interior a good vacuum

The sill plates on the C-class Mercedes are made of plastic. Though they can take a beating, they can start looking pretty ratty over time especially if you live in a four-season climate. Replacing the sills can be a great and inexpensive way to freshen up the interior.

Front Sills- The front sill plate is a single piece of plastic that can easily be replaced in a few minutes.
Figure 1

Front Sills: The front sill plate is a single piece of plastic that can easily be replaced in a few minutes. You just need to pry along the outer edge (red arrows) with a trim removal tool. Note: you do NOT need to remove the seat to remove the sill plate.

Front Sills- The sill plate sits in a plastic slot in the lower A-pillar trim (red arrow).
Figure 2

Front Sills: The sill plate sits in a plastic slot in the lower A-pillar trim (red arrow). Lift this section first. Then pry up along the outside edge to release the pressure clips inside the sill (yellow arrows) under the plate.

Front Sills- With the sill removed you can see how the plastic sill sits in clips (red arrows) along the rockers.
Figure 3

Front Sills: With the sill removed you can see how the plastic sill sits in clips (red arrows) along the rockers. Installation is the reverse of removal.

Rear Sills- The rear sill plates are held in place by clips as well but also have a flap that sits in the rear C-pillar trim (red arrow).
Figure 4

Rear Sills: The rear sill plates are held in place by clips as well but also have a flap that sits in the rear C-pillar trim (red arrow).

Rear Sills- Begin by working at the front of the sill plate and prying upward and towards the rear (red arrows).
Figure 5

Rear Sills: Begin by working at the front of the sill plate and prying upward and towards the rear (red arrows).

Rear Sills- When you get to the rear you can lift the plate forward and out from the C-pillar trim piece.
Figure 6

Rear Sills: When you get to the rear you can lift the plate forward and out from the C-pillar trim piece. This photo shows the two clips on the rocker (red arrows). Installation is the reverse of removal.

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