I hit a deer with my '91 300D 2.5 the other day, necessitating
replacement of the grille. I have the new part on hand, but I
can't figure out how to get the old grille off. (I Googled this
newsgroup's archives for tips before posting, but the only advice
I found was somewhat less than helpful: "Go slow -- it's easy."
There are only two screws that I can see, located at the upper
corners of the grille. But after removing them, the grille won't
come off. Obviously there are other screws...but where? I felt
around behind the top of the grille and didn't notice any.
(By the way, buymbparts.com rocks. I had the part precisely 24
hours after placing my order. Thanks for mentioning them in your
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I replaced the grill on my 300E 92 last week. There are 2 screws on
upper left and right which releases 2 clips. There are also 2 clips on
the lower left and right. Also there is Mercedes logo (small coin) that
must be removed to release the grill. Good Luck. Adam
Yup; found 'em.
Now that I have the grille off, I'm transferring the star from the
old grille to the new one. What I thought would be a simple matter
of remove-and-replace has turned into quite a project.
In an earlier post Rockman59 wrote:
Tried that; no joy.
The spring is enclosed on two sides by an inner sheetmetal
(partial) shroud and an outer, black-anodized one.
The inner shroud has small tabs on it on opposte sides about
halfway down, which would seem to indicate that the piece is
intended to be disengaged by rotating it.
Indeed, pushing on the tabs turns the piece and disengages
a pair of metal "feet" from notches on the underside of the
circular piece at the base of the star. But the assembly
doesn't come loose; the star remains attached to the spring
assembly through the radiator shell.
How is the star detached from the spring assembly? The only
way to do this that I can see is to remove the spring's
retaining pin, but I'm reluctant to do that because I don't
see any easy way to reinstall it once that's been done.
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