Doors

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Handles

Door handle (left) A2207601170 9999 (colorless - requires painting).
Door handle left (KEYLESS-GO) prepared for repainting.
Part No. Notes
A2207601170 Left (front/rear)
A2207601270 Right (front/rear)
A2207601370 Left (front/rear). For vehicles with option code 889 (KEYLESS-GO).
A2207601470 Right (front/rear). For vehicles with option code 889 (KEYLESS-GO).

The W215 has exactly the same door handles with the only difference that KEYLESS-GO handle has opposite connector (male instead of female) .

KEYLESS-GO door handle connector (door side).
W215 vs W220 left door handle (note the opposite connectors).

KEYLESS-GO rubber button

After years of wear the rubber on KEYLESS-GO button develops cracks and allows water to get in. Moisture in turn can lead to damage of the microswitch.

Aftermarket replacement rubber buttons can be bought on ebay for EUR 40 per pair. The residues of the old rubber have to be removed and the new button glued in.

If the KEYLESS-GO microswitch is also damaged, the easiest solution is to buy used handle and repaint it.

Damaged KEYLESS-GO rubber button.
KEYLESS-GO rubber buttons (front).
KEYLESS-GO rubber buttons (back).

Chrome

With time the chrome layer of door handle develops bubbles and starts to peal off.

The chrome part is not sold separately, but can be replaced from another handle.

The chrome on KEYLESS-GO door handles can be easily removed by unscrewing two screws.

The chrome on the door handle without KEYLESS-GO button can be pulled off by carefully prying it off from the inner side of the door handle.

Chrome layer peals off from the door handle.

Door pillar panel covers

Part No. Notes
A2206900787 (~ EUR 50) Front left
A2206900887 (~ EUR 50) Front right
A2206901187 (~ EUR 50) Rear left
A2206901287 (~ EUR 50) Rear right

The covers are held in place by an extremely strong tape that is already on the replacement parts. One must thoroughly clean the old tape residue off, or it will interfere with a proper mount - it can hold the new part too far out. Care must be exercised in positioning the new parts.

Rust on B pillar cover.
Removal of B pillar cover.
Rear right cover trim.

There are aftermarket carbon covers available on ebay, however, these covers come without plastic top ending.

Door Handle Latch Mechanism

Issues

  • Inner handle is too loose and will not pull the latch mechanism far enough forward to release the latch.
  • There is no tension adjustment for the cable.
  • The cable slips out of the guide very easily as you move the inner door cover away from the door.
  • A common fault is improper positioning of the cable in the inner handle mechanism.

Solution

At the back of the door handle mechanism there is a "Guide" - the inner part of the cable must be threaded into the guide (1 in the photo), and the cable jacket fitted into a small receptacle (at 2).

Door handle latch mechanism.

With that done, the cable is positioned properly, the tension is correct, the door handle operates the latch, and springs back to the proper position when released.