2003 Mercedes Benz E500 V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 52,000 miles
The driver side REAR seatbelt tensioner does not retract the seatbelt most of the time. I can stuff it back in the slot on occasion. What do I need as far as tools to remove the trim panels? I don't want to just start pulling the panel off and break off some little plastic mountings. Is there a secret to what order to pull them off and a special pry tool? Once off I think I can see everything well enough to replace the belt/tensioner that MB will sell me for $220. I have done lots of auto repair and have tools but cannot tell if the panels just pop off like door panels, and most repair manuals do not show anything for this. MB lists the labor at 1.9 hrs or $266. I would just try yanking the panel off, but it is $500 from MB if I make a mistake.
Friday, May 15th, 2009 AT 11:08 AM