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W123 door striker replacement

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Hi all,

I've had to replace my passenger's front door striker. After about 1 hour of trying to properly align the thing so that the door closes correctly, I gave up. The door shuts, but not completely. It doesn't latch.

Any tips on how to get the new striker into its' proper position?

Really don't want to have to adjust the door and/or hinges if it can be avoided, esp. given all the trouble just the striker has become.

Thanks in advance.

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2007 GL320 CDI 4MATIC

Would have been a good idea to trace a line around the old one before removing it.

But, these require shims and perhaps you need more/fewer.

See
http://mb.braingears.com/123_DISK2/program/Chassis/72-260.pdf

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