It is common for the Keyless Go door handle rubber button to wear spoiling the look of the door handle.
It is very common for the small black rubber Keyless-Go button on these vehicles door handles to fail. The poor-quality OEM rubber is not suited to the wear / varying temperatures that this part experiences.
The part is prone to melting in the summer and hardening in the colder months. Inevitably the part starts to deteriorate- leaving sticky residue on your hands when pressing the button or wearing away completely, it is common for the center section to be missing completely.
This button also provides a sealing function; failure of the part can cause issues with water ingress in to the handle.
Previously this necessitated replacement of the entire door handle; not only is this expensive and very time consuming to fit it would also ultimately fail again.
Symptoms of the fault
Keyless Go door handle rubber button- Torn, Missing, Melted, Deteriorated, Sticky, Melted, Melting, Gummy, Disintegrating. Water ingress in to handle from failed button seal. It is common for the center section of the button to be worn away and missing completely.
Vehicles affected and compatibility
Information for guidance only, please inspect your vehicle to confirm your vehicle has the same button / fault.
CLK500 CLK55 CLK63
2003 - 2008
CL500 CL600 CL55 CL63 CL65
2000 - 2006
CLS500 CLS550 CLS63 CLS55
2006 - 2011
E Class W211
E320 E350 E500 E550 E55
2003 – 2009
GL320 GL350 GL450 GL550
2007 – 2012
ML320 ML350 ML450 ML500 ML550 ML63
2006 – 2011
R Class W251
R320 R350 R500 R63
2006 - 2012
S Class W220
S280 S320 S350 S420 S430 S500 S55
1999 - 2005
SL350 SL500 SL550 SL600 SL55 SL65
2003 - 2008
Fit our replacement button in situ, instantly improving the look of the door handle.
Our repair kit allows you to replace just the rubber part that fails with our improved material part. This can be installed in situ with no need to remove the handle saving time and money. Our part is a direct fitment check out our instructions and videos to see how easy it is to fit.
The dealer will suggest the handle needs replacing, this is extremely expensive (often needing colour coding), laborious to fit and would wear and fail again. Our solution can be installed in situ, fitting in the same way as the original; instantly improving the look of the handle and restoring the sealing function.
Teachers! Did you use this instructable in your classroom?
Add a Teacher Note to share how you incorporated it into your lesson.
Step 1: Remove the Remaining Pieces of the Old Button
The remnants of the old button can sometimes be removed just pulling it out. Often, a Stanley blade, small flat head screwdriver or long nose pliers may be needed to remove the old rubber from within the groove.
Step 2: Remove Any Glue Residue
Once the old rubber has been removed, the groove should be cleaned out to remove any glue residue. This can be done with a small flat headed screwdriver or a Stanley blade.
Step 3: Mask the Area
Before gluing and fitting the new button, the area surrounding the gap should be covered using masking tape to avoid any excess glue being transferred onto the handles paintwork.
Step 4: Apply the Glue
The glue should be inserted in the groove that you cleaned out in the previous stage.
Step 5: Offer Up and Insert the New Button
Offer up the button to the handle to make sure the orientation is correct. If you are happy, proceed to place the button edges into the groove and then push down so that the button pushes into the glue and sticks firmly in place.
Step 6: The Finished Article
This completes the repair. If you need any further guidance on this install or would like to purchase the parts shown please call us on +44 01843 446643 or email us at email@example.com. Please also check out our instruction guide on YouTube.
Installation is carried out at installers risk, if unsure please contact us or a professional, X8R Ltd cannot be held responsible for any adverse result of installing this product or any injuries caused by install, if in doubt ask a professional. All images and texts are copyright X8R Ltd 2018.