Tag: trim

Mercedes CLS55 AMG W219, Aligning Door Windows

The CLS has a common issue with the window not sealing properly against the door frame. When this happens, water and dirt/debris is able to get in the cabin. But it also introduces a lot of wind noise, which is not something which fits the luxury of this car.

To fix it, you need to undo 1 bolt in the door. I believe its a 10mm bolt which enables you to adjust the tilt of the window. Mine needed tilt more to allow for proper sealing again. I used a 1/4″ ratchet with a long extension. Its recommended to remove the trim to see what you are doing.

The bolt is accessible through the round rubber grommet in the door, but is hard to locate without removing the upper door trim.

This is a great, free fix!

All CLS55 AMG pictures here in my Google Photos album: https://photos.app.goo.gl/6SP5PFAUXCqanoSX9




Volvo S80 2.4T Black Interior Trim

Found a second hand black trim set for the interior, which will replace the “old man” wooden look trimpieces. I started with the upper 2 pieces and will be replacing all bits somewhere this weekend.

It looks way better and more modern.

Volvo S80 2.4T Black Trim

Volvo S80 2.4T Wood vs Black trim

When I bought the S80, it looked like this.

Volvo S80 2.4T cockpit view


Volvo S80 2.4T New Bosch O2 Lambda Sensor

As a car grows older, parts outreach their peak efficiency and should be replaced with new parts. Like the front O2 lambda precat sensor, which has an replacement interval of 250.000km, which my car already replaced sometime ago. Replaced it with a genuine Bosch OEM part. Noticed that my Long Term Fuel Trims (LTFT) were dropping, which is a good indicator.

Partnr: 0 258 007 137 / 0258007137

LSU42, LS7137

EAN: 3165143196243

Volvo S80 2.4T Bosch O2 Precat Lambda Sensor

Volvo S80 2.4T Bosch O2 Precat Lambda Sensor

Volvo S80 2.4T Bosch O2 Precat Lambda Sensor




Volvo S80 2.4T Replacing the Bosch O2 Lambda Sensor

Many people tend to forget that O2 aka Lambda sensors have a replacement interval (in my case 250.000km). Failing to do so will have direct impact on your power and mileage. I checked using Torque (Android app) and checking the Long Term Fuel Trims (LTFT). I noticed that they dropped after installing the new Bosch O2 sensor.

Partnr: 0 258 007 137 / 0258007137
LSU42, LS7137
EAN: 3165143196243

Volvo S80 2.4T Bosch O2 Precat Lambda Sensor

Volvo S80 2.4T Bosch O2 Precat Lambda Sensor

Volvo S80 2.4T Bosch O2 Precat Lambda Sensor




Volvo S80 2.4T Repainting All The Trim

When I bought the S80, it was evident that the plastic trim had seen better days. So I decided to spend some time and repaint it black. As expected, it transformed the car tremendously. I highly recommend this!

Volvo S80 2.4T Repainting All The Trim!

Volvo S80 2.4T Repainting All The Trim!

Volvo S80 2.4T Repainting All The Trim!

Volvo S80 2.4T Repainting All The Trim!

Volvo S80 2.4T Repainting All The Trim!

Volvo S80 2.4T Repainting All The Trim!

Volvo S80 2.4T Repainting All The Trim!

Volvo S80 2.4T Repainting All The Trim!




Vw Golf MK3 GTI, Repaint All The Trim

As the car is quite old, the plastic trim of the car has been exposed to the influence of the sun for countless of times, which greys out the once black plastic trim. I decided to repaint it all, as the grey trim is just plain ugly. The most work was to mask of the rest of the car, the rest was easy 🙂

Work in progress
VW Golf MK3 GTI / Painting the trim matte black again

Ugly greyed out trim…

VW Golf MK3 / Old Grey Trim

VW Golf MK3 / Old Grey Trim




VW Golf MK3 GTI, Side Trim Fixed

Fixed the side trim with a new clip, a small change which looks much better 🙂

Side trim fixed

Side trim fixed

Et voila!

Side trim fixed




VW Lupo Luxury Heater knobs / dials

Added some luxury to the Volkswagen Lupo with some new up-to-date heater knobs / dials. They look a lot better than the stock controls and they also feel better when adjusting the controls. Small DIY modification which only cost about 5 dollars on Aliexpress.

VW Lupo Stock heater knobs

And the new parts.
VW Lupo Luxury heater knobs
VW Lupo Luxury heater knobs
VW Lupo Luxury heater knobs

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Camera: Sony Xperia Z3