A Guide on Handling Problems with the Mercedes Benz Ml320 Headlight Molding
Most people would probably never know that there is a thing called a headlight molding; they'd probably know it as "that little black strip" or "that little metallic strip around the headlight." These moldings or trims still play a small role for a vehicle though. They help hold the headlights in place while preventing dust and dirt from entering the assembly. A number of problems affect the trims at some point, but fortunately, they are very simple to fix. Read on to learn how to solve these Mercedes Benz Ml320 headlight molding issues.
Loose headlight molding
If your headlight molding is secured by means of fastening clips, these clips may have come loose after some time. Try giving the headlight molding a little push to re-engage the fasteners. Hopefully, this will resecure the whole thing around the headlight. If that won't do the trick, take out the molding and inspect the fasteners for damage. If new fasteners can be installed, then replace all of them; if it isn't possible, then replace the headlight molding instead. If screws are used to secure the molding instead of fasteners, then retighten them as needed. If you are unable to retighten them, inspect both the screws and the screw threads for damage and corrosion. While damaged screws can easily be replaced, damaged threads, on the other hand, are very hard to fix; you may have to replace the headlight molding instead.
Rust on the molding
If your headlight molding is made of metal, it could form rust if it is unprotected or if its protective coating has come off. If there is only a small amount of rust, you can use sandpaper or a power sander to remove it. Be sure to remove all of the rust present; if you leave even just a tiny amount behind, this tiny amount could grow and spread around the headlight molding, giving you more rust problems to think about. After removing the rust, apply some protective coating on the molding or cover the whole thing with a good amount of paint. This should solve your rust problems. If the headlight molding is thoroughly corroded, your only recourse would be to replace it.