Air Vent: Problem Fixed! - MBWorld.org Forums



C-Class (W203) 2001-2007, C160, C180, C200, C220, C230, C240, C270, C280, C300, C320, C230K, C350, Coupe

Air Vent: Problem Fixed!

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread
Old 01-17-2003, 09:51 PM   #1
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
PoonerElRay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 471
Drives: 2017 GLA 250 4Matic
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Air Vent: Problem Fixed!

I figured out how to get the hot air back into the centre vents when I turn up the heat!

On the right-hand-side air distribution control knob, the knob must be facing the 9 o' clock position.

The whole time I had it at the 3 o' clock position and this only allowed hot air to come out of the floor, and the vents on the extreme left/right side.

The service rep was completely incorrect saying that all MB's don't have hot air coming out from the centre vents. I wonder if they're trained to give that response so they can be left alone. What a bunch of losers! These guys are supposed to know how to operate the car inside and out!
PoonerElRay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2003, 09:59 PM   #2
MBWorld Fanatic!
 
MarkL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Gaithersburg, MD
Posts: 1,230
Drives: 2002 C240 6-spd (ret)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
So you're using manual mode for air distribution selection? I don't have the digital unit on my C240, but I believe if the control knob is pressed in, the lights for the various vent positions go out and the system selects the appropriate vents to use. The analog system is similar, but you can't separately select vents for each side of the car, only the temperature. BTW, when I'm in automatic mode and the heat is running, some warm air is directed through the upper dash vents and defrost vent.
MarkL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2003, 10:38 PM   #3
MBWorld Fanatic!
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: New York
Posts: 2,184
Drives: 2011 E550 Sedan
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Re: Air Vent: Problem Fixed!

Quote:
Originally posted by Big Sheesh
I figured out how to get the hot air back into the centre vents when I turn up the heat!

On the right-hand-side air distribution control knob, the knob must be facing the 9 o' clock position.

The whole time I had it at the 3 o' clock position and this only allowed hot air to come out of the floor, and the vents on the extreme left/right side.

The service rep was completely incorrect saying that all MB's don't have hot air coming out from the centre vents. I wonder if they're trained to give that response so they can be left alone. What a bunch of losers! These guys are supposed to know how to operate the car inside and out!
LOL.... simple mistake.. you live and learn...
Tai230K is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2003, 12:05 AM   #4
MBWorld Fanatic!
 
Rick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Central NJ
Posts: 1,480
Drives: C230K Coupe/Orion/C4/C5/CD/AMG Spoiler/V60/TeleAid, 2 MGB's
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Talking

RTFM?
Rick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2003, 12:50 PM   #5
JeT
Super Member
 
JeT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Brisbane/Sydney, Australia
Posts: 782
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally posted by Rick
RTFM?
I didn't think it would even require that!!
JeT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2003, 08:05 PM   #6
MBWorld Fanatic!
 
Outland's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: The blue white rock, third out.
Posts: 2,916
Drives: 2002 C230 Coupe(M111)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Re: Air Vent: Problem Fixed!

Quote:
Originally posted by Big Sheesh
I wonder if they're trained to give that response so they can be left alone. What a bunch of losers! These guys are supposed to know how to operate the car inside and out!
Its your car...you should know how to operate it. When you back into someone at a stoplight because youve got it in reverse, make sure you blame the 'loser MB tech', OK?
Outland is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2003, 11:00 PM   #7
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
PoonerElRay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 471
Drives: 2017 GLA 250 4Matic
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Outland:

What the **** is your problem? Did I ever say crap to you about your posts? Go stick your thumb up your *** and shut the hell up!
If you have nothing good to say, shut your wise-cracking *** and be gone!
PoonerElRay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2003, 11:35 PM   #8
MBWorld Fanatic!
 
Outland's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: The blue white rock, third out.
Posts: 2,916
Drives: 2002 C230 Coupe(M111)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally posted by Big Sheesh
Outland:

What the **** is your problem? Did I ever say crap to you about your posts? Go stick your thumb up your *** and shut the hell up!
If you have nothing good to say, shut your wise-cracking *** and be gone!
Was that called for?

C'mon man, you blamed the MB service guy for a goof on your part. I'd feel a little silly if I did that, and then blamed him.
Outland is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2003, 12:10 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
vyse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Toronto
Posts: 378
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Yeah, I think the controls weren't too user-friendly either. What's up with the arrows? It's extremely confusing.

I remember test-driving the car the first time and it was 40 degrees celsius outside (104F) and I couldn't get the AC to work properly. The day I picked up my car, yet another boiling hot day, and fiddled around with the AC trying to get the air out the central vents to no avail (even at the 9 o'clock position, air doesn't seem to come out strong unless the fan is pretty strong, and i left it near the bottom since my previous car, a VW beetle, had a realy strong fan even at setting 1) and when I asked the dealer, he thumbed through the manual and didn't really understand how it works either, and admitted to me that he didnt' know how to use it. Oh well. I did figure out after putting it onto the strongest fan setting and testing each position of the dial, but hey, it's troublesome. I think the analog AC panel is one of the things that Mercedes should improve.
vyse is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
collision assist inoperative djokodallas C Class (W205) 43 10-08-2016 07:59 PM
2008 CLK63 AMG Black Series, rare Arctic White. 1 of 35 made Euro Mercedes Vehicles 23 12-08-2015 05:09 PM
S430 listing to one side ReInventingIT S-Class (W220) 12 09-11-2015 12:45 PM
Possible leaking fuel tank? c63amg08 C63 AMG (W204) 6 09-07-2015 05:17 AM
Possible leaking fuel tank? c63amg08 C36 AMG, C43 AMG (W202) 1 09-03-2015 04:53 AM


Tags
2002, 2003, air, benz, c230, c240, floor, hvac, knob, lights, mercedes, problem, vent, w203, working


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:49 PM.


Copyright 2001-2012 InternetBrands, Inc. / MBWorld.org. All Rights Reserved.