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Would it be a 320? For us it is 350. Anyway, let them make mine first.
18 hours ago in New S-Class (W222)
It would be cheaper to drive the car X years if you buy it Y months old. But I would hate the feeling through out the X years how someone else had been driving the car before myself without me having any control, how it has been misused when the owner knows he/she will abandon it in Y months time anyway. I prefer to keep the car longer to make the depreciation per year lower rather than buy frequently a relatively new used car.
Quoted from torontowino's post
"I cant see buying new. The depreciation is pretty steep. I will likely buy a 15 month old car with between 6 and 10k on the odometer. Anybody want to predict market value?"
23 hours ago in New S-Class (W222)
This must be different depending on the MY. For a prefacelift the options are: Normal Track Sequence Random Tracks Random folder Repeat folder If you had a folder for pop music, you could make it play that folder only. I understand you have a MY 2011 car and it must have more options. Better to consult the user manual (can do it at your computer, download the manual from MBUSA).
Better to use folders, otherwise you will hit the max number of files much sooner. Why not use a folder structure like "artist", "album". Copy content in alphabetical order, at least early models show the content in the order of files created instead of using alphabetical order.
I did miss the text from COMAND manual page 159. From your experience it sounds like this text is accurate and the previous text is a copy from the original European manual which is not accurate for the US. We do not have mbrace at all (we now have an emergency call service but without commercial like features) so the USB/BT DUN/PAN approach is the only internet connectivity option (for entertainment purposes). So far I have not seen any feedback about the USB option. On ...
Thinking of buying M-brace...
"There are 3 packages......M-brace, M-brace Plus, and MB Apps... Should I get one, all three, or none?...."
2 days ago in New S-Class (W222)
From the US manual I understand differently (I mean "mbrace whould not be the only way to make use of the car's WiFi hotspot feature), I interpret the manual as if the same approach as for European cars would be available. That is, use you what ever cell phone for internet connectivity. This allows any cell phone technology improvements being used in the future, including LTE capable phones as of today. Is there some small print somewhere that I have missed?
Quoted from BadMojo's post
"Finally, the Mercedes-Benz Apps is actually pretty decent, in theory, for one reason alone on the S-Class - in-vehicle Wi-Fi Hotspot. The only way to make the car's hotspot work is by getting this package."
3 days ago in New S-Class (W222)
Indeed, only a few combinations are considered against general good taste. Even here MB seems to be less restrictive. There are no interior/exterior colour combinations that the factory would not accept. Previously there has been quite a few. There are still some that are not recommended. See the attached sheet (I wonder if the sheet is the same from MBUSA?).
Quoted from absent's post
"Impossible question! As many answers as there are responders, depends solely on personal taste and styling (although what looks ugly to one guy is gorgeous to another)."
4 days ago in New S-Class (W222)
I'm not going to comment mbrace related details but the W222 has the WLAN (Wifi) hotspot feature as standard. You need a cellphone that supports either BT DUN or BT PAN (finally also iPhone supported) to tether internet. Comand has a browser and some MB apps but these only work when the car is stationary. I guess with the split view option the front passenger can use internet services (I did not check how it works for rear passengers with the rear entertainment ...
Quoted from Kratos-TM's post
"this allows the car to connect to a wifi hotspot sort of like our phones do correct? And if so, are we able to browse the web like a computer?"
6 days ago in New S-Class (W222)
The details? I would say "to some details", nothing as accurate as the data card that we are mostly talking about in this thread.
Quoted from Chasvs' post
"My new to me ML 350: 4JGDA2EB4CA054304 I notice when the VIN is underlined on this thread, tapping on the VIN brings up the decoder and the link to the details automatically. :>)"
8 days ago in General Mercedes Discussion
If only our dealers were willing (or capable) to provide this level of delivery schedule info...
Quoted from oswiff's post
"I am still stuck in yellow in B1 status, which deciphers as 13 days to production..."
8 days ago in New S-Class (W222)
Radio and radio frequency central locking antennas are at the rear window (four separate radio antennas). Most often a reception issue is caused by a contact problem from the antenna amplifier to the window antenna wires.
"Can any one tell me where the radio antenna is located. I either have a radio problem or an antenna problem. I would like to start with antenna. Also does the key fob work off thew radio antenna or soes it have its own antenna. As always all comments and help is appreciated."
Pretty much everyone knows Steve at these forums. Been their customer too. What do you actually mean by "they stick exclusively to the C class"?
Keyless go retrofit, not so impossible(mbenznl?)
"so i stumbled across these guys over in dutch people land and they've apparently retrofitted keyless go into like, five different mercedes, as well as all these other features long thought to be impossible to retrofit does anyone know about these guys? it seems like they stick exclusively to the C class, which might be a clue in and of itself."
Could be as simple as the brake light switch. Needs diagnosis, not necessarily visible from brake lights operation.
mercedes s class 2007 model stuck in park
"hi can anyone help me how l can repair the my mercedes s class w221 2007 model S320D . It was moving fine and today will not shift from park."
11 days ago in General Mercedes Discussion
How long is it then from this red zone date to the actual build date? I think you mentioned the build date somewhere but I could not find it. Or is the build date still unknown?
Quoted from Kratos-TM's post
"Well I've finally hit the "red" zone, meaning my order is locked in the system and can't be changed. The ball is beginning to role...."
11 days ago in New S-Class (W222)
Workshop instructions attached (will be removed shortly).
Quoted from dtjack5's post
"How do I go about removing the lighter. I don't want to break anything."
14 days ago in S-Class (W221)
Thanks, I guess 214 then. I thought the basic leather would not be available in the US but after browsing the MBUSA configurator, seems it is. Looks like the 814 colour is the same, just higher quality leather? My problem is that I would have to choose between 201 (black), 214 and 205 (silk beige). Black in my opinion makes the interior dull, too dark, beige is too sensitive for dirt (sometimes need to drive with work cloths, not the ones I use in the office). Brown is not ...
15 days ago in New S-Class (W222)
I guess there are many levels, it can be nice even if it wasn't the nicest. But I have problems figuring out which colours each cars have (interior and exterior). Here the photos look like brown or beige while the signature photo looks porcelain or silk beige or something like that. Would be nice to have the colour option codes posted along with photos.
16 days ago in New S-Class (W222)
Build date 03/18/1983 Datacard Identification number: WDB12604312006434 2 VIN: WDBCA43A8DB006434 Chassis Sales designation: 380 SEC Order number: 0 3 705 20629 Paint code 1: 172 Paint code 5: 54 Equipment: 254 Engine no.: 116963 12 029897 Transmission: 722310 02 341917 SA code 172 (FUEL PREHEATER) epc fails here: ANTHRACITE GREY - METALLIC 254A No code designation available 410 ELECTRIC SLIDING ROOF 440 TEMPOMAT (CRUISE CONTROL) 461 INSTRUMENT WITH MILES IND. AND ENGLISH ...
Quoted from A_Wiegert's post
"Hello Everyone, I'm brand new to the site and have an 83 Mercedes 380SEC that I have had for a few years. I was hoping someone could decode my VIN. I am especially interested in the chassy number as I believe this car was one of the first or last off the production line. An acquaintance who knows these cars well told me never to sell it, but I think I might have to. It'd be nice to be able to get to the bottom of his cryptic statement. If someone knows the VIN range for the 380SEC's or where I might find a list, I would be very grateful. WDBCA43A8DB006434 Build date 3/83 Please and thank you. "
17 days ago in General Mercedes Discussion
You do not mention if you have a spare key and how the second key behaved. Quite often the power coil fails at the key but this only prevents the key working at the ignition slot, doors should still work. W203 cars have also had EIS issues at cold temperatures but again, door locks should still work. What sort of a charger did you use? If it was a typical low amp charger, it is certainly better to use it with the battery connected as you did. Otherwise you might blow up ...
Charged battery while still connected to terminals now SMARTKEY / FOB wont operate
"Hello, I Went away for a few weeks and when got back put the charger onto the battery terminals while they were still attached to the power cords going to the car, in other words I didnt disconnect the battery, just charged it while still connected, anyway probably should have known better, so now the smartkey / remote fob wont operate either the ignition or the unlocking of the doors, I have used the retractable key blade to get into the car but cant start it ! Has anyone got any ideas on what to do ?? does it need to be reset with a star diagnostics ?? Im sure if I ring mercedes they will push me down the " just buy a new key @ $475 in Australia and all will be fine ( no way ) its a 2006 c180 coupe any options or ideas welcome cheers ash"
18 days ago in Audio & Electronics
A complete duplication is not possible except for the content of the HDD. The head unit may include the HDD serial number when checking a legit drive. I have not seen anyone attempting a full copy, would indeed be useful to know if a full backup/restore to a new HDD would work without any issues with theft protection. If the present HDD is misbehaving, it would be time to take a backup, and it might still not be too late. Hopefully someone shares his/her ...
Quoted from new550's post
"Anyone know the type size brand etc of the hard drive ? A complete duplication should work if drive is 100% identical ?"
19 days ago in S-Class (W221)
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