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Old 07-07-2008, 03:58 AM
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If you have previously engaged your cruise control at lets say 70mph and are off cruse control but want to reset it to your current speed, raise the cruise control lever to the up position. This will reset it to your current speed where if you pulled the lever towards you, you'll be returned to the previous set speed.
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The # and * key on the radio are awsome tips guys. FWIW I did read the manual and this stuff is nowhere in there. The pressing two window buttons at once in the center is also brilliance LOL. One of those why didn't I think of that!
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The # and * key on the radio are awsome tips guys. FWIW I did read the manual and this stuff is nowhere in there. The pressing two window buttons at once in the center is also brilliance LOL. One of those why didn't I think of that!
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I been doin that for a while now, but if you use two fingers you can do all fore windows at the same time, up or down.
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Also if you dont have anyone else driving you car, you can use the memory 2 for parking or set it 1 for mornigns and 2 for end of day.

Dont know if you guys have noticed that you set you mirrors in the moring and when you get off work you have to readjust your mirrors, its cus you body slowly gets about .5 inch shorter as the day goes due to gravity pulling you down and compressing your spine. At night you lie down and your spine relaxes so your a bit taller in the morning. Try it and see if you notice this.
I saw it on National Geo one day and noticed I was adjusting the mirror in the evening.
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Also if you dont have anyone else driving you car, you can use the memory 2 for parking or set it 1 for mornigns and 2 for end of day.

Dont know if you guys have noticed that you set you mirrors in the moring and when you get off work you have to readjust your mirrors, its cus you body slowly gets about .5 inch shorter as the day goes due to gravity pulling you down and compressing your spine. At night you lie down and your spine relaxes so your a bit taller in the morning. Try it and see if you notice this.
I saw it on National Geo one day and noticed I was adjusting the mirror in the evening.
damn you and your memory seats.
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451/443=EW has hit the American nerves on the memory seats...
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Noticed today ... when the trunk is up and you're still in the driver's seat, you can see out the back, through the center mirror. The hinge lifts up and away, letting you see oncoming traffic before you open the door.

My previous cars hinged much closer to the body, so you could not see out when the trunk was open.
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Noticed today ... when the trunk is up and you're still in the driver's seat, you can see out the back, through the center mirror. The hinge lifts up and away, letting you see oncoming traffic before you open the door.

My previous cars hinged much closer to the body, so you could not see out when the trunk was open.
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Headlamp washers? What? How?
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Not a real secret, but when you open the hood, on the drivers side there is a red button on the gas shock. When you press it in it lets you open the hood to 90 degrees. Nothing new, I think it's been standard for a while, but I guess this is handy when you have to change / service the battery.
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Headlamp washers? What? How?
Part of P2 here in the States. Every tenth pass of the wipers the headlamp washers operate. Cool feature makes me wish I had P2.
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Not a real secret, but when you open the hood, on the drivers side there is a red button on the gas shock. When you press it in it lets you open the hood to 90 degrees. Nothing new, I think it's been standard for a while, but I guess this is handy when you have to change / service the battery.
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Really? When I opened my hood, I just pushed the hood up to the 90 degree level without pressing any buttons or anything. Hmm.

I did notice that I had to slam it down to get it to close properly.
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damn you and your memory seats.
Sorry boys I forgot
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Was this mentioned? Auto dimming mirrors get light when in reverse. I found this by accident.
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Not a secrete or very useful tip but the dial mounted on the center console will not allow you to change stations or functions display unit unless the hood is raised.

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Not a secrete or very useful tip but the dial mounted on the center console will not allow you to change stations or functions display unit unless the hood is raised.

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Yeah, I thought that was a bit strange too.
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maybe everyone knows about this, but u dont have to turn the ignition key all the way to start the vehicle. in other words, car can start before u complete the turn of the key.

great for when u spent too much time watching adult films!
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Well thats a good point, what it is...is that you simply turn the key all the way to the right and let it go. Try it to see how fast you can turn the key and let it go. The car will start everytime. This is awsome for when your in a rush cus you can set your car while the car starts its self.

I know how much time will you save? its Just fun thats all!
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maybe everyone knows about this, but u dont have to turn the ignition key all the way to start the vehicle. in other words, car can start before u complete the turn of the key.

great for when u spent too much time watching adult films!
I think this applies to auto tranny only. In W203 manual you need to hold the key in igniotion until engine starts.
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TRUE Only on auto's.
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Part of P2 here in the States. Every tenth pass of the wipers the headlamp washers operate. Cool feature makes me wish I had P2.
remember, your lights also have to be on for this to work...
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Originally Posted by RickP330 View Post
Not a real secret, but when you open the hood, on the drivers side there is a red button on the gas shock. When you press it in it lets you open the hood to 90 degrees. Nothing new, I think it's been standard for a while, but I guess this is handy when you have to change / service the battery.
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Rick is living in the past again. the W203s had the red button (a finger killer) but the W204 has dispensed with it. Just push the hood farther up.

This little MB feature has been present more than thirty years but the release methods have varied.
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remember, your lights also have to be on for this to work...
Ron posts:Part of P2 here in the States. Every tenth pass of the wipers the headlamp washers operate. Cool feature makes me wish I had P2.

A small correction. For every tenth activation of the windshield washers, the headlight washers operate once. Saves water.

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damn you and your memory seats.
That's what I thought. Rubbing our noses in it.
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this was a big mistake but i thought i'd add

if your car engine is started and running, and u try to start it again
No nasty crank, or grind noise!, it simply does nothing!

That's the beauty of computers, and technology, car is sometimes smarter then you!

PS> I was in a lot, on the phone, looking at a hot chick, and forgot the car was running in Park, (also very quiet)... so yes I discovered this by mistake.

I have an automatic btw, if that makes any difference!
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