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Old 04-02-2016, 03:46 PM
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I know this post could be a lot better. It seems folks are posting their problems instead of posting their fixes.

I am guilty as well because the problems lead to replies that do not belong here and inflates the sticky.

It needs a good Moderator cleanup.
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Clk200 won't start

I have CLK 200 1998model, It has all indications that battery is working. headlights, radio works. When the ignition is turned to the last position the car simply "click". Just one time click.

Can someone please help me out on this??
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First off, I have been driving a 99 CLK for four years now
Tires.
I bought some after market Benz McClaren style wheels, 8.5in. Front, 9.5in. Rear. From velocity motoring. Not sure why I have not run across this company in this forum. Maybe you thought they were no good cause they weren't carllsen or whatever. Great wheels for almost real cheap. Brand new with tires mounted, balanced, and shipped for 1300. I'll post a photo. They have been more resilient than any other nice rims I've ever had. Still Straight and no wobbles or vibrations after 3 years. Oh, and they are 18's.(It's Not a Race Car)

Biggest Size tires to fit this car(not lowered, why bother, get a different car, cause you still got Atoumatic):

FILLS UP the Wheel Well the most and I don't have any rubbing:

FRONT--255/35/18 8.5in. wheel

REAR--275/35/18 9.5in. wheel

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I've got more, but it's late.

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Tell us more man. im at 150k and in the dark about what i need to be flushing servicing and checking for wear ive done everything you said and some. also i have a ? about the wheels you installed 255/40/n 225 18 in the front with no mods>? must of been perfect offsets can you tell us that et on the mclaren type wheels. im trying to figure out if i can pull off a 225-40-18 in the front with 265-35-18 rear im thinking about it know and 235/40 is prob. better but i have a tire with good tread i wanted to use. im really interested in the mainentance at 120k 140k 150k 200k etc if you have ideas or suggestions of where to look let us know. its 2016 and the w208 all should all be at this mileage i suspect
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Originally Posted by tradin1 View Post
is there a how to for removing the headlight assembly?
you have to take off the front bumper then its super easy three bolts staring at you. the bumper is more like 8-10 bolts. with the splash shield coming off first. (four bolts) then behind the bumper in the wheel well. its 8mm or 10mm bolt and then the four 8mm or maybe 7mm holding the front of the bumper around the headlights. and 2 13mm bolts holding the inside of the front of the bumper inside the radiadtor part but on the outside. unplug the fog lights and side markers you should put the bumper on a box or something to hold up as it will want to fall to the ground but your going to need to un plug THE LITTLE fog lights. then when its detacted you can get the headlights out. you will need pics and detailed instructions to get it done in the 30 min it takes the first time. so dont go out to do it with just this info. there are some additionals bolts on the side under the bumper that are hard to explain one on each side, but not too bad. (hint check youtube)

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This is a good link for rear window stop repair.
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Under Hood LEDs

It always bothered my a bit that for such a nice and well thought out car, the engineers decided not to include a light under the hood. I suppose they figure if you're spending that kind of money on a car you'll have a light in your shop, but what about topping off fluids, or changing a fuse on the road?

Anyway, I had some extra 12v LED lights in my parts bin, and figured I'd make my own solution. I must say it was pretty simple, and although it won't be mistaken for an OEM system, I am satisfied. Here's what I did:

- Glued two LED panels to the underside of the hood (relatively close to the hinge areas to minimize the heat exposure they'll experience). I use a flexible silicon glue which has turned out to be very useful for a number of projects I've been working on lately.
- Ran wiring to the battery terminals in the engine bay behind the heat insulation
- Installed a single pole single throw, normally open switch onto the cover of the (+) terminal (forward of the fuse box).
- Installed a "bumper" made of sheet metal onto the hood (again with silicon glue) positioned to depress the switch when the hood is closed.

All in all, about ~1 hr of my time, and maybe $15 in materials for a very helpful upgrade!
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01' CLK 320 cabriolet Air Filter change instructions?

Pardon if I miss it somewhere in the thread but can someone point me to a user friendly instruction for changing my engine air filter on the 2001 CLK 320 please?

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Replacing the Air Filter is pretty simple and there are plenty of instructions on the web
http://www.mercedesmedic.com/replace...-glk-ml-class/
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Since you don't specify, here's how to change the engine air filter. It's located in a big black box in the front right corner of the engine bay.
  • Unhook the cooler line on the side of the box.
  • Undo all the clips. One of them doesn't look like the others.
  • Like everything else on these cars, if it doesn't come off easily - you've missed a clip.
  • Open the box carefully. You don't want crap falling off the filter. Observe how the filter is placed and take it out.
  • Place new filter in until you're completely satisfied with the fit.
  • Don't forget all the clips and the cooler line.
  • Check all the hooks again if you're forgetful like me

Here's a video for a W210, it's more or less the same.

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[QUOTE=shadenfroh;7152662]Since you don't specify, here's how to change the engine air filter. It's located in a big black box in the front right corner of the engine bay.
  • Unhook the cooler line on the side of the box.
  • Undo all the clips. One of them doesn't look like the others.
  • Like everything else on these cars, if it doesn't come off easily - you've missed a clip.
  • Open the box carefully. You don't want crap falling off the filter. Observe how the filter is placed and take it out.
  • Place new filter in until you're completely satisfied with the fit.
  • Don't forget all the clips and the cooler line.
  • Check all the hooks again if you're forgetful like me



Thanks so much, I should have been clearer - it's engine air filter (edited my post)
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Old 05-18-2017, 07:22 PM
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Hk91308....just a heads up.

When you undo the clips, to remove the upper section of the air filter box, the clips should swivel down and remain attached to the lower box section.

However, with age, plastic becomes brittle. What frequently happens, is the swivel mechanism breaks and the clip(s) will fall.

If this occurs, don't panic

The only purpose of the swivel is to keep each clip from falling and/or to maintain the correct position to refasten each clip back onto the upper box section.

You can fish out the fallen clip and reuse it. You'll need use both hands, one to position (e.g. catch) onto the lower box shoulder (e.g. only the weak swivel mechanism broke) and the other to refasten the other end of the clip to the upper box section.

BTW......I use 2 hands when I unfasten the clips as well (e.g. to prevent any clips from dropping and having to find).
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Rear interior panel remove

Hi, can anyone tell me how to remove the rear interior panel,
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Hi, can anyone tell me how to remove the rear interior panel,
If you're referring to the interior rear side window panels, see post #'s 3 & 13 at https://mbworld.org/forums/clk-class...storation.html
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