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Old 03-03-2011, 12:33 PM
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HOLD Feature awesomeness

One of you pointed me to the HOLD feature (tap brake twice) for putting the car in a semi-neutral state. I used it for the first time on the drive home from work and I just have to say that this is MOST AWESOME.

I thought I had seen cool on my Audi which allowed me to lower all the windows with the remote on hot days (yeah I know MB does this too but I had it first on the Audi), but the HOLD feature trumps that by far.

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Old 03-03-2011, 01:30 PM
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I just have to say that this is MOST AWESOME.

Just had to share the love.
Where do you find this feature most helpful?
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Old 03-03-2011, 01:38 PM
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I have a habit of putting my car in neutral at stoplights...I think it's a holdover from my manual shifting days. However the E350 has about a 1.5 second delay shifting from N to D (which I think is due to the system engaging with the axle for the RWD), something I haven't experienced on my last two cars which were AWD.

So the HOLD feature gives me my fix along with instant power.
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Originally Posted by marka5083 View Post
I have a habit of putting my car in neutral at stoplights...I think it's a holdover from my manual shifting days. However the E350 has about a 1.5 second delay shifting from N to D (which I think is due to the system engaging with the axle for the RWD), something I haven't experienced on my last two cars which were AWD.

So the HOLD feature gives me my fix along with instant power.

You do not need to hit brake twice to put it on hold, just one quick one will do it.
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Old 03-03-2011, 02:21 PM
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I just tried it today as well. A good feature. One quick depression and release of the brake pedal does it. When engaged, it says "Hold" on the dash. Just hit the gas pedal to deactivate and go. Regards. Ned.
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I thought I had seen cool on my Audi which allowed me to lower all the windows with the remote on hot days (yeah I know MB does this too but I had it first on the Audi),
Ya? And which Audi (year and model) does/did that?
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I use the HOLD function at almost every stop. It frees my foot from having to "time" the green light and allows a more restful drive thru town. And in San Francisco or anywhere with serious hills, it makes driving effortless.

Now, I can't live without it.

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Originally Posted by marka5083 View Post
I thought I had seen cool on my Audi which allowed me to lower all the windows with the remote on hot days (yeah I know MB does this too but I had it first on the Audi).
Does this work on the 2010 E class, tried mine can't seem to make that work?
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Originally Posted by fromthebeginnin View Post
Does this work on the 2010 E class, tried mine can't seem to make that work?
I have a 2010 and yes it does work, pretty cool feature.
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Old 03-03-2011, 05:20 PM
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The feature is not unique to MB. Porsche 911 has it too, which is great when stopped on a hill with manual trans.
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Does this work on the 2010 E class, tried mine can't seem to make that work?
Are you serious? It works on all MB sedans, coupes and convertibles - that have "fob" IR key instead of a "regular" mechanical key - by pointing your remote at driver's side door handle (used to be both front doors, but not for a while now - cost savings you know) for the last 15-16 years. It all started with a 1996 W210 E class. Some of the staff I read on these boards never stops to amaze me. People try this and that, like SB, but do not know basic things their cars have built into them. Its MB's invention, just like airbags were.
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Originally Posted by fromthebeginnin View Post
Does this work on the 2010 E class, tried mine can't seem to make that work?
You have to push the brake pedal TO THE FLOOR to engage the Hold function. I have a 2010 E550 and it is a great feature at long stoplights or for trains.
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Originally Posted by blackbullit View Post
You have to push the brake pedal TO THE FLOOR to engage the Hold function. I have a 2010 E550 and it is a great feature at long stoplights or for trains.
I looks to me that his question was not related to HOLD feature, but to this:
Originally Posted by marka5083
I thought I had seen cool on my Audi which allowed me to lower all the windows with the remote on hot days (yeah I know MB does this too but I had it first on the Audi).
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Are you serious? It works on all MB sedans, coupes and convertibles - that have "fob" IR key instead of a "regular" mechanical key - by pointing your remote at driver's side door handle (used to be both front doors, but not for a while now - cost savings you know) for the last 15-16 years. It all started with a 1996 W210 E class. Some of the staff I read on these boards never stops to amaze me. People try this and that, like SB, but do not know basic things their cars have built into them. Its MB's invention, just like airbags were.
Basic? You compare this to an airbag??

It seems that you have too much time on your hands to go into every small detail of your car. And besides, that's what this forum is for - to ask questions - without someone chastising them if they do not know how a function works. Try to keep your tone courteous.
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Originally Posted by rovermark View Post
Basic? You compare this to an airbag??

It seems that you have too much time on your hands to go into every small detail of your car. And besides, that's what this forum is for - to ask questions - without someone chastising them if they do not know how a function works. Try to keep your tone courteous.
I would second your sentiment. I did not realize that this feature existed. I would have thought that my salesman might have mentioned it when he gave me the car overview. I drove a 2000 e320 for 11 years so if it existed on that car as was indicated I missed out on a cool feature all that time. Don't I feel dumb!! Regards. Ned.
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why wont this work on my 2003 E55? Ive tried pressing it to the floor and releasing and it idles forward... what am i doing wrong?
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Originally Posted by ngerstman View Post
I would second your sentiment. I did not realize that this feature existed. I would have thought that my salesman might have mentioned it when he gave me the car overview. I drove a 2000 e320 for 11 years so if it existed on that car as was indicated I missed out on a cool feature all that time. Don't I feel dumb!! Regards. Ned.
You drove your car for 11 years and did not know you could open and close all your windows and sunroof from the outside of your car at a press of a button on your remote? This is unbelievable. When W210 cars came out for 1996, that's the first thing they would show you in the showroom. I suppose they (sales people) stopped showing it later on as this was featured in all the automotive press when this inovation came out.
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The feature is not unique to MB. Porsche 911 has it too, which is great when stopped on a hill with manual trans.
I always thought this was a worthless feature on a car with automatic transmission - still do.

But it seems like folks like it...
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why wont this work on my 2003 E55? Ive tried pressing it to the floor and releasing and it idles forward... what am i doing wrong?
There seems to be a confusion here. I was refering to remote window openig/closing feature, not the HOLD feature from W212.
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And besides, that's what this forum is for - to ask questions.
Actually MB gave you all the tools - its called and "The Owners Manual".
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Yup, HOLD is amazing.

You can pay me back later, for telling you about it, and saving your tranny, and your limits of hassle, from putting it in "N" at stoplights.
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Originally Posted by threeMBs View Post
I looks to me that his question was not related to HOLD feature, but to this:
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I thought I had seen cool on my Audi which allowed me to lower all the windows with the remote on hot days (yeah I know MB does this too but I had it first on the Audi).
Thanks guys, yes my comment was on the windows, can't believe I never used it, btw what range are you guys seeing and it seems to only works on the drivers side?
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You drove your car for 11 years and did not know you could open and close all your windows and sunroof from the outside of your car at a press of a button on your remote? This is unbelievable. When W210 cars came out for 1996, that's the first thing they would show you in the showroom. I suppose they (sales people) stopped showing it later on as this was featured in all the automotive press when this inovation came out.
I was referring to the hold feature, not the open window feature. Regards. Ned.
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Originally Posted by fromthebeginnin View Post
Thanks guys, yes my comment was on the windows, can't believe I never used it, btw what range are you guys seeing and it seems to only works on the drivers side?
You have to aim at the little black square on the driver's door handle.
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Originally Posted by ngerstman View Post
I was referring to the hold feature, not the open window feature. Regards. Ned.
Great. I was talking about window feature. HOLD feature was NOT available then. I'm glad that we straightened this out.


I realy want to hear from marka5083, which Audi he had that could open/close windows/sunroof via remote a la Mercedes?

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