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Old 01-22-2017, 09:54 PM
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Hi all,

Thought I'd start a thread so I could learn from all of you little, ( not so obvious ) tips and tricks regarding our car.

I'll start with one I learned by watching someone do a YouTube review of his S550:

If you push your foot down hard on the brake pedal, it puts the car in a " hold " mode. Touch the gas pedal and it takes it out of this mode.

Anyone else?

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The S550 does not have a 3 stop/stage door hinge system like most cars do. Hold the door anywhere and it should most likely hold it in place.
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On the drivers side door, there are two buttons that control heating and ventilation for the drivers seat...next to those two buttons is another one with a picture of a seat with R: in front of it.

Push this and you can now control heating and ventilation for the passenger seat.
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The S550 does not have a 3 stop/stage door hinge system like most cars do. Hold the door anywhere and it should most likely hold it in place.

This is not completely correct.


My '14 S550 4matic was like what you just described while my '16 S550 4matic is like most cars with the stop position at the intervals you described. They changed this somewhere between the '14 and '16 model years.
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This is not completely correct.


My '14 S550 4matic was like what you just described while my '16 S550 4matic is like most cars with the stop position at the intervals you described. They changed this somewhere between the '14 and '16 model years.
Just checked my '15 and it does not have stop position intervals. Pretty cool little feature! Guess it changed in 2016...
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Just checked my '15 and it does not have stop position intervals. Pretty cool little feature! Guess it changed in 2016...
That IS strange. BMW did the same thing and got rid of that feature on their 7 series. The previous gen 7 had the 'door stop' feature at any position, but when the new redesigned 2016 7 came out it no longer had that. I wonder why Merc and BMW stopped offering that.
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I just discovered that by twisting the DTS Assist lever you can change the following distance of the vehicles in front of you! Don't know how I read over that bit of info. Now I can blame tailgating on the car itself.
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Pretty obvious but the best way to open the boot (with the key in your pocket for example) is a smooth kick just under the center of the back bumper... not too fast, not too slow, dont hit the car.... same to close.

once you get the hang of it it is actually useful
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if stopped, opening the driver's door puts the car in park
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Originally Posted by Socalsteve View Post
On the drivers side door, there are two buttons that control heating and ventilation for the drivers seat...next to those two buttons is another one with a picture of a seat with R: in front of it.

Push this and you can now control heating and ventilation for the passenger seat.
You also can control the seat position.
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For heating the armrest and panels

I couldnt get the panel and armrests to heatup so I read the manual. You need to have heated seats active for them to work. Go to vehicle settings and select panel heating and pick the option you want. Once you turn on your heated seat the panels and armrest will heatup. If you have that package of course.
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I have a 2014 S550 and I have the "R" button which controls the passengers seat heater. Heaven forbid the driver would have to tell the passenger what the button on their door with the 3 dots functions as.
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If you goto SYSTEM and hold the command puck to the left for a few seconds you will get a hidden menu.
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If you goto SYSTEM and hold the command puck to the left for a few seconds you will get a hidden menu.
That hidden menu is quite interesting! Scary, but interesting....
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Great idea for this post. Thank you. I've had my S550e for about a month and when I find a trick, I'll post it.
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If you goto SYSTEM and hold the command puck to the left for a few seconds you will get a hidden menu.
I thought you were lying

Lots of things I know nothing about in those menus
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2014 S550 I save the Massage Seat in the FAVORITES key position 1 (phone keypad), you can set the passenger to 2 etc.... I customized all the buttons to the useful items I will use, AKA shortcuts...
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2014 S550 I save the Massage Seat in the FAVORITES key position 1 (phone keypad), you can set the passenger to 2 etc.... I customized all the buttons to the useful items I will use, AKA shortcuts...
I customized my buttons too......and now they don't even work......and I get a weird message saying I can't do that.......so I gave up........
a couple of the presets I made still work though
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Does anyone know what the SYSTEM hidden menu does or is actually used for?
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You can turn on both the Heated and Cooled seat buttons at the same time. Kind of Dehumidified heating of seats. Heat is on and you get airflow. Remember the cooling feature just pushes air through the seats, it is NOT cooled like some other cars.
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Does anyone know what the SYSTEM hidden menu does or is actually used for?
It seems like a debugging menu. If you have a USB or SD card inserted you can have dump debug/diagnostic logs to them. Once you get into the dealer mode. (Dealer Service seems to be the exact same as far as I can tell)



Go to Sys


First goto Export Trigger and Emergency Log and set everything to ON. All this does is allow for the COMMAND to export everything that is happening, and set it to USB or SD Card.
then Allow CAN Trigger.

Select


Select Allow Trigger Key Eco. Drive around for a bit do whatever. Then press the ECO Mode Button and you'll get a red line along the top of the command display saying "trigger writing..." This means it is exporting whatever log files it has gathered and copying them to your USB or SD Cart so that you can view them using a computer.

What do these log files show??


It shows that the car is sending information to a server in mexico city. 201.151.75.137 which seems to be a company that provides a vpn service that also has a invalid certificate which is probably why the internet sucks in the car. https://www.pulsesecure.net . https://201.151.75.137/dana-na/auth/....cgi?p=no-cert

Nov 08 12:44:01 iked: [DEBUG]: sockmisc.c:328:sendfromto(): send packet to 201.151.75.137[500]

Nov 08 12:44:01 iked: [DEBUG]: sockmisc.c:508:sendfromto(): 1 times of 488 bytes message will be sent to 201.151.75.137[500]



It also shows literally every thing the computers and sensors are doing..

00345 0000060370 [0x0503]Vehicle_FrontDoorLeft Door opened 0x01020000
00346 0000060375 [0x0503]Vehicle_FrontDoorRight Door closed 0x02010000
00347 0000064144 [0x0503]Vehicle_FrontDoorLeft Door closed 0x01010000
00348 0000064147 [0x0503]Vehicle_FrontDoorRight Door closed 0x02010000
00349 0000086675 [0x0501]Vehicle_Ignition <ACC> 0x00020000
00350 0000089283 [0x0501]Vehicle_Ignition <ON> 0x00040000
00351 0000089682 [0x0501]Vehicle_Ignition <START> 0x00050000
00352 0000089717 [0x0502]Vehicle_Engine 0x02000000
00353 0000089844 [0x0501]Vehicle_Ignition <ON> 0x00040000
00354 0000090269 [0x0502]Vehicle_Engine 0x03000000
00355 0000090295 [0x0502]Vehicle_Engine 0x04000000
00356 0000102115 [0x0503]Vehicle_FrontDoorLeft Door opened 0x01020000
00357 0000102120 [0x0503]Vehicle_FrontDoorRight Door closed 0x02010000
00358 0000119969 [0x0503]Vehicle_FrontDoorLeft Door closed 0x01010000


It is also show the bootup process for the COMMAND..

000014354 ms 00:00:00,104 6 20000 0 C: Service Starter QNX - Process launch manager (version core 5.7.2)
000014357 ms 00:00:00,105 6 20000 0 C: Option -u is active! APS is disabled!
000014363 ms 00:00:00,131 6 20000 0 C: Package [04]: 'POST_STARTING' 'STAGE_1_APP'
000014364 ms 00:00:00,151 6 20000 0 C: Process[36]: 'RUN' '/boot/bin/stage1_2_3'
000014364 ms 00:00:00,195 5 10000 0 C: pid 4: application stage1_2_3 started (watchdog is enabled)
000014365 ms 00:00:00,195 5 10000 0 C: pid 4: MoCCAv2 version is NoVersion
000014366 ms 00:00:00,200 5 10000 0 C: pid 4: starting startup sequence
000014366 ms 00:00:00,201 5 10000 0 C: pid 4: starting watchdog thread
000014368 ms 00:00:00,205 5 10000 0 C: pid 4: initializing trace environment

Seems to be running some type of linux operating system called QNX which is developed by RIMM or blackberry. Seems that every major car manufacturer is using this for new cars. Shows a lot more.
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Old 02-07-2017, 09:10 PM
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Found this little tidbit...

If you have any windows rolled down, and you are riding behind a smoky exhaust truck or car, hold down the recirculation button, it will close all the windows including the rear. After your in the clear again, hold down the button again and it will open the windows to the exact position they were prior to closing them... Cool....

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Found this little tidbit...

If you have any windows rolled down, and you are riding behind a smoky exhaust truck or car, hold down the recirculation button, it will close all the windows including the rear. After your in the clear again, hold down the button again and it will open the windows to the exact position they were prior to closing them... Cool....
How did you find out about that? Neat trick!!!
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New Tidbit, need to try it out.... Turn on traffic announcements, now when they get annoying, press and hold the mute button, you should hear a beep to stop all traffic announcements, press and hold again to reactivate. No need to go into the nave menu to turn on and off.. Cool if this works...
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