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06-15-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,033
Posted By Rudeney

Yes. In the photo below (that I borrowed from a...

Yes. In the photo below (that I borrowed from a benzworld post), it shows where the diptube comes out. The white plastic pice is not part of the dip tube - that's the end of the home made dipstick...
06-14-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,093
Posted By Rudeney

I dropped the pan on my CLK550 at about 80k...

I dropped the pan on my CLK550 at about 80k miles, so it had about 8 oil changes with Mobil 1 0w40 (sucked out with the Mityvac). I was pleasantly surprised to find that it was very clean and free of...
06-12-2019, 11:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,093
Posted By Rudeney

My Mityvac is pretty slow, but it's been used A...

My Mityvac is pretty slow, but it's been used A LOT. My guess is that it's pumped over 500 quarts of oil and needs new seals (which really just means I need a new Mityvac). It does work much better...
06-12-2019, 11:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 978
Posted By Rudeney

Oh no, I;d have to fix mine! I have the...

Oh no, I;d have to fix mine! I have the multi-contour seats and often use the "pulse" feature when my back is tired. I especially like it on long drives as its randomness helps keep me alert.
06-07-2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 825
Posted By Rudeney

You have to aim the key at the IR sensor on the...

You have to aim the key at the IR sensor on the door handle, and be within about 2 feet of it. Even so, the IR sensors on the door handle are known to fail, and honestly, why would you want to stand...
06-04-2019, 12:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 903
Posted By Rudeney

I think this was changed fairly early in the...

I think this was changed fairly early in the 722.9's life, sometime in 2006 for MY2005/MY2006 cars I am fairly certain your MY2007 will have the revised pan.
06-02-2019, 11:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 499
Posted By Rudeney

You could tap into the main feed for the rear SAM...

You could tap into the main feed for the rear SAM to charge the battery.
06-01-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 918
Posted By Rudeney

Here's a full list of approved oils: ...

Here's a full list of approved oils:

https://bevo.mercedes-benz.com/bevolisten/229.5_en.html

I find Mobil 1 0w40 European Formula and Castrol Edge 0w40 to be readily available at local auto...
05-24-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 930
Posted By Rudeney

With the wheels on the ground, loosen the bolts...

With the wheels on the ground, loosen the bolts by a few threads and drive the car a few feet, That usually breaks it loose.
05-20-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 769
Posted By Rudeney

Yes, code 954 is the "AMG Sport Appearance...

Yes, code 954 is the "AMG Sport Appearance Package". All USA-model CLK550/550 cars came with it standard. Other countries may have been optioned differently. I know it's confusing, but there is a...
05-15-2019, 10:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,235
Posted By Rudeney

Nothing in the vario roof system is VIN coded.

Nothing in the vario roof system is VIN coded.
05-10-2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,591
Posted By Rudeney

For MBZ cars, you just insert the Mityvac's tube...

For MBZ cars, you just insert the Mityvac's tube into the dipstick tube and run it down to the bottom of the pan.
05-10-2019, 09:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,438
Posted By Rudeney

I don't know enough about them to know. It is the...

I don't know enough about them to know. It is the one recommended by the manufacturer for my car.[/QUOTE]

"canbus" has nothing to do with the H-K amp. The CAN bus interface is used to enable the...
05-02-2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 415
Posted By Rudeney

Here's a good resource I found: ...

Here's a good resource I found:

http://benzbits.com/RadioWiring.pdf

Note that things like steering wheel controls, switched 12v and illumination don't exist as individual circuits - they are...
04-23-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,799
Posted By Rudeney

No, they are fully downstream of all O2 sensors,...

No, they are fully downstream of all O2 sensors, so there's no way for the ECU to know if they are there or not.
04-20-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,180
Posted By Rudeney

Yes resurrecting a 17 year old thread, that has...

Yes resurrecting a 17 year old thread, that has to be a new record. :)
04-20-2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 580
Posted By Rudeney

It's in the trunk, left side, right underneath...

It's in the trunk, left side, right underneath the drive unit for the NAV discs.
04-20-2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 589
Posted By Rudeney

Yes, the vehicle speed is calculated by averaging...

Yes, the vehicle speed is calculated by averaging the four wheel speed sensors, so VSP = wheel speed sensor.
04-19-2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 589
Posted By Rudeney

P0012 = "P2006 - [2] B2/5b1 (Intake air...

P0012 = "P2006 - [2] B2/5b1 (Intake air temperature sensor) : Short circuit to positive or open circuit". B2/5b1 is the MAF sensor.

P0500 = "Event P20CA - [8] No CAN message 'Vehicle speed signal...
04-16-2019, 11:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 854
Posted By Rudeney

Sometimes try to grab and pull the handle too...

Sometimes try to grab and pull the handle too quickly. I've had to learn to just slow down slightly to give KeylessGO time to react to the touch sensor. BTW, with KeylessGO, the door locks use...
04-15-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 327
Posted By Rudeney

Well, the newer filters are better both ion terms...

Well, the newer filters are better both ion terms of increased volume of air and their ability to filter out particulate. Since the pull air in from the bottom, any large particulate will drop to...
04-15-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 527
Posted By Rudeney

Probably a dry bushing on one of the rear control...

Probably a dry bushing on one of the rear control arms. It may be hard to figure out which on it is. On a dry day where you can consistently reproduce the sound, you could try spraying them, one at...
04-13-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 371
Posted By Rudeney

I have verified that pointing an infrared...

I have verified that pointing an infrared thermometer at the transmission pan gives the same reading (+/-1 degrees) of the sensor being read via SDS.
04-13-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 624
Posted By Rudeney

I'd have no worries about the engine and...

I'd have no worries about the engine and transmission as ling as they have been properly maintained. ABC is going to need some maintenance, so be prepared for that. And yes, the vario roof may need...
04-11-2019, 11:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,767
Posted By Rudeney

For some reason, in international markets, even...

For some reason, in international markets, even though the car has the 5.5l M273 engine, they still badged it as an"SL500". In the USA, it is badged as SL550.
04-11-2019, 10:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 566
Posted By Rudeney

Your trunk may appear closed, but I'll be it has...

Your trunk may appear closed, but I'll be it has not pulled-down into the fully latched position. It is most likely due to a leak in the pneumatic sections of the latch. See the sticky abouve...
04-11-2019, 10:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 953
Posted By Rudeney

Speaking of Subarus and parking... my friend's...

Speaking of Subarus and parking... my friend's son has a new Subaru with "Eye Sight" and was showing off how it could park itself. It back itself into the front right fender of my friend's E420! ...
04-07-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 380
Posted By Rudeney

LOL! Well, you could have also bought a MY2009...

LOL! Well, you could have also bought a MY2009 or MY2012 as they are all the same (but you could not have bought a MY2010 because for some reason, they did not make any for that year! )

You can...
04-06-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 380
Posted By Rudeney

Yes, I do it all the time. The only issue I've...

Yes, I do it all the time. The only issue I've had is the it seem to be a bit finicky about the SD cards. I can only get it to read smaller ones, like 2GB, and no "HC" cards. Put the card int he...
04-06-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 463
Posted By Rudeney

it's located under the paneling between the spare...

it's located under the paneling between the spare wheel well and the back seat. It's item 1 in this photo:
...
04-05-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 732
Posted By Rudeney

You install the camera and wireless transmitter...

You install the camera and wireless transmitter int he trunk lid. You will still have to fish the wire down and around the tubular frame of the trunk hinges to get into the trunk for power. Most...
03-31-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 379
Posted By Rudeney

There is a fault preventing the AC compressor...

There is a fault preventing the AC compressor from activating. It's probably low refrigerant, but to know for sure, you need to pull code from the ACC system.
03-29-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,739
Posted By Rudeney

I don't believe MBZ will discontinue the SL...

I don't believe MBZ will discontinue the SL anymore than Chevy would discontinue the Corvette. Modern manufacturing techniques have enabled the ability to make low-volume cars at a profit. Of...
03-28-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 431
Posted By Rudeney

Get WIS. It's all over eBay for $30 or less. It...

Get WIS. It's all over eBay for $30 or less. It actually covers all MBZ models. Better yet, get SDS - it includes WIS, PEC (parts catalog) and lots of other resources, plus the diagnostic computer...
03-28-2019, 12:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 411
Posted By Rudeney

Yes, if it does in fact fix the fault, the ECU...

Yes, if it does in fact fix the fault, the ECU will extinguish the MIL after 5-10 on-drive-off cycles.
03-24-2019, 08:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 353
Posted By Rudeney

As for the proper fluid, checking WIS, it states...

As for the proper fluid, checking WIS, it states to use one that meets spec 235.7. The BeVo website is MBZ's latest, updated list of fluids that meet all of its specs. I'd go by that. Having said...
03-24-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 666
Posted By Rudeney

Welcome to the forum! First of all, please do...

Welcome to the forum! First of all, please do not type in all caps. it is considered "yelling". It is also hard to read. Additionally, please update your forum user's profile to include your...
03-23-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,022
Posted By Rudeney

First of all, So are you capable/willing to...

First of all,

So are you capable/willing to DIY? If so, then many of these things are easy.

Windows Switch: I was able to fix my window switch by adding a small metal pin to act as an axle on...
03-21-2019, 11:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,398
Posted By Rudeney

Rodney would say...get SDS! And yes, according...

Rodney would say...get SDS! And yes, according to this excellent resource:

http://mercedes-abc-drive-carefully.blogspot.com/

Sounds like time for new accumulators.
03-18-2019, 11:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,828
Posted By Rudeney

There are some height adjustments that can be...

There are some height adjustments that can be made:

http://benzbits.com/r230/AdjustDoorWindow.pdf

But this might be a problem with the regulator. it might be worth taking the door panel off...
03-18-2019, 11:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 761
Posted By Rudeney

They are interchangeable. Both Bosch and Valeo...

They are interchangeable. Both Bosch and Valeo are OEM's for MBZ. Bosch is German, Valeo is French, both have factories around the world. As Anker mentioned, there is a huge problem with fake...
03-18-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,072
Posted By Rudeney

They don't even have to hack the garage door...

They don't even have to hack the garage door opener - they can just push against the top edge of the door and reach in with a wire to hook the emergency release cable (see below). In my case, my...
03-17-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,072
Posted By Rudeney

Actually, what i do is keep my whole SL in a...

Actually, what i do is keep my whole SL in a sealed box (i.e. my garage). :)
03-15-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By Rudeney

My wife's Cadillac XT5 has LED headlights. They...

My wife's Cadillac XT5 has LED headlights. They give the impression that they are brighter, but in reality, they produce less light. On brights, they look cloudy, like using brights in the fog. ...
03-14-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 674
Posted By Rudeney

Unless you are a PC expert, you might consider...

Unless you are a PC expert, you might consider getting a turnkey system. For the price, this is abut as cheap as I have found:
...
03-14-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 647
Posted By Rudeney

Mine usually runs around 90C. On a very cold...

Mine usually runs around 90C. On a very cold day, it may stay closer to 80C, but on a hot day, it can climb to 100C and then the engine suction fan will kick on to cool it down.
03-13-2019, 10:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 534
Posted By Rudeney

I really doubt is has anything to do with the...

I really doubt is has anything to do with the Smart Top. It just sits between the roof controller and the CAN bus, so while it may listen to some signals from the SAMs, it won't send any signals to...
03-13-2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 534
Posted By Rudeney

The SBC pump runs off the right SAM, so it is...

The SBC pump runs off the right SAM, so it is possible that it could be the cause of the problem, but I would ask to see the report from SDS (or Xenty/DAS as they may call it) to show you why they...
03-13-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 770
Posted By Rudeney

The issue with the fuel filler side is just one...

The issue with the fuel filler side is just one of convenience. There is no standard. I think it's fine that most European cars on the right, and most American and Asian makes are on the left. It...
03-10-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 504
Posted By Rudeney

I saw you asked the same question over on...

I saw you asked the same question over on BW...I'll give the same answers...If you are comfortable handling the maintenance on the SL, then CLK will be about the same, but no worries with ABC. If...
03-06-2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,301
Posted By Rudeney

I was trying to be nice. I get in trouble for...

I was trying to be nice. I get in trouble for Millennial-bashing.



I try to get my car out on the freeway for some good exercise at least once a week, but it hasn't been happening a lot lately...
03-05-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 427
Posted By Rudeney

Ah, I see. I was trying to thin of a light...

Ah, I see. I was trying to thin of a light circuit up there that would have power without the light being switched on. That makes sense.
03-04-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,301
Posted By Rudeney

Oil can get acidic, so it should be changed every...

Oil can get acidic, so it should be changed every year, but that's not what has happened with yours. In this case, it's moisture, probably due to condensation. Some good spirited driving that gets...
03-04-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 476
Posted By Rudeney

Try resetting the PSE pump - pull fuse 71 on the...

Try resetting the PSE pump - pull fuse 71 on the rear panel for a few minutes.
03-03-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 733
Posted By Rudeney

That's most likely an SBC issue. Assuming you...

That's most likely an SBC issue. Assuming you are in the USA (and if you'd update your forum user's profile with your location, we'd know for sure), MBZ extended the SBC warranty to 25 years,...
03-01-2019, 10:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 517
Posted By Rudeney

It is used both to ventilate the engine...

It is used both to ventilate the engine compartment and also an air intake for the cabin.
02-28-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 423
Posted By Rudeney

After a leak in my main pressure feed hose, I...

After a leak in my main pressure feed hose, I considered it but then I also figured it would not do much good. That pinhole leak was was slow enough that it took about 20 miles of high-speed driving...
02-27-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,909
Posted By Rudeney

With SDS, you can code the instrument cluster for...

With SDS, you can code the instrument cluster for "COMAND PRESENT = NO" and it will then have clock setting available on its the menus.

Regarding "state of the art", I won't argue with Bobterry or...
02-27-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 517
Posted By Rudeney

I did not see the other thread, so if you are...

I did not see the other thread, so if you are pressing the brake pedal and the engine is not starting, but the ignition is switching on, then your brake pedal switch is bad (and in which case you...
02-26-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 769
Posted By Rudeney

Correct. Here's a set of fuse charts I compiles...

Correct. Here's a set of fuse charts I compiles from WIS. It's "mostly" correct I think:

http://benzbits.com/r230/fuses/
02-24-2019, 09:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 333
Posted By Rudeney

Sure. If you buy a used on, you'll need to have...

Sure. If you buy a used on, you'll need to have the odometer zeroed out by a shop with the proper equipment that can talk to the EEPROM. Once it is "virginized" so SDS thinks it is new, then you...
02-23-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 323
Posted By Rudeney

LCP is the center console panel, containing the...

LCP is the center console panel, containing the mirror adjustment, vario roof switch, etc.

Here is a list of the codes and descriptions from SDS (Star Diagnosis):
...
02-22-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,262
Posted By Rudeney

It's just a DC motor with a servo circuit to...

It's just a DC motor with a servo circuit to determine its position. I believe you can just apply voltage to the white and black wires to operate the motor. Reverse polarity to reverse direction....
02-20-2019, 10:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 419
Posted By Rudeney

They are all controlled by the stalk. If you try...

They are all controlled by the stalk. If you try turning the stalk back and forth, sometimes this will fix it. If not, then there is a problem with the CAN bus signalling. The stalk is directly...
02-20-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 366
Posted By Rudeney

The SRS control module is in the center console,...

The SRS control module is in the center console, under the ashtray.
02-18-2019, 10:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 819
Posted By Rudeney

Where thee white arrow points? I believe that is...

Where thee white arrow points? I believe that is an electrical wire under a plastic cover.
02-18-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 819
Posted By Rudeney

Make sure the engine cover is securely seated on...

Make sure the engine cover is securely seated on the opening to the MAF sensor and that all vacuum lines are in good condition.
02-15-2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 923
Posted By Rudeney

I think I'd start with the service manager and...

I think I'd start with the service manager and the dealership. As for what to ask for, I'd ask for refund of the price of all work done except replacing the EIS (assuming that actually fixes the...
02-15-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 923
Posted By Rudeney

Yes, this all sounds like an EIS (ignition...

Yes, this all sounds like an EIS (ignition switch) problem in the first place. Before going to an indy, I'd contact MB corporate If you are in the USA (please update your forum profile with your...
02-15-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 526
Posted By Rudeney

Durlast is Chinese, though with better quality...

Durlast is Chinese, though with better quality control than non-name crap. I would use Lemfoerder. However, there may be other issues. First of all, it is imperative to replace control arms in...
02-15-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 67,904
Posted By Rudeney

No worries with that - only the M272/M273 engines...

No worries with that - only the M272/M273 engines (xx230, xx280, xx300, xx350, xx450, xx550) from MY2005 through MY2007 are an issue.
02-12-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,856
Posted By Rudeney

You're in the right place. That's a nice looking...

You're in the right place. That's a nice looking car! i don't think you'll find much in performance modifications for the V6. You might find some other mods like a single-fin grille or even a...
02-11-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 880
Posted By Rudeney

The reason you find more MY2007's than other year...

The reason you find more MY2007's than other year SL550s is because that was the first year for the SL550 (prior years were the SL500, 5.0L V8 M113 engine) and it was the largest production run for...
02-10-2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 403,758
Posted By Rudeney

Yes, that is a symptom of the pneumatic function...

Yes, that is a symptom of the pneumatic function of the latch failing. One thing you can try is to pull fuse 71 on the rear panel for a few minutes to reset the PSE pump. When the pump recognizes a...
02-10-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 682
Posted By Rudeney

Well, in case you want to replace those screws,...

Well, in case you want to replace those screws, the part number is A0019846129 (you need 6).
02-09-2019, 10:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,520
Posted By Rudeney

Those all involve different controllers. The...

Those all involve different controllers. The steering column module, seat control module, and soft top control module. I'd start by checking fuses 27 and 29 on the cabin panel.

As for the scanner,...
02-08-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 641
Posted By Rudeney

Here's where the tuner is located: ...

Here's where the tuner is located:

http://benzbits.com/r230/SiriusTuner.pdf

The antenna wire runs down the left side of the trunk hinge and tubular frame. You will need to remove the trunk lid...
02-07-2019, 10:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 948
Posted By Rudeney

I had a blown hose and found that the price and...

I had a blown hose and found that the price and hassles to have a hydraulic shop repair it pretty much made paying ~$200 for a new OE hose justified. I buy from MBZ dealers with online discount...
01-20-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 908
Posted By Rudeney

Yes, MBZ switched to these as factory equipment...

Yes, MBZ switched to these as factory equipment sometime along the way. I have one in my SL550 - and Advance Auto Platinum.
01-19-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 767
Posted By Rudeney

The saddle-style tank is designed so that you...

The saddle-style tank is designed so that you fill it on the right (pump) side. Once that half is full, it then "spills over" to the left (sender) side. Fuel is first pulled from the sender side of...
01-17-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,407
Posted By Rudeney

Well, by definition, if they are "temporarily...

Well, by definition, if they are "temporarily unavailable", wouldn't they also be "temporarily available"? :p:
01-17-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,082
Posted By Rudeney

Like I said, deal with the parts counter - not...

Like I said, deal with the parts counter - not service. Service will ALWAYS want you to bring the car in and then charge you for testing the key. The parts guys are not on commission, and may...
01-16-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,407
Posted By Rudeney

Another possible culprit for draining the battery...

Another possible culprit for draining the battery is the PSE pump. Leaks in the trunk latch can cause it to run continuously. Also, the high demands of the R230's electrical system can drain a weak...
01-15-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,411
Posted By Rudeney

Generally, if this is a battery problem, you get...

Generally, if this is a battery problem, you get a battery icon on the MFD and various consumers (steering wheel adjustment, heated seats, vario roof, etc.) will be disabled. I think you had an SBC...
01-15-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,777
Posted By Rudeney

All of these soft-touch coatings deteriorate with...

All of these soft-touch coatings deteriorate with time. You can actually wipe it off with soap, a micro fiber cloth, and a lot of "elbow grease", but a solved ranging from Goo-Gone to acetone will...
01-12-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 105,619
Posted By Rudeney

The only damage would be if you lower the top and...

The only damage would be if you lower the top and the partition is not closed, or there is cargo protruding into the area where the top needs to fold into. You could damage the top or even break the...
01-10-2019, 07:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,479
Posted By Rudeney

Here's your datacard: ...

Here's your datacard:

http://benzbits.com/datacard/WDBTJ56H28F258886.pdf

It shows code 486 for Sport Suspension.
01-09-2019, 10:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,659
Posted By Rudeney

Good work, Lee!

Good work, Lee!
01-08-2019, 11:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 639
Posted By Rudeney

The timing chain is built to last the life of the...

The timing chain is built to last the life of the engine. The transmission was sold as sealed for life, but really should have a fluid and filter change every 70K miles at least. That car has the...
01-08-2019, 12:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,767
Posted By Rudeney

If money is an issue and you aren't going to DIY...

If money is an issue and you aren't going to DIY then an R230 is probably not a good choice.
01-08-2019, 12:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 662
Posted By Rudeney

The SBC system does need an re-calibration...

The SBC system does need an re-calibration performed after replacing the pad and/or rotors. This is so that the system can pre-apply the brakes and also use the auto-dry function. I do not know if...
01-07-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,823
Posted By Rudeney

The SprintBooster is nice, but it would be much...

The SprintBooster is nice, but it would be much nicer at $100 vs. $300!
01-06-2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 758
Posted By Rudeney

Welcome to the forum! Please take a moment to...

Welcome to the forum! Please take a moment to visit the User Control Panel and update your profile to include your location (at least country). This information will then appear below your name and...
01-06-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,767
Posted By Rudeney

If you are going to DIY, you pretty much need SDS...

If you are going to DIY, you pretty much need SDS (MBZ's Star Diagnosis System). You can get a Chinese "clone" version for under $500.
01-06-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 555
Posted By Rudeney

About $200: ...

About $200:

https://www.mercedespartsdelivered.com/search?search_str=2158700010

Maybe it just has some debris in it. I'd try some compressed air or maybe electronics contact cleaner.
01-06-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 555
Posted By Rudeney

I'd guess it's the switch that is bad. You could...

I'd guess it's the switch that is bad. You could remove it and bench test it. To get to it, remove the stowage cubby on the seat front - open it, and remove the screws holding it in place. Once...
12-31-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,444
Posted By Rudeney

Here are photos of what mine looks like when...

Here are photos of what mine looks like when closed, and where I place those rubber bumpers to help quiet it somewhat:

http://benzbits.com/r230/DoorCubbyClosed.jpg
...
12-27-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 472
Posted By Rudeney

The M272 is not a direct gas injection engine, so...

The M272 is not a direct gas injection engine, so no, the CLK never had that.
12-22-2018, 10:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,067
Posted By Rudeney

Please take a moment to visit the User Control...

Please take a moment to visit the User Control Panel and update your profile to include your car' model year, and your location (at least country). This information will then appear below your name...
12-21-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,739
Posted By Rudeney

Yeah, I think it's not really a big issue, but...

Yeah, I think it's not really a big issue, but when it starts getting noisy, it is annoying. When I was working in an office building, there were two W211's in the parking lot that made this noise. ...
12-17-2018, 11:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,739
Posted By Rudeney

Yes, I would avoid the MY2007 SL550 as it might...

Yes, I would avoid the MY2007 SL550 as it might have sprocket failure, and more transmission issues. The MY2008 will beyond the sprocket failure problem range, but 50/50 on the transmission issues....
12-17-2018, 11:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,007
Posted By Rudeney

I believe the part number for the solenoid...

I believe the part number for the solenoid harness connector is A0225451926. The sensor connector is A2035453028.
12-17-2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,739
Posted By Rudeney

Just a few comments...maintenance on the SL55 AMG...

Just a few comments...maintenance on the SL55 AMG will be slightly higher, most in brakes. Both cars eat tires (especially rears). The SL55 AMG is more powerful than the SL550, and has an AMG...
12-17-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,007
Posted By Rudeney

Leaking seals on the solenoids was one of the...

Leaking seals on the solenoids was one of the issue covered by Scenario #3 of the "balance shaft" TSB. New solenoids come with new seals, so that should cover it.
12-14-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 885
Posted By Rudeney

Good luck with your project!

Good luck with your project!
12-14-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 533
Posted By Rudeney

Remove the cluster and take a look at it. Here's...

Remove the cluster and take a look at it. Here's a tear-down I did for the W203 C-Class, and the CLK is the same:

http://benzbits.com/w203/cluster.html

Go through about the 4th photo to remove...
12-13-2018, 11:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 841
Posted By Rudeney

It's the antenna for SIrius radio. The GPS...

It's the antenna for SIrius radio. The GPS antenna is in the front windshield.
12-12-2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 958
Posted By Rudeney

The SRS system is not powered with the ignition...

The SRS system is not powered with the ignition switched off, but if you are worried, disconnect the vehicle battery. You do not need a wheel puller, but you will need a long Torx bit to reach the...
12-12-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 783
Posted By Rudeney

You should post in that forum - this is the CLK...

You should post in that forum - this is the CLK coupe/convertible forum. It has no hear blower.
12-10-2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 476
Posted By Rudeney

As you have found, the rear fenders and A-pillars...

As you have found, the rear fenders and A-pillars are steel, but the rest of the body is aluminium. Paintless dent removal can still work. The tech just needs to be experienced with aluminum.
12-09-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 529
Posted By Rudeney

I'd pull the door panel off and check things. ...

I'd pull the door panel off and check things. The linkage between the inside handle and the door lock can be removed - you just have to manipulate the plastic grommet that holds it in place.
12-06-2018, 09:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,299
Posted By Rudeney

@Bruce: That's a generic OBDII scanner that just...

@Bruce: That's a generic OBDII scanner that just read from the ECU (engine control unit). You need to get a scan tool that reads MBZ's proprietary systems like those that I mentioned.
12-06-2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,035
Posted By Rudeney

What tool did you use to pull codes? I think...

What tool did you use to pull codes? I think there is a bug in the iCarsoft and Autel hand-held tools that leaves the ESP in road test mode. To get it out of that, you have to complete the test:
...
12-04-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 700
Posted By Rudeney

I am not aware of any 3rd party hand-held...

I am not aware of any 3rd party hand-held scanners that will do coding or actuations (like a rodeo). While those are better than generic OBDII scanners, they don't come close to SDS.
12-01-2018, 09:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 403
Posted By Rudeney

Welcome to the forum! Please take a moment to...

Welcome to the forum! Please take a moment to visit the User Control Panel and update your profile to include your location (at least country).

That is correct, there is no trim. I don't live...
11-30-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,007
Posted By Rudeney

Here is a diagram I created that shows the OBDII...

Here is a diagram I created that shows the OBDII P-code related to which solenoid is failing:
...
11-22-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,035
Posted By Rudeney

That lever is part of the HID headlight leveling...

That lever is part of the HID headlight leveling system. It detects the difference in angle/height between front and rear axles.

If the ESP MIL is illuminating "for no reason" then you could...
11-19-2018, 10:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 449
Posted By Rudeney

As long as the partition closed and all of the...

As long as the partition closed and all of the trunk paneling was properly in place, then cargo would have no effect. It sounds like your main lift cylinder is leaking. It will puddle fluid down...
11-11-2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,334
Posted By Rudeney

If you are skilled in PC software and using key...

If you are skilled in PC software and using key generators, and willing to do a bit of digging, then I agree. For those who have limited computer skills, it might be worth it to them to buy a turnkey...
11-09-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,334
Posted By Rudeney

SDS (Star Diagnosis System) is MBZ's official...

SDS (Star Diagnosis System) is MBZ's official tool. It "does it all" - reads and resets codes, performs actuations and adaptations and does all coding. It also includes WIS (Workstation Information...
11-08-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 728
Posted By Rudeney

Correct. There is no such thing as "fiber optic...

Correct. There is no such thing as "fiber optic speakers". The fiber is only used between the head unit and HK amp (and CD changer, TeleAid, and satellite radio tuner). The wiring from the amp to...
11-07-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 728
Posted By Rudeney

All you need is a new head unit. The rest of it...

All you need is a new head unit. The rest of it is just wiring. You need to run new analog audio wiring to the trunk, unplug the speaker wiring harness from the HK amp, then patch your analog...
10-26-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,997
Posted By Rudeney

It did not become standard on the CLK550 until...

It did not become standard on the CLK550 until M2008.

The differences are int he shocks (stiffer), springs (shorter to lower the car) and thicker anti-sway bars, which are all easy enough to...
10-25-2018, 11:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,554
Posted By Rudeney

OK, I replaced mine today. A few weeks ago...

OK, I replaced mine today.

A few weeks ago on my way back from Nashville, I began to hear an odd noise from the car. I was running about 90mph and it sounded like the whine you'd expect to hear...
10-24-2018, 10:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 494
Posted By Rudeney

Then it's not in the engine, torque converter, or...

Then it's not in the engine, torque converter, or transmission fluid pump as all of those would still whine in neutral. It could be in the transmission, driveshaft or differential. It's going to be...
10-23-2018, 11:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 415
Posted By Rudeney

Here: http://benzbits.com/r230/fuses/

Here:

http://benzbits.com/r230/fuses/
10-20-2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,966
Posted By Rudeney

45Nm

45Nm
10-13-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 514
Posted By Rudeney

I think there are different mirror style where...

I think there are different mirror style where some have screws and some are just clipped on.
10-10-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 655
Posted By Rudeney

I had Akebono pads on my CLK550 and hated them. ...

I had Akebono pads on my CLK550 and hated them. No matter what I did, they were noisy (and I've ALWAYS been able to quiet my brakes with proper lubes). Also, they were nowhere near as good at...
10-09-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,029
Posted By Rudeney

This is for the cabriolet: ...

This is for the cabriolet: http://benzbits.com/w209/RemoveSidePanelling.pdf

This is for the coupe: http://benzbits.com/w209/RemoveSidePanellingCoupe.pdf
10-09-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 488
Posted By Rudeney

Are these the sensors or the solenoids you are...

Are these the sensors or the solenoids you are replacing? The sensors are easy to access, but much more expensive. The solenoids are easy to replace, but as you found, the right bank is blocked by...
10-07-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,039
Posted By Rudeney

That is the "secondary air injection pump". It...

That is the "secondary air injection pump". It is used to force fresh air into the exhaust when the engine is cold and is an emissions control. Once the temperature has reached a certain level so...
09-30-2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,016
Posted By Rudeney

Just to make sure we are all using the correct...

Just to make sure we are all using the correct terms...KeylessGo is the function where the SmartKey just need to be in proximity and can be left in a purse pocket and you use the sensors and buttons...
09-30-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 483
Posted By Rudeney

Trade it in for a Mercedes-Benz. Then we can...

Trade it in for a Mercedes-Benz. Then we can help.
09-29-2018, 10:51 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 403,758
Posted By Rudeney

Opening the trunk from the key fob does require...

Opening the trunk from the key fob does require the button to be held for two seconds. I think it's a convenience feature so you don;t accidentally open the trunk when grabbing the key.
09-28-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 964
Posted By Rudeney

The engine and transmission on that car are...

The engine and transmission on that car are usually very reliable. There are really few major worries. The valve cover gaskets can leak but they are easy to replace. The transmission wiring...
09-28-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,085
Posted By Rudeney

No, suction won't pull fluid from the torque...

No, suction won't pull fluid from the torque converter because you end up with an air gap once the pan is drained.
09-27-2018, 11:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,085
Posted By Rudeney

No, you need the main transmission fluid pump...

No, you need the main transmission fluid pump running so that it will circulate oil through the torque converter. That's where half the fluid will be. If the car had a torque converter drain, then...
09-26-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,565
Posted By Rudeney

The R230 SL has a great diagnostic aid for its...

The R230 SL has a great diagnostic aid for its hydraulic top, but nothing existed for the W209 CLK. So, I took the format of the R230's and created one for the W209:
...
09-25-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,085
Posted By Rudeney

Actually, the IS was not very reliable. It did...

Actually, the IS was not very reliable. It did spend a bit more time int he shop than I would have liked, and nothing we took it in for was ever fixed. The mirrors (all of them) vibrated so...
09-25-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,085
Posted By Rudeney

Oh yeah, and coolant! If it isn't pre-mixed,...

Oh yeah, and coolant! If it isn't pre-mixed, then use distilled water for the 50/50 mixture.

Regarding the Toyota, I have a very special disdain for anything Toyota. It's a long story, but my...
09-25-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,085
Posted By Rudeney

An extra 5l of transmission fluid for the initial...

An extra 5l of transmission fluid for the initial refill after replacing the filter, before using the 14l for the flush. And yes, you are correct about using the lines at the radiator for the flush...
09-24-2018, 10:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,888
Posted By Rudeney

The 722.9 transmission was introduced to the CLK...

The 722.9 transmission was introduced to the CLK for MY2005 in the CLK500. The MY2005 CLK320 still had the 722.6 5-speed. Then, for MY2006, the M112 (CLK320) and M113 (CLK500) engines were rpelaced...
09-23-2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 11,848
Posted By Rudeney

The CLK350 does not have the charcoal filter,...

The CLK350 does not have the charcoal filter, only the V8s with the advanced ACC system have it. Your CLK350 only has the pollen filter, located under the hood, passenger side, above the battery.
09-23-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 506
Posted By Rudeney

The "ESP unavailable" message usually just means...

The "ESP unavailable" message usually just means that you need to reset the steering angle sensor. Glad you got it working! Those cut wires are something of a mystery. I would suggest rodents, but...
09-22-2018, 10:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 506
Posted By Rudeney

Per, I just posted the full wiring diagram int...

Per, I just posted the full wiring diagram int he thread. Hope that helps!
09-22-2018, 10:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 506
Posted By Rudeney

In case you need the full ESP wiring diagram: ...

In case you need the full ESP wiring diagram:

http://benzbits.com/w209/ESPwiringDiagram.pdf
09-21-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 545
Posted By Rudeney

The Coolstream CarpPro adapter might be an...

The Coolstream CarpPro adapter might be an option. I have on in the ML350, though it has the NTG 2.5 COMAND so it has more options, but I think it also will work on the NTG 2 system in your car.
09-21-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 506
Posted By Rudeney

Welcome to the forum! Please take a moment to...

Welcome to the forum! Please take a moment to visit the User Control Panel and update your profile to include your car model and year, and your location (at least country). This information will...
09-18-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 765
Posted By Rudeney

This also happens in other models that use the...

This also happens in other models that use the NTG 2.0 COMAND. My CLK550 did it, too. I would actually have to shut the ignition off completely to reset it. Once when it happened, I was a bit...
09-14-2018, 10:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 697
Posted By Rudeney

That basically means the SAM has detected it as...

That basically means the SAM has detected it as being a blown bulb. It flashes it a few times just to "be sure" and then shuts it off. Can you swap the wire at the SAM for the left and right lights...
09-14-2018, 10:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 453
Posted By Rudeney

Pasrt number is A2098850226. It will have to be...

Pasrt number is A2098850226. It will have to be painted.
09-10-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,227
Posted By Rudeney

Do check the coolant level. It should be at the...

Do check the coolant level. It should be at the top of the white section of the tank. If it needs a bit, top it off with distilled water. if it's very low, then a 50/50 mix of the appropriate...
09-08-2018, 10:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 611
Posted By Rudeney

Marc, find some money because it's going to cost...

Marc, find some money because it's going to cost you. Their are "alternative" ways to get a key programmed, but they are not much less expensive than ordering one from the dealer's parts counter,...
09-08-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 592
Posted By Rudeney

Engine mounts?

Engine mounts?
09-07-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 981
Posted By Rudeney

Welcome to the forum! Please take a moment to...

Welcome to the forum! Please take a moment to visit the User Control Panel and update your profile to include your car model and year, and your location (at least country). This information will...
09-06-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,520
Posted By Rudeney

These are the steps to change the country for the...

These are the steps to change the country for the instrument cluster:

1. Start DAS and establish communications with the vehicle.
2. Navigate to "Control Units" > "Information and...
09-05-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,153
Posted By Rudeney

I would guess that like any warranted item, as...

I would guess that like any warranted item, as long as the failure is within the warranty period, it will be covered no matter how many times it fails. Honestly, I am very surprised that MBZ is...
09-04-2018, 09:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,153
Posted By Rudeney

I have driven many old cars without power brakes....

I have driven many old cars without power brakes. Driving an SBC car without it working is many times worse!

BTW, got a letter in the mail today from MBUSA, along with a page insert for the...
09-04-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,601
Posted By Rudeney

You should have the alignment checked. The only...

You should have the alignment checked. The only adjustment most alignment shops can make is toe. There are special fluted bolts available to adjust camber, but before using those, I recommend...
08-30-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,970
Posted By Rudeney

Keep us posted as to how it goes!

Keep us posted as to how it goes!
08-24-2018, 11:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 636
Posted By Rudeney

The main wiring connector is the same, but HIDs...

The main wiring connector is the same, but HIDs also have a connection for the auto-leveling feature. And later models with the "steerable" HID lights will have another input for that feature. ...
08-22-2018, 09:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 636
Posted By Rudeney

One thing that I think did change along the way...

One thing that I think did change along the way is the number of fins on the grille. The earlier models used a 4-fin style, and later they went with a 3-fin style. But other than the number of fins,...
08-21-2018, 10:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 652
Posted By Rudeney

It could be the button. DO you get any messages...

It could be the button. DO you get any messages on the MFD when you press the button? If not, then it is the button. If you get a message like "key not detected", then it's a KeylessGo issue.
08-21-2018, 10:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 575
Posted By Rudeney

For future reference (or the next guy changing a...

For future reference (or the next guy changing a battery), raising the hood to the Service Position makes the job easier. To do this, press the red button on the left side hood strut and then lift...
08-19-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,764
Posted By Rudeney

Yes, you need to remove the panel. It's fairly...

Yes, you need to remove the panel. It's fairly easy:

http://benzbits.com/r230/HingeTrimPanel.pdf
08-19-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 469
Posted By Rudeney

There are no big worries on that engine and...

There are no big worries on that engine and transmission combo. If you find any oil leaks on top of the engine, it's likely the head cover gaskets, which are an easy fix. I would change the...
08-19-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,797
Posted By Rudeney

If you don't have one, spend the money to get a...

If you don't have one, spend the money to get a good scanner that can read MBZ-specific codes, such as the iCarsoft i980 or MBII, or the Autel MD802 Maxdiag Elite. The most common source of SRS...
08-17-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,987
Posted By Rudeney

I guess that is one of the limitations of the...

I guess that is one of the limitations of the CLK's monitoring system. Since it can't show pressures on individual tires, if one can't be read, all it can do is say "fix me". What is interesting is...
08-14-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 761
Posted By Rudeney

Yes, this happens to all the NTG 2.5 COMAND...

Yes, this happens to all the NTG 2.5 COMAND screens in all MBZ's. It has a special anti-reflective coating on it that easily scratches. I am guessing that this is the result of people trying to use...
08-13-2018, 11:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,797
Posted By Rudeney

You might want to look into the Sprint Booster. ...

You might want to look into the Sprint Booster. It isn't a tune per se, but it remaps the throttle in response to pedal input and can make a difference. Also, they did change the 722.9 transmission...
08-13-2018, 11:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,029
Posted By Rudeney

The analog speaker wiring is only connected to...

The analog speaker wiring is only connected to the HK amp in the trunk. Here its wiring diagram:

http://benzbits.com/w209/SoundAmplifierWIring.pdf

You'll need to run your own analog wiring...
08-13-2018, 11:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 665
Posted By Rudeney

Were the control arm frame bushings tightened...

Were the control arm frame bushings tightened with the car lifted? If so, that could be the problem. They are only to be tightened with the weight of the car on them.
08-08-2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,135
Posted By Rudeney

Part number is A2307900666 (right side) and...

Part number is A2307900666 (right side) and A2307900566 (left).

Assuming you are in the USA* it looks like you can get them for a bit over $100:
...
08-02-2018, 10:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,270
Posted By Rudeney

Not typically. It normally ends up in the...

Not typically. It normally ends up in the headliner of the roof. If it gets into the A-pillar then you see signs of it on seals at the side window and windshield header.
08-02-2018, 10:28 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,453
Posted By Rudeney

Yes, in fact, when the consumer (rear) battery is...

Yes, in fact, when the consumer (rear) battery is disconnected, the BCM will switch the starting battery into the circuit. to power the basic consumers. You do need both disconnected. And always...
08-01-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 964
Posted By Rudeney

Welcome to the forum! Please take a moment to...

Welcome to the forum! Please take a moment to visit the User Control Panel and complete your profile - add your car's model year and your location (at least country). This will appear on the left...
07-31-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,598
Posted By Rudeney

Your's is a MY2008, right? (BTW, you should add...

Your's is a MY2008, right? (BTW, you should add model year and location to your profile in the User Control Panel settings). Yours is an NTG 2.0 COMAND unit, so it might be slightly different from...
07-30-2018, 10:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,598
Posted By Rudeney

If you have the stalk, you have Linguitronic. ...

If you have the stalk, you have Linguitronic. Does the radio volume drop after you pull the stalk? If so, then it coudl be that the voice volume is truned down - just turn the volume wheel up when...
07-30-2018, 10:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 512
Posted By Rudeney

FYI, the under dash charcoal filter is only used...

FYI, the under dash charcoal filter is only used when you activate it via the button on the ACC panel. It may not need changing very often if you don't use it. Conversely, the dust filter over the...
07-29-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,508
Posted By Rudeney

You can get into the trunk using the manual key. ...

You can get into the trunk using the manual key. Insert it into the lock, turn it left (counter clockwise) then squeeze the handle.

In case you are interested in a bit of DIY, here's the vario...
07-28-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 655
Posted By Rudeney

No, they were all black. However, you might be...

No, they were all black. However, you might be able to refit it with a different color fabric. But that really isn't going to help with visibility because it's not about the color, but it's the...
07-28-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 467
Posted By Rudeney

Should be A2099182430 with color code 9051 for...

Should be A2099182430 with color code 9051 for black.
07-28-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,190
Posted By Rudeney

Just get a cheap aftermarket antenna and put it...

Just get a cheap aftermarket antenna and put it somewhere inside the car. One of those T-wire type antennas that come with home stereo receivers might work.
07-26-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 741
Posted By Rudeney

Hat happens when you press the red panic button...

Hat happens when you press the red panic button on the key fob? Does the alarm siren sound? If not, then you may have a dead ATA siren. That would cause the lights to flash after locking the car...
07-23-2018, 11:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,554
Posted By Rudeney

The fluid level can be checked yourself - it's...

The fluid level can be checked yourself - it's just a bit more complicated than pulling a dipstick. You have to lift the car enough to be able to get to the transmission pan drain plug AND have the...
07-23-2018, 10:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 945
Posted By Rudeney

The regulator is actually in the sender, which is...

The regulator is actually in the sender, which is on the left side of the tank. But 60 psi is fine. It should be between 3.7 and 4.2 bar ( 53.7 and 60.9 PSI). My guess is there is a fuel line leak...
07-19-2018, 11:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 875
Posted By Rudeney

The real problem is not with balance shaft...

The real problem is not with balance shaft itself, but the timing chain idler sprocket forged onto the front end of it. It does double duty by rotating the balance shaft and acting as an idler for...
07-19-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 496
Posted By Rudeney

You are in the wrong forum - your MY2015 C300 is...

You are in the wrong forum - your MY2015 C300 is a "W205". This is the "W209" forum for the MY2003-MY2009 CLK. You should post int he W205 forum for getting the best help with your car.
07-17-2018, 10:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,603
Posted By Rudeney

Looking at page 19 on the diagnostic aid for a...

Looking at page 19 on the diagnostic aid for a faulty S119, it does state "Top operates until pictured. Pump continues to run."
07-16-2018, 11:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,603
Posted By Rudeney

Here's a copy of the vario roof diagnostic aid: ...

Here's a copy of the vario roof diagnostic aid:

http://benzbits.com/r230/roof/VarioRoofDiagnosticAid.pdf

You stated:



Refer to page 19, dealing with switch S119. My guess is that is the...
07-15-2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 794
Posted By Rudeney

I checked documentation and the MY2007 SL600 does...

I checked documentation and the MY2007 SL600 does have the 722.6 5-speed, so yes, the conductor plate is a DIY, but you will still need to clear codes when done. I highly recommend investing in scan...
07-15-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 794
Posted By Rudeney

Hi Will - welcome to the forum! You need...

Hi Will - welcome to the forum!

You need another option in your poll: Niether - get a proper diagnosis first!

P2066 and P2069 are generic OBDII codes that simply indicate some sort of fault in...
07-12-2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 921
Posted By Rudeney

No problem removing the Bose amp. You will be...

No problem removing the Bose amp. You will be "breaking" the fiber optic loop when you remove the factory radio and amp. The TeleAid (a.k.a. mBrace) system does use that, so if you wanted to keep...
07-11-2018, 09:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 748
Posted By Rudeney

First of all, the windows should lower when you...

First of all, the windows should lower when you open the top unless you have the aftermarket SmartTop controller, in which case this is programmable. If you do not have a SmartTop controller, then...
07-10-2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,172
Posted By Rudeney

Waze + Escort (belt and suspenders).

Waze + Escort (belt and suspenders).
07-09-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 993
Posted By Rudeney

It's the red button on the trunk sill, to the...

It's the red button on the trunk sill, to the right of the latch. I think the official term in the owner's manual is "load assist". For cars with the hydraulic trunk open/close feature, the roof...
07-04-2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,158
Posted By Rudeney

A MY2004 CLK320 will have the M112 V6 engine and...

A MY2004 CLK320 will have the M112 V6 engine and 722.6 5-speed transmission. Post the VIN and I'll pull the data card fro you from EPC.
07-04-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 638
Posted By Rudeney

Mine was doing this, so I removed the light from...

Mine was doing this, so I removed the light from the trunk and took (i.e. cut) the lens off. I was expecting to find bad solders, broken wiring, or corrosion, but it was all just fine. I use...
07-02-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,065
Posted By Rudeney

Some of the benefits of the R231 SL550 is a much...

Some of the benefits of the R231 SL550 is a much more powerful turbocharged engine, plus a more modern infotainment system, and, if ABC maintenance is a concern, you can find them without that option...
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