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Yesterday, 07:19 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By bobterry99

Apart from an engine that makes close to 500...

Apart from an engine that makes close to 500 horsepower, the other great feature is also widely unappreciated and misunderstood by owners: the Active Body Control (ABC) suspension. ABC allows the...
06-14-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 234
Posted By bobterry99

The 38-socket and 16-socket connectors are...

The 38-socket and 16-socket connectors are mutually exclusive: if your car has one type, then it hasn't got the other.

Diagnostic socket #13 for the tranny is in the 16-socket connector.
06-14-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 234
Posted By bobterry99

I'll guess that this is not the case, but perhaps...

I'll guess that this is not the case, but perhaps a stored fault code will prevent the module from engaging 5th gear. Otherwise, a replacement module needs no reset or adaptation to another vehicle....
06-10-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 614
Posted By bobterry99

I think it's worth knowing that there are c....

I think it's worth knowing that there are c. 85-90 fuses and they are in no fewer than 6 locations. Apart from the two fuse boxes under the hood and the one behind the right-side seat, there are...
06-08-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,163
Posted By bobterry99

Maybe like the experience of getting a tattoo is...

Maybe like the experience of getting a tattoo is for some people -- a predilection for customizing or making a change perceived as an "upgrade" be it to their body or a trivial component of their...
06-08-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,163
Posted By bobterry99

I don't understand why one wouldn't simply get a...

I don't understand why one wouldn't simply get a conventional bulb of type C5W which was original to the car. It should last a decade or longer and obviates any concerns associated with circuit...
06-07-2019, 06:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,561
Posted By bobterry99

I'll just comment that Mercedes designers were...

I'll just comment that Mercedes designers were forced to make the MY2009 styling changes to meet pedestrian safety regulations. Absent those regulations it seems likely they would have left the look...
05-28-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,547
Posted By bobterry99

Apparently he is not doing that. Here is the...

Apparently he is not doing that.

Here is the diagnostic manual for your engine: http://manual.startekinfo.com/manual/JSP/e4/9_4/m11.jsp. There are several codes associated with the EVAP system,...
05-23-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 487
Posted By bobterry99

I would use a 12mm wrench to crack open the fuel...

I would use a 12mm wrench to crack open the fuel lines atop the distributor to see if fuel comes forth while the engine cranks. If it does, a further check would be to pull injectors and look for...
05-21-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 668
Posted By bobterry99

This suggests that the roof controller is not...

This suggests that the roof controller is not seeing that the trunk lid's rotary latch is in the open position.

Check the latch. Open it if it is closed; if it is open and still no joy, then I...
05-12-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,234
Posted By bobterry99

My instructions fail to state that once the four...

My instructions fail to state that once the four hydraulic lines are removed the retaining plate should be re-installed prior to operating the roof control. This way #100 and the other lines will...
05-12-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 515
Posted By bobterry99

The experiences of R230 owners who participate at...

The experiences of R230 owners who participate at MBWorld is too small a sample to be statistically significant. Instead, rely on your common sense.

Companies that underwrite policies for R230s...
05-08-2019, 11:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,139
Posted By bobterry99

My solution to that problem is to put my Dell in...

My solution to that problem is to put my Dell in "Stand By" mode when my work is complete. Once I resume work the diagnostic software, WIS, and Web ETM are already loaded and ready to run.
04-29-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Posted By bobterry99

If you get a steady light either: (a) you are not...

If you get a steady light either: (a) you are not following proper procedure, or (b) for some reason the controller is not outputting diagnostics.

You should suspect your OVP relay. But taking it...
04-29-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 384
Posted By bobterry99

I can't be certain I would have the correct...

I can't be certain I would have the correct voltages without knowing your VIN. At any rate, the primary status I would be interested in is whether or not the engine controller is running its idle...
04-29-2019, 02:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 384
Posted By bobterry99

I would look at values associated with the...

I would look at values associated with the accelerator pedal. I'd be particularly interested in knowing if the engine management controller recognized that the throttle was in its idle position. ...
04-28-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,362
Posted By bobterry99

The voltage is high 90% of the time and low 10%....

The voltage is high 90% of the time and low 10%. Therefore, M-B regards your duty cycle to be 10%, and the diagnostic manual explains what this means and the troubleshooting steps to follow up with:...
04-26-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 288
Posted By bobterry99

Since all fuses are good, the only recourse I can...

Since all fuses are good, the only recourse I can think of is to read codes from the ASR/ABS controller. For that you need a $300 Star Diagnosis (SDS) clone available from aliexpress.com or its...
04-24-2019, 10:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,092
Posted By bobterry99

I would see if the HGS module is receiving the...

I would see if the HGS module is receiving the signal from the "D" switch on the shifter gate.

You remove the electrical connector to the HGS switch and use a multimeter to check continuity...
04-20-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,362
Posted By bobterry99

Unless a rotor shows an obvious defect I would...

Unless a rotor shows an obvious defect I would not be inclined to replace it.

For distributor caps it is recommended to go with Beru. I don't see how, but there are fewer problems with Beru than...
04-15-2019, 02:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 803
Posted By bobterry99

My personal choice would have been to send the...

My personal choice would have been to send the leaking cylinder to Top Hydraulics in Oregon for a rebuild at a cost of perhaps $100.

The instructions for removing and replacing the cylinder are in...
04-12-2019, 11:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,739
Posted By bobterry99

I think you have lost your way and don't realize...

I think you have lost your way and don't realize that you are in the wrong forum. This forum is dedicated to the R230 chassis where it isn't "bad form" to criticize the styling of other Mercedes...
03-31-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 628
Posted By bobterry99

This might be sensible advice for someone who...

This might be sensible advice for someone who takes their car to the dealer for every little repair, but it's nonsensical for the typical reader of this forum.
03-29-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,739
Posted By bobterry99

After watching that video I am no longer in favor...

After watching that video I am no longer in favor of capital punishment. A fate worse than death would be solitary confinement and non-stop Doug DeMuro videos with hearing him punctuate the end of...
03-15-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 208
Posted By bobterry99

A replacement module should work fine unless it...

A replacement module should work fine unless it has a stored fault code which inhibits roof operation. If that is the case, then the code simply must be erased.
03-14-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 674
Posted By bobterry99

According to a friend on aliexpress.com for $200...

According to a friend on aliexpress.com for $200 you can buy a kit which includes all the software pre-installed on a Dell D630-compatible hard drive, all the necessary cables, and a C3 multiplexer. ...
03-10-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By bobterry99

I would drill out as much of what remains of the...

I would drill out as much of what remains of the sheared "bolt" in hopes that this adequately destroys the latch to allow you to pull the roof up and out. If that fails, then I would cut away the...
03-01-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,908
Posted By bobterry99

And what about the center speaker? I'm...

And what about the center speaker?

I'm inclined to believe anyone who thinks they've heard great audio in a car has never listened to a really good home system like the one pictured. Maybe they...
03-01-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,908
Posted By bobterry99

A shop may have quoted you a high price, but you...

A shop may have quoted you a high price, but you needn't pay a lot. This $97 interface reportedly works with the SL, though it does not explicitly say so: ...
02-28-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 526
Posted By bobterry99

I think readers of this thread have interpreted...

I think readers of this thread have interpreted this statement differently. For me you are describing a lateral left/right motion which would be unrelated to ABC but may suggest badly worn...
02-27-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,908
Posted By bobterry99

An aftermarket install which incorporates an...

An aftermarket install which incorporates an optical interface which permits retention of the original amp and speakers should sound great with no loss of sound quality. As far as I know there is no...
02-27-2019, 12:05 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,908
Posted By bobterry99

I have two earlier versions of COMAND than yours,...

I have two earlier versions of COMAND than yours, and I think they are both very difficult to see in bright light. Possibly what you perceive as a faded screen is normal for your COMAND? If not, you...
02-26-2019, 10:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,908
Posted By bobterry99

State of the art audio? Since I presume that is...

State of the art audio? Since I presume that is the question asked, I'll give the off-topic reply.

The home audio system I have now was put together in 2007. The speakers are c. 35 years old, the...
02-23-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 323
Posted By bobterry99

So true, and when a newbie seeks a recommendation...

So true, and when a newbie seeks a recommendation for a diagnostic tool I suggest that members of this forum only mention iCarsoft and other alternatives with the caveat that they are markedly...
01-31-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,657
Posted By bobterry99

To achieve greater agility modern fighter...

To achieve greater agility modern fighter aircraft are inherently unstable in flight. Without computer control such a plane is unflyable and would crash.

Not dissimilarly, to achieve ride comfort...
01-17-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 374
Posted By bobterry99

From within the soft top storage compartment you...

From within the soft top storage compartment you can loosen three nuts and adjust the height of the latch. Raising the latch will reduce the force required to lock the top down.
01-15-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,399
Posted By bobterry99

Once the engine is started the alternator powers...

Once the engine is started the alternator powers the vehicle electrical system. Only under extraordinary circumstances could the battery be an issue.

A Dell D630 laptop with no hard drive is...
01-15-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,399
Posted By bobterry99

The voltages you measured are fine. What...

The voltages you measured are fine.

What occurred may be a one time event that happened for no apparent reason and does not repeat itself. I would drive the car.
01-11-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,731
Posted By bobterry99

As an aside, why are you interjecting your ride...

As an aside, why are you interjecting your ride issue into a discussion of SL55 vs. SL550? Had you not considered starting your own topic?

To your issue, with a reasonably-good understanding of...
01-09-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,731
Posted By bobterry99

The MY2007 revision to ABC engineered some of the...

The MY2007 revision to ABC engineered some of the cost out of the system, and that included eliminating the "return" accumulator which had been part of the rear valve block. So, the revised system...
01-06-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,782
Posted By bobterry99

Since this thread has quieted, I'll address the...

Since this thread has quieted, I'll address the notion that later 129s under DaimlerChrysler became cheaper and implicitly of lower quality:

As I have now learned, the rear bumper on a later car...
12-29-2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,782
Posted By bobterry99

Advances in manufacturing techniques and engine...

Advances in manufacturing techniques and engine management technology allows the M113 to do more than the M119 with less. From the perspective of an engineer who has worked in manufacturing, I call...
12-19-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,731
Posted By bobterry99

I strongly disagree. On the Benzworld forum...

I strongly disagree.

On the Benzworld forum there is a moderator who goes by "MAVA". His experience repairing Mercedes transmissions is extensive, and his in-depth knowledge seems to be...
12-16-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 602
Posted By bobterry99

When you press the "Panic" button the key...

When you press the "Panic" button the key transmits an RF signal to the antenna amplifier located behind the dash at the right-side "A" pillar. That signal is then relayed to the ignition switch...
12-15-2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,490
Posted By bobterry99

The cost should not be high. I advise you to...

The cost should not be high. I advise you to either:
Find another mechanic.
Take charge of repair matters yourself as many on this forum have done.
Sell this '09 and purchase a car that you can...
12-11-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 602
Posted By bobterry99

That is a critical detail absent from your...

That is a critical detail absent from your initial post. I'll reply again to this thread on Saturday if your problem remains unresolved at that time.
11-13-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 440
Posted By bobterry99

All locking elements work on both pressure and...

All locking elements work on both pressure and vacuum. If your turn signal lights lamp once or three times depending upon whether you are locking or unlocking the vehicle, then it seems likely your...
11-09-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,334
Posted By bobterry99

There are various software key generators...

There are various software key generators available, and if you purchase a hard drive with pre-installed software those generators are typically included. With them you can set the software...
10-17-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,092
Posted By bobterry99

It resides with the other electronics under a...

It resides with the other electronics under a plastic cover in the right-rear engine compartment. Atop it is a black plastic knob which you twist to remove it. The module should have a white label...
08-29-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,113
Posted By bobterry99

I do not know what a "Belkin" connection is....

I do not know what a "Belkin" connection is. Perhaps your configuration is coupling AC noise from the cigarette lighter directly to the AUX input.

I simply have one cord from the cigarette lighter...
08-27-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 699
Posted By bobterry99

You could download the video from YouTube and...

You could download the video from YouTube and play it backwards on your PC to derive instructions on how to open the roof.

I suggest you invest $300 in a Star Diagnosis kit from aliexpress.com,...
08-24-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 456
Posted By bobterry99

You can spend $350 on a Star Diagnosis kit which...

You can spend $350 on a Star Diagnosis kit which you do not need. Alternatively, invest a couple bucks in either an automotive test light or 12-volt LED which will allow you to read diagnostic codes...
08-20-2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 469
Posted By bobterry99

I have edited one of your photos to identify the...

I have edited one of your photos to identify the piston (red circle) and the rod (yellow rectangle).

The rod is attached to the piston, and both move, of course. The rod seal is stationary and...
08-09-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 636
Posted By bobterry99

The problem is surely contamination of a valve...

The problem is surely contamination of a valve block. A pair of 15-minute Rodeo Routines executed back-to-back has the potential to fix the problem. Otherwise valve block replacement or rebuild is...
07-17-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,210
Posted By bobterry99

Since wiring or the ABC controller could be...

Since wiring or the ABC controller could be faulty, I would not replace the pressure sensor without doing some basic electrical measurements. I would begin by checking that 5 volts DC is being...
07-17-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,603
Posted By bobterry99

I believe it is highly unlikely that S119 is the...

I believe it is highly unlikely that S119 is the problem.

Actually, I believe there is an exception: when the side flaps are being folded in or out the valve block's "main valve" is de-energized;...
07-14-2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,002
Posted By bobterry99

The diagnostic manuals are here: ...

The diagnostic manuals are here: http://manual.startekinfo.com/manual/JSP/ba3/content.jsp. To retrieve codes on a '94 or '95 car you can use a 12-volt LED or test lamp.
07-14-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,002
Posted By bobterry99

Presuming your module is powered your only...

Presuming your module is powered your only recourse is to have the it scanned for diagnostic codes. The presence of a code may be disabling operation.

For a '96 and newer model Star Diagnosis is...
06-04-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,325
Posted By bobterry99

While the starter battery can assist a weak...

While the starter battery can assist a weak consumer battery, the BNS module is not programmed for the reverse scenario. However, the following procedure can be used for a strong consumer battery to...
06-02-2018, 06:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 913
Posted By bobterry99

I presume you have at least one code for this...

I presume you have at least one code for this problem and used an OBD-II reader which is incapable of interrogating the ABC suspension controller to retrieve codes.

I'll guess the fault is a...
05-13-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,760
Posted By bobterry99

This unit has been purchased by a number of...

This unit has been purchased by a number of people and has been satisfactory:...
04-23-2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,760
Posted By bobterry99

Your really need to read the diagnostic codes...

Your really need to read the diagnostic codes that triggered the fault indication. You can do that with a $110 iCarsoft I980 or a $325 Star Diagnosis system. Unless you are on a budget the more...
04-18-2018, 10:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 854
Posted By bobterry99

I believe you are correct, and "he" is wrong. ...

I believe you are correct, and "he" is wrong. But you can't conclude the fan assembly you got is faulty without verifying the control signal from the engine ECU is valid by measuring its DC voltage....
04-12-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,332
Posted By bobterry99

When you start the engine the ABC controller...

When you start the engine the ABC controller monitors the rise in hydraulic pressure. If a threshold is not achieved in a given time you will get a warning like you saw. If this is the case it...
04-01-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 594
Posted By bobterry99

In a stock audio system fuse C powers the...

In a stock audio system fuse C powers the amplifier located in the right footwell (picture). I'd unplug the amp and see if the fuse still blows. If it doesn't, then the amp is suspect.
...
03-28-2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,027
Posted By bobterry99

I would try operations with the engine running. ...

I would try operations with the engine running. Presuming that makes no difference, I would then have the engine off and listen for whether the pump runs when you press the switch. If it runs,...
02-13-2018, 03:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,750
Posted By bobterry99

Yes. The document states, "the battery cutoff...

Yes. The document states, "the battery cutoff relay is controlled depending on the state of the on-board electrical system." The on-board electrical system is powered by the consumer battery and...
01-14-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 461
Posted By bobterry99

If the instrument cluster temperature gauge is...

If the instrument cluster temperature gauge is displaying a plausible temperature, then it is a quirk in Star Diagnosis; otherwise it is an issue with the coolant temperature sensor, wiring, or the...
12-22-2017, 11:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 724
Posted By bobterry99

It would be far cheaper to purchase a set of...

It would be far cheaper to purchase a set of pressure gauges at an auto parts store than to pay a dealer. Also, any general repair facility can read the refrigerant pressures in your vehicle.
...
12-19-2017, 01:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 724
Posted By bobterry99

Those pressure readings are all wrong -- both are...

Those pressure readings are all wrong -- both are too low. With the compressor off you should see around 6 bar, and with it running perhaps 15. When the reading is 6 I suppose the command signal to...
12-08-2017, 02:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,659
Posted By bobterry99

I don't know what temperature the fan is supposed...

I don't know what temperature the fan is supposed to switch on. It may be c. 100 degrees. On my car they are not on at 90. W140 and R129 cars have auxiliary fans to assist engine cooling, and they...
11-26-2017, 08:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 346
Posted By bobterry99

There are two arguments against your case. ...

There are two arguments against your case.

1. Pressure can only build if the fuel pump is running. The pump only runs for a second or two, and then the engine starts. If the bad fuel filter were...
10-28-2017, 07:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,571
Posted By bobterry99

That's not good. You may have a power supply...

That's not good. You may have a power supply problem or a faulty injection controller.

I would remove the connector to the injection controller and see that it is powered by measuring voltages...
10-28-2017, 10:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,658
Posted By bobterry99

The connector has 84 sockets (picture). Circuit...

The connector has 84 sockets (picture). Circuit 15R is wired to #29, circuit 15 to #1, and chassis ground to #84.
...
10-26-2017, 11:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,658
Posted By bobterry99

The SRS controller is powered directly from the...

The SRS controller is powered directly from the ignition switch when the switch is in position 1 ("15R"), and in position 2 it gains an additional feed ("15") from the switch through a fuse. I...
10-15-2017, 04:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 303
Posted By bobterry99

In late '93/early '94 the source of the...

In late '93/early '94 the source of the speedometer speed signal changed from an inductive sensor on the transmission to a signal from the ABS/ASR controller. The voltage of those two signal sources...
10-13-2017, 07:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 421
Posted By bobterry99

I think it is likely a bad solder joint on the...

I think it is likely a bad solder joint on the circuit board and an easy fix. If you were to disassemble your cluster and post a photo of the circuit board I can suggest the area of the board where...
09-24-2017, 10:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 842
Posted By bobterry99

I presume the difference in measurements is a...

I presume the difference in measurements is a coincidence. If not, then there is some anomaly that must be investigated.

I suppose by far the most likely cause of this is a faulty roof controller...
09-11-2017, 10:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,571
Posted By bobterry99

The MAS controller is faulty.

The MAS controller is faulty.
09-03-2017, 09:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,413
Posted By bobterry99

The shims are on the legs. To be clear, a leg is...

The shims are on the legs. To be clear, a leg is one of the four prongs that protrude from the hard top and insert into a latch. The shim can be a thin piece of metal that comes from Mercedes, or...
08-16-2017, 02:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 526
Posted By bobterry99

You have a '94 car so the insulation on the wires...

You have a '94 car so the insulation on the wires in the engine harness may be crumbling not always easy to tell because the wires are in a harness but you can look at them at the point they come out...
08-12-2017, 11:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 281
Posted By bobterry99

I have the notion that you need Mercedes' Star...

I have the notion that you need Mercedes' Star Diagnosis System to accomplish this reset. I down I-85 from you in nearby Larryville. I am sending you a PM.
07-04-2017, 08:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 359
Posted By bobterry99

The M119 motor in that car is legendary for its...

The M119 motor in that car is legendary for its durability and longevity.

Are you sure this vehicle needs a pump motor? Have the fuse and control relay been checked?

I have a complete used...
06-17-2017, 10:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 465
Posted By bobterry99

Reading codes from the SRS controller will...

Reading codes from the SRS controller will diagnose the problem. On a '94 and later car you need Star Diagnosis (SDS) or an equivalent system to do that for the SRS. Alternatively, you may choose...
06-13-2017, 10:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 567
Posted By bobterry99

Your valve appears to be moving around 3mm. Have...

Your valve appears to be moving around 3mm. Have a look at an open valve with a 6mm wooden dowel inserted to gauge its displacement (attached screenshot from this German site...
06-10-2017, 09:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 489
Posted By bobterry99

Two hydraulic cylinders (left and right) raise...

Two hydraulic cylinders (left and right) raise the back window "fabric bow". There is a limit switch on the rod of the left cylinder which closes when the bow is completely raised. I suggest you...
06-07-2017, 11:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 351
Posted By bobterry99

Doing this simply causes the system to add and...

Doing this simply causes the system to add and subtract hydraulic fluid from each of the four suspension struts -- a process that typically occurs regularly when you drive your car. So the answer to...
06-04-2017, 08:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 605
Posted By bobterry99

The same switch that controls the outside mirrors...

The same switch that controls the outside mirrors controls the rearview mirror on a '95 and earlier car. Rotate the mirror control switch to the middle of its 3 positions.
05-23-2017, 10:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 505
Posted By bobterry99

This thread...

This thread (http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r129-sl-class/2673850-testing-top-switches-1999-where-controller.html#post14710874) explains how to test the functionality of all of the limit switches. ...
05-22-2017, 09:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 544
Posted By bobterry99

Mercedes considers the engine ECU to be an...

Mercedes considers the engine ECU to be an anti-theft component, and it is designed to work with just one vehicle. If you buy a used ECU for your vehicle it will not work without some sort of...
05-10-2017, 06:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 514
Posted By bobterry99

Since you are asking the question, the answer is...

Since you are asking the question, the answer is "yes". To learn why read this (https://mbworld.org/forums/sl-class-r230/658199-want-purchase-r230-don-t-know-where-begin.html) and this...
03-22-2017, 08:40 AM
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Posted By bobterry99

Yes.

Yes.
03-15-2017, 01:00 PM
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Posted By bobterry99

Refer to the attachment.

Refer to the attachment.
03-14-2017, 03:06 PM
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Posted By bobterry99

Both of us have the correct part number for an...

Both of us have the correct part number for an expansion hose that is #380 in the R230 EPC. The difference is you posted the price of the more expensive SL55 part; I chose the more common SL500 part...
03-14-2017, 01:40 PM
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Views: 4,986
Posted By bobterry99

I decided to investigate, because I was not aware...

I decided to investigate, because I was not aware of a hose incorporating a dampener, and I was curious about price and wondered if prices really are high.

Hose 230-320-74-53 is #380 in the EPC...
03-01-2017, 07:51 PM
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Posted By bobterry99

There is no neutral-safety switch. The shifter...

There is no neutral-safety switch. The shifter signals the selected position on the CAN communication network.

If I am not mistaken when you turn the ignition key to position 3 a hard-wired...
02-08-2017, 02:32 PM
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Posted By bobterry99

There are 4 accumulators. If the front or rear...

There are 4 accumulators. If the front or rear accumulator that supplies fluid to the struts has failed, then when traversing some bumps and pot holes an error message will show in the cluster, and...
02-02-2017, 02:06 PM
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Views: 12,047
Posted By bobterry99

According to the PDF you must erase the fault...

According to the PDF you must erase the fault codes to clear the message. To do that, once Star Diagnosis is connected to your vehicle from the main menus choose:
Control Units > Body > BNS > Fault...
02-01-2017, 09:58 PM
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Views: 12,047
Posted By bobterry99

This $240 system...

This $240 system...
01-26-2017, 01:49 PM
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Posted By bobterry99

I don't think you are going to get any useful...

I don't think you are going to get any useful information from this forum without specifying what fuse is blowing and the model year of your vehicle.
01-20-2017, 03:24 PM
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Views: 1,142
Posted By bobterry99

Only ABC is truly active. The other two systems...

Only ABC is truly active. The other two systems you mention and dozen others are considered semi-active.
01-17-2017, 11:13 AM
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Views: 808
Posted By bobterry99

I would familiarize myself with the diagnostic...

I would familiarize myself with the diagnostic manual (http://manual.startekinfo.com/manual/JSP/e2/2_1/content.jsp) for this engine. I would check diagnostic codes on socket 3 for the fuel injection...
11-04-2016, 04:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 326
Posted By bobterry99

This is a common problem, and the solution is...

This is a common problem, and the solution is well-established: remove the cluster from the vehicle, open it up, and replace the 470uF capacitor on the main circuit board. It is by far the largest...
08-11-2016, 12:39 PM
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Views: 3,369
Posted By bobterry99

I marked-up the diagram with what a user on...

I marked-up the diagram with what a user on another forum named "bayhas" determined on his SL500.

The tee circled in red is evidently in the trunk. The green pneumatic line runs from the trunk...
08-09-2016, 11:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 615
Posted By bobterry99

I am unaware of the existence of a filter or a...

I am unaware of the existence of a filter or a maintenance interval for changing the power steering fluid. The power steering and ABC hydraulic system pumps are combined into a single unit -- a...
08-08-2016, 08:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,447
Posted By bobterry99

It may be completely implausible, but in theory...

It may be completely implausible, but in theory if an accumulator were to lose some of its nitrogen gas I suppose the difference in fluid volume it holds between pressurized and unpressurized states...
08-07-2016, 01:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,928
Posted By bobterry99

Are you sure about that? Look at the...

Are you sure about that?

Look at the hydraulic diagram you posted. The pressure sensor B4/5 measures the system supply pressure at the pressure supply valve block. You can plainly see that if...
07-10-2016, 08:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,287
Posted By bobterry99

The starter motor will not engage unless the gear...

The starter motor will not engage unless the gear selector is recognized as being in "P" or "N". You should be able to plainly discern this by looking at the status in the instrument cluster.
06-23-2016, 02:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,018
Posted By bobterry99

No, I do not think so. Your A/C compressor...

No, I do not think so.

Your A/C compressor should be running continuously, and assuming that it is the evaporator temperature of 27-degrees is too high. This would suggest that the system has a...
01-17-2009, 10:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,056
Posted By bobterry99

It is simple and quick to disable this message...

It is simple and quick to disable this message with the Star Diagnosis System. One goes to the "Troubleshooting by means of complaints or symptoms" menu for the instrument cluster and follow the...
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