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02-12-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 258
Posted By DFWdude

"Does a W212 Trunk work for a toddler and...

"Does a W212 Trunk work for a toddler and infant?" Sure thing. You should be able to stuff up to 28 toddlers in the trunk... or 45 newborn intants.:D Oh, wait... You're asking about space for car...
02-10-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 828
Posted By DFWdude

Several misconceptions here. The map database is...

Several misconceptions here. The map database is readily updatable beyond 2016, as already noted. Like zeemob, my 2016 has recently been updated to map version 2019 V19.0. In addition, version...
02-04-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,445
Posted By DFWdude

The Code H14 Burled Walnut Trim High Gloss in my...

The Code H14 Burled Walnut Trim High Gloss in my 2016 was horribly faded in just 2 years... It has since been replaced. This is the "before" view...
...
02-02-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,173
Posted By DFWdude

About warranties, I am more concerned about...

About warranties, I am more concerned about voiding the overall warranty that applies to important things, like engine, suspension, brakes, air conditioning. Make unauthorized changes in the...
02-02-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,173
Posted By DFWdude

And this post is "useful?" And this post "sticks...

And this post is "useful?" And this post "sticks with the facts?" And this post is "on-topic?"

MarcF, as a newbie here, you probably don't realize that your posts stifle constructive conversation...
02-01-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,173
Posted By DFWdude

Yup...What I have not been able to clarify is...

Yup...What I have not been able to clarify is whether Steps 2-3 (post #27) result in Comand APS NTG5.1, or not. I would like to confirm this, somehow.

See post #20... fleeno has an April, 2015...
01-18-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 730
Posted By DFWdude

My attempt at levity was based on personal...

My attempt at levity was based on personal experience, and reading the countless threads here about owners fed-up with broken rims, which is directly proportional to wheel diameter. I don't need to...
01-07-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 564
Posted By DFWdude

I've had my center console (facelift 2016) apart...

I've had my center console (facelift 2016) apart twice now to do similar work, and had no need to remove the actual knob at all. The knob and surrounding wood trim can be removed as a single unit.
...
12-19-2018, 11:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 949
Posted By DFWdude

There is some value in the achievement of one's...

There is some value in the achievement of one's own invention, which I have done dozens of times (see my avatar to left).

Besides, I couldn't find the OEM button for less than $21+. I can also...
11-17-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By DFWdude

https://em.wattpad.com/10e974c8eee6254a61966b512fa...

https://em.wattpad.com/10e974c8eee6254a61966b512fa46a7981f332cd/68747470733a2f2f73332e616d617a6f6e6177732e636f6d2f776174747061642d6d656469612d736572766963652f53746f7279496d6167652f65494d6a614c31754872...
11-13-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,358
Posted By DFWdude

For me there's no snobbery in it. My older C is...

For me there's no snobbery in it. My older C is very much a Mercedes-Benz. The C is not a sports car, but it is quite tossable when fun is needed. And it has held up well... Less than $800 in...
11-10-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By DFWdude

Are you sure that your cell phone isn't simply...

Are you sure that your cell phone isn't simply losing signal between towers? Sounds to me that when you enter dead spots, the radio resumes because you've lost signal and dropped the call. The...
11-07-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By DFWdude

Ummmm, slow down dude. You should get your front...

Ummmm, slow down dude. You should get your front end fixed first, so you can decide whether to keep the car.
11-05-2018, 09:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 515
Posted By DFWdude

1. The three year map update program begins with...

1. The three year map update program begins with the date the car is first put into service, and transfers with the vehicle to subsequent owners. The dealer will definitely be able to tell you this...
11-02-2018, 11:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 560
Posted By DFWdude

You can buy two 5-qt jugs of Mobil 1 0-40w at...

You can buy two 5-qt jugs of Mobil 1 0-40w at Walmart for $51, a genuine MB fleece filter at the dealer for $20, and you've accumulated $71 in receipts for parts. Do the work yourself, or pay an indy...
10-14-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 419
Posted By DFWdude

Great find. Thanks. For all the effort it...

Great find. Thanks.

For all the effort it takes to remove the front bumper and grill, it's funny to watch two guys just snap it in place in seconds...:eek:
10-10-2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 462
Posted By DFWdude

I've been using the topsider extractor for 18...

I've been using the topsider extractor for 18 years now on my older MB, and look forward to my first oil change on the W212 with it. That, plus topside access to the oil filter make oil/filter...
09-30-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 383
Posted By DFWdude

Not sure why this has devolved into a battery...

Not sure why this has devolved into a battery charger/maintainer thread. These cars should not require any charger.
09-26-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,142
Posted By DFWdude

My thoughts are simple... If the "350 E Class...

My thoughts are simple... If the "350 E Class runs perfectly" then leave it alone. Recommended service intervals are only that... RECOMMENDED.

The 20-something gal at the dentist office who cleans...
09-22-2018, 10:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 603
Posted By DFWdude

Thanks for all the help, everyone. :stick: ...

Thanks for all the help, everyone. :stick:

I've bought a set of these Philips DiamondVision bulbs from Amazon. They will be delivered Monday. I hope to install them and take a few pictures to post...
09-17-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 182
Posted By DFWdude

Wrong forum. Try the W213 forum.

Wrong forum. Try the W213 forum.
09-12-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 480
Posted By DFWdude

Sounds like we have two scenarios at play here....

Sounds like we have two scenarios at play here. Been there, done that, and remember it well. I once bought a new Nissan 300ZX 2+2, when I really wanted a 300ZX Turbo. I talked myself out of the...
09-10-2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 542
Posted By DFWdude

Mobil 1 Discount Coupon Code

Has anyone seen this current Mobil 1 discount promotion through Oct 31? (Okay, it's a rebate program.)

https://apfco.com/secure/R9798W/Info/Terms
09-10-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,880
Posted By DFWdude

From page 172 in the 2014 E350 Digital Manual... ...

From page 172 in the 2014 E350 Digital Manual...

Drive program E (drive program C on AMG vehicles) is characterized by the following:
- the vehicle pulling away more gently in forward and reverse...
09-03-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 180
Posted By DFWdude

They are not -- and never have been -- designed...

They are not -- and never have been -- designed to be visible to the driver, and actually would be a distraction if they were, especially at night. The turn indicator lights in the mirror -- first...
08-31-2018, 09:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,581
Posted By DFWdude

So I just got my 2016 back from the dealer.... no...

So I just got my 2016 back from the dealer.... no need to buy anything (like an A or B service). I received the same printout that Longroof received disclosing that the update was N.AMERICA 2019...
08-31-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,581
Posted By DFWdude

The 3-year map update program applies from the...

The 3-year map update program applies from the date the vehicle is placed in service (vehicle dependent, not owner dependent) and goes with the vehicle. Be sure to take your second hand car to a...
08-30-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,001
Posted By DFWdude

Financing for a used car never offers an...

Financing for a used car never offers an advantageous financing rate, so I declined the financing offer before the pitch... Try to buy the car with cash or have a loan approved through your credit...
08-27-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,581
Posted By DFWdude

Well, I called the dealer today, to learn that...

Well, I called the dealer today, to learn that the service rep who told me I didn't need an update was no longer there... Good riddance...

My new service rep volunteered a notation in my car...
08-27-2018, 12:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,001
Posted By DFWdude

If you are here in Texas, you should become...

If you are here in Texas, you should become familiar with this site, based in Dallas... www.texascarsdirect.com (https://mbworld.org/forums/www.texascarsdirect.com) They sell almost exclusively...
08-26-2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,001
Posted By DFWdude

Googling a bit, I think you will find the the...

Googling a bit, I think you will find the the E300 (72.9") and the Outback (72.4") to be the within 1/2" of the same width (discounting mirrors). That's hardly worth discussing, except the mirrors...
08-17-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,434
Posted By DFWdude

I would be tempted to try this product I found a...

I would be tempted to try this product I found a couple months ago. If it works to preserve the color on your outdoor pink flamingo flock, it should have some positive effect on the wool.

Have not...
08-02-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 377
Posted By DFWdude

Perhaps living in a higher latitude (Chicagoland)...

Perhaps living in a higher latitude (Chicagoland) the sun is at a lower angle coming through your windshield compared with here in Dallas. The sun is brutal here in the Summer, when the Sun is at...
07-31-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 307
Posted By DFWdude

Did you get any alarms in the dash display? I've...

Did you get any alarms in the dash display? I've gotten the danger of roll away display before, and I think it went to neutral, too. I was in the garage, with the car in reverse, but something...
07-30-2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By DFWdude

My 2001 MB has this feature and works a charm to...

My 2001 MB has this feature and works a charm to this day. On my 2016 it's even more seamless in operation.

It's another of those features standard on a Mercedes for so long, it's hardly promoted...
07-30-2018, 02:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 432
Posted By DFWdude

Yes, anywhere you can get capillary action to...

Yes, anywhere you can get capillary action to draw the glue under the star. Just be quick putting the glue there, and be quick to wipe away any excess.
07-25-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 432
Posted By DFWdude

In this case just any cheap Super Glue will work...

In this case just any cheap Super Glue will work best, not the ultra fast setting kind.
07-25-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 432
Posted By DFWdude

Here's how to fix it. You'l need: 1) 4"...

Here's how to fix it. You'l need:

1) 4" square piece of aluminum foil
2) A thin sewing needle
3) Some fresh super glue
4) a small bit of kitchen paper towel

Place the aluminum foil on a...
07-23-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 769
Posted By DFWdude

I placed 6" of an old towel under the back edge...

I placed 6" of an old towel under the back edge of my Weathertech trunk liner and fold the remainder into the trunk on top of the liner. The Weathertech holds it in place, and I can deploy the towel...
07-22-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 12,074
Posted By DFWdude

How many here periodically check the water level...

How many here periodically check the water level in the batteries, and top off with distilled water? The factory battery in my C-Class was replaced with another factory battery some 8 years ago. ...
07-20-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,065
Posted By DFWdude

In my car, that button engages the Flux...

In my car, that button engages the Flux Capacitor... :D

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/732x975/flux_capacitor_buttonf_f09cce91da4ed9d8910b357a010f23611db79465.jpg
07-19-2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 350
Posted By DFWdude

While mine was being done, I watched as a pickup...

While mine was being done, I watched as a pickup truck had its whole windshield film removed in the next bay. The owner was clearly pissed as he told the technician, "OK, make it legal."
07-19-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 993
Posted By DFWdude

Well, this is where joining the DIY tinkerers...

Well, this is where joining the DIY tinkerers here comes in handy. In nearly 20-years of owning a MB, I've never paid $300 for a dealer oil change. Yes, these cars take more oil (2-3 qts more than a...
07-19-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 993
Posted By DFWdude

Welcome aboard. I hope you find what you need. ...

Welcome aboard. I hope you find what you need.

The key to reading these forums -- and any car forum for that matter -- is to take whatever you read with a grain of salt. The average Mercedes owner...
07-19-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By DFWdude

Storage box only responds to something/someone...

Storage box only responds to something/someone kicking the latch. Just sayin... I think front passengers cross their legs as a reflex cause they can't drive.

On the 1:10,000 chance the latch is...
07-18-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 350
Posted By DFWdude

35% will work fine if your goal is to block UV on...

35% will work fine if your goal is to block UV on the sensitive wood triim in the dash, since I am told all tints block UV regardless of percentage density. The shop offered to install 5% limo tint...
07-11-2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,238
Posted By DFWdude

Please re-read my earlier post. Your car is...

Please re-read my earlier post. Your car is semi-awake at all times. There is a small fan in the overhead console that blows air over a cabin air sensor. It works 24/x7x365xXX years. The anti-theft...
07-10-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,238
Posted By DFWdude

If you haven't already, I would first check the...

If you haven't already, I would first check the charge in the remote battery, or just install a fresh battery. Then, remove the button and blow out the ignition socket with Computer Air, and then...
07-09-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,949
Posted By DFWdude

I have a friend who's retired to a secluded, Blue...

I have a friend who's retired to a secluded, Blue Ridge mountain top in North Carolina... the 3-mile road to his home entirely paved with gravel. A bra on his Suburu Outback makes perfect sense in...
06-29-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,668
Posted By DFWdude

... For Months, I've wondered what this useless...

...
For Months, I've wondered what this useless Graphic was for. Now I know...
...
06-26-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 290
Posted By DFWdude

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/640x428/43_9cf1acd380931f0eb9f21bc9938f09ebcd967477.jpg

I would not be in such a hurry to swap out that center spoke trim... I have the (code...
06-18-2018, 09:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,937
Posted By DFWdude

Is there a modern replacement for fiberglass that...

Is there a modern replacement for fiberglass that can be used in this application? I agree that the fold-down rear seats are not completely sealed, and thus, my concern is that small bits of...
06-10-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,093
Posted By DFWdude

I'm in the Dallas area. If you are in TX, you...

I'm in the Dallas area. If you are in TX, you should take a look at this place that specializes in off-lease return Mercedes-Benz... https://www.texascarsdirect.com/ You will find several 2013-2016...
05-27-2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 17,195
Posted By DFWdude

I have seen no issues with using Fuse #9. The...

I have seen no issues with using Fuse #9. The star lights up when the ignition is on, and turns off (and stays off) when ignition is off. It's the fuse for the cigarette lighter, so it only energizes...
05-25-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,246
Posted By DFWdude

No, they are not real, and have never been real....

No, they are not real, and have never been real. They assume you're willing to pay 3-times the price for an up-market car, so you must have more money than brains. Can't really blame them for this,...
05-20-2018, 08:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,846
Posted By DFWdude

Curious to learn how kirealjim made out on this. ...

Curious to learn how kirealjim made out on this.

I own both a 2014 Hyundai Sonata and a 2016 E350. My garage is really bi-polar...The Hyundai looks at the Benz and says, "Yea, but I'm much more...
04-09-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 10,305
Posted By DFWdude

I learned with my earlier Mercedes purchase from...

I learned with my earlier Mercedes purchase from new (2001), that MBs depreciate like mad (nearly half) during the first two years. I have an acquainance who became irate to find that his brand new...
04-04-2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,046
Posted By DFWdude

Well, this project is done. Thanks to all for the...

Well, this project is done. Thanks to all for the suggestions. Not only do I have a 4-port USB hub, but also a two finger-wide cubbyhole for spare change. What a way to use a worthless ashtray...
...
11-09-2012, 02:28 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 34,885
Posted By DFWdude

People continue to ask how "difficult" these...

People continue to ask how "difficult" these badges are to install. It's quite easy... In fact you will spend more time opening the driver's side door, bending down to trip the hood release below...
10-09-2010, 04:44 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 34,885
Posted By DFWdude

Some of you have written to ask if my badges fit...

Some of you have written to ask if my badges fit the W204 Luxury sedans with the solid Chrome style base mount. The short answer is YES. My WHITE STAR Flat Badge will fit all variants of the W204...
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