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06-09-2019, 05:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,656
Posted By tusabes

If you have the trunk lid with power closing you...

If you have the trunk lid with power closing you have gas struts not springs

the springs were only on cars without hydraulic power closing trunk
03-10-2019, 12:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 398
Posted By tusabes

the reed valve under passenger windshield is not...

the reed valve under passenger windshield is not the cause of this leak . The cl has a trunk leak problem as well , many people have claimed it to be the gasket on the tail lights or third brake...
02-11-2019, 11:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 507
Posted By tusabes

Nothing to worry about my car suffered the same...

Nothing to worry about my car suffered the same water damage in the trunk simply due to rain . At the dealer it was $6000 to fix everything but my insurance covered it .

That is just phone/stereo...
12-31-2018, 12:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 465
Posted By tusabes

I donít know if your block is still good but yeah...

I donít know if your block is still good but yeah at this age itís just time for the hoses to fail one by one due to age

ive had 5 cl500s and they have all needed hoses and different ones . I...
12-29-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 465
Posted By tusabes

Thereís a guy in Ebay vtrading916 who rebuilds...

Thereís a guy in Ebay
vtrading916 who rebuilds calve block cheap
he will also install if youíre in the Sacramento ca Area
12-20-2018, 02:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 376
Posted By tusabes

no he has the cl500 there is no oil issue with...

no he has the cl500
there is no oil issue with the v8
the oil cooler issue is 2001-2002 cl600 v12 only
11-08-2018, 02:25 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,517
Posted By tusabes

very detailed and useful , thanks !

very detailed and useful , thanks !
11-08-2018, 02:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 608
Posted By tusabes

Fantastic info ! Very detailed and others have...

Fantastic info ! Very detailed and others have echoed that you can radically improve the handling with a more aggressive tire package and lowering
11-05-2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,249
Posted By tusabes

can you post some pics of the brabus engine and...

can you post some pics of the brabus engine and all the engine compartment decals ? I have a friend with a brabus with faded decals .

Even with a garage kept mint car you can expect to need coils...
11-05-2018, 02:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,517
Posted By tusabes

yes very interested in the final specs . Please...

yes very interested in the final specs . Please post them as they can help a lot of us
10-13-2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 242
Posted By tusabes

Yes we know the tcu is in the engine compartment ...

Yes we know the tcu is in the engine compartment
but what usually happens is fluid from the leaky 13 pin connector allows transmission. Fluid to wick up the wiring into the tcu . Yes it travels...
10-12-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 200
Posted By tusabes

they donít fold

they donít fold
10-09-2018, 11:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,912
Posted By tusabes

This guy is looking for a transmission ...

This guy is looking for a transmission
https://mbworld.org/forums/cl-class-w215/723313-2004-cl500-722-9-7-speed-transmission-issues.html
10-09-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 153
Posted By tusabes

If you have two new. Coils from v12icpack and a...

If you have two new. Coils from v12icpack and a new voltage transformer , ask Clark what other possible problem could it. Be .

Clearly your problem is only one bank , he might rent you qvdifferent...
09-23-2018, 09:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 483
Posted By tusabes

First check your tcu to see if itís wet with...

First check your tcu to see if itís wet with fluid
if so clean it and change the 13 pin connector on that transmission .
09-21-2018, 04:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,540
Posted By tusabes

yes you can pull the relay , Iím surprised the...

yes you can pull the relay , Iím surprised the pump didnít burn up already by running so much
09-19-2018, 05:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 651
Posted By tusabes

Here is the cheapest one on eBay with your part...

Here is the cheapest one on eBay with your part number
item 273443694198 (tel:273443694198)
$78
09-15-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 651
Posted By tusabes

Ok first donít drive or move the car so the Water...

Ok first donít drive or move the car so the Water
doesnt slosh around . Next disconnect batery because more things will short out with power and water x then you need to remove seats and carpets...
09-06-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,249
Posted By tusabes

strut top rubber mounts can be repaired with a...

strut top rubber mounts can be repaired with a thick rubber washer or cut out of a thick rubber sheet
08-20-2018, 11:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By tusabes

if the lid have gas struts you have power trunk...

if the lid have gas struts you have power trunk opener/power closer

if the lid has springs itís just power opener without power close
08-16-2018, 04:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 433
Posted By tusabes

HOnestly itís best if you just put it in...

HOnestly itís best if you just put it in bringatrailer or eBay as low mileage cars fetch really good money $(20-30,000) from owners who want to replace their old car with a low mileage one . As soon...
08-08-2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,249
Posted By tusabes

All you need to do is press the R button in the...

All you need to do is press the R button in the right side of the instrument cluster to remove the white ABC error and access the other dash display functions
08-01-2018, 05:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 566
Posted By tusabes

Looks like they have an arbitration policy . I...

Looks like they have an arbitration policy . I work with a lawyer specializing in arbitration that does not charge any fees to you for going after the company in arbitration , they seek payment of...
07-12-2018, 01:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 181
Posted By tusabes

Probably a Dcm geting ready to fail

Probably a Dcm geting ready to fail
07-10-2018, 05:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 336
Posted By tusabes

WTch this video https://youtu.be/Jb_7E-Z5D7g

WTch this video

https://youtu.be/Jb_7E-Z5D7g
07-06-2018, 12:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,125
Posted By tusabes

When the check engine light is on you need to...

When the check engine light is on you need to read that code using an obd scanner plugged under the dash

cheap scanners are $25 on Amazon . Get the code and report back , without the code we...
06-25-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 490
Posted By tusabes

Yeah I donít think youll find anyone who has...

Yeah I donít think youll
find anyone who has done scientific 60-0 tests or even. Back to back comparisons .

the thing I like about Fcpeuro is that they only carry high quality parts since they...
06-23-2018, 12:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 490
Posted By tusabes

Best supplier is fcpeuro.com they offer a...

Best supplier is fcpeuro.com

they offer a lifetime warranty on all parts , even wear items like brakes
06-15-2018, 03:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 399
Posted By tusabes

Very common to see bubbles at the edges of the...

Very common to see bubbles at the edges of the double pane glass

nothing can be done about it justvlive with it
06-05-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 446
Posted By tusabes

Did you check abc fluid level ? How old is your...

Did you check abc fluid level ? How old is your battery and did you check all connections for corrosion at the battery and under the front passťnger carpet where the main fuses are located ?

Bad...
05-07-2018, 11:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,287
Posted By tusabes

Pmercury I'm sure you will improve on it , you...

Pmercury I'm sure you will improve on it , you are the only guy on here doing detailed DIY and upgrade threads so screw what anyone thinks !

Keep posting , I'm sure each version will get better
05-07-2018, 10:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,090
Posted By tusabes

The pump and front valve block are Good to have...

The pump and front valve block are Good to have been replaced but there is nothing that can be done preventively to stop 15 year old pressure hoses from failing . Or 15 year old struts from...
05-07-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,090
Posted By tusabes

Even a cl500 that was not neglected can have a...

Even a cl500 that was not neglected can have a $5000 abc failure next week

there are eleven rubber hoses , 4 gas charged accumulators , 4 struts with rubber o rings and 2 valve blocks with rubber...
05-01-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By tusabes

I think what he meant is you need to do a proper...

I think what he meant is you need to do a proper scanning using a STAR machine , not just trying random stuff like pulling fuses and switching them around . Trying random stuff is what is causing...
04-13-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 303
Posted By tusabes

Love it !!

Love it !!
04-09-2018, 12:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 442
Posted By tusabes

Probably blew the main fuse under the passenger...

Probably blew the main fuse under the passenger carpeting

https://youtu.be/Jb_7E-Z5D7g
04-05-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 286
Posted By tusabes

You can get the dipstick for $7 on eBay ...

You can get the dipstick for $7 on eBay

pretty sure your 4 matic has the 5 speed trans ? so search for 722.6 dipstick
03-31-2018, 01:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 328
Posted By tusabes

no problem , beautiful car ! see you in the...

no problem , beautiful car !
see you in the w222 forum
03-19-2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 480
Posted By tusabes

strutmaster is junk dId your car originally...

strutmaster is junk

dId your car originally have airmatic or abc Suspension? You'll know if it had abc is there is a black switch labeled ABC at the top center of your dash where all the switches...
03-19-2018, 12:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 811
Posted By tusabes

Here is a video where to apply power . ...

Here is a video where to apply power .


https://youtu.be/Jb_7E-Z5D7g

Just apply power under passenger carpet to pop the trunk . Dont jump start from there

then once trunk is open charge the...
03-14-2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,167
Posted By tusabes

See post 12 here linking the updated Mercedes...

See post 12 here linking the updated Mercedes spec
https://mbworld.org/forums/s-class-w220/637435-s600-left-coil-dead-limp-mode.html
03-13-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,161
Posted By tusabes

the green button is the emergency escape button ...

the green button is the emergency escape button

cars with the hydraulic trunk closer and gas struts have a red button to press and automatically close the trunk
03-13-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By tusabes

It's fine to overfill the tank might want...

It's fine to overfill the tank

might want to unscrew the gas cap and put it back on , sometimes just a gas cap not seated correctly will throw a code
03-11-2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 445
Posted By tusabes

Don't walk , run away

Don't walk , run away
03-11-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 480
Posted By tusabes

Strutmasters is inferior to the numerous other ...

Strutmasters is inferior to the numerous other airmatic conversion kits out there
try arnott, ceika or yellowspeed instead
03-08-2018, 02:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 767
Posted By tusabes

yes you can use steering wheel controls see...

yes you can use steering wheel controls
see this main thread for installing android unit into w215 coupe and w220 sedan . Lots of pictures and info
...
02-26-2018, 03:00 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,956
Posted By tusabes

a bad voltage transformer usually kills an entire...

a bad voltage transformer usually kills an entire side of the engine , so you'll get either a 1-6 misfire or 7-12 misfire , not just one or two cylinders
02-15-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,818
Posted By tusabes

according to pinkster in post 13 here ...

according to pinkster in post 13 here
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220-s-class/2937921-can-anyone-locate-print-some-tsb-2.html

he attached the updated Mercedes pdf indicating 0.8 gap...
02-09-2018, 11:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By tusabes

when fluid sprays out the top of the cap what's...

when fluid sprays out the top of the cap what's usually happened is an accumulator had failed

first fill the reservoir to the proper level and see if the warning goes away . Get pentosin chf11s...
02-08-2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 496
Posted By tusabes

yes wheels from a w220, w221 or w222 will all fit

yes wheels from a w220, w221 or w222 will all fit
01-27-2018, 01:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 564
Posted By tusabes

no there is nothing for w215 headlights

no there is nothing for w215 headlights
01-22-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 370
Posted By tusabes

yep most likely a failed coil pack , could also...

yep most likely a failed coil pack , could also be voltage transformer .
v12icpack.com offers a rental Program so you can rent a rebuilt coil or voltage transformer for testing , and if it fixes...
01-17-2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 533
Posted By tusabes

most likely you need a new air strut less...

most likely you need a new air strut
less likely but also possible you have a leak in the air line to that strut , or your valve body has a internal leak to that strut
01-17-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 424
Posted By tusabes

tires should be 245/35/20 front (or all around if...

tires should be 245/35/20 front (or all around if not staggered )
if running staggered rear it should be 275/30/20
01-09-2018, 01:24 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 44,234
Posted By tusabes

Bump

Bump
01-06-2018, 01:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,484
Posted By tusabes

Beautiful collection! Wish mine were as neatly...

Beautiful collection! Wish mine were as neatly organized
12-03-2017, 04:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 407
Posted By tusabes

No the tcm does not need to change but Are...

No the tcm does not need to change

but Are you sure the donor car was the proper year ? The early s430 had a 5 speed transmission while the latter cars has 7 speed transmission like yours

if...
11-14-2017, 02:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 825
Posted By tusabes

Please describe what's happening in more detail -...

Please describe what's happening in more detail - can you turn the key and will the dash lights come on and Windows work etc , but if just won't crank to start sometimes ? Or does nothing electrical...
11-13-2017, 12:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 825
Posted By tusabes

Not difficult but it's one of 4 parts coded...

Not difficult but it's one of 4 parts coded together , so you either need to get a new one programmed by a dealer to your car (over $1000), get yours repaired since it's already programned ,

or or...
11-01-2017, 04:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,656
Posted By tusabes

It's a good idea to get both done The pricing...

It's a good idea to get both done
The pricing is good so just have him do the other one
10-30-2017, 10:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 477
Posted By tusabes

Im confused - does it start and run rough , or...

Im confused - does it start and run rough , or will it not start anymore at all ?

first thing to check is fuses under passenger carpet
10-30-2017, 06:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 453
Posted By tusabes

You need to change the fluid filter conductor...

You need to change the fluid filter conductor plate and electrical connector

you can get the parts for about $65 in eBay
just look for w220 conductor plate
10-29-2017, 02:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,656
Posted By tusabes

just get a new airmatic pump piston Seal kit new...

just get a new airmatic pump piston Seal kit new dessicant and air filter . You can rebuild your pump good as new for $20

see here ...
10-29-2017, 02:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,656
Posted By tusabes

you can just replace the air bag on the strut ,...

you can just replace the air bag on the strut , it's not a simple procedure but it is possible . Also there is a strut top repair kit , so there are indeed some replaceable parts in a strut .
10-26-2017, 12:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,663
Posted By tusabes

Listen to awiner this is either your fan...

Listen to awiner

this is either your fan belt or a bad alternator
not a fuse
10-16-2017, 07:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 712
Posted By tusabes

Yep that's your pedal get a new one and be...

Yep that's your pedal

get a new one and be sure it's Mercedes Brand not aftermarket
10-11-2017, 03:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 712
Posted By tusabes

Your Map sensor and gas pedal are faulty . Both...

Your Map sensor and gas pedal are faulty . Both are easy to replace . Don't buy the pedal used as they gave a high defect rate
10-05-2017, 11:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,285
Posted By tusabes

Also take out the navigation disc . Often times...

Also take out the navigation disc . Often times the radio is not fully shutting down
10-02-2017, 04:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,285
Posted By tusabes

It's the alarm siren box they contain a...

It's the alarm siren box

they contain a lithium battery and they are all dying at this age . The battery is not replaceable the whole siren box needs to be replaced with a new part , don't get a...
09-11-2017, 01:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 240
Posted By tusabes

either adjust the lowering links higher or take...

either adjust the lowering links higher or take them off completely

sounds like you have custom wheels that don't fit right when lowered
09-10-2017, 07:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,661
Posted By tusabes

If you pull the abc fuse you'll get the white...

If you pull the abc fuse you'll get the white error message instead of the red one

the white error message can be turned off by pressing on reset button on the right side of instrument cluster....
09-08-2017, 12:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,203
Posted By tusabes

There is a heater neck in that area prone to...

There is a heater neck in that area prone to failure
09-06-2017, 11:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 837
Posted By tusabes

Take it to mercedes for alignment whoever...

Take it to mercedes for alignment

whoever aligned it didn't know what the heck they were doing
09-01-2017, 01:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 759
Posted By tusabes

are you joking ? A 500 or 600 with problems is...

are you joking ? A 500 or 600 with problems is the worst car to ever buy . Those are just the obvious problems they are telling you about . Owners like these spend as little as possible

You want...
08-21-2017, 04:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,959
Posted By tusabes

Where is that module located ?

Where is that module located ?
08-13-2017, 11:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 748
Posted By tusabes

So they didn't actually look at the car ? You...

So they didn't actually look at the car ? You just got a verbal estimate ?

The squeak comes from ball joints/control arms . Your airmatic struts are not going to cause the squeak over bumps, not...
08-09-2017, 04:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 251
Posted By tusabes

Electrical issue , obviously . Check voltage at...

Electrical issue , obviously . Check voltage at the battery as well as at the main fuse block under the front passenger floor
08-01-2017, 02:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 677
Posted By tusabes

You're not going to get it to look new again (at...

You're not going to get it to look new again (at least not without sobering several thousands of dollars ) so forget that idea .

If if its just surface rust you are seeing , Spray a rust...
08-01-2017, 01:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 677
Posted By tusabes

Buy some evaporust or rust converter on Amazon

Buy some evaporust or rust converter on Amazon
07-26-2017, 04:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 391
Posted By tusabes

Your car battery in the trunk is probably dead

Your car battery in the trunk is probably dead
06-23-2017, 01:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 686
Posted By tusabes

every part Fcpeuro sells is lifetime warranty ,...

every part Fcpeuro sells is lifetime warranty , even motor oil
https://www.fcpeuro.com/page/lifetime-guarantee
06-22-2017, 08:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 686
Posted By tusabes

The Best is to get from a vendor that offers...

The Best is to get from a vendor that offers lifetime warranty

oreilly and Fcpeuro offer lifetime warranty
06-21-2017, 05:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 404
Posted By tusabes

it is not bolt on , the s55 exhaust is 3 inch...

it is not bolt on , the s55 exhaust is 3 inch diameter and your s500 is 2.25 inch

it will require cutting welding and adapters to match them together

see the detailed video on how to do it ...
06-15-2017, 02:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 532
Posted By tusabes

There's a guy on eBay who rebuild valve blocks...

There's a guy on eBay who rebuild valve blocks for $125
see eBay item 322012687722
06-11-2017, 10:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 532
Posted By tusabes

Valve body is locked up

Valve body is locked up
06-11-2017, 02:16 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,704
Posted By tusabes

Awesome ! Is it cheap /easy for you to make more...

Awesome ! Is it cheap /easy for you to make more spacers for others who need them ?
05-23-2017, 11:43 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,880
Posted By tusabes

The aftermarket body kits actually reduce the...

The aftermarket body kits actually reduce the value and number of potential buyers as most people are looking to buy a stock unmolested car

But of course a dealer will try to ask more money for...
05-22-2017, 02:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,880
Posted By tusabes

In terms of bang for the buck , no other car...

In terms of bang for the buck , no other car gives you as much performance and luxury for such a low price ..it's the best automotive deal in existence . Assuming you don't start getting hit with...
05-21-2017, 05:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 343
Posted By tusabes

Fan controller is a fairly common fault

Fan controller is a fairly common fault
Replies: 8
Views: 3,900
Posted By tusabes

In terms of features the E class is far more...

In terms of features the E class is far more advanced at the present moment , until the refreshed S comes out
05-16-2017, 03:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 406
Posted By tusabes

here is is a detailed write up how to install an...

here is is a detailed write up how to install an overflow tank onto that drain hose for $30
https://mbworld.org/forums/m275-v12-bi-turbo-platform/562924-intercooler-circuit-overflow-reservoir-2.html
05-15-2017, 01:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,040
Posted By tusabes

There's nothing wrong with your tranny , it is an...

There's nothing wrong with your tranny , it is an electrical problem . You probably still have damaged parts besides the fluid filled tcm . Did you clean the wiring thoroughly and Completely ? If not...
05-13-2017, 02:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 328
Posted By tusabes

It might just be slipping due to the bad fluid ...

It might just be slipping due to the bad fluid

how many miles on it ?

get the fluid changed and see what happens . Should be about $200-300 depending where you go

if that doesn't do it ,...
05-12-2017, 07:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 328
Posted By tusabes

the transmission cooler and radiator are...

the transmission cooler and radiator are integrated and can mix fluid if there's an internal radiator leak , the fluid may be mixing . Change the fluid and see if it reoccurs
05-07-2017, 07:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,211
Posted By tusabes

check the tcu located in the engine compartment...

check the tcu located in the engine compartment fuse box for fluid leakage

if fluid is found , clean the tcu then replace the conductor plate and electrical connector on the transmission to...
04-24-2017, 03:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 670
Posted By tusabes

your charge to repair is over $150 more than m...

your charge to repair is over $150 more than m and b charges to repair a ecu
04-24-2017, 01:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By tusabes

Yes you can , the Chinese android units that are...

Yes you can , the Chinese android units that are plug n play for the w220 seem to be the best option , otherwise it is very difficult to integrate a regular alpine /pioneer/Kenwood unit wth the...
04-24-2017, 01:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,040
Posted By tusabes

You also need to change the electrical connector...

You also need to change the electrical connector plug that's responsible for the fluid leak otherwise you'll have the problem again

360903...
04-18-2017, 03:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 562
Posted By tusabes

Parts of the catalyst honeycomb have likely...

Parts of the catalyst honeycomb have likely broken up and are sent out the exhaust pipe
04-11-2017, 02:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 564
Posted By tusabes

awesome video , thank you ! kent at Mercedes...

awesome video , thank you !

kent at Mercedes source makes a lot of videos but most of his free videos lack specifics and are meant to encourage people to buy his paid videos
04-10-2017, 04:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,040
Posted By tusabes

There are four air cells in the suspension system...

There are four air cells in the suspension system , the ones known as "accumulators" are the ones which can cause a bouncy ride

the one called a pulsation damper doesn't affect the ride , it's to...
04-08-2017, 03:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 554
Posted By tusabes

your Mercedes windshield has a coating to block...

your Mercedes windshield has a coating to block these signals . There are only three "clear" areas to install an Ez pass or radar detector , they are shown in the owners manual under Windshield
...
04-06-2017, 06:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By tusabes

Probably just need to reset all the settings ...

Probably just need to reset all the settings


see the encyclopedia thread at the top of the forum for how to do all the resets
04-03-2017, 06:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By tusabes

It's always fluid /wAter damage when we see these...

It's always fluid /wAter damage when we see these kinds of errors
04-02-2017, 02:53 AM
03-29-2017, 01:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 536
Posted By tusabes

eBay

eBay
03-26-2017, 11:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 468
Posted By tusabes

Yes there's a safety in the rear left side trunk...

Yes there's a safety in the rear left side trunk I believe

but you likely have other issues
start with the fuse below the pasenger front carpet and apply battery power directly here as in this...
03-21-2017, 02:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 788
Posted By tusabes

It adjusts itself if you are sitting parked with...

It adjusts itself if you are sitting parked with the car running . That is normal

You can probably feel the sudden dips but not the slow rise
03-12-2017, 02:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 371
Posted By tusabes

Yes, depends where the water is trapped and...

Yes, depends where the water is trapped and freezing


there are some good pics of the dessicant and pump here ...
03-03-2017, 12:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,513
Posted By tusabes

Yes 245 45 18 front and 265 40 18 rear will work ...

Yes 245 45 18 front and 265 40 18 rear will work

A better staggered size is 245 45 18 front and 275 40 18 rear. I have that and it gives you more protection on the rear sidewall

Another popular...
02-26-2017, 06:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 264
Posted By tusabes

There are no data or Bluetooth connections in the...

There are no data or Bluetooth connections in the factory system. You'll need to add an adapter

the cheapest is an aftermarket solution like the numerous fm transmitters that plug into cigarette...
02-21-2017, 07:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 473
Posted By tusabes

No need to program . Unplug the old pedal and...

No need to program . Unplug the old pedal and plug in the new one
02-20-2017, 01:46 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,606
Posted By tusabes

Gorgeous Ahmed !!

Gorgeous Ahmed !!
02-10-2017, 03:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,025
Posted By tusabes

Seepage is the early sign of hose failure so it's...

Seepage is the early sign of hose failure so it's good you got new hoses

and the groaning is usually the pulsation damper so it's good you got that new too

was the pump a new oem pump or a...
02-01-2017, 08:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 631
Posted By tusabes

One of the hoses probably burst . Common failure...

One of the hoses probably burst . Common failure item my Independent mechanic charged me $400 when it happened to me

DO NOT drive it , you will ruin The pump. Buy some pentosin and fill it if you...
01-19-2017, 07:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,787
Posted By tusabes

yes all airmatic cars have sway bars , abc cars...

yes all airmatic cars have sway bars , abc cars do not
12-29-2016, 02:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,190
Posted By tusabes

It does sound like an alternator or charging...

It does sound like an alternator or charging problem

a $100 rebuilt alternator is fine

but like was said it may be the wiring to the alternator and not the alternator itself that's damaged
12-05-2016, 11:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 624
Posted By tusabes

Please detail exactly what is still not working ?...

Please detail exactly what is still not working ?


Is your stereo and cd changer now working and playing sound normally ?
Only the voice control module was back there and it's no longer available
12-03-2016, 03:33 PM
11-15-2016, 11:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,372
Posted By tusabes

Buy both bulbs in pairs even if you just install...

Buy both bulbs in pairs even if you just install one

They are not usually available at auto parts store but widely available online , at Amazon eBay etc
Note that they are so much cheaper online...
10-01-2016, 10:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 925
Posted By tusabes

v12 emblems were only on the front fender from...

v12 emblems were only on the front fender from the factory , ahead of the doors

any v12 emblems on the doors or trunk are added on and should be removed

same with the amg badge , it did not...
09-25-2016, 10:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 571
Posted By tusabes

You can jack up each of the wheels and place a...

You can jack up each of the wheels and place a 2x4 wood block on top of the upper control arm

365442...
09-02-2016, 06:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 296
Posted By tusabes

In the USA 2006 is the same as the 04 and 05 and...

In the USA 2006 is the same as the 04 and 05 and is fine

In Europe Early 2006 cars were the revised w221 chassis new body style and they had an engine problem in the s350 and s550 which was fixed...
08-30-2016, 04:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,741
Posted By tusabes

Read through the links here ...

Read through the links here

http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220-s-class/2689714-will-work-worth-upgrade.html

Basically if your firmware isn't updated the updated nav disc may not work...
08-29-2016, 06:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,119
Posted By tusabes

Everyone has the button on the door - even cars...

Everyone has the button on the door - even cars with just power trunk unlock

Do you have the red button on the inside of the trunk lid ?

remove the right side trunk panel and add hydraulic...
08-28-2016, 06:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,119
Posted By tusabes

All w220 have a trunk lid that will power unlock...

All w220 have a trunk lid that will power unlock with the remote button, or the button on the drivers door

But Only some w220 have a trunk lid that will both power open AND close - these have a...
08-27-2016, 01:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,119
Posted By tusabes

First - do you have the power trunk open and...

First - do you have the power trunk open and close feature ? Many s430 only have a power trunk opener, only some have the Hyddraulic to both open and close the lid

If you have the power open and...
08-21-2016, 02:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,480
Posted By tusabes

Great deal and glad it worked !! Be sure to...

Great deal and glad it worked !!

Be sure to retain the vin of the car you got the parts from- if you lose a key you'll need to find a third party programmer to duplicate it , as Mercedes will not...
08-19-2016, 01:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 429
Posted By tusabes

That eBay Bluetooth adapter and the Walmart...

That eBay Bluetooth adapter and the Walmart scanners are basic obd ii code readers that work on all cars but have no Mercedes specific capability . They will only read engine codes and not suspension...
08-15-2016, 04:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,784
Posted By tusabes

Atf134

Atf134
08-14-2016, 03:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 725
Posted By tusabes

The 2007 is the newer design w221 car and does...

The 2007 is the newer design w221 car and does not come as s430
Only s550 in the USA in 2007
2006 was the final year of the s430 , they are good cars

The early 2007 s550 had an engine problem...
08-11-2016, 01:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 370
Posted By tusabes

Faulty replacement cps, or you dislodge something...

Faulty replacement cps, or you dislodge something during cps replacement
08-10-2016, 08:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 758
Posted By tusabes

Here is the exact same problem after a plug...

Here is the exact same problem after a plug change on a 600

https://mbworld.org/forums/cl-class-w215/633372-cl600-questions-2.html

It is a disconnected hose . Might want to ask the other guy...
08-09-2016, 02:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,244
Posted By tusabes

There are guys who will fix and resolder those...

There are guys who will fix and resolder those components.

No need to replace the whole board
08-08-2016, 04:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 890
Posted By tusabes

Yes that console cup holder expands to hold two...

Yes that console cup holder expands to hold two cups

There's also a cup holder that mounts to the pasenger seat , it's very sturdy but expensive
Part number 230 810 00 14
...
07-27-2016, 03:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,690
Posted By tusabes

This thread has the best current discussion on...

This thread has the best current discussion on using the android aftermarket head units

https://mbworld.org/forums/cl-class-w215/628129-head-unit-question.html
07-25-2016, 05:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 659
Posted By tusabes

Often they can be cleaned and dried out and saved...

Often they can be cleaned and dried out and saved
But mb dealers like to change parts
07-23-2016, 02:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,480
Posted By tusabes

Yes a bad shifter will prevent starting, but your...

Yes a bad shifter will prevent starting, but your problem isn't necessarily a bad shifter

Could be a bad ignition switch or even a bad key . There are four components that are part of the...
07-19-2016, 08:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,668
Posted By tusabes

Don't buy the new style headlights yet Just...

Don't buy the new style headlights yet

Just buy the hid conversion kit

(you will need to use the kit with those new lights anyway, unless you want ugly yellow halogen lights in there )
07-14-2016, 04:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 655
Posted By tusabes

You need a lot Get the 20 liter jug on...

You need a lot

Get the 20 liter jug on Amazon
07-13-2016, 04:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 655
Posted By tusabes

You should just do a flush and filter change...

You should just do a flush and filter change before dissembling anything as that may be all you need

The easiest procedure is to disconnect the fluid return line at the abc reservoir , hook up a...
07-04-2016, 03:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 402
Posted By tusabes

The leak is found by spraying soapy water on the...

The leak is found by spraying soapy water on the struts and air lines

It may not necessarily be an external leak it might be a valve block leak that internally releases the pressure
06-28-2016, 07:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 492
Posted By tusabes

Here's the best price at $318.50 ...

Here's the best price at $318.50

http://parts.mbfm.com/showAssembly.aspx?ukey_product=48161232&ukey_assembly=6233266

It does say it includes the hose and pulsation dampener
06-28-2016, 01:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 492
Posted By tusabes

On some cars They added some pulsation dampeners...

On some cars They added some pulsation dampeners after cars were delivered, due to complaints of humming. this may be one of the later added ones
06-19-2016, 09:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 382
Posted By tusabes

See if your code reader will erase the code and...

See if your code reader will erase the code and turn off the light . Sometimes takes a couple tries for mine to clear

If the error returns then it's a recurring rather then isolated error
06-19-2016, 07:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 460
Posted By tusabes

Was the car warm (recently driven) when it...

Was the car warm (recently driven) when it refused to start ? A car that will not start when warm but will start once it cools off has a bad cps , very common problem and very easy fix

Here's a...
06-16-2016, 06:38 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 41,204
Posted By tusabes

I've stated numerous times you don't need to...

I've stated numerous times you don't need to spend $$ on fancy exhaust manifolds . The nonturbo v12 has the f1 sound simply by running straight pipe

Don't need to do any fancy X pipe/H pipe...
06-12-2016, 04:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 26,273
Posted By tusabes

http://paylesscarkeys.com ...

http://paylesscarkeys.com

http://keyprogtools.com/mercedes-key-programming-tools
05-29-2016, 05:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,342
Posted By tusabes

Wow so many ill informed responses here Yes...

Wow so many ill informed responses here

Yes you can put in the s55 engine IF its from a 2000-2002 s55
It's a direct swap and you'll make almost 100 more horsepower

Many owners of c43 cars...
05-27-2016, 08:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 677
Posted By tusabes

See the sensors at post 11 here ...

See the sensors at post 11 here

https://mbworld.org/forums/cl-class-w215/626251-abc-scare.html

You can change these yourself for $40
05-24-2016, 04:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,732
Posted By tusabes

You said it wasn't an as is sale - talk to a...

You said it wasn't an as is sale - talk to a lemon law /auto attorney in the state of purchase to learn your exact rights and dealers responsibilities

They don't have to agree with your demands...
05-23-2016, 04:41 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 41,204
Posted By tusabes

Yes the primary cats are where number 2 is, the...

Yes the primary cats are where number 2 is, the secondary cats are number 3

You can get close to that f1 sound by running straight pipe to replace the secondary and everyting back
05-20-2016, 04:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,679
Posted By tusabes

Completely normal

Completely normal
05-18-2016, 02:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,380
Posted By tusabes

Also see this forum ...

Also see this forum

http://mhhauto.com/Thread-The-ultimate-Mercedes-EIS-repair-guide
05-18-2016, 02:32 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,380
Posted By tusabes

Call these guys and see if they can program a eis...

Call these guys and see if they can program a eis
http://mandbspecialist.com
05-18-2016, 12:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,847
Posted By tusabes

Small Valve cover gasket leak is very common ,...

Small Valve cover gasket leak is very common , not to worry

Just add oil whenever the dash tells you to add a quart
05-11-2016, 01:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,016
Posted By tusabes

Yes op car Is the twin turbo

Yes op car Is the twin turbo
05-09-2016, 12:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,042
Posted By tusabes

It seems SDS cannot differentiate between a coil...

It seems SDS cannot differentiate between a coil pack problem and transformer problem

Since the coil packs are new the next step is the transformer . All these parts should be replaced anyway at...
05-08-2016, 04:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 632
Posted By tusabes

Great rim choice

Great rim choice
05-06-2016, 03:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,983
Posted By tusabes

eBay item 121667405203

eBay item 121667405203
05-04-2016, 03:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,983
Posted By tusabes

Instead of trying to piece it together to save a...

Instead of trying to piece it together to save a few bucks it's much better to buy a whole package that is up and running and includes the computer with the software on it already so it's working...
05-02-2016, 07:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,023
Posted By tusabes

http://www.mbpartsworld.com Discounted parts...

http://www.mbpartsworld.com

Discounted parts directly from Mercedes of south Atlanta , good web ordering system
05-02-2016, 03:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,232
Posted By tusabes

a video at Mercedes W220 S500 S430 Headlight...

a video at Mercedes W220 S500 S430 Headlight Removal and Replacement - YouTube

How to remove headlights without removing bumper
05-01-2016, 06:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 301
Posted By tusabes

There is a Motorola Bluetooth adapter that plugs...

There is a Motorola Bluetooth adapter that plugs into the cradle

Part B67875856

Very expensive , about $300 used
04-20-2016, 07:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 832
Posted By tusabes

The most common cause of cooling fan running on...

The most common cause of cooling fan running on high is a damaged ECU, usually from water. Had it rained recently in your area?
04-14-2016, 11:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 651
Posted By tusabes

If it's fine when braking but the problem comes...

If it's fine when braking but the problem comes back when you give it the gas, sounds like a bad electrical connection
04-06-2016, 08:13 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 13,826
Posted By tusabes

Rockauto.com had pumps for about $300

Rockauto.com had pumps for about $300
03-25-2016, 03:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,468
Posted By tusabes

The correct staggered 18 inch size is 245/45/18...

The correct staggered 18 inch size is 245/45/18 front and 275/40/18 rear
Not 275/45/18.

If the front had 245/40/18 (smaller than the oem 18 inch size ) and 275/45/18 rears were installed (larger...
03-23-2016, 09:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,468
Posted By tusabes

the tires did not cause the problem - the...

the tires did not cause the problem - the technician at Goodyear touched something and caused the problem

Good luck getting them to admit this or pay for repAir
03-04-2016, 11:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 517
Posted By tusabes

Here is how to power the battery from inside the...

Here is how to power the battery from inside the car
01-12-2016, 04:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 783
Posted By tusabes

You can only use a regular ps pump if you have a...

You can only use a regular ps pump if you have a v8. The v12 does not have a ps-only pump that will fit , except the one from the sl65 black series which is very expensive . You didn't mention if...
05-17-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 14,990
Posted By tusabes

I got my tranny for $500 from a mbworld member...

I got my tranny for $500 from a mbworld member parting out a car with 80k miles On it, had it installed for $300


A rebuild would have cost $2500 at an independent mechanic , or $8000 from the...
06-24-2013, 08:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,136
Posted By tusabes

Could be a bent wheel Put the spare tire on

Could be a bent wheel

Put the spare tire on
05-05-2011, 01:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,354
Posted By tusabes

theres your answer. This is normal.

theres your answer.

This is normal.
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