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02-13-2019, 11:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 298
Posted By Sunnyslope48

My 2016 E350 Sport does NOT have a loud exhaust...

My 2016 E350 Sport does NOT have a loud exhaust system. If you have owned the car since new, I would think that something has happened to the exhaust that is causing this. If you live in cold, snowy...
02-10-2019, 05:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 210
Posted By Sunnyslope48

Use silicone grease on the pano window track....

Use silicone grease on the pano window track. Clean the track first, then apply the grease.
This isn't exactly your model, but look at the video and you will get the idea....
02-10-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 210
Posted By Sunnyslope48

Use silicone grease on the pano window track. ...

Use silicone grease on the pano window track. Clean the track first, then apply the grease.
02-07-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 384
Posted By Sunnyslope48

And NOW you know why you should ALWAYS have a...

And NOW you know why you should ALWAYS have a spare key !!
01-30-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,218
Posted By Sunnyslope48

Corresponding MOPAR part #'s -- Alternate/OEM...

Corresponding MOPAR part #'s -- Alternate/OEM Part Number(s): 4592122, 4644269, 4762890
01-22-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 283
Posted By Sunnyslope48

Larsell = if your problem started when you...

Larsell = if your problem started when you changed your key fob battery, take another look and see if you have the new battery installed correctly, and that the battery ground makes contact where it...
01-17-2019, 10:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By Sunnyslope48

If you search this DTC code in this website, I...

If you search this DTC code in this website, I think you'll have your answer.
01-09-2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,154
Posted By Sunnyslope48

Since you have some experience with this process,...

Since you have some experience with this process, please tell me if the return line from the radiator to the trans would be easy to get to and to attach another plastic drain tube.
01-09-2019, 12:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,154
Posted By Sunnyslope48

When I change trans fluid in my truck, I do the...

When I change trans fluid in my truck, I do the pan drain, clean and replace the pan, and fill with fluid. Then I pull the return line from the trans cooler in the radiator to where it dumps back...
01-06-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 243
Posted By Sunnyslope48

How far from the camera itself is this connection...

How far from the camera itself is this connection that needs attention? Is it hidden/obscured? I see what looks like a connector on the camera itself, but have been unable to detach cable from...
12-31-2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 441
Posted By Sunnyslope48

Maybe this?? https://youtu.be/Pfma5v501qk

Maybe this?? https://youtu.be/Pfma5v501qk
12-29-2018, 12:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 763
Posted By Sunnyslope48

71% SOC is very low for any car. Ask your dealer...

71% SOC is very low for any car. Ask your dealer to adjust the charge rate. Could be mechanical as in defective alternator, or just an adjustment of the ECM. I recently took my car in for a map...
12-20-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 585
Posted By Sunnyslope48

Yes, 12.2 volts is extremely low. Recently I had...

Yes, 12.2 volts is extremely low. Recently I had the dealer update the map file in my 2016 and they took one additional step and that was to 'adjust the voltage'. They didn't say exactly what that...
12-17-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 727
Posted By Sunnyslope48

My 2015 map had 101 displayed, and so does the...

My 2015 map had 101 displayed, and so does the newest 2016 version.
12-14-2018, 12:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 411
Posted By Sunnyslope48

It is my opinion that parts in general (ecm)...

It is my opinion that parts in general (ecm) should not be replaced until and unless there is absolute evidence that the part itself is 'bad'. Since virtually all engine related problems involve the...
12-10-2018, 11:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 411
Posted By Sunnyslope48

It sounds like the dealer just shotgunned a bunch...

It sounds like the dealer just shotgunned a bunch of parts at your car and charged you a lot of money without finding the true cause of the problems. It happens way too many times. Take it back with...
12-09-2018, 03:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 318
Posted By Sunnyslope48

When you replacd the MAF sensor, did you replace...

When you replacd the MAF sensor, did you replace with OEM or aftermarket? Remember that for any electrical device (MAF) to work correctly, it must have a correct and complete circuit to support the...
12-09-2018, 02:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 629
Posted By Sunnyslope48

I think you may know more than the dealer does!

I think you may know more than the dealer does!
12-07-2018, 01:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By Sunnyslope48

Electrical drain ,aka parasitic drain, is a...

Electrical drain ,aka parasitic drain, is a common problem among all autos and trucks. The problems and solutions vary from vehicle to vehicle and no two are the same, although it can be said that...
10-17-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 255
Posted By Sunnyslope48

I don't know why your car might be different, but...

I don't know why your car might be different, but it might, here is some information about fuses for the W212: http://www.mercedesmedic.com/e-class-w212-fuse-box-location-chart-diagram-2010-2016/
10-15-2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 255
Posted By Sunnyslope48

It would be a very normal and desirable thing to...

It would be a very normal and desirable thing to fuse the b+ output of a relay. konigstiger says Check front SAM f12 (that's the fuse number in the fuse box).
Should be an easy fix if the fuse is...
10-14-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 698
Posted By Sunnyslope48

See post #4...

See post #4 https://mbworld.org/forums/c-class-w205/692617-prepaid-maintenance-question.html
10-13-2018, 03:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 649
Posted By Sunnyslope48

If that 85% number were accurate, I would agree...

If that 85% number were accurate, I would agree with you. However when you consider the 4 calipers plus lines plus ABS, I doubt it would be more that 40%-50%. But your point is well taken. If a...
10-12-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 698
Posted By Sunnyslope48

Did YOU read your service contract? That's where...

Did YOU read your service contract? That's where I would start.
10-03-2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By Sunnyslope48

My guess is that you have either a battery...

My guess is that you have either a battery problem or a battery charging problem. Solving ANY electrical problem should always start with fully charging your battery.
10-02-2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 15,420
Posted By Sunnyslope48

Sure. Most anyplace that sells car batteries...

Sure. Most anyplace that sells car batteries should be able to test your battery AFTER it is fully charged. Testing a non-fully charged battery gives you very un-reliable results. Walmart uses...
10-02-2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 15,420
Posted By Sunnyslope48

As info, my wife just returned home from playing...

As info, my wife just returned home from playing Pickelbal and the aux battery voltage was 13.08 - engine not running and off for about 5 minutes. 2016 E350 Sport.
10-02-2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 15,420
Posted By Sunnyslope48

I wouldn't think so. A fully charged battery is...

I wouldn't think so. A fully charged battery is 12.6 or 12.7 volts. But that doesn't mean that your charge rate is bad, but at the moment you checked it, it was bad. Perhaps as you drive, it might...
10-01-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 15,420
Posted By Sunnyslope48

I don't think that's what happyeds was trying to...

I don't think that's what happyeds was trying to say. He said " My guess is the new battery was damaged in transit which I noted to the seller. " . So check your aux battery voltage at rest, and...
09-23-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 374
Posted By Sunnyslope48

No. It only tells the ECM how warm/cold the...

No. It only tells the ECM how warm/cold the engine itself is. The ECM needs to know the engine temp accurately whether it's -10* or 110* outside.
09-22-2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 649
Posted By Sunnyslope48

X2 .

X2 .
09-22-2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 374
Posted By Sunnyslope48

P0119 has to do with your engine coolant temp...

P0119 has to do with your engine coolant temp sensor or circuit, could be low on coolant. Maybe jjst replacing the CTS would solve the problem, but check the circuit itself to be sure the circuit is...
09-04-2018, 11:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,002
Posted By Sunnyslope48

Is there a connector between the camera and the...

Is there a connector between the camera and the camera harness? Or is the harness integrated with the camera? I tried to remove my camera from the trunk lid but could never find the fight way to get...
08-07-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 637
Posted By Sunnyslope48

YIKES!!!!

YIKES!!!!
07-28-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 207
Posted By Sunnyslope48

Do the lights come on at night? And by surround...

Do the lights come on at night? And by surround lights, do you mean the interior lights (foot well lights - down by your feet)? In the day time, is your car parked in sunshine or garage or ?? Trying...
07-25-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 293
Posted By Sunnyslope48

That's a shame. Dealerships think they need to...

That's a shame. Dealerships think they need to dumb down their information for customers. Sometimes they do, but when asked for specifics, they should give the details, not a deceptive answer.
07-21-2018, 12:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,060
Posted By Sunnyslope48

Might try wiping the moisture off the car hood ...

Might try wiping the moisture off the car hood in the morning and see if that stops it. I THINK it's just the engine warming up, raising the temp of the dew on the hood in the cold air, and you see...
07-20-2018, 11:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,060
Posted By Sunnyslope48

Is there dew or moisture on the car's exterior...

Is there dew or moisture on the car's exterior when this happens? Is car garaged or kept outside? More prevalent when it has been raining?
07-13-2018, 01:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,238
Posted By Sunnyslope48

"The system works by having a series of LF (low...

"The system works by having a series of LF (low frequency 125 kHz) transmitting antennas both inside and outside the vehicle. The external antennas are located in the door handles. When the vehicle...
07-11-2018, 09:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,238
Posted By Sunnyslope48

That statement does NOT support your position. ...

That statement does NOT support your position. And it has nothing to do with the general operation of the keyless go system. Perhaps you have something from Mercedes which backs your position??
07-11-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,238
Posted By Sunnyslope48

Yes, when you use the key fob to open the door,...

Yes, when you use the key fob to open the door, the car responds because it is listening for the signal, or if you use the foot swipe, the car responds. Point is that they do NOT talk back and forth...
07-11-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,238
Posted By Sunnyslope48

The car monitors the car trunk sensor, which is...

The car monitors the car trunk sensor, which is powered by a HUGE BATTERY in comparison to what is in your key fob. When it senses the movement, it then sends a signal to the fob to see if the fob...
07-11-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,238
Posted By Sunnyslope48

So if you have your key fob in your pocket and...

So if you have your key fob in your pocket and you walk around for weeks after your flight to New York while your car is in Los Angeles, your fob is transmitting just in case the car is nearby?? And...
07-11-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,238
Posted By Sunnyslope48

How would the car know if the key was entering...

How would the car know if the key was entering proximity? And why would the car do that? Does it do that 1 time every minute? every 10 seconds? Every second? If it did, surely your battery wouldn't...
07-11-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,238
Posted By Sunnyslope48

No, just not true. The thing that causes...

No, just not true. The thing that causes communication between car and key is something physically touching the car, like your hand on the door handle, or pressing the start button, and the car THEN...
06-19-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 303
Posted By Sunnyslope48

There are small but CRITICAL differences from...

There are small but CRITICAL differences from model year to model year. OP does not say what he has, so the tutorial MAY work, may not. This tutorial would NOT work with my 2016.
06-19-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,937
Posted By Sunnyslope48

Yes, there is. And sound dampening qualities are...

Yes, there is. And sound dampening qualities are MUCH BETTER.
https://www.lowes.com/search?searchTerm=rockwool+insulation
05-07-2018, 10:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 634
Posted By Sunnyslope48

Thanks for that link. I believe the problem I...

Thanks for that link. I believe the problem I sometimes have is somewhat different than the camera just doesn't work. I get a message on the screen that says something to the effect that the...
05-04-2018, 10:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 634
Posted By Sunnyslope48

Is the connector located very near the camera or...

Is the connector located very near the camera or more forward, near the chassis wiring harness, the other end of the camera harness?
05-02-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 634
Posted By Sunnyslope48

Backup Camera Not Available

There are times when I get a message that the backup camera is not available. Doesn't seem to follow any particular pattern that I can discern, and it becomes available as suddenly as not available....
04-15-2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 62,129
Posted By Sunnyslope48

I'm using the MY 2015 print now. Can we get an...

I'm using the MY 2015 print now. Can we get an update for MY 2016 ??
04-14-2018, 01:01 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 62,129
Posted By Sunnyslope48

What is the procedure to replace the gas filter...

What is the procedure to replace the gas filter for my 2016 E350? Part #'s Required?
04-14-2018, 12:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 540
Posted By Sunnyslope48

Go back to the dealer (call if you'd like) and...

Go back to the dealer (call if you'd like) and ask them to explain what they did, and how much they charged you for what they did. I THINK I understand what they did, but I'd have to ask the dealer...
04-09-2018, 01:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 406
Posted By Sunnyslope48

https://mbworld.org/forums/e-class-w212/597098-che...

https://mbworld.org/forums/e-class-w212/597098-check-engine-light-generic-code-p2413.html
04-07-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 814
Posted By Sunnyslope48

Your computer was updated to fix a logic error...

Your computer was updated to fix a logic error caused by a signal from the ethanol %-age system that the computer didn't understand. The ecu needs to know what percent of ethanol is in your fuel so...
04-03-2018, 02:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,893
Posted By Sunnyslope48

Check voltage of your aux battery and see if it...

Check voltage of your aux battery and see if it is withing spec. Before you replace the battery or relay, I would find out why the error message is occurring. Certainly could be the battery, or the...
04-03-2018, 02:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,470
Posted By Sunnyslope48

Is it possible that the wheel had been...

Is it possible that the wheel had been refinished? Or prolonged exposure to sun? Just my first thought.
03-31-2018, 12:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,226
Posted By Sunnyslope48

Find the fuse for the fuel pump and find the...

Find the fuse for the fuel pump and find the relay for the fuel pump. The car likely has both. Then look at the amperage of each and tell us which device carries more amperage.
03-30-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,226
Posted By Sunnyslope48

Nothing in the fuse box has more than battery...

Nothing in the fuse box has more than battery voltage. Relays usually have more current capacity than fuses but they're still battery voltage. Pull a relay, pull a fuse, either will get the job...
03-28-2018, 11:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,226
Posted By Sunnyslope48

This may be of help. ...

This may be of help.
http://www.mercedesmedic.com/e-class-w212-fuse-box-location-chart-diagram-2010-2016/
Certainly, if you pulled the fuse that runs the fuel pump, the engine would stop. There...
03-27-2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 225,509
Posted By Sunnyslope48

How can I find out if this pertains to my vin # (...

How can I find out if this pertains to my vin # ( WDDHF5KB9GB203261) ?? I do my own required maintenance. Perhaps there is a web page where I can inquire?
03-26-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,226
Posted By Sunnyslope48

Several Youtube videos about this same subject. ...

Several Youtube videos about this same subject. Didn't see a Mercedes, but the problem shows up in many car brands and models so this is a relatively common problem.
03-19-2018, 11:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By Sunnyslope48

The codes can easily be found on Google. I...

The codes can easily be found on Google. I looked up a few. O2 sensor problems, emission purge valve, etc, Any error code that involves a sensor can also be the circuitry to or from the sensor and...
03-14-2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,003
Posted By Sunnyslope48

It sounds like you haven't talked to your lender...

It sounds like you haven't talked to your lender and explained the situation. If the car isn't licensed and not being driven, they may agree to let you drop the insurance all together (assuming that...
03-04-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 397
Posted By Sunnyslope48

Mityvac 7201 Fluid Evacuator Plus

Mityvac 7201 Fluid Evacuator Plus
03-04-2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 397
Posted By Sunnyslope48

Either the end of the extraction tube was blocked...

Either the end of the extraction tube was blocked or it was above the level of the oil. I know of nothing that would block it in the pan. Next time you extract, cut the end of the tube at 45*angle...
02-26-2018, 11:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 323
Posted By Sunnyslope48

Mine shows code 951 -Sport package USA and it is...

Mine shows code 951 -Sport package USA and it is a Sport model.
02-26-2018, 11:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 347
Posted By Sunnyslope48

Keep in mind that with aany sensor (or any...

Keep in mind that with aany sensor (or any electronic part), the problem could be the sensor itself, OR it could be the connector OR the wiring. ALWAYS test to make sure it is just the sensor. Make...
02-16-2018, 02:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 604
Posted By Sunnyslope48

Go to Youtube and look for a video by South Main...

Go to Youtube and look for a video by South Main Auto Repair with title 'My Red Hondoo has a P0128 (and it's not the thermostat)'. Scan data shows car was warming up and all of a suddden the CTS...
02-15-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 604
Posted By Sunnyslope48

I haven't dealt with this error code on a...

I haven't dealt with this error code on a Mercedes yet, but in my Chevy Truck the problems lies with the ECT (Engine Coolant Temp Sensor) or the attached wiring.
02-09-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,032
Posted By Sunnyslope48

I use the MB concentrate and add cheap blue stuff...

I use the MB concentrate and add cheap blue stuff instead of water. The concentrate is a little too sudsy for me, so about 1/2 bottle to a fill up is about right. Now, remember that you would have no...
02-09-2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,032
Posted By Sunnyslope48

I use the MB concentrate and add cheap blue stuff...

I use the MB concentrate and add cheap blue stuff instead of water. The concentrate is a little too sudsy for me, so about 1/2 bottle to a fill up is about right. Now, remember that you would have...
01-15-2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,095
Posted By Sunnyslope48

It would be helpful for you to describe your...

It would be helpful for you to describe your problem. Having the DTC's (error codes) is helpful, but not without knowing what the problem is from your point of view.
01-15-2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 624
Posted By Sunnyslope48

My GUESS is that your evaporator/heater housing...

My GUESS is that your evaporator/heater housing drain is plugged up to some degree, probably a lot. I've never looked at your model but speaking generally, there is a drain tube that allows all...
01-08-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,070
Posted By Sunnyslope48

Do you have your windows tinted? If so what kind...

Do you have your windows tinted? If so what kind of material was used? I ask that because when I had my windows tinted, the installer recommended against my initial material choice because of...
12-19-2017, 02:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 499
Posted By Sunnyslope48

My OPINION is that the steering fluid should be...

My OPINION is that the steering fluid should be completely exchanged with new fluid every 50K - 60K miles.

Easy enough to do yourself. Basic steps are:
After removing the fluid from the reservoir...
11-23-2017, 04:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 566
Posted By Sunnyslope48

Check the resistance of the battery. Sometime...

Check the resistance of the battery. Sometime voltage will be up to snuff but with resistance too high and battery will malfunction in the manner you describe. I believe that over 1.5 ohms is too...
11-19-2017, 10:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 74,878
Posted By Sunnyslope48

Great info. Thanks for posting this. I've never...

Great info. Thanks for posting this. I've never thought about checking the resistance in a battery - seems like it's checking to see if the fire is hot or ice is cold. Something new for me.
10-18-2017, 11:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 507
Posted By Sunnyslope48

The Special Sound a Benz Makes -Before a Crash

http://nowiknow.com/the-special-sound-a-mercedes-benz-makes-before-a-crash/

Anyone aware of this?
09-18-2017, 09:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 396
Posted By Sunnyslope48

Pette25 Your car likely has a single red fog...

Pette25
Your car likely has a single red fog light in the left rear, near the trunk, which is a brighter red than the tail lamps. It could be that your light does not work or you don't know...
09-14-2017, 09:18 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,714
Posted By Sunnyslope48

It's pretty common to fine springs/wire inside...

It's pretty common to fine springs/wire inside seats, especially bolsters. My Silverado truck has that also. I changed the truck from cloth upholstery to Katzkin leather upholstery. What I found...
08-24-2017, 01:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 834
Posted By Sunnyslope48

I've never seen that message and I was late for...

I've never seen that message and I was late for both of my services.
08-01-2017, 01:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,606
Posted By Sunnyslope48

The easiest/best way is to find out from the...

The easiest/best way is to find out from the dealer ship the name and phone number of the person who monitors wire transfers. Then call your bank, tell them how much you want to transfer, give them...
07-15-2017, 04:07 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,714
Posted By Sunnyslope48

If you could put 1/4" to 1/2" of closed cell foam...

If you could put 1/4" to 1/2" of closed cell foam (backpackers sleeping pad) under the existing foam, you'd probably be very comfortable.Cost $10 or less, if you do the work. If you can get the...
07-15-2017, 04:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 752
Posted By Sunnyslope48

I think the tire dealer won't care which...

I think the tire dealer won't care which replacement tires you choose. I know that mine didn't.
07-02-2017, 12:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 300
Posted By Sunnyslope48

Absolutely not. Get your suspension components...

Absolutely not. Get your suspension components checked by a reputable alignment shop. You have some wear somewhere.
06-24-2017, 09:15 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 62,129
Posted By Sunnyslope48

I wish there was a work around for the automated...

I wish there was a work around for the automated brake bleed. Well, there is a workaround to a certain degree and that would be stopping quickly a few times on a slick surface i.e. snow, ice, wet...
06-20-2017, 01:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,622
Posted By Sunnyslope48

Just to be absolutely precise, "bench testing"...

Just to be absolutely precise, "bench testing" need not be done with the battery out of the car; it only requires that at least one of the cables be detached from the battery (so that there is no...
06-17-2017, 03:15 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 62,129
Posted By Sunnyslope48

Looking for a description and procedure for brake...

Looking for a description and procedure for brake fluid replacement for 2016 E350. Is this possible for a DIY'er without the purchase of expensive tools ?
06-10-2017, 05:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 27,539
Posted By Sunnyslope48

In my car, it is the touching of the handle that...

In my car, it is the touching of the handle that initiates the 'conversation' between the fob and the car, not that the car is 'broadcasting' to see if the key fob is near the car. As for starting...
06-09-2017, 11:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,634
Posted By Sunnyslope48

If you get wheel locks, make sure you get the key...

If you get wheel locks, make sure you get the key and the original lugs that the locks replaced.
06-07-2017, 07:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 27,539
Posted By Sunnyslope48

I know a lot of people think that having a key...

I know a lot of people think that having a key near the car causes some communication between the two. I do NOT think this is true. It doesn't make sense. What would be the point? What would they...
12-14-2016, 05:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 394
Posted By Sunnyslope48

Access Panels on Pano Top 2016 E350

There are 2 access panels on each side of the car, 4 total, on the pano top about 1" X 3" and they cover what looks to be coax connectors. What is their purpose? How are they used?
12-13-2016, 05:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 327
Posted By Sunnyslope48

Thanks for the confirmation. I hadn't bought...

Thanks for the confirmation. I hadn't bought anything yet, but glad to know precisely what to buy. Your help appreciated.
12-13-2016, 03:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 327
Posted By Sunnyslope48

WDDHF5KB9GB203261 After looking more, I...

WDDHF5KB9GB203261

After looking more, I believe my car is Polar White CC149 not Arctic white!! There is a sticker on the driver's door post with a 149 (no indication of what it is) posted on it.
12-13-2016, 03:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 327
Posted By Sunnyslope48

Color Code for Arctic White 2016 E350

What is the color code for my Arctic White 2016 E350 and where can it be found on the car?
11-07-2016, 12:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,619
Posted By Sunnyslope48

And Mityvac also makes an air powered evacuator,...

And Mityvac also makes an air powered evacuator, the MV7300, for about $20 more than the basic hand pump model MV7400, or you get the MV7201 which is hand pump but also injects oil/lube which could...
11-07-2016, 02:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,619
Posted By Sunnyslope48

The reason I mentioned the Gorilla with a huge...

The reason I mentioned the Gorilla with a huge impact was because, in addition to changing the oil, I also rotated my tires (and the rest of the A Service requirements). The only lugs on the wheels...
11-06-2016, 10:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,619
Posted By Sunnyslope48

I just did my first oil change on my 2016 E-350...

I just did my first oil change on my 2016 E-350 and what I can tell you is that the oil pan is quite small, painted black, and so is the drain plug, which is located on the forward part of the pan. ...
10-30-2016, 08:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 953
Posted By Sunnyslope48

I've had experience pumping oil out of several...

I've had experience pumping oil out of several boats I've owned (many boat owners just dump the drained oil into their bilge, then open the bilge and catch the oil in the drain pan, and spend much...
10-28-2016, 07:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 953
Posted By Sunnyslope48

Jack Pad Pics Base and Jack Pad 342243 ...

Jack Pad Pics

Base and Jack Pad
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Jack pad
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10-28-2016, 07:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 953
Posted By Sunnyslope48

The plastic jack pad is made in 2 pieces: a flat...

The plastic jack pad is made in 2 pieces: a flat base that goes up against the chassis and then the part with the rectangular cavity with a hole in the middle of the cavity. The outer part snaps to...
10-28-2016, 05:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 953
Posted By Sunnyslope48

I got it out. The plastic jack pad fits into...

I got it out.

The plastic jack pad fits into the hole in the sheet metal somewhat like a grommet with plastic also on the inside. I used a narrow chisel to cut the plastic away from the metal,...
10-28-2016, 04:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 953
Posted By Sunnyslope48

HELL of a Predicament !!

On my first foray under the 2016 to change oil, I used a bottle jack at each jack point on the side of the car. On the drivers side, the head of the jack slipped thru a hole in the plastic jack pad,...
09-20-2016, 12:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,651
Posted By Sunnyslope48

GREAT IDEA. Where you drive makes a lot impact...

GREAT IDEA. Where you drive makes a lot impact on the amount of moisture that might be absorbed by the brake fluid. If you live in the humid South vs say Arizona desert where humidity is commonly...
09-20-2016, 12:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 944
Posted By Sunnyslope48

Is the flat spot on the mounting surface of the...

Is the flat spot on the mounting surface of the tire? And how big is this flat spot? Can you post a picture of this? If it isn't on the mounting surface and you have no balance problems, I wouldn't...
09-18-2016, 12:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 610
Posted By Sunnyslope48

In April, 2016, E350 Sport list price $65,545...

In April, 2016, E350 Sport list price $65,545 discount was $10,053
09-17-2016, 01:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 317
Posted By Sunnyslope48

ABS Problem

***Corrected***

After parking for a couple of hours, my wife came to the car and started the car but it wouldn't go into gear. Foot was on the brake. The ABS indicator light was on and the word...
09-11-2016, 02:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,771
Posted By Sunnyslope48

https://www.amazon.com/Mercedes-Spark-Remover-Inst...

https://www.amazon.com/Mercedes-Spark-Remover-Installer-Wrench/dp/B00H95I5EM
08-18-2016, 02:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 757
Posted By Sunnyslope48

Perhaps this will help you: ...

Perhaps this will help you: http://www.troublecodes.net/pcodes/p0116/
08-12-2016, 03:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,945
Posted By Sunnyslope48

Are these stick-on spoilers? Stick to glass or...

Are these stick-on spoilers? Stick to glass or ?? Where is place to purchase a good quality one?
08-02-2016, 02:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 589
Posted By Sunnyslope48

sign in problems

I'm being required to get a new password every time I sign in. Been going on for a week or more.

What's up with that??

Ron
07-26-2016, 01:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,491
Posted By Sunnyslope48

The GOOD THING is that you purchased your tires...

The GOOD THING is that you purchased your tires at Discount Tire and many of their stores have a road force balancing machine and they're very good about rebalancing tires to your satisfaction.
...
07-06-2016, 06:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,520
Posted By Sunnyslope48

You MAY be the ONLY one who would turn down a...

You MAY be the ONLY one who would turn down a $10K discount, just to be snobbish about the whole deal.

I bought a new 2016 E-350 a couple of months ago; one dealership would discount about 10%,...
06-29-2016, 10:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,730
Posted By Sunnyslope48

Have any idea why this would be true? From...

Have any idea why this would be true?

From the eBay ad: Not for vehicles with Distronic/Distronic Plus
06-19-2016, 01:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,005
Posted By Sunnyslope48

Some Jacking Options

Here are a couple of interesting videos related to jacking your Benz:

How to Safely Jack Up and Support the Front End for Suspension Work - YouTube

Mercedes Safe Jacking and Underbody Rust...
06-11-2016, 12:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,242
Posted By Sunnyslope48

My 2016 E350 sedan doesn't appear to have remote...

My 2016 E350 sedan doesn't appear to have remote start, and the MBRACE app vrsn 7.2 for iPhone only locks, unlocks, locates an does horn/lights, at least on the front screen that looks like a key...
06-06-2016, 05:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,520
Posted By Sunnyslope48

On $65,545 sticker price, I received $10,053...

On $65,545 sticker price, I received $10,053 discount in early April.
06-02-2016, 01:06 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,838
Posted By Sunnyslope48

When I hear clicking in an electrical circuit, I...

When I hear clicking in an electrical circuit, I always think of a RELAY. Does the lighting circuit have a RELAY (one to many) in it?
05-31-2016, 02:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 11,762
Posted By Sunnyslope48

Mercedes Benz Purge Valve Solenoid replacement...

Mercedes Benz Purge Valve Solenoid replacement (p0445 + ticking) C230 - YouTube
05-11-2016, 03:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 36,373
Posted By Sunnyslope48

When the tire swaps were accomplished, if an air...

When the tire swaps were accomplished, if an air gun was used on the lugs, there might have been an un-even tightening of the lugs which is widely known to warp rotors in most any vehicle including 1...
05-09-2016, 06:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 391
Posted By Sunnyslope48

Mercedes Plate on Rear Calipers

My 2016 E350 Sport has a Mercedes plate/cover on the outside of the front calipers, but no such plate/cover on the rear calipers. Should the car have this plate/cover on the rear as well as the...
05-06-2016, 01:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 734
Posted By Sunnyslope48

I'm just trying to understand what kind of device...

I'm just trying to understand what kind of device it is that you're having problems with. Maybe just your phone? Or an IPOD? or ??
05-05-2016, 05:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,530
Posted By Sunnyslope48

Very nice writeup. I have never heard of 'E...

Very nice writeup. I have never heard of 'E sockets'. Please elaborate.
05-05-2016, 05:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 734
Posted By Sunnyslope48

Please tell us exactly what your 'aux' is.

Please tell us exactly what your 'aux' is.
05-04-2016, 11:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,128
Posted By Sunnyslope48

Eisenhower Tunnel to Denver. Definitely could be...

Eisenhower Tunnel to Denver. Definitely could be 30+. But, I'll bet that's not where you were driving.
04-28-2016, 03:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,128
Posted By Sunnyslope48

What is it about calculating mileage that the car...

What is it about calculating mileage that the car does incorrectly? Measure miles, measure fuel, or calculation? And how do you know which is incorrect?
04-28-2016, 03:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,825
Posted By Sunnyslope48

Pre-wiring a device but not installing a...

Pre-wiring a device but not installing a button/switch to activate it is very common in the automobile industry. Much easier to design, build, and install one wiring harness than several depending...
04-26-2016, 01:22 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 62,129
Posted By Sunnyslope48

I have a 2016 E350 with keyless-go ignition and...

I have a 2016 E350 with keyless-go ignition and my question concerns resetting of the service indicator. To initiate the reset, is it necessary to actually insert the key into the ignition switch or...
04-25-2016, 03:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 463
Posted By Sunnyslope48

Well, the thieves are doing quite well for...

Well, the thieves are doing quite well for themselves.

Check out this article:http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/16/style/keeping-your-car-safe-from-electronic-thieves.html?_r=0 ...
04-25-2016, 02:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 463
Posted By Sunnyslope48

Keyless Entry Hacks Allow Break-ins

I was reading this article about break-ins to autos that use keyless entry systems, like keyless go. Apparently hackers have discovered inexpensive ways to capture the signal, amplify it, then use...
04-18-2016, 04:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By Sunnyslope48

Thanks for the Data Card info. That's what I was...

Thanks for the Data Card info. That's what I was looking for. Interesting to know that the car had been sitting for some time and that explains the dust in all nooks/crannies due to the dust storms...
04-18-2016, 02:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By Sunnyslope48

Sure a lot easier to post my vin than to go to...

Sure a lot easier to post my vin than to go to the dealer. Here it is:

WDDHF5KB9GB203261

So, once you have the vin, where do you go to do the lookup? Is it a secret?
04-18-2016, 02:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By Sunnyslope48

Which Engine/Trans in my 2016 E350

I have looked everywhere, in all the docs I received with my new E350, speedo display, etc and I don't see anything that tells me which engine and transmission is in my car. Where are they? What are...
04-10-2016, 05:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,327
Posted By Sunnyslope48

4 year Maintenance Plan

Having just purchased a 2016 E350 Sport, I need to decide how to pay for the required maintenance, pay out of pocket (independent or MB) or or purchase a MB maintenance plan. I understand that there...
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