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Forum: W212 AMG
01-06-2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,335
Posted By cvinfig

If your garage door opener has a small switch on...

If your garage door opener has a small switch on it try flipping that to the other position when you go to program the Homelink buttons in your vehicle. I believe that changes the frequency that's...
Forum: W212 AMG
01-06-2012, 02:00 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 39,396
Posted By cvinfig

I thought the tail lights looked fine on the...

I thought the tail lights looked fine on the CLS63 when looking straight on from the back or from the side, but man I don't know if I could get used to how they look from every other angle.
12-16-2011, 10:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,198
Posted By cvinfig

Ah, sorry, missed that you had a 2012. It does...

Ah, sorry, missed that you had a 2012. It does work as advertised in my 2011...
12-15-2011, 02:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,198
Posted By cvinfig

https://mbworld.org/forums/e-class-w212/376465-iph...

https://mbworld.org/forums/e-class-w212/376465-iphone-phone-number-favorites-short-cut.html
10-06-2011, 07:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,545
Posted By cvinfig

It's official; I love those wheels, your car...

It's official; I love those wheels, your car looks awesome. Have you given any thought to removing the chrome strip on the sides?
10-06-2011, 04:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,995
Posted By cvinfig

Aren't we supposed to have the tank evacuated...

Aren't we supposed to have the tank evacuated every 20,000 miles because of crystals? Do you plan on having that done? DIY? Ignore it?
09-09-2011, 02:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,054
Posted By cvinfig

https://mbworld.org/forums/4480932-post16.html

https://mbworld.org/forums/4480932-post16.html
09-08-2011, 02:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,554
Posted By cvinfig

A lot of credit card web sites let you generate a...

A lot of credit card web sites let you generate a temporary credit card number to use for on-line transactions instead of using your real number. Just do that if you're worried about them charging...
09-08-2011, 02:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,982
Posted By cvinfig

+1 in Kansas City I had to turn off traction...

+1 in Kansas City

I had to turn off traction control a couple of times to get going uphill but other than that I had no problems at all. It's been a while since I've had a rear wheel drive vehicle...
09-06-2011, 03:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,211
Posted By cvinfig

I have no idea why there are so many complaints...

I have no idea why there are so many complaints about run-flat tires. I was concerned about them before buying the E and the wife's ML because of all the internet chatter but we have about 12k...
07-08-2011, 11:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,169
Posted By cvinfig

+1

+1
07-08-2011, 11:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,414
Posted By cvinfig

My wife's ML does that all the time but I've...

My wife's ML does that all the time but I've never noticed it in the E. Good to know that it isn't some sort of malfunction...
06-29-2011, 10:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,043
Posted By cvinfig

Scroll left-right to highlight Audio in the...

Scroll left-right to highlight Audio in the instrument cluster then scroll up-down through your presets.
05-10-2011, 12:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,081
Posted By cvinfig

I have 6000 miles on my Bluetec and see the same...

I have 6000 miles on my Bluetec and see the same numbers as you: 32ish displayed / 29ish calculated.
04-27-2011, 01:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,297
Posted By cvinfig

Um, stop before opening the driver's door? :nix:

Um, stop before opening the driver's door? :nix:
Forum: Off Topic
04-26-2011, 02:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 982
Posted By cvinfig

I would recommend a "phantom" center channel...

I would recommend a "phantom" center channel created by two better tower speakers over a dedicated lower-end in-ceiling center speaker. It works surprisingly well if the mains are up to the task. ...
Forum: Off Topic
04-26-2011, 02:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 982
Posted By cvinfig

If you ever feel a need to angle your center...

If you ever feel a need to angle your center channel speaker up so the sound is directed toward ear-level, check out Auralex MOPADs...
Forum: Off Topic
04-26-2011, 02:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 982
Posted By cvinfig

You don't need to spend that much on a receiver -...

You don't need to spend that much on a receiver - anything from Denon, Marantz, Yamaha, Onkyo in the $600 - $1000 range will be plenty. Speakers (and room acoustics) are the key to good sound...
Forum: Off Topic
04-26-2011, 02:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 982
Posted By cvinfig

Are in-wall/in-ceiling speakers a requirement? ...

Are in-wall/in-ceiling speakers a requirement? If so, can an exception at least be made for the subwoofer? This SVSound sub (http://www.svsound.com/products-sub-cyl-pc12_nsd.cfm) will blow the...
04-18-2011, 12:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,438
Posted By cvinfig

See this bulletin post by konigstiger: ...

See this bulletin post by konigstiger:
https://mbworld.org/forums/4607576-post34.html

I occasionally have the 'key not recognized' thing happen so will mention it at my first service...
03-29-2011, 08:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,113
Posted By cvinfig

If you want one that fits perfectly flush instead...

If you want one that fits perfectly flush instead of "pretty" flush check out the flat badge sticky thread...
Forum: Kill Stories
03-23-2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,590
Posted By cvinfig

He was driving the SL55 when he took the husband...

He was driving the SL55 when he took the husband for a ride some time in the past. This run was in the Ferrari CS.
03-21-2011, 01:55 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 11,263
Posted By cvinfig

Maybe I'm spoiled because my car was delivered...

Maybe I'm spoiled because my car was delivered with the software that shows the climate control details on the screen, but this isn't something I'd go out of my way to have enabled. I usually notice...
03-18-2011, 08:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,439
Posted By cvinfig

My advice, screw the gas engines and get a...

My advice, screw the gas engines and get a BlueTEC. :y
03-18-2011, 05:26 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 25,418
Posted By cvinfig

Brake hold - initiated by the driver by giving...

Brake hold - initiated by the driver by giving the brake pedal an extra little push once the vehicle is stopped. 'HOLD' shows up in the instrument cluster. Disengaged by pressing the brake pedal...
Forum: Off Topic
03-14-2011, 06:20 PM
Replies: 931
Views: 40,775
Posted By cvinfig

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03-12-2011, 11:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,047
Posted By cvinfig

Are you serious??? The sound quality of both XM...

Are you serious??? The sound quality of both XM and Sirius is horrible, absolutely horrible. I don't understand how anyone can listen to it. Talk is fine but music, no way. It pretty much sounds...
Forum: Off Topic
03-10-2011, 09:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 820
Posted By cvinfig

I bought stock in Exxon Mobile and Valero -...

I bought stock in Exxon Mobile and Valero - figure if they're gonna make a profit off me I might as well make a profit off them...
Forum: Off Topic
03-09-2011, 02:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,153
Posted By cvinfig

Thanks. Love the looks of that Aprilia. I'm...

Thanks. Love the looks of that Aprilia. I'm actually thinking of getting an enduro/adventure bike like the new Triumph Tiger 800XC. Maybe we should save each other a lot of cash and just trade...
Forum: Off Topic
03-08-2011, 03:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,153
Posted By cvinfig

2003 Kawasaki Z1000...

2003 Kawasaki Z1000...
03-08-2011, 12:47 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 25,418
Posted By cvinfig

We're you in Drive? I don't think it works if...

We're you in Drive? I don't think it works if you're in Park. Not sure about Neutral...
Forum: Off Topic
03-04-2011, 07:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,391
Posted By cvinfig

From the article: The only reason...

From the article:



The only reason drive-thru ATMs have braille on the keypad is because it's cheaper to manufacture one keypad for all machines instead of two based on where the machine is...
03-04-2011, 11:06 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 25,418
Posted By cvinfig

You just need to figure out the technique; it...

You just need to figure out the technique; it takes a little practice. Once stopped keep your foot on the brake and give the brake pedal a quick, fairly hard push and let it snap back freely. Works...
Forum: Off Topic
03-03-2011, 01:20 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 9,425
Posted By cvinfig

I bought VLO and XOM in mid-January and they're...

I bought VLO and XOM in mid-January and they're up about 15.5% and 11%, respectively. And thanks to this thread I bought PAY a week ago and it's up almost 12%. :y
03-03-2011, 10:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,093
Posted By cvinfig

Bluetecs come with 17" rims and you can get 'em...

Bluetecs come with 17" rims and you can get 'em on a non-bluetec. Someone gave the option code in another thread but I couldn't find it...
03-01-2011, 10:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,778
Posted By cvinfig

I have both vehicles as well and never noticed...

I have both vehicles as well and never noticed the E being louder than the ML. Once the E warms up for a couple of minutes I really don't hear any diesel-y sounds...
02-22-2011, 10:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,628
Posted By cvinfig

Thanks, I did have to use a small flathead to pop...

Thanks, I did have to use a small flathead to pop mine off. I'm just glad I didn't mangle any plastic bits in the process because, well, that's how things usually go for me...:nix:
02-22-2011, 09:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,628
Posted By cvinfig

So are any tools needed/helpful in unplugging the...

So are any tools needed/helpful in unplugging the OEM connector from the accelerator pedal? Or do any plastic tabs need to be pushed, pulled or otherwise manipulated in order to unplug it?
02-22-2011, 10:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,510
Posted By cvinfig

We have a lot of deer in my area and I was hoping...

We have a lot of deer in my area and I was hoping NightView would identify them but the field of view isn't wide enough to be of much help. Disappointing...

Right after I got the car I drove...
02-20-2011, 12:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,510
Posted By cvinfig

You have to turn it on and off manually - the...

You have to turn it on and off manually - the button is to the right of the headlight switch. I had resigned myself to thinking NightView was nothing more than a gimmick but it did come in handy the...
02-16-2011, 05:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 21,392
Posted By cvinfig

Do you really need three different threads for...

Do you really need three different threads for basically the same question? As mentioned multiple times in your second thread, the Lexus ES350 is the way to go if you're looking for the softest,...
02-16-2011, 10:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,683
Posted By cvinfig

+1 I traded in a Lexus ES for the E350. I...

+1

I traded in a Lexus ES for the E350. I liked the Lexus a lot but I wanted something a little sportier.
02-04-2011, 02:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,410
Posted By cvinfig

So I take it there isn't a model that'll work for...

So I take it there isn't a model that'll work for a 2011 ML350? If there were I might be able to add 2 to the group buy list...
02-04-2011, 01:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 958
Posted By cvinfig

I love mine as well. The wife and I took a leap...

I love mine as well. The wife and I took a leap of faith a couple of years ago when we leased an ML320 CDI for her. I loved how effortlessly the diesel engine moved that vehicle so when the lease...
02-04-2011, 01:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 958
Posted By cvinfig

ImInPA...

ImInPA (https://mbworld.org/forums/members/182428-iminpa.html) has a number of good posts (https://mbworld.org/forums/search.php?searchid=6636587) (hopefully the link will work) about his Bluetec...
01-24-2011, 03:12 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,848
Posted By cvinfig

Actually it looks like there's a $1550 credit...

Actually it looks like there's a $1550 credit (http://www.irs.gov/businesses/article/0,,id=225054,00.html) for the E. I, too, love the BlueTEC engine - great combo of power when/where you need it...
01-24-2011, 10:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,255
Posted By cvinfig

I did. Of course 17" wheels with run-flat tires...

I did. Of course 17" wheels with run-flat tires is the only option (in the US) on the diesel...
01-22-2011, 12:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,255
Posted By cvinfig

One more...

One more...
01-22-2011, 12:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,255
Posted By cvinfig

More pics

Here are some more pics of my E's interior. Wife had to go into the office this morning so I don't have access to the ML but I'll still try to get some shots of it up this weekend.
01-20-2011, 08:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,255
Posted By cvinfig

Okay, just took the ML for a spin and it's not...

Okay, just took the ML for a spin and it's not exactly the same - the bottom half of the dash is gray and so is a majority of the door panels.
01-20-2011, 07:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,255
Posted By cvinfig

Anything's available for a price. ;) My...

Anything's available for a price. ;)

My wife's ML, via special order, has a black headliner, dash, carpet, and door trim so aside from the walnut wood trim (and ventilated seats :mad:), it's...
01-20-2011, 12:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,255
Posted By cvinfig

I'll try and get some more pics up this weekend...

I'll try and get some more pics up this weekend including some shots of the ML's interior so you can see the walnut trim.
01-20-2011, 12:32 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,326
Posted By cvinfig

Thank you for a great write-up, aside from the...

Thank you for a great write-up, aside from the BlueTEC eco-geek comment...:X
01-20-2011, 12:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,255
Posted By cvinfig

Not a great photo as the seats look a lot lighter...

Not a great photo as the seats look a lot lighter than they really are:


https://mbworld.org/forums/members/cvinfig-albums-2011-e350-bluetec-picture15364-a.jpg

I have black ash wood trim and I...
01-20-2011, 12:14 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,326
Posted By cvinfig

Ah, you confused me with the e/c switch as mine...

Ah, you confused me with the e/c switch as mine is e/s for the tranny. Thought you were referring to a different setting...
01-20-2011, 11:57 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,326
Posted By cvinfig

On the MB website...

On the MB website (http://www.mbusa.com/mercedes/vehicles/explore/overview/class-E/model-E350W) they now list the following:
AGILITY CONTROL suspension with selective damping


Mine doesn't have...
01-18-2011, 07:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 16,189
Posted By cvinfig

In NAVI mode, get the menu bar to display, then...

In NAVI mode, get the menu bar to display, then select NAVI to open the drop-down menu. Scroll down past Highway Information and the next option is Read Traffic Messages Automatically. Click on...
01-18-2011, 05:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 16,189
Posted By cvinfig

I remember my delivery consultant saying he...

I remember my delivery consultant saying he turned off something because it gave too much info. I'm guessing this is what he was talking about because I have no idea what you guys are talking about....
01-14-2011, 08:05 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,738
Posted By cvinfig

Go Blue or go home... :y

Go Blue or go home... :y
01-10-2011, 03:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,032
Posted By cvinfig

We have a couple of inches of snow here. When I...

We have a couple of inches of snow here. When I went out this morning I had ESC enabled and had problems trying to go uphill - not enough wheel spin. I just went out again and started out with it...
01-06-2011, 06:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,497
Posted By cvinfig

I got clear marker lights from goodstuffs4u0904...

I got clear marker lights from goodstuffs4u0904 and cracked a lens when trying to install the first one because it didn't fit. Didn't know that others had had problems with the clear ones...
01-06-2011, 01:46 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 57,720
Posted By cvinfig

The coffee cup is Attention Assist (does anyone...

The coffee cup is Attention Assist (does anyone use that? I turned it off...) and someone else has mentioned where the outside temperature displays. I believe you can configure whether you want the...
01-02-2011, 09:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,651
Posted By cvinfig

Not sure exactly but from what we've been able to...

Not sure exactly but from what we've been able to determine, they're around $465, $955, and $465.
01-02-2011, 12:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,651
Posted By cvinfig

3 year on BlueTec is around $1600 because of...

3 year on BlueTec is around $1600 because of AdBlue and fuel filters.
Replies: 20
Views: 3,677
Posted By cvinfig

Just curious - are you planning on staying with...

Just curious - are you planning on staying with run flat tires?
12-27-2010, 07:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,869
Posted By cvinfig

I've been getting about 31.5 mpg on my normal...

I've been getting about 31.5 mpg on my normal commute which is 80% highway. I was driving a Lexus ES350 that got 26 mpg for the commute. My wife loves her ML350 BlueTec and I'm sure it gets better...
12-21-2010, 01:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,845
Posted By cvinfig

This has happened to me a couple of times as well...

This has happened to me a couple of times as well - I'm sure I didn't touch it but the indicator light was on saying it was engaged.
12-01-2010, 07:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,973
Posted By cvinfig

So I've had the E350 BlueTEC for a couple of...

So I've had the E350 BlueTEC for a couple of weeks and I'm really liking it. I traded in a Lexus ES350, and while that was a nice car it evoked no passion to drive. I now look forward to every...
11-23-2010, 01:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,637
Posted By cvinfig

That's the Parktronic indicator.

That's the Parktronic indicator.
11-22-2010, 01:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,233
Posted By cvinfig

I streamed audio from the iPod app on my iPhone...

I streamed audio from the iPod app on my iPhone over bluetooth audio this morning and I assume Pandora would work as well. I'll give it a shot on the way home...


The music registry on my 2011...
11-15-2010, 04:07 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 155,749
Posted By cvinfig

The wife's 2011 ML350 BlueTEC and my 2011 E350...

The wife's 2011 ML350 BlueTEC and my 2011 E350 BlueTEC:
11-15-2010, 04:02 PM
Replies: 3,353
Views: 936,855
Posted By cvinfig

Interior is the ash leather - that last picture...

Interior is the ash leather - that last picture makes it look lighter than it really is. Trim is black ash.
11-15-2010, 01:37 PM
Replies: 3,353
Views: 936,855
Posted By cvinfig

https://mbworld.org/forums/members/cvinfig-albums-...

https://mbworld.org/forums/members/cvinfig-albums-2011-e350-bluetec-picture15361-a.jpg

https://mbworld.org/forums/members/cvinfig-albums-2011-e350-bluetec-picture15363-a.jpg
...
11-14-2010, 04:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,973
Posted By cvinfig

Got it

Not enough miles to give an opinion yet...

https://mbworld.org/forums/members/cvinfig-albums-2011-e350-bluetec-picture15366-a.jpg
11-14-2010, 04:47 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 40,250
Posted By cvinfig

My 2011 E350 BlueTEC

Sorry, no good close-ups but there are plenty of those elsewhere in this thread.

https://mbworld.org/forums/members/cvinfig-albums-2011-e350-bluetec-picture15361-a.jpg
...
11-12-2010, 10:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,973
Posted By cvinfig

11-08-2010, 10:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,310
Posted By cvinfig

Thanks for the pics. I ordered the same flat...

Thanks for the pics. I ordered the same flat badge today and expect to take delivery on a 2011 E350 BlueTEC in a week or so. I'm still a little leery about the two round badges but I also haven't...
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