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09-11-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 349
Posted By Taiwanese

I agree safety first. If what you say is true...

I agree safety first.
If what you say is true then it shouldn't have electricity to run the pump.
09-11-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 349
Posted By Taiwanese

It's safe to do it from the pump. I don't think...

It's safe to do it from the pump.
I don't think the issue is from the fuel filter. I was hoping someone has information on what amp the pump should pull from this particular car.
09-11-2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 349
Posted By Taiwanese

I used an after market fuel filter from eBay. ...

I used an after market fuel filter from eBay.


https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/800x600/img_0540_6b06f8180ea041ff004dbb1f42717d740806091c.jpg
09-11-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 349
Posted By Taiwanese

2003 C230 fuel pump going bad? 7.56 amp draw

2003 C230 sedan 105k miles
Fuel filter was changed at 100k miles 4 months ago.

I heard loud noise from under the back seat for two times this week. It's louder than normal so I noticed it by...
07-30-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 516
Posted By Taiwanese

Oil drain plug will be under the car. You can...

Oil drain plug will be under the car. You can find out the oil capacity from your local parts store or MB dealer.

If you are not familiar with oil change, maybe don't do it.
07-30-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 997
Posted By Taiwanese

2010 S400 Hybrid auxiliary battery location

I was help a friend changing out auxiliary battery for his 2010 S400 hybrid W221.
I thought I share the location here for the next guy. It's under the dash but much lower compare to other MB....
05-16-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 912
Posted By Taiwanese

www.pelicanparts.com www.autohausaz.com

www.pelicanparts.com
www.autohausaz.com
07-31-2017, 04:10 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 21,388
Posted By Taiwanese

2003 C230 original owner here at 92,576 miles.

2003 C230 original owner here at 92,576 miles.
06-29-2017, 12:06 PM
Replies: 403
Views: 35,785
Posted By Taiwanese

LCD arrived quickly. I follow this how to ...

LCD arrived quickly.

I follow this how to
https://mbworld.org/forums/c-class-w203/268853-diy-instrument-gauge-cluster-removal-screen-replacement.html

The hardest part for me was releasing the...
06-22-2017, 05:17 PM
Replies: 403
Views: 35,785
Posted By Taiwanese

Link http://www.ebay.com/itm/272439060386 ...

Link
http://www.ebay.com/itm/272439060386

Later got an email from seller to buy directly in the future
http://www.fiesta-tech.co.uk/

I haven't receive it yet.
06-22-2017, 12:06 PM
Replies: 403
Views: 35,785
Posted By Taiwanese

I just bought one off eBay and shipping from UK. ...

I just bought one off eBay and shipping from UK. I will report back here.
06-19-2017, 05:27 PM
Replies: 403
Views: 35,785
Posted By Taiwanese

I am starting to drive my C230 again. Anyone has...

I am starting to drive my C230 again. Anyone has a spare that want to sell?
02-27-2017, 01:42 PM
02-27-2017, 12:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 393
Posted By Taiwanese

vonsmog Did you have the buy the whole lock...

vonsmog

Did you have the buy the whole lock or just the switch inside the lock?
02-10-2017, 06:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 393
Posted By Taiwanese

1984 300TD rear interior light, on when hatch is unlocked, off when wide open

1984 300TD
The rear interior light
-on when I open the rear hatch (press the knob)
-off when I raise the rear hatch

Shouldn't it be on when I open the rear hatch no matter the hatch angle?
12-12-2016, 01:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,479
Posted By Taiwanese

I had a radiator internal leak so causing...

I had a radiator internal leak so causing transmission fluid and coolant to mix.
After replacing the radiator and flushing the transmission and replacing filter several times, it sometimes jerky...
05-17-2016, 02:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 899
Posted By Taiwanese

2011 E350 Designo, seat back recline out of sync after moved way back

2011 E350 Designo

My son is almost 6' and my wife is 5' 3". My son adjusted the seat and back and now the seat recline angle won't go back to the original position.

It happened once and I took...
04-26-2016, 01:36 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 62,503
Posted By Taiwanese

If you can use the button to go to position 2...

If you can use the button to go to position 2 without starting then no need to remove the button.

I find removing the button easier. Just pull the button straight out.
03-04-2016, 12:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 611
Posted By Taiwanese

So far I have driven about 100 miles. My...

So far I have driven about 100 miles. My understanding is that Trans Tune can be left in the transmission.





Thanks and I will talk to my shop guy.
03-02-2016, 01:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 611
Posted By Taiwanese

Tried Sea Foam Trans Tune. Did not help. I...

Tried Sea Foam Trans Tune. Did not help.

I notice there is Hydra Trans Tune and Trans Tune. Different product?
02-18-2016, 07:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,479
Posted By Taiwanese

Just add into ATF? No need to drain it...

Just add into ATF? No need to drain it afterwards? Won't harm the transmission?

Thanks and please update after a few hundred miles.
02-17-2016, 05:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 611
Posted By Taiwanese

2003 C230 transmission jerks when speep up again from 15-20 mph

2003 C230 sedan
85k miles

Radiator was cracked internally at 60k miles so transmission fluid and coolant was mixed. Replaced transmission fluid and flushed both transmission and cooling system....
01-07-2016, 03:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,888
Posted By Taiwanese

my photo does not show up in the thread but...

my photo does not show up in the thread

but if you click on it, you can see it
10-14-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 586
Posted By Taiwanese

Mounted properly and correct tire pressure. ...

Mounted properly and correct tire pressure.
Could it be older/worn tire in the front doesn't have the same grip as the new tires in the rear causing it to slip at times?
10-14-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 586
Posted By Taiwanese

Drove a few hundred miles and still slip at times.

Drove a few hundred miles and still slip at times.
10-13-2015, 09:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 586
Posted By Taiwanese

235-40-18 front with 4 year old Michelin Primacy...

235-40-18 front with 4 year old Michelin Primacy MXM 4 (tread is still useable)

255-35-18 rear with new Yoko

Did not spin out. Just feel tail slipping a little.
10-13-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 586
Posted By Taiwanese

Rears are new so they have better grip. Will it...

Rears are new so they have better grip. Will it help if I change the fronts too? Even grip?
10-13-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 586
Posted By Taiwanese

The car came with Michelin with tread wear 500 so...

The car came with Michelin with tread wear 500 so is this Yokohama.
So this Yokohama does not grip enough?
10-13-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 586
Posted By Taiwanese

Yokohama Avid Envigor was installed in the back.

Yokohama Avid Envigor was installed in the back.
10-13-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 586
Posted By Taiwanese

not run flats

not run flats
10-13-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 586
Posted By Taiwanese

Loose traction after new tire 2011 E350 Coupe

Two new rear tires on 2011 E350 Coupe. Now traction control will come on at times.

Why?
10-06-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 315
Posted By Taiwanese

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sgv/wto/521407815...

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sgv/wto/5214078156.html
09-25-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 62,503
Posted By Taiwanese

For 2010 is behind the headlight switch.

For 2010 is behind the headlight switch.
08-21-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,439
Posted By Taiwanese

According to the manual, transmission oil is MB...

According to the manual, transmission oil is MB 001 989 21 03 10
https://bevo.mercedes-benz.com/bevolisten/236.10_en.html
which is 236.10

But when I got to Pelican.com it says 236.14.

236.10...
08-05-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 23,399
Posted By Taiwanese

pm you

pm you
08-04-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 23,399
Posted By Taiwanese

Our C230 does not get driven much. I may be...

Our C230 does not get driven much. I may be interested in buying it off you.
02-25-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,439
Posted By Taiwanese

What price is reasonable for new front pump,...

What price is reasonable for new front pump, clutch kit, seal kit, fluid, filter and labor?
02-25-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,439
Posted By Taiwanese

Yes, that is the fluid that was put in. I would...

Yes, that is the fluid that was put in. I would assume the level was correct. The car ran fine after the new radiator and transmission fluid flush.




humm...I can't prove if too much fluid...
02-24-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,027
Posted By Taiwanese

This happened 2 months later. Related? ...

This happened 2 months later. Related?
https://mbworld.org/forums/c-class-w203/575754-2003-c230-transmission-problem.html
02-24-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,439
Posted By Taiwanese

I had the famous Valeo radiator problem in Dec...

I had the famous Valeo radiator problem in Dec 2014. Coolant and transmission fluid got mixed about two months ago. Bilstein was used....
02-24-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,439
Posted By Taiwanese

My car was sent to a MB shop. Looks like it...

My car was sent to a MB shop.
Looks like it needs front pump, clutch kit, seal kit. Basically rebuilt the transmission.
02-23-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,439
Posted By Taiwanese

2003 C230 transmission problem

Loud whining sound after got off freeway. Louder as I drive faster.
engine oil & trans oil level ok and recently changed.
I was trying to make it back to my mechanics via streets. All of sudden,...
02-16-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 142,409
Posted By Taiwanese

My earlier post was a little misleading. My...

My earlier post was a little misleading. My brother bought his from local MB parts.
02-11-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 142,409
Posted By Taiwanese

My brother just replaced his from local MB parts....

My brother just replaced his from local MB parts.
part number N000000004039

Big Time Battery has a listing under Newegg for $12.99...
12-18-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,027
Posted By Taiwanese

I am some what OCD. I would think if just drain...

I am some what OCD. I would think if just drain and fill then maybe 4 times. But flush and fill also 4 times?
12-17-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,703
Posted By Taiwanese

Sorry for my ignorance. Is this Shell ATF...

Sorry for my ignorance.

Is this Shell ATF 134 good for 2003 C230? Similar to Febi?
12-17-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,250
Posted By Taiwanese

What a coincidence that similar thing happened to...

What a coincidence that similar thing happened to me (shake your hand) this week.

Both my coolant and transmission fluid were more green than yours. But basically I had to change out the same...
12-17-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,027
Posted By Taiwanese

The transmission oil and coolant were the same...

The transmission oil and coolant were the same color :(
So I had to flush both systems.

I can still see a little bit of grease floating on the top of reservoir. So I used a few napkins to suck...
12-16-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,027
Posted By Taiwanese

2003 C230 rough shifting, jerky transmission

2003 C230 sedan
rough gear change 2 > 3 or 3 > 4

At first I thought it's bad mounts. Later found out transmission oil and coolant mixed at the radiator. Somehow the chamber that separates the...
12-16-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 142,409
Posted By Taiwanese

The attachment is exactly right. Followed it and...

The attachment is exactly right. Followed it and change it out.
The only thing gone is the garage control. Need to set up again.

Thanks.
10-17-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,888
Posted By Taiwanese

So we should change bulb as preventive service...

So we should change bulb as preventive service like oil change.
10-17-2013, 01:55 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,888
Posted By Taiwanese

The light bulb is good.

The light bulb is good.
10-13-2013, 10:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,888
Posted By Taiwanese

salmmer111 is right. I went to junk yard and...

salmmer111 is right.
I went to junk yard and purchased a GTI HID headlight. It comes with ballast and wiring harness as pictured.
Cut out the wiring harness to use it here. The igniter was...
10-13-2013, 10:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,888
Posted By Taiwanese

[IMG]http://imageshack.us/a/img17/4307/9w1j.jpg...

[IMG]http://imageshack.us/a/img17/4307/9w1j.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/17/9w1j.jpg/)
http://imageshack.us/a/img34/133/eiy.JPG (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/34/eiy.JPG/) ...
10-11-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,888
Posted By Taiwanese

the wire order at the end of this video is green...

the wire order at the end of this video is green (close to engine), black then red
which is correct?

watch at 2:52
Changing front low beam HID Xenon bulb on Volkswagen Jetta GLI 2007 - YouTube
10-11-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,888
Posted By Taiwanese

10-13-2013 update wire lay out should be green,...

10-13-2013 update
wire lay out should be green, black, red.
The image note below is wrong.
--------------------------------------------------

I used your image to mark what I need.

Need...
10-11-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,888
Posted By Taiwanese

salmmer111 After went through 3 different...

salmmer111

After went through 3 different ballasts, I think the igniter is bad. So I ordered and received this part 1-307-329-076. Since this is a retrofit, how did you connect the three wire...
09-30-2013, 12:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,888
Posted By Taiwanese

The right head light works intermittently. Looks...

The right head light works intermittently. Looks like I need to get another ballast. Any suggestion?
09-27-2013, 02:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,888
Posted By Taiwanese

enjoy

enjoy
09-27-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,888
Posted By Taiwanese

alanchan, Thanks for all your emails. I...

alanchan,

Thanks for all your emails. I know I will be back.
09-27-2013, 01:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,888
Posted By Taiwanese

note to self for future reference 1 307 329 066...

note to self for future reference
1 307 329 066 OEM part number for HID control unit (ballast)
09-27-2013, 01:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,888
Posted By Taiwanese

slammer111 I don't like eBay due to their...

slammer111

I don't like eBay due to their policy on only taking Paypal and OEM ballast are used. Buying used parts takes a lot of risks. No return on eBay mostly.

Instead of $90, I paid $220...
09-27-2013, 01:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,888
Posted By Taiwanese

I don't know why but it worked again on OEM...

I don't know why but it worked again on OEM ballast ;)
Here is what happened. I know there are three variable that could cause it not to light up. They are light bulb, ignitor / igniter and...
09-25-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,888
Posted By Taiwanese

alanchan, Thanks for the quick reply. ...

alanchan,

Thanks for the quick reply.
Mine has OEM bi-xenon so it's already set to xenon present.
Does yours have OEM bi-xenon?

pnsxlee
at
gmail.com
09-25-2013, 07:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,888
Posted By Taiwanese

alanchan, My first thought was to install...

alanchan,

My first thought was to install after market ballast but after taking out the old ballast (see my image above), I don't know how to hook it up. And also worry if dash message will clear...
09-24-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,888
Posted By Taiwanese

samaritrey, My order of igniter was...

samaritrey,

My order of igniter was cancelled due to out of stock. Do you want to sell me your AL part# 1-307-329-076?
09-24-2013, 03:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,888
Posted By Taiwanese

I wish I knew. I could have bought the igniter...

I wish I knew. I could have bought the igniter from you.
Ballast was bought from Amazon so I can return it. I am waiting for igniter to arrive then I can figure out which part is bad.
09-21-2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,888
Posted By Taiwanese

It worked for one day. :( Now the head light...

It worked for one day. :(

Now the head light turns on (after a little delay and flicker for the first 1-2 seconds) but the dash shows head light error.



Slammer111,

Looks like I need to...
09-19-2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,888
Posted By Taiwanese

A little how to on replacing this ballast. 1....

A little how to on replacing this ballast.
1. Remove wheel
2. Remove 4 clips under bumper, image below
http://imageshack.us/a/img138/7245/gvk3.jpg

3. Remove 1 clip and 3 screws inside wheel...
09-19-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,888
Posted By Taiwanese

Dorman HID control module 601-050 (ballast) fixed...

Dorman HID control module 601-050 (ballast) fixed it. The head light is working properly now. It does not turn on as fast as the driver side with factory ballast but it works. It's about a second...
09-16-2013, 01:39 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,888
Posted By Taiwanese

For this thread sake, I am going to call this...

For this thread sake, I am going to call this Amazon item "ballast". I am not aware of igniter inside head light housing.

At first I was going to switch the ballast on both sides to verify but...
09-14-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,888
Posted By Taiwanese

2003 C230 factory HID, need ballast

I have a factory HID on my C230 sedan. Passenger HID does not work, I switched light bulb and determined passenger ballast (igniter) is bad.

Amazon has the part for $207.
Dorman 601-050 HID...
06-11-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 807
Posted By Taiwanese

2011 iPod in glove box drains battery?

My wife put a first gen iPod in her 2011 glove box as music source. Few months ago, car won't start. Dealer put in a new battery. Last week, car wont' start then dealer said everything is fine...
10-05-2012, 05:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,460
Posted By Taiwanese

Congratulations on your new S550. If you...

Congratulations on your new S550.

If you don't mind, how much did you pay?
09-07-2012, 06:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,449
Posted By Taiwanese

subscribed. Best of luck to you.

subscribed.

Best of luck to you.
06-08-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,972
Posted By Taiwanese

Thanks. This is exactly what I need with the...

Thanks. This is exactly what I need with the diagram so I would not order it wrong.
06-07-2012, 07:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,972
Posted By Taiwanese

2009 GL450 right rear bumper reflector part number

2009 GL450 right rear bumper reflector is broken.

Anyone knows the part number and where to buy online?

Thanks.
05-22-2012, 03:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,300
Posted By Taiwanese

thanks

thanks
05-21-2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,300
Posted By Taiwanese

Thanks.

Thanks.
05-21-2012, 05:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,300
Posted By Taiwanese

I see many people posting about conquest cash and...

I see many people posting about conquest cash and loyalty discount when discussing purchase price.

What are they?
05-21-2012, 05:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,300
Posted By Taiwanese

That is $9830 off. Good deal! Thanks for the...

That is $9830 off. Good deal! Thanks for the info as I am shopping for one as well.
05-21-2012, 05:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 927
Posted By Taiwanese

Is there a difference style wise between the AMG...

Is there a difference style wise between the AMG style and the one on the new car?
05-21-2012, 05:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,300
Posted By Taiwanese

What was the MSRP? How much discount did you...

What was the MSRP? How much discount did you get? If you don't mind sharing?

Thanks.
05-14-2012, 07:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,401
Posted By Taiwanese

Thanks. Any face lift you can see from MY2013...

Thanks. Any face lift you can see from MY2013 ordering guide?
05-14-2012, 03:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,401
Posted By Taiwanese

2012 E350 pricing

I am looking at buying an E350 coupe soon. I would be buying from dealer's existing inventory.

I am interested in white, P2, appearance.

Wondering if you would share what discount off MSRP...
02-06-2012, 11:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 39,060
Posted By Taiwanese

Peydidy, If your 05 requires same changing...

Peydidy,

If your 05 requires same changing interval as my 03, then I would do it. It's simple and not much money and time.
Forum: W212 AMG
09-22-2011, 02:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,771
Posted By Taiwanese

M156 V8 class action law suit

If you did not know this, there is a class action law suit on M156 V8.
...
08-23-2011, 08:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,563
Posted By Taiwanese

I have the exact same car. I posted a DIY...

I have the exact same car.

I posted a DIY oil change. Do a search under my user name. You will see my image by image how to.
06-22-2011, 05:04 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 30,629
Posted By Taiwanese

Starting 7/1/11, CA sales tax will drop 1% so...

Starting 7/1/11, CA sales tax will drop 1% so don't buy until 7/1/11.
05-16-2011, 01:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,262
Posted By Taiwanese

Nice car!! Love that traditional Chinese, too. ...

Nice car!!
Love that traditional Chinese, too.

(I go to Changhua twice a year)
04-27-2011, 08:47 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 30,260
Posted By Taiwanese

I changed it as well. Too simple and cheap to...

I changed it as well. Too simple and cheap to not do it.

While taking it out, one end broke. So I am really glad I ordered it.

56k miles.
12-29-2010, 12:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 51,805
Posted By Taiwanese

edawg, Please make sure you make a new...

edawg,

Please make sure you make a new thread so it's easier for C230 owner to search in the future.

Thanks from a C230 owner.
12-27-2010, 05:31 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 30,629
Posted By Taiwanese

$ isn't important after you purchased. ...

$ isn't important after you purchased.

Congrats on the new car. Happy new year.
12-08-2010, 04:46 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 74,826
Posted By Taiwanese

edawg, You are quite welcome. We are here...

edawg,

You are quite welcome. We are here to help each other.
12-02-2010, 07:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 42,235
Posted By Taiwanese

do a search there is another thread with...

do a search

there is another thread with more more info
11-15-2010, 02:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 27,920
Posted By Taiwanese

I replaced turn signal stalk earlier this year. ...

I replaced turn signal stalk earlier this year. There are two connections in the back of the air bag. If they are not pushed back securely, SRS light will be on.

I suggest check those two...
10-11-2010, 07:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 29,880
Posted By Taiwanese

I wish my local Costco sells Mobil 1 0W-40. And...

I wish my local Costco sells Mobil 1 0W-40. And Wal Mart don't have them in the 5 qt jar.
10-06-2010, 03:50 PM
Replies: 888
Views: 753,062
Posted By Taiwanese

My 2003 C230 does not come prewired. And I don't...

My 2003 C230 does not come prewired. And I don't want to spend too much money for this. I bought iLuv isp100 from amazon...
10-05-2010, 03:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,610
Posted By Taiwanese

change differential oil

change differential oil
10-05-2010, 03:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,610
Posted By Taiwanese

differential

differential
10-01-2010, 12:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,303
Posted By Taiwanese

Sorry to hi-jack this thread. Is there...

Sorry to hi-jack this thread.

Is there anyway to play music on 2003 C230 sedan (6CD change in glove box) without new radio or massive tear down of interior?

Thanks.
10-01-2010, 12:03 PM
Replies: 888
Views: 753,062
Posted By Taiwanese

Thanks for confirming that mine can't be done. I...

Thanks for confirming that mine can't be done. I thought since this thread started in 2004, maybe someone knows a new way / new product that would make my car work with iPhone 3GS.

I certainly...
10-01-2010, 12:30 AM
Replies: 888
Views: 753,062
Posted By Taiwanese

My radio is the same as...

My radio is the same as http://www.audio-10.com/install-description-radio-mercedes-cd-player-change-becker-tuner

Can anyone confirm this cable will work on MY2003 C230 sedan? I do have a 6-CD...
09-27-2010, 07:57 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,346
Posted By Taiwanese

Ferrari and Porsche woke up after Honda released...

Ferrari and Porsche woke up after Honda released NSX. Competition is good whether you buy a Hyundai or not.
09-14-2010, 11:54 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 36,510
Posted By Taiwanese

When I say the pad moves forward or backward, I...

When I say the pad moves forward or backward, I am describing the movement of the car/rotor/pads. So I guess forward = down and backward = up.

Sorry about the confusion.
09-14-2010, 12:18 AM
09-13-2010, 11:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 36,510
Posted By Taiwanese

Let's say I guessed right. Brake pad is a...

Let's say I guessed right.

Brake pad is a little bit under sized. The pads are already in the front when you get home, back out of driveway, step on brake, pads slides back making the noise. You...
09-13-2010, 04:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 36,510
Posted By Taiwanese

Maybe your brake caliper is loose or brake pad is...

Maybe your brake caliper is loose or brake pad is sliding every time you change direction.

stop car (pad is in the front)
back up - brake (pad slides to the back)
forward - brake (pad slides to...
09-09-2010, 05:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,049
Posted By Taiwanese

Runs like a Cartier? Sorry watch joke.

Runs like a Cartier?

Sorry watch joke.
09-09-2010, 05:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,106
Posted By Taiwanese

2003 with 53k miles and still on OE battery. I...

2003 with 53k miles and still on OE battery. I am thinking about getting a new one though.

For those of you who got new battery, what brand did you get?
08-20-2010, 10:59 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 90,015
Posted By Taiwanese

I had no problem at all when I did mine.

I had no problem at all when I did mine.
07-31-2010, 01:52 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 23,399
Posted By Taiwanese

Subscribed

Subscribed
07-29-2010, 11:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,117
Posted By Taiwanese

How about mounting the LED on both left and right...

How about mounting the LED on both left and right side of the fog. 3 o'clock and 9 o'clock of fog light.:)
Forum: W212 AMG
07-26-2010, 08:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,159
Posted By Taiwanese

$106 refund is nice. But did they put in the...

$106 refund is nice.

But did they put in the right oil?
07-23-2010, 12:58 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 16,182
Posted By Taiwanese

Good looking dogs. And you have good taste...

Good looking dogs.

And you have good taste in cars. Is the blue car a 997?
07-22-2010, 05:28 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 16,182
Posted By Taiwanese

So you paid $65,xxx plus ttl.

So you paid $65,xxx plus ttl.
07-22-2010, 04:59 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 16,182
Posted By Taiwanese

Pabs1, If you don't mind, what was the MSRP...

Pabs1,

If you don't mind, what was the MSRP and what did you pay before tax?
07-22-2010, 01:27 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 43,004
Posted By Taiwanese

CAI = cold air intake Some will change out...

CAI = cold air intake

Some will change out air filter in the engine bay to gain more cold air so they get better performance.

I was just making a joke of CAI so it cools the display.
07-22-2010, 12:19 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 43,004
Posted By Taiwanese

CAI for the display? :crazy:

CAI for the display?

:crazy:
07-19-2010, 05:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 34,709
Posted By Taiwanese

When I fill my wiper fluid, it leaks to the...

When I fill my wiper fluid, it leaks to the ground.

I have not check why yet. Anyone has the same problem?
07-15-2010, 07:04 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 90,015
Posted By Taiwanese

There are 3 screws that holds the turn signal...

There are 3 screws that holds the turn signal stalk onto the plastic housing. The brass washer was on one of the screw location. There is a space for it so you can't put it to the other 2 screw...
07-14-2010, 08:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,010
Posted By Taiwanese

You may want to consider the following: brake...

You may want to consider the following:
brake fluid flush
fuel filter
trany oil
coolant
differential oil
07-14-2010, 08:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,010
Posted By Taiwanese

year and mileage?

year and mileage?
07-14-2010, 12:49 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 74,826
Posted By Taiwanese

You are welcome. We are all here to help each...

You are welcome. We are all here to help each other with deals and how-to.

Other than oil change, you can also change the air filter yourself.

Coolant Zerex G05...
07-13-2010, 12:46 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 200,437
Posted By Taiwanese

Saved Thank you.

Saved

Thank you.
07-13-2010, 01:53 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,258
Posted By Taiwanese

I think this is a great mod. Please keep us...

I think this is a great mod.

Please keep us update.
07-12-2010, 07:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,594
Posted By Taiwanese

They are all about the same just different...

They are all about the same just different capacity.

How to use:
insert extractor tube through dipstick tube all the way to the bottom of oil pan
pump the handle a few times
what oil being...
07-09-2010, 05:33 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 74,826
Posted By Taiwanese

If you go back to page 1, the oil extractor I...

If you go back to page 1, the oil extractor I bought is pretty good. I think they are all made by 1 or 2 companies in Asia and branded differently.

I got my oil filter from autohausaz.com
07-09-2010, 03:30 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 90,015
Posted By Taiwanese

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/__k2vvQ9lHaE/TDdpyN_zSbI/...

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/__k2vvQ9lHaE/TDdpyN_zSbI/AAAAAAAABAo/A6vlyT2XfPQ/s320/P1140186.JPG
07-09-2010, 01:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,594
Posted By Taiwanese

Glyn, I enjoy reading your posts. 0W-40 is...

Glyn,

I enjoy reading your posts. 0W-40 is the oil to use for MB. But in southern California weather, is it necessary to must use 0W-40?
07-09-2010, 02:18 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 90,015
Posted By Taiwanese

THANK YOU!!! I did this today. It took 1...

THANK YOU!!!

I did this today. It took 1 hour and I took my time doing it.

I want to add some notes:
In step 1-1, please make sure you get a T-30 bit that has longer shaft because the hole is...
07-07-2010, 07:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 51,805
Posted By Taiwanese

Thanks. We need more people like you.

Thanks.
We need more people like you.
07-07-2010, 01:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,500
Posted By Taiwanese

I bought the PIAA xtreme cool white H7 from...

I bought the PIAA xtreme cool white H7 from Amazon http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00067BVUA/ref=oss_product

It's just hard installing into the driver side. I removed a bracket with 2-10mm...
07-06-2010, 05:56 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 90,015
Posted By Taiwanese

I have searched this site and can't find the...

I have searched this site and can't find the part. Maybe I did not put in the right key word.

Do you have the part number or correct item name?
07-06-2010, 04:32 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 90,015
Posted By Taiwanese

Anyone knows where to buy this part cheaply for...

Anyone knows where to buy this part cheaply for my 2003 C230?

Mine sometimes does not stay on the right turn signal. I have to hold the stalk in order for the turn signal to blink.
06-25-2010, 06:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,084
Posted By Taiwanese

Since you have 110,000 kms, don't forget to also...

Since you have 110,000 kms, don't forget to also do the following if you have not do so.

brake fluid
coolant
trans oil
air filter
fuel filter
spark plugs
06-24-2010, 04:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,500
Posted By Taiwanese

2010 E350 head light H7 white bulb?

2010 E350 does not come with HID so I am looking for replacement "whiter" H7 bulbs so I get HID look.

Any suggestion?
06-23-2010, 01:31 PM
Replies: 2,330
Views: 215,986
Posted By Taiwanese

Your lights are working properly. They don't...

Your lights are working properly. They don't turn as you turn. They only levels when you first start the car (and not every time).
06-18-2010, 07:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,163
Posted By Taiwanese

Is it possible to do? drain & filter change ...

Is it possible to do?
drain & filter change
drive
drain & fill
drive
drain & fill
06-14-2010, 01:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 39,060
Posted By Taiwanese

EVOLVE, You are so welcome. It's easy,...

EVOLVE,

You are so welcome. It's easy, right?
06-11-2010, 01:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,094
Posted By Taiwanese

crazygordon, Thanks for the quick reply. ...

crazygordon,

Thanks for the quick reply. Which kit or what site did you get it from?
06-11-2010, 12:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,094
Posted By Taiwanese

crazygordon, After your HID install, did you...

crazygordon,

After your HID install, did you get any error code or dash light come on?
06-01-2010, 07:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,094
Posted By Taiwanese

PIAA H7 intense white or extreme white? What...

PIAA H7 intense white or extreme white?
What site did you buy from?
05-28-2010, 01:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,554
Posted By Taiwanese

eBay does not keep history long enough. I...

eBay does not keep history long enough.

I searched again and I bought from this seller "hidbulbzrus". So far so good....
05-27-2010, 01:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,554
Posted By Taiwanese

I went to eBay and purchased OEM Phillips.

I went to eBay and purchased OEM Phillips.
05-26-2010, 06:17 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 62,503
Posted By Taiwanese

This is very cool. Saved. Thanks.

This is very cool.

Saved.

Thanks.
05-05-2010, 07:38 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,742
Posted By Taiwanese

Where can I find a list of available options that...

Where can I find a list of available options that was available back in 2007?
I know there is P1 or P2 package and some other individual options not belong to P1 or P2.

iPod and blue tooth aren't...
05-05-2010, 04:37 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,742
Posted By Taiwanese

This is good read. I am looking for a CPO...

This is good read.

I am looking for a CPO 2007 as well.

Looks like, I should get the following done prior to delivery:
command update
telematic update
ECU reset
perform all TSB
Forum: W211 AMG
05-03-2010, 12:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,047
Posted By Taiwanese

CPO 997 is my first choice but having older...

CPO 997 is my first choice but having older kids...............
Forum: W211 AMG
05-03-2010, 12:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,047
Posted By Taiwanese

That is 46k + TTL, right? What state are you...

That is 46k + TTL, right?

What state are you in?
Forum: W211 AMG
05-03-2010, 12:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,047
Posted By Taiwanese

details please....

details please....
Forum: W211 AMG
04-30-2010, 01:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,047
Posted By Taiwanese

I am just looking for the newest within my budget.

I am just looking for the newest within my budget.
Forum: W211 AMG
04-29-2010, 02:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,047
Posted By Taiwanese

I understand E55 is faster. E63 is fast enough...

I understand E55 is faster. E63 is fast enough for me. Unless you track, how fast can you drive without getting a ticket...one day.

I want a car with newer interior, warranty etc all within my...
Forum: W211 AMG
04-29-2010, 01:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,047
Posted By Taiwanese

This URL should work...

This URL should work...
Forum: W211 AMG
04-29-2010, 01:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,047
Posted By Taiwanese

uttexs55, From 57k to 52k, that sounds like...

uttexs55,

From 57k to 52k, that sounds like a good deal.

What options do you have? What are the available options?

Thanks.
Forum: W211 AMG
04-29-2010, 01:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,047
Posted By Taiwanese

Thanks for the reply. Porsche's certified...

Thanks for the reply.

Porsche's certified warranty is additional 2 years and MB is one?

Some mentioned additional warranty. Do you mean more on top of certified warranty? Or get a...
Forum: W211 AMG
04-29-2010, 03:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,047
Posted By Taiwanese

Looking at 07 E63, what to expect?

I am thinking of getting an certified 2007 E63. What should I expect/look for?

1. 2007 is the first year, should I avoid it?
2. Certified warranty adds one year on top of original 4yr/50k miles?...
04-25-2010, 02:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,214
Posted By Taiwanese

wow! you drive a lot.......

wow! you drive a lot.......
04-23-2010, 07:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,214
Posted By Taiwanese

143k miles! I would get it changed, since...

143k miles!

I would get it changed, since there are moving parts like engine and transmission.

Power steering pump do fail and most people (including me) usually don't remember to take care of...
04-23-2010, 07:37 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 54,790
Posted By Taiwanese

$32 is just for the part, I think you can get it...

$32 is just for the part, I think you can get it a little cheaper online if you want to replace it yourself.
04-23-2010, 07:35 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 54,790
Posted By Taiwanese

It's little shop in Temple City on Las Tunas Dr. ...

It's little shop in Temple City on Las Tunas Dr. They fix lots of high end cars but not a clean place though.
04-23-2010, 07:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,214
Posted By Taiwanese

I missed power steering fluid. Is there...

I missed power steering fluid.

Is there super charge oil on 2003 C230? I thought it uses engine oil.
04-23-2010, 05:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,214
Posted By Taiwanese

50k miles service

50k miles on my 2003 C230

This is what I had done:
oil change
trans oil change (trans was leaking so trans connector $18 was changed)
coolant change
differential oil change
fuel filter
...
04-23-2010, 05:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 54,790
Posted By Taiwanese

I had the pogo stick effect as well. I took...

I had the pogo stick effect as well.

I took it to an indy shop to take care of this problem and at the same time replace the broken door handle. I was going to take care of door handle myself but...
03-11-2010, 08:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,013
Posted By Taiwanese

Everything was off, no defrost when this happened.

Everything was off, no defrost when this happened.
03-11-2010, 01:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,013
Posted By Taiwanese

This happens only when I start my car in garage...

This happens only when I start my car in garage or after work. I can hear the engine running and another sound then I put my hand close to the vent to feel the cold air. This is how it happens the...
03-11-2010, 02:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,013
Posted By Taiwanese

I have never heard of this. I will let it...

I have never heard of this.

I will let it run by itself without turning it off immediately like I used to do.

Thanks.
03-11-2010, 02:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,013
Posted By Taiwanese

Can you look up your paperwork and tell us what...

Can you look up your paperwork and tell us what the dealer replaced?

TIA.
03-11-2010, 02:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,013
Posted By Taiwanese

yes both off It happens sometimes.

yes both off

It happens sometimes.
03-11-2010, 02:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,013
Posted By Taiwanese

Air condition on by itself

Sometimes the AC will be on by itself (switch is off). I notice that when I start the car and the engine sound is a little different and I can feel a little breeze. I then switch it to on then off...
03-07-2010, 11:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,194
Posted By Taiwanese

I did resync when I found out about this problem...

I did resync when I found out about this problem while driving. I did not thought about restart.

I just went into the garage to resync and it worked. Everything is fine now.

Thanks guys.
03-06-2010, 02:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,194
Posted By Taiwanese

It does not do auto up anymore (both fronts only).

It does not do auto up anymore (both fronts only).
03-06-2010, 01:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,194
Posted By Taiwanese

window auto up broke

Both of my front windows' auto up function does not work anymore. Auto down works.

The second click is still there but they don't go all the way up by themselves anymore.

Any suggestion?
...
02-05-2010, 05:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,554
Posted By Taiwanese

You can determine which part is bad by taking the...

You can determine which part is bad by taking the bulb from good side then try it on the bad side.

If it's just bulb then it's a cheaper fix.
02-05-2010, 12:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,554
Posted By Taiwanese

For some reason my left head light is OK now. ...

For some reason my left head light is OK now.

I did get the error message on the dash yesterday. I hope the bulb is OK for sure.
02-04-2010, 06:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,554
Posted By Taiwanese

2003 is the clear fish-eye type of projector. I...

2003 is the clear fish-eye type of projector. I think I will get some quality D2S bulbs.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2722/4330535955_bbc36e143a_m.jpg
02-04-2010, 01:01 AM
02-03-2010, 11:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,554
Posted By Taiwanese

OEM Xenon HID light bulb went out

The light bulb on my 2003 C230 with factory HID went out. I am actually surprised at how fast. The car is 6-1/2 years old but I hardly use that car at night.

I have been reading and researching...
01-29-2010, 12:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,592
Posted By Taiwanese

I have a 2003 C230 and I changed it a few months...

I have a 2003 C230 and I changed it a few months ago. I posted a DIY on this forum.

The car runs better after plug change.
01-26-2010, 05:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 23,113
Posted By Taiwanese

I totally agree with you.:) Many people use...

I totally agree with you.:)

Many people use XXX or YYY thinking is even better than OEM. I guess it's like moding their cars. They don't want to be the same as the other C in the lot.
01-18-2010, 09:22 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 74,826
Posted By Taiwanese

If you pump isn't malfunction, you should just...

If you pump isn't malfunction, you should just give it a few pumps and watch the oil flow. A few more pumps when flow is slow etc.....
01-12-2010, 05:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,276
Posted By Taiwanese

47,314 miles as of now.

47,314 miles as of now.
01-11-2010, 07:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,609
Posted By Taiwanese

I purchased a few times. And also returned a...

I purchased a few times.

And also returned a pair of wiper refill.

They are great to deal with.

:)
12-28-2009, 12:50 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 30,629
Posted By Taiwanese

keep the numbers coming guys/gals!

keep the numbers coming guys/gals!
12-22-2009, 01:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 39,060
Posted By Taiwanese

I checked and they are OK. Now, most spark...

I checked and they are OK.

Now, most spark plugs are well packaged with protection on the tip. I don't think re-gap is necessary.
12-22-2009, 12:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 39,060
Posted By Taiwanese

Thanks. I come here regularly. I love my...

Thanks.

I come here regularly. I love my car but hate to pay outrageous prices just because of that logo on the hood.

I hope others can also save some money (especially nowadays) while...
12-21-2009, 10:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 39,060
Posted By Taiwanese

I would use it. It makes it easier to remove...

I would use it. It makes it easier to remove spark plugs in the future.

#4 was so tight that I was afraid I break the plug while taking it out. It was tighten WAY too much at factory.
11-30-2009, 12:08 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 30,629
Posted By Taiwanese

I am the OP. I see people share so much...

I am the OP.

I see people share so much stuff on different forum except money matter.

Going into a dealer without any good pricing is like shooting dart in the dark.

And I don't believe the...
11-29-2009, 02:36 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 74,826
Posted By Taiwanese

I am the OP. The extractor I bought only...

I am the OP.

The extractor I bought only extract oil from the engine. I have the pour it out by tilting it to the side.

Above has one extra feature that is to pump out oil into container by...
11-29-2009, 02:28 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 30,629
Posted By Taiwanese

great deal:)

great deal:)
11-23-2009, 01:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,081
Posted By Taiwanese

Did you buy extended warranty?

Did you buy extended warranty?
11-23-2009, 01:17 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 30,629
Posted By Taiwanese

City/State: So Cal 2010 E350 Palladium silver /...

City/State: So Cal
2010 E350 Palladium silver / black MB tex / burl walnut
Month/Year bought or leased: purchased 11/22/09
What packages: P1 & 18" AMG Twin 6-Spoke wheel
If bought, price before...
11-23-2009, 12:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,778
Posted By Taiwanese

I was at a dealer today (So Cal). MB extended...

I was at a dealer today (So Cal). MB extended warranty must be purchased within 30 days or there is 15% surcharge if you want to buy it after 30 days. If you don't want it within 4 years (sold your...
11-23-2009, 12:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,222
Posted By Taiwanese

Did you purchase extended warranty?

Did you purchase extended warranty?
11-09-2009, 07:06 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 74,826
Posted By Taiwanese

Mobile 1 0w40 is usually $6.99 a quart at auto...

Mobile 1 0w40 is usually $6.99 a quart at auto parts store.

Sometimes they do a special for 5 quarts of Mobile 1 and a filter for twenty some bucks. I will grab 6 quarts and usually the guy will...
11-06-2009, 07:09 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 30,629
Posted By Taiwanese

**Official Price Thread**

How about we start an official price thread?

This will be the centralized price for $$ and hopefully this will help whoever is thinking of buying / leasing.

Format:

City/State:
E350 or...
10-08-2009, 02:01 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 39,060
Posted By Taiwanese

Wow, what a difference!! Just a short drive...

Wow, what a difference!!

Just a short drive afterwards, I am feel the car is more responsive already.
10-07-2009, 08:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,615
Posted By Taiwanese

I did a photo by photo how to here...

I did a photo by photo how to here (https://mbworld.org/forums/c-class-w203/320171-diy-m271-2003-c230-spark-plug-how.html#post3753297)
10-07-2009, 08:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 39,060
Posted By Taiwanese

DIY M271 2003 C230 spark plug how to

My car is 6 years old and 45k miles. After reading this post (https://mbworld.org/forums/c-class-w203/188002-spark-plugs-how.html) I wanted to change all the spark plugs. MB recommends replacing...
10-04-2009, 03:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,615
Posted By Taiwanese

My MB book says 80,000 miles or 5 year. 2003...

My MB book says 80,000 miles or 5 year.

2003 C230 sedan.
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