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02-17-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 579
Posted By Bobby4919

You can always use Wondershare to download...

You can always use Wondershare to download Youtube videos and copy them to a thumb drive as .mp4 files. They play fine that way.
12-09-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 904
Posted By Bobby4919

Easily replacable by yourself. A flat bladed...

Easily replacable by yourself. A flat bladed screwdriver or even a table knife will do the job. Takes all of 1 or 2 minutes.
I purchased the cheap ones from eBay and I'll tell you.. you get what...
12-08-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 568
Posted By Bobby4919

Also.... get the PAF option. The thermal...

Also.... get the PAF option. The thermal protection provided in the windshield will significantly help on heat reduction inside the car.
09-21-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,743
Posted By Bobby4919

I've been using the Mid City mod for about 3...

I've been using the Mid City mod for about 3 months now and it's worked flawlessly. Only problem I had with it is that the installation is a little more difficult than just plugging into the OBD...
08-01-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 536
Posted By Bobby4919

So is it the emergency release mandated by the...

So is it the emergency release mandated by the gov't in case someone gets 'trapped' in the trunk? (the one that glows green?) I can't see how the buttons on the edge of the trunk lid can be...
08-01-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 536
Posted By Bobby4919

And how would you get to that switch if the trunk...

And how would you get to that switch if the trunk lid was closed and the other external methods were deactivated? Just wondering.
07-31-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 536
Posted By Bobby4919

Flipping the switch deactivates ALL methods of...

Flipping the switch deactivates ALL methods of opening the trunk... key fob, drivers side switch and kicking under the bumper.... except getting into an accident (which unlocks the trunk as explained...
07-30-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 536
Posted By Bobby4919

I use this every now and then. Flip the switch,...

I use this every now and then. Flip the switch, lock the glove compartment with your hard key and only give the valet the key fob. Keeps stuff in the trunk a little more secure.
06-25-2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 43,006
Posted By Bobby4919

Well that explains it. I didn't know there were...

Well that explains it. I didn't know there were E300 models without a touchpad and rotary controller. Based on my VIN, the MB parts system told my dealer what parts to order and that's how two...
06-19-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,107
Posted By Bobby4919

Unfortunately we here in the US don't get to take...

Unfortunately we here in the US don't get to take advantage of this interesting feature since MB won't allow us to!

Now... when the subject line says 'Remote Parking Pilot comes to the US' ...
04-29-2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 43,006
Posted By Bobby4919

I just completed updating my 2017 E, replacing...

I just completed updating my 2017 E, replacing the piano black console with the brown ash open pore trim pieces. Everything went well except for getting all the plugs out of their sockets. Guess I...
04-19-2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 917
Posted By Bobby4919

I can tell you from experience that once the...

I can tell you from experience that once the battery/batteries are dead and it won't take a jump, then the car is a brick. Gone are the days of popping the clutch while the car is rolling downhill....
04-17-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,639
Posted By Bobby4919

Loaning won't work. From the manual "After...

Loaning won't work.

From the manual "After the first use on a vehicle, the VIMMB-85P is personalized to this vehicle and can be used unlimited times to code or reverse coding on this vehicle...
03-30-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,842
Posted By Bobby4919

Wow.... both my 2014 E350 and 2017 E300 have...

Wow.... both my 2014 E350 and 2017 E300 have gaps. The screen never went all the way up. I always thought it was kind of sloppy for MB to leave about an inch gap at the top of the screen.
...
03-30-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,842
Posted By Bobby4919

Camera or not the E300 always has a gap when the...

Camera or not the E300 always has a gap when the screen is up. Maybe it's a sell-up point to get you from an E to an S. :)
03-29-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,842
Posted By Bobby4919

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x922/img_3689_c6ef10d8be1e946df5400eab027b9d1ef0f02168.jpg
No problems with getting a full frame. The black banding around the window...
03-29-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,257
Posted By Bobby4919

No problems with getting a full frame. The black...

No problems with getting a full frame. The black banding around the window doesn't show up. I DO have window tinting on the back window but the picture is great during the day, and just a little...
03-29-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,842
Posted By Bobby4919

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x1504/screen_down_4d57cb10eef674095b1dca4352f059b19c0e2f6b.jpg...
03-28-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,842
Posted By Bobby4919

I have a 2017 W213 and am using the same BlackVue...

I have a 2017 W213 and am using the same BlackVue forward and rear camera successfully. The rear camera is mounted right up against the upper rear window frame (I mean RIGHT UP AGAINST IT). Not...
02-19-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 788
Posted By Bobby4919

Yes Makris. Love the oatmeal raisin cookies...

Yes Makris. Love the oatmeal raisin cookies there :)

And Cao, I'll check further into it. that's kind of what I was alluding to. I'll do some further research.
02-18-2018, 10:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 788
Posted By Bobby4919

I usually get mine refilled when I go into the...

I usually get mine refilled when I go into the dealer to get my free wash and Otis Spunkmeyer cookies. Who knows what they put in it but I doubt if they're giving away free 'MB' specially blended...
02-17-2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 43,006
Posted By Bobby4919

Had both the parts manager and service advisor at...

Had both the parts manager and service advisor at my dealership insist today that the piano black console pieces on my 2017 E300 are lacquered wood, and not plastic. Anyone able to confirm this? ...
02-07-2018, 09:47 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 24,220
Posted By Bobby4919

Sirius radio buffer

I've got a 2018 E300 loaner and just noticed the satellite radio has a buffer. I can use the controls to pause a song or back up to the beginning. Haven't played with it much but I'm pretty sure...
02-03-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 527
Posted By Bobby4919

E300 Air Body Control

I had to have my 2017 E300 towed to the dealer this week because it wouldn't start. Pressing the button to start the engine resulted in the dashboard lighting up, the wipers wiping, and just about...
11-25-2017, 01:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,421
Posted By Bobby4919

Would a LoJack with their Early Warning System...

Would a LoJack with their Early Warning System help in these cases? They supply a second key fob that communicates with the LoJack and if the car is moved without their key fob being in the car,...
09-21-2017, 10:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 476
Posted By Bobby4919

I've got the Weathertech liner in the the trunk...

I've got the Weathertech liner in the the trunk of my 2017 E300 and it fits perfectly. There IS a small (2"maybe) wall around it that will stick up and not let anything lie flat easily if you're...
09-19-2017, 12:18 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 16,260
Posted By Bobby4919

Then by all means do not use the LLumar product...

Then by all means do not use the LLumar product on your windshield in Florida or any other state with such a regulation. The PAF option is well worth it for the heat rejection alone.
...
09-18-2017, 03:40 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 16,260
Posted By Bobby4919

Some of us like the appearance of tinted windows,...

Some of us like the appearance of tinted windows, so yes, adding another film is for appearance. Sometimes duplicative is ok. My recommendation for the LLumar Air blue product was for those that...
09-18-2017, 02:11 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 16,260
Posted By Bobby4919

I ordered my E300 with the PAF package, but also...

I ordered my E300 with the PAF package, but also had LLumar ceramic window tint applied to the side and back windows. The PAF package adds no perceptible tinting to the windows so I had the Florida...
07-20-2017, 10:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,371
Posted By Bobby4919

Actually, you'll need it again if for some reason...

Actually, you'll need it again if for some reason the dealer needs to restore software to your system. I was having problems connecting to internet radio and the solution was evidently a refresh of...
07-18-2017, 10:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,371
Posted By Bobby4919

No need to leave plugged in. Plug in once and it...

No need to leave plugged in. Plug in once and it updates the firmware in your entertainment system, without affecting any other functions. Plug it in a second time and it's supposed to restore what...
07-17-2017, 10:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,371
Posted By Bobby4919

I've installed the Crux device also and it works...

I've installed the Crux device also and it works fine. However, I don't recommend watching Shakira while driving 230+ km/h :)
07-09-2017, 03:05 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,772
Posted By Bobby4919

I ordered my 2017 E300 from MB Orlando last...

I ordered my 2017 E300 from MB Orlando last August and got 10% off sticker. P3, leather interior , ventilated seats, LCD instrument cluster. Just about everything you could order optionally. Car...
06-02-2017, 11:02 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 54,408
Posted By Bobby4919

Regarding waiver of lease turn-in fee. Good...

Regarding waiver of lease turn-in fee. Good luck. MBFS wouldn't waive mine because I was purchasing a new E300 and financed it through my credit union and not MBFS. The higher interest rate that...
05-30-2017, 04:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,460
Posted By Bobby4919

And yes.... i don't need to bypass VIM when i'm...

And yes.... i don't need to bypass VIM when i'm in the parking lot :)
05-30-2017, 04:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,460
Posted By Bobby4919

The Crux gizmo worked fine in my E300. No kids...

The Crux gizmo worked fine in my E300. No kids here, so the novelty wore off really quick. But it helps when i'm in the grocery store parking lot waiting on the wife.
05-30-2017, 03:57 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 54,408
Posted By Bobby4919

i had a late November turn in that was extended...

i had a late November turn in that was extended with no problem to the end of February. MBFS was a pleasure to deal with in getting this done. My E300 had to be re-ordered due to a option mix-up...
05-18-2017, 03:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 914
Posted By Bobby4919

I had clear blue 80 on the windshield of my E350....

I had clear blue 80 on the windshield of my E350. It was fantastic, maybe even a little better at heat rejection than the PAF factory option on my E300. I did have it put on the sunroof glass on...
05-18-2017, 11:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,930
Posted By Bobby4919

My E300 is 2.5 months old.... 2300 miles, and the...

My E300 is 2.5 months old.... 2300 miles, and the drivers bolster is already showing wear! I'm very meticulous getting in the car since I had an Infiniti that wore through in the same spot, but only...
05-18-2017, 11:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 914
Posted By Bobby4919

i'm using Llumar on the side and back windows. ...

i'm using Llumar on the side and back windows. Nothing on the windshield (Llumar makes a clear UV protection tint) since I have the PAF package.

I've used Llumar on my last three cars and I've...
05-12-2017, 04:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,402
Posted By Bobby4919

Service advisor and service manager at my dealer...

Service advisor and service manager at my dealer finally persisted in getting my wifi hotspot and tunein radio working. It took working with MB engineers directly to get a software fix specifically...
05-08-2017, 06:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,402
Posted By Bobby4919

My car is still in the trial period for all...

My car is still in the trial period for all things that require subscribing to. I've also given mbrace a CC number to start subscriptions after the trials.

My car was in the dealer for FOUR days...
05-05-2017, 09:00 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,734
Posted By Bobby4919

My mbrace free trial is still active, and anyway,...

My mbrace free trial is still active, and anyway, I've given them a CC to continue the subscription. My wifi hotspot is also not working. Three days now in the shop and MB has done 3 or 4 software...
05-03-2017, 11:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,739
Posted By Bobby4919

Having never driven an S, I can't compare my E300...

Having never driven an S, I can't compare my E300 airmatic ride, but I'm very pleased with it. Much better than a standard 2014 E350 ride.

However.... I would think that the S would have a much...
05-03-2017, 11:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,734
Posted By Bobby4919

My Tunein radio access worked for a while, but...

My Tunein radio access worked for a while, but stopped about 2 weeks ago. The E300 is in the shop right now to see if MB can diagnose the problem. Tunein radio can't be accessed and the system...
05-03-2017, 11:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,295
Posted By Bobby4919

On my prior 2014 E350 my iPod connected using the...

On my prior 2014 E350 my iPod connected using the big cable that came with the car. It had the old 30 pin(I think) iPod connector that Apple used to use on older iPods. Everything worked fine but...
04-06-2017, 02:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,516
Posted By Bobby4919

No purplish or greenish tint to my E300 when...

No purplish or greenish tint to my E300 when delivered. I had Llumar window tint put on side and rear windows the day after delivery. Windows now look smoky gray/black
04-05-2017, 10:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,516
Posted By Bobby4919

I've been driving my acoustic package (PAF)...

I've been driving my acoustic package (PAF) equipped E300 for about a month now and my impression has been favorable. It certainly is quieter than my 2014 E350. It's so good I can't hear the little...
03-17-2017, 11:35 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 24,220
Posted By Bobby4919

My E350 never had an easy way of dimming the...

My E350 never had an easy way of dimming the instrument panel lights. the E300 has a rheostat (dial) next to the light switch on the panel. I never thought to look there and just assumed you had...
03-15-2017, 03:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,639
Posted By Bobby4919

Just 'installed' it. Works flawlessly. With...

Just 'installed' it. Works flawlessly.

With a Lexar 512gb SSD drive, and TunesKit for Mac (converts an iTunes .m4v file to a DRMless .mp4 file). I can take any iTunes movie with me in the car.
...
03-13-2017, 06:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,639
Posted By Bobby4919

Just ordered this through Walmart for about $230....

Just ordered this through Walmart for about $230. Hope it doesn't brick my infotainment system :)
03-13-2017, 06:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,133
Posted By Bobby4919

Two weeks into my E300 with ventilated seats here...

Two weeks into my E300 with ventilated seats here in Florida. While I wouldn't do without them, don't expect bone-chilling cold from them either. I had them on my E350 and both these, and the E350...
03-13-2017, 12:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,295
Posted By Bobby4919

i gave up on trying to get my 160gb iPod to work...

i gave up on trying to get my 160gb iPod to work correctly with the E300. It wouldn't index all 25K+ songs on the iPod(at least in a reasonable time) and the iPod kept freezing up, needing...
03-11-2017, 03:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,119
Posted By Bobby4919

I did a test while my radio was showing 'ATT'...

I did a test while my radio was showing 'ATT' next to the signal bars. I went to a TuneIn radio station (internet radio) and started playing the station. I then put my iPhone in airplane mode,...
03-11-2017, 12:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,119
Posted By Bobby4919

Question regarding internet connectivity

Just took delivery on a new E300 and I'm trying to figure out the 'rules' of internet connectivity. I'm signed up with Mbrace and can access the internet via the built in browser (bulky) or internet...
03-07-2017, 04:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,935
Posted By Bobby4919

I just turned in a leased 2014 E350 for a new...

I just turned in a leased 2014 E350 for a new E300. I love almost every inch of it. Do I care if someone looking at it can't tell it from a C or S? No. Do I care if it's a 4 cylinder. No. ...
03-02-2017, 04:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,295
Posted By Bobby4919

Cleared off my iPod and put about 10 albums on...

Cleared off my iPod and put about 10 albums on it... maybe 100 - 150 tracks. Search function popped up after about 10 seconds of the iPod being connected so there must be some kind of indexing going...
03-02-2017, 01:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,295
Posted By Bobby4919

I'm wondering if the COMAND system needs to build...

I'm wondering if the COMAND system needs to build an index of the iPod. If so, how long does that process take? I've got about 28k songs on the iPod.

I'm thinking of deleting everything on it,...
03-01-2017, 04:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,295
Posted By Bobby4919

Not working for me no matter what USB port I plug...

Not working for me no matter what USB port I plug it in. Playlists show up, track lists, etc. But NO search capability. If I use a voice command it just comes back to me with no results.

I'm...
02-28-2017, 03:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,295
Posted By Bobby4919

E300 and Ipod integration

I just took delivery of my E300 last week and I'm a little disappointed with the iPod integration. My 2014 E350 had a cable that plugged into my iPod and the search functions would let me find music...
02-24-2017, 07:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 516
Posted By Bobby4919

Import/export navigation destinations

i just picked up my new E300 today and tried importing all of the information (navigation destinations primarily) that I had exported to SD card from my 2014 E350.

The E300 import function said it...
02-19-2017, 11:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,864
Posted By Bobby4919

Is the Eco-Start disabling available on US cars? ...

Is the Eco-Start disabling available on US cars? I thought Eco-Start helped MB achieve their CAFE goal here and wouldn't let you permanently disable it.
01-19-2017, 11:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,462
Posted By Bobby4919

Size 16!! Maybe it's afraid!! Just...

Size 16!! Maybe it's afraid!!


Just kidding :)
I find mine works best when I'm lined up in the middle of the bumper and 'kick/wave' my foot toward the front of the car.... not side to side. ...
01-19-2017, 11:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,314
Posted By Bobby4919

I've been satisfied with the sales and service at...

I've been satisfied with the sales and service at my Automation dealership. And yes, it's in 407. The only thing we can figure out on the aluminum trim is that the car that was already in the...
12-29-2016, 04:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,514
Posted By Bobby4919

I got 10% off of an E300 with P3, glass...

I got 10% off of an E300 with P3, glass instrument cluster, leather, and a few other options back in August when I placed my order. At the time deliver was expected in early January, but was later...
11-26-2016, 11:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,677
Posted By Bobby4919

Felt is the duct tape of MB service techs. I had...

Felt is the duct tape of MB service techs. I had two noise issues on my 2014 e350 solved by let tape. One was a whistling noise caused by wind coming through the small gap between the grill insert...
11-20-2016, 10:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,314
Posted By Bobby4919

I decided to re-order. now waiting on a January...

I decided to re-order. now waiting on a January build, late Feb delivery.
Autonation dealer was very accommodating after a bit of discussion.
11-15-2016, 06:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,314
Posted By Bobby4919

Aluminum dashboard trim

I ordered my E300 toward the end of August and just got notified that it's being built now.

The salesman sent me a screenshot of the car specs and despite going over the order multiple times...
09-22-2016, 03:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,664
Posted By Bobby4919

I placed my e300 order with P3 and two screens on...

I placed my e300 order with P3 and two screens on 8/20. I was notified on 9/14 that the salesman was able to modify a car the dealer already had in queue to my specs. I have a production date of...
09-14-2016, 12:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,119
Posted By Bobby4919

E300 Delivery date with P3 option

Has anyone placed an order for a P3 equipped E300 in the last 30 days? Have you received a build date yet? Still waiting for mine!
08-26-2016, 12:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,436
Posted By Bobby4919

Seems like the P3 package is the delay. Looks...

Seems like the P3 package is the delay. Looks like mine won't start production until January now.

Anyone know what the P3 delivery issues are?
08-24-2016, 07:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,238
Posted By Bobby4919

i was a little disappointed when I found out this...

i was a little disappointed when I found out this wasn't available in the US (along with the 84 adjustable LED headlights), but then I thought 'How many times am I going to park my $72K car soon...
08-24-2016, 10:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,436
Posted By Bobby4919

I'm in Central Florida. the 10% off quotes were...

I'm in Central Florida. the 10% off quotes were from dealers in Orlando and Tampa. MSRP on the E300 as optioned was a little over $71,000. P3, leather seats, air suspension, digital instrument...
08-23-2016, 03:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,436
Posted By Bobby4919

I got my current e350 for 12.5 % off so I started...

I got my current e350 for 12.5 % off so I started with that percentage. Two other dealers in the area offered 10% right off the bat, so I went in to my preferred dealer with the 12.5% number. ...
08-22-2016, 03:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,436
Posted By Bobby4919

Buying this one. Only leased while waiting on...

Buying this one. Only leased while waiting on the 2017 models to come in. I'm a gadget freak so I wanted the all-digital dashboard. At least I can sit in it and feel like I'm in an Sclass. (With...
08-22-2016, 01:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,494
Posted By Bobby4919

Salesman says the S class has infrared glass, but...

Salesman says the S class has infrared glass, but he wasn't really sure what the PAF option supplied.

I have Llumar clear UV protection on the windshield and sunroof of my E350 and it's fantastic....
08-22-2016, 01:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,436
Posted By Bobby4919

Just left the deepest on Saturday. Salesman will...

Just left the deepest on Saturday. Salesman will probably be entering the order today and then getting me a tentative production date. I'm ok if scheduling clears up and the order comes early.
...
08-22-2016, 11:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,494
Posted By Bobby4919

What is option PAF (acoustic comfort)

Does anyone have a good description of E300 option PAF (acoustic comfort)?

Dealer Order Guide shows it as 'increased insulation' and 'windshield and side windows with acoustic and heat absorbing...
08-22-2016, 11:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,436
Posted By Bobby4919

Ordered my E300 today

Just finished placing an order for a 2017 E300 today. Ordered it pretty much loaded, and with the P3 package which is currently delaying production until December.

Deal was 10% off of sticker...
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