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03-15-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 283
Posted By DFWdude

Very nice! Tradition carries on through the...

Very nice! Tradition carries on through the years. :y
03-15-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 875
Posted By DFWdude

Both of my Mercedes have the beige interiors....

Both of my Mercedes have the beige interiors. They do not show dust like black interiors do, and don't show dirt until you step into the car with muddy feet... then you know it's time to clean-up....
03-13-2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 655
Posted By DFWdude

Here it is in Maroon. Darker and less obvious...

Here it is in Maroon. Darker and less obvious than the standard red before.

Now I just need to figure out which fuse under the hood to tap into to power the FLUX Capacitor Drive. :D
...
03-12-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 185
Posted By DFWdude

Just clear the code and carry on. I wouldn't be...

Just clear the code and carry on. I wouldn't be concerned unless the CEL comes back.
03-11-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 240
Posted By DFWdude

I bought my 2016 E350 with half the mileage for...

I bought my 2016 E350 with half the mileage for $6K less. Check here... www.texascarsdirect.com
03-08-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 655
Posted By DFWdude

Today I bought some maroon vinyl. That will not...

Today I bought some maroon vinyl. That will not be as "bright" as regular red... Even when having fun, perfection takes time and an attention to detail.....:D
03-08-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 429
Posted By DFWdude

Most threads on this indicate closer to $250-$300...

Most threads on this indicate closer to $250-$300 and that's for the part, only. Also, one of the front seat bottom cushions -- can't remember right or left -- will be more expensive than the...
03-07-2019, 10:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 429
Posted By DFWdude

Yes, we get wound around the pole here alot on...

Yes, we get wound around the pole here alot on which is better, Leather or MB-Tex...

MB-Tex is a excellent imitation leather. On my 2001 C-Class, the MB-Tex seat bolsters look brand new, while the...
03-07-2019, 07:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 338
Posted By DFWdude

Thank you and Cheryl so much, Bob! ...

Thank you and Cheryl so much, Bob!

:urock::cheers::thankyou:
03-06-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 338
Posted By DFWdude

I am perpetually logged in, sad to say... ...

I am perpetually logged in, sad to say...

That said, I don't see the ads this morning, so...:cheers:
03-06-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 846
Posted By DFWdude

Not sure I would buy a 10 year-old Benz. They are...

Not sure I would buy a 10 year-old Benz. They are pretty well depreciated by now, but the cost of parts for mid-level and major repairs are not discounted. So any repair could cost as much as the car...
03-03-2019, 10:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By DFWdude

You have a 4WD vehicle. There is another recent...

You have a 4WD vehicle. There is another recent thread covering how to get the siphon tube around the shaft that runs through the oil pan on 4WD cars.
03-03-2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 359
Posted By DFWdude

Less to do with airmatic suspension (nothing...

Less to do with airmatic suspension (nothing actually) and more to do with the cold weather. Cold weather means the air contracts in your tires, giving lower pressure readings. Put some air in the...
03-03-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 655
Posted By DFWdude

Well, it is a warning button, so I thought red...

Well, it is a warning button, so I thought red was the color, next to the red, OEM Flashers triangle.... I suppose I could try it in black.....
...
03-02-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 338
Posted By DFWdude

And today on the W212 forum, the Stickied...

And today on the W212 forum, the Stickied "Sponsored Content" thread transforms into some story by a different "member" that will direct you off-site, spoofing an Internet Brands page. Notice there...
03-02-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 655
Posted By DFWdude

Glad to read you guys are having some fun along...

Glad to read you guys are having some fun along with me. While we're at it, thought I'd also share my car's name, for those of you old enough to remember...
...
03-02-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 655
Posted By DFWdude

Um, you have to show up wearing your white lab...

Um, you have to show up wearing your white lab coat and welding goggles for access to the secret sauce room in back...:D

Stealth mode, Marty McFly... Stealth mode...;)[/color]
03-01-2019, 09:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 338
Posted By DFWdude

No, Bob. I'm seeing this sticky at the top of...

No, Bob. I'm seeing this sticky at the top of the W212, W213, etc. forum. Labeled "Sponsored Content," the subject matter (and poster name) changes on page refreshes...
...
03-01-2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 655
Posted By DFWdude

Smile Sometimes Mods are just Superficial for FUN!

Recently made the trip to Humble TX to see the DeLorean Car Company (Suburb of Houston). While there, I had them install a FLUX Capacitor Drive in my E350. Thankfully the install took less than an...
03-01-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 262
Posted By DFWdude

I've never gotten more than 25,000-30,000 miles...

I've never gotten more than 25,000-30,000 miles on OEM tires of any brand, or any OEM spec. To include OEM Goodyear, Pirelli, Michelin, Firestone, and especially Continental.

I have OEM Contis on...
03-01-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 356
Posted By DFWdude

Before hopping from one fuse to another in a...

Before hopping from one fuse to another in a panic, count to 10 and do some experimenting. If you are in a dark garage while testing this, be aware the star may not go out until the lows time out, or...
02-28-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 356
Posted By DFWdude

Oh my...:mercy: The answer is yes.

Oh my...:mercy: The answer is yes.
02-28-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 356
Posted By DFWdude

Among all the threads here regarding the...

Among all the threads here regarding the aftermarket Star that I've read (hint hint)... no one has been successful in wiring it so that the star lights only when the headlights are on. The best...
02-28-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 163
Posted By DFWdude

IIRC, the towing pintle cover should have an...

IIRC, the towing pintle cover should have an integrated tether molded with it to avoid loss while towing. Can someone confirm?
02-28-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 338
Posted By DFWdude

Question Why the sticky Mazda multibot thread at the top of every discussion forum?

Maybe it's just me...
I don't mind the adverts in the header of each forum...
I don't mind the adverts in the bottom of each forum...
I don't mind the adverts separating each page in each forum......
02-27-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 878
Posted By DFWdude

Tell her that if the car locked itself, she...

Tell her that if the car locked itself, she wouldn't need to go to the NAIL salon as often.:y
02-27-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,546
Posted By DFWdude

I drove my older MB to work (normal commute,...

I drove my older MB to work (normal commute, about 10,000 miles) for many years. At no time did the onboard oil monitoring system tell me to change the oil more than once a year (often there was...
02-27-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 72,733
Posted By DFWdude

I installed the aftermarket illuminated star 9...

I installed the aftermarket illuminated star 9 months ago. It is wired to Fuse #25 in the engine compartmant. Since then, the car has been to the dealership for a warranty repair. I was not told...
02-26-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 926
Posted By DFWdude

Yes, my E350 is Keyless Go. We've had...

Yes, my E350 is Keyless Go.


We've had these "range" discussions before, and I suppose some are not open to changing fixed opinions, All I can tell you is that I lock my (Keyless Go) car when...
02-26-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 926
Posted By DFWdude

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Yup, what he says. I...

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Yup, what he says. I read these fob battery threads, and I wonder why I don't have any problems. Maybe it's because I keep the car locked, and store the key fobs more than 20...
02-26-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 72,733
Posted By DFWdude

This has been discussed in detail. Direct wiring...

This has been discussed in detail. Direct wiring into the headlight area (CANBUS system) is problematic. Lots of things can go wrong with this idea. So the basic option is to wire it into a...
02-25-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 878
Posted By DFWdude

NOPE. Keyless Go works great for me. Love it. :)

NOPE. Keyless Go works great for me. Love it. :)
02-23-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 169
Posted By DFWdude

Sometimes as little as 3 minutes. It's always...

Sometimes as little as 3 minutes. It's always there by the time I get into the car and fire it up.

I like the feature, since the search feature within the app seems to use anticipatory search,...
02-23-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 334
Posted By DFWdude

You should reset the service interval reminders...

You should reset the service interval reminders using the procedure outlined in your Multi-Function display. (Search here for the steps particular to your MY car, or read your manual). You should NOT...
02-22-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 745
Posted By DFWdude

According to the 2016 Comand Manual (Page...

According to the 2016 Comand Manual (Page 70-Destination Entry), you CAN enter addresses by Zip Code...

"The city in which the vehicle is currently located
(current vehicle position) is at the...
02-21-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,566
Posted By DFWdude

Not sure there's any way to dress-up a cup...

Not sure there's any way to dress-up a cup holder. My 2001 C-Class has a nifty, "Transformer-like" cup holder that collapses into the primary cup holder,. Looks pretty neat in operation (suitably...
02-21-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 224
Posted By DFWdude

Sounds like you've invested more than $23 of your...

Sounds like you've invested more than $23 of your time worrying about the issue and avoiding CELs, etc, that the intake is worth. I would swap it back... Lesson Learned.
02-16-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,566
Posted By DFWdude

Yes indeed the clock is classy! :y

Yes indeed the clock is classy! :y
02-16-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 314
Posted By DFWdude

Ah, that optional "airbag" that no one ever sees,...

Ah, that optional "airbag" that no one ever sees, until it leaks.

I thought this was about the airbag (that everyone has) in the steering wheel, LOL.

Unspecific Thread labelling #87,673,

OK,...
02-16-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,566
Posted By DFWdude

Question What Single Styling Cue Prompted your W212 Purchase?

One Winter evening in 2017, I was driving my C320 at night (seldom done for this retired person) and came to a halt at a stoplight. I was the third car in line in my lane. Up pulls a Facelift...
02-16-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 253
Posted By DFWdude

Try the W213 forum.

Try the W213 forum.
02-15-2019, 11:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 203
Posted By DFWdude

Just my opinion, but I would not let them dye...

Just my opinion, but I would not let them dye anything. Not to mention that the seams in some of these seats are suspect to begin with. The seams may not like any chemicals. I realize we're talking...
02-15-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 314
Posted By DFWdude

What is in an airbag to cause a leak? I thought...

What is in an airbag to cause a leak? I thought there was just the bag and inflator powder. Nothing under any pressure.
02-15-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,326
Posted By DFWdude

To be honest, I don't understand this problem. I...

To be honest, I don't understand this problem. I haven't experienced this automatic disabling of ESC in my W212. But ESC is not required to operate the car, as I learned how to disable ESC manually...
02-14-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 320
Views: 59,924
Posted By DFWdude

BTW, several Mercedes-Benz dealerships have...

BTW, several Mercedes-Benz dealerships have posted you-tube videos demonstrating parking assist. Watching a couple of these in advance not only teaches you how to use it, but also inspires some...
02-14-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 320
Views: 59,924
Posted By DFWdude

I have only parallel parked using parking assist...

I have only parallel parked using parking assist once, to see that it works, and it does. But there are not many parallel parking opportunities around here. Accordingly, some think it's a fluff...
02-12-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 370
Posted By DFWdude

I've owned minivans where there was not enough...

I've owned minivans where there was not enough room for rear-facing car seats. Sometimes, a Peterbuilt attached to a 40 ft trailer isn't big enough, either.

Seriously, I've read here that a W212...
02-12-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 188
Posted By DFWdude

Question Does anyone have the Stanley 15amp Battery Charger?

Been shopping for a battery charger, conditioner and starter. This Stanley 15amp 40amp jumpstart model seems to fit the bill, intuitive to use, and all the features I think I need at an affordable...
02-12-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 370
Posted By DFWdude

"Does a W212 Trunk work for a toddler and...

"Does a W212 Trunk work for a toddler and infant?" Sure thing. You should be able to stuff up to 28 toddlers in the trunk... or 45 newborn intants.:D Oh, wait... You're asking about space for car...
02-12-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,830
Posted By DFWdude

Let's not get too anal concerning what qualifies...

Let's not get too anal concerning what qualifies as an OEM windshield.

My 2016 E-Class has a Sekurit brand Saint Gobain windshield. BUT, my C320 -- built in the very same Sindelfingen, Germany...
02-12-2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 364
Posted By DFWdude

Maybe change the default frequency for the garage...

Maybe change the default frequency for the garage door opener?

Move Alexa to the other side of the living room furthest from the garage?

So...I guess we shouldn't park in lots under electrical...
02-10-2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,077
Posted By DFWdude

Thinking about this further... I really like...

Thinking about this further...

I really like the "POI by Name" search function in Navi... A thousand miles from home, I was asked to join a group for dinner, at "XYZ Barbeque" Not knowing the town...
02-10-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,077
Posted By DFWdude

As for a good phone cradle, I have this in all my...

As for a good phone cradle, I have this in all my cars and highly recommend it. Well built, choose from two mount tensions at the louvers, one button release of phone, etc.
...
02-10-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,077
Posted By DFWdude

Several misconceptions here. The map database is...

Several misconceptions here. The map database is readily updatable beyond 2016, as already noted. Like zeemob, my 2016 has recently been updated to map version 2019 V19.0. In addition, version...
02-04-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,870
Posted By DFWdude

The Code H14 Burled Walnut Trim High Gloss in my...

The Code H14 Burled Walnut Trim High Gloss in my 2016 was horribly faded in just 2 years... It has since been replaced. This is the "before" view...
...
02-04-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,870
Posted By DFWdude

The "Laurel" wood trim in my 18-year-old C320...

The "Laurel" wood trim in my 18-year-old C320 looks BRAND NEW...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x1481/000_0072_ec913bd7e28df776a2906d2ee847cf7b54d7b46b.jpg

Do some...
02-03-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,656
Posted By DFWdude

This shade-tree machinist thinks that whoever...

This shade-tree machinist thinks that whoever (presumably in Germany) designed this high-use part to be plastic needs to be summarilly shot, cremated, ashes ground into powder as tropical fish food....
02-02-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,327
Posted By DFWdude

Bazinga! I didn't realize this. (Picture me...

Bazinga! I didn't realize this. (Picture me running -- OK walking -- to the garage.) Indeed the comfort box does have a hook on each side. Good to know, and thanks.
02-02-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 425
Posted By DFWdude

If you are careful, you could try some acetone....

If you are careful, you could try some acetone. (As in finger nail polish remover containing acetone). Acetone is a petroleum-based solvent, so must be used sparingly. Wet the corner of a paper towel...
02-02-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,726
Posted By DFWdude

About warranties, I am more concerned about...

About warranties, I am more concerned about voiding the overall warranty that applies to important things, like engine, suspension, brakes, air conditioning. Make unauthorized changes in the...
02-02-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,726
Posted By DFWdude

And this post is "useful?" And this post "sticks...

And this post is "useful?" And this post "sticks with the facts?" And this post is "on-topic?"

MarcF, as a newbie here, you probably don't realize that your posts stifle constructive conversation...
02-01-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,726
Posted By DFWdude

Yup...What I have not been able to clarify is...

Yup...What I have not been able to clarify is whether Steps 2-3 (post #27) result in Comand APS NTG5.1, or not. I would like to confirm this, somehow.

See post #20... fleeno has an April, 2015...
01-31-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,726
Posted By DFWdude

This thread is NOT about 2015 cars, only MY2016...

This thread is NOT about 2015 cars, only MY2016 cars, many built in 2015...

Member SlvrArrow87 has his 2016 E-Class operating with AA/ACP based on its July 27, 2015 build date with the specs I've...
01-30-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,726
Posted By DFWdude

And yet there are a handful of people here who...

And yet there are a handful of people here who have installed AA/ACP on these exact systems (531 COMAND APS NTG5/NTG5.5 as well as 3U2 HEAD UNIT AMERICA)

I believe NTG5.1 falls withing the range...
01-27-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 875
Posted By DFWdude

I am a member at the following Websites... ...

I am a member at the following Websites...

Honda - https://hondaforum.com/forum/ I've owned 3 Hondas for 8-10 year periods. Still have a 2003 CRV at my home. I go here to learn things

Nissan -...
01-26-2019, 09:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 875
Posted By DFWdude

I've owned several Hondas, Toyotas and Hyundais....

I've owned several Hondas, Toyotas and Hyundais. Look at any Honda enthusiast website as I have, and you will find the same complaints and grousing that you see here. Regardless of brand, owners read...
01-26-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By DFWdude

Correct. Date of sale completion to first...

Correct. Date of sale completion to first owner/lesee.
Frankly, if the car has not been updated at all (likely) then the dealer has benefitted from time saved. Hence they could (should) goodwill...
01-25-2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 519
Posted By DFWdude

My older MB came with Pirelli P6s. They were OK....

My older MB came with Pirelli P6s. They were OK. I've had other cars equipped with Contis, and they were OK, but just OK. I've also had Bridgstones, Dunlops and Michelins as OEM tires.

Car...
01-25-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By DFWdude

To answer the question, my 2016 came with code...

To answer the question, my 2016 came with code 531 COMAND APS NTG5/NTG5.5. You will read here references to NTG5.1, which I believe is the same thing.

The important thing is to check the "initial...
01-25-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 875
Posted By DFWdude

Being a bit harsh, aren't we? One does NOT have...

Being a bit harsh, aren't we? One does NOT have to own a fully loaded car to be an enthusiast.

For example...
If one lives in an arid, southern climate, one may find little use for 4-wheel...
01-23-2019, 07:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 579
Posted By DFWdude

I cannot imagine a lifetime warranty on brake...

I cannot imagine a lifetime warranty on brake pads at all. Brake pads are consumable items that are intended to wear out. I suppose you can take half-worn pads back for free if they get scored or...
01-18-2019, 06:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By DFWdude

Your facelift 2014 should have LEDs (only) for...

Your facelift 2014 should have LEDs (only) for low beam, and H7 Halogen for highs. You would be the first to suggest changing the low beams which I think are beyond excellent. I have changed the...
01-18-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 811
Posted By DFWdude

My attempt at levity was based on personal...

My attempt at levity was based on personal experience, and reading the countless threads here about owners fed-up with broken rims, which is directly proportional to wheel diameter. I don't need to...
01-18-2019, 07:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 811
Posted By DFWdude

Everyone should own a black car... for 15...

Everyone should own a black car... for 15 minutes. Everyone should own a convertible for a month. Been there, done that, remember all of it, and not fondly.

I'm starting to think that everyone...
01-16-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 357
Posted By DFWdude

Greets from the DFW area. You should acquire a...

Greets from the DFW area. You should acquire a Data Card for your car. It will answer many of your questions.

There are several sources from which to pull your build data. Here is one... ...
01-15-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 943
Posted By DFWdude

Yep. It appears we've spent more bandwidth...

Yep. It appears we've spent more bandwidth participating in this thread than the OP has spent the last year learning about his car. I knew better than to get sucked into this thread, and yet I've...
01-14-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 943
Posted By DFWdude

All other silliness considered, there is the...

All other silliness considered, there is the matter of the push button in the ignition. You can run a keyless go MB with the key in the ignition -- if it's one of the handful of keyless go cars on...
01-11-2019, 10:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 530
Posted By DFWdude

Wow... Oil cap not installed completely =...

Wow...

Oil cap not installed completely = oil all over the engine......
01-09-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 595
Posted By DFWdude

Mine is a W212. I have not hade the pleasure of...

Mine is a W212. I have not hade the pleasure of fishing any wires behind the upper center stack, sorry
01-07-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 595
Posted By DFWdude

I've had my center console (facelift 2016) apart...

I've had my center console (facelift 2016) apart twice now to do similar work, and had no need to remove the actual knob at all. The knob and surrounding wood trim can be removed as a single unit.
...
01-07-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 276
Posted By DFWdude

I recently drove 1350 miles overnight (20 hours...

I recently drove 1350 miles overnight (20 hours total) nonstop (other than for gas/snacks). Got 33mpg - - no need to drive 80mph..

I've read all the moans about back problems from the "poor seat...
12-28-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 558
Posted By DFWdude

OK, for my 2016 E-Class, I just loaded 150MB of...

OK, for my 2016 E-Class, I just loaded 150MB of songs on the following:

Samsung EVO micro SDXC UHS-1 Class 10, 64GB capacity, formatted "exFAT" as it arrives in the package.

It plays in the car...
12-27-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 558
Posted By DFWdude

Yes, I agree. My 32GB card is full to the brim...

Yes, I agree. My 32GB card is full to the brim and will play for days without repeating.

I ask this question because each of us have other devices that accept SD cards, to include laptops,...
12-26-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 558
Posted By DFWdude

Sounds fairly definitive. Do we all agree?

Sounds fairly definitive. Do we all agree?
12-24-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 177
Posted By DFWdude

Has anyone found the Max size SD Card usable in 2016 Comand Systems?

My 2016 W212 can use 32GB SD cards successfully. So far, I've tried the Patriot Micro LX Series, 32GB Class 10, UHS-1, whatever all that means. It works fine, so I've not tried other brands or...
12-24-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 558
Posted By DFWdude

Has Anyone discovered the Max size SD Card?

My 2016 W212 can use 32GB SD cards. But there are some current Christmas sales on 64GB and even 128GB cards. For anyone with a facelift year car (presumably tha latest SD tech available) what is the...
12-21-2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 982
Posted By DFWdude

Thanks, AkaSigFreak. So it appears to still be...

Thanks, AkaSigFreak. So it appears to still be removable. Good to know, since it is now evident that making duplicates of the male button are problematic. On closer examination, I now realize that...
12-21-2018, 07:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 982
Posted By DFWdude

AkaSigFreak, with the decorative red button in...

AkaSigFreak, with the decorative red button in place, how easy is it to remove the button assembly from the ignition? I'm asking because the red piece overlays the edges of the stock button, which...
12-19-2018, 10:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 982
Posted By DFWdude

There is some value in the achievement of one's...

There is some value in the achievement of one's own invention, which I have done dozens of times (see my avatar to left).

Besides, I couldn't find the OEM button for less than $21+. I can also...
12-19-2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 301
Posted By DFWdude

I hope you took plenty of pictures to document...

I hope you took plenty of pictures to document this.
12-19-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 982
Posted By DFWdude

Back on topic, I got the CF button today. It...

Back on topic, I got the CF button today. It looks very nice.

Can anyone confirm that the OEM keyless GO ignition button has no electronics within it? They seem cheap enough on merchandising sites...
12-18-2018, 10:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 534
Posted By DFWdude

Those of you with back problems can't really...

Those of you with back problems can't really blame the seat in the car. I recently drove 1350 miles overnight (20 hours total) nonstop (other than for gas/snacks). Also got 33mpg... but no back...
12-15-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 982
Posted By DFWdude

The standard keyless go button looks great. ...

The standard keyless go button looks great.

That said, I'm thinking of making a completely new replacement button in 3D print then adding this cap. Just to have something to do.
12-14-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,726
Posted By DFWdude

My understanding is that the...

My understanding is that the redocumentation/activation of the build codes (14U, 16U and 17U) can be done remotely, by anyone with access to (and working knowledge of) the MB XSF system. All they...
12-13-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 693
Posted By DFWdude

Buying OEM is a misnomer in this case, since...

Buying OEM is a misnomer in this case, since Mercedes-Benz does not make brake pads, and buys from the same brands you can buy independently.

On my older MB, I have used EBC, Pagid, and several...
12-13-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,726
Posted By DFWdude

That's what my data card says too. So, if I...

That's what my data card says too. So, if I understand correctly, that is the right "platform" in terms of hardware. The question is whether it has the latest update (firmware or software) to support...
12-12-2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 450
Posted By DFWdude

All of my cars here in Dallas have "The Shade"...

All of my cars here in Dallas have "The Shade" from www.dashdesigns.com (https://mbworld.org/forums/www.dashdesigns.com). Works wonderfully, and because it is attached to the A-pillar windshield...
12-12-2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,726
Posted By DFWdude

Following is a compilation of the research I’ve...

Following is a compilation of the research I’ve done on this to work within the MB dealership network to have this done. Anyone please correct anything I misstate here.

What we know… The 2016...
12-03-2018, 06:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 318
Posted By DFWdude

Duct tape, or Black Gaffer's tape (if color is an...

Duct tape, or Black Gaffer's tape (if color is an issue). These are not high tech parts.
12-01-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 397
Posted By DFWdude

At 16,000 miles use, the rotors should be barely...

At 16,000 miles use, the rotors should be barely worn, if at all. And the pads will be less than half used.

Didn't know that leases require you to return the car in like new condition. Yet...
12-01-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 338
Posted By DFWdude

Would like to see the pictures to see the...

Would like to see the pictures to see the "Grooves" in question.

Brake rotors are consumable items, and are designed to get grooves during use. They will invariably develop a "lip" around the...
11-22-2018, 09:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Posted By DFWdude

There are too many variables to cover here, but...

There are too many variables to cover here, but I'll offer my opinion...

The diameter of a wheel has nothing to do with the circumference of the tire on the road. Increasing wheel diameter from...
11-22-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 318
Posted By DFWdude

So the module looks sealed from the back. Does...

So the module looks sealed from the back. Does anyone know if you can see the backside of the un-used button through the slots in the top of the module? I imagine one just has to unclip for it to...
11-22-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 318
Posted By DFWdude

How to Remove Un-Used Buttons

I want to remove the un-used button (3rd silver from left) on my dash temporarily so that I can apply a decal. Are un-used buttons simply held in place with plastic tabs (top/bottom or side/side?),...
11-18-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 164
Posted By DFWdude

It appears that this device works only with a...

It appears that this device works only with a live (all the time) cigaretter lighter plug. On my car, the cigarette lighter socket is switched (not energized unless the engine in running).
11-17-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By DFWdude

True dat... not to mention a need to watch the...

True dat... not to mention a need to watch the last two seasons "On Demand" just to remind myself what happened two years ago...:shakehead
11-17-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By DFWdude

https://em.wattpad.com/10e974c8eee6254a61966b512fa...

https://em.wattpad.com/10e974c8eee6254a61966b512fa46a7981f332cd/68747470733a2f2f73332e616d617a6f6e6177732e636f6d2f776174747061642d6d656469612d736572766963652f53746f7279496d6167652f65494d6a614c31754872...
11-16-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 387
Posted By DFWdude

The owner's manual specifically says to turn off...

The owner's manual specifically says to turn off the climate control system BEFORE taking it through a carwash...
11-16-2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,090
Posted By DFWdude

Do a search on Apple Carplay and Android Auto and...

Do a search on Apple Carplay and Android Auto and you will find a dozen or more threads. Since yours is a 2015, you may have options if you are buddy-buddy with your dealer, as noted here......
11-13-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 219
Posted By DFWdude

Does Anyone use MyCARFAX to document DIY service?

I started using MyCARFAX recently. It's a website offshoot of CARFAX, where you can view all the service done on your car(s). If entries have been made into CARFAX before you bought the car, you will...
11-13-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 565
Posted By DFWdude

You can also use MyCARFAX to document all the...

You can also use MyCARFAX to document all the work done on your car. I started using this recently, and found that it captures all the previous dealership work done, and any subsequent DIY work you...
11-13-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,415
Posted By DFWdude

For me there's no snobbery in it. My older C is...

For me there's no snobbery in it. My older C is very much a Mercedes-Benz. The C is not a sports car, but it is quite tossable when fun is needed. And it has held up well... Less than $800 in...
11-12-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,415
Posted By DFWdude

I forgot to mention... the year-old C-Class you...

I forgot to mention... the year-old C-Class you are considering has not taken its full depreciation tumble yet. By that I mean that every MB depreciates horribly the first two years. Whatever price...
11-11-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,415
Posted By DFWdude

Agreed. I drove a C-Class for 17 years... still...

Agreed. I drove a C-Class for 17 years... still have it. But I can't escape the fact that it is a smaller car. For longer trips, it can be a real challenge to find enough space for travelmates,...
11-10-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By DFWdude

Are you sure that your cell phone isn't simply...

Are you sure that your cell phone isn't simply losing signal between towers? Sounds to me that when you enter dead spots, the radio resumes because you've lost signal and dropped the call. The...
11-10-2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 435
Posted By DFWdude

Mine is a 2016, and despite having the correct...

Mine is a 2016, and despite having the correct build code as noted above, remote start was NOT available in my car. If didn't pursue it, because I'm in a southern climate where remote start might be...
11-10-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 435
Posted By DFWdude

For me, Mercedes Me worked well in locking and...

For me, Mercedes Me worked well in locking and unlocking the car which I liked to play with on occasion.. I used the Mercedes Me "Send to Benz" function the most oftern and it worked very well to...
11-07-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 242
Posted By DFWdude

Ummmm, slow down dude. You should get your front...

Ummmm, slow down dude. You should get your front end fixed first, so you can decide whether to keep the car.
11-07-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 397
Posted By DFWdude

Interesting out-of-box thinking, but not really...

Interesting out-of-box thinking, but not really practical. Even if you can get the car (valued at $21K?) for just $1000, you will need a dedicated heated/cooled garage to store it... a garage with...
11-05-2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 541
Posted By DFWdude

1. The three year map update program begins with...

1. The three year map update program begins with the date the car is first put into service, and transfers with the vehicle to subsequent owners. The dealer will definitely be able to tell you this...
11-02-2018, 10:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 565
Posted By DFWdude

You can buy two 5-qt jugs of Mobil 1 0-40w at...

You can buy two 5-qt jugs of Mobil 1 0-40w at Walmart for $51, a genuine MB fleece filter at the dealer for $20, and you've accumulated $71 in receipts for parts. Do the work yourself, or pay an indy...
11-01-2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 565
Posted By DFWdude

I would (and plan to myself) save receipts...

I would (and plan to myself) save receipts showing that you bought the appropriate oil and MB filter... "A service" is a beyond extravagant oil change at the dealer.
10-30-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,726
Posted By DFWdude

Sneaking up to this carefully and slowly, my...

Sneaking up to this carefully and slowly, my question is... Is there a way for an average Joe to query his car (via Engineering mode or other) to determine:

1) whether I have a "HU5S1 Head Unit"...
10-29-2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 486
Posted By DFWdude

+2. Try looking for 2014s with less mileage at...

+2. Try looking for 2014s with less mileage at this Mercedes off-lease specialist, just for comparisons... https://www.texascarsdirect.com/
10-27-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 606
Posted By DFWdude

Try resetting the Transmission, detailled in this...

Try resetting the Transmission, detailled in this thread... https://mbworld.org/forums/e-class-w212/514188-how-reset-adaptive-transmission-push-button-start.html
10-25-2018, 06:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 606
Posted By DFWdude

The radio looks out of place, and I can't...

The radio looks out of place, and I can't understand what would possess anyone to discard the Comand system for it.

Worse still is the relocation ot the button controls to the space allocated for...
10-24-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 3,367
Views: 952,894
Posted By DFWdude

croix71, I like the chrome treatment in the side...

croix71, I like the chrome treatment in the side skirt. I would like to do the same with mine.

How did you do it? Is this a part, or chrome wrap, or what?
10-24-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 767
Posted By DFWdude

All this negativity about Carmax I don't...

All this negativity about Carmax I don't understand. I've sold three cars to Carmax and gotten nearly a thousand dollars more on each car than the trade-in offer from the dealer. Different make/model...
10-22-2018, 05:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 345
Posted By DFWdude

Was the missing ECU disclosed at the auction? If...

Was the missing ECU disclosed at the auction? If not, depending on the state you live in, you were deceived and should have legal recourse with the auction.

Someone removed the ECU deliberately to...
10-22-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,978
Posted By DFWdude

I'm so relieved that you've taken my thoughts as...

I'm so relieved that you've taken my thoughts as intended... Thank you:)

We can't assume the other driver hear a horn. I once had an 18-wheeler back up on the hood of my car to the windshield… he...
10-22-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,978
Posted By DFWdude

Sorry to read about this. It’s amazing how...

Sorry to read about this.

It’s amazing how fast these incidents occur. Seems like there is nothing anyone can do to avoid them. Or is there?

The orange Challenger is definitely at fault here....
10-21-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,870
Posted By DFWdude

LOL, the faded wood trim was replaced in my car...

LOL, the faded wood trim was replaced in my car in May, and it's a 2016 model. I think there is a 50/50 chance that I got a good replacement set of parts.

IMO, this problem will not end until...
10-17-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 383
Posted By DFWdude

[/LEFT] The cruise control is the second...

[/LEFT]

The cruise control is the second longest stalk on the left. Your fuel mileage will increase at least 4mpg at 70-72mph or so.
10-17-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 332
Posted By DFWdude

You need to retract the piston as far as possible...

You need to retract the piston as far as possible to create clearance room. Use a large C-Clamp to press the piston back into the caliper body..

I've never adjusted the star wheel...
10-17-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 693
Posted By DFWdude

You can remove the rear seat bottom easy enough. ...

You can remove the rear seat bottom easy enough. Would that give access under the seat back? If not, can the seat back be popped out like the seat bottom (once the bottom is removed)?
10-16-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 544
Posted By DFWdude

I see that Walmart is not on the list of sellers,...

I see that Walmart is not on the list of sellers, but have read in other threads that in past years the promotion has been honored for Walmart customers. Has anyone processed and received rebates on...
10-14-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 427
Posted By DFWdude

Great find. Thanks. For all the effort it...

Great find. Thanks.

For all the effort it takes to remove the front bumper and grill, it's funny to watch two guys just snap it in place in seconds...:eek:
10-13-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 505
Posted By DFWdude

Top picture is at night with the dash lights on. ...

Top picture is at night with the dash lights on. Bottom picture is in the afternoon. Funny how the display morphs...:eek:
10-12-2018, 09:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 505
Posted By DFWdude

So, you drive that extra 150-175 miles, pull into...

So, you drive that extra 150-175 miles, pull into the only station at the freeway exit, and find that among it's four pumps (only), none are diesel. And the next station is still 20-30 (diesel) miles...
10-12-2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 505
Posted By DFWdude

Finally computed the math with the raw numbers......

Finally computed the math with the raw numbers...

2698 total miles, divided by 82.275 Gallons = 32.79 Avg. MPG
Average miles per tank = 634.823.



On that 1318 mile trip home (pictured...
10-12-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 505
Posted By DFWdude

Ah, thanks for asking. the American Airgun Field...

Ah, thanks for asking. the American Airgun Field Target Association National Championship is held every year in Oct. Last year it was in Phoenix AZ, At this National Championship in Pleasant Hill,...
10-11-2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 505
Posted By DFWdude

Wink Mileage: Dallas to N. Carolina and Back

Last week, I took a 2700 mile roadtrip from Dallas to Pleasant Hill, NC, to participate in an Airgun Field Target National Championship.

Took 4-1/4 tanks of Premium roundtrip. One tank (of BP)...
10-11-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 289
Posted By DFWdude

I agree it looks like paint crinkling from behind...

I agree it looks like paint crinkling from behind (under the surface coat). Given that the 2nd passenger airbag light burns all the time, the other potential cause is heat from this display...
10-11-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 289
Posted By DFWdude

Anything falling from the mirror would land well...

Anything falling from the mirror would land well back on the center console (in front of the comand wheel).

Not to mention that the Hazard Flasher button overhangs this area from any drippage...
10-10-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 289
Posted By DFWdude

I don't use cabin fresheners, or hand lotion...

I don't use cabin fresheners, or hand lotion either. Further, this area would not see human touch because there is nothing there for a human to adjust... it's just an area occupied with two indicator...
10-10-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 289
Posted By DFWdude

Question Black Trim Bubbles on the Center Stack, anyone?

Just read a post from another member about "the bubbling on the black trim on the console." I have a similar problem on the center stack, just above the climate control...

At first, I thought the...
10-10-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,909
Posted By DFWdude

This is disconcerting to read. The MBtex in my 18...

This is disconcerting to read. The MBtex in my 18 year-old Benz looks brand new, while the leather inserts in the center of the driver seat bottom is shot to crap. This is why I did not hesitate...
10-10-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 481
Posted By DFWdude

I've been using the topsider extractor for 18...

I've been using the topsider extractor for 18 years now on my older MB, and look forward to my first oil change on the W212 with it. That, plus topside access to the oil filter make oil/filter...
10-09-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 585
Posted By DFWdude

+2... No matter how well tuned and how nicely the...

+2... No matter how well tuned and how nicely the previous owned kept it, a known "tuner car" carries the stigma that it has been raced, or treated as aggressively driven.

Some tuner cars are...
09-30-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 394
Posted By DFWdude

Not sure why this has devolved into a battery...

Not sure why this has devolved into a battery charger/maintainer thread. These cars should not require any charger.
09-28-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 733
Posted By DFWdude

Do W212s use the physical stick wear sensors...

Do W212s use the physical stick wear sensors inserted in the pads, or do they measure the pad thickness some other way?

I'll buy some Akebono pads when needed (they're great on my C-Class), but I...
09-26-2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 530
Posted By DFWdude

Mercedes Benzs have hundreds if not thousands of...

Mercedes Benzs have hundreds if not thousands of sensors. But a tread depth measuring sensor (and associated software) is not one of them.

So, there is no way a 4-matic vehicle can measure...
09-26-2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,167
Posted By DFWdude

My thoughts are simple... If the "350 E Class...

My thoughts are simple... If the "350 E Class runs perfectly" then leave it alone. Recommended service intervals are only that... RECOMMENDED.

The 20-something gal at the dentist office who cleans...
09-25-2018, 09:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 584
Posted By DFWdude

OK, if we are now sure that you have standard H7...

OK, if we are now sure that you have standard H7 Halogens, then you can safely buy any of the Philips H7 replacements (Philips XtremeVision are fine) and be done with it. If the Lows and Highs each...
09-24-2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 623
Posted By DFWdude

Changing the H7 High Beams is so easy that it is...

Changing the H7 High Beams is so easy that it is shown in the Owner's Manual (pg124). Once I figured out how the bulb fit in the harness, changing both took less than 10 minutes,
09-23-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 623
Posted By DFWdude

OK Amazon Prime delivers a day early. An employee...

OK Amazon Prime delivers a day early. An employee must live in my area...

I like to take these type of pics during daylight, so you can see like-for-like, side-by-side comparisons with the...
09-23-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 459
Posted By DFWdude

Someone needs to fess up to some trickery, or at...

Someone needs to fess up to some trickery, or at minimum some strange circumstances... From this previous thread...

https://mbworld.org/forums/e-class-w212/711763-even-possible.html
09-22-2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 623
Posted By DFWdude

Thanks for all the help, everyone. :stick: ...

Thanks for all the help, everyone. :stick:

I've bought a set of these Philips DiamondVision bulbs from Amazon. They will be delivered Monday. I hope to install them and take a few pictures to post...
09-21-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 623
Posted By DFWdude

Has anyone tried the Philips H7 bulbs shown in...

Has anyone tried the Philips H7 bulbs shown in the previous post? I'm looking for white light but not blue.

Do all cars with H7s use the same connectors? The reviews say that they are in use on...
09-20-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 583
Posted By DFWdude

I have tried this trick a few times more and...

I have tried this trick a few times more and cannot get it to work.
IRC, no W212 has Carplay and Android Auto, other than the 2-Door E-Class. It would be interesting to find out if anyone with a...
09-19-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 959
Posted By DFWdude

Shazam! I wonder if the trunk will also close if...

Shazam! I wonder if the trunk will also close if you wave your foot under the bumper, too? Try it...;)
09-17-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 187
Posted By DFWdude

Wrong forum. Try the W213 forum.

Wrong forum. Try the W213 forum.
09-17-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,128
Posted By DFWdude

I really like the larger size of the rear view...

I really like the larger size of the rear view camera, compared with my wife's 2014 Hyundai Sonata, which is small and inside the center stack. On the other hand, the Hyundai has had the bending...
09-13-2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 583
Posted By DFWdude

OK, discovered my phone is not screen locked at...

OK, discovered my phone is not screen locked at all. Minimum security... it just times out to a screensaver. And it still doesn't work.

I'll play some more later.
09-13-2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 583
Posted By DFWdude

By unlocked, I assume you mean the phone needs to...

By unlocked, I assume you mean the phone needs to be on it's main screen (not screen locked)?

I'll try this. But if it's necessary to unlock the screen to use the phone from it's main screen,...
09-13-2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 583
Posted By DFWdude

I saw that video, too. I think it's supposed to...

I saw that video, too. I think it's supposed to work with cars equipped with Apple Carplay or Android Auto. (The car featured has Android Auto available in the Comand Display at 3:41) Here is the...
09-13-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 393
Posted By DFWdude

Good solution. Saves hassle and shipping costs.

Good solution. Saves hassle and shipping costs.
09-13-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 486
Posted By DFWdude

Not sure about the ECU reset, but to reset the...

Not sure about the ECU reset, but to reset the Adaptive Transmission, here is the procedure discussed in 2013, so might apply to the earlier models, too. I did not write this, just copying from...
09-12-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 696
Posted By DFWdude

Great news to read. Congrats of the fault free...

Great news to read. Congrats of the fault free service. It should be good to go for another 150,000, now.

Wish we could read more news like this, instead of all the quirky problems that lead...
09-12-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 486
Posted By DFWdude

Another excellent point! :y

Another excellent point! :y
09-12-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 486
Posted By DFWdude

To reiterate..."High dollar paid for stock means...

To reiterate..."High dollar paid for stock means top dollar asked at retail." Carmax buys and sells so many cars (probably more at one location than any three branded New Car Dealerships on the same...
09-12-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 486
Posted By DFWdude

You can always sell a car to Carmax... But NEVER...

You can always sell a car to Carmax... But NEVER buy a car from Carmax.

I've sold 3 vehicles to Carmax in the past, and was always satisfied. But the following week the Carmax sales lot price for...
09-12-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 486
Posted By DFWdude

Sounds like we have two scenarios at play here....

Sounds like we have two scenarios at play here. Been there, done that, and remember it well. I once bought a new Nissan 300ZX 2+2, when I really wanted a 300ZX Turbo. I talked myself out of the...
09-12-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 486
Posted By DFWdude

What do you mean by "practically 1-owner?" Either...

What do you mean by "practically 1-owner?" Either it is or it isn't.

KBB for my area says trade-in $11.9-$14K. Only thing going for it is the odometer reading... Some might like just 6500 miles a...
09-12-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 393
Posted By DFWdude

Pics are irrelevant. A $150 refund to live with...

Pics are irrelevant. A $150 refund to live with a damaged, $1000 hood is insulting. So IMO, you have already answered your question... Send the damaged hood back for replacement.
09-12-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 373
Posted By DFWdude

If only this thread (below) could be made a...

If only this thread (below) could be made a STICKY... See Post #8...

https://mbworld.org/forums/e-class-w212/514188-how-reset-adaptive-transmission-push-button-start.html
09-12-2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,762
Posted By DFWdude

My service appointment confirmation came to my...

My service appointment confirmation came to my desktop email (not phone) and it said:

"Other Diagnosis/Repair - NAV UPDATE "

I don't know what mBrace would have to do with the update, unless...
09-11-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 310
Posted By DFWdude

I would call around to local salvage yards to...

I would call around to local salvage yards to find some Mercedes OEM LED foglights. You'll have a better chance integrating them within the bumper AND the MB electronics, and they will appear more...
09-10-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 544
Posted By DFWdude

Mobil 1 Discount Coupon Code

Has anyone seen this current Mobil 1 discount promotion through Oct 31? (Okay, it's a rebate program.)

https://apfco.com/secure/R9798W/Info/Terms
09-10-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,951
Posted By DFWdude

From page 172 in the 2014 E350 Digital Manual... ...

From page 172 in the 2014 E350 Digital Manual...

Drive program E (drive program C on AMG vehicles) is characterized by the following:
- the vehicle pulling away more gently in forward and reverse...
09-10-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 309
Posted By DFWdude

The owner's manual for my older MB says to change...

The owner's manual for my older MB says to change the air filter(s) every 50,000 miles.

I pull the filters and check them every 25K miles, or so. If they're super dirty, change them. If not, blow...
09-10-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,951
Posted By DFWdude

My 2016 E350 starts off in 1st gear while in E...

My 2016 E350 starts off in 1st gear while in E mode all the time. Honestly, though, the ratios are so close together and the shifting smooth enough that there is seldom any feedback that prompts me...
09-08-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 937
Posted By DFWdude

Well, I'm not trying to be an alarmist on this....

Well, I'm not trying to be an alarmist on this. But my Mercedes Dealership Svce advisor tells me that hardly a week goes by when they aren't replacing one or two sets of Burl Walnut trim.

I'm not...
09-08-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 557
Posted By DFWdude

I can't imagine I'm the only one interested in...

I can't imagine I'm the only one interested in this. Perhaps I answered my own question, knowing this display is an AMG function. But I thought some of the hub-bub over upgrading Comand displays...
09-07-2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 443
Posted By DFWdude

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

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/500x359/80148_5031d24d7c9c84783543a2f8e7b1262e3b8bff57.jpg
09-06-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,085
Posted By DFWdude

First, try resetting the adaptive transmission....

First, try resetting the adaptive transmission. Here is a thread with the procedure... https://mbworld.org/forums/e-class-w212/514188-how-reset-adaptive-transmission-push-button-start.html
09-06-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 557
Posted By DFWdude

How to display Engine Gauges in Comand?

My 2016 E350 sedan has the end of model run version of Comand (NTG5/5.5, ie. 5.1). I've tried to find the engine gauge display depicted below (on earlier versions of Comand, like NTG4.X), but without...
09-05-2018, 10:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 937
Posted By DFWdude

Not just mine. As noted before, there are many,...

Not just mine. As noted before, there are many, many people complaining about the Burl Walnut in their W212 E-Classes throughout its model run. Street "wisdom" is that the problem was fixed by 2014,...
09-05-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 937
Posted By DFWdude

Don't. Really. Just Don't.... Burl Walnut is...

Don't. Really. Just Don't....

Burl Walnut is subject to horrible fading, bleaching under sunlight. Something about the open grain in the wood species under UV light that does not affect other...
09-03-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 191
Posted By DFWdude

They are not -- and never have been -- designed...

They are not -- and never have been -- designed to be visible to the driver, and actually would be a distraction if they were, especially at night. The turn indicator lights in the mirror -- first...
09-02-2018, 10:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 500
Posted By DFWdude

Thanks ItalianJoe1... your MB service tech...

Thanks ItalianJoe1... your MB service tech experience is very helpful in clearing up the countless questions we dummies seem to have.
09-02-2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 500
Posted By DFWdude

Does anyone have an answer for this? I think it...

Does anyone have an answer for this? I think it a good quesiton. I wonder if cars with aftermarket tunes would benefit.
09-02-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By DFWdude

It's not really a question of to AUTO or not to...

It's not really a question of to AUTO or not to AUTO. As a question of interior design, the unlit headlight switch gear looks out of place with all the other bits of switchgear which are illuminated....
09-02-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By DFWdude

I find this a slight irritant… Without...

I find this a slight irritant… Without backlighting, does that mean that Mercedes Benz thinks we should rely only on the automatic lighting?

I suppose I know better, but it seems like Mercedes is...
09-01-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,762
Posted By DFWdude

Sadly, it remains at the 5 mi scale with V11 (at...

Sadly, it remains at the 5 mi scale with V11 (at least on my car). I much prefer the satellite overlay too. Not that the 2mi scale I had in V4 was all that usable, honestly. But any satellite...
09-01-2018, 05:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,762
Posted By DFWdude

Just guessing here that 3-years means 3-years....

Just guessing here that 3-years means 3-years. But if your car has Build Code 502, and you have never had a map update, you've saved your local dealer two hours of labor for each of three years in...
08-31-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,762
Posted By DFWdude

So I just got my 2016 back from the dealer.... no...

So I just got my 2016 back from the dealer.... no need to buy anything (like an A or B service). I received the same printout that Longroof received disclosing that the update was N.AMERICA 2019...
08-31-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,762
Posted By DFWdude

The 3-year map update program applies from the...

The 3-year map update program applies from the date the vehicle is placed in service (vehicle dependent, not owner dependent) and goes with the vehicle. Be sure to take your second hand car to a...
08-30-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,049
Posted By DFWdude

Financing for a used car never offers an...

Financing for a used car never offers an advantageous financing rate, so I declined the financing offer before the pitch... Try to buy the car with cash or have a loan approved through your credit...
08-29-2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 322
Posted By DFWdude

My older Mercedes had "Tunnel Mode" but the new...

My older Mercedes had "Tunnel Mode" but the new one does not. Not sure of the difference between Tunnel Mode and Recirculation, if any. It appears they did the same thing.
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