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06-14-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By Serndipity

Terry123.......The CLK55 is a AMG model, which...

Terry123.......The CLK55 is a AMG model, which has a very different bumper than what I saw in the posted video for your 2002 CLK430.

BTW, your video format is .mov (a.k.a. QuickTime movie), which...
06-13-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 329
Posted By Serndipity

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/1264x833/wis_antenna_1_284cc8566f3871f6f5e5df3cc103a9cde2500b9a.jpg

Here's the 1st page from the MB WIS workshop manual, that shows the...
06-12-2019, 07:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 329
Posted By Serndipity

I have a A208 cabriolet (e.g. no C pillar), where...

I have a A208 cabriolet (e.g. no C pillar), where the GPS satellite/Cell phone /SOS antenna is located on the trunk, the FM/AM antenna is a vertical whip located on the driver side rear quarter panel...
06-11-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 329
Posted By Serndipity

The picture you provided is for the GPS...

The picture you provided is for the GPS satellite/Cell phone /SOS antenna.

In the coupe, the antenna for your FM/AM radio reception is actually etched wiring integrated into your rear window.
...
06-07-2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 337
Posted By Serndipity

Hello Dave......In my extensive career travels,...

Hello Dave......In my extensive career travels, I've only had the privilege of visiting Australia once (e.g.the Queens land and the Sidney area) and found it to be both a welcoming and joyful...
06-07-2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 477
Posted By Serndipity

First, thank you for you reply, although 2 years...

First, thank you for you reply, although 2 years later.

However. your reply is valuable, as it continues to contribute to one of the few modern era that MB has produced. w/o any significant...
05-27-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 906
Posted By Serndipity

Here's a diagram of the W208 Evaporative Emission...

Here's a diagram of the W208 Evaporative Emission System (EVAP) control system.

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/675x825/fuel_dbb44834648c3e086cb808e1e1f6291d0bc4ebe8.jpg
...
05-26-2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 841
Posted By Serndipity

FWIW, the $10 38 pin to OBDII adapter cables only...

FWIW, the $10 38 pin to OBDII adapter cables only supply the same power, ground and k line connections that are already present on your vehicle under the dash OBDII connector.

Hopefully the one...
05-26-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 841
Posted By Serndipity

For your 2000 A208, the Innova scanner you...

For your 2000 A208, the Innova scanner you mentioned in a prior post, is only capable of reading and clearing some of the powertrain diagnostic trouble codes (e.g. sufficient for CEL emmissions...
05-26-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,539
Posted By Serndipity

Wasn't clear about what actually needed to...

Wasn't clear about what actually needed to repaired here, but when a window won't go up, down or partially, the glass pane is loose etc., you may not have to pay for and replace the entire window...
05-24-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 779
Posted By Serndipity

namkiwi....When the soft top compartment cover...

namkiwi....When the soft top compartment cover opens into it's vertical position, if the rear bow lock cylinder has a port leak, hydraulic fluid will drop onto the trunk. You can easily verify this,...
05-20-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 749
Posted By Serndipity

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/671x889/das3_bc82d913b11a54e949bae027663526f8464d4334.jpg


In order for your car to start, the the drive authorization system (DAS) must be...
05-19-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,119
Posted By Serndipity

That's the cover for the satellite antenna. ...

That's the cover for the satellite antenna.

The part number is A129827XXXX, where the last 4 digits will be your paint color code. If the last 4 numbers are 9999, the cover will only be primed.
...
05-12-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 582
Posted By Serndipity

As shown in the below ESP/BAS component locations...

As shown in the below ESP/BAS component locations diagram, the lateral acceleration sensor (B24/2) is located in the trunk.

On your cabriolet, you'll also have to remove the large protective metal...
05-01-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,883
Posted By Serndipity

Mercnotworking..........from what you have...

Mercnotworking..........from what you have described in your initial post your problem was likely being caused by a malfunctioning input/output to the soft top controller and replacing the hydraulic...
04-29-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 907
Posted By Serndipity

Great decision. Turns out that the part...

Great decision.

Turns out that the part number you ordered, 208-758-05-38-9744, comes factory painted using your vehicle code (e.g.denoted by the last 3 digits of part number).

The molding is...
04-28-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 907
Posted By Serndipity

No worries, your paint code is the 3 digit number...

No worries, your paint code is the 3 digit number (i.e. 744), which is 'Brilliant Silver' and has been a very popular MB color across numerous models and years of production.

BTW, you can also get...
04-27-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 907
Posted By Serndipity

If I wasn't clear, they will use the exact color...

If I wasn't clear, they will use the exact color code of your vehicle (e.g. which you'll find on the driver's side quarter panel when you open the door) and custom mix the the paint so that it should...
04-27-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 907
Posted By Serndipity

markayash.......the replacement trim is likely to...

markayash.......the replacement trim is likely to arrive only primed.

For a perfect match, using your vehicle's color code, you can buy the water based metallic base color coat, as well as the...
04-21-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 686
Posted By Serndipity

Numerous updates were made to the W208/A208...

Numerous updates were made to the W208/A208 during MY 2001 production, which means that not only must related controller modules be replaced with the same updated part number and that VIN specific...
04-19-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 560
Posted By Serndipity

The flaps, are part of an assembly that includes...

The flaps, are part of an assembly that includes the flap, a bracket and a mechanical cable.

The purpose of the flaps folding, is avoid a potential collision between the normally extended flaps,...
04-17-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 186,130
Posted By Serndipity

The power roof system is independent of engine...

The power roof system is independent of engine size.

However, during 2001 calendar year production, the power roof system received numerous upgrades.

As example, as of May 1, 2001, the former...
04-17-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,076
Posted By Serndipity

From what you have said (e.g. no illumination of...

From what you have said (e.g. no illumination of the S84 power roof operating switch), it sounds like there may a problem with either a voltage supply to the controller or a S84 faulty switch.
...
04-15-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,076
Posted By Serndipity

You should be able to correctly diagnose,...

You should be able to correctly diagnose, troubleshoot and repair your power roof, just using the previously posted diagnostic information provided by the condition of the lamp in the main power roof...
04-14-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,076
Posted By Serndipity

MontrealW208......Welcome to the forum, where...

MontrealW208......Welcome to the forum, where you'll find a treasure chest of help and information, on the maintenance and repair, that will keep the W208/A208 running strong.

The power roof's...
04-10-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 186,130
Posted By Serndipity

RICHAM70.........You should be able to correctly...

RICHAM70.........You should be able to correctly diagnose, troubleshoot and repair your power roof, just using the previously posted diagnostic information provided by the condition of the lamp in...
04-10-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 837
Posted By Serndipity

BenzBopper.......you're currently reading the...

BenzBopper.......you're currently reading the right sub forum, where you'll find a treasure chest of information regarding the maintenance and repair of your newly acquired MY 2002 CLK 320.
...
04-05-2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,496
Posted By Serndipity

You have already received some excellent advice. ...

You have already received some excellent advice.

Not sure if the 2002 CLK you're looking at is a coupe (last year of production) or cabriolet (last year of production was 2003).

Point being, in...
04-05-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 789
Posted By Serndipity

When the car drives fine under normal...

When the car drives fine under normal acceleration, but after you press the gas pedal to the floor or try to accelerate quickly or floor it, the engine stops responding, RPMs drop and it may even go...
04-04-2019, 08:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 746
Posted By Serndipity

Prior to having to drill out the set screw, one...

Prior to having to drill out the set screw, one other thought would be, using a Dremel tool and appropriate bit, you might be able to notch the screw, where a flat blade screwdriver might be able to...
04-03-2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 746
Posted By Serndipity

Haven't had either issue, but I would try...

Haven't had either issue, but I would try unfastening the 4 screws to see if the plastic molding drops down enough over the handle's stem to allow anchoring the cable to the front bow. Just be...
03-31-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 504
Posted By Serndipity

https://mbworld.org/forums/clk-class-w208/495792-c...

https://mbworld.org/forums/clk-class-w208/495792-clk430-cabriolet-rear-window-surround-broken-replaceable.html
03-27-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 992
Posted By Serndipity

Doubt it's a bad coil pack, because the fuel trim...

Doubt it's a bad coil pack, because the fuel trim is an issue in both sides of the engine (e.g. banks 1 and 2).

Considering all 4 fault codes with the symptoms mentioned, sounds like the EGR value...
03-24-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 503
Posted By Serndipity

There should be a sticker on the radiator with...

There should be a sticker on the radiator with the part number and manufacturer's identification (e.g. name or symbol) and/or impressed onto the plastic section.

It's usually on the driver's side...
03-23-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 503
Posted By Serndipity

MB used both Valeo and Behr radiators during W208...

MB used both Valeo and Behr radiators during W208 production.

The radiators that leaked coolant into the transmission were made by Valeo.
03-22-2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 992
Posted By Serndipity

If your gasoline tank isn’t venting properly,...

If your gasoline tank isn’t venting properly, here is a link that explains how the evaporation emission control system works, including options to repair, that will enable you to fill your tank.
...
03-21-2019, 08:58 PM
03-21-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,107
Posted By Serndipity

Benzfan2018.....your post may not find other...

Benzfan2018.....your post may not find other replies, because it's posted in the wrong forum (your 2006 clk is a A209 model and this is the A208 thread), as well as being a mistitled thread.

That...
03-20-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,883
Posted By Serndipity

Repairing your roof begins with diagnosis and...

Repairing your roof begins with diagnosis and troubleshooting.

Start here

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/835x697/s84lamp_75909002ba0e2679d6b673550a76ffa08dc4d266.jpg
...
03-01-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 799
Posted By Serndipity

Couple of suggestions. Using a heat gun, you...

Couple of suggestions.

Using a heat gun, you might be able to repair the issues with the current sliding extension section.

There are 2 rear bow up/down cylinders, so if you purchase a...
02-26-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 799
Posted By Serndipity

The S84/15 'bow up/down' position switch must be...

The S84/15 'bow up/down' position switch must be activating properly for the controller to proceed to the next stage whenever opening or closing the power roof.

As shown below, the switch clips...
02-18-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 186,130
Posted By Serndipity

Mark........good to hear that you found the...

Mark........good to hear that you found the information in post #213 the key for troubleshooting your power roof problem.

Yes, the S84/15 'bow up/down' position switch must be activating properly...
02-10-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 664
Posted By Serndipity

From the WIS wiring diagram, the N73 EIS module...

From the WIS wiring diagram, the N73 EIS module has multiple connectors where pins 1 and 2 are used several places. Using the wiring color codes you should be able to identify the pin assignments for...
01-15-2019, 06:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,038
Posted By Serndipity

PITA = pain in the *ss Here's the thread...

PITA = pain in the *ss

Here's the thread that explains how to manually lower the rollbar.

https://mbworld.org/forums/clk-class-w208/603158-rear-roll-bar-headrest-retraction-lowering-how.html
01-14-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,038
Posted By Serndipity

Twinkle......it would require significantly more...

Twinkle......it would require significantly more than a tap on the bumper for the mechanical system to extend your roll bar.

if it's in good working order, you should be able to lower an extended...
01-13-2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,038
Posted By Serndipity

Did your roll bar deploy and become stuck in the...

Did your roll bar deploy and become stuck in the raised position while operating the roof or an unintentional activation (e.g. such as an accident or avoidance of one, hard impact with a pothole,...
01-08-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,205
Posted By Serndipity

If the controller is not unlocking the case cover...

If the controller is not unlocking the case cover in stage 5, make sure that the S84/15 'bow up/down' position switch is activating properly.

The posts I pointed to above only show the required...
01-08-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,205
Posted By Serndipity

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/79x655/s8416_0b11fa1dbd24773c2ad2d311b900461abc422c7e.jpg
When the soft top bow is locked, the S84/16 limit switch will be in the closed...
01-06-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,205
Posted By Serndipity

Go to thread at...

Go to thread at https://mbworld.org/forums/clk-class-w208/519324-clk-convertible-top-problem-solving-common-electrical-hydraulic-system-failures-9.html and read postings 207 through 227, where you'll...
12-29-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 978
Posted By Serndipity

Here is what I think your problems are being...

Here is what I think your problems are being caused by:

When you add gasoline to your tank, the tank isn’t venting (e.g. air is being displaced via vent lines. The W208 has a saddle-back gas tank...
12-17-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,418
Posted By Serndipity

Deep diagnostic trouble codes (DTC) are not...

Deep diagnostic trouble codes (DTC) are not available on the W208 via the OBDII port.

The scanner will need to access the 38 pin diagnostic port and proprietary set of commands.
12-15-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,273
Posted By Serndipity

mheffel.......the terms Avantgarde and Elegance...

mheffel.......the terms Avantgarde and Elegance were not used in the U.S. ..

Go to the below site,enter your VIN and you'll get the details for your vehicle build.

https://www.datamb.com/
...
12-11-2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,150
Posted By Serndipity

There are many differences between the couple and...

There are many differences between the couple and cabriolet doors.

I have a ,pdf copy of the W208 parts list, but it's 8MB is size and the forum uploads for .pdf files are limited to 5MB.

In...
12-08-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,883
Posted By Serndipity

...

...
12-08-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,883
Posted By Serndipity

David.......from what you have described, it...

David.......from what you have described, it appears that your problem is likely being caused by a malfunctioning input/output to the soft top controller and replacing the hydraulic pump and...
12-05-2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,121
Posted By Serndipity

Rather then rail on, had you bothered to look,...

Rather then rail on, had you bothered to look, FCP Euro also provides Cam and Timing Chain alignment tools.
12-05-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,121
Posted By Serndipity

Those parts usually last for the life of the...

Those parts usually last for the life of the M112/M113 engines (e.g. 200,000+ miles).

Are you sure it's not just worn chain guides?

Forum sponsors, FCP Euro or ECS Tuning, both provide MB...
12-01-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,150
Posted By Serndipity

ABS or Brake Wear trouble codes would not prevent...

ABS or Brake Wear trouble codes would not prevent the engine from turning over.

In regard to the clicks......sounds like the Engine Control Module is activating the starting motor relay, but the...
12-01-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,239
Posted By Serndipity

While there could be a number of things that...

While there could be a number of things that would cause the blower to run continuously, faulty blower regulators have been an ubiquitous MB problem, causing erratic blower operation.

Replacement...
11-30-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,239
Posted By Serndipity

If you're trying to shut off the power to the...

If you're trying to shut off the power to the blower that provides cabin HVAC air flow, pull fuse #25 in the F1 fuse box located in the engine bay.

Access to the blower and it's attached voltage...
11-24-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,200
Posted By Serndipity

Danny........Unfortunately, I do not believe that...

Danny........Unfortunately, I do not believe that you will be able to upgrade your 1998 CLK mirrors to the later production units, that have the integrated turn signals.

While mechanically, you'll...
11-21-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 26,890
Posted By Serndipity

Following the MB updated transmission service...

Following the MB updated transmission service recommend would have avoided all of the the above (see link below).
...
11-21-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,847
Posted By Serndipity

markayash......that's a great question, because...

markayash......that's a great question, because when serviced properly, our W208 drive trains are pretty much bullet proof.

Unfortunately, our owner's manual states that the transmission fluid has...
11-19-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,098
Posted By Serndipity

rond.......it would not occur on a A208 chassis,...

rond.......it would not occur on a A208 chassis, because the hydraulic pump is located between the trunk's firewall and rear seat, which protects it and the hydraulic lines from being damaged by...
11-18-2018, 09:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,028
Posted By Serndipity

Great, just wanted to make sure that there wasn't...

Great, just wanted to make sure that there wasn't an issue specific to your roll-bar assembly, which was using a valid yaw signal, but trigger the crash avoidance roll-bar release.

Given you're...
11-18-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,028
Posted By Serndipity

Before you have no interior left, are you looking...

Before you have no interior left, are you looking for the yaw sensor because:

-Your roll-bar is deploying (i.e. raising) independently of the hydraulic system, via the mechanical spring system...
11-18-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,223
Posted By Serndipity

Everything related to the A208 CLK hydraulics,...

Everything related to the A208 CLK hydraulics, can be rebuilt better than new by Top Hydraulics, who has earned numerous international rave reviews from forum members, dealerships etc..

Go to...
11-03-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,314
Posted By Serndipity

The were a good number significant upgrades made...

The were a good number significant upgrades made to the W208/A208 models in 2001, that included the power soft top, engine management systems, as well as other minor tweaks.

Due to the ubiquitous...
11-02-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,314
Posted By Serndipity

John76.....the P0706 and P0600 are basically...

John76.....the P0706 and P0600 are basically OBDII fault codes, described below and not as useful as the full, detailed set diagnostic codes you would get from the MB SDS software system.

P0705 -...
10-29-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,017
Posted By Serndipity

Could just be worn out brushes, that are located...

Could just be worn out brushes, that are located inside the voltage regulator, which is a replacement part, that bolts onto the rear of the alternator.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6EfR76xZUA...
10-27-2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,266
Posted By Serndipity

DJR96, The blend and diverter flaps, in the air...

DJR96, The blend and diverter flaps, in the air outlets, are vacuum actuated, so I'm confused as to what stepping motors you're attempting to reset/resynch.

What were your results from running...
10-23-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 186,130
Posted By Serndipity

Johan.........great information. It appears...

Johan.........great information.

It appears that the malfunction is due to either:

-The return spring inside the switch has weakened or the actuating pin is binding (i.e. sticking)
-In order...
10-22-2018, 11:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,277
Posted By Serndipity

The surround replacement is available. See...

The surround replacement is available. See details in post #19 at https://mbworld.org/forums/clk-class-w208/495792-clk430-cabriolet-rear-window-surround-broken-replaceable.html
10-22-2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 963
Posted By Serndipity

The previous owner installed garden variety brake...

The previous owner installed garden variety brake light bulbs, as sold by many auto supply stores. The warning was caused by the wattage being incorrect and/or the electrical contacts not being...
10-21-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 186,130
Posted By Serndipity

Johan........Good update. The N52 controller...

Johan........Good update.

The N52 controller operates both the power roof and RB and has a built in RB self test capability. If everything is in good operating order, when you turn on the...
10-19-2018, 10:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,941
Posted By Serndipity

shawnwes.......great question, because my...

shawnwes.......great question, because my suggestion is to proceed with much caution.

It wasn't very long ago that the only choice was the MB STAR diagnostic software (a.k.a SDS), that cost...
10-19-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 186,130
Posted By Serndipity

Johan........Analyzing the above posted stages of...

Johan........Analyzing the above posted stages of roof operation vs. the controller's input/output documents, is going to be the key to repairing the power roof. As example, most of the diagnostic...
10-18-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 752
Posted By Serndipity

The rear of tonneau cover over hangs the trunk...

The rear of tonneau cover over hangs the trunk lid a bit, so it won't open fully.

Hopefully it will open enough, where from the drivers side, you'll be able to get your arm in, from the side...
10-18-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 752
Posted By Serndipity

When the tonneau cover is open, both he power top...

When the tonneau cover is open, both he power top and central locking (e.g. trunk release via the fob and center console switch) are not operable (e.g. to keep the tonneau cover and truck lid from...
10-16-2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 186,130
Posted By Serndipity

Mercedes-Benz does not produce service/repair...

Mercedes-Benz does not produce service/repair manuals in a standard book format. However repair information is supplied electronically, via software in a product called the Workshop Information...
10-16-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 914
Posted By Serndipity

https://mbworld.org/forums/clk-class-w208/216328-c...

https://mbworld.org/forums/clk-class-w208/216328-clk-boot-opening-speed.html
10-15-2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 914
Posted By Serndipity

You can adjust the tension of the trunk springs...

You can adjust the tension of the trunk springs several notches for more or less tension..Very simple DIY!


...
10-13-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,045
Posted By Serndipity

Ellioth............The CLK came with 3 keys,...

Ellioth............The CLK came with 3 keys, which included (2) main keys with integrated radio frequency and infrared remote control buttons to operate the central locking system and (1) reserve key...
10-09-2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 186,130
Posted By Serndipity

Johan, here are the documents I mentioned above....

Johan, here are the documents I mentioned above. https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/835x697/s84lamp_b8a010a86732b81d88988771d2cc6210fcca23e1.jpg...
10-09-2018, 09:16 PM
10-09-2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,045
Posted By Serndipity

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https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/671x889/das3_77c54aae770e368caf585d5eb4db0eceb1b06a66.jpg
Ellioth........in order for your car to start, the the drive authorization system...
10-05-2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 901
Posted By Serndipity

Highland doc......seam separation of our A208...

Highland doc......seam separation of our A208 roof has not been a common issue, but can occur (e.g.likely caused on frequent opening and closing).

It's been much more common issue on the next...
10-02-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,033
Posted By Serndipity

Is your car a coupe or cabriolet? If it's a...

Is your car a coupe or cabriolet?

If it's a cabriolet, by design, to keep the trunk lid from colliding with the soft top compartment cover, neither the fob or the trunk release switch (on the...
09-29-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,066
Posted By Serndipity

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/514x334/roofreplace2_81f4ab2d0c90fe8c61f75e0a348d13a21ff7c31b.jpg...
09-28-2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 819
Posted By Serndipity

sloboday.......MB did not fully implement OBDII...

sloboday.......MB did not fully implement OBDII on our W208s (e.g. our OBDII connector only provides a single ended K line signal as well as a MB proprietary protocol), which was just enough for...
09-22-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 781
Posted By Serndipity

Fuse block F1, located in the engine compartment,...

Fuse block F1, located in the engine compartment, has four HVAC system fuses.

Specifically, #'s 20, 25, 26 and 38.

The blower motor is fused by #25, pulling it won't fix your problem, but...
09-18-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,219
Posted By Serndipity

In test step #23, your value is 0, which seems...

In test step #23, your value is 0, which seems odd.

That step indicates the terminal 58d battery voltage present. Example: 99 would correspond to 99%.

You might want to check all of your HVAC...
09-17-2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,105
Posted By Serndipity

The Evaporative Emission System (EVAP) control...

The Evaporative Emission System (EVAP) control system pressure sensor detects pressure in the purge line. The sensor output voltage to the Engine Control Module (ECM) increases as pressure increases....
09-16-2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,219
Posted By Serndipity

Here are the instructions for retrieving and...

Here are the instructions for retrieving and erasing your HVAC DTC's, directly from the N22 push button control module.

...
09-15-2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,219
Posted By Serndipity

You only posted your HVAC system values. The...

You only posted your HVAC system values.

The A/C push button control module self test has 2 modes of operation and is capable of showing both data as well as any stored diagnostic trouble codes...
08-29-2018, 06:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 939
Posted By Serndipity

Not only is the extraction method is far better...

Not only is the extraction method is far better because it's easier, cleaner, safer and faster, but it gets all of the old oil out.

In order to provide sufficient surface area, to tap threads for...
08-28-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 939
Posted By Serndipity

That's the hard way to change the oil, but the...

That's the hard way to change the oil, but the drain hole is on the right side of the oil sump reservoir as shown below. A 13mm socket is required to remove the bolt.

It's a lot better, faster,...
08-27-2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,048
Posted By Serndipity

In post #6, there is a picture that shows the $10...

In post #6, there is a picture that shows the $10 solution installed.

Note: Some of the archived thumbnails don't open when clicked on. If that happens, right click on the thumbnail and select...
08-27-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,048
Posted By Serndipity

Your gasoline tank isn’t venting properly. ...

Your gasoline tank isn’t venting properly.

Here is a link that explains how the evaporation emission control system works, including options to repair.
...
08-23-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,063
Posted By Serndipity

Check the air intake system for leaks. If no...

Check the air intake system for leaks.

If no leaks are found, with the mileage and no maintenance history, could be just spark plugs/wires or fuel filter (e.g. low fuel pressure) and not bad...
08-15-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,088
Posted By Serndipity

The MB STAR diagnostics should have detected and...

The MB STAR diagnostics should have detected and stored the diagnostic fault codes related to your issues (e.g. via the menu for the roll bar/soft top control module)?

The power roof controller...
08-15-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,053
Posted By Serndipity

Google the part number and you'll find numerous...

Google the part number and you'll find numerous online suppliers that sell the seals for $90 - $110 each.

The left (driver) side is PN 2086700139

The right (passenger) side is PN 2086700239
08-04-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,042
Posted By Serndipity

Suggest holding off on buying a new pump because...

Suggest holding off on buying a new pump because it's more then likely not the cause of your roof being inoperative and if it is, through A208 production, 2 very different hydraulic pump assemblies...
08-01-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,233
Posted By Serndipity

Have since found a thread, that has lots of...

Have since found a thread, that has lots of details, on removing/installing the A208 canvas top.

https://mbworld.org/forums/clk-class-w208/606436-removing-installing-convertible-canvas-top.html
07-28-2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 664
Posted By Serndipity

The seals are sold individually, which you can...

The seals are sold individually, which you can get from your local dealership.

Alternatively, google the part number and you'll find numerous online suppliers that sell the same genuine MB seal...
07-28-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 305,656
Posted By Serndipity

Your B200 Turbo is a completely different vehicle...

Your B200 Turbo is a completely different vehicle then the CLK class.

Suggest you repost in this B class forum: https://mbworld.org/forums/b-class-w245-w246-183/
07-26-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 678
Posted By Serndipity

It's very easy, just rotate and lift each needle....

It's very easy, just rotate and lift each needle.

The rotation is opposite the direction that each gauge needle normally operates.

For the speedometer, tachometer and temperature needles,...
07-24-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,233
Posted By Serndipity

Split roof seams rarely occur on the A208. ...

Split roof seams rarely occur on the A208.

It's much more common on the next generation A209 chassis cabriolets.

Within that forum, you find many DIY seam repair and/or roof replacement...
07-24-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 186,130
Posted By Serndipity

Yes, the brown wire from the switch connects to...

Yes, the brown wire from the switch connects to vehicle ground at W18.

Note: For MB, the color brown is used for all ground wiring and W indicates the connection point that goes to vehicle ground.
07-24-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 186,130
Posted By Serndipity

Just to make sure we're on the same page, you...

Just to make sure we're on the same page, you said that "When I pull up on the console switch it stays lit red and there is no blinking.". That is normal operation when opening/closing the roof.
...
07-24-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 186,130
Posted By Serndipity

Continuous illumination of the power top switch...

Continuous illumination of the power top switch (S84), when it's not being pressed, would occur if the switch is defective or has a discontinuity.in it's wiring.

Check that when the connectors...
07-18-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,447
Posted By Serndipity

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/1111x622/a_f0b5bacd4cd76c93db7fa065be0824173f6c7be8.jpg
...
07-18-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 602
Posted By Serndipity

A 2003 CLK cabrio (e.g. A208 chassis) only has 1...

A 2003 CLK cabrio (e.g. A208 chassis) only has 1 switch to operate the power roof, which is located on the center console.

Additionally, it's integrated lamp provides some basic diagnostic...
07-15-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,529
Posted By Serndipity

The sensor that checks both the oil quality and...

The sensor that checks both the oil quality and quantity measures the electrical capacitance of the oil, which increases as the oil ages from wear deposits.

On several occasions, after just...
07-15-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 20,877
Posted By Serndipity

These links may have the answer. Follow the...

These links may have the answer.

Follow the link mentioned by 260e cruiser here: http://www.benzworld.org/forums/c208-a208-clk-class/2996403-can-anyone-identify-vacuum-hose.html

Then follow the...
07-08-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 767
Posted By Serndipity

The only other battery is a small rechargeable...

The only other battery is a small rechargeable one, in the anti-theft-alarm siren.

Enclosed is a document that explains the operation of the power windows in the A208 cabriolet.

When you...
07-08-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 720
Posted By Serndipity

The CLK 230 used either a 2 port or 4 port fuel...

The CLK 230 used either a 2 port or 4 port fuel filter, depending on on the date it was manufactured,

Specifically:

- Up to May 2000, the 2 port filter was factory installed
- From June 2000,...
07-05-2018, 11:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 767
Posted By Serndipity

davwfennell.....100% agree (your issues have...

davwfennell.....100% agree (your issues have nothing to do with the fob batteries).

When you disconnect the vehicle power, you just reboot the power roof system, which will temporally ignore any...
07-05-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 885
Posted By Serndipity

karayjay....as I follow your journey, when a...

karayjay....as I follow your journey, when a specific power seat is completely inoperative, it's usually because there is a power supply issue, to either the N69 door or the N32 ESA control modules....
07-04-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 620
Posted By Serndipity

David..........that's not an issue with the CLK...

David..........that's not an issue with the CLK W208 chassis, but has been a particularity, specific to the CLK W209 chassis.

Suggest re-posting at https://mbworld.org/forums/clk-class-w209-43/
07-04-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 885
Posted By Serndipity

When a seat is completely nonadjustable, in...

When a seat is completely nonadjustable, in addition to checking the aforementioned fuses that power the N32 seat controllers, another initial trouble shooting step should also be to check the fuse...
07-04-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 885
Posted By Serndipity

Before commenting further, on how to...

Before commenting further, on how to diagnose/troubleshoot on your driver side power seat problem, there are 2 fuses you need to check.

As shown below, the power to your left seat adjustments, are...
07-01-2018, 09:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 903
Posted By Serndipity

George.......your CLK is a W209, which...

George.......your CLK is a W209, which unfortunately, had a lot of teething issues with both the 350 engine and 722.9xx transmission.

You'll find more help here:...
07-01-2018, 07:41 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 186,130
Posted By Serndipity

iamtngg.......Did you read though this thread? ...

iamtngg.......Did you read though this thread?

The A208 has been in production for nearly 20 years now and the forum is a treasure chest of how to diagnose, troubleshoot and DIY repair problems...
06-28-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 958
Posted By Serndipity

Hi Stefan, That confirms that your hydraulic...

Hi Stefan,

That confirms that your hydraulic system pressure is OK and that none of your hydraulic cylinders are leaking.

I understand that while your rear bow is not closing and locking...
06-28-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 952
Posted By Serndipity

The purpose of the switch is to tell the soft top...

The purpose of the switch is to tell the soft top controller whether the rear bow has been fully raised or lowered. Thereafter, the controller will continue opening or closing the top.

...
06-27-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 952
Posted By Serndipity

Fairly common problem with forum DIY repairs. ...

Fairly common problem with forum DIY repairs.

Almost every issue with that switch has been due to it's attachment onto the left rear bow cylinder becoming unclipped, such that it no longer...
06-26-2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 958
Posted By Serndipity

Stefan, Sorry that I misunderstood what you meant...

Stefan, Sorry that I misunderstood what you meant by "Lock has been renewed already ".

You can check the hydraulic fluid level as follows. In the vertical partition, at the rear of the trunk,...
06-26-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 958
Posted By Serndipity

The dropbox videos opened fine. The 1st...

The dropbox videos opened fine.

The 1st video shows the rear bow both unlocking/opening and closing/locking OK.

The 2nd video shows a close up of the S84/16 rear bow cylinder and locking latch,...
06-25-2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 958
Posted By Serndipity

Silver CLK.......the videos you posted didn't...

Silver CLK.......the videos you posted didn't directly open. However, I was able to view them by first hovering my mouse anywhere on the video, which will show an arrow in the upper left scree, Click...
06-25-2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,569
Posted By Serndipity

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/734x909/fuelsupply_b1accd3874a074df9147f2e9963b89a6921b8e41.jpg...
06-19-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 790
Posted By Serndipity

Yes, both the power roof and roll bar, use the...

Yes, both the power roof and roll bar, use the same hydraulic pump/motor assembly.

Lets start by confirming that your CLK 320 is a W208 model and not a W209.

Your model year is 2003, or lower...
06-18-2018, 02:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,569
Posted By Serndipity

Mark Those socket boxes can be very...

Mark

Those socket boxes can be very expensive.......the one required to probe the soft top N52 controller is around $2,700 MRSP!

The ECU uses the CPS signal to control the fuel and spark...
06-16-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 799
Posted By Serndipity

Austin..... if your transmission is stuck in limp...

Austin..... if your transmission is stuck in limp mode, DON’T PANIC. The majority of the time, the problem is not as grave as you may think.

Mercedes-Benz transmissions are very solid, and whole...
06-16-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,569
Posted By Serndipity

Hi Mark, A faulty CPS sensor, will allow...

Hi Mark,

A faulty CPS sensor, will allow cranking without starting the engine, because the ECU disables both fuel delivery and spark.

Strangely, sometimes you'll get a DTC, sometimes not.
06-14-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 812
Posted By Serndipity

I would begin with visually inspecting the...

I would begin with visually inspecting the hydraulic cylinder, which is part of the soft top compartment lock, for port leakage.
06-11-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 882
Posted By Serndipity

Continuous illumination of the power top switch...

Continuous illumination of the power top switch (S84), when it's not being pressed, would occur if the switch is defective or has a discontinuity.in it's wiring.

Since the power top and ESP...
06-05-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,250
Posted By Serndipity

The self test/diagnostic procedures I posted...

The self test/diagnostic procedures I posted would be valid for W208 CLK coupes through MY 2002 and CLK cabriolets through MY 2003

Is your 03 CLK320 a coupe or cabriolet?

If it's a coupe, it's...
06-02-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 22,883
Posted By Serndipity

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/830x910/turn_8217e9ba8c1d8c988c3b42adb42ff2e9fd65d0af.jpg...
06-02-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,250
Posted By Serndipity

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

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/518x924/air3_ff0ecc3eb11a27864f984296487409a1de8cbbe7.jpg...
05-29-2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,108
Posted By Serndipity

nashville_bill........the CAN-Bus does not supply...

nashville_bill........the CAN-Bus does not supply direct power to the cigar lighter socket. The power is supplied via circuit 15R , which supplies switched battery power to the socket, when the key...
05-28-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,108
Posted By Serndipity

nashville_bill........Assuming that you're trying...

nashville_bill........Assuming that you're trying to power an external device, such as a GPS, Dashcam, Cellphone, via plugging it's power cord into the cigar lighter socket, using the above...
05-26-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 776
Posted By Serndipity

Austin.......no one has replied because your 2001...

Austin.......no one has replied because your 2001 CLK230 cabriolet is a A208 class and you have posted in the A209 forum, together with both the power roof configurations and operation is quite...
05-20-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,416
Posted By Serndipity

exhaustgases...the are no hidden 0 rings on the...

exhaustgases...the are no hidden 0 rings on the oil filter spindle for the M112 or M113 engines. There are only 4, as shown by the red arrows in post #2.

Initially the recommended MB fleece filter...
05-16-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,308
Posted By Serndipity

A faulty brake stop light switch may trigger the...

A faulty brake stop light switch may trigger the ABS/ESP warning and/or not allow you to get the car out of park.

Make sure you get the updated genuine MB switch, for around $20 and avoid the...
05-14-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,093
Posted By Serndipity

RAP73......when center console power roof switch...

RAP73......when center console power roof switch is not being actuated and it's lamp is flashing at 1Hz, indicates that either your soft top compartment cover or the rear bow, has malfunctioned...
05-13-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,213
Posted By Serndipity

jim9....good question, the flashing green you saw...

jim9....good question, the flashing green you saw when you opened your trunk, is the 'emergency' trunk lock release switch, that MB added to later production W208s, but was not covered in owner's...
05-05-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,223
Posted By Serndipity

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https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/817x769/screw_8997bd8e27393dac1baa685eb394c47ab9414c13.jpg


Check if the shaft's pivot bearing Torx set screw (item 1) in the handle hasn't...
05-04-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,151
Posted By Serndipity

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/835x697/s84lamp_a11d73f851f3c936db38bf6b63449399cf06b50d.jpg
Diego....welcome to the forum.

To prevent the possibility of a collision...
05-02-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,489
Posted By Serndipity

When the car is off, some circuits still draw...

When the car is off, some circuits still draw power from the battery (e.g. central locking, radio, anti-theft etc.) however, If more than 50 milliamps is being drawn, something is using too much...
04-28-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,290
Posted By Serndipity

Thack........welcome to the forum........believe...

Thack........welcome to the forum........believe you'll find this thread of interest.

https://mbworld.org/forums/clk-class-w208/541487-front-seat-cover-replacement.html

Note: If the thumbnails...
04-21-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,201
Posted By Serndipity

When the vehicle is started, both the power top...

When the vehicle is started, both the power top and roll-bar switches will illuminate for short time, while the power top controller does a brief diagnostic test. If the test indicates that all of...
04-08-2018, 06:52 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 186,130
Posted By Serndipity

After some updates were made in the forum's...

After some updates were made in the forum's software, where this seems to occur on older archived attachments.

The solution is to right click on the attachment and then in the drop down, select...
04-07-2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,202
Posted By Serndipity

A couple of years ago, none of the lamps located...

A couple of years ago, none of the lamps located on my trunk lid were working (e.g. backup, 3rd brake, rear fog, license plate) and I was getting the lamp out warning.

Additionally, with the car...
04-07-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,263
Posted By Serndipity

The indicator lamp should continuously illuminate...

The indicator lamp should continuously illuminate during power roof operation.

When lamp flashes at 3 Hz (3 times/second) while the switch is held pressed, the power roof will not operate, because...
04-04-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,263
Posted By Serndipity

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

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/835x697/s84lamp_02dc9d0bc6884eb110dc59f08a04be1778db858e.jpg


What is the status of the lamp in your power roof soft top switch?
04-02-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,701
Posted By Serndipity

CLK320Alexis.......thankfully our W208s still...

CLK320Alexis.......thankfully our W208s still came with a oil dip stick and you did the right thing.

Additionally, within a few days after changing my oil, I've gotten the oil level low, add 2...
04-02-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,484
Posted By Serndipity

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/959x486/seats_04bc9f1188f93fcd0a829f96db1f9d7619ac0abc.jpg
drustan595......your original post was quite clear/understood.

Usually, when the...
03-31-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,193
Posted By Serndipity

The brake light switch has been a ubiquitous...

The brake light switch has been a ubiquitous problem and MB eventually updated the older switch, where you had to make sure the plunger was pulled all the way out, with a redesigned switch and part...
03-31-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,484
Posted By Serndipity

I believe you'll be able to solve the problem you...

I believe you'll be able to solve the problem you describe, by simply resynchronizing the seat's forward/backward motor, by moving the seat fully forward and holding the switch for 5 seconds,...
03-31-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,193
Posted By Serndipity

The W208 MB brake light switch is not adjustable....

The W208 MB brake light switch is not adjustable.

If you had to pull out the plunger, would be because it's movement is being restricted, by binding/tightness at the switch's guide hole or a weak...
03-27-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,409
Posted By Serndipity

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/732x765/air1_1da9f2ce4e8b3cbd2af9bf98c8c6375e0c24f491.jpg...
03-24-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,427
Posted By Serndipity

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/912x796/n52_controller_c4cd8b58638b2ac00d8bff9a94b4741613e53ec5.jpg
03-22-2018, 09:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,427
Posted By Serndipity

OK....good, because that indicates normal...

OK....good, because that indicates normal operation.

However, having to reset the hydraulic pump timer is not normal and a prelude to a developing fault.

I would definitely check the fluid...
03-22-2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,427
Posted By Serndipity

David....after unlocking front bow, which should...

David....after unlocking front bow, which should open up both of the roof's side frame joints, all the windows should lower (if previously closed) in stage 2.

You didn't comment on the switch lamp...
03-22-2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,427
Posted By Serndipity

Whenever.the lamp in the center console's trunk...

Whenever.the lamp in the center console's trunk release switch is lit, the trunk is unlocked. The trunk can be unlocked with the console trunk release switch, the fob or manual key. When the trunk is...
03-22-2018, 06:27 PM
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Posted By Serndipity

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03-22-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,427
Posted By Serndipity

The duration of the actuation time of the...

The duration of the actuation time of the solenoid valves, until the expected positions of the limit switches have been reached, is checked in order to monitor the movement sequence of the soft top...
03-16-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,031
Posted By Serndipity

Lower the window all the way and hold the switch...

Lower the window all the way and hold the switch in that position for at least 5 seconds.

Then raise the window all the way and hold the switch in that position for at least 5 seconds.

The...
03-15-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,031
Posted By Serndipity

I assume you're referring to after replacing the...

I assume you're referring to after replacing the passenger module, it's not dropping down 5-8mm when opening the door.

Have you performed the window resynch procedure described in the owners...
03-11-2018, 07:10 PM
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Views: 3,901
Posted By Serndipity

Congratulations on finding the problem.

Congratulations on finding the problem.
03-02-2018, 08:58 PM
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Posted By Serndipity

craiglunt.....After you did the manual roof...

craiglunt.....After you did the manual roof resynch procedure, when you the attempted power roof operation, after the windows retracted, nothing happens, except that your power roof switch blinks...
02-18-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,901
Posted By Serndipity

craiglunt.........I should have been more clear,...

craiglunt.........I should have been more clear, the procedure to re-synchronize the power roof's position/limit switches is done by opening and closing the roof manually.

When you open/close the...
02-17-2018, 08:48 PM
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Views: 3,901
Posted By Serndipity

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02-15-2018, 07:09 PM
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Views: 1,966
Posted By Serndipity

Because ATF contamination issues caused $$$$...

Because ATF contamination issues caused $$$$ repairs, I did a lot of research regarding the Valeo radiator issues.

Long story short.....W208 production did not use the Valeo radiators. The issue...
02-02-2018, 08:35 AM
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Views: 21,516
Posted By Serndipity

iamyngg.......by design, the power roof will not...

iamyngg.......by design, the power roof will not operate if the roll bar is extended or if the controller thinks it's extended, which would occur if one of the components in roll bar assembly is not...
01-28-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,041
Posted By Serndipity

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bgrimmett ...... welcome to the forum and congratulations on your recent 2003...
01-26-2018, 11:01 PM
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Views: 2,343
Posted By Serndipity

Thank you for posting and as usual, another great...

Thank you for posting and as usual, another great diagnosis and troubleshooting effort.

Fortunately, the solution was 'old school', involving only the power supply to the solenoid / starting...
01-26-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 37,152
Posted By Serndipity

I believe that in post #13, noud said that was...

I believe that in post #13, noud said that was done and didn't solve the issue.

The window re-synchronization procedure, only restores erased memory settings, due to either a low voltage condition...
01-26-2018, 07:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 37,152
Posted By Serndipity

Here's a recently posted thread that had the same...

Here's a recently posted thread that had the same issue you're experiencing.

Although the solution was just a 'door closed' switch not properly actuating, the thread has lots of window operation /...
01-08-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,111
Posted By Serndipity

What makes this forum great are people who follow...

What makes this forum great are people who follow up on their OP with a solution and closure....thank you!

As mentioned in the 2nd post, the window resynch must be done with both the soft top and...
01-04-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,111
Posted By Serndipity

Did you try lubricating the window guides as well...

Did you try lubricating the window guides as well as the roof's rubber molding that the window fits into when closed?
01-02-2018, 11:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,111
Posted By Serndipity

Nice save regarding your original part and since...

Nice save regarding your original part and since you have interior door panels off, very easy DIY.

Another thought - if your windows don't close fully and re-synching doesn't work - especially if...
01-02-2018, 09:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,111
Posted By Serndipity

Did the shop use your original window controller...

Did the shop use your original window controller or the controller from the donor car?

There were some new window features added in later production CLKs and the controllers are not compatible...
01-02-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,111
Posted By Serndipity

On the cabriolets, the roof must be up and doors...

On the cabriolets, the roof must be up and doors closed when you do the window resynch.
12-30-2017, 03:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,183
Posted By Serndipity

The picture you're showing is not the same...

The picture you're showing is not the same cluster found in a W208 CLK.

As mentioned in my prior post, the W208 cluster has 3 display panels, as shown beginning at 1:40, in the below cluster...
12-29-2017, 08:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,183
Posted By Serndipity

Andres.....is that a picture of your primary...

Andres.....is that a picture of your primary cluster display (e.g.which indicates total vehicle mileage and/or faults) , or just the temperature display (e.g. located below the engine/fuel analog...
12-17-2017, 08:15 AM
Replies: 240
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Views: 358,275
Posted By Serndipity

If you're referring to the interior rear side...

If you're referring to the interior rear side window panels, see post #'s 3 & 13 at https://mbworld.org/forums/clk-class-w208/644165-2001-clk320-cab-restoration.html
12-14-2017, 09:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,322
Posted By Serndipity

The Bosch P/N for your 2002 CLK430 is 0280217810

The Bosch P/N for your 2002 CLK430 is 0280217810
12-13-2017, 03:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,322
Posted By Serndipity

DTC P2098 indicates that your post catalyst fuel...

DTC P2098 indicates that your post catalyst fuel trim system is to lean condition for bank 2 (e.g. to much air and not enough fuel), as provided from an O2 sensors and recognized by the PCM. Bank 2...
12-11-2017, 04:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,322
Posted By Serndipity

Markayash......I understand what you're taking...

Markayash......I understand what you're taking about.

Here is the U.S., the state emission test centers use the DOT standards and test equipment, which reads the reads the status (e.g. either...
12-07-2017, 10:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,328
Posted By Serndipity

psuedombtech.........first, congratulations on a...

psuedombtech.........first, congratulations on a successful repair, which involved excellent troubleshooting skills. Specifically, the way the MB STAR diagnostic generates body trouble codes, is...
11-19-2017, 03:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,013
Posted By Serndipity

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/768x353-1/tps_d2f72bf2ae82746c1f7fe6ef919fd0c788d0d241.jpg
Did you see this thread...
11-18-2017, 07:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,285
Posted By Serndipity

The hydraulic system will self bleed during a...

The hydraulic system will self bleed during a couple of power roof operations.

If you're not getting your pump rebuilt by Top Hydraulics and are buying a used unit, make sure you get the correct...
11-17-2017, 04:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,024
Posted By Serndipity

Has your transmission ever had the MB recommended...

Has your transmission ever had the MB recommended routine service (e,g, change the fluid and filter at 40K miles and every 40K miles thereafter)?
11-11-2017, 12:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,476
Posted By Serndipity

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When opening the power roof, if the roll bar was previously in the up...
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