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10-24-2017, 09:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,622
Posted By ph350

I think the oem 8 inch screen without bezels...

I think the oem 8 inch screen without bezels should fit from the newer command units. That should give you a larger screen and keep full functionality. Then have a new bezel fabricated to make the...
01-05-2017, 01:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 34,246
Posted By ph350

The front weathertech mats are much stiffer and...

The front weathertech mats are much stiffer and do not deform and curl at the edges like the much thinner rear one piece mats. At first I though the rear mats did not slip at all, but there is...
11-09-2016, 04:53 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,614
Posted By ph350

actually, I didn't know what the color code for...

actually, I didn't know what the color code for the footwell lighting was so I just followed it to the actual bulb and changed out to led bulbs too at the same time. Using a putty knife is the right...
11-07-2016, 10:14 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,614
Posted By ph350

The original sills pull right up and out. Its...

The original sills pull right up and out. Its just a matter of tapping into the foot well lights to get power. Whenever the doors open, the sills come on with the door lights. It probably can be...
10-08-2016, 11:40 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,614
Posted By ph350

That exposure is close to what my eye sees. The...

That exposure is close to what my eye sees. The red is coming from the door, it is a factory bulb and color.
10-07-2016, 12:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,496
Posted By ph350

These sills are super easy to install and look...

These sills are super easy to install and look oem. I've never had anyone ask me if they are factory or aftermarket. That why I skipped the projection logos and sequential lighting schemes. I'll...
10-06-2016, 11:01 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,614
Posted By ph350

The red light is from the door safety. The LED...

The red light is from the door safety. The LED sills can be purchased from Ebay and I believe they can be ordered with whatever color you choose. Just ask the seller. My seller had the option of...
10-06-2016, 10:58 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,614
Posted By ph350

Driver side front and rear door sills are tapped...

Driver side front and rear door sills are tapped directly on the footwell lightbulb. It is really easy to install and isn't complicated at all. The passenger side is the same. Just tap the front...
10-06-2016, 12:02 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,614
Posted By ph350

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

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x1333/80-img_2527_ee36f9f507ac412bd654aacef256b6778d9f065b.jpg

front and rear illuminated door sills
10-05-2016, 11:57 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,614
Posted By ph350

...3.https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-...

...3.https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x1333/80-img_2525_f066a230731955b3700043d69e31b0d671037ac7.jpg

front passenger mercedes illuminated door sill in white LED
...
09-03-2016, 09:42 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 82,099
Posted By ph350

I mean for the newer comand. Might as well...

I mean for the newer comand. Might as well upgrade to the 8.4 screen if it is available. 7 inch screens are a bit dated now.
09-03-2016, 02:43 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 82,099
Posted By ph350

Sorry to ask, but can't a larger 8 inch screen be...

Sorry to ask, but can't a larger 8 inch screen be retrofitted somehow and a new bezel custom molded to house it? Or would that be too difficult?
06-16-2016, 01:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,200
Posted By ph350

I would love to be able to do this to my car.

I would love to be able to do this to my car.
04-02-2016, 11:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,985
Posted By ph350

I got the same email from Keyes European on 2015...

I got the same email from Keyes European on 2015 E400 for 25% discount. Seems quite hefty even for a premium model.
03-11-2016, 06:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,247
Posted By ph350

The chicco nextfit zip does not fit in the center...

The chicco nextfit zip does not fit in the center position and takes up more space than the Britax. I ended up with the Britax because it was sturdy, it fit in the center position, and it has a rear...
03-09-2016, 12:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,247
Posted By ph350

I'd looked at the radians before, and would get...

I'd looked at the radians before, and would get them if I absolutely needed three across. They don't recline unfortunately, and as you say, they are quite beastly too.
03-08-2016, 04:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,247
Posted By ph350

Ugh, tell me about what a pain it is in the...

Ugh, tell me about what a pain it is in the middle seat. The britax has a really simple seatbelt installation procedure instead of using the old hook type latches. I threw out my back once reaching...
03-07-2016, 08:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,247
Posted By ph350

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

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x1504/80-image_6925330beddc6ca5d3960fb856eea14597727cad.jpeg




We have a britax boulevard clicktight. It just barely fits but is rock...
01-06-2016, 07:40 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 13,345
Posted By ph350

The S class is not being cross shopped with any...

The S class is not being cross shopped with any model in Mercedes line up. Someone looking at the S class would not consider an E class based the exclusivity and panache the S brings.
01-06-2016, 03:56 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 13,345
Posted By ph350

What I'd like to see in this new model would be a...

What I'd like to see in this new model would be a clear differentiation in standard features from what is available from competitors and even from lower models from within Mercedes. Remote start...
01-06-2016, 03:14 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 13,345
Posted By ph350

Most of the car sites are indicating that the new...

Most of the car sites are indicating that the new E will receive an inline 6 and the nine speed. The biggest reason was that this design is modular and could be used for 3, 4, 6, and 8 cylinder...
01-06-2016, 03:00 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 13,345
Posted By ph350

There is very little talk about the newer inline...

There is very little talk about the newer inline 6 introductions and how that would proliferate into other models in Mercedes lineup. It almost seems to be wasteful to introduce the 3.0 turbocharged...
01-06-2016, 02:24 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 13,345
Posted By ph350

Glad the new E lost the fake vents on the rear...

Glad the new E lost the fake vents on the rear bumper. Also glad that the luxury version looks just as good as the sport version. I've seen some C class luxury cars without the sport package and...
12-08-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,425
Posted By ph350

Interior design looks impressive, especially the...

Interior design looks impressive, especially the dual screens.
11-03-2015, 01:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 804
Posted By ph350

When traffic cameras at intersections were...

When traffic cameras at intersections were required to show the front license plate tags to complete a conviction, cops were strict about it. But now, I wouldn't worry.
10-22-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 17,296
Posted By ph350

Please educate yourself on the ECO feature, it...

Please educate yourself on the ECO feature, it does not involve the starter when restarting the car. Your nightmares can be banished by simply turning of ECO start when you get into the car! Just...
10-13-2015, 11:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,957
Posted By ph350

any updates?

any updates?
10-03-2015, 02:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,574
Posted By ph350

Do you carry the LED puddle lights under the side...

Do you carry the LED puddle lights under the side mirrors?
09-29-2015, 12:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 11,193
Posted By ph350

seems to me that carplay is head unit based. It...

seems to me that carplay is head unit based. It needs the interface and displays built into the physical unit. We're out of luck unless head units can be swapped.
09-23-2015, 12:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,551
Posted By ph350

What brand tire do you have ?

What brand tire do you have ?
09-22-2015, 01:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,957
Posted By ph350

The initial review is from a 5 series bmw which...

The initial review is from a 5 series bmw which is tuned to be slightly firmer than a mercedes that is stock. Maybe thats why the owner said the ride quality is improved(comfortwise) The...
09-10-2015, 12:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 34,246
Posted By ph350

Weather tech also makes the Mercedes branded all...

Weather tech also makes the Mercedes branded all weather mats too. If someone has MB branded mats, it might be better to see if weather tech updates those too so that the fronts and rears match.
09-06-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,418
Posted By ph350

These must look noticeably much larger than your...

These must look noticeably much larger than your old seventeens
09-06-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 34,246
Posted By ph350

The actual cost of these mats is only a fraction...

The actual cost of these mats is only a fraction of the $200+ he is charging for them. He is making a killing on these and all the other accessories he sells.
09-04-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 34,246
Posted By ph350

It'll be the same depending on how far the front...

It'll be the same depending on how far the front seats are set back. I just fold the front of the floor mat back on itself on both sides and take them straight out.
09-03-2015, 11:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 34,246
Posted By ph350

Autoaccessoriesgarage might have it with a...

Autoaccessoriesgarage might have it with a discount or at least with free shipping.
09-03-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 34,246
Posted By ph350

The floor mats will fit from 2010-2016 sedans,...

The floor mats will fit from 2010-2016 sedans, the part numbers are the same. The only difference is whether the passenger front floor mats have mounting posts or not.
09-03-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 34,246
Posted By ph350

Make sure it is PN 442583 for the single rear...

Make sure it is PN 442583 for the single rear digital fit floor mat that covers the center hump. Ebay sellers will try to sell you the old stock poor fitting two piece floor mats.

...
09-03-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 34,246
Posted By ph350

They only have the three basic colors. Mixing...

They only have the three basic colors. Mixing different colored mats to different interior colors could make it interesting. Especially if you prefer the lower carpet to be darker.
09-02-2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 34,246
Posted By ph350

It lines up right against the floor vents and...

It lines up right against the floor vents and don' get blocked at all.
09-02-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 34,246
Posted By ph350

No way I could get any other interior color but...

No way I could get any other interior color but black with my kids, not at least for another 5 years.
09-02-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 34,246
Posted By ph350

New weathertech rear floormats

Weathertech has updated the rear floor mats for the w212. It now covers the center hump and fits nicer all around. This is how it should have been done in the first place. I had to sell my old...
08-26-2015, 11:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,443
Posted By ph350

I have the continental pro contacts in 245/40/18....

I have the continental pro contacts in 245/40/18. So far I have about three tire repairs due to picking up nails and one blow out due to a sidewall failure. Luckily, I had gotten the road hazard...
08-24-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 844
Posted By ph350

Mercedes currently has trouble matching their...

Mercedes currently has trouble matching their main competitors on price specification and amenities. Raising the base price of the next generation w213 will only cause more pricing disparities. ...
08-24-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 844
Posted By ph350

I have seen some posts on the c-class forum with...

I have seen some posts on the c-class forum with posters claiming heavy discounts that I thought weren't even possible so soon after the initial release. Some claims were 8k off for a fully loaded...
08-24-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 844
Posted By ph350

Base price of 2017 E-Class

With the new E-Class being announced with so many technological advances, I wouldn't be surprised if the base pricing also increased accordingly. How can MB be competitive pricing wise against its...
08-24-2015, 12:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,805
Posted By ph350

I'm referring to the person that recommended a...

I'm referring to the person that recommended a summer tire to a guy that lives in New York. He claimed that a summer tire would be quieter and rider better than a grand touring tire. Summer tires...
08-23-2015, 01:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,450
Posted By ph350

This really should be taken care of by the...

This really should be taken care of by the dealer. I would escalate this to corporate.
08-23-2015, 12:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,805
Posted By ph350

summer tires emphasize ultimate dry grip and...

summer tires emphasize ultimate dry grip and handling. Comfort and noise are not priorities.
08-23-2015, 12:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,140
Posted By ph350

The c class and glc models don't come with that...

The c class and glc models don't come with that strap. Maybe you can sell your unwanted strap to them.
08-22-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,332
Posted By ph350

wow 2016 e-class wagon! Any mileage restrictions...

wow 2016 e-class wagon! Any mileage restrictions on that?
08-21-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,805
Posted By ph350

Just go with the Pirellis in 245/45/17 or...

Just go with the Pirellis in 245/45/17 or 235/50/17 for a little more sidewall, but make sure they are the all season plus version. Report back on how they ride too.
08-21-2015, 12:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,805
Posted By ph350

do you have 17 or 18 inch wheels?

do you have 17 or 18 inch wheels?
08-20-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,805
Posted By ph350

michelin defenders seem to be the smooth and...

michelin defenders seem to be the smooth and quiet choice for your car. Dont you have those now?
08-19-2015, 02:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,377
Posted By ph350

The fuel mileage is calculated with the car in...

The fuel mileage is calculated with the car in Comfort mode(second gear) and ECO engaged. Without it defaulting to these settings the fuel consumption numbers would be worse. Mercedes is really...
08-06-2015, 11:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 859
Posted By ph350

Tinting the pano roof is great for keeping the...

Tinting the pano roof is great for keeping the light levels and heat down in full sun, but I think it keeps out too much light in any other situation.
07-31-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,460
Posted By ph350

Put your music library into a dvd, you have six...

Put your music library into a dvd, you have six slots for that. It decodes the highest codecs in that format.
07-24-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,238
Posted By ph350

Nice color combo. List options when you have...

Nice color combo. List options when you have time.
07-22-2015, 10:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 13,535
Posted By ph350

Most of the sound absorbed by the acoustic glass...

Most of the sound absorbed by the acoustic glass would be wind noise from the side mirrors and the roof. There is some engine noise that is blocked by the windows but I think it is also tuned so...
07-20-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,700
Posted By ph350

The Cinturato p7 A/S is simply an oem...

The Cinturato p7 A/S is simply an oem specification tire built to a price, the plus version is what Pirelli wants to compete in the grand touring category.
07-20-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,700
Posted By ph350

245/65/17 would give you an overall diameter of...

245/65/17 would give you an overall diameter of 27.5 inches when stock is 245/45/17 with and overall sizing of 25.7. Is that what you are really running?
07-16-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 884
Posted By ph350

http://www.powerwheelspro.com/shop/product_info.ph...

http://www.powerwheelspro.com/shop/product_info.php?manufacturers_id=&products_id=676


The wheel is 818 amg style according to power wheels pro.
07-15-2015, 11:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,102
Posted By ph350

I had an iphone 6 when it first came out and it...

I had an iphone 6 when it first came out and it did not have that functionality. Can you send texts handsfree? Does the phone need to be plugged into the adapter in the armrest?
07-15-2015, 10:48 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 35,333
Posted By ph350

I dont know about just replacing the rear shelf...

I dont know about just replacing the rear shelf subwoofer. The 2014 eclass has an oval subwoofer opening I believe and there will be cutting involved. The speaker will also need to be free air and...
07-15-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,102
Posted By ph350

The reading text functionallity only works when a...

The reading text functionallity only works when a windows phone with Cortana is used. When text messages are received cortana will announce that a text is received by whomever, then asks if you want...
07-01-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,672
Posted By ph350

Are you sure the ECO button is not activated and...

Are you sure the ECO button is not activated and that the engine turned off while you were stopped? This is normal when the engine automatically cuts off with ECO engaged.
07-01-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,164
Posted By ph350

viper has a remote start with smart phone...

viper has a remote start with smart phone feature, maybe look into that with your installer.
07-01-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,486
Posted By ph350

It can't be economically added if it didn't come...

It can't be economically added if it didn't come from the factory. Just use what you have, you're not missing anything. If you had ordered it from the factory with keyless go, it could open/close...
Forum: W212 AMG
06-30-2015, 02:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 986
Posted By ph350

starting to look like every other car in mercedes...

starting to look like every other car in mercedes line, I dont see the navigation display tacked on the top of the dash either, thats a good sign for the interior.
06-15-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 498
Posted By ph350

The dealer didn't have any pictures for you to...

The dealer didn't have any pictures for you to see? I looked up a few on ebay and I prefer the grey ones as they are more seamless. But those are knock offs. I believe they have some pictures when...
06-11-2015, 12:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,464
Posted By ph350

A straight six is interesting, especially with...

A straight six is interesting, especially with the eventual 9 speed.
06-09-2015, 11:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,313
Posted By ph350

The top of the wheel that is in direct sunlight...

The top of the wheel that is in direct sunlight is noticeably hotter due to the IR heat from the windshield. Tinting helps, I have my front windshield tinted, but sooner or later the windows get hot...
06-08-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,183
Posted By ph350

The dealer is not prepping your trunk correctly. ...

The dealer is not prepping your trunk correctly. The car has to be washed, and preferably surface contaminants should be removed with clay. Then wiped down again with water and dried. Apply 3m 94...
06-08-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,313
Posted By ph350

just search on ebay and something will come up. ...

just search on ebay and something will come up. If you want to have the three spoke sport wheel, and yours is the older four spoke, then price out and airbag along with it. Your interior will be...
05-06-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,930
Posted By ph350

They have kw sport coilovers for this car and if...

They have kw sport coilovers for this car and if you want something that is sportier, then this definitely would fit the bill.
05-06-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,546
Posted By ph350

Almost crashed my 2014 gl trying to do a...

Almost crashed my 2014 gl trying to do a perpendicular park. I can verify it only has parallel parking abilities.
05-06-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 17,388
Posted By ph350

Strange that the original star doesn't fit. How...

Strange that the original star doesn't fit. How is the fit and finish of the aftermarket grill?
05-06-2015, 12:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 17,388
Posted By ph350

I know that this grill comes with its own star,...

I know that this grill comes with its own star, but does the original one fit?
04-23-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,140
Posted By ph350

The E class coupe forum seems to have done this...

The E class coupe forum seems to have done this before any of us here have even tried it. See if they can help.
03-31-2015, 04:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,460
Posted By ph350

It is recommended to use 3m 94 primer in addition...

It is recommended to use 3m 94 primer in addition to cleaning the area with alcohol. It is an adhesive promoter and helps make the bond much stronger. This can also be done for spoiler...
03-12-2015, 01:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 923
Posted By ph350

There isn't that huge of a difference in ride,...

There isn't that huge of a difference in ride, from going two sizes up suprisingly. It will be tolerable, but large potholes will be definately be harsher
03-06-2015, 10:06 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,685
Posted By ph350

Any pictures of the rear mats?

Any pictures of the rear mats?
02-28-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 647
Posted By ph350

Hope this one holds up better than the last, hehe.

Hope this one holds up better than the last, hehe.
02-17-2015, 12:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,387
Posted By ph350

When turning the wheel to make a left or right...

When turning the wheel to make a left or right turn, or when manuvering at slow speed, the top wood portion gets suprisingly hot. Covering it with a towel when it is parked helps keep it much...
02-15-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,387
Posted By ph350

You can cover the top of the wheel with a towel...

You can cover the top of the wheel with a towel or with a small piece of insulated tube to cut down the heat. It looks like you got an sl steering wheel, nice. For a litle more, you could have...
02-04-2015, 12:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,288
Posted By ph350

33F and 35R when the tires are cold and there is...

33F and 35R when the tires are cold and there is minimal load. You can subtract another 3 psi if you don't plan on going above 100 mph, ie 30F and 32R. This is the setting for two people in the car...
02-03-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,113
Posted By ph350

Those are probably the best riding passenger...

Those are probably the best riding passenger tires you can buy right now. It must have been a huge difference in ride quality when going through bumpy roads.
02-03-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,113
Posted By ph350

Those are 17s on your car? I can hardly tell...

Those are 17s on your car? I can hardly tell they are one inch smaller in diameter than the sport ones. What tire did they come with?
01-27-2015, 01:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 764
Posted By ph350

The rear was supposedly a one piece design, but...

The rear was supposedly a one piece design, but they made it fit perfectly against the front seat rails. This would interfere with the front seat being moved back further in its lowest position.
01-24-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,550
Posted By ph350

Congratulations on the M3, you're in for a...

Congratulations on the M3, you're in for a helluva ride. The seats and exhaust are awesome too.
01-17-2015, 11:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,651
Posted By ph350

Most steering wheels that are the same design...

Most steering wheels that are the same design will fit and all buttons will work without reprogramming. I believe that if the airbag fits, then all is well. I noticed that MB is changing the...
01-16-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,651
Posted By ph350

Looks great

Looks great
01-14-2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,894
Posted By ph350

looks really sharp

looks really sharp
01-14-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,998
Posted By ph350

There are other grill designs available on ebay. ...

There are other grill designs available on ebay. But none of them convert the sport grill to the luxury grill. Maybe this one with the diamond grill treatment...


Benz E Class W212 ABS Front...
12-23-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,858
Posted By ph350

The 535i seats are nappa and can be more...

The 535i seats are nappa and can be more comfortable overall, especially with the extra upper back and headrest adjustments. It is 4k more though. Maybe a better comparison would be against a...
12-10-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,551
Posted By ph350

Try getting tires with slightly higher sidewalls...

Try getting tires with slightly higher sidewalls to give the car extra cushion from the road. 235/45/17 sizes won't be more than one mph off at 65 mph. Heck, see if you can fit 16 inch wheels on...
12-08-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 751
Posted By ph350

I think there is a tab that is underneath that...

I think there is a tab that is underneath that plug. I don't believe there is actually a bulb that comes out from that plug though. See if you can feel where the tab is located so you can remove...
12-03-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,680
Posted By ph350

Sucks man, I feel for you. These things just...

Sucks man, I feel for you. These things just shouldn't happen.
11-30-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,365
Posted By ph350

There are cars in BMW's line that are fairly...

There are cars in BMW's line that are fairly reliable. I think if you want a wagon, then just look at Mercedes or stay with Volvo. If you are considering the BMW X5, I would take a good look at the...
11-29-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,365
Posted By ph350

An X5 is no wagon. If you are looking for...

An X5 is no wagon. If you are looking for reliability from the X5, thats almost laughable.
11-26-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,303
Posted By ph350

Anyone else have these inserts or have additional...

Anyone else have these inserts or have additional pics or close ups? Im kind of on the fence with how these look.
11-26-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,448
Posted By ph350

That is a really nice package and most likely...

That is a really nice package and most likely what customers would order anyways.
11-26-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,836
Posted By ph350

Nice review. I have never driven the Caddy, but...

Nice review. I have never driven the Caddy, but the Golf is a great drivers car. Very composed and tossable at the same time.
11-26-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,448
Posted By ph350

Does the canadian version also come with the...

Does the canadian version also come with the leather dash?
11-26-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,448
Posted By ph350

I'm pretty lame to only gain aluminum pedals and...

I'm pretty lame to only gain aluminum pedals and power folding mirrors but lose bits and pieces of trim that don't really cost anything to manufacture.
11-26-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 13,535
Posted By ph350

Most of the cars that I see on the dealer lots...

Most of the cars that I see on the dealer lots come with the accessory comfort box. I'd much rather have the acoustic glass than the pull down storage.

I have the keyless go package that...
11-26-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,448
Posted By ph350

I have the black ash under my armrests and prefer...

I have the black ash under my armrests and prefer the silver trim. Maybe I can trade with another member here. Im in CA.
11-07-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,356
Posted By ph350

they look very nice for the price. I thought the...

they look very nice for the price. I thought the gas pedal couldn't be easily removed to attach the new pedal?
10-25-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,307
Posted By ph350

I find that swapping out steering wheels on the...

I find that swapping out steering wheels on the 14' and up models quite easy. As long as the airbag fits and the functions match up with what you have, it shouldn't be a problem. Ebay has been a...
09-26-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,432
Posted By ph350

I just finished renting a Hyundai Sonata that was...

I just finished renting a Hyundai Sonata that was surprisingly proficient with the Bluetooth connection for my windows phone. I have windows 8.1 that has Cortana(Siri apple speak). I could ask...
09-20-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,432
Posted By ph350

Best phone for 2014 W212?

I am in the process of upgrading my phone and was wondering what phone integrates the best with our cars? I am using a windows phone for work right now and there are some features I wish were...
09-20-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,991
Posted By ph350

Did you switch from the euro beam to US beam if...

Did you switch from the euro beam to US beam if you are in the states? I thought that would help more for your low beams. High beams just flood up so you don't really need to adjust those because...
09-20-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 10,658
Posted By ph350

You will have to get someone that can do the star...

You will have to get someone that can do the star programming from a 2014 loaner.
09-16-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,047
Posted By ph350

I wish Mercedes could have done better with some...

I wish Mercedes could have done better with some features and make a more luxury oriented model for customers to choose between.
09-16-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 868
Posted By ph350

That can be taken out by dent repair shops and...

That can be taken out by dent repair shops and wouldn't need to be repainted.
09-16-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,329
Posted By ph350

Might as well add the ventilation for the seats...

Might as well add the ventilation for the seats too. Otherwise nice build.
09-10-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,522
Posted By ph350

What happened to Apple Carplay?

I thought they were going to roll it out starting with the new C class this year? Initial reports were touting that Mercedes would have a retrofit kit that would allow owners to add the full...
09-02-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,338
Posted By ph350

The chrome accents stand out nicely with that...

The chrome accents stand out nicely with that color combination. I like the interior color combination, but I have kids and can't handle keeping a light interior clean.
08-29-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,024
Posted By ph350

Anyone get better than $200 shipped for ECO...

Anyone get better than $200 shipped for ECO disable and window/trunk upgrade options added?
08-28-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,024
Posted By ph350

Each of the features(ie: window/trunk, ECO...

Each of the features(ie: window/trunk, ECO disable, and ALS) adds $50 to the total price. It's somewhat expensive since an aftermarket alarm/remote start module can be had for around that price with...
08-27-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,839
Posted By ph350

The e400 has all the options that I would order...

The e400 has all the options that I would order anyways and seems like a good value. Power mirrors, ventilated seats, leather, even the dash is nicer mb tex. I don't know about the reliability of...
08-26-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 80,995
Posted By ph350

Can you ask the shop where they tapped into? I...

Can you ask the shop where they tapped into? I want to compare to where I have mine connected.
08-26-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,024
Posted By ph350

It works only on the wagon.

It works only on the wagon.
08-26-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,648
Posted By ph350

The e400 comes with ventilated seats and a sport...

The e400 comes with ventilated seats and a sport steering wheel?
08-26-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,024
Posted By ph350

I'm really disappointed in the limited range and...

I'm really disappointed in the limited range and the fact that I have to be on the drivers side to activate it. But like others have said, better than nothing. Also, I would like to have the...
08-26-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,133
Posted By ph350

The weathertechs are similar to those in your...

The weathertechs are similar to those in your pictures. The fronts are deep, I would skip the rear because they are not fitted for our cars correctly. There was an ebay seller claiming to sell the...
07-13-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 80,995
Posted By ph350

Those instructions are for the 2nd gen but I...

Those instructions are for the 2nd gen but I wonder why it was designed to only come on when the ignition is on and not for locking/unlocking the car? The instructions are way more complicated to...
07-13-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 80,995
Posted By ph350

You should be able to follow the directions I...

You should be able to follow the directions I gave previously to wire it up and have it light up when unlocking/locking as well as full time illumination when the engine is on.
07-13-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 80,995
Posted By ph350

Cut the plug that came with the star and extend...

Cut the plug that came with the star and extend out the wires so they are long enough to connect to the fusebox. Test out the star by plugging the white wire to positive and the black wire to...
07-12-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 80,995
Posted By ph350

Only the star is needed. I don't know why there...

Only the star is needed. I don't know why there is a control ballast on the second gen harness. It would be closer to $400 dollars with the harness. It might be because mb wanted it to run on the...
07-11-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 80,995
Posted By ph350

166 817 03 16 It's only for the illuminated...

166 817 03 16
It's only for the illuminated star assembly. Should be about 200 dollars. Try any of our vendors here or benzpartsforless.com It seems a bit expensive for what it does. It comes on...
07-10-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 29,325
Posted By ph350

Not a bad idea since there is a need for rewiring...

Not a bad idea since there is a need for rewiring and also programming to get the lights to work properly. The parts list that would provide full adaptive turning functionality would be prohibitive...
07-10-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 80,995
Posted By ph350

If you have the sport grill it will work. Just...

If you have the sport grill it will work. Just swap the illuminated star and wire it up.
07-05-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 15,675
Posted By ph350

I've actually never even seen this color and I've...

I've actually never even seen this color and I've visited about 8 dealerships in Southern California including the two largest dealerships here. It would really stand out in the sea of black and...
07-05-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 80,995
Posted By ph350

If you go to the trunk and look at the fuse...

If you go to the trunk and look at the fuse layout sheet, there is a 20 amp fuse(number 23) that you can tap into. The fuse is located in the front driver side when you open the hood. When...
07-05-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,423
Posted By ph350

Great color choices, especially in sunny Socal.

Great color choices, especially in sunny Socal.
07-05-2014, 02:26 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 80,995
Posted By ph350

The star can be hooked up directly to 12V...

The star can be hooked up directly to 12V accessory to light up whenever the door is unlocked or the engine is on. There is no need for a separate ballast.
06-09-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,509
Posted By ph350

The ones that don't throw codes have resistors on...

The ones that don't throw codes have resistors on them to draw the same wattage as the stock ones. Just ask the seller what wattage the bulb dissapates or use the recommended ones.
05-30-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,303
Posted By ph350

My side beltline moldings and door handle tops...

My side beltline moldings and door handle tops are chrome. I would think they should match the front chrome lip too.
05-29-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,303
Posted By ph350

Are these chrome or more of a matte grey? They...

Are these chrome or more of a matte grey? They look nice on a dark colored car.
05-29-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 522
Posted By ph350

looks sharp, pm me pricing for 18s.

looks sharp, pm me pricing for 18s.
05-29-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,106
Posted By ph350

Great to know, thanks.

Great to know, thanks.
05-24-2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 953
Posted By ph350

The option can only be ordered as a flat bottomed...

The option can only be ordered as a flat bottomed wood wheel. Hence the luxury models cannot have it.
05-11-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 55,898
Posted By ph350

Really nice build. Was your steering wheel the...

Really nice build. Was your steering wheel the sport flat bottomed steering wheel also?
04-24-2014, 01:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,137
Posted By ph350

Congrats, great move with the heated steering...

Congrats, great move with the heated steering wheel and seats too. They'll come in handy for sure.
04-22-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 72,410
Posted By ph350

you don't have it on a dimmer switch to control...

you don't have it on a dimmer switch to control the brightness?
04-22-2014, 01:33 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 72,410
Posted By ph350

Hook it up through a relay to turn on for...

Hook it up through a relay to turn on for anything above 5v and hook it directly to the battery.
04-22-2014, 01:04 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 72,410
Posted By ph350

if you want to have it turned on all the time,...

if you want to have it turned on all the time, just hook it up to the drl. No need for harnesses or control boxes. The star works with any 12V source. Use a T tap from your local hardware store...
04-22-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,755
Posted By ph350

I thought the unlimited warranty were for 2012...

I thought the unlimited warranty were for 2012 vehicles and under? If this applies to 2013 and up, it would be crazy to pass this up. Is the warranty coverage the same as a new car?
04-19-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,468
Posted By ph350

Steering wheels from Hyundai and Kia look great. ...

Steering wheels from Hyundai and Kia look great. But they never can look as classy or feel as good as mb. Even Lexus looks good but feels cheap.
04-12-2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,079
Posted By ph350

They are available on ebay and are a little over...

They are available on ebay and are a little over 200 bucks shipped. It is a subtle upgrade. It might stand out more if the grills were painted a light silver like the amg models.
03-24-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,199
Posted By ph350

If you do 50% max, then it won't be much...

If you do 50% max, then it won't be much different from stock because even factory tinted cars are darker than that. And it won't provide you any privacy nor deter from thieves looking into your car...
03-21-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,199
Posted By ph350

It depends where you get the tint done and what...

It depends where you get the tint done and what brand you actually get. Ceramic tint is way more expensive but the benefits aren't really noticeable in the long run. Basically, it can match the...
03-21-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 28,997
Posted By ph350

Congrats on the new car.

Congrats on the new car.
03-21-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 55,898
Posted By ph350

Sounds like a fantastic build, what color...

Sounds like a fantastic build, what color interior and trim choice did you get?
03-17-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,128
Posted By ph350

I have less than 2k on mine from mid december. I...

I have less than 2k on mine from mid december. I probably won't put more than 7k this year. Wish I could drive it a little more but it isn't my main car.
03-12-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 3,395
Views: 1,001,363
Posted By ph350

That's a really sweet coupe, looks like you got...

That's a really sweet coupe, looks like you got it loaded too. What options did you order with it?
03-12-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,832
Posted By ph350

I was checking grills on ebay, and there were a...

I was checking grills on ebay, and there were a few auctions that had the original 2014 sport grill taken off for sale. It wasn't the entire housing, just the center mercedes logo and the two slats...
03-12-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 55,898
Posted By ph350

I don't know if anyone posted their deal of...

I don't know if anyone posted their deal of getting more than 20% off any Eclass, but it isn't hard to negotiate something similar with the bmw 5 series when I was shopping the two. 10k seems...
03-10-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 3,395
Views: 1,001,363
Posted By ph350

looks good qtip, didn't realize the sport sat so...

looks good qtip, didn't realize the sport sat so much lower than the luxury. It looks like an inch instead of the half inch that they state.
03-06-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,933
Posted By ph350

Fog lights were probably cut to save money. Its...

Fog lights were probably cut to save money. Its a shame to actually lose that feature. I initially thought that 2014 models lost the rear center brake lamp too at one point. Good thing that wasn't...
03-06-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,650
Posted By ph350

That's big news, unfortunately, it will be costly.

That's big news, unfortunately, it will be costly.
03-06-2014, 03:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,099
Posted By ph350

The weathertech rear mats are pictured on their...

The weathertech rear mats are pictured on their website. They come up short at the rails in order to clear the seat in case it needs to be moved all the way back. You need to decide whether it is...
03-06-2014, 02:24 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,398
Posted By ph350

I don't think you want to drive around with your...

I don't think you want to drive around with your highbeams on all the time. If you only want the look, then check out the link. These are led bulbs that have the look of the led light. They claim...
03-05-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,398
Posted By ph350

Thats what I thought, I can't be as easy as...

Thats what I thought, I can't be as easy as buying the upgraded lights and pluging them in. Even if you can live without the adaptive beam function, I don't think the sensors for the automatic high...
03-05-2014, 02:19 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,398
Posted By ph350

The sam units for the full led and standard led...

The sam units for the full led and standard led are the same? Also, by just connecting the lighting package headlight to the standard headlight cable from the car would turn it on like normal? I...
03-01-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 880
Posted By ph350

This is designio configured?

This is designio configured?
02-28-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 47,142
Posted By ph350

The 3M tape you're supposed to use is 3M VHB(Very...

The 3M tape you're supposed to use is 3M VHB(Very High Bond) we use it at work and I can literally hang from a two inch square piece of tape that is bonded to something. The trick is to clean off...
02-28-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 55,898
Posted By ph350

I was able to negotiate 10k off 58.4K from...

I was able to negotiate 10k off 58.4K from fletcher jones. Iridium silver, sport model, P1 package, and keyless go. It was a decent deal. I could have bargained more off of a loaded model, but I...
02-28-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,381
Posted By ph350

I have 70% crystalline on the front windshield...

I have 70% crystalline on the front windshield but the top of the wheel gets really hot even in the California sun. I had to start using a sunshade and cover the top of the wheel with a towel to...
02-28-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,381
Posted By ph350

I would go ahead and verify with your service...

I would go ahead and verify with your service adviser that all of the dash gets changed at once so that they fade evenly over time. You don't want to be out of warranty and find out that one of the...
02-28-2014, 02:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,381
Posted By ph350

Congrats mike really nice deal. The dealer is...

Congrats mike really nice deal. The dealer is replacing all the wood in the car including the steering wheel?
02-26-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,347
Posted By ph350

Congrats, great color choice too.

Congrats, great color choice too.
02-17-2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 16,527
Posted By ph350

It is possible but really cost prohibitive. From...

It is possible but really cost prohibitive. From the dealer, it would cost way too much to justify. Try to locate a wheel on ebay and ask if they would also sell the column switch for a good price.
02-16-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 3,395
Views: 1,001,363
Posted By ph350

Wow, huge upgrade! Congrats.

Wow, huge upgrade! Congrats.
02-15-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 13,344
Posted By ph350

Wheels look really nice blue00r6. How is the...

Wheels look really nice blue00r6. How is the ride on bumpy roads?
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