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06-12-2019, 07:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 335
Posted By bha

If they just got water on it (and maybe some soap...

If they just got water on it (and maybe some soap due to the solution they use), I'd have a detailer look at it first. The cost of finding a napa leather dash (if you can even get a used one) plus...
06-12-2019, 07:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 381
Posted By bha

My 2014 SL550 has a button on the climate control...

My 2014 SL550 has a button on the climate control that says "AC" with a small red light.

Press this till the light goes off, and the climate control will operate as normal but will not enable the...
03-24-2019, 10:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,842
Posted By bha

So just an update for everyone on this... I...

So just an update for everyone on this...

I was chasing down Fuse 23 because removing 23 and 25 fixed the problem. Battery kept dying.

Bought a Lisle parasitic drain tester (goes between the...
02-28-2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,448
Posted By bha

Toronto (Canada)

Toronto (Canada)
02-28-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 239
Posted By bha

Very cheap online and can be replaced quickly ...

Very cheap online and can be replaced quickly

I think the aftermarket ones were $3 and real ones on eBay were about $7-8

I bought a real one because I'm sure the aftermarket was fine, but don't...
02-28-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,448
Posted By bha

I beleive there are 2 grommets on this tank (look...

I beleive there are 2 grommets on this tank (look at a parts diagram to verify). One for the sensor and one for the pump.

If you let it leak down overnight, put a flashlight on the tank and look...
02-27-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By bha

Hmm.. drove 80km today (approximately 50 miles).....

Hmm.. drove 80km today (approximately 50 miles).. first half of the drive was at 140km/h (85mph) and second half was at slow stop & go traffic speeds.

Not even the malfunction light came on. ...
02-27-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 20,218
Posted By bha

I'm actually going to try this at some point. ...

I'm actually going to try this at some point.

There are two sets of AV inputs in the rear dvd player (under the rear passenger side seat). I'm sure if you took a video cable from the AVIN unit...
02-26-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By bha

Ah, I see. Thanks for mentioning them. My...

Ah, I see. Thanks for mentioning them.

My car is a 4matic so no control arms needed to be touched during the install. 4matic actually just has one nut on a ball joint at the bottom, plus the 3...
02-26-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By bha

I assume the ride height sensors are fine, since...

I assume the ride height sensors are fine, since I didn't touch them at all. Would be weird for them to stop working the day I touched the valve block. I would also think that since there are two,...
02-26-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By bha

Suspension weirdness after new struts / valve block

I'm having some weird issues where every day at some point the "Malfunction" light with an up arrow comes on. It is a suspension malfunction light. I diagnosed the codes and got 5285 which means it...
02-26-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 20,218
Posted By bha

Installed mine a few weeks ago in my 2007 GL320...

Installed mine a few weeks ago in my 2007 GL320 CDI

Very fast and easy following this thread (I do quite a bit of work on my car including electrical, so possibly a faster install for me than the...
02-26-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 16,677
Posted By bha

The reset is done through the instrument cluster....

The reset is done through the instrument cluster. Can't remember how exactly, but there is a service menu and you can pick what service numbers were completed. If you pick the one for air filter,...
02-26-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By bha

Old fakra for video was black, and I believe the...

Old fakra for video was black, and I believe the new style is a double white connector. I can see it in your pic.

Try plugging your black connector into those if it will fit. Otherwise you may...
02-26-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 232
Posted By bha

Sounds like you are describing Ontario (where I...

Sounds like you are describing Ontario (where I am located)

I wouldn't mess with the emissions equipment.. I have 330km on my 2007 and no problems at all.. just leave it as is.

First check if...
02-25-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 144
Posted By bha

There is a break wear sensor on the front right...

There is a break wear sensor on the front right and rear right caliper. Pull those wheels and look at brake pads, if low that will trigger the light.

If brakes are required, change them.

If...
02-25-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,842
Posted By bha

Getting closer.... Pulled Fuse 23 which...

Getting closer....

Pulled Fuse 23 which contains the DVD player and no problems with battery dying. So it is definitely a problem w/something on the Fuse 23 circuit

Disconnected DVD from...
02-22-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,842
Posted By bha

I may be getting close to a solution So it...

I may be getting close to a solution

So it turns out that pulling fuse 23 and 25 solved the problem (or at least most of it). I waited 24 hours and was able to start the truck (it died in 12 hrs...
02-21-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,842
Posted By bha

Yes, that is exactly my plan. I have done a...

Yes, that is exactly my plan.

I have done a quick amp test (MB says leave the car off for 35 mins to let everything go to sleep) a few weeks ago, and I remember getting a reading of over 3000ma (3...
02-21-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,842
Posted By bha

No, sorry if I explained it wrong. Battery was...

No, sorry if I explained it wrong. Battery was replaced about a year ago. I was just making the point that the battery wasn't old, and also that it is an original OEM MB battery from the dealer.
...
02-21-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,842
Posted By bha

GLBnzMan, did you ever get this resolved? What...

GLBnzMan, did you ever get this resolved? What was the fix?

I am having the exact same problem. 2007 GL320, recently new original MB battery, car started dying when parked overnight. It will...
02-19-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 234
Posted By bha

I don't think you can really fix these, but if...

I don't think you can really fix these, but if you want to try they operate like a roller blind in your house. So there is spring tension on the center rod at all times, meaning you'll have to twist...
02-19-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 328
Posted By bha

If by RAC you mean the auto club (British version...

If by RAC you mean the auto club (British version of AAA) then they would have only done a basic test (ie. to check for codes that would set a Check Engine light)

What Plutoe meant is using DAS to...
02-15-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 679
Posted By bha

Here are some approximate prices. Price depends...

Here are some approximate prices. Price depends on your exact interior color code because there were various colors and types of leather offered.

Without vented seats, without multicontour $1070...
02-11-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 576
Posted By bha

At a high level it sounds to me like you are not...

At a high level it sounds to me like you are not getting enough fuel to the engine. It's just a guess but based on everything you are saying it seems to me that there is not enough fuel pressure
...
02-11-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 679
Posted By bha

Unless something changed along the way, the...

Unless something changed along the way, the dealer is BSing you. The bottom and the back of the seat should both heat up.

There is a small possibliity of a broken wire not allowing the seatback...
02-11-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 20,218
Posted By bha

I assume this means find a switched +12V wire...

I assume this means find a switched +12V wire (which I can tap from the back of the radio I'm sure) -- but where does it connect to provide power to the antenna amp? do you have a wire color or...
02-10-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 664
Posted By bha

Oh ok. Shroud was pretty easy from what I...

Oh ok. Shroud was pretty easy from what I remember. Some clamps that get pried off at the top with a screwdriver, some wiring and other clips and it lifts up and out. There are locator tabs at the...
02-10-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 664
Posted By bha

If you are removing the radiator of course you...

If you are removing the radiator of course you need to drain the system.

If removing the the upper radiator hose with metal shield then no as long as you do it cold. It will drain about 1/4 to...
02-06-2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 571
Posted By bha

You need a laptop, hard drive with software, and...

You need a laptop, hard drive with software, and a multiplexer (c3 with cables or c4 without)
02-06-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 20,218
Posted By bha

ah, now I remember the exact name of the setting ...

ah, now I remember the exact name of the setting

it was “COMAND” present/not present

when you set it to not present, the clock menu shows up
02-06-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 571
Posted By bha

never opened Xentry so no idea if a license was...

never opened Xentry so no idea if a license was required. I use DAS for everything. On my 2014 I will need to look into Xentry but for a 2007 you don’t need it

i usually run a Quick Test that...
02-06-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 571
Posted By bha

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/2015-hot-selling-s...

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/2015-hot-selling-super-scanner-opcom-OP-COM-OP-COM-2015-Latest-CAN-OBD2-code-reader/32537557558.html
Here is the one I bought. Available in 320/360/500GB hard...
02-06-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 571
Posted By bha

EasyPhil makes a good point. My C3 worked...

EasyPhil makes a good point. My C3 worked perfectly fine for a 2003 SL (R230), 2007 GL (W164) and 2007 S550 (W221). I haven't tried it on my 2014 SL. The C4 works great on those cars, it's just...
02-06-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 571
Posted By bha

I bought a C4 from China and it has been great. ...

I bought a C4 from China and it has been great. Tried messing with personal installs of Xentry/DAS, downloading VMWare images, etc... then gave up and bought an entire hard drive from China with...
02-06-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 20,218
Posted By bha

That clock setting menu only exists on certain...

That clock setting menu only exists on certain variations of the ML/GL. Basically if you have a radio that is capable of setting the clock (ie. certain COMAND units) it is done on the radio. If...
02-05-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 664
Posted By bha

That metal hose is the 4matic version of an upper...

That metal hose is the 4matic version of an upper radiator hose

Easy to remove, I believe there is one screw on the right side, then two hose clamps that come off. They are the clip type, not...
02-04-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 20,218
Posted By bha

Some questions for those who have this unit: ...

Some questions for those who have this unit:

I have a 2007 GL and am considering buying the following:
AVIN unit
CarPlay adapter
Harmon/Kardon fiber adapter
Stock backup camera adapter
Stock...
02-04-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 418
Posted By bha

Grab the grill and pull the hood up hard.. bang...

Grab the grill and pull the hood up hard.. bang it. Then try pushing it down a bit and bang it up again.

If not maybe the tab has broken off. Look in with a flashlight. If so you can grab it...
02-02-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,450
Posted By bha

I have a black car, and went with the smoked LED...

I have a black car, and went with the smoked LED style. I had a choice of white or amber(orange) LED's and went with amber to keep it stock looking (white seems a bit too "rice" on a classy car like...
01-29-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,389
Posted By bha

The transfer cases in these vehicles go bad quite...

The transfer cases in these vehicles go bad quite often.

First change the ATF in the transfer case and see if that fixes it. Mine got quieter for a few weeks then started being noisy again.. so...
01-28-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 600
Posted By bha

I put a postal code for Nicosia (Cyprus) into the...

I put a postal code for Nicosia (Cyprus) into the RockAuto shipping calculator and it came up with these options for 2 struts: (all shipping costs are in USD)

Consider using Express as it is much...
01-28-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 600
Posted By bha

Remove the "A" at the beginning of the part...

Remove the "A" at the beginning of the part number and look up on the Arnott site. Then use that Arnott # on the Rock Auto site.

AS-2820 is new and 2540 is rebuilt. You can then use these...
01-28-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 600
Posted By bha

New is better and not much more expensive ...

New is better and not much more expensive

For rebuilt, you'll have to send back your old struts to get your deposit back ($$$$ in shipping costs!)

New are more expensive but have no deposit. ...
01-28-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 600
Posted By bha

You can only buy them from Arnott.com or look up...

You can only buy them from Arnott.com or look up the part # at Arnott and buy from Rockauto.com

Not sure if either ships to Cyprus

You may want to try one of the US shopping / forwarding...
01-28-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 615
Posted By bha

The problem is definitely your solenoid valve,...

The problem is definitely your solenoid valve, and it is an integral part of the strut.. cannot be replaced separately.

As mentioned before, replace the strut. If the other strut isn't reasonably...
01-28-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 600
Posted By bha

Don't buy the cheap Chinese clone struts.. they...

Don't buy the cheap Chinese clone struts.. they are garbage

I have had problems with RebuildMasterTech also (3 out of 3 struts I ordered from them were bad!)

Have 8 struts from Arnott on my...
01-21-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 274
Posted By bha

I agree with tusabe. Black wheels look terrible,...

I agree with tusabe. Black wheels look terrible, and I personally think even on black cars they don't look too great either.

It will cheapen the look of your S550 and make it look like everything...
01-14-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 265
Posted By bha

I did it over a year ago and it works perfectly. ...

I did it over a year ago and it works perfectly. New screen came from Italy I think ( bought it on eBay )

Took me an hour including removal and reinstall of the cluster.

The issue is called...
01-14-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 26,000
Posted By bha

The charcoal units on the original W221's were a...

The charcoal units on the original W221's were a faulty design. There is an updated design that cures the problem.

Note that when you order the new tank, there is an adapter wire that needs to be...
01-08-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,495
Posted By bha

I have Distronic Plus in another car (2014 SL)...

I have Distronic Plus in another car (2014 SL) and I have Night Vision in my S550 (2007)

When I bought the S class I *had* to have Night Vision.. thought it was the coolest feature.

I have...
01-07-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 439
Posted By bha

Always always replace that relay! They sieze...

Always always replace that relay!

They sieze shut and the pump runs until it dies. When you replace the compressor it is a great time to do the relay, and they are cheap insurance.

I actually...
01-07-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 439
Posted By bha

Yes definitely buy the bracket and all assembly...

Yes definitely buy the bracket and all assembly parts before you start.

If I recall, the bracket had 3 studs, then 3 rubber suspension buffers and 3 springs went on next (the compressor "hangs" on...
01-07-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 439
Posted By bha

Compressor is easy on the ground. Jack up front...

Compressor is easy on the ground. Jack up front right side and remove the wheel. Lots of access.

If you are in a winter area, buy the bracket along with the compressor. I got my compressor off,...
12-20-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 488
Posted By bha

Something is wrong with the steps you outlined. ...

Something is wrong with the steps you outlined. If the capacity is 8.5qt, how did you "drain everythign" and refill with 6.5qt and it is now full?

I think you aren't draining everything. Next...
12-13-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,040
Posted By bha

Other than updated parts and features, they are...

Other than updated parts and features, they are basically the same car. Buy the cheaper one and save the cash for repairs. You'll get a lot more mileage out of the 2007 for less $$ if you take care...
12-13-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 360
Posted By bha

Yes, you'll need to do it from the menu. ...

Yes, you'll need to do it from the menu.

Once it is down and confirmed working, you can set up the * key (asterisk) as a hot key to put it up and down. That key can have one of a few different...
12-11-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 363
Posted By bha

Mine started sticking a few years ago. Not as...

Mine started sticking a few years ago. Not as bad as yours, but once in a while you couldn't shut the hatch because it thought someone was holding the handle open.

Took off the panel inside and...
10-30-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 449
Posted By bha

I bought this for my 2007 GL and it works...

I bought this for my 2007 GL and it works perfectly.

Installed it myself. The two units plug together, then there is a T harness that needs to be connected inline behind the ignition switch. ...
10-30-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 842
Posted By bha

I bought two front W221 airmatic struts from them...

I bought two front W221 airmatic struts from them exactly two years ago.

They worked out great. The original OEM strut had a clunk in the left side ball joint (my car is a 4matic) and they only...
10-29-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 847
Posted By bha

Aukey Dr02 J from amazon it is called a 4K...

Aukey Dr02 J from amazon

it is called a 4K cam but apparently it is 2.6k. It wasn’t more expensive than their HD camera so i bought this one. They also make the HD cam as a dual channel if you...
10-29-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 847
Posted By bha

Very easy dashcam install

Looked at a lot of different ways to do this, including pulling off trim and hunting for fuses to tap into.

Found a WAY easier way to do a dashcam install in a 2007 S550 (should be same for all...
10-24-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 338
Posted By bha

Aftermarket backup camera and TCU update should...

Aftermarket backup camera and TCU update should have nothing to do with each other.

More likely when they were doing the work on the transmission something related to the backup camera got...
10-22-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 544
Posted By bha

Look carefully at the reservoir to make sure it...

Look carefully at the reservoir to make sure it isn't leaking, as was mentioned above.

There are a few seals (2?) on the reservoir that commonly leak. They are basically o-rings and can be...
10-10-2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,808
Posted By bha

Have you considered the fact that you might need...

Have you considered the fact that you might need only the replacement spring? These trucks are known to have bad actuators and it is the spring that fails. You can buy a kit of four springs for...
10-10-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,808
Posted By bha

Just looked on eBay and found this for $140. It...

Just looked on eBay and found this for $140. It has a VIN listed, and when I looked up the vehicle, it had Keyless GO installed. So I think this should work fine for your car:
...
10-10-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,808
Posted By bha

Buy a used one on eBay or from a wrecking yard. ...

Buy a used one on eBay or from a wrecking yard. I believe most (70% or possibly more.. should ) of the Ml and GL models in the US had Keyless Go.

Just make sure the vehicle had Keyless Go and it...
10-10-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,808
Posted By bha

As Maj Dundee said, if you touch the handle and...

As Maj Dundee said, if you touch the handle and it unlocks, you definitely have keyless go. It can be confirmed by VIN, but I'm 100% sure you have it.

Non-keyless go cars will not do anything...
09-26-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 679
Posted By bha

I have DAS/Star so can retract the pads if...

I have DAS/Star so can retract the pads if necessary..

Spikes - what do you mean by "switch car on and release autobrake?" Is that a menu option somewhere? What is it called?

I have...
09-26-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 679
Posted By bha

Has anyone changed rear pads?

I do all of my brake work and have done a lot of MB's. However, this is the newest car I have worked on.

I have a 2014 SL550 with squealing rear brakes. Have a new set of pads and ready to...
09-06-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,520
Posted By bha

Just to clarify some of the...

Just to clarify some of the misconception/confusion: I have a US R230 (2003) and imported to Canada 7 yrs ago. It IS possible to easily convert from mph to km/h!

I think the path Rudeney has...
08-23-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,131
Posted By bha

It sounds like you need that hatch anti-pinch...

It sounds like you need that hatch anti-pinch strip (in the posted work order) and a new Airmatic pump. Replace the Airmatic relay/fuse at the same time because they stick on and burn out the pump....
08-23-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 505
Posted By bha

Apparently these were a problem for a while on...

Apparently these were a problem for a while on the GL's

I ordered new pads (mine were on for a few years) but when I pulled the wheel and went to replace front pads, they were still about 50%...
08-05-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,021
Posted By bha

This looks amazing! a few questions: ...

This looks amazing!

a few questions:

what at front camera did you buy? How do you attach it to the grille?

is there an easy way to turn on and off the front camera as you pull up to a...
07-23-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 913
Posted By bha

Your best bet is to find a complete used bumper...

Your best bet is to find a complete used bumper in the US (try car-part.org and ebay) and have it shipped to Ogdensburg NY. Most of the parcel receving places there will charge you a small fee to...
06-18-2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 234
Posted By bha

I had the same problem, think I know what the...

I had the same problem, think I know what the issue is.

Mine kept unlocking. You would come to a traffic light and hear a soft "click" which was the doors unlocking quite often by themselves....
06-06-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 504
Posted By bha

I just went to that link, and downloaded the M...

I just went to that link, and downloaded the M class booklet under 2011.

Page 13 (it is titled 13 on the top right corner, but it is the 15th page in the PDF) has the 10,000 mile service for...
06-06-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 541
Posted By bha

I just use one of these.. works on 3 MB's...

I just use one of these.. works on 3 MB's (including one diesel)
...
06-06-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 504
Posted By bha

All service numbers are listed in the MB...

All service numbers are listed in the MB Maintenance Manual for your model. Grab the manual for your year and model here:
https://www.mercedesbenzraleigh.com/service-intervals.html

About half...
05-23-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 801
Posted By bha

I believe all W164 were made in Alabama, so all...

I believe all W164 were made in Alabama, so all of the VIN's start with a 4. The vin starting with W is from Germany, and none of our cars were made there.

Justinwrock, I have looked at the...
05-14-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,543
Posted By bha

I would suspect the dealer cleared a lot of...

I would suspect the dealer cleared a lot of codes, then sold you the truck.

If you have only owned this for 24h, you probably haven't put much mileage on it...

My next step would be to park the...
05-09-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 315
Posted By bha

I do know my Mercedes SUV's and forums well.,...

I do know my Mercedes SUV's and forums well., however it doesn't appear that you do. You referred him to the GLA forum which his truck is not. He has an X164 GL which is basically a lengthened...
05-09-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 315
Posted By bha

If he is referring to the 2009 GL in his...

If he is referring to the 2009 GL in his signature, then he is in the right place.

Check extra carefully under the seat for objects if it is in the "down" position that it won't lock. When I...
05-08-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,323
Posted By bha

Phil is right on the N47-5 error. You need to do...

Phil is right on the N47-5 error. You need to do the startup procedure.

Your Xentry laptop will start a 'rig test' and you'll need to follow a specific set of procedures in a specific amount of...
02-27-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 893
Posted By bha

BTW I really do like that grille with the large...

BTW I really do like that grille with the large star, but they need to remove the standing star on the hood and replace with a flat badge.

I have an all black S550 and it looks very sporty.....
02-27-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 893
Posted By bha

There is NO such thing as an S500 AMG AMGs...

There is NO such thing as an S500 AMG

AMGs have two numbers after the "S". For example, S63, S55, etc. Non-AMGs have three numbers: S550, S600, etc.

You can have a non-AMG model with a sport...
01-26-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 371
Posted By bha

You shouldn't have to SCN code it. That is the...

You shouldn't have to SCN code it. That is the hard part and requires a dealer.

There should be some sort of other section in Xentry allowing you to select options. Initial Startup? Control Unit...
01-26-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 371
Posted By bha

Did you code the new module in Xentry (version...

Did you code the new module in Xentry (version code)?

It sounds to me like you need to version code it for the correct options on your car. Your new module doesn't seem to think you have power...
01-25-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 671
Posted By bha

Yes, basically the same problems. They did...

Yes, basically the same problems. They did update a number of parts for the 2012 model, but they generally still had the same problems -- just less frequently than the earlier models.

Other than...
01-25-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 671
Posted By bha

You definitely need a prepurchase inspection from...

You definitely need a prepurchase inspection from someone who knows these cars.

There are little things too, but definitely ask them to make sure the following check out. If they do, you have...
10-17-2017, 11:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 832
Posted By bha

That hose is definitely part of the steering...

That hose is definitely part of the steering system and will only leak P/S fluid not coolant as mentioned above.

Part of the radiator is used as a power steering cooler. It is separated from the...
06-21-2017, 09:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 468
Posted By bha

Closing trunk with battery disconnected?

Just a quick question as I'm thinking ahead about storing my car this fall (yes I know I'm early!)

I store it indoors at a location far from my house. So I bring minimal tools to disconnect...
06-15-2017, 08:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 658
Posted By bha

2007 GL320 CDI I have additional...

2007 GL320 CDI

I have additional information:

Ran some DAS tests yesterday, and there is an "SPS solenoid" test (speed sensitive power steering). This is the solenoid that opens to boost...
06-14-2017, 03:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 658
Posted By bha

Power steering getting harder to turn

I'm finding that my power steering is starting to get harder to turn. After driving for an hour or so, your arms hurt a bit. There is definitely power assist at all times, just a bit less than...
05-18-2017, 08:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 638
Posted By bha

DaveW68 is correct. You likely need 2 new...

DaveW68 is correct. You likely need 2 new batteries.

Go and get a front starter battery and connect it up. Then you can at least drive the car. You can then see if the trunk battery charges up...
05-17-2017, 03:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 638
Posted By bha

I'm a little confused.. your battery died so you...

I'm a little confused.. your battery died so you couldn't get into the car.. now you're in and the battery won't take a charge?

If your battery died, did you replace it? or are you trying to...
05-16-2017, 04:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 638
Posted By bha

If you open the trunk and look forward, the...

If you open the trunk and look forward, the carpeted "wall" you see can be removed and the battery (and LOTS of electronics) are behind that wall.

But to charge it, you can certainly use the power...
05-16-2017, 11:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,638
Posted By bha

Change your front differential fluid!

Truck is about to hit 300,000km (approx 295k I think). About a month ago I started to hear a differential and/or wheel bearing noise.

Took some sharp bends on the highway at higher speeds (70mph...
05-09-2017, 10:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,667
Posted By bha

If it meets the specs, it is fine to use. ...

If it meets the specs, it is fine to use. Mercedes doesn't make any ATF or oils, it's all rebranded. So there may be an MB bottle, but there is no such thing as MB oil inside that bottle.

I used...
05-04-2017, 08:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 15,567
Posted By bha

Yes, I had the handle getting stuck too. I...

Yes, I had the handle getting stuck too. I actually took the hatch apart to lubricate the spring in the handle, but turns out the handle spring is more exposed to the outside of the door than the...
05-01-2017, 06:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 641
Posted By bha

I believe both of the fluids you mention are red....

I believe both of the fluids you mention are red. The blue fluid is 236.15

The blue fluid is not backwards compatible.

I think the MB dealer will sell you blue, but my theory is if 236.10 or...
04-28-2017, 09:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 641
Posted By bha

I can't say for sure 100%, but I believe all...

I can't say for sure 100%, but I believe all GL450's used the same identical transmission.

Reduced friction just means the new fluid vs. the old one. I believe old was red and new was blue. They...
04-27-2017, 02:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 15,567
Posted By bha

By the way, here is an article that references...

By the way, here is an article that references the "right obstruction sensor" and how to get to it. I suspect there is a left one too, but not sure.
...
04-27-2017, 02:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 15,567
Posted By bha

If it is starting to close, then opening again,...

If it is starting to close, then opening again, yes it sounds like the pinch or force sensing system is triggering it to stop.

The hatch closes on a rubber strip, and it knows if something...
04-20-2017, 11:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 980
Posted By bha

I was recently told by the parts manager at my...

I was recently told by the parts manager at my local MB dealer (in Canada) that there will NOT be a 2017 diesel GL for sure.

He said they're working on certification for the 2018's (didn't have...
04-19-2017, 03:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 265
Posted By bha

Rusty muffler

I am trying to detail my W164 and have a rusty muffler, as do many of these trucks.

Basically if you are in a car behind me and you look at my mufflers, the bottom side is completely rusty.
...
04-18-2017, 09:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,560
Posted By bha

Turn key to my unlock position and keep it there ...

Turn key to my unlock position and keep it there
Pull handle quickly (snapping motion)

It should work this way. Also try unlocking and opening trunk as that will open the doors
03-23-2017, 05:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 528
Posted By bha

Definitely engine/transmission mounts are the...

Definitely engine/transmission mounts are the first thing to check if it is happening in idle too.

Open the hood, make SURE it is in Park (and put the parking brake on). Have someone stand BESIDE...
03-22-2017, 03:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 916
Posted By bha

Tell the dealer you insist on the software...

Tell the dealer you insist on the software update, or you will go elsewhere.

There is a clear bulletin out that says the first thing to try is the software update.

Of course the new module will...
03-21-2017, 04:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,315
Posted By bha

That changes things.. if you are getting errors...

That changes things.. if you are getting errors on two different glow plugs then I'm 95%+ certain that it is the controller. Very rare for two plugs to go bad at the same time.

This appears to...
03-21-2017, 03:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,315
Posted By bha

This is a tricky problem to fix. The glow...

This is a tricky problem to fix.

The glow plug controllers fail over time, and start to report random problems.

So this means your problem can be one of two things:
a)the glow plug #5
b)glow...
03-08-2017, 04:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,842
Posted By bha

I have been using a NOCO Genius Boost for the...

I have been using a NOCO Genius Boost for the last few years and it works great.

Starts any car or boat I have tried it on. 4.3L V6 Mercruiser, GL320 CDI (which needs a LOT of amps to start it),...
03-07-2017, 12:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 512
Posted By bha

GLS diesel ever appearing in Canada?

Looking to replace my 2007 GL320CDI. Nothing wrong with it, but it has 300,000km so I guess it's time to start looking at replacements :)

I want a X166 GL350 but 2013 (the first year they came...
02-02-2017, 04:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 788
Posted By bha

Yes, if you raise it, it will stay there. ...

Yes, if you raise it, it will stay there.

There is a speed trigger to lower at highway speeds. I think it lowers somewhere around 60mph or so. You can raise it and leave it up for a week if all...
02-02-2017, 04:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 788
Posted By bha

Looked it up for my 2007 (probably same part for...

Looked it up for my 2007 (probably same part for yours, depending on year):
http://www.autohausaz.com/pn/1644100015MY

$111 includes free shipping.

It's six bolts (looks like 3 are 'screws'...
02-02-2017, 03:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,668
Posted By bha

Can't remember which tire model it was exactly....

Can't remember which tire model it was exactly. When I bought the truck it had brand new tires on it. The dealership sold the truck originally, then took it back in trade. They put new tires on...
02-02-2017, 02:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,668
Posted By bha

You would have been very unhappy with the...

You would have been very unhappy with the Michelins by now then :)

I drove at least 80% highway for a year (I drive a lot) and had about 30,000km (18,000 miles) on the set of Michelins. By the...
02-02-2017, 12:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 788
Posted By bha

I would suggest this: 1- Brake Fluid Flush...

I would suggest this:

1- Brake Fluid Flush is needed asap - $199
Find a good indy shop and get them to do it. Probably half the price. It's only an hour of labor + a can of fluid. They can...
02-02-2017, 12:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,668
Posted By bha

Absolutely agreed on the Versado CUV They...

Absolutely agreed on the Versado CUV

They aren't popular tires and most of the tire shops said to me "are you sure that's what you want? We have other really good tires".

I'm on my second set....
02-02-2017, 12:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 983
Posted By bha

Mine was doing this for a while and it drove me...

Mine was doing this for a while and it drove me nuts.

I don't have the doors autolock, so they are always unlocked while driving. I'd hear them try to unlock (as if someone was pressing the...
01-05-2017, 02:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,086
Posted By bha

That immobilizer was added aftermarket and wasn't...

That immobilizer was added aftermarket and wasn't factory. I'd remove it and be done with the problem.

It's probably connected into the ignition switch somehow. I'd pull the ignition switch or...
01-05-2017, 02:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,187
Posted By bha

By 'force ordered' we mean your dealer will have...

By 'force ordered' we mean your dealer will have a standard part # in mind, but you are forcing them to order a different part #.

Here's what I did: Sign up for mercedes EPC (parts catalog)...
01-05-2017, 02:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,187
Posted By bha

I did exactly the same thing with my 2003 SL...

I did exactly the same thing with my 2003 SL (came with chip card). Force-ordered a keyless go key and replaced KG module with a 2004 unit.

The key (no pun intended!) is to MAKE the dealer order...
01-05-2017, 02:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 487
Posted By bha

I know what it is! :)

I can guarantee (at least 98% anyhow) that I know exactly what the problem is.

Mine started vibrating between 1500-1800rpm. Did it in every gear so I knew it wasn't transmission related. Was...
11-28-2016, 02:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,383
Posted By bha

Don't buy that radiator! There is a cheap...

Don't buy that radiator!

There is a cheap Chinese radiator floating around.. sold under various brand names. If what you are buying isn't Behr (or one of the other good brands, can't remember...
11-11-2016, 10:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 897
Posted By bha

Head gasket? The usual symptom of one failing is...

Head gasket? The usual symptom of one failing is coolant mixing into the oil (or vice versa). You were having weird electrical gremlins in car washes that were solved by a head gasket replacement?...
11-11-2016, 08:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 884
Posted By bha

First of all, forget the idea of having the...

First of all, forget the idea of having the dealer fix this. I'm not sure how both devices can fail at the same time at all. I suspect their diagnosis fails at a certain step and they condemn both...
11-10-2016, 10:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 499
Posted By bha

Yes, the cornering lights were integrated in my S...

Yes, the cornering lights were integrated in my S class (into the headlamp) but I think on the ML/GL they were down at the bottom. They look like foglights but aren't.

They activate differently...
11-10-2016, 09:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 499
Posted By bha

I believe there was at least one model of GL/ML...

I believe there was at least one model of GL/ML where they had corner illuminating lights. I think they are supposed to work like this (ie. they are NOT fog lights).

Read your manual.. maybe I'm...
11-10-2016, 09:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 897
Posted By bha

There is a fuse box under the hood (near the...

There is a fuse box under the hood (near the firewall from memory)

Make absolutely sure it's properly attached and latched. You have to move it around till it 'snaps' onto the right spot and is...
11-10-2016, 09:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 884
Posted By bha

There are lots of tools in DAS/STAR to diagnose...

There are lots of tools in DAS/STAR to diagnose the fiber optic ring and change the order of components in the ring (they logical "software" setup of the ring needs to match the physical "hardware"...
11-03-2016, 09:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,372
Posted By bha

Castrodan, There is a "mounting plate" on...

Castrodan,

There is a "mounting plate" on the top of the strut. It is angled (wedge shaped) and needs to be removed from your old strut and transferred to new. If they rebuilt your actual strut...
11-03-2016, 02:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,460
Posted By bha

Can you clarify what you mean by this? I...

Can you clarify what you mean by this?

I have a Dell D630 with DAS running off an internal SSD. I have a C3.

Are you saying there is a faster option? I'm planning on buying a C4 so what laptop...
11-03-2016, 02:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 506
Posted By bha

Yes you are correct. 2007-2008 are called...

Yes you are correct.

2007-2008 are called GL320CDI
2009 onward are GL320 and say "Bluetec" on the right rear or on the front fender.

The easiest way to tell if a specific car has Bluetec...
11-03-2016, 02:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,654
Posted By bha

I have seen many with chrome that do not have...

I have seen many with chrome that do not have keyless go.

The push button is 100% accurate (Someone correct me if I'm wrong) but if you have the little square button on your door handles, the car...
09-16-2016, 08:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 927
Posted By bha

Maybe I'm being optimistic, but you did all the...

Maybe I'm being optimistic, but you did all the right stuff and I don't see why there should be a problem leaving it as-is.

You didn't start the truck, so the only things that touched gas were:...
09-12-2016, 09:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,560
Posted By bha

These fail quite often. It is the chain guide...

These fail quite often. It is the chain guide (/tensioner) that fails.

The problem is it is screwed into the case at both ends. The stud where it's screwed into breaks. What I mean is, a piece...
09-12-2016, 09:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 12,082
Posted By bha

They aren't expensive at all. Some of the...

They aren't expensive at all.

Some of the online places had them for $34 if I recall. I think I paid $30 on either eBay or Amazon (for a genuine MB part). Bought mine a year ago but prices...
08-25-2016, 03:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,179
Posted By bha

Mine does it too (on the drivers side) ...

Mine does it too (on the drivers side)

someone with a GL told me his does, and I said "no, my truck never does it". Then I looked at my truck the next day and there was a scratch!

If you look...
08-24-2016, 10:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,725
Posted By bha

Mine was flaky years ago.. some times would latch...

Mine was flaky years ago.. some times would latch and shut, and other times wouldn't.

Looked at a lot of options including replacing the latch.

Turns out there was a bulletin.. look it up. ...
06-07-2016, 05:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 725
Posted By bha

One horn or two?

Can someone tell me if their S550 has one horn or two under the front bumper?

EPC shows two units that have different frequencies (400hz and 550hz I think). One of them is listed as "not valid for...
06-07-2016, 05:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,547
Posted By bha

Some ideas: Get one of those Home Depot...

Some ideas:

Get one of those Home Depot inspection cameras with the flexible tip. Stick it in and see if you can see the tip sitting on the piston head or not

Get a shop vac as strong as you...
06-06-2016, 01:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,135
Posted By bha

Saggy rear view mirror - figured out how to fix it!

Every time I hit a bump, my rear view mirror dips and has to be adjusted back up. Very annoying. I understand this happens to a lot of ML and GL's.

New mirror is very expensive (close to $1000)....
06-02-2016, 09:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 944
Posted By bha

Yes, take the metal blade out of your key and use...

Yes, take the metal blade out of your key and use it to lock the door.

If you haven't done this, remove your key ring (if you have one). Then near where you removed it from, you'll see a little...
05-25-2016, 11:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 13,695
Posted By bha

I haven't done a flush, but a drain and refill is...

I haven't done a flush, but a drain and refill is quite easy.

It gets a good portion of the coolant out. Coolant is cheap and mine hadn't been done in a long time. So I did a drain/refill then...
05-17-2016, 03:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,204
Posted By bha

There is some confusion because it works...

There is some confusion because it works differently based on where the car was originally delivered. Both versions are identical, it's just the programming in the cluster that is different.

This...
05-05-2016, 10:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,361
Posted By bha

I have heard that they are difficult (or...

I have heard that they are difficult (or impossible) to replace if you wait too long. Apparently they can snap off when being removed which causes a huge problem. There is a special "reamer" tool...
05-04-2016, 05:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,476
Posted By bha

Front battery is used for starting only (and...

Front battery is used for starting only (and nothing else!). In my W221 it cranked slowly before dying, but in my R230 when the battery died it was fine one day and dead the next. So replace at 10...
04-29-2016, 09:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 461
Posted By bha

That's definitely weird. Back battery should...

That's definitely weird. Back battery should have nothing to do with it.

There is a controller that connects the front and back batteries. It's a module that decides when to connect the two, and...
04-28-2016, 09:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 770
Posted By bha

An alternative for brake work on the R230 is to...

An alternative for brake work on the R230 is to locate the SDS unit under the hood (it's clearly labelled) and unplug the big wiring connector from it.

Also with SDS if the car is locked up and...
04-28-2016, 08:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 461
Posted By bha

Starter (front) battery is only used for starting...

Starter (front) battery is only used for starting the car
Consumers (rear) battery is only used to run the electronics.

If your front battery is good, the car will start. If not, it won't start....
04-28-2016, 11:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 592
Posted By bha

Quick update alx mentioned the pipe may...

Quick update


alx mentioned the pipe may be deformed, so I have decided to order a new pipe. Backordered from Germany (no dealers have one in stock, and their distribution centre says they have...
04-25-2016, 12:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 956
Posted By bha

Yeah, have had the same experience with MB...

Yeah, have had the same experience with MB Canada. Although once (years ago) they let me look at the records without being able to photograph them or make photocopies. Although I knew the service...
04-20-2016, 10:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 592
Posted By bha

The first aftermarket rad was a no-name and had...

The first aftermarket rad was a no-name and had shipping damage that I didn't notice till installed. When I filled it, it leaked. Removed it, and there was a crack in the plastic tank that let all...
04-19-2016, 04:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 592
Posted By bha

Help! transmission leak @ radiator

Hello,

Had a slow drip of transmission fluid at the radiator, where lower (of the two) transmission lines connects.

Couldn't get a replacement fitting or o-ring and the radiator was really old...
03-21-2016, 11:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,190
Posted By bha

Yes, there is a filter. When you pop off the ABC...

Yes, there is a filter. When you pop off the ABC reservoir lid, the filter is attached to the underside of it. You will see what I mean when you pop the lid off.

Pull hard on the filter and it...
03-21-2016, 11:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,190
Posted By bha

I did it the way ALX mentioned. Very easy. ...

I did it the way ALX mentioned. Very easy.

Keep the fluid full and don't let it run dry. If you uncap all of the bottles and have them ready, you can do it with one person. You need to pour...
03-15-2016, 03:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 80,297
Posted By bha

I have never bled mine either. I just cycle the...

I have never bled mine either. I just cycle the key as a previous poster mentioned. There are two fuel pumps and the filter is usually full enough to start and run the engine, then it fills up the...
03-07-2016, 04:11 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 29,930
Posted By bha

Something to think about if you're replacing...

Something to think about if you're replacing transfer case fluid....

Apparently yes the correct level is 0.5L (half a quart approximately). But some have said that this is NOT enough fluid for...
03-07-2016, 04:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 43,596
Posted By bha

I have the long pliers you guys are showing, but...

I have the long pliers you guys are showing, but couldn't get it done with those at all..

It was very hard to line up the tips of the pliers.. pliers are at an angle, etc. Once you lined it up,...
02-26-2016, 04:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,405
Posted By bha

Front puddle means washer fluid 3 puddles...

Front puddle means washer fluid


3 puddles means it came from the car wash. If you saw puddles in 3 sections all around the car, it had to have come from the wash.


Someone probably refilled...
02-26-2016, 04:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 316
Posted By bha

How to diagnose a cold interior (in winter)

My W221 ever since I bought it 2 years ago has been colder than average in winter.


We keep our house at 70 deg F, and our other MB (a GL320) has the temp dials set at 72.


My side (drivers)...
01-27-2016, 11:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 899
Posted By bha

Adding Sirius, car is not prewired

Hello,

I have a 2007 S550 and want to add Sirius. I have a copy of DAS.

The car is NOT prewired for Sirius, but I think I can still add it.. here's why:

I have procured a Sirius (SDARS)...
01-20-2016, 06:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 19,939
Posted By bha

There may be some relation with the front axle. ...

There may be some relation with the front axle.

Was told once be a very senior MB tech (who now owns his own shop) that there is some sort of bearing in the front 4matic differential that can...
01-19-2016, 03:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 927
Posted By bha

Interested too...

Interested too...
01-19-2016, 03:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,196
Posted By bha

Glad to hear everything worked out!

Glad to hear everything worked out!
01-19-2016, 09:54 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 37,503
Posted By bha

Hard to explain, but it's an easy sensor to find....

Hard to explain, but it's an easy sensor to find.

Raise the truck all the way (using the "raise" button on the dash).

Crawl under the truck half way between the front and back wheel, on either...
01-18-2016, 08:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,636
Posted By bha

Thanks.. If it looks like 12-15 hour range, I'll...

Thanks.. If it looks like 12-15 hour range, I'll probably do the job myself.

Here was the other guy's quote who said 5 hours. This is from another forum:
first one took me about 10 hours, but I...
01-17-2016, 03:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,638
Posted By bha

In order of least likely to most: 1. Glow...

In order of least likely to most:

1. Glow plugs rarely go bad. Don't start with these. They get replaced as they fail, not all at once like spark plugs.

2. Glow plug controllers do go bad and...
01-17-2016, 03:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,636
Posted By bha

For Hugues and others who have replaced their oil...

For Hugues and others who have replaced their oil cooler seals,

About how many hours of actual work would you say it took to do the job?

Just trying to decide if I want to do it on my own.
...
01-17-2016, 02:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,196
Posted By bha

OK since I live in Oakville and you're...

OK since I live in Oakville and you're practically my neighbour, I took the time to look through my records for you :)

Here is the thread I posted on another forum regarding the problem I had, how...
01-15-2016, 07:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,196
Posted By bha

That pump is designed to run quite a bit, so...

That pump is designed to run quite a bit, so you're probably OK to install it and let it run if it's only for a month or two.

If longer, install the pump now and just leave it unplugged. If I...
01-14-2016, 07:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,196
Posted By bha

Exactly what the poster said above is correct. ...

Exactly what the poster said above is correct.

It's your aux pump for sure.

Buy just the motor (I bought mine on eBay I think) and you can easily unscrew the old motor and swap. The rest of...
01-11-2016, 10:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,342
Posted By bha

I'm sure it's a $500 job at the dealer if not...

I'm sure it's a $500 job at the dealer if not more...

$25 magnet
$50 in screws and bolts
$450 labour 3hrs @ $150/hr

If you open the hood and pull off the plastic cover, you can see these...
01-11-2016, 09:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,342
Posted By bha

No need to panic. The first code is probably the...

No need to panic. The first code is probably the thermostat (remember the sensor and thermostat are one part, so when you replace it everything gets changed)

Second error on most MB models is a...
01-11-2016, 06:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 23,231
Posted By bha

On most other MB's (W221 S class for example) it...

On most other MB's (W221 S class for example) it is best to wire them directly to the side marker lights.

I would do the same with your W164. That way whenever the car starts up, the lights will...
01-10-2016, 11:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,570
Posted By bha

Factory battery is an AGM and it's recommended...

Factory battery is an AGM and it's recommended over an acid battery.

$169 is a good price for what is basically the identical battery to what the dealer sells. There aren't a lot of battery...
01-10-2016, 11:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,342
Posted By bha

Scan for codes and see if you get P0128 (either...

Scan for codes and see if you get P0128 (either current or historical). I had a P0128 and cleared it, and it came back later on.

The thermostat in this car costs under $100 and comes as one giant...
01-07-2016, 11:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,121
Posted By bha

If there is a date code, it will be on the side...

If there is a date code, it will be on the side of the battery (one of the 4 sides) on a colored dot sticker about 1/2" in diameter

It will say something like "504", "204", etc.

Usually you can...
12-18-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 19,939
Posted By bha

Nick, I have a copy of STAR/DAS and would like to...

Nick, I have a copy of STAR/DAS and would like to do the same stuff you did. Can you tell us what paths/menu items you selected to fix this?

I know what a throttle relearn is, but don't know what...
12-17-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,950
Posted By bha

I would fight them tooth and nail on this! ...

I would fight them tooth and nail on this!

Tell them that you brought the car in with a problem, they mis diagnosed it (tires) which you had repaired elsewhere, then since the problem was still...
12-17-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 527
Posted By bha

I'd tell them that you want a comparable car to...

I'd tell them that you want a comparable car to yours, if you're going to be driving a loaner while making payments on an S class. They should give you a loaner S550

Don't let them make the...
12-17-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 930
Posted By bha

It sounds like an amazing deal, till you work out...

It sounds like an amazing deal, till you work out the numbers.

You invest $1M, they pay you 1.98% interest a year for 5 years.
Compounded, this works out to $102,998

Instead, they give you a...
12-17-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,352
Posted By bha

Airmatic strut ball joint

Hello,

I have a 4Matic with Airmatic suspension (the 4Matic strut is different from the regular one).

The 4Matic version of the strut has a ball joint at the bottom. The ball joint is part of...
12-08-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 22,147
Posted By bha

On my GL they touch the doors. Had no idea how...

On my GL they touch the doors. Had no idea how the scratch was appearing on the drivers door, till someone else with a GL told me he turned his mirrors off because of the scratches. Went to look at...
12-08-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,119
Posted By bha

I wouldn't connect it to that 12V outlet because...

I wouldn't connect it to that 12V outlet because there is probably some logic on when it shuts down (30 mins after car locked, etc.). It is much safer to connect directly to something that is...
12-04-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,336
Posted By bha

My GL squeaked from the hatch. Any time the body...

My GL squeaked from the hatch. Any time the body twisted a little bit (pothole, uneven ground, sharp corner, etc) you'd hear it squeak.

I thought it was the plastic on the interior of the hatch...
12-04-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,407
Posted By bha

You can have my "special wrench"

If it helps any forum member out, you can have my wrench if you want to paypal me a few bucks for shipping.

It has been sitting in my garage (in the packaging and everything) and I'll probably...
12-03-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,407
Posted By bha

Follow Nickthegreek's instructions and you will...

Follow Nickthegreek's instructions and you will be fine. The WIS instructions tell you to remove all kinds of stuff (exhaust) that isn't necessary. I disconnected the steering coupler (looks like a...
10-29-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,361
Posted By bha

Just for the record, the last 4 posts I have read...

Just for the record, the last 4 posts I have read about a glow plug code (glow plug bad) it has turned out to be the controller and NOT the plug. I don't think I've recently (within the last 2...
10-09-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 17,557
Posted By bha

It actually controls more than just the seat...

It actually controls more than just the seat itself. Mine controls most of the stuff on the passenger door control from the drivers side.

I can turn on and off the heated and cooled seats for...
09-28-2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,745
Posted By bha

Almost 7 years (6.75 I think to be more exact) on...

Almost 7 years (6.75 I think to be more exact) on an original battery. This is from manufacture/delivery date of the vehicle to original owner.

It worked fine one day and was dead as a doornail...
09-28-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,985
Posted By bha

Neither key requires any actual programming with...

Neither key requires any actual programming with DAS/Xentry at a dealer. I have ordered regular and keyless go keys for 01 W220, 03 R230, 07 W164 (which also happens to be a GL320 same as the...
09-02-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,206
Posted By bha

I have become pretty good at reading data cards.....

I have become pretty good at reading data cards.. if you want to PM me the datacard I can tell you what options I see.


Remember 90% of the items listed on the data card come on every car (ie....
09-01-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,142
Posted By bha

With my older diesels (300SD, 300SDL) the rule...

With my older diesels (300SD, 300SDL) the rule was that you filled the new filter up with diesel otherwise you would have to crank and crank and crank for a while before the engine would start after...
08-11-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,929
Posted By bha

Mine was simply unhooked from under the seat, not...

Mine was simply unhooked from under the seat, not broken.


There is a pulley system with a stainless steel cable in the B-pillar (the one where the seatbelt is mounted). At the bottom, a cable...
07-13-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,924
Posted By bha

Yes, you are probably right about redrilling the...

Yes, you are probably right about redrilling the case. I thought the same thing too when I saw the pic on the web, but never got that far with mine as it was easier to replace the unit.


I also...
07-13-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,924
Posted By bha

I don't think you can rebuild these. There is a...

I don't think you can rebuild these. There is a pic of one taken apart, somewhere on the web.. have a look at the insides.


There is a tensioner that is bolted into the case. The standoffs...
06-05-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,789
Posted By bha

You are right, it's vinyl (MB tex possible) and...

You are right, it's vinyl (MB tex possible) and not leather.


I know in the W221 S Class a full leather dash is available, but I think only on the S600 (or was it S65?) Not sure if that applies...
06-02-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,383
Posted By bha

$1200? Sounds like they are selling you a...

$1200? Sounds like they are selling you a marked-up part and tacking on a bunch of high priced labor.


The part is $300 on RMEuropean's website.. possibly cheaper elsewhere. And the brand is...
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