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04-11-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 679
Posted By rich30769

Thank you!! Looking forward to dealing with them...

Thank you!! Looking forward to dealing with them again. Lol
04-08-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 679
Posted By rich30769

Yes, meant to say airbag, not bags. They still...

Yes, meant to say airbag, not bags. They still denied knowing about the recall.
04-08-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 679
Posted By rich30769

Apparently Brooklyn Mercedes Benz knows nothing...

Apparently Brooklyn Mercedes Benz knows nothing of this recall. I got into a very heated debate with them about replacing my airbags. They won, lol.
04-08-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 20,218
Posted By rich30769

Now if I could just figure out why I can't hear...

Now if I could just figure out why I can't hear the person on the other end of the phone through the speakers. BT is on, tried using the trucks mic and I also tried using the head units mic, both to...
04-07-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 20,218
Posted By rich30769

Finally got around to connecting this headunit to...

Finally got around to connecting this headunit to the SIRIUS antenna and can confirm that it also fixes the reception problem on a 2009...
03-20-2019, 07:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 235
Posted By rich30769

Yes after I installed the new compressor and...

Yes after I installed the new compressor and relay. I swear all was fine up until last Monday, that's when the compressor failed. Received the new compressor this Monday, installed yesterday, rear...
03-20-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 235
Posted By rich30769

Thanks Dennis and I swear it never did it before....

Thanks Dennis and I swear it never did it before. Oh well, glad to hear that it's normal.
03-20-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 235
Posted By rich30769

Compressor air release

Hello all, yesterday I replaced my air compressor a 2yrs old AMK brand with a new Arnott compressor. It seems that the airmatic relay was faulty caused the compressor to keep running and burned it...
02-19-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 20,218
Posted By rich30769

Definitely appreciate you taking the time and...

Definitely appreciate you taking the time and effort to solve this issue for the rest of us. I'm just waiting delivery of my fakra cable to finally fix this issue.
02-16-2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 20,218
Posted By rich30769

Great write up... He would have to get AVIN to...

Great write up... He would have to get AVIN to respond first. Smdh ... I have an '09 but, I'll order the longer fakra cable and give it a shot
02-15-2019, 10:53 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 20,218
Posted By rich30769

This is only for 2011 forward, or all?

This is only for 2011 forward, or all?
02-13-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 20,218
Posted By rich30769

Still can't get my phone to work through BT. The...

Still can't get my phone to work through BT. The unit acknowledges that a call is either coming in, or that I am dialing out but, I can't hear the ringing through the trucks speakers, nor can I hear,...
02-11-2019, 05:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 613
Posted By rich30769

Problem solved, had to change it back in the dash...

Problem solved, had to change it back in the dash settings, then decided to leave it on constant anyway. :nix:
02-10-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 613
Posted By rich30769

I did just disconnect the battery in order to...

I did just disconnect the battery in order to reset the clock. That could have possibly done it.
02-10-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 20,218
Posted By rich30769

it used to bother me like that also BUT, I...

it used to bother me like that also BUT, I conceded. Lol
02-10-2019, 05:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 613
Posted By rich30769

I will check for that first chance that I get...

I will check for that first chance that I get but, it didn't do that before and I haven't changed anything so, I find this to be weird. Maybe I did change it and just didn't realize it.
02-10-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 613
Posted By rich30769

I definitely need to check my relay, and or...

I definitely need to check my relay, and or switch. I noticed today that no matter what time of day and with the switch in the "0" position, my headlights come on as soon as I start my truck. :wall:
02-10-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 20,218
Posted By rich30769

I only have the farka plug that came with radio...

I only have the farka plug that came with radio plugged in. I was thinking of getting the farka to standard antenna adapter and installing/hiding a standard antenna somewhere but, at the moment...
02-10-2019, 12:19 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 20,218
Posted By rich30769

I ran a lead from a 12v source (cigarette...

I ran a lead from a 12v source (cigarette lighter) straight to the blue antenna wire coming from the harness. The reception for me is only slightly better. If anyone has a better solution, please...
02-08-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 20,218
Posted By rich30769

I meant 12v turn on switch. Sorry, I missed a...

I meant 12v turn on switch. Sorry, I missed a word. lol
02-08-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 20,218
Posted By rich30769

Connecting to a turn on only gave me "slightly"...

Connecting to a turn on only gave me "slightly" better reception. Hopefully this will work better for you.
02-08-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,503
Posted By rich30769

Definitely not mine but... ...

Definitely not mine but...
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/1080x912/20190205_065301_4b2e682d4f9402e145d0883c589e83f80366432b.jpg
I like this a lot!!!
02-07-2019, 06:56 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 20,218
Posted By rich30769

Nothing ventured, nothing gained, lol

Nothing ventured, nothing gained, lol
02-07-2019, 06:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 530
Posted By rich30769

Something like this happened to me yesterday but,...

Something like this happened to me yesterday but, my culprit was the Idler Pulley. Coming home from work on the Gowanus Expressway I noticed that I didn't have any power steering, then the dreaded...
02-06-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 20,218
Posted By rich30769

Thanks, I definitely need to have that done. Even...

Thanks, I definitely need to have that done. Even though it's a simple process, I always tend to be 5+ minutes late when wanting to do the clock set.
02-05-2019, 10:26 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 20,218
Posted By rich30769

Nice but, definitely not on the 09. I...

Nice but, definitely not on the 09. I disconnected/reconnected the battery at noon to set my clock.
02-04-2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 20,218
Posted By rich30769

2009 but, upon further review, reception is still...

2009 but, upon further review, reception is still crappy.
02-04-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 20,218
Posted By rich30769

I went this route today and I finally have the...

I went this route today and I finally have the radio working. Thanks
02-04-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 20,218
Posted By rich30769

okay an update with Pictures Hope It Helps...

okay an update with Pictures Hope It Helps Someone.. I have a 2011 GL550 X164 With Harman Kardon
Like i said in the previous post the pinout for the NTG2.5 i think is Wrong for GL 2011+ Cars..
If...
02-04-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 20,218
Posted By rich30769

In my opinion the sound quality is much better...

In my opinion the sound quality is much better than the stock unit. Not sure which mode if any of them are being used.
02-04-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 20,218
Posted By rich30769

It's Android based so, whatever you can install...

It's Android based so, whatever you can install from the Play Store, you can install on this unit. I have never gotten my bluetooth to work properly, I know that many have though. Negative on the...
01-30-2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,117
Posted By rich30769

Again, I thank each and everyone of you... ...

Again, I thank each and everyone of you...
Those in the midwest and those that are caught up in this wicked weather, be careful tonight and tomorrow.
01-30-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,117
Posted By rich30769

Better to have and not need it, then to need it...

Better to have and not need it, then to need it and not have it.
01-30-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,117
Posted By rich30769

Actually you hit it right on the head. The...

Actually you hit it right on the head. The message popped up and I had to top it off but, I never seen any coolant now that I think about it. Lol, :smash:
.. I've realized that you have to be able...
01-30-2019, 06:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,117
Posted By rich30769

I thought it was just me with these bolts,...

I thought it was just me with these bolts, glad/sucks to hear that there may be an issue with MBs replacement bolts, for some of us. Started the truck this morning, no top off/low coolant message,...
01-29-2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,117
Posted By rich30769

Hose is seated fine, now I'm convinced that it's...

Hose is seated fine, now I'm convinced that it's just messing with me. If this would've kept happening when I was younger, not only would I have a leak but, I'd probably need a windshield and...
01-29-2019, 09:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,117
Posted By rich30769

Nope, never found anything that caused it to leak...

Nope, never found anything that caused it to leak and its STILL FREAKING SLIGHTLY LEAKING :wall:. Woke up this morning to the "add/top off coolant," error message. Topped it off drove from Staten...
01-28-2019, 10:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,117
Posted By rich30769

Lol, thanks DennisG01

Lol, thanks DennisG01
01-28-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,117
Posted By rich30769

I want to thank all of you for hanging in there...

I want to thank all of you for hanging in there with me, the silicone was a success. The truck has been running for and hour with no leaks in site. You truly have to love this forum community, I ...
01-27-2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,117
Posted By rich30769

[QUOTE=JamesMitchell;7665801]Rich, Sure hope your...

[QUOTE=JamesMitchell;7665801]Rich, Sure hope your latest silicone application works. We all know having this type of leak, especially not knowing for sure the fix is very frustrating.

Thanks...
01-27-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,117
Posted By rich30769

[QUOTE=eric_in_sd;7665819]Sounds good. Curious -...

[QUOTE=eric_in_sd;7665819]Sounds good. Curious - did you let it cure before tightening? Technically that's the superior method, though we'd often just snug the bolts with the silicone wet. Post back...
01-27-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,117
Posted By rich30769

Just finished putting the thermostat back in with...

Just finished putting the thermostat back in with a bead of Grey Permatex RTV silicone specifically for "themostat housing and water pump." Did the finger tightening, then took on the job of removing...
01-26-2019, 11:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,117
Posted By rich30769

Tomorrow may be the last nice day here for a...

Tomorrow may be the last nice day here for a week, or two so, I'm going to use the silicone the way a few have suggested. I really need this to work because, I can't keep driving this Lexus because...
01-25-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,117
Posted By rich30769

Yes, I still have the old thermostat, I'll take a...

Yes, I still have the old thermostat, I'll take a look at the old one when I get a chance. I may actually have a roll of gasket material in the trunk of my other car. I'll look for that also.
01-25-2019, 09:12 AM
01-25-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,117
Posted By rich30769

DennisG01, I am seriously considering doing...

DennisG01,
I am seriously considering doing that. I just have to wait until next week due to prior commitments. Something so simple turns into this. Thanks for your help and suggestions.
01-24-2019, 08:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,117
Posted By rich30769

Thank you... Ok an update. Took thermostat...

Thank you... Ok an update. Took thermostat housing off, cleaned off what looked like it may possibly cause an issue, reinstalled, hand tightened top and bottom bolts, then tighten both bolts snug...
01-23-2019, 11:27 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 20,218
Posted By rich30769

I can try that but, at the moment I'm having...

I can try that but, at the moment I'm having other issues with this truck. Had a P0128 code so, I changed the thermostat and now I have a leak from the new housing. I need to correct that issue...
01-23-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,117
Posted By rich30769

I am going to attempt to find and fix this...

I am going to attempt to find and fix this problem tomorrow. I truly pray that it's something simple. I almost want to use RTV silicone but, I know that it doesn't call for it. I also don't want it...
01-23-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By rich30769

Cheap and Manhattan never goes hand in hand. You...

Cheap and Manhattan never goes hand in hand. You would be better off finding a place in the outer boros, unless you can find a place up in the Heights.
Try Park Ave Auto Body, 3884 Park Ave., Bronx,...
01-23-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 20,218
Posted By rich30769

Glad to hear that your phone works through the...

Glad to hear that your phone works through the BT, I could never get my Samsung to work. I don't hear the phone ring, nor can I hear the person on the other end. I just turn on the phone's speaker...
01-22-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 20,218
Posted By rich30769

Did they get your phone to work through BT? A lot...

Did they get your phone to work through BT? A lot of us are still having issues with this.
01-21-2019, 06:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,117
Posted By rich30769

Definitely no leak before the swap, have to find...

Definitely no leak before the swap, have to find out what has caused this. Hopefully it is something as simple as gasket remnants. As for the red light, alternator wasn't putting out the proper...
01-20-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,117
Posted By rich30769

Yes, you are correct, I meant the housing. The...

Yes, you are correct, I meant the housing. The code was P0128, coolant temp below thermostat temp error. I doubt that I warped the actual housing twice so, it may be possible that I missed some...
01-19-2019, 10:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,117
Posted By rich30769

Leaking thermostat

Hello everyone, I am at my wits end. I have a 2009 GL550 with 95k miles. Last Tuesday code P0128 came up, I changed the thermostat with a Mahle brand. For whatever reason the coolant kept leaking. As...
01-15-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,052
Posted By rich30769

2009 GL550, 95,064miles. I've owned it since...

2009 GL550, 95,064miles. I've owned it since 11/2016 and I've replaced front air struts, rear air bags, air compressor, cam sensors and magnets (twice), and will be replacing the thermostat this...
01-10-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 20,218
Posted By rich30769

Thank you. I too am running into problems with my...

Thank you. I too am running into problems with my phones hotspot. Sometimes it takes a few minutes before the radio's wifi turns on and allows me to connect to the hotspot. I thought of getting a...
01-09-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 20,218
Posted By rich30769

Good luck on getting the microphone to work.

Good luck on getting the microphone to work.
01-09-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 20,218
Posted By rich30769

Yes, if you come across that video, it would be a...

Yes, if you come across that video, it would be a great help.

Thanks
12-20-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 20,218
Posted By rich30769

I definitely feel your pain and agree about how...

I definitely feel your pain and agree about how it updates the look of the cabin. I'm not sure if there's an update out for a lot of these issues, or not. I'm positive that there isn't
12-20-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 20,218
Posted By rich30769

My Android is connected to A2DP also, I can't...

My Android is connected to A2DP also, I can't hear the phone through the speaker system so, I end up using the phones speaker to answer my calls which defeats the hand free option.
As for the rear...
12-20-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 20,218
Posted By rich30769

Yes, I have FM reception "sometimes" but...

Yes, I have FM reception "sometimes" but definitely not like I should. If you remember the COMAND system has 2 farka inputs, this radio has 2 BUT, 1 is empty. That seems to be the problem
12-19-2018, 10:40 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 20,218
Posted By rich30769

Mic seems to be hit, or miss. It works for some...

Mic seems to be hit, or miss. It works for some people but, not for others. Also, I'm having a bit of an issue connecting to my phones hotspot. Sometime it connects right away, sometimes it takes...
12-19-2018, 10:37 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 20,218
Posted By rich30769

Only issues thus far is no FM reception, but I am...

Only issues thus far is no FM reception, but I am pretty sure I figured out why and have an adapter on the way.

Definitely worth the money, and the install was pretty much plug in play, didnt...
12-10-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By rich30769

You may be right, I was looking around and I...

You may be right, I was looking around and I didn't find any but, I'm sure there has to be something that plugs into the aftermarket's socket and also connects to the OEM wire. There has to be....
12-10-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By rich30769

I would think that there would be a simple...

I would think that there would be a simple adapter like that which comes with the AVIN units
12-04-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 25,950
Posted By rich30769

FWIW, both Google Maps and Waze work great on the...

FWIW, both Google Maps and Waze work great on the AVIN for navigation. I'm sure that they would work perfectly on any other Android based system also.
12-03-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 25,950
Posted By rich30769

Hi DrMel, The M.O.S.T adapter that came...

Hi DrMel,

The M.O.S.T adapter that came with the AVIN unit works fine with the fiber optics, it seems as some of us are mainly having issues with radio reception and getting our phones to work...
11-29-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 25,950
Posted By rich30769

The AVIN has 3 USB inputs which you can plug your...

The AVIN has 3 USB inputs which you can plug your thumb drive into so, it becomes way more than 7gb of space. I currently have a 64gb thumb drive plugged into 1 of them. There is no satellite at all...
11-29-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 25,950
Posted By rich30769

Radio reception is still horrible AND sometimes...

Radio reception is still horrible AND sometimes trying to turn the wifi on is a royal pain. The wifi symbol stays darkened with a line through it for a good while even after turning the phone's...
10-24-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 25,950
Posted By rich30769

ACC and the B+ wires...

Good afternoon everyone, I am trying to switch some wires around in the hopes that it may solve my battery drain issue. As per the instructions that were given to me through email (so glad that I...
10-23-2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 25,950
Posted By rich30769

JasonB, Great idea, I will do that right now.

JasonB,

Great idea, I will do that right now.
10-23-2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 25,950
Posted By rich30769

This probably means nothing to their customer...

This probably means nothing to their customer service but, I just sent AVINUSA an email explaining to them how disappointing it is that their customer service is lacking to non existent, that I am...
10-23-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 25,950
Posted By rich30769

Have you had any battery drain issues at all? I'm...

Have you had any battery drain issues at all? I'm sad and glad to see that I am not the only one with the battery issue.
10-23-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 25,950
Posted By rich30769

Halo9

Seriously considering taking the $500 loss and getting the Halo9.
10-23-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 25,950
Posted By rich30769

Jason, I thought that I was the only one with...

Jason,
I thought that I was the only one with the battery drain issue after installing this unit. I had to jump my truck after not starting it for a day. After not starting it for 2 days my battery...
10-13-2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,885
Posted By rich30769

I've noticed that mine slightly dims once the...

I've noticed that mine slightly dims once the headlights cme on. I was playing around in the settings and there's an option for them to dim. They don't dim that much though. Still trying to figure...
10-04-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,885
Posted By rich30769

Wiring the MOST adapter

Hello, I just putchased the same exact unit for my 2009 GL550, when you wired the MOST adapter, which harness did you wire it to, coming from the unit, or the truck? Is it ok to PM you?
03-31-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 526
Posted By rich30769

Not sure how to open the mirror but, expect more...

Not sure how to open the mirror but, expect more little bugs to surface. What was your first and most recent mod? Oh yeah, enjoy the wagon..
02-19-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,005
Posted By rich30769

yes

yes
05-17-2012, 09:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,167
Posted By rich30769

PM sent

PM sent
07-28-2002, 08:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,230
Posted By rich30769

Chupper, It's been changed. Thanks for the...

Chupper,

It's been changed. Thanks for the input though..
07-24-2002, 06:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,230
Posted By rich30769

Talking Nope

I meant the actual hinge that holds up the hood once the hood is opened...

Thanks for the reply though:)
07-19-2002, 12:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,230
Posted By rich30769

Changed.........

Changed.........
07-16-2002, 05:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,593
Posted By rich30769

Nevermind figured it out.

Nevermind figured it out.
07-14-2002, 12:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,230
Posted By rich30769

changing of the hood hinge

Can anyone tell me if they ever changed the hood hinge on this particular model? Does it require the fender to be removed?
07-13-2002, 09:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,593
Posted By rich30769

Changing hood hinge on a W124

Can someone explain to me how hard is it to change the hinge(hood) on a 86 300E? From the looks of things it looks like the fender must either be loosened or removed.
07-03-2002, 08:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 799
Posted By rich30769

for some reason AC started working

Hal,
Thanks for the response. The damn thing started working and it's still working. Don't have a clue as to why all of a sudden but it's on:D. Where can the FR-12 be purchased or is it one of...
07-03-2002, 04:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 799
Posted By rich30769

Angry Damn AC Stopped working

OK, here's the scenerio. Yesterday approx. 92 degrees in NYC. I decided to convert my ac to r134a. When I hooked up the manifold gauges to remove the old freon, nothing registered on the gauges. OK....
07-02-2002, 05:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 973
Posted By rich30769

T. Williamson, Go underneath the car and look...

T. Williamson,
Go underneath the car and look in the rear, there are 5 arms, one of the arms is called the thrust arm(probably the problem) ,one is the control arm camber strut, one is the control...
07-02-2002, 04:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,183
Posted By rich30769

On the 90 and up W124's, the rocker panels are...

On the 90 and up W124's, the rocker panels are thicker pieces. IMHO, it looks much better, along with the license plate panel.
06-30-2002, 03:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,183
Posted By rich30769

Also available at www.performanceproducts.com..I...

Also available at www.performanceproducts.com..I do believe that this mod does get kind of expensive though.
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