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12-29-2017, 01:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 431
Posted By Moviela

What is better about the Sony head end than the...

What is better about the Sony head end than the original OEM receiver?
If you have an amp on the right rear wheel arch in the trunk you have a Logic 7 multichannel system, and you will be hard...
08-29-2016, 08:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 727
Posted By Moviela

Surge is almost always caused by an intake leak....

Surge is almost always caused by an intake leak. Sometimes a hose looks nice and respectable on top but is a hard as a rock on the bottom and cracked wide open. I'd try a smoke test next.
08-24-2016, 02:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 613
Posted By Moviela

The oil there is usually the valve cover o-ring...

The oil there is usually the valve cover o-ring not sealing and allows the oil to pass into the plug cavity. The plugs soaked in oil might be trash. I'd replace them.

Like other advice, you...
08-24-2016, 02:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 353
Posted By Moviela

The lamp has +12 volts on the lamp all the time....

The lamp has +12 volts on the lamp all the time. The SAM pulls the other wire to "ground" with a transistor. It is possible for the transistor to short, but that is very rare. More likely the wire...
07-24-2015, 11:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By Moviela

At the age of the compressor, it is probably worn...

At the age of the compressor, it is probably worn beyond reuse. In the past few years I have not seen a "rebuilt" compressor worth buying.

$400 is a lot, but cheap when you consider melting in...
07-24-2015, 11:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,942
Posted By Moviela

Follow the brown wire from the headlight assembly...

Follow the brown wire from the headlight assembly to where it connects to the chassis. Take off the nut and make sure all the ring lugs are clean and shiny. Make sure the chassis connection is free...
07-24-2015, 11:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 391
Posted By Moviela

Did you use an OEM gas filter? There have been...

Did you use an OEM gas filter? There have been lots of problems with the pressure regulator in non-OEM filter assemblies. You can easily measure the pressure in the fuel rail to determine if correct...
07-13-2015, 04:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,022
Posted By Moviela

Crawl in the trunk and look up. It is easy to...

Crawl in the trunk and look up. It is easy to remove and unplug. Try a local junk yard. They might have one with a warranty.

I think the dealer is jacking up your trousers and rotating your wallet.
07-04-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 402
Posted By Moviela

The points that need careful consideration are...

The points that need careful consideration are that you need a dipstick to measure the amount of fluid in the transmission, it takes a very long time to drain with the pan removed, and you should...
06-19-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 691
Posted By Moviela

Does this wrench use a strain gauge to measure...

Does this wrench use a strain gauge to measure torque or just compare a fixed beam to a moving beam with a pot or hall effect sensor?
05-27-2015, 11:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 564
Posted By Moviela

Get the generator malfunction serviced. Might be...

Get the generator malfunction serviced. Might be an alternator regulator fault. If the battery is low, the power to fire the plugs might not be there for sudden acceleration.

Low battery can...
05-01-2015, 01:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,200
Posted By Moviela

Head over to Pelican Parts. They have the OE...

Head over to Pelican Parts. They have the OE hoses, and the prices are reasonable. I see your in Bulgaria, so shipping from California might not be so cheap. You can get the part numbers from Pelican...
05-01-2015, 01:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 447
Posted By Moviela

Flickering means that the SAM has read the wrong...

Flickering means that the SAM has read the wrong current flow in the circuit. It then starts and stops the circuit several times measuring. If the current flow is not in the desired range it turns it...
04-23-2015, 04:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 486
Posted By Moviela

First get a subscription to the Mercedes...

First get a subscription to the Mercedes Electronic Parts Catalog. The epc is free for America.

http://epc.startekinfo.com/epc/

Then armed with the correct part number for your car, look to...
03-30-2015, 01:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 630
Posted By Moviela

Mercedes has changed the part number for the...

Mercedes has changed the part number for the battery to the AGM type. This is about double the price of the original more conventional battery. There is no benefit for an older car. Find a 100A...
03-08-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 530
Posted By Moviela

How long do they stay on? This is a feature to...

How long do they stay on? This is a feature to allow one to exit the garage at night. They should turn off after 20~30 seconds.

Battery drain issues on your MY are most often tied to seat modules...
03-03-2015, 10:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 459
Posted By Moviela

E85 is largely a political animal. It will do you...

E85 is largely a political animal. It will do you no good. Alcohol won't clean a thing left behind in an internal combustion engine. You wind up with about 30% less miles per gallon. It is corrosive...
01-27-2015, 04:02 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 207,485
Posted By Moviela

Consult Startek, or if outside the US, contact...

Consult Startek, or if outside the US, contact your dealer with the VIN to assure you are given the correct part number.

They rarely fail, are you sure it is not a bad starter solenoid or starter...
01-27-2015, 03:57 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 207,485
Posted By Moviela

Only the small marker lamps are protected by a...

Only the small marker lamps are protected by a 7.5 A fuse. The headlights and fog lights in the front are controlled by a computer that is measuring the current flowing in the lamp circuit. If the...
12-07-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 923
Posted By Moviela

The car scans all the switches on the canBus and...

The car scans all the switches on the canBus and issues output commands based on that information.

The headlight switch is scanned and if headlights are called for, a signal on the canBUS...
12-01-2014, 02:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,579
Posted By Moviela

Holy Hot Sauna Batman! That car only sips fuel!...

Holy Hot Sauna Batman! That car only sips fuel! 3.92 liters per 100 Km.
11-25-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,878
Posted By Moviela

What makes it really funny is that the analog...

What makes it really funny is that the analog radio used in the nineties has been shut down. The system in W203 is useless unless you stuff piles of cash into the dealers pockets. Since 2010 smart...
09-22-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 20,638
Posted By Moviela

I have always thought that drilled rotors on a...

I have always thought that drilled rotors on a street car is simply a fashion statement. You will find cracks in almost any drilled rotor on a Mercedes car. The cracks in most cases are cosmetic and...
09-14-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 675
Posted By Moviela

Wal Mart sells the 5 qt jug for 22.68 in Orange...

Wal Mart sells the 5 qt jug for 22.68 in Orange County everyday.

Pep-Boys has lost their luster as a low price parts store.
09-08-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 361
Posted By Moviela

One should add that the tube is sealed with a...

One should add that the tube is sealed with a plastic pin. You must break the pin to remove the cover. You need an inexpensive pin to replace the broken one, and a service dipstick to measure the...
09-07-2014, 02:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 969
Posted By Moviela

Autozone taught me not to trust their reman parts...

Autozone taught me not to trust their reman parts quality with similar problems with master cylinders and Duralast electrical parts.

The first thing you need to do is get a real Mercedes battery...
08-25-2014, 02:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,525
Posted By Moviela

The plate is moved by a proportional control...

The plate is moved by a proportional control circuit external to the compressor. It is not a binary off/on device. Connecting to battery voltage might destroy the controller.

Perhaps I should...
08-24-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,525
Posted By Moviela

Let's go back to the clicking in the dash. That...

Let's go back to the clicking in the dash. That usually means broken actuators on the step motors that position the flaps in the air handler. The C class has no hot water valve, and the flaps move to...
08-17-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 406
Posted By Moviela

If the belt is more than 3 yrs old, you are on...

If the belt is more than 3 yrs old, you are on borrowed time. Noise is a problem in any bearing. The idler from the OE maker is cheap as is the tensioner assembly compared to the dealer prices.

If...
07-24-2014, 02:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,954
Posted By Moviela

Memory mirrors have two potentiometers that feed...

Memory mirrors have two potentiometers that feed analog position data back to the door control module. These are two terminal devices, with one side connected to ground, and the other side connected...
07-07-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,098
Posted By Moviela

It would not be the first time a tech replacing a...

It would not be the first time a tech replacing a sensor dropped the original screw and used what ever would fit from his "jar of screws" on the bench.
07-07-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 31,660
Posted By Moviela

Siemens is famous for cold joints on their...

Siemens is famous for cold joints on their circuit boards. It is not entirely their fault as the green nuts have passed RoHS in Europe and eliminated lead in the solder. I am all for limiting...
06-12-2014, 02:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 572
Posted By Moviela

This is the approved list of fluids for the...

This is the approved list of fluids for the Automatic Transmission:

http://bevo.mercedes-benz.com/bevolisten/236.14_en.html

Differential How to:
...
06-08-2014, 02:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 922
Posted By Moviela

Sorry, it is not a "normal" battery. It is has a...

Sorry, it is not a "normal" battery. It is has a huge capacity, and not easily found in the after market. It is bad advice to use "whatever fits." An undersized battery will cause undesired operation...
06-04-2014, 02:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 808
Posted By Moviela

How are the plugs? Take it out and have a look....

How are the plugs? Take it out and have a look. Plugs will last 30 to 50K miles with premium unleaded fuel. If the gap is the correct dimension, and tip a nice toasty brown, you're good to go.
...
05-31-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 757
Posted By Moviela

You might be working at the wrong end of the car....

You might be working at the wrong end of the car. There is an Amp in the trunk that might have an issue with the soldering of the driver chips to the circuit board.

The sound travels on fiber...
05-30-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,645
Posted By Moviela

There is a reason Wal-Mart does not publish the...

There is a reason Wal-Mart does not publish the amp hour rating of their H8 case battery is because it is too small to play nice in your car. Ask them for the rating. It will be in the 70 or 80's....
05-30-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 559
Posted By Moviela

Inside the mirror is a device that tells the...

Inside the mirror is a device that tells the passenger door module the position of the mirror. This is unique to cars with memory seats.

The feedback device may be dirty and the signal received by...
05-21-2014, 03:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 695
Posted By Moviela

There are infrared LED's attached to the...

There are infrared LED's attached to the windshield. They are always on. After dark point your cellphone camera at the LED's. Are they showing on the camera? If not you need to find out why your rear...
05-05-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,151
Posted By Moviela

Maybe he is glued to the TV watching Oscar's...

Maybe he is glued to the TV watching Oscar's trial? Everyone else in South Africa is.
03-31-2014, 01:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 17,409
Posted By Moviela

With the timing jumping around at idle methinks...

With the timing jumping around at idle methinks it might be a crankshaft position sensor. It did not hurt that you cleaned the resistance tracks on the throttle body, and you should consider a new...
03-31-2014, 12:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,266
Posted By Moviela

There is a retrofit kit described in the WIS that...

There is a retrofit kit described in the WIS that allows fitting quad exhaust on a C class.

As most people know the C55 has quad tailpipes, but there is a single pipe from the front of the car to...
03-13-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 667
Posted By Moviela

If you drive your car whilst using the audio...

If you drive your car whilst using the audio system and laptop a second battery will do nothing for you. There is enough headroom in the factory battery to do the job.

Some Mercedes cars do have a...
03-09-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 22,233
Posted By Moviela

I might have investigated the ball joints as your...

I might have investigated the ball joints as your mechanic did, they do wear out frequently, especially since the roads in Croatia are not glass smooth.

Since you report a suspicion concerning...
03-05-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 440
Posted By Moviela

The Comand will work without the Logic 7 sound...

The Comand will work without the Logic 7 sound system. The amps are in the head unit. Without Logic 7 the connectors on the back of the Comand will drive the speaker wires.

It may be necessary to...
02-28-2014, 03:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,502
Posted By Moviela

The tilt of the RH mirror only exists with the...

The tilt of the RH mirror only exists with the memory seat option. Most cars do not have it.

It can be added at considerable expense to non-memory seat cars. You need to change the passenger door...
02-23-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,182
Posted By Moviela

They are not the same. They are made by the same...

They are not the same. They are made by the same company, but each has their own specification. Varta automobile business is part of Johnson Controls. The division of Bosch that sells the batteries...
02-15-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,258
Posted By Moviela

There are two SAM's one in front under the fuses...

There are two SAM's one in front under the fuses near the driver. The other is in the trunk on the fuse panel.

Your problem is not caused by a fuse. There is none for the signal lamps. They are...
02-15-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,258
Posted By Moviela

Is it only the front turn signal lamp that...

Is it only the front turn signal lamp that remains lit with the key out? When the car is started does the lamp go out or remain lit?

My initial thoughts are the rapid blinking is caused by a lamp...
02-08-2014, 01:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,548
Posted By Moviela

Automotive Lighting is the OEM. These appear to...

Automotive Lighting is the OEM. These appear to be genuine OE manufacturer aftermarket units. The lamps might be el cheapos.

Magneti Marelli S.p.A is Part of the Fiat Group, and the parent company...
02-08-2014, 01:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,543
Posted By Moviela

Now is when you take the nibble. Tell the...

Now is when you take the nibble. Tell the adjuster that you were not at fault, and your mods are worth another 2K. Hint you might cash a check for $10.5K and move on to a car that has not been hit....
02-07-2014, 02:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 626
Posted By Moviela

When they get to be several years old an...

When they get to be several years old an intermittent in the SAM is rare. I would double check my installation and make sure the lamp capsule is well seated and making good contact with the housing....
02-06-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,825
Posted By Moviela

The KD tool looks like a real bargain at 18! The...

The KD tool looks like a real bargain at 18! The AZ tool would work also. The mic should work fine for front or rear. Probably better to buy a metric unit so you don't need to convert units. Math...
02-06-2014, 03:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 816
Posted By Moviela

My car is certified to run E85 so the fuel system...

My car is certified to run E85 so the fuel system can handle Ethanol. The 10% alcohol is forced on us in California. The green lobby likes that we are burning the food as motor fuel.

BP is called...
02-06-2014, 02:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 568
Posted By Moviela

http://youtu.be/mREFI9zdkv4 Fixed.:y

http://youtu.be/mREFI9zdkv4


Fixed.:y
02-05-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,825
Posted By Moviela

You need to remove the wheels to measure the...

You need to remove the wheels to measure the rotor thickness. You must read several positions from inside the friction surface to the outside. You don't read the outside lip because the pad does not...
02-05-2014, 02:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,826
Posted By Moviela

Yes, any brown wire is connected to chassis. Key...

Yes, any brown wire is connected to chassis. Key on or off does not matter. The battery neg cable, the engine to chassis cable and the chassis ground post near the front SAM are suspects. Also the...
02-03-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,826
Posted By Moviela

Use a volt meter on the brown wires exiting the...

Use a volt meter on the brown wires exiting the front SAM. If the voltage measured between the negative terminal on the battery and the brown wires in the SAM is more than .100 volt you have a loose...
02-03-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 817
Posted By Moviela

Clean with a cloth only. You should not use...

Clean with a cloth only. You should not use silicone spray anywhere. Please see this thread post #35 for proper cleaning and lubrication.
...
02-02-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,349
Posted By Moviela

12 years on those hoses are hard as a carp. They...

12 years on those hoses are hard as a carp. They are cheap, and should be replaced. Clamps will not seal them because they are hard and brittle.

Your codes for the check engine lamp should provide...
01-29-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 13,417
Posted By Moviela

The EEROMS used in automobile ECU's are rather...

The EEROMS used in automobile ECU's are rather susceptible to gamma rays. Those from space usually penetrate the package and pass through the IC without disturbing any of the programmed junctions. At...
01-25-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,258
Posted By Moviela

This is an excellent choice @ $100. It still uses...

This is an excellent choice @ $100. It still uses the Aux input wires, but allows continued use of the iPod. What makes it much better than cable connections is that you don't need to plug the phone...
01-23-2014, 01:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,258
Posted By Moviela

The 2006 cars often did not have the wire from...

The 2006 cars often did not have the wire from the rear of the head unit to the door sill. If the wire was there in the door sill it would have been disconnected by the installation of the iPod...
01-22-2014, 03:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 527
Posted By Moviela

I don't have any diesel vehicles, but have lots...

I don't have any diesel vehicles, but have lots of diesel generators. The injection pumps look almost the same but have very different pressures and rate of delivery. I can't tell you if you need to...
01-21-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 891
Posted By Moviela

18mm is a bit large for the caliper. That sounds...

18mm is a bit large for the caliper. That sounds like the caliper mounting bracket bolts. You do not need to remove the mounting bracket unless you are removing the rotor.

Remove two smaller pins...
01-21-2014, 02:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,173
Posted By Moviela

If forced to drive a Honda, I'd contact the UN...

If forced to drive a Honda, I'd contact the UN Commission on Human Rights to file a complaint.
01-18-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,406
Posted By Moviela

Of course it is stupid expensive, you pay with...

Of course it is stupid expensive, you pay with Looney dollars!

The good news is the switch assembly will work fine. Just be careful not to push the trunk button. It might open the trunk of the car...
01-17-2014, 12:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 534
Posted By Moviela

How did they fail? Contamination or burn out? How...

How did they fail? Contamination or burn out? How many miles are on them? How is your battery? The O2 sensors are heated, and low battery voltage will make them appear bad.

Did you see any OBDII...
01-17-2014, 12:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 449
Posted By Moviela

4 inches of travel is about all the vertical...

4 inches of travel is about all the vertical adjustment you get. There is a gear that breaks on these, but it usually just stops.

Have you tried lowering the seat? There is an electric switch that...
01-16-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 793
Posted By Moviela

Google Maps in your phone attached to the dash is...

Google Maps in your phone attached to the dash is going to be better than any COMAND system. It is always up to date, and has become quite valuable and easy to use.
01-15-2014, 01:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,276
Posted By Moviela

It is for fuel conservation (CAFE) and emission...

It is for fuel conservation (CAFE) and emission rules.
01-14-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,658
Posted By Moviela

A flat battery is like a flat tire. It is not...

A flat battery is like a flat tire. It is not filled with enough energy to keep everything working. The voltage should read 12.6 volts with the car stopped, everything off. During cranking (at...
01-14-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,658
Posted By Moviela

The WIS indicates 1 to 4 sensors can be fitted to...

The WIS indicates 1 to 4 sensors can be fitted to W/S203 chassis cars. It depends on the VIN and where in the world the car was sold. Many North American cars have a single sensor on the right front...
01-14-2014, 12:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,173
Posted By Moviela

Amazing how a car that was over 50K in 2006,...

Amazing how a car that was over 50K in 2006, still in very good condition, brings just 14K in 2014. Depreciation costs twelve bucks a day!
01-14-2014, 12:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,658
Posted By Moviela

If you are in the USA you can get a free...

If you are in the USA you can get a free subscription to the MBUSA electronic parts catalog. (EPC) It will allow you to put your VIN into the system and it will show correct part numbers for your...
01-14-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,658
Posted By Moviela

All of the problems you report can be caused by a...

All of the problems you report can be caused by a flat battery. If the battery is not a genuine Benz or one of the very expensive aftermarket silver calcium batteries, that will contribute to a low...
01-09-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 886
Posted By Moviela

The white nylon bar under the green circuit board...

The white nylon bar under the green circuit board in your picture retains the board with ramp latches. I use dental tools to lift the outer case off the ramps and pull the board out.

There is not...
01-08-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,065
Posted By Moviela

I love the color of your coupy. Glad you found...

I love the color of your coupy. Glad you found the fuel leak before disaster. Is it just me or is the alignment of the hood just a little off?
01-08-2014, 06:01 PM
01-06-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,468
Posted By Moviela

It is false economy to buy a cheap battery for...

It is false economy to buy a cheap battery for your car. Things happen when an under powered battery is used. Everything from windows rolling up slowly to the ESP malfunctions. Most aftermarket...
01-05-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,079
Posted By Moviela

The problem I observe with K&N is that the seal...

The problem I observe with K&N is that the seal around the edge is not as puffy as the Mann+Hummel product. It does not fit well and allows unfiltered air to pass through. That is a bit like...
01-02-2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,062
Posted By Moviela

Huper Optik. almost sounds German. Its not. TiN...

Huper Optik. almost sounds German. Its not. TiN film coatings were designed by a German research institute funded by a couple of Singapore companies. Its primary purpose is for commercial buildings...
01-01-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,062
Posted By Moviela

Most tints are a neutral color, so they will not...

Most tints are a neutral color, so they will not look any color different than the original glass.

I understand people who live in Thailand need to tint their cars. The people who engineered the...
01-01-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,098
Posted By Moviela

The dome light system controls the lights in the...

The dome light system controls the lights in the door. The system communicates over the CANbus. This means the switch that is closed when you open the door is not connected to the lamps. A computer...
01-01-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,098
Posted By Moviela

Connects to the lamp in the rear of the door.

Connects to the lamp in the rear of the door.
12-28-2013, 03:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 10,171
Posted By Moviela

Take the seat out. There are only four bolts....

Take the seat out. There are only four bolts. Unplug the connector(s). Examine the sliding rails. My car had a lollypop stick wedged in it (damn that Kojack). It could also be a broken ball cage and...
12-27-2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 893
Posted By Moviela

It can be the lamp, but not usually because the...

It can be the lamp, but not usually because the lamps today are rather well made. It could still be simple. Check the brown wires from the headlight, look for corrosion on the lamp and the connector....
12-27-2013, 12:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 590
Posted By Moviela

The spark cannot fire unless the coil primary is...

The spark cannot fire unless the coil primary is switched on. Without a good signal from the crankshaft sensor, it does not know when to fire. Pull the sensor out. Measure about 700 ohms across the...
12-26-2013, 11:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 13,417
Posted By Moviela

The terminal voltage dropping to ten is a bit...

The terminal voltage dropping to ten is a bit troubling at 46F because it will be exponentially down at 20F. My feeling is minimum 11 volts down to about 50F, or find out why. While the nervous pile...
12-24-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 13,417
Posted By Moviela

I would first examine the terminal voltage using...

I would first examine the terminal voltage using the MFD volt meter just after cold start. Also check that the temp sensor that reads in the MFD is correct when below 55F. It shoots in more fuel to...
12-23-2013, 09:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 473
Posted By Moviela

Salvage title is difficult to insure. The asking...

Salvage title is difficult to insure. The asking price is a little high. Salvage title is $750 max, even if the car is near perfect.
12-21-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 658
Posted By Moviela

Get in the trunk with a flashlight and look up....

Get in the trunk with a flashlight and look up. You might already have a sub and midrange speaker mounted there, even with a base system. The sub is a reverse magnet type and is only about an inch...
12-20-2013, 07:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,249
Posted By Moviela

Why not simply disconnect the anti-dazzle...

Why not simply disconnect the anti-dazzle connections, and leave the heater connected in your original mirror. Without power the mirrors will not get dark. Simply press the tang and pull the wire...
12-18-2013, 12:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,537
Posted By Moviela

The key does not use the battery inside the key...

The key does not use the battery inside the key to start the car. There is a coil in the key that is inductively coupled to the EIS. This is the power source for the electronics in the key to...
12-18-2013, 12:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,016
Posted By Moviela

There are four hoses that connect to nipples...

There are four hoses that connect to nipples (:naughty:) on the valve covers and direct the crankcase gases into the intake. There are three nipples, but four hoses. one of the runs has a splice in...
12-17-2013, 03:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,016
Posted By Moviela

Check engine light on? You need to connect a...

Check engine light on? You need to connect a scanner and see what codes are present. The engine is a "twin spark" design, so there are two plugs in each cylinder. There are four bypass hoses on the...
12-17-2013, 02:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,457
Posted By Moviela

There are three fuse locations. Under the hood,...

There are three fuse locations. Under the hood, left side of the dash (with driver door open) and in the left rear trunk. Search for a chart.

There is no fuse connected with the rear fog light....
12-15-2013, 04:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 812
Posted By Moviela

Sometimes G 05 is green, clear, or pale yellow. I...

Sometimes G 05 is green, clear, or pale yellow. I try not to trust Auto Zoners because they seldom see Mercedes cars. Here is the list of Benz approved antifreeze products:
...
12-14-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,605
Posted By Moviela

It is easy to ship to the USA, and not really...

It is easy to ship to the USA, and not really expensive, but getting past the government roadblocks is a difficult journey.
12-14-2013, 02:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 485
Posted By Moviela

Pelican and other suppliers attach identifiers to...

Pelican and other suppliers attach identifiers to the manufacturer's part numbers to reference the source of the part. Pelican uses M22 to indicate a Genuine Mercedes Benz part that is typically in...
12-10-2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,312
Posted By Moviela

Not in California for much longer. The paper work...

Not in California for much longer. The paper work burden to use Perch has caused most dry cleaners to switch to hydrocarbon or brominated solvents like Chevron EcoSolv or DrySolv respectively. Of...
12-09-2013, 02:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,286
Posted By Moviela

Many W203 cars have no rear pad sensor. ...

Many W203 cars have no rear pad sensor.

Mercedes does not allow workshop refinishing of rotors because no shop can maintain the precision of the factory Blanchard lapping.

For safety never use...
12-09-2013, 02:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,312
Posted By Moviela

We call 'em air compressors. How do you compress...

We call 'em air compressors. How do you compress Chinese anyhow?

I would use Perchloroethylene (found in some brake cleaners) and a Chinese pony belly hair brush to remove the greasy dirt. Wipe...
12-07-2013, 01:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,938
Posted By Moviela

Code P2181? Thermostat would be my first choice....

Code P2181? Thermostat would be my first choice. Next would be the temp sensor.
12-06-2013, 02:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,050
Posted By Moviela

Check the fuel pressure. Leaky vacuum hoses...

Check the fuel pressure. Leaky vacuum hoses usually make the system lean. For rich look to pressure on the rail, leaky injectors, or bad plugs.
12-02-2013, 09:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,895
Posted By Moviela

ROW is used in Daimler financial reports rather...

ROW is used in Daimler financial reports rather than RoW, the former being a symbol rather than an abbreviation. They refer to US, Canada, and Mexico for reporting purposes as NAFTA.
12-02-2013, 09:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,570
Posted By Moviela

Please have another look at Sheet 229.5....The...

Please have another look at Sheet 229.5....The GTX product is on sheet 229.1 and 229.3. It did not appear on 229.5.

Older cars operated OK on the older formulations of conventional motor oil. I...
12-01-2013, 04:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,570
Posted By Moviela

Wake up and smell the hydrocarbons. AmSOIL is a...

Wake up and smell the hydrocarbons. AmSOIL is a teeny company. It has total sales of 115 million, with just 251 employees. Glyn comes from a real oil company with sales of 250 BILLION and 62,000...
11-29-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,570
Posted By Moviela

There are several pages of oils approved for...

There are several pages of oils approved for Mercedes-Benz Sheet 229.5. Most of them are not available in the USA. There are several "boutique" oil distributors that blend their own oil and use...
11-27-2013, 10:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,707
Posted By Moviela

The long bolt (about 5 inches) on the 112 engine...

The long bolt (about 5 inches) on the 112 engine is 9 Nm (6.6 ft/lb) with a drop of Loctite # 242 (Blue) medium strength thread locker. Do not over tighten. You are loading the bearing. Make sure the...
11-27-2013, 02:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 11,579
Posted By Moviela

https://mbworld.org/forums/c-class-w203/465162-rou...

https://mbworld.org/forums/c-class-w203/465162-rough-idle-startup-before-replacing-your-600-throttle-body-fix-free.html
11-26-2013, 01:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 30,997
Posted By Moviela

Electronic means that there is a transistor in...

Electronic means that there is a transistor in the SAM that controls the circuit. A fuse is not necessary to protect the wiring because the transistor is current limited, and there is an output on...
11-25-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 578
Posted By Moviela

$ 200. to remove and replace one screw? I'd hate...

$ 200. to remove and replace one screw? I'd hate to find out how much they wanted for a water pump.
11-24-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 578
Posted By Moviela

The part for my car was $39.50 from Pelican, and...

The part for my car was $39.50 from Pelican, and it took all of fifteen minutes to install.

I would say they jacked up your trousers and rotated your wallet.
11-21-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,289
Posted By Moviela

Check the crankshaft position sensor, then...

Check the crankshaft position sensor, then measure the fuel pressure. Does it show any codes other than misfire?
11-20-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 957
Posted By Moviela

The OEM touch-up paint is good but I can't help...

The OEM touch-up paint is good but I can't help but wind up with a lumpy surface and it looks "touched up."

I tried this Dr. Color Chip stuff and it is the real deal. For chips it satisfied me...
11-20-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 528
Posted By Moviela

Head over to Pelicanparts.com. They have...

Head over to Pelicanparts.com. They have Lemforder (best choice) and Corteco (just as good) in stock. Anybody that advertises parts and does not tell you the name at a cheap price are probably...
11-20-2013, 02:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 21,424
Posted By Moviela

Great Idea! Problem is the Bluetooth...

Great Idea!

Problem is the Bluetooth cassette adapter has been discontinued.
11-18-2013, 05:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,124
Posted By Moviela

That would be 100% wrong.:slap: The brake wear...

That would be 100% wrong.:slap: The brake wear sensor does not need any connection through the rotor to function.

The sensor is a wire loop. The control circuit checks that the loop is a closed...
11-17-2013, 01:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,447
Posted By Moviela

The fuse is # 64 in the engine compartment on the...

The fuse is # 64 in the engine compartment on the front SAM. It is a 10 A fuse. There is also a fuse on the rear of the HU.

Removal with pictures:
...
11-15-2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 994
Posted By Moviela

Sorry you were burglarized and the dealer was...

Sorry you were burglarized and the dealer was unable to make it right. I am not sure why you need to go through Progressive, they should just pay the bill. It is not unusual for dealers to want to...
11-13-2013, 04:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 905
Posted By Moviela

The early A4 had oil consumption issues that have...

The early A4 had oil consumption issues that have been addressed by changing the design of the oil separator and programming the engine electronics to lower crankcase pressures. The CVT is a must to...
11-13-2013, 12:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,434
Posted By Moviela

I might have gone with a Litens tensioner to...

I might have gone with a Litens tensioner to avoid the possibility of a Chinese bearing in the Febi part. Who knows, it is already on the truck, could be a Litens in a Febi box.
11-12-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,434
Posted By Moviela

Pelican Parts (a sponsor) has parts for every...

Pelican Parts (a sponsor) has parts for every budget. They ship now.

Change the belt and thermostat too. Would not be a bad time to replace the coolant with the correct sauce.

Pelican has the...
11-11-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,306
Posted By Moviela

Have you tried the other key? If the key were at...

Have you tried the other key? If the key were at fault, chances of both of them being intermittent seems remote.

It does not make sense that the key is bad if the EIS authorizes the starter,...
11-11-2013, 02:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 569
Posted By Moviela

Could be one of the sensors is not reporting in...

Could be one of the sensors is not reporting in properly.

http://bayhas.com/mercedes/203c-coupe/contents/climatecontrol/climatecontrol.html
11-11-2013, 02:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,509
Posted By Moviela

I can, but in many cases you not only lose the...

I can, but in many cases you not only lose the transistors (which are not discrete) but the entire I/O driver. These parts are highly integrated and surface mount. This makes repair very difficult...
11-08-2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 658
Posted By Moviela

That sticker under the license plate must be for...

That sticker under the license plate must be for when you buy a car at Costco. They scan it at the register, then check you receipt at the door.
11-08-2013, 04:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,379
Posted By Moviela

That is the MFD (Multi Function Display) and is...

That is the MFD (Multi Function Display) and is part of the IC (Instrument Cluster.) I am not sure about your car, is the 1998 a W203 or W202 in your neck of the woods?

The first thing to check...
11-07-2013, 10:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,379
Posted By Moviela

I need a little help. What is a LED dash?

I need a little help. What is a LED dash?
11-06-2013, 10:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 429
Posted By Moviela

:ditto: (golf clap)

:ditto: (golf clap)
11-06-2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 631
Posted By Moviela

I fall about laughing at people who put these...

I fall about laughing at people who put these bars on unibody street cars. At speeds below 100 mph they improve handling as much as fuzzy dice hanging from the mirror. If you want to improve...
11-05-2013, 01:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 516
Posted By Moviela

The WIS has retrofit instructions to change to a...

The WIS has retrofit instructions to change to a C55 style exhaust. It is a quad, but there is only one pipe from the front to the rear of the car. In the caboose there is a pipe that goes left to...
11-03-2013, 11:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 724
Posted By Moviela

The Ebay bolts are too long. You really want...

The Ebay bolts are too long. You really want decorative caps if you desire chrome-look. The bolts should be Dacromet coated for corrosion resistance.

If you use the Ebay bolts, assuming they fit,...
11-03-2013, 11:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,695
Posted By Moviela

The engines are the same. The E class is a bit...

The engines are the same. The E class is a bit larger inside and out. The C class is a more attractive wagon. If you need the space, go with the E. If you would like a wagon that goes anywhere a...
11-03-2013, 11:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 842
Posted By Moviela

This question is asked frequently. Spark plug...

This question is asked frequently. Spark plug questions should be asked with your engine M number and location. That way your question can be answered with relevant information.

I believe you are...
11-02-2013, 01:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,509
Posted By Moviela

Without seeing it, I think you a victim of those...

Without seeing it, I think you a victim of those selling counterfeit lamp capsules and power supplies made with cheap components.

I doubt the lamps you bought are 55 watts. The max for automotive...
10-31-2013, 03:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 724
Posted By Moviela

There are no lug nuts. Mercedes cars use bolts. ...

There are no lug nuts. Mercedes cars use bolts.

http://www.prestigewheel.com/CatalogWholesale/Finalcatalog.pdf
10-31-2013, 03:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,789
Posted By Moviela

Digi-Key has the grain of wheat lamps. You can...

Digi-Key has the grain of wheat lamps. You can also get them from RS or Farnell outside the USA. A low current 24 to 28 volt lamp should give enough light on 12 volts, and will last a very long time....
10-30-2013, 04:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,884
Posted By Moviela

HP supplies the infrastructure servers to...

HP supplies the infrastructure servers to Daimler. It does not matter what brand of computer you use. The software "phones home" and if the mother ship does not like the user, it slams the door shut....
10-30-2013, 04:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 483
Posted By Moviela

Let's start with the choice of wire. 4 Gauge wire...

Let's start with the choice of wire. 4 Gauge wire without insulation is .204". Wired in a chassis that is good for 135 amps. If your amplifier drew 10 amps I would be shocked. I doubt the designer...
10-28-2013, 01:14 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 25,032
Posted By Moviela

No, Not normal. They happen when the cap is not...

No, Not normal. They happen when the cap is not properly tight or the seal is not good, or the pressure was too high in the system. That means it was too hot also.

Clean the stains off and see if...
10-27-2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,884
Posted By Moviela

1. Make a copy of the hard drive. 2. Copy the...

1. Make a copy of the hard drive.
2. Copy the software to DVD and keep apart from the hard drive.
3. Do not open the software with a computer that can connect online. HP will brick the software. ...
10-27-2013, 04:40 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 84,486
Posted By Moviela

Congratulations on tackling a difficult task. You...

Congratulations on tackling a difficult task. You did a great job to finish and get a start on the first try.

Your gas may be a bit stale after 3 months sitting in the tank. If the fuel filter...
10-25-2013, 03:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 17,191
Posted By Moviela

There are several versions of the socket. You...

There are several versions of the socket. You will need your VIN and a free subscription to the Startek EPC to determine the correct part number.

For our friends outside the USA, the numbers are...
10-20-2013, 04:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,195
Posted By Moviela

It is fairly easy to change the belt. If it has...

It is fairly easy to change the belt. If it has failed due to old age you will do well by yourself to replace the tensioner and the idler pulley at the same time. Pelican has the OE parts and some...
10-19-2013, 03:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 998
Posted By Moviela

There is no such thing as a tiny amount of rust....

There is no such thing as a tiny amount of rust. It is almost alive and will continue to grow. The price is too high for 121K. You get half the mileage for two and a half cents per mile. It will cost...
10-18-2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,024
Posted By Moviela

I think there is some confusion here between...

I think there is some confusion here between CAMshaft and CRANKshaft sensors. Both are called CPS by a lot of people. The car has two camshafts, and a sensor on each one. There is one crankshaft, and...
10-15-2013, 05:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,861
Posted By Moviela

The duo-valve is in the history books. The W/S203...

The duo-valve is in the history books. The W/S203 does not have one.

This should give a little education on the HVAC system.
...
10-15-2013, 05:40 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,001
Posted By Moviela

I am relieved to read you hired a foot model. I...

I am relieved to read you hired a foot model. I was going to suggest you not wear those shoes out of the house.
10-13-2013, 11:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 733
Posted By Moviela

One word: Krytox

One word: Krytox
10-13-2013, 05:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,407
Posted By Moviela

Yes 3,000 lbs is a small trailer. My location...

Yes 3,000 lbs is a small trailer. My location trailer is rather small, a 31 foot Sovereign. It weighs 5,000 lbs empty, with a 550 lb tongue weight. I cannot tow it with my Benz.

The weight limits...
10-12-2013, 11:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,407
Posted By Moviela

MBUSA does not like to admit that you can tow...

MBUSA does not like to admit that you can tow with a Mercedes because Americans think it means they can tow a forty foot Airstream trailer. Europeans tow Jet Ski's, sail boards, and bike trailers all...
10-12-2013, 11:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 998
Posted By Moviela

The automatic is really the only way to go. The...

The automatic is really the only way to go. The manual is only for people who are cheap, and still believe "mileage" is better. You don't save anything, you wind up with a car no one knows how to...
10-12-2013, 10:39 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,001
Posted By Moviela

You can also use the sunroof lube (DuPont Krytox)...

You can also use the sunroof lube (DuPont Krytox) for interior trim squeaks.

The car is looking very fine now. You did a good job.

Now you need a license frame that says "If I mount a set of...
10-10-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 697
Posted By Moviela

House of Imports in Buena Park? I get my tires...

House of Imports in Buena Park? I get my tires there, they match Costco prices and wash my car for FREE!
10-10-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,440
Posted By Moviela

The front caliper pistons simply push back into...

The front caliper pistons simply push back into the cylinder. There is no need to rotate the piston front or rear.

Pelican is a great supplier, quality parts and low prices, with good service and...
10-10-2013, 03:08 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,001
Posted By Moviela

The new door looks nice. It will be sensational...

The new door looks nice. It will be sensational mounted on the body.

I would leave the headliner in the car alone. Remove the door panels and photograph the wiring details. Remove the new door...
10-07-2013, 06:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,369
Posted By Moviela

You can buy the pins at the dealer. You will need...

You can buy the pins at the dealer. You will need an extractor and crimper to put them on the wires. Snap-On can get you those tools. You can visit an Auto electric shop if you re not comfortable...
10-06-2013, 12:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,175
Posted By Moviela

Check fuse 52 (20 amps) it supplies power to the...

Check fuse 52 (20 amps) it supplies power to the starter solenoid. You could also have a sticky solenoid.

Not unexpected at this mileage.
10-04-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 698
Posted By Moviela

Perhaps there is dirt on your windshield. There...

Perhaps there is dirt on your windshield. There are four infrared LED's by the rear view mirror. There are also four sensors. When dry the light reflects from the outside surface of the glass. Water...
10-04-2013, 02:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 868
Posted By Moviela

A short in the front SAM can cause that. A defect...

A short in the front SAM can cause that. A defect in the turn signal assembly telling the lamp to turn on. The wires from the lamp to the SAM might be damaged, scraped, shorted, harpooned, pinched,...
10-04-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,080
Posted By Moviela

Winter? What's different about winter?

Winter? What's different about winter?
10-04-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 64,974
Posted By Moviela

Zamirza, your codes indicate engine controller...

Zamirza, your codes indicate engine controller area network communication problems. You need to hook up a bus analyzer (Star DAS has one) and drop network clients one at a time until you find the bad...
10-03-2013, 04:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,349
Posted By Moviela

Depending on your VIN you might not have a brake...

Depending on your VIN you might not have a brake switch...My car has cables to the shifter and the steering wheel lock. Maladjusted some things might not work.

You need to look at the shifter...
09-30-2013, 01:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 574
Posted By Moviela

Time to check all the connections, and then plug...

Time to check all the connections, and then plug in STAR DAS and run the self check.

http://bayhas.com/mercedes/203c-coupe/contents/climatecontrol/climatecontrol.html
09-27-2013, 04:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,213
Posted By Moviela

In California you can go anywhere you like to fix...

In California you can go anywhere you like to fix it. Glass shops can come you and replace the glass in your driveway. They will charge the insurance company. You pay only the deductible. Unless your...
09-26-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 52,272
Posted By Moviela

Once the rack is flushed and clean, there is no...

Once the rack is flushed and clean, there is no need for an inline filter. If one was needed Benz would have installed it.

Do not fear the hose clamp on the return hose. It is a CLIC or CLIC R...
09-25-2013, 04:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 15,268
Posted By Moviela

A teleaid module has a value of zero. Find a...

A teleaid module has a value of zero. Find a garage with a star diagnosis system and change the version coding to remove teleaid. Then take out the module.
09-21-2013, 01:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 13,771
Posted By Moviela

I assume you have been over the car engine, fuel,...

I assume you have been over the car engine, fuel, exhaust, and vacuum system with a fine tooth comb. There are no rust perforations from under the car allowing air into the cabin and the like.

All...
09-17-2013, 12:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 633
Posted By Moviela

If you are living in Chelsea, how about IAM1RU2....

If you are living in Chelsea, how about IAM1RU2. Or there is the one spotted on a Mathematician's car, RU18QTPI.
09-16-2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,857
Posted By Moviela

IMS is driven by Euro insurance companies to...

IMS is driven by Euro insurance companies to reduce vehicle theft. They have a desire to keep stolen cars where they are. They don't care about your personal items, they don't want your car to be a...
09-16-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 14,423
Posted By Moviela

There is a temp sensor in the upper console, and...

There is a temp sensor in the upper console, and another in the AC control panel. The exterior sensor that reads in the IC is near the fog light.

The sensors communicate over the canBUS. Any fault...
09-16-2013, 02:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 9,104
Posted By Moviela

Electronic means the lamp does not need a fuse....

Electronic means the lamp does not need a fuse. The lamp is switched on and off with a transistor. A computer monitors the current flowing in the lamp. If the current is too high the transistor is...
09-16-2013, 02:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By Moviela

Take it to a tack shop. They will know what to...

Take it to a tack shop. They will know what to do. (Tack is leather gear for horses.)
09-15-2013, 12:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 14,651
Posted By Moviela

If it makes you feel any better take a look at...

If it makes you feel any better take a look at the guy wearing the Pope's shoes drifting his wankle.

Mazda RX-7 drifts and loses both rear wheels - YouTube
09-14-2013, 04:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 14,423
Posted By Moviela

HVAC Training

http://www.mercedestechstore.com/pdfs/507%20Systems%20I/507%20HO%20HVAC%20203%20&%20463%20(ICC)%2010-30-02.pdf:zoom:
09-13-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 14,423
Posted By Moviela

Your right to question the codes. I don't think...

Your right to question the codes. I don't think the codes you read are for the locking system. I looked in my WIS and found that the climate control has its own set of codes. Quite different from...
09-13-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 52,272
Posted By Moviela

Torx is an American invention designed for...

Torx is an American invention designed for automated assembly to minimize cam out of conventional drivers. The sizes of the drivers are designed for maximum efficiency for the size of the thread....
09-13-2013, 06:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 14,423
Posted By Moviela

It does need Star DAS to find the bad actor, but...

It does need Star DAS to find the bad actor, but it could be a door module that got wet and is interfering with the canBUS commands to the blower motor. It will cost a few bucks to get a proper...
09-12-2013, 05:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,857
Posted By Moviela

What if you are the designated driver taking 3...

What if you are the designated driver taking 3 designated drunks home?

In California you must turn on your headlights when operating the wipers while raining. The car should enter the tunnel mode...
09-08-2013, 03:53 PM
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Posted By Moviela

The SRS is connected digitally to the TeleAid on...

The SRS is connected digitally to the TeleAid on the canBUS. The TeleAid radio is analog, but it communicates over the canBUS with the car.

As designed the modules on the canBUS go into a sleep...
09-07-2013, 01:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By Moviela

We had a guy in the machine shop that bought a...

We had a guy in the machine shop that bought a 190 when it was new and bragged how great the mileage was going to be in his new car. The rest of the boys decided to have a little fun. Every day we'd...
09-06-2013, 03:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 882
Posted By Moviela

I feel the weak point in the mirror housing...

I feel the weak point in the mirror housing blinker lights is the connector. It is designed to self-align and connect itself as you push the plastic housing over the mirror mount.

I would give...
09-06-2013, 03:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,227
Posted By Moviela

AB Elektronik (Hella) makes the sensor for...

AB Elektronik (Hella) makes the sensor for Mercedes. The 271 and 112 engines I know both use the same sensor in the USA. It is a two pin type with Mercedes part number A003-153-28-28. Check with your...
09-06-2013, 02:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 920
Posted By Moviela

Looks good. Great locations for photos. Tiffany...

Looks good. Great locations for photos. Tiffany blue calipers?:gfight:

I think you lowered the car just right, and the tint fits a black car.

In the future you might consider genuine HID...
09-06-2013, 01:55 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 52,272
Posted By Moviela

I don't agree that the 12 year old pump may be...

I don't agree that the 12 year old pump may be "weak." As long as the correct fluid is used and the system is hospital clean inside, the only wear to the pump should be bearing surfaces and seals....
09-05-2013, 11:22 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 52,272
Posted By Moviela

Yes, it really is important to use the correct...

Yes, it really is important to use the correct fluid in your car. The correct fluid is Mercedes Sheet 345.0. The ML is an American made car and the power steering uses a common automatic transmission...
09-04-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 755
Posted By Moviela

Inside the gas tank.

Inside the gas tank.
09-03-2013, 05:45 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 52,272
Posted By Moviela

The power steering fluid is expensive. Just check...

The power steering fluid is expensive. Just check the can and be sure it is that specified for your car.

Don't feel bad, you are not the first person to be unsure of the changes made to English by...
09-02-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,891
Posted By Moviela

If you have holes on the buttons, the case is...

If you have holes on the buttons, the case is toast. Point the end of your key at your phone camera. Press each button. There should be a brief flash of light at each push. If not, the whole key is...
09-02-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 52,272
Posted By Moviela

You need to flush the entire power steering...

You need to flush the entire power steering system following the directions. You must also use the specified fluid. Auto parts store "power steering" fluid is NOT the correct product.

Check that...
09-02-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 15,268
Posted By Moviela

Unplug the teleaid module, and use star das to...

Unplug the teleaid module, and use star das to remove it from the system. Replace the fuse #40. That fuse does not serve the SRS system. While star das is connected find out why the airbag system is...
09-02-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,291
Posted By Moviela

Another avenue of failure is the belt. The days...

Another avenue of failure is the belt. The days of the V belt and tension adjusted by swinging the alternator farther from the crank are over. A multi rib belt is now used and follows a serpentine...
08-31-2013, 10:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 15,268
Posted By Moviela

400 milliamps sounds like a module has not gone...

400 milliamps sounds like a module has not gone to "sleep" and is still awake and listening to the canBUS. This usually occurs with seat modules in early production cars due to a lack of power supply...
08-30-2013, 10:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,340
Posted By Moviela

The trailer module needs to be plugged into the...

The trailer module needs to be plugged into the rear SAM, it might need one or two relays added to the rear SAM. It will be necessary to tell the rear SAM the trailer package is installed. You might...
08-30-2013, 02:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 15,268
Posted By Moviela

Teleaid used an analog (AMPS) mobile phone system...

Teleaid used an analog (AMPS) mobile phone system that has been turned off since 2008.

Unless you paid a small fortune for a new digital system, you can leave the fuse out forever because no one...
08-29-2013, 10:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 404
Posted By Moviela

There is no electromechanical relay for the...

There is no electromechanical relay for the washer motors. The front SAM handles the duty electronically. A transistor is turned on by the SAM when it receives a signal on the canBUS that the button...
08-29-2013, 02:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 871
Posted By Moviela

Klann Tool, no Mercedes should be without one. ...

Klann Tool, no Mercedes should be without one.

Amazon.com: Klann Tools (KLA0126-33) Windshield Washer Jet Tool: Automotive

I would check the terminal voltage at the pump. Should be 12 v when...
08-29-2013, 02:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 36,598
Posted By Moviela

Only cars with premium audio have an external...

Only cars with premium audio have an external amp. Bose in earlier cars on D2B fiber optics, and Harmon-Kardon on MOST cars.

The headunit on most cars has the power amp inside, and the speakers...
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