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08-07-2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,203
Posted By Mike's ML

Art, Don't you also have to instal an FO bypass...

Art,
Don't you also have to instal an FO bypass adapter and reprogram the FO ring assignments. I have been wanting to remove my telaid unit since I bought my ML500.

Mike
07-30-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 505
Posted By Mike's ML

If you have a W163 ML then the phone & Telaid is...

If you have a W163 ML then the phone & Telaid is obsolete and does not work.

Mike
07-03-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 627
Posted By Mike's ML

What a great use of the useless cup holder. ...

What a great use of the useless cup holder.

If the EGT gets too high you can make the mixture richer or open the cowell flaps to cool the exhaust down. Wait! No! that is for aircraft. LOL.

Mike
03-20-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,828
Posted By Mike's ML

ODB-II has many protocols. Some popular protocols...

ODB-II has many protocols. Some popular protocols are J1850 PWM, J1850 VPW, ISO9141-2, ISO14230-4 (aka keyword protocol 2000), ISO15765-4/SAE J2480 and others. That's just the start of the OBD II...
03-12-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,444
Posted By Mike's ML

OOPS! this is a 2007 posting thread. Both my...

OOPS! this is a 2007 posting thread.

Both my 98ML and 05ML rear defrosters work very well and that is here in the North East with severe winters.

Mike
02-18-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 686
Posted By Mike's ML

Just in case you need service; MCS REPAIR ...

Just in case you need service;

MCS REPAIR

ALPINE AUTO SOUND
140 HIRSCHFIELD PL
NEW MILFORD, NJ 07646
201-312-2317

Mike
02-10-2015, 11:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 831
Posted By Mike's ML

If it's a North American ML and the original ML...

If it's a North American ML and the original ML radio then I think the procedure is to tune to the station then press and hold one of the 6 preset keys for a few seconds.

Otherwise list the...
01-06-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,099
Posted By Mike's ML

25.) Visit local AA and sign up for their...

25.) Visit local AA and sign up for their program.

Mike
12-24-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 555
Posted By Mike's ML

The park switch is inside the wiper motor...

The park switch is inside the wiper motor assembly.
Did you try running the wiper for a few minutes, stopping occasionally, to see if you can mechanically clean the contacts. This worked for my 190E...
11-19-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 793
Posted By Mike's ML

RUN don't walk away from that vehicle. Mike

RUN don't walk away from that vehicle.

Mike
10-24-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 549
Posted By Mike's ML

I made a cardboard template then used that to cut...

I made a cardboard template then used that to cut out the cover to fit the hitch.

Mike
09-30-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 635
Posted By Mike's ML

Thanks for updating your User CP and welcome to...

Thanks for updating your User CP and welcome to the mbworld forum.

I use Tirerack (dot) com in the U.S. to see what is available and costs. They are a good source of tire technical information....
09-29-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 635
Posted By Mike's ML

It depends on what Planet, Country and State you...

It depends on what Planet, Country and State you live in.
PLEASE!! Update your User CP with your ML's Year, Model and Location to get accurate advice.

Go to User CP in menu above. It's easy.
...
09-23-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 655
Posted By Mike's ML

2002 MCS is Fiber Optic / Optical. If the...

2002 MCS is Fiber Optic / Optical.

If the wiring has been modified as you stated, I don't think anyone can tell what you have now without seeing your ML and checking the wiring.
Mike
09-22-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 655
Posted By Mike's ML

Forget about analog or digital since you are...

Forget about analog or digital since you are changing the MCS to a new unit.
Some things to think about.
1) Your MCS uses a Fiber Optic (digital) loop line from the MCS to the speaker amp located...
09-16-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 493
Posted By Mike's ML

This is the W163 1998-2005 ML forum. You...

This is the W163 1998-2005 ML forum.

You should post on the W166 ML forum.

Mike
07-01-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 526
Posted By Mike's ML

The MCS's speed signal comes from the...

The MCS's speed signal comes from the Transmission Control Module just behind the shifter in the center console. The speed signal is used by the MCS's Navigation Module, if installed.

The MCS...
06-30-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 560
Posted By Mike's ML

Post deleted based on OP's previous offensive...

Post deleted based on OP's previous offensive posts.
Mike
05-29-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,074
Posted By Mike's ML

You are on the wrong forum. This is the W163 ML...

You are on the wrong forum.
This is the W163 ML forum.
Your 2011 ML is a W164.

https://mbworld.org/forums/m-class-w164-72/

Mike
05-26-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,836
Posted By Mike's ML

Art's post reminded me that my 05ML has...

Art's post reminded me that my 05ML has running-boards and there is an adapter and instructions packaged with the jack, mentioned above, to use with the jack points. However, like Art, I use a floor...
05-24-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,836
Posted By Mike's ML

it's either in your owners manual. Use the 2000ML...

it's either in your owners manual. Use the 2000ML manual online from Mercedes below.
Or they may be shown on the jack and jack accessories in the right rear side compartment inside the cargo area.
...
05-18-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 656
Posted By Mike's ML

Yes. It was part of a Lighting Package....

Yes.


It was part of a Lighting Package. Exact name of package I am not sure.
05-17-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 656
Posted By Mike's ML

Bi-Xenons were never standard on any W163 ML...

Bi-Xenons were never standard on any W163 ML except for maybe one model of the ML55 and I think maybe not even the ML55.

Mike
05-15-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,747
Posted By Mike's ML

Yes, look for the SAT button but that does not...

Yes, look for the SAT button but that does not mean that the SAT receiver is installed. You may still need to find the Mercedes SAT receiver accessory. I have the SAT button in my 05ML but do not...
05-14-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,747
Posted By Mike's ML

the information I have is as follows; Early...

the information I have is as follows;

Early model year 2004 MCS with part number 163 820 03 79 have a SVC service button. Later in the year an MCS with SAT button became available as of VIN 489...
05-07-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,123
Posted By Mike's ML

Please update your User CP to include your...

Please update your User CP to include your Location so we will know what you mean when you say Boot, Bonnet or MOT or that you drive on the wrong side of the road.

Thanks
Mike
05-06-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,123
Posted By Mike's ML

Many have tried changing their key fob cases with...

Many have tried changing their key fob cases with very limited success. As far as not having a place to hang more keys on the fob there have been issues with the extra weight causing problems with...
04-17-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 477
Posted By Mike's ML

So if you are starting your own trucking company...

So if you are starting your own trucking company you will not be able to use your own trucks because of your own policy of not using new trucking companies.

Just wondering.

Mike
03-26-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,208
Posted By Mike's ML

There must be something, either mechanical or...

There must be something, either mechanical or electrical, that keeps both motors synchronized. Otherwise the left and right sides of the roof panels may not open together and jam. I don't think you...
03-19-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,208
Posted By Mike's ML

Are there any limit switches that could be stuck...

Are there any limit switches that could be stuck or out of alignment as a result of your cleaning and re-lubing?
A thought?? Did you remove motor with roof Closed and replace motor with roof Open...
03-11-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,143
Posted By Mike's ML

^^ +1 what Art said. My experiences with...

^^ +1 what Art said.

My experiences with Mas Airflow Sensors is that, when defective, will cause the vehicle to run rough and at reduced power but will not cause the symptoms stated in the OP.
...
03-05-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,143
Posted By Mike's ML

It sounds like the key has lost synchronization...

It sounds like the key has lost synchronization with the DAS (Driver Authorization System). Hopefully you have a spare key which you should try. If it is a key/DAS problem your spare key should start...
03-05-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,495
Posted By Mike's ML

I was confused since there were a few...

I was confused since there were a few inconsistencies in the OP's comments. The statement, "There's no plastic caps on any of the handles(solid plastic) on this model" and "No manual key access on...
03-05-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,495
Posted By Mike's ML

Please, I would like to understand this further....

Please, I would like to understand this further. Did the key turn in the door lock cylinder with a dead battery but the door mechanism did not unlock the door or did the door lock cylinder not turn...
Forum: Test
02-25-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 441
Posted By Mike's ML

Delete Test Test. Mike

Delete Test Test.
Mike
02-22-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 20,327
Posted By Mike's ML

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02-09-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 896
Posted By Mike's ML

re-synchronization is required every time the...

re-synchronization is required every time the battery is disconnected. The sunroof, windows and steering (critical) will still work but may not operate properly. I highly recommend you read your...
02-09-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 896
Posted By Mike's ML

The 1998 - 2005 W163 ML's do not have a backup...

The 1998 - 2005 W163 ML's do not have a backup battery. The 2006+ W164 ML's have a small secondary battery, mostly for the electronic transmission shifter.

The W163 ML's are very sensitive when it...
12-24-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,001
Posted By Mike's ML

Yes, I understand that. That is why I posted the...

Yes, I understand that. That is why I posted the instructions to Mechanically crank the roof back and forth to try to free up the jam.
Mike
12-22-2013, 10:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,001
Posted By Mike's ML

Skyview Roof Emergency Operation.

Skyview Roof Emergency Operation.
12-21-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,001
Posted By Mike's ML

^^ +1 Amen on that. Mike

^^ +1
Amen on that.
Mike
12-21-2013, 09:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,001
Posted By Mike's ML

Jim, the .pdf you show is for the standard sun...

Jim, the .pdf you show is for the standard sun roof not the lamella roof. I think the Lamanela roof crank is in the back by the rear hatch.
Mike
12-17-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 930
Posted By Mike's ML

I can't see how that hitch would mount on a W163...

I can't see how that hitch would mount on a W163 ML. Definately very different from an OE W163 hitch. Note the p/n on that hitch is A 164 so it looks like a W164 2006+ hitch
Mike
12-14-2013, 05:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,540
Posted By Mike's ML

The ML's washer nozzles are quite unique. They...

The ML's washer nozzles are quite unique. They have an internal hydraulic system that disperses water droplets over a wide area across the windshield. The nozzles can easily be clogged with any...
12-14-2013, 10:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,310
Posted By Mike's ML

Jim, I have 2 CTEK US800 maintenance chargers,...

Jim,
I have 2 CTEK US800 maintenance chargers, supposedly the same charger that is sold by Mercedes and Porche. I currently have an AGM battery in my ML500. The battery hold down bracket has a...
11-24-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,929
Posted By Mike's ML

I have installed the Bi-Xenon Projector light...

I have installed the Bi-Xenon Projector light fixtures in both my 98ML and my 05ML.
The 98ML only had one Brown Ground (Earth) lead and the new lights required 2 Brown Ground (Earth) leads. The...
11-01-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,558
Posted By Mike's ML

I don't remember what the loop line looked like...

I don't remember what the loop line looked like when I installed it on my 98ML so sorry I can't help you at this time.
May I ask why you want to remove this line? It's needed for all the updated...
10-27-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,923
Posted By Mike's ML

No, the W163 ML's do not have this feature. I...

No, the W163 ML's do not have this feature.
I would think it should but it doesn't.

Mike
10-27-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,923
Posted By Mike's ML

That control will not work. The memory system...

That control will not work. The memory system needs different seat motors in both seats and different side view mirrors. The wiring is also completely different.

Mike
10-26-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 524
Posted By Mike's ML

This is the W163 ML (1998 - 2005) forum. Your...

This is the W163 ML (1998 - 2005) forum.
Your 2009 ML is a W164 (2006 -2011).
I suggest re-posting this in the W164 ML forum.

Mike
10-23-2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 714
Posted By Mike's ML

This is the W163 ML (1998 - 2005) forum. Your...

This is the W163 ML (1998 - 2005) forum.
Your 2010 ML is a W164 (2006 -2011).
I suggest re-posting this in the W164 ML forum.

Mike
10-13-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 684
Posted By Mike's ML

I would start by removing the radio fuse for 5...

I would start by removing the radio fuse for 5 minutes and replace. While you are removing the fuse check to make sure the fuse is good. There are two 12v feeds to the radio. One is on all the time...
10-09-2013, 04:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 863
Posted By Mike's ML

Larry, Thanks for the update. It sounds like...

Larry,
Thanks for the update.
It sounds like an easy fix for your situation.
Good Luck
Mike
10-08-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 863
Posted By Mike's ML

So what is the answer to your question. You have...

So what is the answer to your question. You have me interested in the solution.
Mike
10-07-2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 863
Posted By Mike's ML

Hi Lawrence, You don't state where you are...

Hi Lawrence,
You don't state where you are located and if you have a Right hand drive or Left hand drive ML. It makes a big difference.

PLEASE update your UserCP to additionally include your ML's...
09-19-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,648
Posted By Mike's ML

Do you mean the tailgate is open but the latch is...

Do you mean the tailgate is open but the latch is in the closed position?

If so, I don't think the latch mechanism will release on it's own if you simply pull on the handle. Try pulling lightly on...
09-14-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,176
Posted By Mike's ML

The antenna is the rear window defroster wiring...

The antenna is the rear window defroster wiring in the glass.
Mike
09-13-2013, 05:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,207
Posted By Mike's ML

With the many warnings regarding the ill effects...

With the many warnings regarding the ill effects of overfilling the oil it appears that you are willing to gamble on the amount that will cause extensive damage to your engine when the corrective...
09-03-2013, 05:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 657
Posted By Mike's ML

There are no such things as Junkyards anymore. ...

There are no such things as Junkyards anymore.
There are only resellers of previously owned parts.

Mike
08-18-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 497
Posted By Mike's ML

This is the wrong forum. You need to post on...

This is the wrong forum.
You need to post on the W164 ML forum for your 2008 ML'
Mike
08-16-2013, 01:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 667
Posted By Mike's ML

You are on the wrong forum. This is the W163 ML...

You are on the wrong forum. This is the W163 ML forum and your 2010 is a W164 ML.
Mike
08-09-2013, 05:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,833
Posted By Mike's ML

If the whine is coming from the left rear wheel...

If the whine is coming from the left rear wheel well then it's the fuel regulator in the fuel filter. The 98 ML's had a shorter fuel filter/regulator that was upgraded with a second generation longer...
08-04-2013, 01:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,534
Posted By Mike's ML

I don't have a listing for Model is A163 820 10...

I don't have a listing for Model is A163 820 10 86 so I don't know if it is a Fiber Optic model or a non FO model.
A FO unit will not work in a 1998 - 2000 ML so my guess is that you have the wrong...
08-02-2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 906
Posted By Mike's ML

On North American W163 ML MCS units you press the...

On North American W163 ML MCS units you press the Navi Voice button to repeat last navi command in order to adjust navi voice volume.

You can set a different volume level for every audio...
08-02-2013, 11:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,011
Posted By Mike's ML

Or the battery contacts are loose and need to be...

Or the battery contacts are loose and need to be tightened up.

Or the batteries and contacts need to be cleaned of any contamination.

Mike
06-22-2013, 08:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 915
Posted By Mike's ML

The 2008 320CDI Diesel is a completely different...

The 2008 320CDI Diesel is a completely different engine and ML Model (W164) then your 1999 320 Gasoline W163 model ML.

One thing you can do is to keep an eye on it and trace where the oil leak is...
05-24-2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 849
Posted By Mike's ML

You are on the wrong forum. This is the W163...

You are on the wrong forum.
This is the W163 forum, ML's from 1998 to 2005.
You want the W164 ML forum
Mike
05-13-2013, 12:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,604
Posted By Mike's ML

Never existed in the W163 ML's from day one. ...

Never existed in the W163 ML's from day one.
Only existed in the G Class, Unimog and some other Military vehicles in the past.
Mike
05-13-2013, 12:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,168
Posted By Mike's ML

No matter what combination of remote lock or...

No matter what combination of remote lock or consul button lock switch I use I cannot lock myself out of the vehicle.
The only way to lock the ML, with no one inside the vehicle, is to use the key...
05-12-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 29,633
Posted By Mike's ML

If it recovers by itself, without having to turn...

If it recovers by itself, without having to turn ignition off, then it is most likely Not in limp home mode. Sounds more like one of the wheel speed sensors is failing.
Mike
03-29-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,763
Posted By Mike's ML

UK spec ML's don't have an alarm horn on the...

UK spec ML's don't have an alarm horn on the firewall but have a siren module located somewhere near the right wheel well. I don't know if the Australia spec ML's are the same.
Mike
03-27-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,882
Posted By Mike's ML

Just a note------ The ML's that came with the...

Just a note------
The ML's that came with the spare tire carrier also came with heavier rear springs to compensate for the extra weight hanging off the back.

84balze, did you notice a difference...
03-02-2013, 09:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,180
Posted By Mike's ML

Nope, no bolts in taillights. Just the 4 nuts in...

Nope, no bolts in taillights. Just the 4 nuts in the rear. OP posted in 2 different forums and was answered i the other forum first, thus my remark.
Mike
02-19-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,180
Posted By Mike's ML

See my post in another forum. Mike

See my post in another forum.
Mike
02-13-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 837
Posted By Mike's ML

Thank you. Mike

Thank you.
Mike
02-05-2013, 11:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 837
Posted By Mike's ML

Incorrect Forum Descriptions Need to be changed

Please change the following forum descriptions;

M-Class (W163) from "1998 - Present" to "1998 - 2005"

M-Class (W164) from "2006 - Present" to "2006 - 2011"

This will save a lot of people...
02-05-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,798
Posted By Mike's ML

OOPS!!! Your on the Wrong forum. This is the...

OOPS!!!
Your on the Wrong forum. This is the W163 (1998 - 2005) ML forum.
You need to re-post this on the W164 ML forum but I think the answer will be the same.
Mike
02-05-2013, 10:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,798
Posted By Mike's ML

MCS vs Comand.

USA used the MCS type unit and Europe uses the Comand type unit. Completely different and not compatible.
Your also going to have some incompatibility issues with the Radio Station frequencies.
Mike
01-27-2013, 10:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 917
Posted By Mike's ML

Brand new battery could be defective. Infant...

Brand new battery could be defective. Infant mortality.
But I'm going to go with the Major, Bad connection. But bad connection could be internal to battery.
Mike
01-12-2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 996
Posted By Mike's ML

You are on the wrong forum. This is the W163...

You are on the wrong forum. This is the W163 (ML's from 1998 to 2005) forum.
I suggest re-posting your question on the W164 ML forum

Mike
12-17-2012, 12:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,099
Posted By Mike's ML

My 1990 190E could handle that task. Mike

My 1990 190E could handle that task.
Mike
12-17-2012, 12:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,258
Posted By Mike's ML

You guys did all this work and the OP only posted...

You guys did all this work and the OP only posted twice, 15 days ago, with no pictures which would have made all the difference in Id'ing this part.
Mike
12-17-2012, 12:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,816
Posted By Mike's ML

Not all ML models came with this cover. My ML320...

Not all ML models came with this cover. My ML320 does not have the cover but my ML500 does.
Mike
12-16-2012, 09:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,982
Posted By Mike's ML

This is the W163 ML forum (1998 - 2005). You...

This is the W163 ML forum (1998 - 2005).
You may want to try posting on the W164 ML forum for your 2006 ML.
Mike
12-13-2012, 10:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,490
Posted By Mike's ML

Thats not true. Hi Trevor. Not sure if you...

Thats not true.

Hi Trevor. Not sure if you are still following this post but I have Alldata for all 3 of my Mercedes, including both the 1998 and 2005 ML's.
Mike
12-05-2012, 09:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,936
Posted By Mike's ML

It looks like the passenger air bag had been...

It looks like the passenger air bag had been changed. Was the ML in an accident?

I agree with getting the vehicle weather tight before working on the rest of the problems especially if it's left...
10-26-2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,490
Posted By Mike's ML

I have no idea why options have anything to do...

I have no idea why options have anything to do with needing a repair manual.
You may want to try AllData. They have good repair information for the DIY guy.
http://www.alldatadiy.com/
Mike
10-24-2012, 10:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,436
Posted By Mike's ML

There are several writeups on this Aux Pump...

There are several writeups on this Aux Pump repair on other Mercedes Forums. Repair for just a few dollars and alternate parts which are the same from other auto manufacturers that cost around 20% of...
10-19-2012, 10:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 529
Posted By Mike's ML

You are on the wrong forum. This is the W163 ML...

You are on the wrong forum. This is the W163 ML (1998 - 2005) forum, you have a W164 ML. You may get better answers on that forum.
Mike
10-11-2012, 09:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,403
Posted By Mike's ML

Here are the part numbers for the hood strut...

Here are the part numbers for the hood strut assembly.
As best that I can tell the "Up to ident no." for the hinges (#20) are for the hood support #31, 35 & 38 and the "As of ident no." for the...
10-08-2012, 10:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,403
Posted By Mike's ML

I would want to keep the original setup for...

I would want to keep the original setup for resale value. I want to add the hood prop and just remove the two struts but make no major changes. I'm not sure but you may need new hood hinges along...
10-07-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,403
Posted By Mike's ML

My 98 ML has the hood prop rod and my 05 ML has...

My 98 ML has the hood prop rod and my 05 ML has the strut. I very much prefer the 98's prop rod because I can prop the hood in the vertical position which cannot be done with the strut unless you...
09-12-2012, 12:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,076
Posted By Mike's ML

You need to change the headlights to left hand...

You need to change the headlights to left hand drive focusing as well.
Changing the rear fog light side may be as simple as a version code change in the AAM computer. What year ML do you have. If I...
09-12-2012, 12:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,300
Posted By Mike's ML

This is the W163 forum. ML's from 1998 to 2005. ...

This is the W163 forum. ML's from 1998 to 2005.
Your 2008 ML is a W164. Try that forum.
Mike
09-08-2012, 05:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,925
Posted By Mike's ML

Please update your User CP with a minimum of...

Please update your User CP with a minimum of Year, Model ML and Location. That will help greatly in finding someone willing to loan you their DVD to check your ML nav.
Mike
09-07-2012, 10:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,925
Posted By Mike's ML

In the Navteq MCS1 2007 version there was a...

In the Navteq MCS1 2007 version there was a firmware/software update that came on the updated Navteq disc. Once installed you could not go back to a previous version of the MCS 1 nav disc. That may...
09-07-2012, 07:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 691
Posted By Mike's ML

I think the top radio is the European model and...

I think the top radio is the European model and the bottom is the North American model. Most likely only one is hooked up at any one time. Removing the radios should tell you what is going on.
Mike
09-05-2012, 08:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,925
Posted By Mike's ML

It's made by Navteq. Same price at dealer. Not...

It's made by Navteq. Same price at dealer. Not cheep at $250. Navteq.com is their web site.
Select the version for a 2005 ML to get the latest DVD version. The latest version is MCS1 DVD -...
09-05-2012, 09:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,925
Posted By Mike's ML

Correct. Mike

Correct.
Mike
08-23-2012, 11:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,935
Posted By Mike's ML

Actually Maj. D I think it does. The European, or...

Actually Maj. D I think it does. The European, or at least some countries in Europe, W163 ML's have a completely different OEM alarm system than the Horn in the North American models.

Paypal10, I...
07-19-2012, 03:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,008
Posted By Mike's ML

I can answer only one of your questions which is...

I can answer only one of your questions which is No. Not any worse than any other vehicle.
Your post tends to make me think you know about all the in's and out's of buying a used vehicle. The W163...
07-06-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,173
Posted By Mike's ML

I don't think it's funny. It happens all the...

I don't think it's funny. It happens all the time.
The Diesel nozzle will not fit a Gas tank but a Gas nozzle will fit a Diesel vehicle.
Something should be done about that like one is Round and...
06-21-2012, 11:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 33,607
Posted By Mike's ML

The answer to your question is No. I wouldn't...

The answer to your question is No. I wouldn't trust charging a flat battery with the key in the ignition in any W163 ML but the later years, where the DAS function was removed from the AAM, seem to...
06-04-2012, 10:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,875
Posted By Mike's ML

WOW! Tough crowd. Ohh your from NY that answers a...

WOW! Tough crowd. Ohh your from NY that answers a lot.
Mike
05-18-2012, 01:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,565
Posted By Mike's ML

The radios in the 2005 and 2007 are completely...

The radios in the 2005 and 2007 are completely different. The 05 is a W163 ML and the 07 is a W164 ML.
You will need radio removal keys for the 05 ML and the MCS pulls straight out.
Mike
03-18-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,960
Posted By Mike's ML

ViKTORiOUS hasn't posted since April 2010 when we...

ViKTORiOUS hasn't posted since April 2010 when we was selling his ML.
His last postings before that were in 2009.
Mike
02-20-2012, 10:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 34,796
Posted By Mike's ML

Both batteries are located below the passenger...

Both batteries are located below the passenger set. I believe they are AGM batteries, not gel type batteries.
Mike
12-19-2011, 08:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 892
Posted By Mike's ML

Don't know about this. It's not for our ML's. ...

Don't know about this. It's not for our ML's.

This sounds like a Scam or Virus.

Mike
12-06-2011, 09:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,085
Posted By Mike's ML

Another option is to pull the MCS and get the...

Another option is to pull the MCS and get the code from the MCS's serial number. The dealer should be able to do this. If they have given you 4 codes already they don't know what they are doing....
11-25-2011, 06:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,826
Posted By Mike's ML

Many people refer to locations as Drivers side or...

Many people refer to locations as Drivers side or Passenger side that's why the LOCATION is important to be added to your User CP.
Please add for future reference. While there you might as well add...
11-24-2011, 09:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,826
Posted By Mike's ML

It's behind the left rear wheel. You need to...

It's behind the left rear wheel. You need to remove the left rear wheel and wheel liner to see the filter. It's in a very tight location attached to the top of the frame rail.
Please update your...
11-18-2011, 04:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,630
Posted By Mike's ML

Intermittent light could be coming from the rear...

Intermittent light could be coming from the rear sensors. Just a thought. They work by just shorting to ground when pads get low. Check for any part of sensor that could be touching anything metal....
11-16-2011, 10:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,209
Posted By Mike's ML

Good Point! Here's an appropriate post -----...

Good Point!

Here's an appropriate post -----
How's that MDX doing 9 years on?
Mike
11-16-2011, 10:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,183
Posted By Mike's ML

Replacing then pads on a W163 ML is extremely...

Replacing then pads on a W163 ML is extremely easy. 1/2 hour labor per corner is very generous. Took me about 15-20 minutes per corner. If he is free lancing the work (ie. not paying taxes) than $50...
11-13-2011, 09:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,172
Posted By Mike's ML

Someone by the name of Jeff in another forum is...

Someone by the name of Jeff in another forum is recommending the Trico Neoforms to that forum's members.
Mike
11-13-2011, 08:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,524
Posted By Mike's ML

Yes, you need a special tool to remove the wiper...

Yes, you need a special tool to remove the wiper blades.
Can be found at most auto parts stores.
Mike
11-01-2011, 08:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 945
Posted By Mike's ML

You are on the wrong forum. 1998 - 2005 =...

You are on the wrong forum.

1998 - 2005 = W163 W163 M-Class - https://mbworld.org/forums/m-class-w163-10/
2006 - 2011 = W164 W164 M-Class - https://mbworld.org/forums/m-class-w164-72/


Mike
09-22-2011, 12:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,665
Posted By Mike's ML

Replacement is so easy even a caveman could do...

Replacement is so easy even a caveman could do it.
Mike
09-22-2011, 12:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 885
Posted By Mike's ML

This is the W163 ML model years 1998-2005 Forum. ...

This is the W163 ML model years 1998-2005 Forum.
For future inquires about your W164 ML you may want to go to the W164 ML 2006-2011 forum.
Mike
09-13-2011, 12:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,872
Posted By Mike's ML

The radio must be left on for the WAIT to go away...

The radio must be left on for the WAIT to go away but you don't have to leave the engine running. The more times you enter the wrong code the more WAIT time is added.
Mike
09-11-2011, 09:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,872
Posted By Mike's ML

The only place to get the security code is from...

The only place to get the security code is from the dealer.
Most people have written their code somewhere in the vehicle, like in the manual. Look around your paperwork to see if you have the code...
08-25-2011, 12:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,135
Posted By Mike's ML

There are many good manufacturers of brake pads...

There are many good manufacturers of brake pads for the Mercedes, including your ML. I use Porterfield R4S pads on my ML's.
No matter what you use you will have to give them your Year and Model to...
08-19-2011, 03:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,054
Posted By Mike's ML

You are all on the wrong forum. The 2008 ML is...

You are all on the wrong forum.
The 2008 ML is a W164 ML.
This is the W163 forum.
Mike
08-11-2011, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,126
Posted By Mike's ML

Did you just buy this ML or have you owned this...

Did you just buy this ML or have you owned this vehicle for some time?
The ML brakes always seem soft to new ML owners coming out of other make vehicles.
Mike
07-13-2011, 10:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,546
Posted By Mike's ML

Your 07ML is a W164. This is the W163 forum. ...

Your 07ML is a W164. This is the W163 forum.
mbworls has this forum listed as 1998-present but that is incorrect.
W163 = 1998 to 2005
W164 = 2006 to current
You may have better results on the...
06-14-2011, 10:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,530
Posted By Mike's ML

The Valet key, without the remote, still has an...

The Valet key, without the remote, still has an RFID chip in the handle to work with the DAS system in the ML.
Mike
06-13-2011, 04:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 15,770
Posted By Mike's ML

Wolfgang told us that he couldn't maintain this...

Wolfgang told us that he couldn't maintain this page on his server, whnet, any longer. That was several years ago and I cant remember exactly what he said. However the complete original 4X4 pages...
06-13-2011, 04:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 15,770
Posted By Mike's ML

Yes. The ML's went Fiber Optic in 2001. FYI,...

Yes. The ML's went Fiber Optic in 2001.

FYI, the only two MCS units that will work in the non FO ML'a are;
163-820-04-86
163-820-21-86

Mike
06-13-2011, 11:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 15,770
Posted By Mike's ML

Wolfgang took his 4X4 site down a few years ago...

Wolfgang took his 4X4 site down a few years ago and I have been using the archive site. I just noticed the /radios.html page is still up but I couldn't get to anything else.
Is there any other of...
06-13-2011, 11:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 15,770
Posted By Mike's ML

araltd, the iPod adapter described in post #21...

araltd, the iPod adapter described in post #21 above will not work in your ML. I have not seen any easy way to add an iPod adapter in ML's with the Fiber optic system, which your ML has.
Mike
06-12-2011, 08:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 15,770
Posted By Mike's ML

Modular Control System [MCS]

MCS stands for Modular Control System and includes AM, FM & weather band radio, 6 Disc CD changer, Cassette Tape player, Satellite radio, NAV and Cellphone. There is also a single CD player (no Nav)...
05-27-2011, 09:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,591
Posted By Mike's ML

This has happened to several members in the past....

This has happened to several members in the past. Sometimes it has been very hard to diagnose by Mercedes service.
Mike
05-21-2011, 10:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,198
Posted By Mike's ML

I have never used any of these rubber / plastic...

I have never used any of these rubber / plastic floor mats in any of my vehicles. I don't intend to save the carpeting for the next owner who is going to purchase my used vehicles for 10-20% of what...
05-14-2011, 09:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 15,770
Posted By Mike's ML

If you have the MCS radio unit (not the Comand...

If you have the MCS radio unit (not the Comand unit) that came with your 2002 ML then both the CD and DVD NAV units are compatible. The CD unit is totally obsolete and the CD's are no longer...
05-13-2011, 10:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 15,770
Posted By Mike's ML

You don't say where you are located. It makes a...

You don't say where you are located. It makes a big difference on what accessories are available. You state that you have the Comand radio which means that you are not in North America.
Mike
04-19-2011, 04:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,534
Posted By Mike's ML

The 2000 ML uses a Non Fiber Optic MCS unit....

The 2000 ML uses a Non Fiber Optic MCS unit. Later years used a Fiber Optic link to control all external audio units like the CD changer in the rear, phone, Bose audio amp, Tel Aid etc.

All the...
04-14-2011, 09:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,034
Posted By Mike's ML

NO. If you don't have a CD player in the...

NO.

If you don't have a CD player in the MCS above the casette player then you do not have the Nav unit.
Easy to install. If interested I would recommend you get the DVD Nav unit which is...
04-08-2011, 09:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,605
Posted By Mike's ML

You are on the wrong forum. This is the W163 ML...

You are on the wrong forum. This is the W163 ML forum, 1998 - 2005.
You should re-post your question on the W164 ML forum, 2006 - present.
Mike
03-26-2011, 12:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,725
Posted By Mike's ML

The $145 and $35 fees are the lowest I have seen...

The $145 and $35 fees are the lowest I have seen for a new key and programming.
This dealer is treating you very well.
I have seen keys go for $250 with $120 for programming.
Mike
03-20-2011, 03:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,939
Posted By Mike's ML

Any locksmith or amateur lock picker can get that...

Any locksmith or amateur lock picker can get that lock open in 33 seconds.

I have a lock box in both my ML's. I leave them unlocked. I put the keys in a safe place years ago, --- never to be found...
03-13-2011, 10:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,649
Posted By Mike's ML

I highly recommend that you buy a good fire...

I highly recommend that you buy a good fire extinguisher and keep it handy all the time.:crazy::smash:
Mike
03-11-2011, 04:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 13,269
Posted By Mike's ML

What I was trying to say is that if the pictures...

What I was trying to say is that if the pictures you posted are your ML you are on the Wrong forum and the pictures are not an 05 ML.

PLEASE!! Update your User CP to include Year, Model and your...
03-02-2011, 08:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 13,269
Posted By Mike's ML

That doesn't look like a w163 05ML. The tail...

That doesn't look like a w163 05ML. The tail lights look like they are from a W164 ML.
Mike
02-21-2011, 02:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,536
Posted By Mike's ML

What was the problem you were having? How did...

What was the problem you were having?
How did you know it was the Camshaft Position Sensor and not the Crankshaft Position Sensor?
The reason I ask is that there have been very few reported...
02-21-2011, 12:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,536
Posted By Mike's ML

The Camshaft sensor is #17. The Crankshaft...

The Camshaft sensor is #17.
The Crankshaft sensor is #5.
Mike
02-14-2011, 11:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,100
Posted By Mike's ML

Contact any Mercedes dealer and after you prove...

Contact any Mercedes dealer and after you prove ownership of the ML all they need is your VIN number and they can get the code. Almost all dealers will do this for free.
Mike
02-14-2011, 11:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,969
Posted By Mike's ML

Yes, it is advisable to engage the low range from...

Yes, it is advisable to engage the low range from time to time. The motor that engages the low range mechanism has a tendency to hang up if not exercised for long periods of time. You only need to...
02-13-2011, 05:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 46,747
Posted By Mike's ML

Mike, Here are my online service manual...

Mike,
Here are my online service manual instructions for my 05ML.
I think a few steps were eliminated in previous posts.

1) put key in ignition and turn to position 2.
2) turn key to off...
02-13-2011, 04:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 46,747
Posted By Mike's ML

Mike, the 163 545 91 32 is Not a DAS module and...

Mike, the 163 545 91 32 is Not a DAS module and is not listed as such in the Mercedes parts catalog.

The 163 545 91 32 is just the current version of the 163 545 40 32 RFID pickup coil that was...
02-13-2011, 03:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,604
Posted By Mike's ML

It is located at the top of the brake pedal arm....

It is located at the top of the brake pedal arm. You may have to remove the panel below the dashboard for access. Changing the switch is very easy and should be obvious once you see the switch.
Mike
02-13-2011, 11:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 46,747
Posted By Mike's ML

I checked the part number that they replaced and...

I checked the part number that they replaced and 163 545 40 32 is NOT the AAM or DAS. In the 1999 ML the AAM and DAS are the same module.
The part they replaced is only the RFID pickup coil which...
02-12-2011, 12:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 10,689
Posted By Mike's ML

More Fuel Filter Information ------

I found an old 2009 post I made on another forum on this subject.

******************************************
The early ML’s built from 1998 to somewhere around March or April of 2001 had the...
Forum: Aviation
02-12-2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 17,213
Posted By Mike's ML

LOL -- you just described my 25+ year flying...

LOL -- you just described my 25+ year flying career.
Mike
Commercial / CFI ASMELI
Retired.
02-12-2011, 11:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 10,689
Posted By Mike's ML

I most 2002 ML's have the new larger filter...

I most 2002 ML's have the new larger filter already and the correct fuel lines. Trying to use the retrofit fuel lines designed for the earlier small filter will not work.
If you cut the filter fuel...
02-12-2011, 11:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 46,747
Posted By Mike's ML

Yes, that is correct. The AAM's DAS must be...

Yes, that is correct. The AAM's DAS must be programmed at the dealer with both the key and vehicle together.
Mike
02-12-2011, 11:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 10,663
Posted By Mike's ML

If you have a new key the remote's keyless entry...

If you have a new key the remote's keyless entry and alarm can be programmed by you with the instructions given above.

However the DAS function can only be programmed by the dealer.
If you...
02-12-2011, 11:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 48,911
Posted By Mike's ML

The CPS has different fault characteristics than...

The CPS has different fault characteristics than indicated by the OP.
It is more likely the AAM/DAS key failure.

I have unfortunately experienced both failures in my 98ML.

There is a problem...
02-12-2011, 11:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 33,607
Posted By Mike's ML

In my post above it should have read --- In the...

In my post above it should have read ---
In the future if the ML does not start, immediately REMOVE the key from the vehicle, charge the Vehicles battery, than return the key to the vehicle and...
02-10-2011, 10:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 48,911
Posted By Mike's ML

Check out this post --- ...

Check out this post ---

https://mbworld.org/forums/m-class-w163/386887-98-ml320-cranks-shuts-off-immediatley.html
02-10-2011, 10:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,204
Posted By Mike's ML

After the third attempt to enter the code the MCS...

After the third attempt to enter the code the MCS goes into a WAIT mode. Depending on the number of attempts you may have to WAIT up to 24 hours depending on model of Mercedes. I think the ML only...
02-10-2011, 09:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 33,607
Posted By Mike's ML

There is a problem with jump starting the early...

There is a problem with jump starting the early ML's. If you leave the key in the ignition when trying multiple restarts it will render the key useless.
The Key's RFID chip has lost synchronization...
11-18-2010, 03:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 941
Posted By Mike's ML

You don't indicate where you are located. Since...

You don't indicate where you are located. Since the Comand unit is used in Europe I assume you are in Europe. Is that correct?
Yu may want to update your User CP to indicate your location.
Mike
11-09-2010, 02:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,760
Posted By Mike's ML

On my 98ML320 The seat heater just stopped...

On my 98ML320 The seat heater just stopped working. Open circuit. The early ML's had a heating pad underneath the leather upholstery an was an easy and cheep fix. I think I paid ~ $30.00 for the pad....
10-28-2010, 04:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 14,894
Posted By Mike's ML

Actually my dad, 85 years old, didn't know what...

Actually my dad, 85 years old, didn't know what was happening and never used the radio anyway. He kept turning the radio off, re-setting the delay time. He must have tried the code several times to...
10-28-2010, 02:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 14,894
Posted By Mike's ML

The WAIT message comes on when the code has been...

The WAIT message comes on when the code has been entered 3 times incorrectly. The first time the WAIT will stay on for about 5-10 minutes. After another 3 incorrect tries the WAIT time increases....
09-19-2010, 04:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,725
Posted By Mike's ML

You say it runs for a few minutes. If it runs for...

You say it runs for a few minutes. If it runs for 1-2 seconds then it is the Key's DAS (Driver Authorizing System) and you have a bad key. If it runs for a few minutes then you could have one of...
09-10-2010, 03:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,085
Posted By Mike's ML

According to instructions Caps #1 just pop off. ...

According to instructions Caps #1 just pop off.
Mike
09-08-2010, 11:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,085
Posted By Mike's ML

The roof rails are removed from the outside. I'm...

The roof rails are removed from the outside. I'm not sure exactly how but it has been done many times by MBWorld members in the past.
Are you going for the Minivan look?
Mike
08-20-2010, 06:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,093
Posted By Mike's ML

This is the W163 ML forum, 1998 - 2005. You shoud...

This is the W163 ML forum, 1998 - 2005. You shoud post your problem on the W164 forum for 2006+ ML's.
Mike
08-05-2010, 01:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,186
Posted By Mike's ML

Somewhere around 2002 Mercedes switched to a DVD...

Somewhere around 2002 Mercedes switched to a DVD nav system. I recommend going with Benzo's suggestion to contact Mercedes parts department with your vin# to see what system you have. NavTeq.com...
05-30-2010, 09:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 14,052
Posted By Mike's ML

Springerfever is correct. The Up position is for...

Springerfever is correct. The Up position is for the front fog lights only and the down position is for turning on both the front and rear fog lights. There is also an accessory fog light plug behind...
01-26-2010, 07:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,573
Posted By Mike's ML

I always had to be a little bit more than just a...

I always had to be a little bit more than just a little gentle. Pull straight back after the 2 bolts are removed.
Mike
12-19-2009, 09:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,957
Posted By Mike's ML

I would lean towards the CPS however having said...

I would lean towards the CPS however having said that there are about 100 other things that can cause the engine to not start. I suggest running the OBD codes to see what shows up.
Mike
12-09-2009, 11:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,986
Posted By Mike's ML

Does your 2001 ML have the second fuse panel...

Does your 2001 ML have the second fuse panel located in the passenger kick panel (by passenger's right foot)?
If so did you check that fuse panel?
If the realys are clicking then you should have...
12-03-2009, 04:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,864
Posted By Mike's ML

My understanding is that the TelAid system in the...

My understanding is that the TelAid system in the W163 ML's are obsolete, do not work and are not supported. They used the old analog cell phone system. The Mercedes cell phone used with the MCS...
09-06-2009, 10:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,108
Posted By Mike's ML

Unfortunately the Michelin CrossTerrain’s are no...

Unfortunately the Michelin CrossTerrain’s are no longer available in the SUV sizes. After having 4 sets of Michelin X-Terrains on 3 vehicles I wanted another set for my 05 ML500. TownFair Tire and...
09-02-2009, 07:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,030
Posted By Mike's ML

YOU ARE CORRECT, PEOPLE SHOULD NOT USE ALL CAPS...

YOU ARE CORRECT, PEOPLE SHOULD NOT USE ALL CAPS --- UNLESS IT GETS RESULTS ---
mike
08-26-2009, 09:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,107
Posted By Mike's ML

I have Michelin CrossTerrains on both my ML's. I...

I have Michelin CrossTerrains on both my ML's. I put the Michelins on right after the crap OEM tires wore out. They are a world of difference from the OEM's. Unfortunately they don't make the Cross...
08-23-2009, 10:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,001
Posted By Mike's ML

You are posting on the wrong forum. This is the...

You are posting on the wrong forum. This is the W163 forum which is for 1998 - 2005 ML's. You want the W164 forum which is for the 2006 + ML's.
Mike
08-17-2009, 09:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,608
Posted By Mike's ML

I find it easier to remove the headlight assembly...

I find it easier to remove the headlight assembly to change the bulbs. The clearance in the vehicle is very tight. I changed my 98ML's bulbs once without removing the assembly but after that I found...
08-16-2009, 07:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,747
Posted By Mike's ML

The one price that I laughed the loudest was the...

The one price that I laughed the loudest was the Fuel Filter for $550.
The rest were also laughable.
Mike
08-16-2009, 07:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,608
Posted By Mike's ML

It's in your manual, page 274 - 278. Mike

It's in your manual, page 274 - 278.
Mike
08-11-2009, 09:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 11,736
Posted By Mike's ML

The case halfs are either glued or ultrasonically...

The case halfs are either glued or ultrasonically welded together. I don't know of anyone that has successfully separated the case halfs without screwing them up. I suggest leaving the key as is or...
07-26-2009, 08:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,319
Posted By Mike's ML

MAF should cost no more than $450 installed at...

MAF should cost no more than $450 installed at the dealer. $150 if you do it yourself. Mechanical skill level 1 on a scale of 1 to 100. Do not buy from E-Bay - they are all junk. Buy MAF from...
07-23-2009, 09:23 PM
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Views: 1,012
Posted By Mike's ML

Press odometer button twice. Mike

Press odometer button twice.
Mike
06-09-2009, 05:02 PM
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Views: 1,843
Posted By Mike's ML

I think your last statement hit the nail on the...

I think your last statement hit the nail on the head. Time to find another repair shop.
Mike
04-25-2009, 02:40 PM
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Views: 39,005
Posted By Mike's ML

Well I guess we will have to agree to disagree. ...

Well I guess we will have to agree to disagree.
Mike
04-25-2009, 09:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 39,005
Posted By Mike's ML

I would hope that the Mercedes ESP systems work...

I would hope that the Mercedes ESP systems work long before wheel slip. ESP is usually activated by inputs such as steering angle sensor and yaw rate sensors and is supposed to correct for understeer...
04-24-2009, 06:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 39,005
Posted By Mike's ML

My 05ML eats rear brakes 2 times more more than...

My 05ML eats rear brakes 2 times more more than the front brakes, which is just the opposite of the 98ML. That is due to driving style and mostly the stability program. The ML500 brakes are much...
04-23-2009, 04:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 39,005
Posted By Mike's ML

I also got about 40K miles out of my brakes in my...

I also got about 40K miles out of my brakes in my 98ML but my 05ML is another story. The 98ML's did Not have the stability program where as my 05 ML Has the stability program that tends to eat...
02-04-2009, 01:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 968
Posted By Mike's ML

No, there is not a place to store the floor...

No, there is not a place to store the floor panels. The only option was the back of the 3rd row seats. I never checked but will they fit under the 2nd row seats?
Mike
01-03-2009, 11:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,124
Posted By Mike's ML

That has to be very rare. My 2005 ML brochure...

That has to be very rare. My 2005 ML brochure doesn't even list the Sport version as an option.
Mike
01-03-2009, 02:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,124
Posted By Mike's ML

Darkman, do you have a 2005 Sports model? I...

Darkman, do you have a 2005 Sports model? I didn't think the Sports model was available in 2005. In 2005 Mercedes offered the Special Edition model.
Mike
12-31-2008, 05:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 844
Posted By Mike's ML

You may want to check out the W164 Forum. This...

You may want to check out the W164 Forum. This Forum is for the 1998 - 2005 W163 models. No incentives on used vehicles other then your ability to bargain.
Mike
12-30-2008, 04:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,124
Posted By Mike's ML

I have both the first and last year W163's. I...

I have both the first and last year W163's. I love both but the 05 is much improved over the 98 but also much heavier. As far as problems they have been about the same, very few problems with either...
12-15-2008, 07:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 10,925
Posted By Mike's ML

That dosn't look anything like the drain plugs on...

That dosn't look anything like the drain plugs on my 2 ML's.
Mike
12-14-2008, 03:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,360
Posted By Mike's ML

I do all my small & medium maintenance items...

I do all my small & medium maintenance items myself but use Viti in Tiverton for all jobs I can't handle. They have always treated me well. I always ask for a better parts cost and usually get it....
11-15-2008, 06:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,910
Posted By Mike's ML

Alldatadiy.com Mike

Alldatadiy.com

Mike
11-04-2008, 06:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,549
Posted By Mike's ML

I put a set of Sylvania Silverstar H7ST in my...

I put a set of Sylvania Silverstar H7ST in my 98ML and liked them very much. Much more of a White light and no Yellow look. They were still working when I upgraded the headlight units to Bi-Xenon...
10-16-2008, 07:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,062
Posted By Mike's ML

Open door, get in drivers seat, have fun and...

Open door, get in drivers seat, have fun and enjoy.
Mike
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