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Yesterday, 11:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 580
Posted By A1EK

Thanks Mikefaming I have read a few comments...

Thanks Mikefaming

I have read a few comments on the battery control unit, I pulled back the liner and had a look to see if there was anything obvious as water can ingress there, but all looks...
06-24-2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 580
Posted By A1EK

Thanks for that ! Did you get the SAM fixed...

Thanks for that !

Did you get the SAM fixed and did it resolve the hot battery?
06-23-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 580
Posted By A1EK

No the battery behaves fine on short journeys, I...

No the battery behaves fine on short journeys, I have my 7 hour commute tomorrow morning, so will see.
06-21-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 580
Posted By A1EK

Nope, terminals look fine

Nope, terminals look fine
06-21-2019, 04:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 580
Posted By A1EK

I checked the voltage with the engine running and...

I checked the voltage with the engine running and I'm getting a constant 14 volts with load, this would rule out the voltage regulator at least.
I then looked closer at the breather pipe and found...
06-20-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 580
Posted By A1EK

Auxiliary battery getting hot and venting!?

Hi

Today for the first time I noticed that steam vapour was coming from the auxiliary battery in the trunk via the small tube that vents through the floor, the battery felt hot to touch too and...
06-06-2019, 05:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 27,095
Posted By A1EK

Good post, I am toying between 19"s or 20" too......

Good post, I am toying between 19"s or 20" too... Definately staggered .
Currently I have the stock 18" AMG alloys with 285 x 35 x 18 rears with a 15mm spacer to push them out flush and 255 x 40 x...
06-01-2019, 06:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 930
Posted By A1EK

So pleased for you, goooood times !

So pleased for you, goooood times !
05-31-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,102
Posted By A1EK

I haven't been on this forum for years, so hello...

I haven't been on this forum for years, so hello all !

Things from me to check are:

You MUST buy original stop switch, OEM is not going to be reliable, I know this as I have bought 3 that all...
05-27-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,837
Posted By A1EK

Thanks Frederick I have to work fast in my...

Thanks Frederick

I have to work fast in my job, as a train engineering manager I need to solve problems quick and understand the root cause to prevent a repeat failure. Plus i've owned and worked...
05-27-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,837
Posted By A1EK

Okay so took your advice and now permanently...

Okay so took your advice and now permanently fixed the soft close issue.

Took a bit of looking but found that the upper tube with the ball bearing had a tiny crack, I used to some soap bubbles and...
05-27-2019, 05:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,837
Posted By A1EK

No I do not a fuse chart, working off my phone...

No I do not a fuse chart, working off my phone sometimes just asking is easier!
05-27-2019, 05:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,837
Posted By A1EK

Thanks Rudney, I take it, it's behind drivers...

Thanks Rudney, I take it, it's behind drivers seat?
05-26-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,837
Posted By A1EK

Thanks,. Anyone know the correct fuse to pull?!

Thanks,. Anyone know the correct fuse to pull?!
05-26-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,837
Posted By A1EK

[QUOTE=kemzo;7763747]Just fixed mine for the...

[QUOTE=kemzo;7763747]Just fixed mine for the grand total of $5 for epoxy glue.[/QUOT

Glad you fixed it, what epoxy glue did you buy?

I think I have a leak in my lock, as I have to disconnect...
05-23-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,837
Posted By A1EK

I had this issue, my car somehow got confused...

I had this issue, my car somehow got confused when I close the trunk too quick. I just needed to reset the system.
05-17-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 498
Posted By A1EK

Having a little play with some ebay mods !

I've never been a fan of the big in your face star that Mercedes have adopted in recent years, preferring the more less blingy look.

So I have bought a couple of eBay items to have a bit of fun,...
04-29-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 866
Posted By A1EK

If I touch (not pull) the passenger side it...

If I touch (not pull) the passenger side it unlocks. I have to pull the drivers side for the door to unlock, however for the first time ever today for a couple of times I just touched the drivers...
04-26-2019, 04:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 866
Posted By A1EK

Just an update, I took the handle off, fairly...

Just an update, I took the handle off, fairly easy, ( more tricky to put back), and I was hoping to be able to open the sensor part, however it's bonded together. I will live with having to pull the...
04-24-2019, 04:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 415
Posted By A1EK

lovely to know ! Is this a common extra do you...

lovely to know ! Is this a common extra do you think?
04-23-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,942
Posted By A1EK

I am looking at removing my resonators too, I...

I am looking at removing my resonators too, I have a really good exhaust guy that makes any custom set up so will update in due course.
04-23-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 415
Posted By A1EK

Mercedes AMG speed shift option

Hi

I needed a 3rd brake light as my one had a crack, (amazingly it was as cheap from stealership as online just £100). While I was there I got talking to the parts guy and he gave me my car's...
04-16-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 866
Posted By A1EK

Good advice thanks. Gut feeling is that the...

Good advice thanks.

Gut feeling is that the water ingress has caused the PCB or connections to go bad, as I noticed some verdigris on the micro-switch behind the rubber button. I will strip down...
04-16-2019, 05:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 866
Posted By A1EK

Thanks Rudeney. Both door handles are the...

Thanks Rudeney.

Both door handles are the same and do not have any small pads to squeeze just smooth, The passenger side unlocks by touching, on the drivers side however you you have to pull the...
04-15-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 866
Posted By A1EK

Keyless system questions.

Hi All

I noticed the other day that when I went to open the passenger door, I just touched the handle and it unlocked, however on my drivers door I have to pull it slightly first. I know they get...
04-10-2019, 03:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 889
Posted By A1EK

I would agree, but I do not have an AUX socket...

I would agree, but I do not have an AUX socket unfortunately.
04-09-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 889
Posted By A1EK

Does it allow you to stream music?

Does it allow you to stream music?
04-09-2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 664
Posted By A1EK

Big thanks to kbob999 - car is now FIXED !! ...

Big thanks to kbob999 - car is now FIXED !!

I can't believe a couple of turns and the rattles and creaks are GONE ! wow !

So to recap, I have had the rattles / creaks over un-even ground since...
04-08-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 874
Posted By A1EK

They put the steering wheel on the wrong side?! ...

They put the steering wheel on the wrong side?!

The side part you show unclips easily from the top, you can always buy another one.
04-07-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 664
Posted By A1EK

Actually the more I listen, the more it sounds...

Actually the more I listen, the more it sounds like creaking, so maybe the plastics somewhere. I've uploaded a video...
https://youtu.be/AwPrt11na_8
04-07-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 664
Posted By A1EK

I have cleaned and silicon lubricated every bit...

I have cleaned and silicon lubricated every bit of rubber and moving part I can see with the roof half way open.

I will now try the bumps stops.

So just tried adjusting the stops and no change...
04-06-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 664
Posted By A1EK

Metal knocking rattle towards rear roof.

HiI've recently been hearing a knocking rattle over uneven ground from the drivers rear right side of the car. It sounds like the catch has slightly moved and causes it to clunk when going over a...
04-02-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 521
Posted By A1EK

AMG rear light mod - cheap.

I've always preferred the rear lights with the black / tinted centres, they look less 'in your face' then full red I think and is more subtle. All I used was tinting film that you heat slightly,...
03-27-2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By A1EK

Facing forward my CD changer is to my rear left...

Facing forward my CD changer is to my rear left (behind passenger seat for me) the fuses are therefore on the right behind the drivers seat.
03-27-2019, 05:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By A1EK

Thanks all for our help, I have the same issue...

Thanks all for our help, I have the same issue with my Range Rover, I need to disconnect the fibre optic and plug in to bring the unit back to life, ironically its the same age of car.

PS. on the...
03-26-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By A1EK

Comand unit has no sound !

Hi Guys

I have a 2004, right hand drive SL350 with the fibre optic Comand unit, (the type with the DVD player).

Can anyone advise where the fuse is for it? Today the unit powered on but with...
03-25-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 486
Posted By A1EK

wish I had an aux jack !!!

wish I had an aux jack !!!
03-20-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 229
Posted By A1EK

Suspension coil over creaking help.

Since I've had the car there is a creak I hear on the left side (passenger) when going over bumps. I went to remove the wheel and as I jacked up the car and the coil expanded I could hear it clearly....
03-19-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 743
Posted By A1EK

I agree with going with exhaust cut outs as this...

I agree with going with exhaust cut outs as this is the way I wont to go. This way you get nice and quite on a long run and when the mood takes you, you can open up the sound with a press of a...
03-15-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 317
Posted By A1EK

Better exhaust sound when cold?

SL 350.

I've noticed that from cold start, may car makes a lovely throaty sound, better then when warm as it gets quieter. Is that normal and why?
03-12-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 763
Posted By A1EK

I can understand why you appear defensive,...

I can understand why you appear defensive, however the facts are on the road (well they are in the UK) and at the time the merge happened, the quality on some models dropped badly. I can speak from...
03-12-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 763
Posted By A1EK

Frederick NL - if I had a 1966 SL I too would...

Frederick NL - if I had a 1966 SL I too would like you keep it stock of course as it would be sacrilege to alter ! However as we all know since Chrysler have joined up with Mercedes in 1998,...
03-12-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 763
Posted By A1EK

Bobterry99 Thanks for the answer. There are...

Bobterry99

Thanks for the answer. There are two types of people that I find with regards to cars, the ones who like to keeps things 'standard' and the ones who like to 'improve or adapt', myself...
03-11-2019, 06:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 763
Posted By A1EK

I have been on the MB forum for years but new to...

I have been on the MB forum for years but new to SL R230 and this is the first time I have had any issues from a member ! If I wanted sarcasm I would have gone elsewhere !?
My original question was...
03-11-2019, 06:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 923
Posted By A1EK

Are you referring to the arm rest ? If so then...

Are you referring to the arm rest ? If so then unfortunately no, the only item in there is the bluetooth adapter on the top section, underneath there is nothing just empty.
03-10-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 763
Posted By A1EK

You ask a simple question and get ..........blah...

You ask a simple question and get ..........blah blah
03-09-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 923
Posted By A1EK

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/899x1599/command_unit_detials_0a982c7da9fe4a91ce589057b60fa1eaf6ccc09e.jpeg...
03-08-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 763
Posted By A1EK

Upgraded subwoofer in footwell

Hi

I've read through some great posts on how some people have upgraded to a better subwoofer in the passenger footwell using the shallow subs like the JL range and just wondered if anyone has got...
03-05-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 449
Posted By A1EK

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

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/1599x899/dash_cam_1_5af9c92b215b1138e1376ac4af14f1eef0ffe819.jpeg
push tabs in to release....
03-05-2019, 06:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 449
Posted By A1EK

No the light at the sunvisor, this connects into...

No the light at the sunvisor, this connects into the overhead light module.
03-04-2019, 06:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 449
Posted By A1EK

Dash cam powered from Vanity light.

Hi All

Just to say that I installed my tiny little Garmin dashcam behind the mirror without the need to pull the side panels off or under the dash. I tapped into the red wire for the vanity light...
03-02-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 923
Posted By A1EK

Okay, I've just bought a FM transmitter just now...

Okay, I've just bought a FM transmitter just now whilst I sort out the Bluetooth adaptor, ps how do you manually tune to a radio station on the Mercedes command system?
03-01-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 221
Posted By A1EK

Rear light versions help

Hi

So today I went to apply a tint film to the middle part of the rear lights, as I like the darker mid-section look and do not want to spend £500+.
At first glance the rear lights I have are...
02-27-2019, 05:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 521
Posted By A1EK

Have you programmed the stop start on the key fob...

Have you programmed the stop start on the key fob perhaps as this is what I did to make my KeylessGo system function?. In the manual it explains under this heading, you need to press and hold the...
02-26-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 923
Posted By A1EK

No Aux-in jack in glove box

Hi All

I unfortunately do not have an AUX in socket in my car (no it is not in the glove box!)
I have not NTG2 command unit which has a CD mutlichanger behind the passenger seat connected to it....
02-23-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 377
Posted By A1EK

Heres the fix, little piece of plastic glued in...

Heres the fix, little piece of plastic glued in place - now working perfect !
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/1599x899/armrest_fix_ae3cbd08ea4a7ae1d8890c374f47d8f4adb063a5.jpeg
02-23-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 377
Posted By A1EK

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/616x556/armrest_fix_3323edd6a516e56ce658d8bc6dd52f37a765273b.jpg
I managed to fix the armrest be making a tiny piece of plastic trim to prevent...
02-23-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 377
Posted By A1EK

Armrest center console and seat switch questions

I've recently bought my SL and couldn't lock the car at first because the lower armrest tray would not latch and close fully, I then got a message on the dash reading "close center console". with...
02-23-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,862
Posted By A1EK

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/899x1599/bluetooth_b8e244ce85cbbee6f6cbbd7b0da6539881502150.jpeg...
02-23-2019, 03:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,862
Posted By A1EK

So I removed the knob and was nearly cursing you...

So I removed the knob and was nearly cursing you for suggesting as the knob had a small spring that came off and I could not get it to go back in! With the knob removed I did noticed some sticky...
02-22-2019, 03:14 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,862
Posted By A1EK

Hi Frederick - I will need to check but it is...

Hi Frederick - I will need to check but it is branded Mercedes and is fully integrated with the car radio button dial pad, the dash board and steering wheel buttons etc. The sound is very good and...
02-20-2019, 04:43 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,862
Posted By A1EK

Hi alk247 Sadly I checked in the glove box and...

Hi alk247
Sadly I checked in the glove box and there is no AUX or any connectors to be found, just the ventilation wheel.

P.S. You are correct that some car makers get lazy with the conversion...
02-20-2019, 02:43 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,862
Posted By A1EK

Excellent response Rudeney and I am now all clear...

Excellent response Rudeney and I am now all clear !

PS. I will check the glove box for Aux (is it on the top underside?)
02-19-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,862
Posted By A1EK

This is what I have installed in my armrest. (see...

This is what I have installed in my armrest. (see photo)
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/384x256/ml_hfp_cradle_384_01_8103cc97c348dd365a8488bd5dd97cf009aa5a2f.jpg
02-19-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,862
Posted By A1EK

Thanks Rudeney for the comprehensive reply. This...

Thanks Rudeney for the comprehensive reply. This forum is how I remember the CLK one years ago, full of very knowledgeable folk !

By the way I am loving learning my new SL350 so many little...
02-18-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,862
Posted By A1EK

Okay, so this evening I did the deal and amazed...

Okay, so this evening I did the deal and amazed to say that I am now the proud owner of a lovely SL 350 as per the first photos I sent....

Lots to learn and ask questions on although I have a 6...
02-13-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,862
Posted By A1EK

no problem Rudeny, its refreshing to get back to...

no problem Rudeny, its refreshing to get back to MB World and this level of forum talk, something I did not find the same on the Audi Forums ! There is a lot of extras that these SL have and I am...
02-13-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,862
Posted By A1EK

Thanks and I agree that the car is already...

Thanks and I agree that the car is already perfectly engineered so why tweak it ! Its good to know that its a nice cruiser as I do a fair commute each week from Glasgow to Straford which is 350...
02-12-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,862
Posted By A1EK

Just about to buy Mercedes SL 350

Sorry if this is the wrong forum !
Hi All

For years I had a CLK 230Kompressor and loved it for 8 years until some idiot went into the back of me.
I then bought an Audi A4 Cabriolet with a 1.8T...
04-12-2018, 07:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,293
Posted By A1EK

I had this problem, I was going to replace the...

I had this problem, I was going to replace the whole rubber but it was a chore, so in the end found that applying a little superglue to hold the rubber back did the trick !
02-22-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,907
Posted By A1EK

Finally managed to resolve the issue !, its been...

Finally managed to resolve the issue !, its been a bit of a school day but I now know a little more about ABS ETS and BAS. The problem was just the front ABS sensor, it had an intermittent fault...
02-20-2018, 07:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,907
Posted By A1EK

so replaced the pick up ring , still no change

so replaced the pick up ring , still no change
02-19-2018, 05:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,907
Posted By A1EK

Good man, I was wondering how this worked, I...

Good man, I was wondering how this worked, I thought the ABS sensor may have picked up the bearings inside somehow but didnt think it was correct.
So If the the ring is not magentic when I use a...
02-18-2018, 06:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,907
Posted By A1EK

so is the new bearing seal the pick up ring or is...

so is the new bearing seal the pick up ring or is it behind it?

Thanks
02-17-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,907
Posted By A1EK

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x1124/20180217_151414_8275cd65ce7305c890faac1f980f831607ea7196.jpg
I've had the car diagnosed by a good independent Mercedes specialist and...
02-11-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,907
Posted By A1EK

So If I undersand you, the faults will remain on...

So If I undersand you, the faults will remain on the ECU and will not self clear but attempting to replace parts etc, instead I need to have the codes cleared only by a device that can do this.

PS...
02-10-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,907
Posted By A1EK

I'm sorry but your information is a bit confusing...

I'm sorry but your information is a bit confusing . do i still need to clear the codes as sometimes the car has no dash faults. Is this why you think the lights come back on as they are stored?
02-10-2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,907
Posted By A1EK

I got the codes read today and I have taken...

I got the codes read today and I have taken photos of the 3 pages !!.

Where do you think I should start?
(Gut feeling is the ABS control module)?

2 things I have checked already are:
Ohms...
02-07-2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,239
Posted By A1EK

I would not rule out the MAF, as if you unplugged...

I would not rule out the MAF, as if you unplugged it the air flap should stop operating as the ECU sees a fault and will also shut down your kompressor
02-03-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,907
Posted By A1EK

So I checked all the things I could think of...

So I checked all the things I could think of today before I take it to a garage to get the codes read next week.
I've checked each ABS wheel sensor and their Ohms readings were all around 420KOhms...
01-30-2018, 03:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,907
Posted By A1EK

Just an update, the ABS / ETS lights were off for...

Just an update, the ABS / ETS lights were off for a while today then came back on. I ran the code check and still shows no ABS sensor errors, so I am thinking itís the brushes in the ABS motor or a...
01-28-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,907
Posted By A1EK

The ABS / ETS lights stay away for a day but then...

The ABS / ETS lights stay away for a day but then have come back however when I plug in my OB2 scanner I get no faults?
I had a look for the brake switch but was surprised to see that where is...
01-26-2018, 07:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 37,333
Posted By A1EK

You need to reset the car... take the battery...

You need to reset the car... take the battery lead off for 1min, re-connect and dont touch windows or anything. Then follow my procedure.
01-22-2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 37,333
Posted By A1EK

You need to reset the car in the correct...

You need to reset the car in the correct procedure, heres my guide on difference process, just follow the fisrt one for battery and your windows will work agian.A1EK’s Reset procedures for CLK...
01-16-2018, 03:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,907
Posted By A1EK

ABS + ETS but no fault codes so is it Brake Switch?

My wifes C Class W203 has just got the ABS and ETS warning lights on dash, I ran a code check and no faults were found on ECU, so I am thinking itís the brake pedal switch, do you agree? IS there...
01-05-2018, 06:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,619
Posted By A1EK

If both old and new MAF put out the same code...

If both old and new MAF put out the same code then would this not indicate that it can't be the MAF that is at fault and must be something else?

Looking in the code I have read that its either...
01-03-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,619
Posted By A1EK

When it comes to any electronics on any car my...

When it comes to any electronics on any car my rule is always by new genuine parts and if you cannot afford new genuine then by second hand but genuine. I have read so many people with reports of...
12-19-2017, 03:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 296
Posted By A1EK

Rear brake shield discs corroded, help to replace them !?

Hi Guys

My wifeís C180 has the dreaded corroded rear brake disc shields that are now rubbing against the disc as the brake shoes are not being held properly. I would like to avoid having to...
12-04-2017, 07:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,761
Posted By A1EK

You just need an OBD2 bluetooth with 38pin cable...

You just need an OBD2 bluetooth with 38pin cable adaptor, then downloard Torque app on your phone, simple. !

OBD2 -...
11-16-2017, 10:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,268
Posted By A1EK

Think this usually means that your alarm siren is...

Think this usually means that your alarm siren is needing replacing, sometimes it gets wet try having a look it sits at the back of one of the front wheels behind the lining.
11-16-2017, 10:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,249
Posted By A1EK

Try tapping the motor with a spanner, sometimes...

Try tapping the motor with a spanner, sometimes the commutator gets dirt in it.
09-29-2017, 07:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,723
Posted By A1EK

comparing your tyre sizes shows an incease in...

comparing your tyre sizes shows an incease in diameter of 3.5% on the 275 x 30" compared to the 285 x 25" which is a slightly above the recomeneded 3% difference. The exact match would be 235 x 30"...
09-01-2017, 07:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 785
Posted By A1EK

These are all good suggestions, also try the...

These are all good suggestions, also try the connection that goes through the passenger footwell, this gets corroded.
08-26-2017, 03:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 212
Posted By A1EK

Fault code P0140 advice

My wife's car has P0140 code, which I've looked online and think it's a sensor fault for air. Gut feeling is one of the exhaust sensors perhaps?, I don't think it's the MAF but could be wrong?.
...
07-19-2017, 07:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 919
Posted By A1EK

Its sounding like its the MAF then, unplugging it...

Its sounding like its the MAF then, unplugging it is a good way sometimes to determine if it is failing however you car will not have good mpg's running without etc.

Has the MAF sensor got oil on...
07-18-2017, 07:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 919
Posted By A1EK

Have you tried unplugging the MAF and see if it...

Have you tried unplugging the MAF and see if it improves the acceleration?
Could also be a blocked exhaust at usually at the CAT if its broken inside.
07-14-2017, 07:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 788
Posted By A1EK

Miss firing in my experience is usually not the...

Miss firing in my experience is usually not the plugs but an ignition coil.
What car have you got ? If its a 200 or 230 then you will have two ignition coils one per pair of plugs.
07-12-2017, 07:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 818
Posted By A1EK

If its just reading codes and clearing them once...

If its just reading codes and clearing them once the problem is fixed, I just use the cheap OBD2 with a round pin adaptor via bluetooth to your phone.


Dependant on how much information you need...
07-11-2017, 07:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 919
Posted By A1EK

From my experience the enginese are strong, but...

From my experience the enginese are strong, but the let down is the body work with rust however dependant where you are inthe world you may be okay and try ang get the last models after 2003.

Rust...
06-05-2017, 07:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 503
Posted By A1EK

What do you mean a rattle? the break switch...

What do you mean a rattle? the break switch shoudn't be anything to do with getting a mechanical rattle noise and would think this is a coicidence. Have you checked that no ABS sensors have somehow...
05-20-2017, 08:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 247
Posted By A1EK

ermmmm, clue is in the bolt?? 8mm and 10mm socket...

ermmmm, clue is in the bolt?? 8mm and 10mm socket !
05-20-2017, 08:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 987
Posted By A1EK

It could be dirt in the fuel injectors but...

It could be dirt in the fuel injectors but doubtfull. It sounds more like your MAF is on its way out, remove and have a look to see if its got any oil on the sensor as you said it was fine when you...
05-15-2017, 07:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,805
Posted By A1EK

Just a note that you can adjust the springs by...

Just a note that you can adjust the springs by inserting in the next hole, and you can do this on one side only if you feel that adjusting both is too strong. However be carefull that you do not make...
05-10-2017, 07:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 796
Posted By A1EK

I did exactly this but made out of a sheet of...

I did exactly this but made out of a sheet of black polyproylene that is also easy to work with...
05-08-2017, 10:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 464
Posted By A1EK

Perfect, glad to hear you have resolved the...

Perfect, glad to hear you have resolved the issue.

My rule of thumb is for any precise elecrtical part such as the brake switch or MAF, heater blower resistor etc then go original, if too...
05-04-2017, 07:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 464
Posted By A1EK

I would agree its likely the brake switch again....

I would agree its likely the brake switch again. When you replaced the switch did you get a genuine Merc one? if not then I really recommend doing so, as OEM parts will fail eventually and usually...
05-03-2017, 07:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 529
Posted By A1EK

I am amazed you have had to get your rims...

I am amazed you have had to get your rims straighened more than once, the roads must be awfull ! I have a friend that emigrated to Boston from the UK and he now drives a 4 x 4 as he also said how bad...
04-21-2017, 07:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 315
Posted By A1EK

wrong forum pal... W208 does not have a 1.8

wrong forum pal... W208 does not have a 1.8
04-13-2017, 07:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 511
Posted By A1EK

what is the re-sync procedure you are following?

what is the re-sync procedure you are following?
04-10-2017, 07:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 463
Posted By A1EK

Are you performing the reset correctly? This...

Are you performing the reset correctly?

This is the procedure I created. (step 9 for ABS but do them all in order).

Resetting car after battery fail:

Preparation Steps:
1. Make sure your...
03-30-2017, 07:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 18,120
Posted By A1EK

Mercedes generally always drift to the left if...

Mercedes generally always drift to the left if the car is right hand driver and to the right if left hand drive, this is a safety feature so that if you become unconsious the car will steer to the...
03-14-2017, 08:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 543
Posted By A1EK

Strange, so you can get into your car and engine...

Strange, so you can get into your car and engine but when you connect another battery into the engine nothing happens?? Are you connecting correctly by lifting the plastic cover on the right side as...
03-14-2017, 08:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 638
Posted By A1EK

the Valve reset is the airflap dump valve or...

the Valve reset is the airflap dump valve or release valve from the supercharger.

Serndipity is correct, the car will clear a fault by itself if corrected and started a few times afterwards...
03-14-2017, 08:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 14,339
Posted By A1EK

Theres plenty on ebay second hand, I would...

Theres plenty on ebay second hand, I would consider replacing both the motor and regulator, did you you check the brushes as I mentioned?
03-13-2017, 08:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 638
Posted By A1EK

Okay a couple of things here. You need to be...

Okay a couple of things here. You need to be carefull with unpluging the dash cable with the power on as it can cause a fault on the ECU which then needs to be reset. If you un-hook the battery you...
03-09-2017, 07:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 14,339
Posted By A1EK

Sounds like the typical motor resitor to me ! the...

Sounds like the typical motor resitor to me ! the one with the spikes on. Also check the brushes in the motor are not worn too far.
03-09-2017, 07:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 562
Posted By A1EK

Could it be the Crank shaft position sensor? ...

Could it be the Crank shaft position sensor?

Also, I had this issue once and found it to be a poor power connection from the battery that passes throughthe passenger foot well that had corroded....
03-08-2017, 07:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,299
Posted By A1EK

Sorry it was years ago so dont know. You could...

Sorry it was years ago so dont know. You could find one for sale and then take it for a test drive, the 200K 0-60mph is 9.1 secs, the 230K is 8.1 secs, thats a huge difference when drive it !
03-07-2017, 07:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,299
Posted By A1EK

The difference I would think is in the build,...

The difference I would think is in the build, physically the same engine but the difference will be for the different models,

Sport
Classic
Elegance
Avantguard

The Avantguard for example...
03-07-2017, 07:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 638
Posted By A1EK

Breaking this down, is the ribbon like for like?...

Breaking this down, is the ribbon like for like? I can't image it would be different but its worth checking.

I would suggest looking at the plug connections at the rear of the display, check each...
02-02-2017, 10:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 629
Posted By A1EK

Just sounds like to me that the MAF you bought is...

Just sounds like to me that the MAF you bought is faulty. I would return it.
Try disconnecting the MAF cable and running the car, it will drive a little less well, but if the gear changes are okay...
01-23-2017, 07:33 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 307,124
Posted By A1EK

I dont know how many times I've read this type...

I dont know how many times I've read this type of response !?

The brake switch is nothing to do with the function of the brake lights !!!!

If you are getting intermittent ABS EBS etc on your...
01-12-2017, 07:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 745
Posted By A1EK

Glad you got it sorted. The removal of the...

Glad you got it sorted.
The removal of the alarm will have no influence to the rest of the car apart from not sounding. The only thing to check would be that the cable connector to the alarm was not...
01-05-2017, 07:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 745
Posted By A1EK

Guys, its not that technical. The siren in the...

Guys, its not that technical.
The siren in the UK is on the passenger side at the back of the wheel arch behind the liner, (this may be the drivers side for left hand drive cars, but basically the...
01-04-2017, 07:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 734
Posted By A1EK

Do you know.. I'm lovin it !! the smiles you get...

Do you know.. I'm lovin it !! the smiles you get from people when the roof is down expecially in the winter . The car has incredible heated seats with 6 settings that compensate when the roof is...
01-03-2017, 03:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 734
Posted By A1EK

So here is my new ride, Audi A4 B6 1.8 Turbo cab....

So here is my new ride, Audi A4 B6 1.8 Turbo cab. The car is in in excellent condition with lovely tan leather interior. I've sorted a blocked breather issue and some minor issues that just needed...
12-19-2016, 05:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 734
Posted By A1EK

I did manage to keep the wheels, just ! I phoned...

I did manage to keep the wheels, just ! I phoned up the junk yard an pursuaded them to let me but some old Merecedes ones on.

So they will fit my Audi then great !
12-14-2016, 10:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 734
Posted By A1EK

*:nix:

*:nix:
12-14-2016, 09:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 734
Posted By A1EK

Its been emotional !

Well its official, my beloved CLK is off to the scrap-yard in the sky ! all thanks to some idiot who ran into the back of me.

Damage was bumper, boot (trunk), lights and floor pan, and was not...
11-21-2016, 07:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 415
Posted By A1EK

Think she is no more !

Some kind driver slammed into my rear !
He wasn't paying attention and was eating and hit me at 30mph. I wont get much from the insurance due to her age so will either need to scrap it or buy second...
11-14-2016, 04:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,035
Posted By A1EK

The hub is what centralizers and hold the wheel...

The hub is what centralizers and hold the wheel on and I think is 66.6mm bore which is critical.
11-11-2016, 07:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,035
Posted By A1EK

Nice ! im glad you dont have any clicking and if...

Nice ! im glad you dont have any clicking and if its not clicking at all then you will be fine !

PS I always thing a cars rear look good nice and wide. I have 255 x 35 x 18 EY35 on the rears and...
11-11-2016, 07:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 350
Posted By A1EK

You can tell clearly if the rotors are worn by...

You can tell clearly if the rotors are worn by the lip that usualy forms and dictates the amount of material that has worn down, a slight lip of a few mm is totally normal but if dirt gets stuck on...
11-10-2016, 08:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,035
Posted By A1EK

The rear bolt lengths as you stated is important...

The rear bolt lengths as you stated is important due to the internal brake springs etc.

But donít worry too much as you can just cut the bolts down very easily with an angle grinder or hack saw.
...
11-08-2016, 03:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,390
Posted By A1EK

Damn you got a good even drop there. Nice !

Damn you got a good even drop there. Nice !
11-07-2016, 07:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,035
Posted By A1EK

These are my sizes you have listed. I have had...

These are my sizes you have listed. I have had 235 x 40 x 18 in the front and 225 x 40 x 18 and both work fine. I prefer 225 x 40 as it gives it a little stretch look. It shouldnt rub but you can...
11-07-2016, 05:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 464
Posted By A1EK

When the car does not start is it completly dead...

When the car does not start is it completly dead with no engine crank?

I had an issue like this on my old W210 E Class which turned out to be corrosion at the for the main battery cable that runs...
10-31-2016, 07:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 742
Posted By A1EK

When you checked the power to the relay, did you...

When you checked the power to the relay, did you do this with the ignition on obviously?

I had a similar issue where the car would crank and crank then eventually start. Turned out to be dirt...
10-02-2016, 05:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 293
Posted By A1EK

Help with fault codes please

I am pleased to say my car passed its MOT (UK annual car test), however the garage said that my emission levels were not great.

I have no issues with driving or starting my car, no smoke from...
10-02-2016, 02:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 375
Posted By A1EK

Need help with correct paint code !!!

I got some paint for my wifes W203 C Class from the door sticker but the shop said there were three different shades. I chose what I thought was the right one, but its not right too dark !

The...
08-30-2016, 07:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 484
Posted By A1EK

just sounds like low battery. Whats the voltage...

just sounds like low battery. Whats the voltage reading, should be minium 11.5v to about 13 v
07-25-2016, 07:32 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 197
Posted By A1EK

sign in

Appologies if this have been asked a 100 times already !
But I still am unable to sign in, I try to reset password but I do not get an email reset via my valid email address?

User name is A1EK
...
07-14-2016, 07:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 882
Posted By A1EK

To get the height you need do as suggested and...

To get the height you need do as suggested and add spring pads and adust to suit the eye rather than being too specific with the actuals. If you have a flat floor measure the distance from the floor...
06-23-2016, 07:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,820
Posted By A1EK

If the rectangle plug is not under the steering...

If the rectangle plug is not under the steering wheel, then you do not have an OBD2 connection unfortunately so will not be able to use the device you have. Earlier Mercedes and other cars from the...
06-21-2016, 07:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 551
Posted By A1EK

so nicely done !

so nicely done !
06-21-2016, 07:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 305
Posted By A1EK

It should have the letters MOT normally on it, it...

It should have the letters MOT normally on it, it is suposed to click and is normal..
06-07-2016, 06:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,335
Posted By A1EK

Yes this is the stuff I was going to use. There...

Yes this is the stuff I was going to use. There is a nice shinier version on ebay that has the carbon graphite look ...
...
06-06-2016, 07:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,335
Posted By A1EK

Hi Williams707, havn't talked to you for ages !! ...

Hi Williams707, havn't talked to you for ages !!

You are correct, CLKFAN was the entire basis of my car and where I originally copied the front lip from, I just went a bit further and added the...
06-06-2016, 03:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,335
Posted By A1EK

To be honest I took the inspiration from a...

To be honest I took the inspiration from a calender hanging on my kitchen wall, specificaly the Nobel super car...
06-01-2016, 05:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,335
Posted By A1EK

I agree, im not settled on the new ones either, I...

I agree, im not settled on the new ones either, I like the sharp angels but not sure its too much?
However I watched the new UK Top Gear last night and they were testing the new Dodge Viper at Top...
05-31-2016, 06:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,335
Posted By A1EK

DIY alternative front splitters.

I made a simple lip spoiler from polypropylene to stop it catching on low curbs and for looks ! I then added a rubber trim to finish the look and had it on my car for about 5 years, but the splitter...
05-26-2016, 07:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 917
Posted By A1EK

Hi, I provided los of info to a similar question,...

Hi, I provided los of info to a similar question, check this link and it should all be on there. Let me know if you stil get stuck.

Summary: You need both the PAC SWI and CAN BUS module to work...
05-25-2016, 10:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 917
Posted By A1EK

yep, works very well for me, how can i help you?

yep, works very well for me, how can i help you?
05-18-2016, 09:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 974
Posted By A1EK

So from my undertanding the issue with the wheel...

So from my undertanding the issue with the wheel not rotating is the same with the old rotor or new one and is only on the rear wheels ?

Then to break this down:

- Old and new rotors are the...
05-18-2016, 04:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 974
Posted By A1EK

I am puzzled at what you are describing, can you...

I am puzzled at what you are describing, can you post some photos so we can see.

Have you tried to insert a wheel bolt instead of the small location screw and see if the wheel turns with the new...
05-13-2016, 05:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,109
Posted By A1EK

I have the older dial autoclimate and from...

I have the older dial autoclimate and from reading the issues that seem to arise from the digitial control type I am so glad of having this basic type, as it simply works.
I have topped up my own...
05-12-2016, 07:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 974
Posted By A1EK

The small screw is on all rotors front and back...

The small screw is on all rotors front and back and would not interfer with anything as its only about 10mm long.

Are you sure the rotors are not touching the heatsheild?
05-12-2016, 05:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,358
Posted By A1EK

Does the car crank over and over sometimes then...

Does the car crank over and over sometimes then eventually start after several tries?

If no fault codes pop up, it may not be a sensor issue but could be the fuel pump relay. Open your trunk...
05-12-2016, 05:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 974
Posted By A1EK

IF the rotor is the brake disc that you are...

IF the rotor is the brake disc that you are refering too, are you replacing the front or the back?

If you are replacing the front, the disk/rotor does not have anything to hold it in place. There...
05-09-2016, 04:42 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 389
Posted By A1EK

Is muffler delete in the UK allowed and how?

Hello

My rear back exhaust box I notice has a very slight leak at the seam and got me thinking about opening it up and removing the internal mufflers for a better sound as I only have a CLK230...
05-05-2016, 08:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 437
Posted By A1EK

Lovely!!! Saw one of these at Mercedes in the UK

Lovely!!! Saw one of these at Mercedes in the UK
05-03-2016, 07:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 24,016
Posted By A1EK

Well done.. Thought I would provide all the reset...

Well done.. Thought I would provide all the reset procedures I know as below to help:

A1EK’s Reset procedures for CLK 208:
Resetting car after battery fail:

Preparation Steps:
1. Make sure...
05-03-2016, 04:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,493
Posted By A1EK

There must be a way. I googled an image and think...

There must be a way. I googled an image and think it is as attached.

I know a good tip that may work if you have snapped a pin. If you have a syringe needle or simliar you may be able to push this...
04-18-2016, 03:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 449
Posted By A1EK

Thats a fair point, maybe i'll give it a look...

Thats a fair point, maybe i'll give it a look this week !
04-16-2016, 05:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 449
Posted By A1EK

I'm all for saving money but not sure if I would...

I'm all for saving money but not sure if I would want to have to remove the switch then refurb and then re-install as the cost is only about $15 from the dealer is it worth it?
04-07-2016, 07:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 349
Posted By A1EK

The cruise can be dictated by difference in the...

The cruise can be dictated by difference in the wheel diameter sizes front and back and at higher speeds may stop working. The diameter of the wheels changes if you have a worn set of tyres say on...
04-04-2016, 07:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 699
Posted By A1EK

Nice example !! I too was looking for a simple...

Nice example !!
I too was looking for a simple lip, coudn't find one that was reasonable and I liked, so just made one from 5mm polypropylene black plastic with a rubber trim attached.
04-02-2016, 03:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 693
Posted By A1EK

For me, the jack cover is something that you...

For me, the jack cover is something that you don't want to stand out, but to hide it as it would be better if its was not there at all. So to wrap it seems as you put it tacky yes.
03-31-2016, 05:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 858
Posted By A1EK

Does the car just crank and crank and not start? ...

Does the car just crank and crank and not start?

Have you checked the fuel pump relay, its in the back near spare wheel, sometimes the contacts get dirty and stops the fuel pump from operating....
03-24-2016, 06:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 523
Posted By A1EK

Hi sick430 Sure is, an ebay $2 special from...

Hi sick430 Sure is, an ebay $2 special from China! but is simple and works a treat. I added it because I like to know the juice is being drained too much by my amp and sub to avoid being stranded and...
03-24-2016, 05:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 523
Posted By A1EK

How to reset your Service Reminder video.

I was asked by a few people about how to reset the service reminder so thought i'd do a quick video as its much easier to explain.

Hope its clear enough:
How to reset Mercedes service warning on...
03-16-2016, 09:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 580
Posted By A1EK

The cruise is linked into the same circuit that...

The cruise is linked into the same circuit that controls other items on the car, therefore if one is at fault it can cause the cruise to stop working:

Process of elimination:

Cruise only works...
03-13-2016, 05:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,636
Posted By A1EK

Most head units have bluetooth and are cheap...

Most head units have bluetooth and are cheap enough. On my Sony you can listen to music control the stereo through the steering wheel buttons and when you receive a call it automatically turns off...
03-07-2016, 07:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 610
Posted By A1EK

This is a really odd issue that you have got as...

This is a really odd issue that you have got as the setup is pretty common and is what I have, however I do not get the same problem?

Are you sure your alignment is okay?
03-03-2016, 08:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,162
Posted By A1EK

Okay, this is sometimes the case when the you...

Okay, this is sometimes the case when the you unplug the MAF but on some cars it will run okay just depends.

If your getting a MAF I would strongly recomend an original they are not that dear now,...
03-03-2016, 04:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,162
Posted By A1EK

Have you tried unplugging the MAF and seeing if...

Have you tried unplugging the MAF and seeing if it improves?
02-29-2016, 07:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 932
Posted By A1EK

Sorry but who on earth is Springsteen, is he some...

Sorry but who on earth is Springsteen, is he some kinda hip-hop artist? (Only kidding)
the front hub has a lip that is different to the rear. I learned this the hardway, fortunately I work in...
02-29-2016, 05:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 932
Posted By A1EK

The ET is the important factor here as the...

The ET is the important factor here as the overall dimiater of the wheel + tire remains the same if you change the wheel size etc. The ET will determine how far in or out the wheel sits on the 66.6mm...
02-26-2016, 04:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,323
Posted By A1EK

If it dosent rub it doesnt fit ! :)

If it dosent rub it doesnt fit ! :)
02-25-2016, 06:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,323
Posted By A1EK

To me your car looks great ! You have done...

To me your car looks great !

You have done the same as me to adjust the height by adding or removing the spring pads. The max pad is no.5, to get my height just right, I had to cut the top of the...
02-24-2016, 03:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,764
Posted By A1EK

Have you done as i recomended?

Have you done as i recomended?
02-22-2016, 05:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,764
Posted By A1EK

I dont think the 5W / 0W would make that much of...

I dont think the 5W / 0W would make that much of a noticeable difference.
The MAF as per the good video is the Mass Air Flow sensor, they will work or not work no inbetween.
Remove the MAF and...
02-19-2016, 05:02 AM
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Views: 1,764
Posted By A1EK

This could be two seperate issues rather than...

This could be two seperate issues rather than one.
The burning smell you mentioned was due to the slipping belt on the tension pulley that you had changed, if this has come off during driving it...
02-17-2016, 07:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 890
Posted By A1EK

You've come to the right place for info, forget...

You've come to the right place for info, forget the dealers, you'll do much better using this forum.
Serndipity is correct and all the items are simple fixes, jus to add...

The Winter Summer...
02-15-2016, 07:52 AM
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Views: 2,073
Posted By A1EK

Hi Firstly what currency are you dealing...

Hi

Firstly what currency are you dealing with ? if its US $ 3800 I would'nt know if the deal is good, however I can tell you if you where to pay that price in the UK for an 18 year CLK you would...
02-10-2016, 06:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 578
Posted By A1EK

There is a small black box on the back right of...

There is a small black box on the back right of the boot with 2 or 3 relays. One relay I know is for the fuel pump but not certain on the other, you may have just bumped it out of its socket. There...
02-02-2016, 07:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 849
Posted By A1EK

On my CLK230 you can change the voltage regulator...

On my CLK230 you can change the voltage regulator without removing the alternator, you need to work completly under the engine but its very accessible and didnt take long.
I took my regulator off...
01-26-2016, 10:17 AM
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Views: 583
Posted By A1EK

I think you may find this is normal mate. How...

I think you may find this is normal mate.
How are the gear changes when the engine is at operating temp? do they change normally once warm.

Mercedes auto typically 'hold' the gear changes when...
01-21-2016, 06:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 542
Posted By A1EK

The brake switch is the normal suspect, however...

The brake switch is the normal suspect, however as you were only changing fuses you probably just need to preform a startup reset, Heres how:

(Step 9 will reset your ABS / ESP)

Preparation...
01-13-2016, 08:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 599
Posted By A1EK

Any battery will do so long as the voltage and...

Any battery will do so long as the voltage and current are the same. However personaly I agree that go with a good brand to avoid issues as you get what you pay for.
The batteries should last for...
01-11-2016, 07:27 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 234,271
Posted By A1EK

Okay, so if you've got a genuine Mercedes brake...

Okay, so if you've got a genuine Mercedes brake switch let move on. Is connection to the switch okay? If so, check each speed sensor for obvious faults and if possible test them electrically.
01-08-2016, 07:23 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 234,271
Posted By A1EK

The brake switch is linked to the ABS and Cruise...

The brake switch is linked to the ABS and Cruise and if the switch is faulty then it will shut down the other features.
The brake switch in my experience needs to be a genuine part and I've had...
01-07-2016, 07:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,011
Posted By A1EK

You could first try to clear the cabin filter...

You could first try to clear the cabin filter first, I found a bunch of leaves in there, once cleared my vents roared through !
01-05-2016, 05:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,011
Posted By A1EK

I've sent the ebay one back and told them its...

I've sent the ebay one back and told them its crap. From my own experience it is always best to buy genuine for anything to do with electrical parts on MB and if too dear then buy second hand but...
12-29-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,011
Posted By A1EK

The new resistor I bought is playing up and works...

The new resistor I bought is playing up and works 50% of the time.
Has anyone found that non genuine MB resistors do this?
12-28-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,011
Posted By A1EK

Agreed, I bought a complete fan and resistor...

Agreed, I bought a complete fan and resistor combined second hand genuine Merc, only to find that the resistor was gone. The ebay seller was good enough to refind my £20 and I then bought a cheap...
12-18-2015, 05:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,011
Posted By A1EK

so i tapped the resistor and sure enough it is...

so i tapped the resistor and sure enough it is now working, lets hope it lasts for abit.
12-17-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,011
Posted By A1EK

Thats exactly my problem, the delay has been...

Thats exactly my problem, the delay has been getting worse to start when turning the fan on.
I will see if I can get another resistor.
PS i've taken the fan out so many times I can change the...
12-16-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,011
Posted By A1EK

internal fan issue help

My internal fan has served me well, I replaced the brushes and its been going for 180K miles, however it now seems to be running slow or stop, just unpredictable really.

Iíve noticed that if I...
12-11-2015, 05:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 914
Posted By A1EK

The switch tells the ECU that the trunk is...

The switch tells the ECU that the trunk is closed. You will probably find the LED is always illuminated on your centre console. There should be no air cables just elecrtical I think.
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