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03-05-2019, 01:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 14,345
Posted By johnnr

I did have it looked at: it was indeed the vacuum...

I did have it looked at: it was indeed the vacuum - one of the vent bellows has a small leak. The below is behind the dashboard.

Since then, I havenít done anything - the issue is the same and it...
03-30-2017, 12:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 18,122
Posted By johnnr

W208 alignment

Thank you sir!

In my previous note I should have mentioned all tires are identical (Conti Pro Contact) and the treads are all the same. I did replace one last week because it was causing a pull...
03-29-2017, 05:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 18,122
Posted By johnnr

CLK 430 w208 alignment

Hi Marcus and all,

I just had an alignment done at the dealer and one new tire installed, (because of a tire pull on an old tire) the car seems nearly good to go, but does still seem to have a...
03-23-2017, 03:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 71,297
Posted By johnnr

Dealer checked that canister (distribution...

Dealer checked that canister (distribution block?) in the fender as well since I pushed the ask a little more.

I am told the canister is fine... so I guess their assessment of a vacuum leak...
03-22-2017, 08:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 71,297
Posted By johnnr

Dealer assessment

Well, the dealer identified the switch box in the foot well area as a culprit, and that they then need to test each vacuum line because at least on is bad in the dash.

However, what doesn't make...
03-21-2017, 01:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 71,297
Posted By johnnr

Vacuum issue

Thanks for these tbiughts/ideas! The vacuum pump, if you mean the PSE in the trunk is just fine. It only works for.a little bit when using multi contour seats or unlocking various elements. It's...
03-21-2017, 12:33 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 71,297
Posted By johnnr

vacuum issue

It's a w208. Clk 430.

I think the vacuum schematics are similar to the 202s.

I do think it's the vacuum canister (distributor) in the passenger fender. I'm taking it to the dealer because...
03-19-2017, 10:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 71,297
Posted By johnnr

All vents go to defrost with accelerwtion

All my air directs to the defroster vents when accelerating. Then all goes back to normal. My center vents work just fine. Flap test went fine too from what i can tell. (all vents distribute air the...
03-14-2017, 12:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 14,345
Posted By johnnr

Blower regulator and etc...

Yep, the blower looks and operates just fine.

After more research, i believe I've identified a potential vacuum leak... And this having been the likely issue all along. (I may not have sensed the...
03-14-2017, 12:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 14,345
Posted By johnnr

No luck with new blower regulator...

Unfortunately the regulator didn't solve my issue with the fan/blower speed decreasing and increasing with vehicle acceleration and/or engine power consumption. (foot on pedal, vehicle speeding...
03-10-2017, 12:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 14,345
Posted By johnnr

Resistor/Regulator

Thanks Marcus!
I ordered one from Autohaus (the Behr OEM).
I was speaking to a Benz mechanic today on another matter and mentioned I'd be replacing the regulator. He said it would be good to...
03-09-2017, 12:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 14,345
Posted By johnnr

Blower resistor (regulator) or nothing at all?

Ok guys - I have searched but no one seems to experience what I am: my w208 clk. Sometimes, The fan level literally decreases (or sounds like it does) when I speed up and hit a certain RPM, then once...
04-04-2016, 11:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 23,780
Posted By johnnr

Guys...I never closed this out on here - the...

Guys...I never closed this out on here - the window I had was wrong. I found one from a junk yard (via ebay) and easily replaced it. (Blue tint) super cheap window too.
09-07-2015, 11:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 23,780
Posted By johnnr

Thank you!

Thank you!
09-07-2015, 02:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 23,780
Posted By johnnr

Quick Request- Clk 430 Window etchings

Thanks Marcus!

Yea, I have a driver side Pilkington and passenger is Sigla (also known as Flachglas I believe) I think the driver side was replaced a long time ago.

The M number will actually...
09-06-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 23,780
Posted By johnnr

Quick request - Window etching numbers

All - huge quick favor - would you tell me the window etching numbers on your driver and passenger side clk 430 windows?

It should be something like "sigla "m3439 dot25." (And some other numbers...
09-04-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 23,780
Posted By johnnr

It could have been replaced. But...That's...

It could have been replaced.

But...That's why I got another one from a junk yard. I validated the one from the junk yard was a clk 430 too...when I got it...also looks like the blue/green one...
09-03-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 23,780
Posted By johnnr

430 windows

Thanks Marcus.

I'm perplexed because mine look slightly different (driver side looks slightly blue/green, passenger looks more blue) ..so I found another one at a junk yard...and it also looks...
09-03-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 23,780
Posted By johnnr

Quick Request- Clk 430 Window etchings

All, with 430's- would anyone weigh in with a small favor?

Check our your clk 430 driver and passenger windows and let me know - do they appear somewhat different in color?
12-15-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,758
Posted By johnnr

Jack cover plastic tie connectors

By any chance, do you know where those plastic tie fasteners on the jack covers connect into on the rocker? I'm assuming these keep the jack covers from being lost, but for the life of me I cannot...
12-08-2014, 01:26 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 58,836
Posted By johnnr

MIP

Not sure if the MIP is even applicable for your car. Call dealer and ask. Your car may already have most the features built in anyhow.
12-08-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,383
Posted By johnnr

Color Schemes - CLK

Don't want to confuse...but not sure that is Oyster. Looks exactly the same as my interior and mine is Light Ash seats, overall, Ash interior. I was recently buying new floor mats and called a bunch...
12-05-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,383
Posted By johnnr

ash and oyster

If your code comes up as leather grey, I'll bet it is the ash you might have. From what I can tell and what I'm hearing....oyster is more a tan/somewhat creamy color.

If your upper dash is dark...
12-04-2014, 02:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,383
Posted By johnnr

Color Schemes - CLK

dennism13 - any way you can send me or re-post, in a larger file, that color scheme for the CLK? Trying to magnify the current one...it looses clarity. Trying to tell the difference between ASH/Dark...
11-25-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 688
Posted By johnnr

Did ALL 430s (USA) have blue glass...Or just some?

Did ALL 430s (USA) have blue glass...Or just some?
11-17-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 28,116
Posted By johnnr

blue or green?

Anyone else have trouble seeing whether your windows are blue or green or....turquoise...sometimes green and sometimes blueish?
My clk 430...the driver side window sometimes looks green and...
11-02-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 574
Posted By johnnr

w208 and w209 driver mirrors same?

Anyone know if the w209 driver side auto dimming mirror is the same or close enough to fit a w208? I passed a few 209s and they look exactly the same. I think part numbers are different but question...
10-30-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 688
Posted By johnnr

CLK FRONT DOOR WINDOWS

Anyone know if the door windows for a w208 coupe and convertible are the same? (Meaning they will fit either model?)

Asking because I looked up these parts on genuinemercedesparts.com and there...
10-16-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,384
Posted By johnnr

Pulse Check Years Later - Do those dings really matter?

Curious if anyone (who has or had a low tolerance threshold for accepting minor/small dings) came to change their thinking and just learned to live with them? Especially since the cars in the...
02-05-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 149,058
Posted By johnnr

Services for your car

Johnnyc300 - do some research and you'll see how easy it is to perform some of the "services" Mercedes dealers place in "b" service lists. For example, it's usually just a glorified oil change with a...
02-03-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 149,058
Posted By johnnr

Johnnyc300 - good odds are it was NOT serviced,...

Johnnyc300 - good odds are it was NOT serviced, specially if it was a lease return.

Most people don't do those services when they know they wont keep the car long, whether lease or if purchase)
...
12-27-2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 58,836
Posted By johnnr

And808- it's NOT a "deep" test of any kind....

And808- it's NOT a "deep" test of any kind. Simple easy n quick test - plug n play!

If you want to drop the cash, just buy it. But it may or may not do what you want. Also, this device may not...
12-27-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 58,836
Posted By johnnr

I'd not recommend buying this if that's the only...

I'd not recommend buying this if that's the only reason.
If you still do, I'd try it out and see if you can skip movies as you described. And you will need that separate cable too.

You are...
12-27-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 58,836
Posted By johnnr

Yup. Kids can still watch DVDs in the rear...

Yup.

Kids can still watch DVDs in the rear screens. The driver Comand will only be faded out if you are in the video mode and driving...

Yes, if you're looking to watch movies using iPhone or...
12-27-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 58,836
Posted By johnnr

Yup. MIP has no impact on watching movies on ...

Yup. MIP has no impact on watching movies on
The rear screens. If you mean watching movies with an iPhone, you'll still need that special cable to get the picture to come through. Or, you can buy...
12-14-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 465
Posted By johnnr

Try ebay. If that doesn't work, try various...

Try ebay. If that doesn't work, try various internet sites.

Autohausaz.com and Rockauto.com are two good ones to start with.
12-14-2013, 12:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,201
Posted By johnnr

Yup, that's him. I didn't want to post his name,...

Yup, that's him. I didn't want to post his name, but yes- he actually met me in a town between OC and the inland empire and installed my equipment. He is a good guy and you can trust him. From your...
12-08-2013, 11:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,201
Posted By johnnr

I'd look on ebay for OEM parts. Try and...

I'd look on ebay for OEM parts.

Try and look for cellguy...he is on ebay and can tell you exactly what you need and may have what you need.

If not, there is plenty of stuff on ebay from...
11-26-2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 149,058
Posted By johnnr

Pentosin

Glynn - I can't disagree with anything you said. And I appreciate this feedback too!
Only thing is "I" didn't choose to use this product.

The Indy MB mechanic did. So, you've got shops out...
11-25-2013, 11:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 605
Posted By johnnr

Head Unit

Basic radio or COMAND? (navi)
11-25-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 149,058
Posted By johnnr

Pentosin ATF - Company Recommended

Thanks juanrace. I actually wound up contacting them directly.

Pentosin did say it's not MB approved, but they absolutely recommend its use. Apparently, this AFT1 is supposed to be very very good...
11-23-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 149,058
Posted By johnnr

Pentosin ATF

All - I had my tranny serviced and the indy mechanic, who specializes in MB for over 30 years, used Pentosin ATF1. He assured me repeatedly this was absolutely ok to use. (this is a 722.6 tranny on...
11-15-2013, 10:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,521
Posted By johnnr

More Opinions

I'd take it to an indy shop for a new 2nd or 3rd opinion diagnosis.

And how about this - your motor mounts may be just fine. Do you hear a "clunk" when you drive? If not, chances are they are ok. ...
11-15-2013, 01:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,068
Posted By johnnr

Toothpaste Concerns!

Dang I'm gonna be careful about what I use for my teeth :)

But yes, I tried this method and it works good to maintain a clear lens.

A while ago now, I did do the complete sanding method,...
11-15-2013, 01:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 500
Posted By johnnr

seat motor reply

Yup, 99% sure it's just the motor. Just go on line, get the price, then call the dealer, tell them you csn get it for however much oneline...and if they are customer focussed, they will sell you a...
11-14-2013, 04:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 901
Posted By johnnr

Seat Switches

I hear you - I think it could be the switches since you ruled out the other possibilities.

And - I had this happen to a CLK 320 I had. When I pressed the button to move forward, it actually moved...
11-14-2013, 01:36 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 25,477
Posted By johnnr

Nice work! Not surprised the dealer's...

Nice work!

Not surprised the dealer's diagnosis was incorrect either. They are rarely accurate on things like this, especially when you don't have codes for them to look up. The techs are not...
11-10-2013, 12:11 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 176,033
Posted By johnnr

Oil leak residue on valve cover?

In your pic...I see you mention oil build up on the valve cover, etc.

isn't that just normal carbon build up? From my experience, this doesn't indicate an oil leak...I've seen this build up on...
10-27-2013, 11:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,968
Posted By johnnr

CLK Stock Side mirror bulbs

Hey All, if I want to just replace a stock bulb that burnt out....

On the w208, the door mirror turn signal bulbs; there are 6 orange bulbs in total in each mirror (3 along the reflector, and 3 in...
10-26-2013, 09:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,704
Posted By johnnr

CLK Driver Mirrors

Hey Guys - so are the mirrors different then, for the CLK w208 (until year 2003) and CLK w209?

I looked at the WIS in your PIC above, and I am thinking they are different...seems like these newer...
05-05-2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 58,836
Posted By johnnr

Bluetooth - NOT MIP, it's COMAND

I don't think the phone call audio fading in and out has anything to do with the Media Interface Plus (MIP) device at all.

My iphone used to work perfectly, MIP connected and in use...until Apple...
04-30-2013, 11:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,263
Posted By johnnr

"Enjoy your car"

I feel you K-A.

Isn't that a crappy situation - to only admire and enjoy your car if you deem it perfect? When to most people....your car probably is perfect looking..I'll bet only you see those...
04-30-2013, 01:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,263
Posted By johnnr

Black Car Woes - just accept and move on!

I used to feel the same way, my black car's swirl marks and tiny a** water spots that I could only see in certain CLOSE up light drove me nuts (sometimes still do).

But there came a time where I...
03-06-2013, 01:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 14,169
Posted By johnnr

Media Interface Plus

I've had the media interface plus accessory for 2 years now on my 2009 ML 350.

Works great - no bluetooth phone issues. My iphone 4 connect to both the Media interface plus bluetooth AND the MB...
03-06-2013, 01:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,562
Posted By johnnr

CLK 430 - Speaker pop ONLY with phone

Hey All -
not sure if this is the best thread to ask this, but seems like you may have ideas?

When using the phone system in my 2000 CLK 430 (and ONLY when using the phone at certain volumes)...
02-07-2013, 01:23 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,702
Posted By johnnr

Hey badbenzz - it seems the mobridge units don't...

Hey badbenzz - it seems the mobridge units don't work for the CLK 2000 model year. Seems they would work with 2005 - 2009 according to their website.

Did you integrate one on a w208 (old style...
02-07-2013, 12:47 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,702
Posted By johnnr

Argos Availability?

Is the Argos unit still available these days?

Nothing on these discussion boards is recent.

I've got this 2000 CLK 430 w. COMAND, no phone...I'd like to get bluetooth phone operation...

Any...
03-21-2012, 12:34 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 58,836
Posted By johnnr

Keep in mind the "Japanese" may be errors because...

Keep in mind the "Japanese" may be errors because without the addition of mip, your pandora playlists will not upload:push to command.
You can actually connect your iPhone to the iPod connector...
03-20-2012, 03:25 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 58,836
Posted By johnnr

And give command a chance. It becomes very easy...

And give command a chance. It becomes very easy to use :)
03-20-2012, 03:20 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 58,836
Posted By johnnr

First, make sure a 2012 would even work w. MIP. ...

First, make sure a 2012 would even work w. MIP.
From your interests per your posting, I don't think you'd benefit much from mip. Also, your 2012 may already have Bluetooth audio for music built in....
11-03-2011, 11:51 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 58,836
Posted By johnnr

This sounds awesome! I will look it up. Hopefully...

This sounds awesome! I will look it up. Hopefully it will be available for my car!
They stole my idea :) I was thinking car makers just need to have a way to pull all the phone displays into their...
11-03-2011, 02:41 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 58,836
Posted By johnnr

C class 2012, I mean. Not compatible...

C class 2012, I mean. Not compatible...
11-03-2011, 02:40 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 58,836
Posted By johnnr

Hey, I don't think your car is compatible w....

Hey,
I don't think your car is compatible w. mip! C class is not on the list:

http://www.mbusa.com/vcm/MB/DigitalAssets/pdfmb/serviceandparts/Matrix_7_1_2011.pdf

That's prolly why you can't...
11-02-2011, 08:15 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 58,836
Posted By johnnr

I'd give 1800 for Mercedes a call. It's their...

I'd give 1800 for Mercedes a call. It's their customer serv. #.
I'm wondering if the iPhone 4s can work well w. all your systems. It should, but you never know since 4s was just released.
We're...
11-02-2011, 07:25 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 58,836
Posted By johnnr

Yes, for songs in iTunes the track info displays...

Yes, for songs in iTunes the track info displays on command over bluetooth with ios 5 It also does for a few other music applications but does not for Pandora when listening to pandora over...
06-25-2011, 05:20 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 58,836
Posted By johnnr

Angry Media Interface Plus (MIP)

Hello,

Got a 2009 ML 350 4 Matic.
MIP works well with my phones - for using bluetooth audio streaming.
Don't have an Iphone, but my friend's integrated w. Pandora really well.
And yes - you...
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