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07-04-2019, 03:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 396
Posted By steveb9771

W216 coupe has burled wood covers which should...

W216 coupe has burled wood covers which should fit your vehicle. The parts can be found, but usually are very expensive. See...
06-24-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 444
Posted By steveb9771

if you have to borrow up to $16K to purchase this...

if you have to borrow up to $16K to purchase this vehicle, you can NOT afford to maintain it! Keep in mind that these vehicles sold new for close to $100K and repair parts are expensive. As an...
06-24-2019, 12:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 404
Posted By steveb9771

Recent Mercedes owner manuals state "! Do not use...

Recent Mercedes owner manuals state "! Do not use any additives in the engine oil. This could damage the engine." Some older manuals state that engine warranty is void if oil additives are used....
06-19-2019, 09:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 698
Posted By steveb9771

Realize exhaust system modifications that are not...

Realize exhaust system modifications that are not EPA approved, especially removal of the secondary cats, is a federal crime. In states that require emission testing, your vehicle will not pass...
06-13-2019, 03:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 781
Posted By steveb9771

Use only if top tier gas. See...

Use only if top tier gas. See https://toptiergas.com/licensed-brands/
06-08-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,030
Posted By steveb9771

It depends on the cost of service at your local...

It depends on the cost of service at your local dealers. They should be able to give you an estimated cost of the individual services covered by the plans. The costs can vary considerable based on...
05-30-2019, 01:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,098
Posted By steveb9771

Ask for a cylinder compression check which is...

Ask for a cylinder compression check which is easy perform and may reveal if there is a serious issue.
05-20-2019, 03:13 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,876
Posted By steveb9771

There is a good reason why an insurance company...

There is a good reason why an insurance company decided to total this vehicle. There are a lot of electronic modules all over the vehicle and many may still be damp inside which will lead to eventual...
04-23-2019, 09:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 365
Posted By steveb9771

Mercedes Me App for 32 bit Iphone/Ipad no longer works

:mercy: When I start the App, it says update required asks me to tap on "Update". When I do, it appears no update is available for 32 bit devices. As a result, the App is crippled and no longer...
04-20-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,090
Posted By steveb9771

Unfortunately, Mercedes does NOT provide special...

Unfortunately, Mercedes does NOT provide special care for S class owners. As a true high end vehicle, they should offer extended road side service. Most dealers provide low end load cars as loaners...
04-20-2019, 02:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 194
Posted By steveb9771

Get a second opinion from another dealer before...

Get a second opinion from another dealer before you do anything. Make sure they identify exactly where the leak is. It might be from something attached to the valve cover that could be easier to...
04-20-2019, 01:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,775
Posted By steveb9771

Problem resolved itself. I have one of the first...

Problem resolved itself. I have one of the first W216 CL550, build date Sept 2006. I checked today and it shows the correct date and time. I did nothing to fix the problem. My vehicle DID have a...
04-14-2019, 08:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,227
Posted By steveb9771

See ...

See
https://www.mercedespartsdepot.com/v-2009-mercedes-benz-c63-amg--base--6-3l-v8-gas/body--bumper-and-components-front
and...
03-30-2019, 03:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 472
Posted By steveb9771

Try using voice command to get to it. Press the...

Try using voice command to get to it. Press the right steering wheel switch and then say the words "SAT RADIO"
03-25-2019, 04:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,090
Posted By steveb9771

There were very few options for this vehicle....

There were very few options for this vehicle. Most items were standard in the US. For most years there were 2 or 3 (P1, P2 , and P3) option packages. The highest package included IR night vision and...
01-22-2019, 03:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 226
Posted By steveb9771

It provides IR illumination which is not visible...

It provides IR illumination which is not visible to the eye,
01-11-2019, 03:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 432
Posted By steveb9771

I assume your problem is with the seat...

I assume your problem is with the seat adjustments made via the comand video screen and not the controls on the door.

Most likely cause of your seat settings returning to zero is an air leak. Both...
12-21-2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 264
Posted By steveb9771

Could be simply a result of the transmission...

Could be simply a result of the transmission downshifting to lower gears as you slow down. When you shift to a lower gear, the RPMs must increase to match the current vehicle speed.
12-18-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 624
Posted By steveb9771

Air bladders in front seats may have failed which...

Air bladders in front seats may have failed which prevents some of the seat adjustments and massage function. This can be several thousand dollars to repair.

There is a weak timing chain gear that...
12-05-2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,236
Posted By steveb9771

OEM windshields are mde by Pilkington. Verify...

OEM windshields are mde by Pilkington. Verify this name is on proposed replacement windshields.
11-23-2018, 11:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 852
Posted By steveb9771

See...

See https://www.mbusa.com/vcm/MB/DigitalAssets/pdfmb/ownersmanual/2015_S.pdf page 493 for coolant capacity; Looks like about 12.8 to 13 quarts capacity with 50% mix== need 6.5 quarts of coolant
11-21-2018, 04:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 936
Posted By steveb9771

Minor correction to your post-- You have ABC...

Minor correction to your post-- You have ABC which is a hydraulic system (does not use air). 4matic CL vehicles do NOT have ABC, the have airmatic. One check to determine if your vehicle was modified...
11-19-2018, 10:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 936
Posted By steveb9771

All 2007 CL550 came with ABC suspension and 18 or...

All 2007 CL550 came with ABC suspension and 18 or 19 inch wheels and have excellent ride characteristics. It you vehicle has larger wheels, or has been lowered, or had other modifications the ride...
11-13-2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,032
Posted By steveb9771

All Mercedes S class sold in the US have had IR...

All Mercedes S class sold in the US have had IR reflective glass forover10 years. I believe the non IR glass was only used on lower cost European versions which had much less standard equipment and...
11-13-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,845
Posted By steveb9771

Cost of service varies considerably across the...

Cost of service varies considerably across the country. Southern California has several dealers which leads to price competition. Until a couple of years ago, "A" service could be had for about $150...
11-13-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,637
Posted By steveb9771

Call your credit card company and dispute the...

Call your credit card company and dispute the charge. This will get their attention and most, if not all, of the time you will win.
10-26-2018, 04:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 451
Posted By steveb9771

The inner bulbs are NOT traditional headlights....

The inner bulbs are NOT traditional headlights. For vehicles with night vision, they are IR emitters which produce IR light which is not visible to the eye. For vehicles without night vision, I...
10-25-2018, 10:52 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,760
Posted By steveb9771

Remember, this was a $100,000 vehicle when new...

Remember, this was a $100,000 vehicle when new and parts for it can be very expensive. Based on the mileage, several parts could fail at any time. This might be why older high mileage vehicles are...
10-25-2018, 10:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 601
Posted By steveb9771

Most newer garage door openers use a rolling code...

Most newer garage door openers use a rolling code and you need to press a button on the garage door mechanism as part of the programming the button in your vehicle. Look at the manual for your garage...
10-25-2018, 10:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 451
Posted By steveb9771

The above list is INCORRECT. All US pre-facelift...

The above list is INCORRECT. All US pre-facelift W21 vehicles used bi-xenon headlights and did not have separate low and high beam bulbs. Given this error, all of the other bulbs are suspect.
10-23-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 379
Posted By steveb9771

Try this site to get part numbers. It is a US...

Try this site to get part numbers. It is a US site, but I assume the bumper parts for your vehicle are identical to US vehicles. There are several sites in the US where Mercedes body parts can be...
10-22-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,952
Posted By steveb9771

Even if the new style key would work, you would...

Even if the new style key would work, you would not be able to start your vehicle with a dead key fob battery or a key less go malfunction. The start button on your vehicle can be removed to allow...
10-19-2018, 11:35 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 25,880
Posted By steveb9771

Send2Benz is on the Mercedes me ipad/iphone app....

Send2Benz is on the Mercedes me ipad/iphone app. You can also use a web browser on a desktop or laptop computer for Send2Benz https://www.mbusa.com/mercedesme/connect

At the time when Mercedes...
10-19-2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 25,880
Posted By steveb9771

Incorrect-- Mercedes ceased using Tele-Aid...

Incorrect-- Mercedes ceased using Tele-Aid several years ago when mbrace service was initiated. MB connect is a feature of mbrace. Mbrace was purchased a couple of years ago by Verizon.
10-10-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 350
Posted By steveb9771

You might be able to get one from a wrecked...

You might be able to get one from a wrecked vehicle for a lot less. If you find one, you will probably need a dealer to software configure it to work in your car.
10-07-2018, 04:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 572
Posted By steveb9771

Same symptom I experienced. The air pump operates...

Same symptom I experienced. The air pump operates while you are adjusting the seat to inflate to the desired setting. Once you stop changing the setting, the air pump shuts off since it is no longer...
10-06-2018, 01:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 528
Posted By steveb9771

It is a gamble. Not all of the vehicles failed,...

It is a gamble. Not all of the vehicles failed, but if it does the repair is several thousand dollars.
10-06-2018, 01:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 572
Posted By steveb9771

Most likely cause is a leak in one of the seat...

Most likely cause is a leak in one of the seat air bladders. A leak in one seat will cause both seats to fail. Unfortunately, this can be a very expensive repair. I had one fail in my passenger seat...
08-31-2018, 01:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,406
Posted By steveb9771

Most likely the reason why the headlights remain...

Most likely the reason why the headlights remain on is the daylight running light feature is enabled on your vehicle. This causes the lights to be on whenever the engine is running. They CAN be...
08-27-2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,927
Posted By steveb9771

The license number is unique based on your VIN....

The license number is unique based on your VIN. When you purchase a license, a unique code is generated for your VIN and the version of the map update DVD. Your vehicle will not load the disk if the...
08-24-2018, 08:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,927
Posted By steveb9771

The honorable thing for Mercedes to do if they...

The honorable thing for Mercedes to do if they are not interested in providing further updates is to release detailed documentation about the format of the navigation disks which would allow others...
08-23-2018, 10:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,432
Posted By steveb9771

Most likely you have a seat bladder air leak. A...

Most likely you have a seat bladder air leak. A leak in either seat will cause the settings for both seats to fall back to zero. Unfortunately, it can be very expensive to replace an air bladder. I...
08-19-2018, 03:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,298
Posted By steveb9771

Only for windshields. The other windows are...

Only for windshields. The other windows are tempered glass. S class Mercedes in the US have had laminated glass side windows for several years.
08-09-2018, 03:06 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 25,880
Posted By steveb9771

I wonder if Donald Trump's trade war with Europe...

I wonder if Donald Trump's trade war with Europe is contributing to the delay. The vehicle preparation center in Long Beach is also the facility where all vehicles are inspected by customs and any...
08-09-2018, 02:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 694
Posted By steveb9771

I still have original consumer battery in my 2007...

I still have original consumer battery in my 2007 CL550 which I purchased new in November 2006. Starter battery was replaced in 2014. Has anyone else had it last this long?
07-15-2018, 12:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 308
Posted By steveb9771

Most likely one of the ignition coils has...

Most likely one of the ignition coils has failed.Sometimes it will fail intermittently and everything will appear normal the nest time you start the engine. It will eventually fail completely. Take...
07-13-2018, 11:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 658
Posted By steveb9771

Engine swap should only be done by someone very...

Engine swap should only be done by someone very familiar with the electronic engine controls. Mercedes uses extreme measures to prevent theft and unless your mechanic has access to a Mercedes DAS...
07-06-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,230
Posted By steveb9771

Ask the service managers at Mercedes dealers in...

Ask the service managers at Mercedes dealers in your area about which third party warranty companies that they have good experiences with, then pick the one that provides the coverage you want at the...
07-06-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 391
Posted By steveb9771

There are companies that rebuild speakers. They...

There are companies that rebuild speakers. They can replace the cone and/or the material supporting the cone usually at a cost much lower than the cost of a new speaker. Do a google search and you...
07-06-2018, 03:09 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 41,716
Posted By steveb9771

As I previously suspected, this is a real kludge....

As I previously suspected, this is a real kludge. Unless it is fully integrated into the existing Comand display, it is useless. With the OEM display blocked, how do you view the temperature...
06-28-2018, 06:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 474
Posted By steveb9771

Most likely the battery in the trunk is dead. It...

Most likely the battery in the trunk is dead. It appears to not be holding a charge. The 2007 to 2009 vehicles had two batteries- The one under the hood is used to start the engine and theone in the...
06-22-2018, 01:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 646
Posted By steveb9771

Given that this a limited production vehicle, it...

Given that this a limited production vehicle, it is unlikely that you will find that anyone has installed a tow hitch. I would not trust U-Haul unless they can provide references to several previous...
06-17-2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 41,716
Posted By steveb9771

WARNING-- We have previously seen false claims...

WARNING-- We have previously seen false claims about an Apple Carplay retrofit which turned out to be a scam. Do NOT send any money to order this product until we are able to see a review from a...
06-17-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,098
Posted By steveb9771

As a result of the poor response from your...

As a result of the poor response from your insurance company, I recommend you shop around for another company when you near renewal time. As other potential companies what their policy is for...
06-10-2018, 02:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 425
Posted By steveb9771

This is NOT a job for an upholstery shop that is...

This is NOT a job for an upholstery shop that is inexperienced in working with S class seats. Depending on the version of seat in your vehicle, it could include heating, cooling, and possibly air...
06-06-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 732
Posted By steveb9771

It looks like the monthly fee is about double the...

It looks like the monthly fee is about double the price to lease similar vehicles. Also the vehicles can be as much as three years old.
06-03-2018, 01:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 634
Posted By steveb9771

Be advised that the actual time for the dealer to...

Be advised that the actual time for the dealer to perform the update could take several hours if nothing has ever been updated. This will NOT affect your labor charge since all the dealer does is to...
06-02-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 634
Posted By steveb9771

No problem loading the latest map update for 2007...

No problem loading the latest map update for 2007 vehicle, As a separate issue, the Comand update which needs to be installed by a dealer or someone with a Mercedes DAS computer added features...
06-02-2018, 01:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 929
Posted By steveb9771

Based on the Carfax, I would NOT purchase this...

Based on the Carfax, I would NOT purchase this vehicle. Why has it been siting unsold since the auction on 8/21/2017? Has the asking price been too high? Any vehicle that sits for over 9 months can...
06-02-2018, 01:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 634
Posted By steveb9771

You stated your vehicle is a 2011. This model...

You stated your vehicle is a 2011. This model year has hardware version NTG3.5 hardware which can only use NTG3.5 navigation disks. Mercedes made the change starting with 2010 vehicles to make it...
06-01-2018, 02:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 634
Posted By steveb9771

2007 - 2009 vehicles do not use an activation...

2007 - 2009 vehicles do not use an activation code allowing the disk to be used for several vehicles. These vehicles have the NTG3 version navigation hardware.
As of 2010, vehicles came with NTG3.5...
05-29-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 634
Posted By steveb9771

Unfortunately there may be no newer versions...

Unfortunately there may be no newer versions produced. Buying a previously used update disk is useless. Your vehicle requires a unique activation code tied to you vehicle VIN to be entered to load an...
05-22-2018, 03:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 690
Posted By steveb9771

Free for 5 years for the lowest level. Additional...

Free for 5 years for the lowest level. Additional MBrace services have 3 to 6 months free only.
The Secure package which includes Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance costs $199 per year after the...
05-19-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 466
Posted By steveb9771

CL is very quiet, but the AMG versions (CL63 and...

CL is very quiet, but the AMG versions (CL63 and CL65) do have some engine noise. Of course you will want to test drive any vehicle before you buy it to see for yourself.
05-18-2018, 02:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 975
Posted By steveb9771

Have you checked the battery in the trunk? It...

Have you checked the battery in the trunk? It powers all of the accessories. The one under the hood is used to start the motor.
05-15-2018, 05:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,282
Posted By steveb9771

Anything is possible for a lot of $$$. The...

Anything is possible for a lot of $$$. The massage function for both front seats is driven by an air pump. Each seat has several air bladders as well as an airbag with its explosive charge. Any...
05-10-2018, 06:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 777
Posted By steveb9771

If they were going 60 mph in a 30 mph zone which...

If they were going 60 mph in a 30 mph zone which caused them to hit a solid concrete wall, it is a miracle that the back seat passenger survived. The fire could only be caused by the batteries...
05-10-2018, 05:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 476
Posted By steveb9771

Why do you think it is an alternator failure? You...

Why do you think it is an alternator failure? You might have a failed battery. Call Mercedes roadside service. They will come out to your vehicle for free and test your batteries (trunk and under...
05-10-2018, 02:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,098
Posted By steveb9771

The OEM and most likely a Pilkington windshield...

The OEM and most likely a Pilkington windshield will have special clear windows for your EZ pass as will as for the rain sensor. These windshields provide UV eye protection which is unique to high...
05-06-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,098
Posted By steveb9771

Pilkington is the OEM glass manufacturer for out...

Pilkington is the OEM glass manufacturer for out vehicles. I would demand that your windshield be replaced with you being only responsible for original quoted cost for Pilkington minus the money you...
05-02-2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 390
Posted By steveb9771

Most likely it is the day light running lights...

Most likely it is the day light running lights which are NOT controlled by the light switch. These lights are considered a safety function and you will see many newer cars on the road that have their...
04-28-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,907
Posted By steveb9771

Unfortunately, Mercedes made the decision a few...

Unfortunately, Mercedes made the decision a few years ago starting with the facelift W216 to ship all Cl and S class coupes to the US ONLY with 4matic, the only exception being the $200K CL65 and the...
04-14-2018, 10:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,729
Posted By steveb9771

It appears the head-up display was a rare option...

It appears the head-up display was a rare option for the S450. I suspect it is much more common for the S560. There appears to be several S450 available with your interior/exterior colors, but none...
04-02-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 864
Posted By steveb9771

Not all dealers have horrible car washes. I...

Not all dealers have horrible car washes. I ALWAYS have my vehicle washed by local dealers and have been extremely satisfied. I would NEVER take my vehicle to a regular car wash for fear of wheel...
03-31-2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 857
Posted By steveb9771

Most likely failing ignition coil pack.When this...

Most likely failing ignition coil pack.When this happens, the corresponding coil and cylinder are deactivated resulting in vibration. Restarting the engine resets the condition. I had this happen a...
03-27-2018, 03:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,241
Posted By steveb9771

This one appears to meet all of your desires. It...

This one appears to meet all of your desires. It is RWD like all 2008 models and all had ABC. There are very few of these in existence. The gas mileage of the facelift models is NOT that much better...
03-25-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,241
Posted By steveb9771

Another major difference-- 2008 is RWD and has...

Another major difference-- 2008 is RWD and has ABC suspension which is outstanding but can have a large repair cost if it fails. All facelift vehicles are 4-matic, 4 wheel drive which might be...
03-21-2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,038
Posted By steveb9771

Free RDS traffic data via FM radio is only...

Free RDS traffic data via FM radio is only available on pre-facelift W221 vehicles. Mercedes switched to using Sirius traffic with the W221 facelift which requires a paid subscription with Sirius....
03-19-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 485
Posted By steveb9771

Yes-- My 2007 CL550 headlghts are still crystal...

Yes-- My 2007 CL550 headlghts are still crystal clear and they have had absolutely no special treatment. I see lots of other manufacturer cars that are much newer with cloudy headlights on the road.
03-15-2018, 03:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 422
Posted By steveb9771

Keep in mind that when you use the head light...

Keep in mind that when you use the head light washers, part of the spray usually ends up on the hood of the car and deposits some of the dirt form the head lights there which can look messy until you...
03-15-2018, 03:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 485
Posted By steveb9771

Why do you believe you need this type of product...

Why do you believe you need this type of product for your headlights? Mercedes has been using superior quality material in their headlights for several years. I am the original owner of a 2007 CL550...
03-13-2018, 02:13 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,940
Posted By steveb9771

Best Buy announced that they will cease selling...

Best Buy announced that they will cease selling CDs as of July. See https://www.theverge.com/2018/2/6/16...vinyl-cassette...
03-12-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 27,838
Posted By steveb9771

moved to correct thread

sorry -- posted on wrong thread
03-07-2018, 12:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 602
Posted By steveb9771

This is a known problem and is why Genie has...

This is a known problem and is why Genie has special LED bulbs that do not interfere with garage door openers. See http://www.geniecompany.com/garage-door-openers/accessories/led-light-bulb.aspx
03-07-2018, 12:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,121
Posted By steveb9771

Repeated motor mount failures are not normal....

Repeated motor mount failures are not normal. They normally last 50,000 miles or more unless they are damaged by a collision or excessive speed over pot holes and speed bumps.
I would go to a...
03-06-2018, 01:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 759
Posted By steveb9771

Unfortunately Carfax gives no information about...

Unfortunately Carfax gives no information about the extent of damage. If a vehicle was repaired by a Mercedes dealer, it might be possible for a dealer to get the records and determine the extent of...
03-04-2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,703
Posted By steveb9771

You most likely will need a set of lug bolts for...

You most likely will need a set of lug bolts for this wheel since the ones on your vehicle are usually too long. And don't forget a jack and lug bolt wrench unless you intend to call for assistance...
03-01-2018, 10:01 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 23,062
Posted By steveb9771

Your eBay link is bad, please correct it

Your eBay link is bad, please correct it
02-23-2018, 12:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 442
Posted By steveb9771

It appears to not be available in the USA. See...

It appears to not be available in the USA. See https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=nl&u=http://www.comandonline.nl/index.php%3Froute%3Dproduct/product%26product_id%3D3549&prev=search
02-22-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 648
Posted By steveb9771

If you have MBrace, you can unlock your vehicle...

If you have MBrace, you can unlock your vehicle via the Internet
02-03-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,901
Posted By steveb9771

Thumbs down Agreed-- The window vertical size appears to be...

Agreed-- The window vertical size appears to be much smaller than the previous model W216 coupes. Over the years Mercedes continues to reduce the vertical size of the windows. The windows remind me...
02-01-2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 720
Posted By steveb9771

I was invited and paid about 5 years ago to...

I was invited and paid about 5 years ago to attend a couple of Mercedes focus groups. We were asked to critique a few full size proposed future vehicles. Some of the models had different external...
01-13-2018, 03:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,030
Posted By steveb9771

Per the Carfax report, the last owner only had...

Per the Carfax report, the last owner only had the vehicle for 15 months and then it appears to have been traded in at a Toyota dealer. It was serviced at an indy on December 27 and then offered for...
12-26-2017, 04:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 474
Posted By steveb9771

Not a good idea to disable-- Get the system...

Not a good idea to disable-- Get the system repaired. It is very difficult to tell visually that low profile tires used on our vehicles are low on air. A slow leak caused by a nail is not obvious....
12-14-2017, 08:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 483
Posted By steveb9771

Send a certified letter to Carchex describing...

Send a certified letter to Carchex describing your problem. Ask them to identify where you can purchase ONLY the motor. Enclose a statement from your Mercedes dealer stating that the motor is NOT...
11-25-2017, 11:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 290
Posted By steveb9771

MBrace - send to Benz no longer works

Previously, it was possible to send a GPS location from Google maps to our cars. Mercedes was deleted as an option for Google maps. The replacement for our vehicles is claimed to be the site...
10-23-2017, 05:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,540
Posted By steveb9771

Firestick provides its video ONLY via HDMI...

Firestick provides its video ONLY via HDMI connector. USB cable is used ONLY to supply electrical power to the firestick.
09-22-2017, 02:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,739
Posted By steveb9771

OEM batteries have an extremely long life. I have...

OEM batteries have an extremely long life. I have a 2007 CL550 delivered November 2006 which has two batteries. Engine starter battery failed after 7 years. The second consumer battery located in the...
09-19-2017, 03:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 581
Posted By steveb9771

Keyless Go was an option. One way to tell is if...

Keyless Go was an option. One way to tell is if you can open a locked vehicle door without touching the key fop by simply pulling on the door handle. If it unlocks, your vehicle has the feature and...
09-17-2017, 06:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,286
Posted By steveb9771

There are some very reputable third party...

There are some very reputable third party warranty companies that provide coverage for everything. Ask the service manager at your dealer for recommendations of companies that they have good...
08-21-2017, 02:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,535
Posted By steveb9771

If you google "mercedes 2118300472" you will find...

If you google "mercedes 2118300472" you will find several sites that show a picture of your part along with the device being called an air pollution sensor. Based on this description, it could...
08-19-2017, 10:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,535
Posted By steveb9771

No-- These vehicles do not have a distributor....

No-- These vehicles do not have a distributor. Open the hood immediately after going through a car wash and see if there is any obvious water there. look carefully at the various electrical...
08-10-2017, 12:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 420
Posted By steveb9771

The serpentine belt drives the power steering...

The serpentine belt drives the power steering pump which would explain your hard steering. It also drives the alternator which could prevent recharging your battery.
08-06-2017, 01:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,388
Posted By steveb9771

Four owners makes me wonder why? Did some of...

Four owners makes me wonder why? Did some of these owners move on due to problems with the vehicle?
08-04-2017, 11:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 981
Posted By steveb9771

This the wrong wrong forum for a 2003 model, ask...

This the wrong wrong forum for a 2003 model, ask on the CL215 forum. If you are really asking about a 2003, I doubt you will be able to purchase an extended warranty especially for a vehicle with...
08-01-2017, 08:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 628
Posted By steveb9771

Do a check the old fashioned way. Fill your tank...

Do a check the old fashioned way. Fill your tank and note your odometer reading. Wait until you have less than half a tank, then fill up and calculate your MPG based on difference in odometer reading...
07-25-2017, 01:01 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 36,071
Posted By steveb9771

I strongly agree with the statement about cost....

I strongly agree with the statement about cost. New handheld GPS devices with free lifetime map updates sell for much less than the cost of a single Mercedes update DVD and contain significantly more...
07-23-2017, 10:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 770
Posted By steveb9771

Magic Body use the ABC suspension system which is...

Magic Body use the ABC suspension system which is hydraulic and does not use air
07-08-2017, 03:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 691
Posted By steveb9771

Keep in mind that the W216, like all previous S...

Keep in mind that the W216, like all previous S class based coupes were produced in very limited quantities. As a result there is an extremely small market for mod parts that only fit the W216. Many...
07-06-2017, 03:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 550
Posted By steveb9771

No tool supplied for 2008 and there might be no...

No tool supplied for 2008 and there might be no place to use it if you had one. The 2007 owner's manual shows the tool and provides instructions on how to use it. There is no mention of the tool in...
07-03-2017, 01:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 424
Posted By steveb9771

I realize you are in Europe, but look at...

I realize you are in Europe, but look at https://www.tirerack.com/content/tirerack/desktop/en/homepage.html and enter your vehicle info (4-matic available in USA starting with 2009). You can then...
07-01-2017, 12:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 983
Posted By steveb9771

Most likely cause is a leaking seat bladder. If...

Most likely cause is a leaking seat bladder. If your dealer refuses to fix it, try contacting another dealer if there is one in your area. If this doesn't work, contact MBUSA headquarters in New...
06-28-2017, 07:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,170
Posted By steveb9771

Caution for those of you who change to...

Caution for those of you who change to conventional tires along with a spare--
You may need different shorter lug bolts for your spare. Verify that you have compatible lug bolts or you will be in a...
06-27-2017, 01:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 747
Posted By steveb9771

If your vehicle is pre-facelift, it has two...

If your vehicle is pre-facelift, it has two batteries- One under the hood and one in the trunk concealed behind the rear seat. The trunk battery provides power to the accessories including those your...
06-24-2017, 12:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 625
Posted By steveb9771

It is unfortunate that Mercedes will not release...

It is unfortunate that Mercedes will not release any further updates to the maps in our vehicles. Final version in the United States was issued last year. I am not aware of any companies that have...
06-24-2017, 11:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 445
Posted By steveb9771

Most likely you dropped something such as a ball...

Most likely you dropped something such as a ball point pen that is caught in the mechanism. Do NOT force it. Look carefully for any small item that is jamming the mechanism.
06-13-2017, 03:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,030
Posted By steveb9771

If you decide to go with a third party warranty,...

If you decide to go with a third party warranty, ask your local Mercedes dealer service department about their experience with various companies. Only consider those that your dealer has good...
06-09-2017, 02:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 430
Posted By steveb9771

Are you sure about the part number? See...

Are you sure about the part number?
See https://www.mbpartsusa.com/?year=2007&make=mercedes-benz&model=s600&search_str=seat+adaptor&p=catalog&mode=search&scat=&search_in=all for a part that might...
05-28-2017, 04:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 561
Posted By steveb9771

Are you sure you used the correct fluid? The...

Are you sure you used the correct fluid? The newer year W221 vehicles use a different fluid than the first couple of years of production. Mercedes manufactures a large number of vehicles in South...
05-21-2017, 08:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,136
Posted By steveb9771

The best or nothing

This is the Mercedes slogan.
Now nothing means no CD player in the 2018 S class per the recently published dealer ordering guide. Does this mean that those that purchase the rear seat entertainment...
05-21-2017, 07:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,633
Posted By steveb9771

You said you previously owned a CL550. The...

You said you previously owned a CL550. The reliability of a W221 S class should be identical to that of your CL550 since the CL550 is really an S class coupe with identical mechanical and electrical...
05-19-2017, 12:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 665
Posted By steveb9771

Keep in mind that these vehicles were over...

Keep in mind that these vehicles were over $150,000 when new and repairs can easily be several thousand dollars. Some of the high depreciation in value is due to the high cost of repairs once things...
05-16-2017, 06:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By steveb9771

Dealer may be able to disable the remote. Bring...

Dealer may be able to disable the remote. Bring all of your key fobs to a dealer and ask if they can reprogram your vehicle to ONLY recognize yours.
05-11-2017, 07:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,628
Posted By steveb9771

Rebuilt units are available from...

Rebuilt units are available from http://www.pelicanparts.com/catalog/SuperCat/4015/MBZ_4015_SUSSHK_pg1.htm#item0

also see...
05-11-2017, 02:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,308
Posted By steveb9771

CL550 and S class coupe are definitely...

CL550 and S class coupe are definitely comfortable for long trips especially if you get one with dynamic seats which includes a massage function. SL is not nearly as comfortable for long trips.
05-11-2017, 01:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,108
Posted By steveb9771

Does your vehicle have the bluetooth puck...

Does your vehicle have the bluetooth puck installed in the armrest glove compartment? If it is not there, search google for "mercedes benz cell phone puck"
05-09-2017, 08:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,102
Posted By steveb9771

Problem most likely is failure of the air...

Problem most likely is failure of the air bladders in one or both seats. I had this failure while still under an aftermarket extended warranty. The warranty company pair over $6000 to fix both seats....
05-08-2017, 10:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,217
Posted By steveb9771

Unfortunately the parts for the optional IPOD kit...

Unfortunately the parts for the optional IPOD kit have not been available for several years (at least from Mercedes). It is simply a cable with the old style iPhone connector on one end and a few...
05-08-2017, 10:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 616
Posted By steveb9771

I had the same problem on my 2007 several years...

I had the same problem on my 2007 several years ago. There is a coating on the buttons that eventually becomes sticky. I rubbed the coating off with a rag saturated with formula 409. It took a lot of...
05-04-2017, 03:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 865
Posted By steveb9771

You most likely will need to replace brackets...

You most likely will need to replace brackets along with impact absorbing material behind the bumper. Go to https://www.mbonlineparts.com/ and look up front or rear bumper for your model year for the...
05-03-2017, 03:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,617
Posted By steveb9771

The lumbar issue is most likely failure of the...

The lumbar issue is most likely failure of the seat air bladders. I had this failure. The passenger seat bladder could not be repaired which caused replacement of the seat cushion for $5000 !!!. I...
05-03-2017, 02:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,617
Posted By steveb9771

I am surprised by the items that have been...

I am surprised by the items that have been replaced on this vehicle:

Rear strut(s)/insert cartridge(s) replaced (21,018 miles)
Air conditioning compressor (25,762 miles)
spark plugs (34700...
04-27-2017, 11:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,256
Posted By steveb9771

Pre-facelift vehicles call for one time...

Pre-facelift vehicles call for one time transmission service (fluid change) at 39,000 to 40,000 miles. Check the service manual for the your model year. Service manuals are downloadable from mbusa.com
04-20-2017, 02:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,602
Posted By steveb9771

NOT reasonable. If your vehicle is 2007-2009,...

NOT reasonable. If your vehicle is 2007-2009, disk can be ordered on-line from MBUSA for $249 and takes a little less than one hour to install yourself. Often you can find someone selling the actual...
04-07-2017, 10:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 645
Posted By steveb9771

This post is in the wrong forum. The CLC is a C...

This post is in the wrong forum. The CLC is a C class coupe. The W216 is an S class coupe.
You might find an answer in the C class forum.
04-01-2017, 12:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,219
Posted By steveb9771

Dealers can't unlock DVD for viewing while...

Dealers can't unlock DVD for viewing while vehicle is in motion. The only solution I am aware of. See https://www.midcityengineering.com/product/video-in-motion-vim221/ for a solution that has been...
03-26-2017, 05:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 9,862
Posted By steveb9771

Might be low on refrigerant caused by a slow...

Might be low on refrigerant caused by a slow leak. If this is the case, have some added and see how long it lasts.
03-13-2017, 01:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,256
Posted By steveb9771

Next step if this was done at a franchised shop...

Next step if this was done at a franchised shop is to contact the legal department and demand compensation for incompetent work. I would take your vehicle to a dealer and have them drain and flush...
02-26-2017, 04:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 557
Posted By steveb9771

Check the cost of a brake job - It can easily...

Check the cost of a brake job - It can easily exceed $5000 for parts. The brake rotors usually need to be replaced with the pads and are extremely expensive.
02-19-2017, 02:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 417
Posted By steveb9771

Both of the above items ONLY provide charging...

Both of the above items ONLY provide charging power to your device. They do NOT pass audio signals.

Look at the reviews of the first item and you will see several complaints of not being able to ...
02-16-2017, 01:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,169
Posted By steveb9771

Most of the time you will also need new rotors....

Most of the time you will also need new rotors. Did your price quite include rotors?
01-31-2017, 08:56 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 15,740
Posted By steveb9771

I am surprised at your assessment of vehicle...

I am surprised at your assessment of vehicle acceleration. Per Road and Track, your Avalon does 0-60 in 6.8 seconds. Pre-facelift S550 W221 does it in about 5.4 seconds and the newer facelift models...
01-30-2017, 12:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By steveb9771

You can open the doors using the blade key in...

You can open the doors using the blade key in your key fob. It is a little tricky, see an online copy of the owners manual.
1) Insert mechanical key into the driver’s door lock until it stops.
2)...
01-24-2017, 03:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,265
Posted By steveb9771

Mercedes has been reducing the the eligibility...

Mercedes has been reducing the the eligibility for free road side assistance for newer vehicles. It remains lifetime free only for vehicles purchased prior to Jan 4, 2011. For a while it was free...
01-23-2017, 08:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,265
Posted By steveb9771

If your vehicle is eligible for free road side...

If your vehicle is eligible for free road side assistance, they wil usually have batteries with them and only charge the normal cost of the battery and no charge for labor. Since your vehicle is at...
01-17-2017, 01:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,399
Posted By steveb9771

The feature you are asking for DOES exist, but...

The feature you are asking for DOES exist, but only using the key fob outside of the vehicle. See page 376 of the 2007 owner manual....
01-09-2017, 07:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,079
Posted By steveb9771

Most likely cause is an air leak. Worst case is a...

Most likely cause is an air leak. Worst case is a failure of one of the seat air bladders. A common air source feeds both seats which will cause an air leak to cause both seats to fail. Most likely...
01-08-2017, 03:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 797
Posted By steveb9771

No. A ski bag option was available outside of the...

No. A ski bag option was available outside of the US which provided an opening around the back seat center console for long items such as skis.
12-30-2016, 08:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 680
Posted By steveb9771

The inner headlamp bulbs are infrared emitters...

The inner headlamp bulbs are infrared emitters that are used to illuminate objects for the night vision system. Their illumination is not visible to the human eye, only to the infrared camera. If...
12-24-2016, 03:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 902
Posted By steveb9771

There is one potentially expensive repair that...

There is one potentially expensive repair that might be needed in the future. The engine had a weak idler sprocket on the timing chain that could eventually fail. There was a class action lawsuit for...
12-22-2016, 02:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,257
Posted By steveb9771

It would be interesting to get the VIN number...

It would be interesting to get the VIN number which should be observable in the windshield. This would identify the manufacturer of the chassis and the original model and year.
12-22-2016, 01:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,412
Posted By steveb9771

We finally had some rain in Southern California...

We finally had some rain in Southern California over the last couple of days, but it did not last long enough to really need an umbrella.
12-22-2016, 01:53 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,035
Posted By steveb9771

The numbers reported above are an unpleasant...

The numbers reported above are an unpleasant surprise. I have a 2007 CL550 which has the non-turbo engine and on a recent trip from Southern California to Las Vegas at 70MPH almost the entire trip...
12-22-2016, 01:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 524
Posted By steveb9771

Your interpretation is incorrect. 0°14' means 0...

Your interpretation is incorrect. 0°14' means 0 degrees and 14 minutes which is the same as 0 degrees + 14/60 degrees or 0.233 degrees ± 0.01 degrees.

Are you sure about the tolerance of ±0.6',...
12-03-2016, 10:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,277
Posted By steveb9771

Only two of the vehicles are used. One appears to...

Only two of the vehicles are used. One appears to be an early trade-in for a Bentley, the second one claims the owner was transferred to a job out of the country. The remaining ones all have less...
11-25-2016, 11:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,412
Posted By steveb9771

1) How about making coupe available in USA...

1) How about making coupe available in USA without 4-matic and with ABC and magic body control? How come it is available like this in Europe but not in the USA (only available on the very expensive...
11-25-2016, 11:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,412
Posted By steveb9771

How about cup holders that are able to heat and...

How about cup holders that are able to heat and chill beverages?
11-13-2016, 12:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,226
Posted By steveb9771

Be sure to read the fine print in extended...

Be sure to read the fine print in extended warranty policies. Many of them will NOT cover vehicles for hire which would exclude vehicles used for limo service.
10-05-2016, 07:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 696
Posted By steveb9771

Sat radio requires an additional hardware...

Sat radio requires an additional hardware receiver in your vehicle. Also your vehicle antenna needs to be compatible with sat radio. Early 2007 vehicles had two visible antennas (one on the trunk lid...
10-01-2016, 07:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 625
Posted By steveb9771

FYI-- My sensors are not 10 years old and still...

FYI-- My sensors are not 10 years old and still accurately reporting tire pressure. The battery in my trunk is still the original. The battery under the hood died after 7 years.
09-17-2016, 08:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,043
Posted By steveb9771

I plan to keep mine for a few more years since it...

I plan to keep mine for a few more years since it still looks like and rides like a new vehicle. Anything less than an S class coupe would be a downgrade. I like how it rides with ABC which is only...
09-14-2016, 12:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,043
Posted By steveb9771

There is no major service. The only special items...

There is no major service. The only special items are a one time transmission service at about 40,000 miles and replacement of spark plugs every 80,000 miles. Regular service is periodic oil and...
09-12-2016, 11:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,043
Posted By steveb9771

Maintenance is identical so that for the W221 S...

Maintenance is identical so that for the W221 S class which has a lot more information available. There are only a few reports with the ABC system. I did have a hose break. Your cost of $3 per mile...
09-11-2016, 10:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,043
Posted By steveb9771

There were 4 engines 1) CL500 (same as CL550 in...

There were 4 engines
1) CL500 (same as CL550 in US and Japan) V8
2) CL63 AMG V8
3) CL600 V12
4) CL65 AMG V12

Early CL500/CL550 had a potential problem with a timing chain sprocket that failed...
09-05-2016, 11:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,838
Posted By steveb9771

Ideally your vehicle should be towed to a repair...

Ideally your vehicle should be towed to a repair facility. Further driving may cause the hydraulic pump to fail which is very expensive (approx $2000) since this pump and the power steering pump are...
08-28-2016, 04:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,146
Posted By steveb9771

Alternators for 12 volt systems usually provide...

Alternators for 12 volt systems usually provide 14 volts. A 12 volt battery requires about 14 volts to be charged. There are NO alternators that only output 12 volts since this is inadequate to...
08-03-2016, 08:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,322
Posted By steveb9771

Look at the back side of the paperwork from your...

Look at the back side of the paperwork from your first repair. It should have the standard MBUSA repair warranty terms. If it does, I would demand that the first dealer refund the entire cost of the...
08-02-2016, 02:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,249
Posted By steveb9771

Blue book values of CL class vehicles are not...

Blue book values of CL class vehicles are not necessarily accurate since there are a very limited number of these vehicles in existence and very few are resold each year. Years ago, I had a 500SEC...
08-01-2016, 05:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,322
Posted By steveb9771

I suggest you post your experience on yelp.com. ...

I suggest you post your experience on yelp.com. Also report your experience to the government authorities in your state.

Note: Even if your repair is not covered by the Motor Vehicle Repair Act,...
07-30-2016, 12:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 667
Posted By steveb9771

You will have to bring the vehicle to a dealer...

You will have to bring the vehicle to a dealer along with proof of ownership to purchase a new key. They will want to see that your driver's license and the vehicle registration are for the same...
07-30-2016, 12:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,678
Posted By steveb9771

Call Mercedes roadside assistance. For your model...

Call Mercedes roadside assistance. For your model year vehicle, they will come out for free and try to diagnose the problem. They come out with a supply of batteries and if the battery is the...
07-27-2016, 05:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,022
Posted By steveb9771

Cadillac has had several disasters in the past...

Cadillac has had several disasters in the past that discourage new customers. Remember the Cadillac diesel fiasco and how about the 8-6-4 V8 that disabled cylinders for improved MPG. Both of these...
07-23-2016, 09:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,203
Posted By steveb9771

Have you asked Mercedes about ordering the...

Have you asked Mercedes about ordering the pillows. Most of the time, they will custom make replacement parts. I needed a replacement seat cushion for my vehicle, but none were in stock in the proper...
07-22-2016, 03:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 366
Posted By steveb9771

Spare key is only available from Mercedes dealers...

Spare key is only available from Mercedes dealers and a few Mercedes approved locksmiths. You will have to bring the vehicle and provide proof of ownership to obtain a key. Expect to pay about $400....
07-22-2016, 02:51 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 23,062
Posted By steveb9771

It took several hours for the update to complete...

It took several hours for the update to complete on my vehicle which was build in September 2006. The dealer gave me a loan car and called me later in the day and said it was progressing smoothly,...
07-18-2016, 08:39 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 23,062
Posted By steveb9771

I had several updates performed at Anaheim...

I had several updates performed at Anaheim (Caliber) Mercedes while my 2007 was still under factory warranty with no issues. This was a few years ago. Hopefully, they still have techs who are still...
07-03-2016, 03:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 20,777
Posted By steveb9771

Video is disabled while vehicle is in motion. You...

Video is disabled while vehicle is in motion. You might also need to set the parking brake to view video. There are companies that sell solutions to enable "Video In Motion".
06-27-2016, 07:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,452
Posted By steveb9771

Service "B" includes replacement of the cabin air...

Service "B" includes replacement of the cabin air filter. As long as you have good air flow and no objectionable odors, this could be skipped.

If you have a leased vehicle from MBUSA, your...
06-22-2016, 02:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,482
Posted By steveb9771

Rebuilt title means this is a salvage vehicle. If...

Rebuilt title means this is a salvage vehicle. If it was a flood vehicle, it could be in for some very expensive electrical repairs in the future. If it was a collision vehicle, was it properly...
06-13-2016, 02:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,249
Posted By steveb9771

These cars are mechanically identical to W221...

These cars are mechanically identical to W221 sedan and should have similar mechanical reliability. Some of the non-common parts are much more expensive. As an example, it is not uncommon for the...
05-28-2016, 01:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 934
Posted By steveb9771

The coating on the windshield DOES limit the...

The coating on the windshield DOES limit the range for Homelink. W221 and W216 vehicles also have this limitation. The ONLY solution is to modify the antenna on your garage door mechanism. The...
05-25-2016, 03:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,523
Posted By steveb9771

Tire cost/life depends on the type of tires on...

Tire cost/life depends on the type of tires on your vehicle. I have a 2007 with staggered 19 inch wheels. The rear tires last about 15,000 miles and the front last about 30,000 miles. OEM replacement...
05-25-2016, 02:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 906
Posted By steveb9771

Be prepared for potentially very expensive...

Be prepared for potentially very expensive repairs. The rear end damage could easily be several thousand dollars to repair, damage is on both sides. The listing does not indicate if the vehicle has...
05-07-2016, 02:19 AM
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Views: 2,008
Posted By steveb9771

This might be applicable to your pulley issue if...

This might be applicable to your pulley issue if this service campaign is applicable and had not been performed. Any dealer should be able to check if this was ever done for your vehicle assuming it...
05-06-2016, 03:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,895
Posted By steveb9771

It seems like dealers should be able to offer...

It seems like dealers should be able to offer better discounts on special orders since they avoid the expense of paying interest on the vehicle while it remains unsold on their lot. The dealer rate...
03-30-2016, 12:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,750
Posted By steveb9771

Based on your earnings, you can not afford this...

Based on your earnings, you can not afford this vehicle. Keep in mind that the original cost of this vehicle was about $140K and you need to be prepared to pay the potential high repair costs. As an...
03-20-2016, 04:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,223
Posted By steveb9771

Several different parts are different for the...

Several different parts are different for the sports package bumper. Look at the difference in the shape of the fog lights as an example as well as the mesh grill that is inside the air opening....
03-19-2016, 02:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,223
Posted By steveb9771

The right picture is for the optional sport...

The right picture is for the optional sport package. There also may be a different bumper for vehicles with distronic. Vehicles with parktronic have 4 "bullet holes" for the sensors.

There were 4...
03-11-2016, 06:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,598
Posted By steveb9771

The headlights serve as daytime running lights....

The headlights serve as daytime running lights. Depending on the country your vehicle is configured for, there is an option to turn them off using the steering wheel buttons. Your vehicle was...
02-24-2016, 06:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,086
Posted By steveb9771

The law firm behind this has been sanctioned in...

The law firm behind this has been sanctioned in the past for frivolous lawsuits.
"Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro will have to pay reasonable fees and expenses for “bad-faith advocacy” in its pursuit of...
02-15-2016, 01:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,737
Posted By steveb9771

Try this-- Press the steering wheel button...

Try this--
Press the steering wheel button under your right thumb and then speak the words--
SAT RADIO

All US W216 vehicles came with Sirius radio.

Also, mid year 2008 vehicles had the...
02-03-2016, 09:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,657
Posted By steveb9771

It is likely this vehicle will soon need new...

It is likely this vehicle will soon need new spark plugs which could easily cost over $1000. If it needs new brake rotors, the OEM price is $1100 each -- plus about $450 for OEM brake pads -> about...
01-30-2016, 02:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 908
Posted By steveb9771

Sirius DID offer lifetime subscriptions for $400...

Sirius DID offer lifetime subscriptions for $400 to $500 prior to the merger with XM at a time when they were short on cash (2006 to 2008). Depending on when the subscriptions were purchased there...
01-26-2016, 02:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,437
Posted By steveb9771

The next time your vehicle is due for a...

The next time your vehicle is due for a California smog test you will be in for a very unpleasant experience. You will be required to restore the exhaust system to a California EPA approved...
01-26-2016, 02:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,502
Posted By steveb9771

I would walk away unless information is available...

I would walk away unless information is available showing exactly what the original damage to the vehicle was and what repairs were performed. If the car was flood damaged, definitely walk away....
01-22-2016, 01:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 865
Posted By steveb9771

Hopefully you can take your vehicle to another...

Hopefully you can take your vehicle to another dealer. If your vehicle is still under factory warranty, insist that a dealer show your concerns on a service request prior to expiration. If you put...
01-22-2016, 01:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 622
Posted By steveb9771

My window closes IMMEDIATELY after I close the...

My window closes IMMEDIATELY after I close the door. Assuming you close the door prior to starting the engine, I don't think you would be quick enough to close the door andthen press the start button...
01-15-2016, 10:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,401
Posted By steveb9771

Navigation update V15.0 for 2007-2009 vehicles

2015-2016 Mercedes-Benz NTG3 DVD v15.0 is now available.

Part number T1000-23920

Unfortunately the web site states the following: "This Mercedes-Benz navigation map update is the final release...
01-15-2016, 10:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 441
Posted By steveb9771

This depends on where you live. In Southern...

This depends on where you live. In Southern California, there are many dealers which leads to price competition and costs much lower than other parts of the country. This also depends on how many...
12-31-2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,369
Posted By steveb9771

Problem might be caused by a weak battery located...

Problem might be caused by a weak battery located in the trunk. Do you still have the original battery? This battery under the hood is used to start the engine.
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