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07-13-2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 478
Posted By Polar Bear

I am unaware of a setting or configuration that...

I am unaware of a setting or configuration that would do this. It doesn't sound like a function that Mercedes-Benz would even make configurable due to the potential injuries that it could result in....
Forum: Marketplace
07-03-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,928
Posted By Polar Bear

👍🏼

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Forum: Marketplace
06-29-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,593
Posted By Polar Bear

Let me borrow it on this beautiful Saturday and...

Let me borrow it on this beautiful Saturday and I can test them out for you ;)
06-28-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,175
Posted By Polar Bear

It varies dramatically from dealer to dealer. If...

It varies dramatically from dealer to dealer. If you have developed a good relationship with your dealer it would have a significant influence on their decision to provide it. Most will let you view...
06-28-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,175
Posted By Polar Bear

Update regarding disconnect between customer and dealer employees

Since this comes up often, I wanted to take a second and explain that there has been renewed pressure from some of the brass at least in the United States regarding releasing this information. Access...
Forum: Marketplace
06-11-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,928
Posted By Polar Bear

I can vouch for this car. Having seen it...

I can vouch for this car. Having seen it personally it is one of the best examples around - both in performance mods and condition, which is as close to a new E55 as you can get without getting one...
05-02-2019, 03:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,689
Posted By Polar Bear

The WIS documents actually also recommend not...

The WIS documents actually also recommend not unclamping the coolant hoses due to inducing air into the system. If this happens, there is a procedure to bleed all of the air out of the coolant system...
05-02-2019, 02:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 953
Posted By Polar Bear

Assuming you have a pre-facelift W221, the...

Assuming you have a pre-facelift W221, the Bluetooth adapter is required if you want to use your Bluetooth capable phone with the COMAND telephone functions. The Bluetooth adapter was designed after...
05-02-2019, 12:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,857
Posted By Polar Bear

"Software Missing" can generally be resolved by...

"Software Missing" can generally be resolved by attempting the process again. BTW, the NTG 2.5 was never installed into a W221, which is what this group's focus is.
05-02-2019, 12:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,371
Posted By Polar Bear

There is no coding for the VCM. It is updated...

There is no coding for the VCM. It is updated through any Telematics discs that you use in the COMAND and it updates SDARS, Omega, DVD, GPS, Tuner/Amplifier, etc.
05-02-2019, 12:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,371
Posted By Polar Bear

As long as you are rocking the Motorola V60s and...

As long as you are rocking the Motorola V60s and newer you have E911. All other V60 models will not activate on CDMA Large carriers, but prepay will activate a TimePort. They don't care.
04-30-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 335
Posted By Polar Bear

It was indeed a typo. I looked at my timestamp...

It was indeed a typo. I looked at my timestamp and states 4:04am, so I guess that explains it.

I have done exactly as you have stated - OEM Mercedes/NGK Iridium Spark Plugs gapped at .7mm,...
04-29-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,188
Posted By Polar Bear

Do you have online coding available? What steps...

Do you have online coding available? What steps are you taking to perform the upgrade?
04-29-2019, 04:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 335
Posted By Polar Bear

Another misfire thread...

Hello M275 owners. I have the M275 E55, but they are similar enough in design in operation where they both have their own quirks. I don't know even if their is a correct answer to this, but I have...
Forum: Marketplace
04-28-2019, 07:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,831
Posted By Polar Bear

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

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/1500x2000/c55_photo_1_f9cf101d5c507c23d1ed06b6a7983079f8860ad0_4911a26e7654f34d23ba4b15d607daa6afacba41.jpg...
Forum: Marketplace
04-28-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,831
Posted By Polar Bear

Very nice looking C55 - and the Kleeman blower...

Very nice looking C55 - and the Kleeman blower would make it a rocket for sure...

To prevent people from getting neck pain, I reattached your photos for you.
04-25-2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 533
Posted By Polar Bear

I appreciate the helpful responses from everyone!...

I appreciate the helpful responses from everyone! Will follow up when done!
04-25-2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,188
Posted By Polar Bear

The 2008 will not have a Rear View Camera control...

The 2008 will not have a Rear View Camera control module - it is on the 2007 only with the dynamic lines that are displayed when the backup camera is displayed and move to show your trajectory with...
04-24-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 41,383
Posted By Polar Bear

That brings up an interesting point. Did you set...

That brings up an interesting point. Did you set it to NOT PRESENT in the COMAND and the Instrument Cluster? Is any telephony hardware still connected in the vehicle?
04-24-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 41,383
Posted By Polar Bear

If you play an audio CD in the COMAND itself, or...

If you play an audio CD in the COMAND itself, or in the changer, observe the COMAND display and see if the elapsed time on the track that is playing pauses when the audio is muted, or if it continues...
Forum: Marketplace
04-22-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,593
Posted By Polar Bear

I can vouch for the condition of this vehicle. I...

I can vouch for the condition of this vehicle. I had the pleasure of spending some time with this vehicle performing some of the services that are described above, and it is exactly as described. ...
04-20-2019, 12:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,208
Posted By Polar Bear

I would personally go with the biturbo engine as...

I would personally go with the biturbo engine as the fun-to-drive factor is very important. There is no question that any W221 will be a nice, smooth, and comfortable ride, but the feel of the torque...
04-19-2019, 11:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 533
Posted By Polar Bear

When you mention hoist, I am correct you are...

When you mention hoist, I am correct you are referring to a lift? I have read that the engine may need to be slightly jacked up to remove some of the Torx bolts.

What have you found the best way...
04-19-2019, 11:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,975
Posted By Polar Bear

The Xentry TIPS document posted above only says...

The Xentry TIPS document posted above only says to adjust the clock on the COMAND to the correct time, so adjust the time on the COMAND (it should correct or one hour off, which you can adjust...
04-19-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,250
Posted By Polar Bear

Also - I hope this goes without saying unless you...

Also - I hope this goes without saying unless you are one to tinker on electronics, and Mercedes-Benz vehicles in particular, do not play around with these menus. They can and will cause you...
04-19-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,250
Posted By Polar Bear

I agree it is not designed or intended to be...

I agree it is not designed or intended to be utilized or discovered by an end-user. However, after it is erased it will generally (I have not witnessed one personally that has refused to) enter...
04-19-2019, 04:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,179
Posted By Polar Bear

The suspension is something that unfortunately...

The suspension is something that unfortunately can require ongoing maintenance due to the complexity of the system, and while I would not think you have a "major issue with the suspension" it could...
04-19-2019, 04:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,188
Posted By Polar Bear

What model year is your S65? Do you see the a...

What model year is your S65? Do you see the a menu option in the instrument cluster for "Rearview Camera" that allows Enable/Disable in Reverse? I am assuming a 2007 if your COMAND's backup camera...
04-19-2019, 04:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 533
Posted By Polar Bear

Knowing that many members have performed this ABC work before...

Just wondering if there are any "gotchas" when replacing this hydraulic line on the ABC system before I start. Does the car need to be on a lift to do the job? Hoping the ones experienced here in ABC...
04-19-2019, 03:27 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,250
Posted By Polar Bear

This is a very very old thread, but I wanted to...

This is a very very old thread, but I wanted to respond for people that may find it via Search.

If you enter Engineering Mode, which is highly discouraged unless you deal with electronic...
04-18-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 290
Posted By Polar Bear

What do you need done?

What do you need done?
04-18-2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 188
Posted By Polar Bear

What problem are you experiencing - the glass not...

What problem are you experiencing - the glass not opening/closing, or the shade not opening/closing? Is it making a grinding noise?
04-18-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 16,208
Posted By Polar Bear

Yes. It is also worth noting that the...

Yes.

It is also worth noting that the facelift W221 has pedestrian detection and lane keep assist, and uses a different camera than the 2007-2009 model years.
04-18-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,188
Posted By Polar Bear

I correct myself - the VIDEO option is not...

I correct myself - the VIDEO option is not displayed but Telephone is. You are correct about the NTG 3 appearance vs NTG3.5. Also, they are difficult to install in a 2007-2009 (NTG 3.5) due to...
04-10-2019, 11:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,188
Posted By Polar Bear

That is indeed a coding issue. When you replaced...

That is indeed a coding issue. When you replaced the HDD with an SSD, would it be accurate to assume that you used an image from another vehicle to lay down on the SSD? Perhaps this vehicle did not...
04-10-2019, 11:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 224
Posted By Polar Bear

I don’t believe there is a simple answer to your...

I don’t believe there is a simple answer to your question other than have a workshop with a quality diagnostic tool such as Star Diagnosis check the vehicle. It could be the blend doors in the dash...
04-10-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,082
Posted By Polar Bear

If your clock is still not adjusting after the...

If your clock is still not adjusting after the Week Number rollover (this appears to have fixed many NTG3s based on reports) the MBUSA recommended method is to set the time in COMAND and reset the...
04-10-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,975
Posted By Polar Bear

This appears to have been resolved for the next...

This appears to have been resolved for the next 999 weeks by the Week Number rollover that occurred over the weekend. The NTG3 should pick up the correct date now, and the clock should adjust...
04-10-2019, 01:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,307
Posted By Polar Bear

I have been anticipating this event for a while...

I have been anticipating this event for a while as I personally own more than one Mercedes-Benz vehicles affected by this event beginning at Week Number 1000. I have also been looking at the compiled...
Forum: W211 AMG
03-21-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 1,349
Views: 750,306
Posted By Polar Bear

You are running Windows 10 x86 and the paths...

You are running Windows 10 x86 and the paths above were taken from a Star Diagnosis machine based on the Windows XP platform, so they would not be valid on your OpenShell installation.
Forum: W211 AMG
03-21-2019, 09:24 PM
Replies: 1,349
Views: 750,306
Posted By Polar Bear

Yes, it can be activated. It is mandated on US...

Yes, it can be activated. It is mandated on US vehicles around that model year, so if it is a US vehicle not equipped with the Mid/High-Line TPMS, it should have this activated automatically. If not,...
03-21-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 543
Posted By Polar Bear

It looks like the SA numbers are updated to have...

It looks like the SA numbers are updated to have current descriptions as I am unaware of a W221 having “Steer assist” with DISTRONIC PLUS.
03-20-2019, 10:38 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 186,628
Posted By Polar Bear

The disappointing part of that bulletin is the...

The disappointing part of that bulletin is the second page, which does not indicate a fix and I quote:

- Complaint resolved until next required time change!
- Customer does not have any...
03-04-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 676
Posted By Polar Bear

Try bypassing the VCS unit in the trunk.

Try bypassing the VCS unit in the trunk.
03-04-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 381
Posted By Polar Bear

Does really matter as long as it is XDOS. I...

Does really matter as long as it is XDOS. I prefer Windows 7 but dealers are now running Windows 10 Professional.
02-08-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 482
Posted By Polar Bear

That is true, but I would have to say it is at...

That is true, but I would have to say it is at least somewhat possible compared to the mechanical odometers. Depending on your level of determination, pulling a VMI, CarFax and other history reports,...
02-07-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 482
Posted By Polar Bear

If they didn’t even clear the shadow memory of...

If they didn’t even clear the shadow memory of the Electronic Parking Brake, the probably are not the brightest crayon in the box when it come to being crook.
02-07-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 482
Posted By Polar Bear

Several control modules log mileage when a fault...

Several control modules log mileage when a fault occurs, and if the odometer has been tampered with, the crooks are unaware of the other locations and if the did how to clear them. Check the values...
Forum: W211 AMG
01-06-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 1,349
Views: 750,306
Posted By Polar Bear

Pretty much any SDS will work as you could use a...

Pretty much any SDS will work as you could use a Part D MUX, SDConnect, or the current Bosch VCI. The W221s are DAS-based, so any version 2013 and newer would do what you are looking for. If you...
01-03-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By Polar Bear

Also, I highly recommend you refrain from driving...

Also, I highly recommend you refrain from driving the vehicle like this as it sounds almost certainly like a misfire, and will allow inburned fuel to enter the catalytic converters and damage them in...
01-02-2019, 10:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 309
Posted By Polar Bear

There is a note in TIPS that mention something...

There is a note in TIPS that mention something very similar - a single unexpected beep when the ignition is turned on. A IC software update is the fix. May see if your dealer can do this. What year...
01-02-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,604
Posted By Polar Bear

Actually, at the launch of the W221 in the US,...

Actually, at the launch of the W221 in the US, Distronic Plus was not available for the initial very early 2007 model year. Therefore, you will find some S600s in 2007 without Distronic Plus or...
01-01-2019, 01:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 583
Posted By Polar Bear

91/93 RON/2 fuel is what Mercedes-Benz recommends...

91/93 RON/2 fuel is what Mercedes-Benz recommends for all of the gasoline vehicles, and they make that quite clear in the owners manual, even stating if 91 octane is not available and a lower octane...
01-01-2019, 12:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 667
Posted By Polar Bear

A bluetooth telephone adapter is available that...

A bluetooth telephone adapter is available that will give you telephone functions sans SMS messages (the factory Motorola V710 phone with Mercedes-Benz firmware does support and display SMS on COMAND...
01-01-2019, 12:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 524
Posted By Polar Bear

Which ABC hose was it you had to replace?

Which ABC hose was it you had to replace?
01-01-2019, 12:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 352
Posted By Polar Bear

AVDI is usually accurate on late model vehicles...

AVDI is usually accurate on late model vehicles such as yours. Did you try scanning with the online option?
12-31-2018, 11:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,604
Posted By Polar Bear

[/LEFT] Usually it disables itself if there is...

[/LEFT]
Usually it disables itself if there is a vehicle in front of you that is very tall and the radar may perceive the object as appearing and disappearing rapidly. The same applies to...
12-31-2018, 11:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,604
Posted By Polar Bear

The idea behind it is that the infra-red...

The idea behind it is that the infra-red headlamps in NSA vehicles (the inner projector beam bulb) and can be picked up by camera but invisible to the human eye gives a similar distance as high-beam...
12-31-2018, 11:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,604
Posted By Polar Bear

If you are looking for every option, consider an...

If you are looking for every option, consider an S600. Depending on the year, about the only options available (that were not standard equipment) are wheel upgrades, iPod integration Kit, and...
12-31-2018, 10:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 425
Posted By Polar Bear

I would ensure the EIS that the Keyless-Go button...

I would ensure the EIS that the Keyless-Go button is inserted into had no debris on the IR sensor, and check that the spring-loaded part where the KG/SmartKey is inserted can easily be pressed with...
Forum: W211 AMG
12-31-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 1,349
Views: 750,306
Posted By Polar Bear

That model vehicle is not expected to be found in...

That model vehicle is not expected to be found in DAS - it is a Xentry vehicle only. Even if you have the 01/2019 version of Xentry Kit, the version of DAS bundled with it has not been updated in...
Forum: W211 AMG
12-31-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 1,349
Views: 750,306
Posted By Polar Bear

I would not recommend doing such, as you may...

I would not recommend doing such, as you may inadvertently depart without fastening it, and this would be a reminder as it is intended. If you insist on doing this anyway, it is under Instrument...
11-12-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,510
Posted By Polar Bear

The one I was referring to is a 2008 (production...

The one I was referring to is a 2008 (production 4/2007) S63 AMG. It would not save the date no matter how many times I changed it in the COMAND. Also, it had the first generation telematics...
11-05-2018, 03:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 199
Posted By Polar Bear

What services do you need?

What services do you need?
11-05-2018, 03:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 509
Posted By Polar Bear

Well, if it is a 2007-2009, it will have a large...

Well, if it is a 2007-2009, it will have a large consumer lead acid battery behind the rear seat that is difficult to access. It will have a much smaller battery under the hood on the passenger side...
11-04-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,510
Posted By Polar Bear

That is SOOO ironic. I do not work on these car...

That is SOOO ironic. I do not work on these car professionally, but do on the side. I am working on a 2008 S63 AMG right now with the exact same problem! I updated Telematics to current version so...
10-29-2018, 04:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 26,616
Posted By Polar Bear

Well, one thing you should see is when scrolling...

Well, one thing you should see is when scrolling through the main menus in your cluster, TEL should be one of them. If not, visit your Mercedes-Benz dealer and request your Instrument Cluster be...
09-03-2018, 09:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By Polar Bear

I have no idea what happened to my grammar in the first post- I’m really not stupid !

Since the W221 S600 came standard with all options sans a wheel upgrade or iPod integration, the panoramic roof was standard. I honestly wanted it and like it, but the front motor started slipping...
08-27-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By Polar Bear

Hiw common are pano roof issues

Just wondering how common panoramic roof problems are (particularly with skipping gear drives). I the 221. I have personally experienced it. How many others?
08-27-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 186,628
Posted By Polar Bear

Not possible unless you have very ‘07 model.

Not possible unless you have very ‘07 model.
08-27-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 694
Posted By Polar Bear

Has anyone noticed a consumer battery past its...

Has anyone noticed a consumer battery past its can cause misfires (particularly on an M275)?
08-27-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,940
Posted By Polar Bear

This is frustrating. The navigation framework...

This is frustrating. The navigation framework has clearly been developed laid out already, so updating the database with the map info should be trivial unless it exceeds the storage capacity of the...
08-27-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 872
Posted By Polar Bear

It has been a very busy summer and the S600 has...

It has been a very busy summer and the S600 has been hibernating. The leak is easer to see in this photo. It is below the braided like with the black plastic fastener with the hold for a clip to...
05-09-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 113,900
Posted By Polar Bear

Request a printout of the coding of the 02 when...

Request a printout of the coding of the 02 when they claimed they set it to “PRESENT”. There is no setting in 2000+ cars that I am aware of for this. 1996-1999, yes.
Forum: W211 AMG
05-08-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 1,349
Views: 750,306
Posted By Polar Bear

You are certainly entitled to your opinion, and...

You are certainly entitled to your opinion, and there are many 16-pin, 38-pin, and other advanced and capable diagnosis hardware that can keep the older cars on the road. I, for one, intend on...
Forum: W211 AMG
05-08-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 1,349
Views: 750,306
Posted By Polar Bear

I can completely understand the desire to be a...

I can completely understand the desire to be a DIYer and do these things on your own. But an important point that many forget is that they are stealing copywrited software from Bosch, Daimler AG,...
04-18-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,290
Posted By Polar Bear

No “reprogramming” needed. Only as the poster...

No “reprogramming” needed. Only as the poster above started, you may need to re-normalize your power windows and sunroof to re-activate the auto open and auto close feature. Leave all four windows...
04-18-2018, 01:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,290
Posted By Polar Bear

FYI - if you call 1-800-FOR-MERC (the 24 hour...

FYI - if you call 1-800-FOR-MERC (the 24 hour roadside assistance number) see if you qualify for free roadside assistance. I have always gotten my batteries replaced in this manner. A workshop...
04-18-2018, 01:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 801
Posted By Polar Bear

A COMAND Map Update (i.e.v16) is only a map...

A COMAND Map Update (i.e.v16) is only a map update. It adds and updates new roads and routes and POI information. It will not add features to the COMAND unit. That is called a Telematics Update,...
04-18-2018, 01:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 399
Posted By Polar Bear

No.

No.
04-15-2018, 11:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 518
Posted By Polar Bear

What year and model is your car?

What year and model is your car?
04-15-2018, 11:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 391
Posted By Polar Bear

That will be the only way you get any valuable...

That will be the only way you get any valuable information. It could be any part of the immobilizer system disabling the Start command to the ECU. Does the gear indicator indicate if the vehicle is...
04-09-2018, 01:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 23,553
Posted By Polar Bear

Send your cluster to me and I can change your LCD...

Send your cluster to me and I can change your LCD panel to an S63 or S65 - your choice. Will have the red needle for the speedometer (but the analog gauges of course stay the same). Odometer will be...
04-05-2018, 09:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,887
Posted By Polar Bear

To answer your questions about StarFinder, that...

To answer your questions about StarFinder, that was discontinued locally and went exclusively online several years ago. Some have crawled the secured URL and attempted to archive and host it, but it...
03-21-2018, 02:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By Polar Bear

I just went through a similar issue with my W210....

I just went through a similar issue with my W210. I spent a considerable amount of time diagnosing it and finally got it fixed after many hours, and had to replace no parts (in my situation). ...
03-19-2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,442
Posted By Polar Bear

I wanted to follow up on my original post for...

I wanted to follow up on my original post for people that run across this in the future.

A little backstory - I have owned two W210s and they were both E55 AMGs, and the were both nearly new - a...
03-19-2018, 01:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 579
Posted By Polar Bear

I don't assume you have both keys with you, do...

I don't assume you have both keys with you, do you?

Do you hear the ESL unlock when you insert the key?

Perhaps try removing the key and disconnecting the ground (the little door with a 10mm...
03-19-2018, 01:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 41,383
Posted By Polar Bear

My apologies for not reading your profile and...

My apologies for not reading your profile and realize you have a CL600 from 2001. Your vehicle has the drop down door for the cassette and CD Changer in the trunk, correct? It would have a D2B...
02-18-2018, 04:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 872
Posted By Polar Bear

I will be able to tell much more as soon as I...

I will be able to tell much more as soon as I remove the air filter, IC, and coil pack. From what I read, that is all that has to be removed to remove the accumulator.

I noticed in your list of...
02-17-2018, 11:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 872
Posted By Polar Bear

My car has actually been sitting since I posted...

My car has actually been sitting since I posted the original post. I was able to get a better view of the leak, but need to do some disassembly to get to it better which I hope to get to this week....
02-17-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,124
Posted By Polar Bear

Did you get an opportunity to try this?

Did you get an opportunity to try this?
02-16-2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,215
Posted By Polar Bear

Some of my High Resolution DVD-A discs do not...

Some of my High Resolution DVD-A discs do not show any slideshow of video and only appear as an audio disc. These do not provide an option for DTS 5.1 or Dolby Digital 5.1. Unfortunately, newer...
02-16-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,442
Posted By Polar Bear

Another interesting side note, is that the...

Another interesting side note, is that the actuation performed by the ME 2.8 from 10% to 90% always operate in reverse - 10% is highest speed and 90% is almost nothing. This is also confirmed when...
02-14-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,124
Posted By Polar Bear

38-pin connector.

38-pin connector.
02-13-2018, 11:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,124
Posted By Polar Bear

A way to improve Bose sound quality in W210 system free

The W210 is one of my favorite Mercedes-Benz models. They are built well, a modern classic design, and very practical. One thing that I noticed after hearing the newer Harmon Kardon systems in some...
02-12-2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,442
Posted By Polar Bear

IC Coding

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x1156/3c6e88e6_3c65_4f5a_a70e_46016c8a5466_4dfcdf70b77d42bc744a95961fb18000a96bfe90.jpeg

Here is the relevant coding.
02-12-2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,442
Posted By Polar Bear

I don’t recall seeing a setting for “Automatic...

I don’t recall seeing a setting for “Automatic Air Conditioning” but only Air Conditioning, and it is set to Present.
02-12-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,442
Posted By Polar Bear

on a side note, I was evaluating the passenger...

on a side note, I was evaluating the passenger side compartment for liquid damage and checked the K40 module and removed the EGS52 as I was inspecting. I have had zero shifting issues, so had no...
02-12-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,442
Posted By Polar Bear

WDBJF82J61X060749

WDBJF82J61X060749
02-12-2018, 03:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,442
Posted By Polar Bear

2001 E320 4-Matic Engine Fan - Visit Workshop

Hi all,

I have a very clean E320 4-Matic M112 Sedan, and recently I have been getting a commonly reported issue with many Mercs, in which the cooling/A/C fan runs full speed when the ignition is...
01-09-2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 872
Posted By Polar Bear

Unusually Cold Weather cause ABC leaks?

My <40k W221 S600 is normally stored inside, and has been driven <1,000 miles over the past year. For complex reasons, the place where it is stored needed additional room made temporarily, so I had...
12-23-2017, 03:13 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 35,469
Posted By Polar Bear

I really wish someone could develop a module that...

I really wish someone could develop a module that would take from a factory sensor or aftermarket sensor and display a digital bar graph or numeric boost gauge in the cluster. That would be awesome...
12-23-2017, 03:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 41,383
Posted By Polar Bear

There is likely a lose connection on the fiber...

There is likely a lose connection on the fiber ring, or our COMAND needs a software update. This is a common bug on the old COMAND software installed on early units. If you press the SRV button, do...
12-23-2017, 02:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,215
Posted By Polar Bear

The Logic 7 is a faux surround sound. If the...

The Logic 7 is a faux surround sound. If the COMAND does not display the DVD-A logo when you put a disc in, it does not support the DVD-A 192k/96-bit playback o a DVD-A. The DVD-A is best listened...
12-23-2017, 02:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 466
Posted By Polar Bear

Any chance you have a COMAND 2.0 that went with...

Any chance you have a COMAND 2.0 that went with it?
12-22-2017, 12:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,073
Posted By Polar Bear

You would need to find a professional that knows...

You would need to find a professional that knows how to flash the EEPROM in the instrument cluster, and also already have the image, or the addresses and values, of the AMG setting. This setting is...
12-22-2017, 12:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,612
Posted By Polar Bear

I would not buy an S600 to flip - there is so...

I would not buy an S600 to flip - there is so much fear of the expense of repair the used market for them is low. This fear is warrantied for a car that has not been maintained, but repairs are...
12-22-2017, 12:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,266
Posted By Polar Bear

You don't state what country you are located, but...

You don't state what country you are located, but since it is an S550, which was marketed in the US, you can call 1-800-FOR-MERC and get roadside assistance to visit you and replace your batteries...
12-22-2017, 12:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,435
Posted By Polar Bear

There is no reliable Chinese clone device. You...

There is no reliable Chinese clone device. You would be better off, seeing if the Daimler affiliate in your area offers a PassThru Xentry subscription and using one of those.
12-22-2017, 12:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 216
Posted By Polar Bear

I recommend an authentic SDConnect multiplexer. ...

I recommend an authentic SDConnect multiplexer. The other products are unreliable, illegal in most cases, and are turned off by Daimler as soon as the serial number, which is typically the same in...
12-22-2017, 12:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 359
Posted By Polar Bear

No, this was not an option on the W208 or W210...

No, this was not an option on the W208 or W210 vehicles. It was added to the W211 E-Class. You will have to at least use the parking lights to illuminate the cluster.
11-02-2017, 09:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 303
Posted By Polar Bear

It could be that your cluster is coded...

It could be that your cluster is coded incorrectly. The National Version in the cluster changes the fuel gauge behavior based on the home country.
11-02-2017, 08:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 346
Posted By Polar Bear

I found some on ecstuning.com that were for...

I found some on ecstuning.com that were for 4matic and were OEM and they match great. I probably go a little overboard in protecting my interior and have the "REMOVE BY DEALER ONLY" sticky plastic...
10-27-2017, 08:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 811
Posted By Polar Bear

If the vehicle in front resumes moving in about 3...

If the vehicle in front resumes moving in about 3 seconds, no interaction is required. If not, you must tap the accelerator or pull the Cruise Control stalk toward you.
10-27-2017, 08:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,612
Posted By Polar Bear

*Engineering mode ! Workshop mode To display...

*Engineering mode ! Workshop mode

To display voltage on a non-AMG, get in vehicle and close all doors. Assuming Keyless-Go vehicle, press Keyless-Go with foot *off* brake. SRS light should...
10-27-2017, 08:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,409
Posted By Polar Bear

I actually got one of these when it came out, and...

I actually got one of these when it came out, and I agree it does sound much better than expected. Does anyone happen to know what bitrate it operates at?

One thing I wish that I could change is...
10-27-2017, 07:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 532
Posted By Polar Bear

Also, you must clear the ECU codes correctly to...

Also, you must clear the ECU codes correctly to make the misfire go away. You need to have the key on "Run" (position 2) and clear the codes with whatever tool you are using, turn the ignition off...
10-27-2017, 07:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 532
Posted By Polar Bear

Not sure how much you have looked into it, but...

Not sure how much you have looked into it, but there can be several causes for misfires, and it is not always the coil pack. The voltage transformer could also be the culprit. I would change the...
10-27-2017, 07:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,142
Posted By Polar Bear

I don't think the COMAND will do what you are...

I don't think the COMAND will do what you are hoping for. As for the Engineering Menu.- is probably exists, but has not been discovered or leaked that I am aware of - at least for the pre MOPF...
09-23-2017, 07:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 346
Posted By Polar Bear

Haven't been here in a while, but glad to be back and have some questions on parts.

Hi everyone,

This used to be my "home group" several years ago, and I had two W210 E55 AMGs. Never had either in thee shop one time, and both were excellent cars. I have always felt the W210...
08-05-2017, 12:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 628
Posted By Polar Bear

That is by design. While many cars will reset to...

That is by design. While many cars will reset to the instant MPG at the time it was reset, MB vehicles reset to a weighted average value for that particular vehicle. Why it chose 11.5 is unknown,...
07-24-2017, 02:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 563
Posted By Polar Bear

I am almost certain they are, but I mainly use...

I am almost certain they are, but I mainly use DVD-DL (which obviously not produced in an RW format) to copy live concert DVDs in DTS 5.1 and also some DVD-Audio format DVD-DLs from high resolution...
07-22-2017, 01:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,015
Posted By Polar Bear

If I had my pick, I would pick an forced...

If I had my pick, I would pick an forced induction engine, particularly when comparing the same cylinders over an N/A because I love the feel of a turbocharged car as well as the tune-ability of it....
07-22-2017, 11:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,305
Posted By Polar Bear

For future reference, 24 hour roadside is free in...

For future reference, 24 hour roadside is free in most cases, and they will come to you, your house, where ever and installation is included, and for some reason, it has always been cheaper than...
07-22-2017, 11:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,305
Posted By Polar Bear

Do you know how to bring up the battery voltage...

Do you know how to bring up the battery voltage in the instrument cluster? If not, do this -

Get in the car and close all of the doors. Assuming you have Keyless Go, press it one time with the...
07-22-2017, 03:07 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 36,080
Posted By Polar Bear

Can anyone with an NTG 3.0 V15 disc comment on...

Can anyone with an NTG 3.0 V15 disc comment on improvements they have noticed over prior map versions?
07-22-2017, 03:04 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 36,080
Posted By Polar Bear

Yes, the map update is very easy - only time...

Yes, the map update is very easy - only time consuming (40-90min in some cases). With the ignition on and engine not running, the W221 can consume 30 amps or more of power, so needless to say it...
07-15-2017, 01:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 660
Posted By Polar Bear

The only cars I have seen this on are 2007 US...

The only cars I have seen this on are 2007 US models without the telematics update. Without the telematics update, it will show dynamic lines.
07-15-2017, 01:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,564
Posted By Polar Bear

Either device if fails generally will snow...

Either device if fails generally will snow misfires on 1-6 or 7-12. You have a 50/50 chance of getting it right. Visit www.v12icpack.com and read the info there and watch the videos. Since both...
07-12-2017, 02:27 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 62,579
Posted By Polar Bear

Very old thread, but I see several references to...

Very old thread, but I see several references to 2006 (EU) /2007 models. Make sure you have the most recent Telematics update as well. This will update pretty much everything on the MOST ring. It...
07-12-2017, 02:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,112
Posted By Polar Bear

There are so many products out there, it is hard...

There are so many products out there, it is hard to really have a clue to know why to purchase other than what you did, and ask for personal experiences. In general, the lower cost products fall in...
07-12-2017, 01:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,219
Posted By Polar Bear

The Data/Connections menu on the COMAND in the...

The Data/Connections menu on the COMAND in the Telephone menu is very misleading in the 07-09 US models.

It's actual purpose is to pair a headset to it, like the ones you saw with a blinking blue...
07-10-2017, 11:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 727
Posted By Polar Bear

To add to that, ABC is generally a pain point in...

To add to that, ABC is generally a pain point in these vehicles because of failure, and it causes people to lose confidence in the product and have a poor ownership experience. If serviced timely,...
07-10-2017, 11:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 727
Posted By Polar Bear

I would have agreed that turbochargers have come...

I would have agreed that turbochargers have come a long way since the 1980s, and oil has as well. There is less likely of the chance of oil "coking" on the bearings and wearing them prematurely as...
07-10-2017, 12:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 593
Posted By Polar Bear

Did you happen to notice if it was more difficult...

Did you happen to notice if it was more difficult for your installer to work with the Pano roof car?

Designo's are always interesting to look at. Any pics of interior/exterior?
07-09-2017, 09:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 727
Posted By Polar Bear

There are several schools of thought on this......

There are several schools of thought on this... The S600 is a premium sedan. It does everything wonderfully. But as usual, premium=expensive even way after depreciation. Although it is $130k off...
07-09-2017, 08:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,079
Posted By Polar Bear

I would recommend taking the vehicle to the...

I would recommend taking the vehicle to the dealer and requesting them to update the software on the CGW and re-apply SCN coding to it. If it accepts the flash, it should be revived. The Quick Test...
07-08-2017, 03:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,356
Posted By Polar Bear

Just curious, what proof do you need? It is...

Just curious, what proof do you need? It is stored in the CGW, and the CGW is flash-able and writable. I am not going to discuss any details in the forum because it would probably break forum rules...
07-05-2017, 03:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By Polar Bear

Did you charge the rear consumer battery with an...

Did you charge the rear consumer battery with an appropriate AGM-aware charger? If the battery has drained, it may take a few charges overnight to get the battery to maximum capacity. What kind of...
07-04-2017, 08:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,356
Posted By Polar Bear

Have you noticed an error in the website appears...

Have you noticed an error in the website appears to omit the manual associated with the M275 and AMG powered vehicles? I did not see it under S-Class or CL-Class.
EDIT: Only applied to 2008...
07-04-2017, 08:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,356
Posted By Polar Bear

There is a lot of information available in the...

There is a lot of information available in the ASSYST PLUS system, and it is primarily used for warranty issues, such as exceeding the maintenance notification, and by how many days. It also records...
07-04-2017, 08:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 271
Posted By Polar Bear

E0 or E10 93 octane fuel in M275 S600?

What's everyone's experience with non-Ethanol 93 octane vs "standard" 93 (10% Ethanol) in the M275 S600 biturbo? Are you seeing a fuel mileage increase? More/less power? Also, please comment if...
07-04-2017, 08:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 593
Posted By Polar Bear

Have you had one changed my them in an S600 or...

Have you had one changed my them in an S600 or W221 with Pano roof? I know they know what they are doing on most cars, but the W221 must have some delicate/painted parts removed as well as parts...
07-04-2017, 12:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 593
Posted By Polar Bear

They are indeed available aftermarket by other...

They are indeed available aftermarket by other manufacturers which are less expensive.
07-04-2017, 12:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 700
Posted By Polar Bear

I’m sorry - I was a victim of autocorrect and...

I’m sorry - I was a victim of autocorrect and edited the original post. I meant to say that I feel it is indeed a fair price.

My S600 has lower mileage, and has been a reliable car overall. I...
07-03-2017, 08:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 700
Posted By Polar Bear

I would say since you are familiar with the V12,...

I would say since you are familiar with the V12, and seem to know the 600 fairly well and have not indicated any issues that you have discovered, that isn’t a fair price. The wheels are something I...
07-03-2017, 03:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,301
Posted By Polar Bear

That would be a good test to perform, and just...

That would be a good test to perform, and just for testing, one could upsample any track to 192/24 to test the theory.

In 1999, the fiber ring was D2B, and I believe the MOST ring in 2004+ S-Class...
07-02-2017, 07:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,301
Posted By Polar Bear

Hotel California is an authentic DVD-A disc that...

Hotel California is an authentic DVD-A disc that I own, but I will have to check the sampling rate on it. I know DVD-A is generally able to be decoded by a standard DVD player at lower resolution or...
07-02-2017, 06:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 399
Posted By Polar Bear

Thanks guys. I was thinking it could be the...

Thanks guys. I was thinking it could be the harmonic balancer, but was hoping that was not the case, as I have not seen any indication this is common on the M275. I will certainly check the...
07-02-2017, 12:26 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,301
Posted By Polar Bear

For albums that I really enjoy, I try to track...

For albums that I really enjoy, I try to track down a 96/24 or 192/24 version of it, and use DVD-A mastering software to create a disc following the DVD Audio Standard. Cirlinca makes an application...
07-01-2017, 03:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,193
Posted By Polar Bear

What bad experiences have you had? Jake is on...

What bad experiences have you had? Jake is on here and I am sure would want to do whatever possible to make it right. PM me if you prefer not to post publicly.
06-30-2017, 10:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 593
Posted By Polar Bear

Indeed, which is why cellular phones and...

Indeed, which is why cellular phones and Smartphones have very poor reception inside the W221s. I use a cradle, and Motorola V710 CDMA phone which uses the roof antenna and literally does not drop...
06-30-2017, 10:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 593
Posted By Polar Bear

FYI - there is nothing you need to have to...

FYI - there is nothing you need to have to “qualify” for a sticker. The stickers are a normal part that is available over the parts counter. The problem is the part gets superseded every several...
06-30-2017, 03:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,462
Posted By Polar Bear

To respond to the several questions requesting...

To respond to the several questions requesting the resolution that I should have thought to have included earlier, it was one of the two motors that are above the sunvisors. On the driver side,...
06-30-2017, 02:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,193
Posted By Polar Bear

The ME 2.7.2 in the M275 S600/S65 is locked down...

The ME 2.7.2 in the M275 S600/S65 is locked down tight and most devices cannot do anything with them. A seed key is required to unlock it, and only Xentry can flash it with official Mercedes-Benz...
06-30-2017, 01:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 10,223
Posted By Polar Bear

Yes. ParkAssist is an advanced version of...

Yes. ParkAssist is an advanced version of Parktronic, that uses the radar sensors located behind the front and rear bumpers to locate a parking sport large enough to accommodate the vehicle. When...
06-30-2017, 01:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 13,697
Posted By Polar Bear

The "Test rig" message is usually an indication...

The "Test rig" message is usually an indication the vehicle is in dyno mode.
06-30-2017, 01:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 747
Posted By Polar Bear

Our vehicles OEM battery is an AGM battery, and...

Our vehicles OEM battery is an AGM battery, and they are known for their longevity as well as their ability to be discharged for a much longer amount of time compared to a lead-acid battery and...
06-30-2017, 01:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 769
Posted By Polar Bear

One thing you could do is code the ABC control...

One thing you could do is code the ABC control module to an S65AMG variant, which will give a firmer ride and also drop the car slightly when parked for a more aggressive appearance, if you are into...
06-30-2017, 01:04 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,301
Posted By Polar Bear

I was unaware that A2DP was updated; that is good...

I was unaware that A2DP was updated; that is good to know.

When considering this option, one must consider the compression of streaming services vs. ripping a CD at ALAC format on an iPhone/iPod,...
06-30-2017, 12:49 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 36,080
Posted By Polar Bear

One important thing for people searching for this...

One important thing for people searching for this information is that a telematics upgrade does try its best to do online programming. As other have mentioned, there are alternative ways to do it...
06-30-2017, 12:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 630
Posted By Polar Bear

I believe the Hennesy modified versions are...

I believe the Hennesy modified versions are probably the ones you have in mind. They are indeed quick from a launch and down the 1/4.
06-30-2017, 12:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,071
Posted By Polar Bear

The "features" they are referring to are/is...

The "features" they are referring to are/is probably Keyless-Go. The keys look identical in most cases, but a non-Keyless-Go key will start the car using the ignition switch, but non of the...
06-30-2017, 12:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 593
Posted By Polar Bear

If you can PM me the VIN of your car, I can get...

If you can PM me the VIN of your car, I can get you the Mercedes part number of the windshield for your vehicle.
06-30-2017, 12:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,301
Posted By Polar Bear

I believe there are multiple Bluetooth Audio...

I believe there are multiple Bluetooth Audio standards - one that is a much lower bit-rate and quality compared to the more advanced version, which must be supported by the Smartphone as well as the...
06-30-2017, 12:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,301
Posted By Polar Bear

I believe one of of the limitations is the...

I believe one of of the limitations is the inherent limitations of the FAT32 file system, which is what is needed to format the SD card.
06-30-2017, 12:03 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,301
Posted By Polar Bear

They were one of the early adopters for...

They were one of the early adopters for integrating iPods into their vehicles, probably as Steve Jobs car of choice for as long as I can remember was an SL. He drove a silver SL55 for many years,...
06-29-2017, 11:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,301
Posted By Polar Bear

Actually, my 2008 S600 has the iPod integration...

Actually, my 2008 S600 has the iPod integration kit factory installed, as well as AUX for audio and video. It is listed on the data card.

It does not provide the integration the 2010+ vehicles...
06-29-2017, 11:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 33,409
Posted By Polar Bear

Through legitimate channels, no. Through...

Through legitimate channels, no. Through questionable channels, it may be possible, but the most reliable and recommended way is just order a spare from your dealer. It will be programmed to your...
06-29-2017, 10:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,079
Posted By Polar Bear

The CGW (Central Gateway) is a device that allows...

The CGW (Central Gateway) is a device that allows the dealer diagnostic multiplexer to communicate with all of the modules in the vehicle and interrogate them for fault codes, perform actuations,...
06-29-2017, 10:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,564
Posted By Polar Bear

I would change the spark plugs first and see what...

I would change the spark plugs first and see what that does. It is the least expensive attempt at resolving the problem. After the spark plugs are changed, then look at the ignition module or coil...
06-29-2017, 10:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 399
Posted By Polar Bear

M275 vibration at 1300RPM

I am experiencing a noticeable vibration at 1,300RPM when the engine is cold and is not under a load. There are no misfires reported by the ME, and it is more noticeable before the engine has warmed...
06-29-2017, 10:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,652
Posted By Polar Bear

You can request your insurance company to provide...

You can request your insurance company to provide an OEM windshield, and it can be ordered from the Mercedes-Benz parts-counter. The insurance company would get a discount from retail, and yes,...
06-29-2017, 09:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,652
Posted By Polar Bear

You can request your insurance company to provide...

You can request your insurance company to provide an OEM windshield, and it can be ordered from the Mercedes-Benz parts-counter. The insurance company would get a discount from retail, and yes,...
06-29-2017, 09:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,652
Posted By Polar Bear

You can request your insurance company to provide...

You can request your insurance company to provide an OEM windshield, and it can be ordered from the Mercedes-Benz parts-counter. The insurance company would get a discount from retail, and yes,...
04-23-2017, 02:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,885
Posted By Polar Bear

The AMG cluster is not dependent on CFFs of...

The AMG cluster is not dependent on CFFs of software versions in the IC. It is locked into the EEPROM code on the IC. You can desolder the EEPROM and program it with an AMG version to achieve what...
04-23-2017, 02:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,885
Posted By Polar Bear

AMG software is only doable by programming an...

AMG software is only doable by programming an EEPROM in the IC and is not dependent on the software versions.
04-02-2017, 05:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 21,290
Posted By Polar Bear

I can recommend The guys at Eurocharged. They...

I can recommend The guys at Eurocharged. They stand behind their products and Jerry and Jake know what they are doing. Yes, the ME 2.7.2 must be removed as Bosch has it locked down so tight it can't...
03-29-2017, 02:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,859
Posted By Polar Bear

US Dealers will not even install Distronic. Too...

US Dealers will not even install Distronic. Too much litigation in the US, hence disabling "tunnel mode" on HVAC and rain-close on sunroof.
10-26-2016, 04:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,479
Posted By Polar Bear

Are you referring to the drive motor? They are...

Are you referring to the drive motor? They are prtrt tough generally and is a residue in combination of grease causing the slipping.
10-20-2016, 10:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,639
Posted By Polar Bear

:confused: you just named the reasons I specified...

:confused: you just named the reasons I specified for NOT getting an S65.
10-20-2016, 03:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,639
Posted By Polar Bear

They of course implement the OBD2 standard that...

They of course implement the OBD2 standard that was mandated in 1996, so any OBD2 scan tool that supports the CAN bus will read diagnostic codes.

The S-Class, being the pinnacle of sophistication...
09-28-2016, 03:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,462
Posted By Polar Bear

Rather simple issue that has now been resolved.

Rather simple issue that has now been resolved.
09-27-2016, 09:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,639
Posted By Polar Bear

For the car that you get, they are phenomenal.

You are buying in to a car with a $150k USD standard, and if maintained it will continue to provide this superb ride. On thing that does not fade over time is the pier the twin V12 engines put out. ...
09-27-2016, 08:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,508
Posted By Polar Bear

The only time I have noted a fuel smell and...

The only time I have noted a fuel smell and smoke was when I start the car to move it a short distance and turn it off for several hours. When it is started, say 5 hours later, it will smoke litely...
09-27-2016, 06:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,462
Posted By Polar Bear

Interesting issue with Panoramic roof today

I have a W221 with a Panoramic roof. Last night we got some really hard (not violent) storms, and my car was out side. I we to drive my car, and the sunroof would not open. I could hear a relay...
08-08-2016, 06:12 PM
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Posted By Polar Bear

Do you have any suggestions on cleaning the...

Do you have any suggestions on cleaning the engine safely?
08-07-2016, 04:10 PM
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Views: 2,351
Posted By Polar Bear

M275 Maintenance

Hi all,

I was wondering what methods everyone uses to keep their M275 clean? I have removed the engine cover, and the engine is not filthy, but could stand to be detailed and have some dirt and...
07-25-2016, 05:48 AM
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Views: 808
Posted By Polar Bear

So this is typical for this engine. That is good...

So this is typical for this engine. That is good to know. I wasn't sure if there was anything different about the design of the M275 to cause this or typical for it.
07-24-2016, 09:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 808
Posted By Polar Bear

W221 S600 coolant increase after start

I have noticed on my 221.176 that the coolant temperature begins going up very fast after start. Is the coolant flow restricted during startup to allow the engine to reach operating temperature? Are...
07-24-2016, 06:53 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 23,088
Posted By Polar Bear

The foreman is incorrect regarding it being...

The foreman is incorrect regarding it being downloaded from servers. Although online access on the diagnostic machines in use at the dealership is needed to "kick off" the process, none of the...
07-23-2016, 12:58 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 23,088
Posted By Polar Bear

One thing worth mentioning... during the process...

One thing worth mentioning... during the process it will update the units one by one and then tell you to remove the media. DO NOT REMOVE THE MEDIA. It will go onto the next step automatically. It...
07-23-2016, 12:55 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 23,088
Posted By Polar Bear

If it will help, I can post a photo of the...

If it will help, I can post a photo of the Telematics Update disc with the part number they need to have on hand when your car arrives. Sounds like they don't do too many of them anymore so it's...
07-22-2016, 09:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,308
Posted By Polar Bear

Best I have gotten is about 22.5 with M275 5.5L

Best I have gotten is about 22.5 with M275 5.5L
07-22-2016, 05:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,005
Posted By Polar Bear

That seems to be the consensus. A little...

That seems to be the consensus. A little inconsistent and odd, though.
07-22-2016, 05:31 AM
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Views: 1,226
Posted By Polar Bear

You will need the proper windshield, control...

You will need the proper windshield, control module, headlights, headlamp switch, and version coding and associated wiring harnesses. Unless you are familiar with these types of things, I would not...
07-21-2016, 07:12 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 23,088
Posted By Polar Bear

Mercedes Benz ( Update software for COMAND in...

Mercedes Benz ( Update software for COMAND in model 221 S-Class) German - YouTube
07-21-2016, 07:09 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 23,088
Posted By Polar Bear

You are dealing with some incompetent dealers. I...

You are dealing with some incompetent dealers. I did the update in my driveway. There are many failsafe checks in the upgrade process and I feel it would be rather hard to brick the device. Two key...
07-20-2016, 01:00 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 23,088
Posted By Polar Bear

There is even a video on YouTube on it being...

There is even a video on YouTube on it being done. It updates pretty much any module that is telematics related. As said previously, it takes nearly an hour to complete. It first scans the media for...
07-18-2016, 09:29 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 23,088
Posted By Polar Bear

Am I correct that your 2007 S550 does not have...

Am I correct that your 2007 S550 does not have VIDEO listed on the top menu bar?
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