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08-28-2015, 01:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 910
Posted By kaku

That's not good. Hearing stories like that makes...

That's not good. Hearing stories like that makes me want to get a dashcam -- not for the reckless driving, but for more subtle accidents like them bumping a car.
08-27-2015, 11:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 910
Posted By kaku

It's supposed to be that you lock any valuables...

It's supposed to be that you lock any valuables in the glove compartment, and when you give your key up for valet service, you remove the mechanical L key (along with the rest of the keys in your...
08-26-2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 910
Posted By kaku

Thumbs up That is an awesome tip! Thanks! =)

That is an awesome tip! Thanks! =)
08-26-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 910
Posted By kaku

Ah, that makes sense. I must've misplaced mine.....

Ah, that makes sense. I must've misplaced mine.. =|

Thanks for the reply!
08-24-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 910
Posted By kaku

Mechanical Keys ..

Hi, does any know if the dealer gives two mechanical keys upon new delivery? I know we get two smart keys.. but do they also usually give the little "L" key that attaches inside the smart key fob?
...
06-15-2011, 12:03 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,258
Posted By kaku

aside from the caps, anyone know if there's a...

aside from the caps, anyone know if there's a wire harness so that we don't have to cut/splice into the original wires?
06-14-2011, 06:52 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 37,991
Posted By kaku

i think i have the same Blackberry bluetooth...

i think i have the same Blackberry bluetooth receiver. works wonderfully well with any phone that has A2DP BT.

for those wondering, this is what i got -> BlackBerry Bluetooth Music Gateway : ...
06-14-2011, 06:41 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 36,814
Posted By kaku

i'd be interested in a short-shifter as well. ...

i'd be interested in a short-shifter as well. but so far, i haven't seen one come up for this car yet. and i wouldn't be surprised if there never is one. as the vast majority of the C class is...
05-28-2011, 04:21 AM
Replies: 1,077
Views: 182,685
Posted By kaku

perhaps it was the ambient weather that...

perhaps it was the ambient weather that contributed to it?

or prolong periods of night driving?
02-25-2011, 10:10 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 15,933
Posted By kaku

ah..that's right. i suppose there are some that...

ah..that's right. i suppose there are some that could run >50k miles in 2-3 years..
02-25-2011, 10:07 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 15,933
Posted By kaku

shouldn't the car still be covered? i thought 4...

shouldn't the car still be covered? i thought 4 years was standard for warranty..?
02-24-2011, 09:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 42,912
Posted By kaku

could it be the auto-corner fog light that turns...

could it be the auto-corner fog light that turns on each individual side as you're turning?
11-08-2010, 11:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,918
Posted By kaku

man, those look really nice. what pins are they,...

man, those look really nice. what pins are they, if you don't sharing? =)
09-12-2010, 12:34 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,286
Posted By kaku

looks clean. did you remove the rears and...

looks clean.

did you remove the rears and just covered it with a cap? if so, how'd you remove the rears?
08-30-2010, 06:49 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 17,869
Posted By kaku

no matter where you order the markers from, none...

no matter where you order the markers from, none of them will fit 100% perfect. though, most you won't be able to tell unless you're within a foot or two..
08-23-2010, 02:29 PM
Replies: 673
Views: 469,269
Posted By kaku

a similar thing happens with the trunk. you...

a similar thing happens with the trunk.

you can pop up the trunk without disarming. and after you close the trunk, the car automatically re-arms itself.
08-20-2010, 01:48 PM
Replies: 1,077
Views: 182,685
Posted By kaku

is it me..? but i find the hardest part about it...

is it me..? but i find the hardest part about it - not removing/inserting bulb/socket but - screwing the cap back in!
08-17-2010, 08:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,166
Posted By kaku

JimPap, whiteongrey: do you two have the HK...

JimPap, whiteongrey:

do you two have the HK system? as i'm sure settings between the standard/premium systems will differ..
08-16-2010, 03:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,497
Posted By kaku

Maybe because Americans have fatter hands! :rolf:...

Maybe because Americans have fatter hands! :rolf:

i kid, i kid! :naughty:
08-16-2010, 02:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,497
Posted By kaku

or can do what another member did and cover it...

or can do what another member did and cover it with a custom plug (for the rears that is). it actually looks cleanr imo.
08-16-2010, 12:02 PM
Replies: 1,077
Views: 182,685
Posted By kaku

one thing's for sure though is that these are the...

one thing's for sure though is that these are the best LEDs so far. no flickering and no color change! :y
08-16-2010, 11:54 AM
Replies: 1,077
Views: 182,685
Posted By kaku

i'd say 8k. the 5k LEDs i got are slightly...

i'd say 8k.

the 5k LEDs i got are slightly whiter compared to my 5k headlights..
08-14-2010, 01:27 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 104,839
Posted By kaku

that nifty faded orange light acts as a "night...

that nifty faded orange light acts as a "night light" and is barely noticeable. it's supposed to help illuminate slightly the gearbox area..
08-13-2010, 01:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,916
Posted By kaku

come to think of it, i'm quite surprised that you...

come to think of it, i'm quite surprised that you were able to hit 70 on the 405 !! i'm lucky to get 45!
08-12-2010, 09:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,916
Posted By kaku

damage doesn't look too bad .. considering you...

damage doesn't look too bad .. considering you hit the ladder at 70 mph!
08-10-2010, 03:59 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,825
Posted By kaku

I've just thought of something.. Maybe perhaps...

I've just thought of something.. Maybe perhaps trying to reset COMAND via the firmware settings menu?

I believe you can get to the menu by holding down * + 1 + (hang up)
08-10-2010, 03:42 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,825
Posted By kaku

I'm not so sure that's really required. I think...

I'm not so sure that's really required. I think they just need to put in the proper Nav [update] disc.
08-09-2010, 04:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,332
Posted By kaku

For those that have installed the HID, do we need...

For those that have installed the HID, do we need to splice into the wires? Or are there adapters for the wiring as well?
08-05-2010, 10:25 PM
Replies: 922
Views: 103,553
Posted By kaku

hey, that hokey first aid kit saved me from a...

hey, that hokey first aid kit saved me from a paper cut the other day! =]
07-29-2010, 10:02 PM
Replies: 602
Views: 123,997
Posted By kaku

Don, do you have any pictures of a 204's trunk...

Don, do you have any pictures of a 204's trunk trim (the small silver portion) vinyl wrapped?
07-28-2010, 12:55 PM
Replies: 1,077
Views: 182,685
Posted By kaku

cool. tks for the tip! i think i'm going to try...

cool. tks for the tip! i think i'm going to try that.
07-28-2010, 12:27 PM
Replies: 1,077
Views: 182,685
Posted By kaku

i've read that the the fog HIDs can be installed...

i've read that the the fog HIDs can be installed via the the wheel wells (without removing the bumper). has anyone done that?
07-27-2010, 08:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,371
Posted By kaku

why not just press the 'lock door' button prior...

why not just press the 'lock door' button prior to shutting the door? then you wouldn't need to arm the car to lock the doors..
07-27-2010, 08:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,344
Posted By kaku

unsure if it applies for 2010+ but the 2008-2009...

unsure if it applies for 2010+ but the 2008-2009 have a limitation of 4,000 files. so having anything over 32GB might be pointless.
07-27-2010, 07:53 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,543
Posted By kaku

woedee, were you ever able to get the FW update? ...

woedee, were you ever able to get the FW update? if so, would you mind sharing which dealer you went to please. i'm in 213 as well=)
07-22-2010, 01:17 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 116,227
Posted By kaku

last time i checked (several months ago), it was...

last time i checked (several months ago), it was ~$700. but they include a "full" kit with camera, vim, and cables.
07-15-2010, 05:45 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,636
Posted By kaku

:rolf: ..maybe perhaps he meant chilling...

:rolf:


..maybe perhaps he meant chilling as cruising..? you know, with the seat down low, bumping loud music, and shades on cruising through the night? =]
05-04-2010, 08:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,433
Posted By kaku

damn.. i'd hate for you to have a flat=]

damn.. i'd hate for you to have a flat=]
04-28-2010, 02:54 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 49,365
Posted By kaku

also, do you offer a primer or painted version?

also, do you offer a primer or painted version?
04-28-2010, 02:53 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 49,365
Posted By kaku

in what city are you exactly, Gary?

in what city are you exactly, Gary?
04-27-2010, 02:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,569
Posted By kaku

Just to clarify, the pedal doesn't wobble at all....

Just to clarify, the pedal doesn't wobble at all. Nor, does it slip/slides back and forth. It actually feels pretty solid when it's situated against the floor. Even the feedback/reaction of the...
04-26-2010, 06:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 897
Posted By kaku

if it helps, you could always turn off ppl's...

if it helps, you could always turn off ppl's signature view (via options (https://mbworld.org/forums/profile.php?do=editoptions) in User CP).

makes viewing/reading messages a lot less uncluttered....
04-26-2010, 01:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 43,249
Posted By kaku

are you sure? where is this cable located...

are you sure?

where is this cable located exactly?
04-26-2010, 01:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,569
Posted By kaku

Question Is a Loose Gas Pedal Normal?

While cleaning my car I noticed that the gas pedal was loose. It's not completely bolted down and clamped down on the floor -- i.e., it could be lifted off the floor a few millimeters. There's 2...
04-21-2010, 02:59 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 116,227
Posted By kaku

exdes, was there a particular reason why you went...

exdes, was there a particular reason why you went with a Pioneer instead of the Kenwood?
04-01-2010, 12:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 951
Posted By kaku

Question W5W Error Canceler?

Anyone know if there's such thing as a W5W error canceler?

I've removed the wedge-type bulbs on my sidemarkers and I'd like to do away with those error messages I keep getting when starting the...
03-27-2010, 09:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,989
Posted By kaku

i ordered a pair a few days ago, so i'd be...

i ordered a pair a few days ago, so i'd be interested in your observation too.

but i'm thinking i might heed the advice and use 3M tape instead..
03-24-2010, 11:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,989
Posted By kaku

yeah, i really wanted one in a steel grey to...

yeah, i really wanted one in a steel grey to match! but i couldn't find a seller selling one=(
03-24-2010, 08:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,989
Posted By kaku

thks for posting. i just ordered a set=)

thks for posting. i just ordered a set=)
03-06-2010, 09:14 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 41,324
Posted By kaku

that's the same one i have. had it for 9 months...

that's the same one i have. had it for 9 months and it still works perfectly with my 16gb SanDisk SDHC.
03-05-2010, 09:03 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 18,770
Posted By kaku

yeah, i think mine is burnt out too. i smell...

yeah, i think mine is burnt out too. i smell burning from around the corner lamps..
02-08-2010, 02:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 29,822
Posted By kaku

Wow.. I have the same whistling (but more a...

Wow.. I have the same whistling (but more a high-pitched sound) too! It seems to be coming from the frontal passenger area for me, and only seems evident at start up and when idling / low speeds.
...
01-04-2010, 07:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,374
Posted By kaku

i think most of us are finding it hard to justify...

i think most of us are finding it hard to justify $200+ for such a small modification=]
01-03-2010, 12:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,882
Posted By kaku

16-32 gb is probably the max you should go.. due...

16-32 gb is probably the max you should go.. due to the car's file system limit of 4,000 songs.
01-02-2010, 10:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,882
Posted By kaku

i bought the same adapter from the same seller 6...

i bought the same adapter from the same seller 6 months ago.

i use it on a few 16gb SD cards.

still works great!
01-02-2010, 09:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 803
Posted By kaku

wow, either you must be shifting every 5-7 miles...

wow, either you must be shifting every 5-7 miles or you're skipping gears. but 6th gear @ 40 mph is just way too early. i'm surprise that the car will even pull at low of an rpm. you must not have...
01-02-2010, 08:56 PM
Replies: 673
Views: 469,269
Posted By kaku

not sure if this would apply for an auto, but on...

not sure if this would apply for an auto, but on my MT .. if you're facing downhill (on a decline) and put it in reverse, it'll automatically brake for a few seconds when you release the brake.
12-30-2009, 10:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 803
Posted By kaku

Question How often do you shift to 6? (for MT)

For those with manuals, how often do you shift to 6? and at what speed are you shifting at? Have you noticed any impact on gas/mpg between 5th/6th?

I'm usually cruising at 70-80 mph but stay on...
12-10-2009, 04:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,367
Posted By kaku

i also experience a slight lag/stutter when...

i also experience a slight lag/stutter when quickly shifting from 1-2. but if i ride out the clutch for a few seconds longer, i can always get a smooth engagement/transition.

i've never tried,...
11-27-2009, 02:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,542
Posted By kaku

What do you guys think would match better .....

What do you guys think would match better .. steel grey with a CF lip or color-matched lip?
11-26-2009, 07:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,034
Posted By kaku

no. the key rotates out the case, and can...

no. the key rotates out the case, and can easily be down with one hand. so as you approach your car disarming it, you should already have the key out and ready by the time you get in the car.
11-26-2009, 01:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,034
Posted By kaku

ah..thks. it's kinda too loud for me..with...

ah..thks.

it's kinda too loud for me..with the red stitching.

i prefer the all black with the mbz logo that i got from Ebay for $8. perfect fit, too.
11-25-2009, 05:43 PM
11-24-2009, 09:16 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 18,770
Posted By kaku

well, Polargs aren't perfect either. after time,...

well, Polargs aren't perfect either. after time, even they fade and change to a greenish color.
11-24-2009, 08:44 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 41,324
Posted By kaku

for those using an PCMCIA -> SD adaptor, and...

for those using an PCMCIA -> SD adaptor, and don't already have a built-in SD reader, i'd recommend getting a SanDisk Ultra II SD Plus USB 4GB ($30 from Amazon...
11-16-2009, 02:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,735
Posted By kaku

you'll be sure to post pictures once you get it...

you'll be sure to post pictures once you get it right? =)
11-16-2009, 02:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,735
Posted By kaku

what color will you be getting? i have a...

what color will you be getting?

i have a steel grey as well and not sure whether i wanna go with color-matched or CF.
11-12-2009, 07:51 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 41,324
Posted By kaku

get a pcmcia -> sd adapter. $18 shipped from...

get a pcmcia -> sd adapter.

$18 shipped from Ebay (http://myworld.ebay.com/adapterbest)
10-28-2009, 04:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,816
Posted By kaku

or a painted steel grey lip on a matching steel...

or a painted steel grey lip on a matching steel grey exterior. =)
10-28-2009, 03:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,816
Posted By kaku

might you have a picture of the carbon fiber lip...

might you have a picture of the carbon fiber lip on a steel grey exterior?
10-26-2009, 03:36 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 13,921
Posted By kaku

isn't it just the housing for the led lighting...

isn't it just the housing for the led lighting that he's fabricating?
10-26-2009, 01:50 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 13,921
Posted By kaku

same. i'd be interested if it wasn't a solid...

same. i'd be interested if it wasn't a solid black piece.

and/or if the price was lower.

does anyone know how much the L.E.D. lighting piece is from the dealer?
10-25-2009, 06:11 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,158
Posted By kaku

anyone have a black grill on steel grey? ...

anyone have a black grill on steel grey?

currently, it looks like there's a lot of chrome/bling on mine and am wondering how it would look if all the chrome was blacked out. tia!
10-09-2009, 08:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 730
Posted By kaku

you must've got those from the Penske MBZ...

you must've got those from the Penske MBZ dealership eh?
09-23-2009, 06:14 PM
Replies: 673
Views: 469,269
Posted By kaku

i wish that it would also auto-lock itself after...

i wish that it would also auto-lock itself after you park and leave the car (in case you forget to lock the car yourself).
09-10-2009, 09:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 662
Posted By kaku

back in January they had a fully-loaded steel...

back in January they had a fully-loaded steel grey (minus the pano) in the east coast. i almost picked it up but i really wanted the pano and the alum trim.

your best bet is to factory order it.
09-01-2009, 09:18 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 41,324
Posted By kaku

does your root have more than 255 files and...

does your root have more than 255 files and folders?
08-27-2009, 07:41 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 41,324
Posted By kaku

any songs over 4,000 doesn't get read/registered....

any songs over 4,000 doesn't get read/registered. but it'll be near random as which songs are omitted.

320 is the maximum bit rate.

there's also a 255 song limit per folder.
08-27-2009, 11:07 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 41,324
Posted By kaku

unless you can get a good deal on 32gb cards, i'd...

unless you can get a good deal on 32gb cards, i'd advise getting 8-16gb cards. since the system can only load up to 4,000 songs on each card.
08-22-2009, 03:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,653
Posted By kaku

Nujabes ..jazzy/mellow hiphop cruising...

Nujabes

..jazzy/mellow hiphop cruising music.

sample:http://www.imeem.com/people/Cj_I3h/music/y7wcXOay/nujabes-kumomi
08-19-2009, 12:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,201
Posted By kaku

i have to agree with Distalero. it happened...

i have to agree with Distalero.

it happened to me once and it was aggravating to say the least, as i was pulling and tugging for a good few minutes. then suddenly, it just released..
08-13-2009, 02:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,701
Posted By kaku

now how about applying that dynamat to the side...

now how about applying that dynamat to the side mirrors ! :naughty:
08-04-2009, 05:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,211
Posted By kaku

is BT standard on our cars? i thought it's only...

is BT standard on our cars? i thought it's only included with either the premium pkg or MM..?
08-04-2009, 12:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,331
Posted By kaku

yaps.. Azn's got it right. painter's tape is...

yaps.. Azn's got it right. painter's tape is what it might normally be called. i've used it a few times on my car when spray painting some stuff on the car..
08-03-2009, 05:43 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 18,553
Posted By kaku

this is true. it's definitely not an immediate...

this is true. it's definitely not an immediate change, but moreso a gradual one over the weeks and months. hell, the change is so slight and steady that most ppl wouldn't notice the change until...
08-03-2009, 05:20 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 18,553
Posted By kaku

maybe it has something to do with how long the...

maybe it has something to do with how long the bulbs have been used..? do you do a lot of night-time driving?

in my experience over the years, i've gone through several dozen Polargs on a couple...
08-03-2009, 03:14 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 18,770
Posted By kaku

Gilles' LEDs seem to match quite nicely with my...

Gilles' LEDs seem to match quite nicely with my low-beams - and I swapped out my stock bi-xenon bulbs for 6k bulbs.
08-03-2009, 12:58 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 18,553
Posted By kaku

while Polargs may stay the same consistent color...

while Polargs may stay the same consistent color when the car is on; they generally tend to dim and fade to greenish after only a couple months.
07-30-2009, 09:32 PM
Replies: 922
Views: 103,553
Posted By kaku

thas a good deal. i say take it. you...

thas a good deal.

i say take it.

you won't find a better doing a walk-in.
07-28-2009, 02:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,093
Posted By kaku

it definitely looks nice (elegant, yet aggressive...

it definitely looks nice (elegant, yet aggressive at the same time). but i think it would cramp my hand holding it for an extended period of time. [ i'd still get it tho if it was .20 of the price...
07-28-2009, 02:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,093
Posted By kaku

i think Brabus sells some. Azn_C300 has a badass...

i think Brabus sells some. Azn_C300 has a badass Alcantara (https://mbworld.org/forums/3410213-post36.html) one - which I'm sure there's a MT version of. only problem is that i think they sell for...
07-28-2009, 10:47 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,238
Posted By kaku

very clean. ..makes me regret getting steel...

very clean.

..makes me regret getting steel grey. almost. =)
07-27-2009, 04:47 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 18,770
Posted By kaku

thas true. out of 200 leds, only 3 or so...

thas true.

out of 200 leds, only 3 or so have failed..
07-27-2009, 12:26 PM
Replies: 673
Views: 469,269
Posted By kaku

i don't believe the above works for US models.. ...

i don't believe the above works for US models..

i remember doing a similar procedure..
07-26-2009, 04:41 PM
Replies: 922
Views: 103,553
Posted By kaku

carsdirect.com got an '09 fully loaded with...

carsdirect.com

got an '09 fully loaded with every option except Auto and Ipod .. $39k (MSRP: ~$44k)

..with 1.9% financing which i believe MBZ is still offering
07-24-2009, 05:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,701
Posted By kaku

i've noticed a lot of road noise as well. but...

i've noticed a lot of road noise as well. but had attributed to the low-profile tires that came with the 18" AMG wheels.
07-23-2009, 05:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,362
Posted By kaku

do you think it's flexible enough to wrap around...

do you think it's flexible enough to wrap around the contours of the chrome sides of the key?
07-23-2009, 03:08 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 133,926
Posted By kaku

but how does the camera know when to turn on? ...

but how does the camera know when to turn on? the cigg-plug is on constant power (at least when the car is started) and unless there's a separate remote power cable, it could be that the camera is...
07-23-2009, 10:45 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 133,926
Posted By kaku

but if you connect power at the cigarette lighter...

but if you connect power at the cigarette lighter plug, won't the camera be constantly on?
07-22-2009, 09:31 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 72,363
Posted By kaku

maybe they might be epileptic and have a...

maybe they might be epileptic and have a seizure..? =X
07-21-2009, 09:53 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 18,770
Posted By kaku

gah.. that makes me cautious about installing...

gah.. that makes me cautious about installing them on the eyelids. especially with the summer weather hovering around the high 90's here.
07-21-2009, 05:53 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,414
Posted By kaku

cool. thanks for the tip! i should've...

cool.

thanks for the tip!

i should've known about this since i do it every year to the cell phone company, cable company, credit card company, etc. =]
07-21-2009, 05:51 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 18,770
Posted By kaku

the marker/color will fade. i used to do this...

the marker/color will fade. i used to do this with the bulbs in my instrument cluster - coloring them blue. the color would last a few months only tho.
07-21-2009, 02:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,414
Posted By kaku

wow..how'd you manage to get such a great deal?

wow..how'd you manage to get such a great deal?
07-21-2009, 12:48 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 18,770
Posted By kaku

in this case, the one=]

in this case, the one=]
07-19-2009, 08:46 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 18,770
Posted By kaku

just a simple conjecture .. but if all this is...

just a simple conjecture .. but if all this is due to the irregularity of the voltage, maybe running the AC and/or stereo is one of the factors that's causing a spike in the voltage..?
07-17-2009, 11:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,382
Posted By kaku

but that's the thing. even with full zoom on,...

but that's the thing. even with full zoom on, there are still a couple street names missing.

when i first noticed this, i thought the name wasn't showing because i wasn't near the street. but...
07-17-2009, 11:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,382
Posted By kaku

sometimes you might be looking for a place...

sometimes you might be looking for a place without route guidance on. this usually happens when you're right in the area of where you're supposed to go but don't have the address.
07-17-2009, 12:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,382
Posted By kaku

i have a similar issue with street names not...

i have a similar issue with street names not showing up. though, for me, when zoomed in completely, most of the names will show up except for 2 or 3..
07-14-2009, 11:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,362
Posted By kaku

that looks great! only .. i want mine with...

that looks great!

only .. i want mine with the chrome sides covered=)
07-14-2009, 11:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,362
Posted By kaku

actually, the 3M decal (with carbon fiber print)...

actually, the 3M decal (with carbon fiber print) on my cell phone had surprisingly lasted quite well. and i had it on for almost 2 years; and aside from the slight fading the sticker remain intact. ...
07-12-2009, 07:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,362
Posted By kaku

Key Fob Decal/Sticker Skin ..

anyone know any merchants selling decals/stickers for our key fobs? specifically ones that would wrap the chrome sides (perhaps in carbon-fiber?)

they usually make them for cell phones, but i...
07-11-2009, 03:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 708
Posted By kaku

i just want voice commands for the presets..

i just want voice commands for the presets..
07-11-2009, 01:20 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 101,260
Posted By kaku

that card will work, but you're chancing with the...

that card will work, but you're chancing with the fact that it may or may not support SDHC (2gb+) cards..
07-10-2009, 07:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,553
Posted By kaku

i'm supremely lazy, so i'd be in on buying a set=)

i'm supremely lazy, so i'd be in on buying a set=)
07-10-2009, 07:31 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,286
Posted By kaku

just cover with a cloth and turn with pliers.

just cover with a cloth and turn with pliers.
07-09-2009, 05:06 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,286
Posted By kaku

hah..good idea. i was thinking about removing...

hah..good idea. i was thinking about removing the OEM pins completely and sticking a cap in the hole.

do you know if they just offer the rear Brabus pins for sale?
07-09-2009, 04:58 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,286
Posted By kaku

so the Brabus pins for the rear fit over the...

so the Brabus pins for the rear fit over the OEMs?

what happens when a rear passenger pulls on it to unlock?
07-09-2009, 11:49 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,476
Posted By kaku

is there even any size difference between the...

is there even any size difference between the new/old keys?
07-08-2009, 01:03 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,286
Posted By kaku

those are the exact pins i installed. they...

those are the exact pins i installed.

they don't protrude much when unlocked and sit nearly flush when locked (about 4-5mm sticks up)
07-08-2009, 12:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,790
Posted By kaku

if you're in CA, the plates are identical. ...

if you're in CA, the plates are identical. there's no differentiation for the front/rear.
07-06-2009, 08:53 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 18,770
Posted By kaku

can you compare the 4300k VS 5000k? that is, how...

can you compare the 4300k VS 5000k? that is, how dramatic is the change for the 5000k turning blue versus the 4300k turning purple? which one is nearer/closer to white after changing?
07-01-2009, 11:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,516
Posted By kaku

a little dark? thas an understatement! =]

a little dark?

thas an understatement! =]
07-01-2009, 11:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,228
Posted By kaku

odd. mine are super-white and are quite bright. ...

odd. mine are super-white and are quite bright.

it made me wonder too, when i first got the car and noticed the difference between the map lights (white) and the dome lights (yellow).
06-30-2009, 08:13 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 101,260
Posted By kaku

i bought the exact same (from same seller too). ...

i bought the exact same (from same seller too).

i've no issues using it on 2gb+ sdhc cards.
06-29-2009, 09:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,148
Posted By kaku

there might be a solution for you at this thread...

there might be a solution for you at this thread :: https://mbworld.org/forums/3597341-post10.html
06-29-2009, 09:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,470
Posted By kaku

the etchings on that carbon fiber one looks...

the etchings on that carbon fiber one looks pretty flawed. but of course, from afar, nobody would notice=)

i wouldn't mind one with black borders (instead of blue).
06-29-2009, 08:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,507
Posted By kaku

finally .. .

the product of sweat and tears for a job that should've been <5 mins. =]

a simple joystick-type shift knob. no razzle, no dazzle. i like it cuz i'm the type of driver that keeps my hand on the...
06-29-2009, 10:44 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 41,324
Posted By kaku

just buy a 16bit adapter. the COMMAND unit is...

just buy a 16bit adapter. the COMMAND unit is extremely quick in loading the music anyway.

i bought a $20 adapter...
06-29-2009, 12:23 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 18,770
Posted By kaku

can anyone say how well they match the oem...

can anyone say how well they match the oem bi-xenons?
06-28-2009, 08:19 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 104,839
Posted By kaku

yeah..that rear dome was a ***** too. matter of...

yeah..that rear dome was a ***** too. matter of fact, i've got hairline fractures on the middle tab.
06-28-2009, 01:37 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 104,839
Posted By kaku

on the contrary. there were a few people who...

on the contrary. there were a few people who cracked their cover trying to pry it open. i know i was at the point of cracking it several times myself=)
06-28-2009, 01:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 956
Posted By kaku

S5 ..because it's much uncommon compared to...

S5

..because it's much uncommon compared to the M5.
06-28-2009, 01:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,507
Posted By kaku

Talking gah, finally got it removed. the key? you gotta...

gah, finally got it removed. the key? you gotta pull this sucker really hard.

for others that may have a hard time pulling on the collar, might wanna try using a string..
...
06-27-2009, 05:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,507
Posted By kaku

Have you changed your shift knob?

if so, how?

i have a manual transmission and thought it was the same procedure for an AT, but I seem to be stuck =I

i've followed the instructions below (thanks BL!), but am stuck on step 2. ...
06-26-2009, 05:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 925
Posted By kaku

i get the erratic shuddering feeling on first...

i get the erratic shuddering feeling on first gear as well. it's as if the clutch isn't balanced - even though in my case, the clutch has been completely disengaged.

i remember reading awhile...
06-26-2009, 12:43 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 104,839
Posted By kaku

click on the product link and check the V-LEDS...

click on the product link and check the V-LEDS Part ID, if it starts with 194 you're good.

however, you should stick with the design/shape that's of the typical 194 bulbs - i.e., don't pick an led...
06-25-2009, 09:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,321
Posted By kaku

what do you all think about a black glossy grille...

what do you all think about a black glossy grille on steel grey? anyone have piks? =)
06-25-2009, 12:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,007
Posted By kaku

funny..but my car doesn't beep 12 times when i...

funny..but my car doesn't beep 12 times when i start the car without buckling. i wonder if i have a defective unit..
06-24-2009, 06:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,463
Posted By kaku

here's a thread that sounds like your exact same...

here's a thread that sounds like your exact same problem :: https://mbworld.org/forums/c-class-w204/274906-weird-whistling-noise-my-c300-2.html
06-23-2009, 12:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,222
Posted By kaku

i could've sworn i've seen the Phillips CV or DV...

i could've sworn i've seen the Phillips CV or DV at the local PepBoys or Autozone. i'll have to go by those stores and check..
06-23-2009, 11:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,222
Posted By kaku

i imagine the DVs go for around $40-$60 / pair?

i imagine the DVs go for around $40-$60 / pair?
06-23-2009, 11:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 867
Posted By kaku

i'm hoping to take mine in @ 1,000 miles. as...

i'm hoping to take mine in @ 1,000 miles. as i've already experienced a couple [minor] issues..
06-22-2009, 04:50 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 27,456
Posted By kaku

how to tell where your car was manufactured..? ...

how to tell where your car was manufactured..? i.e., what to look for on the door jamb..?
06-22-2009, 02:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,222
Posted By kaku

on the same note.. for those with the P2 option,...

on the same note.. for those with the P2 option, has anyone noticed the foglights really being effective in illuminating the corners while turning (with the fogs already on)?

i can't seem to tell.
06-22-2009, 02:40 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 11,982
Posted By kaku

i'm sure the noise is there and evident. just...

i'm sure the noise is there and evident. just that we have different tolerances.

like for me, i didn't notice the noise at first. but after all the frills and happiness wore off, and having...
06-22-2009, 12:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 867
Posted By kaku

Dealers Still Doing 1k Mile Service?

dealer told me there's no 1,000 mile service check-up. just the service A at 10,000.

weren't dealers at one time offering this?
06-22-2009, 12:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,087
Posted By kaku

how much is clear bra? $500+?

how much is clear bra? $500+?
06-22-2009, 11:49 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 11,982
Posted By kaku

agreed. the noise becomes noticeable to me at...

agreed. the noise becomes noticeable to me at 40+ mph.

and i have a MY09.
06-19-2009, 01:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,409
Posted By kaku

i think it's opposite. back then, there was only...

i think it's opposite. back then, there was only a single indicator for all doors. most cars nowadays have an indicator for each door. at least for all japanese cars..
06-19-2009, 11:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,409
Posted By kaku

exactly. now without a dedicated door open...

exactly.

now without a dedicated door open indicator light/logo, how do you know which door is open?
06-19-2009, 11:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,541
Posted By kaku

you should just opt for the portable Sirius...

you should just opt for the portable Sirius units. in most cases they're ~$50 and come with a docking kit for the car. and the best part, you can take it into the house and/or other cars.
06-19-2009, 11:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,409
Posted By kaku

another reason they should have a dedicated...

another reason they should have a dedicated indicator light (or a logo on the MFD) is not for driving, but after you park; when one of your passengers forget to close their door you literally have to...
06-19-2009, 02:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,409
Posted By kaku

still can't believe there's no dedicated...

still can't believe there's no dedicated indicator light.. they could've used the multi-function display..
06-19-2009, 02:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,409
Posted By kaku

how fast do you have to be going before that...

how fast do you have to be going before that [red] light comes on?

it didn't seem to pop up when i was backing up with one of the doors ajar
06-19-2009, 01:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,409
Posted By kaku

Question Where's the Door Open Indicator Light?

it must be me, but i don't see any door open indicators on the dash?

can someone please kindly point it out to my blind eyes where this elusive light may be.

tia=)
06-19-2009, 12:32 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 104,839
Posted By kaku

haven't replaced the rear dome yet. hopefully,...

haven't replaced the rear dome yet. hopefully, it'll won't put up a fight to get opened=]

there should be plenty of festoon-type LEDs on Ebay. but with so many diff types, it's hard to pick one....
06-19-2009, 12:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,093
Posted By kaku

dood, Azn, you are like the C300 God of Wisdom ! ...

dood, Azn, you are like the C300 God of Wisdom ! much thks !
06-18-2009, 11:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,093
Posted By kaku

hey Azn, did you change the orange turn signal...

hey Azn, did you change the orange turn signal bulbs? are they stealth/chrome but light up orange/amber? if so, would you mind sharing where you got 'em plz?=)
06-18-2009, 11:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,046
Posted By kaku

anyone have the cool (8000k) or pure (6000k)...

anyone have the cool (8000k) or pure (6000k) whites available?
06-18-2009, 10:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,989
Posted By kaku

i was looking for the same thing. though, in...

i was looking for the same thing. though, in steel gray to color match.

p.s. totally agree with the car being over-bling
06-18-2009, 10:31 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 41,324
Posted By kaku

that would work. but if you went with an SD...

that would work.

but if you went with an SD card, you could've gotten 3 16gb cards for ~$11 each (or ~$8 with Bing cashback). -link
...
06-18-2009, 08:27 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 41,324
Posted By kaku

i think the current max is 32gb .. which goes for...

i think the current max is 32gb .. which goes for $70-$100.

Fry's has 32gb Kingston for $80
06-18-2009, 08:26 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 104,839
Posted By kaku

fINALLY got it ! thks to Luis ! =)

fINALLY got it ! thks to Luis ! =)
06-18-2009, 03:20 PM
Replies: 673
Views: 469,269
Posted By kaku

does anyone even use the valet feature? i.e.,...

does anyone even use the valet feature? i.e., removing the key and taking it with them..
06-18-2009, 10:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 914
Posted By kaku

not sure if it makes a difference, but you should...

not sure if it makes a difference, but you should try the "external authorization" sync mode (for the bluetooth).

i have an old Samsung and it always automatically connects with no issues...
06-18-2009, 10:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 914
Posted By kaku

how are you redialing? by pressing the call...

how are you redialing?

by pressing the call button again or via voice command?
06-17-2009, 05:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,790
Posted By kaku

get it inspected/signed off first. then send the...

get it inspected/signed off first. then send the ticket along with the proof.

ensure that you keep copies of everything. the courts are notorious for "misplacing" documents.
06-17-2009, 11:05 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 9,221
Posted By kaku

i really wish the US would move on to the metric...

i really wish the US would move on to the metric system. we need to be in parity with the rest of the world..
06-17-2009, 10:37 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 9,221
Posted By kaku

16 mpg with 90% city driving. i wonder if...

16 mpg with 90% city driving.

i wonder if maybe my foot's a lil' heavy
06-17-2009, 01:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,790
Posted By kaku

take it to an inspection station to get it signed...

take it to an inspection station to get it signed off (as proof that you corrected the issue).

since you're in LA, you can go to the inspection station on Hill St (near Washinton Blvd). it's a...
06-16-2009, 10:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,730
Posted By kaku

dood, woedee; you are the man! :y thks !

dood, woedee; you are the man! :y

thks !
06-16-2009, 10:56 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 72,363
Posted By kaku

agreed. best not to pull on the wires, as the...

agreed. best not to pull on the wires, as the housing for the bulbs seems like it's clipped in. i had a hard time 'til i just used a needle-nose pliers.
06-16-2009, 07:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,730
Posted By kaku

but don't we need the module [that connects to...

but don't we need the module [that connects to the command console] to connect the RCA cable..?

and would you be so kind as to suggest where we can purchase the camera please? thks !
06-16-2009, 07:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,730
Posted By kaku

thks for the info ! i can't believe they're...

thks for the info !

i can't believe they're still quoting $750..?? would've thought they'd drop the price some since it's nearly a year old..
06-16-2009, 06:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 14,356
Posted By kaku

get an SD memory card and load it into the pc...

get an SD memory card and load it into the pc card. then, just stick the pc card into the slot in the middle console and away it loads.

obviously, you need to load MP3s or WMAs files onto the SD...
06-16-2009, 06:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 14,356
Posted By kaku

forget the ipod. go with the pc card.. ...

forget the ipod.

go with the pc card.. you'll be able to control via the steering and the command knob.

you can buy the pc card from Ebay (seller: adapterbest) for $20 w/free shipping.
06-16-2009, 03:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,730
Posted By kaku

i'm a bit interested in getting the vim/cam kit...

i'm a bit interested in getting the vim/cam kit as well. should be a lot cheaper now. i think i'll call and find out. anyone recommend a person i should ask for @ MidCity?
06-16-2009, 10:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,945
Posted By kaku

agreed. the illuminated sills do add a nice (and...

agreed. the illuminated sills do add a nice (and very) subtle touch.

what's unfortunate is that the stock/oem illum sills only gets installed for the front doors..
06-16-2009, 10:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 821
Posted By kaku

i have the mpg bar/graph on mine but no...

i have the mpg bar/graph on mine but no gear-suggestion indicator.

i have a 2009.
06-16-2009, 10:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,351
Posted By kaku

is anyone else having issues with the "Dial Name"...

is anyone else having issues with the "Dial Name" command?

i've tried "Dial Jane", "Dial Jane Home Mobile", "Dial Name" and the response always comes back with "Select Line Number" with a list of...
06-16-2009, 09:58 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 104,839
Posted By kaku

i'm in the same boat as you ! it's much...

i'm in the same boat as you !

it's much harder than i thought to remove that front dome.. even using 3 screwdrivers and no deal=I
06-15-2009, 05:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 18,191
Posted By kaku

if you were in Canada, you'd be stuck with it=) ...

if you were in Canada, you'd be stuck with it=)

for all others - from the instrument dash / multifunction display :: Settings -> Lighting -> Daytime Running Lamps -> Disabled
06-15-2009, 01:31 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,598
Posted By kaku

count me in for 2 pairs plz. ..will Paypal...

count me in for 2 pairs plz.

..will Paypal this eve
06-15-2009, 12:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 576
Posted By kaku

ah.. no, most banks will only go by the market...

ah.. no, most banks will only go by the market value rate at the time of purchase. however, there are some credit unions that will lock the rate for you (as my CU offered me). so might wanna...
06-15-2009, 12:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 610
Posted By kaku

thks ! i can't believe the track name...

thks !

i can't believe the track name doesn't scroll. i'm sure most (if not all) head-units nowadays auto-scroll. hell, even my 8 y/o Alpine unit did it.

anyway, here's hoping they fix it via...
06-15-2009, 11:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 576
Posted By kaku

are you talking about finance rate or price of...

are you talking about finance rate or price of car?

if you're speaking about the price of the car, your price will be "locked in" at the time that you order the vehicle. that is, they won't raise...
06-15-2009, 11:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 576
Posted By kaku

you have the option to negotiate the price at...

you have the option to negotiate the price at anytime. your price is not locked in until you sign bill of sale.

as an example, i negotiated the price before i factory ordered the vehicle. while...
06-15-2009, 11:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 610
Posted By kaku

Question MP3 Track Listing ..

when playing an mp3 file with a long name, shouldn't it auto scroll the name so you can read the entire name?

mine doesn't do so (neither in the command or the instrument display). it only shows...
06-13-2009, 12:37 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 70,468
Posted By kaku

might you have piks?

might you have piks?
06-12-2009, 09:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,423
Posted By kaku

gee, thx for sharing. i might just buy. how...

gee, thx for sharing. i might just buy. how long was shipping?
06-11-2009, 11:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,826
Posted By kaku

not a bad idea. we could create a Google...

not a bad idea.

we could create a Google Groups (http://groups.google.com) forum specifically just for group buys..?
06-11-2009, 10:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,826
Posted By kaku

why must moderators moderate group buys in the...

why must moderators moderate group buys in the first place?
06-08-2009, 12:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,637
Posted By kaku

wah.. i hate the 405. it's like the most...

wah.. i hate the 405. it's like the most congested freeway. like an ant colony lined up end-to-end.

sometimes i even wish the line of cars turned into ants so i could just run them over >=b
06-08-2009, 11:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,388
Posted By kaku

+1 if you can get the ext warr included, it...

+1

if you can get the ext warr included, it would be a superb deal..
06-07-2009, 09:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,447
Posted By kaku

sounds like you two are starting to be bFF .....

sounds like you two are starting to be bFF .. maybe you two oughta take it to PMs >=]
06-06-2009, 12:56 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,358
Posted By kaku

Audi has plenty of A5/S5 in manual tho.. so much...

Audi has plenty of A5/S5 in manual tho.. so much that stock is almost 50/50 ratio between auto/manual
06-06-2009, 12:31 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,358
Posted By kaku

and i think the top reason for some in choosing a...

and i think the top reason for some in choosing a C300 is that the C350 doesn't has a manual transmission.
06-04-2009, 06:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,764
Posted By kaku

thas not a bad idea. i likes, i likes.. ...

thas not a bad idea. i likes, i likes..

maybe i just might attempt that
06-04-2009, 06:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,670
Posted By kaku

expect it to be pretty costly tho..

expect it to be pretty costly tho..
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