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Old 03-18-2019, 06:27 PM
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Ride Height Calibration

The dealership suggested that My 08 SL550 needs a ride height calibration, but the quote was in conjunction with other suspension repairs, excluding the ABC, I was quoted $3000. Iím doing the suspension repairs with my local mechanic, do you know how much they charge for just calibration? Itís a little bit lower on the front passenger side.
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Search the forums for ‘Romess Values or Angles’ which are the settings you calibrate for heights.
It is only pushing buttons on the Star (SDS) and measurements to check the work. Pretty simple and not much time.
Another example of why every MB owner should have a Star.
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Search the forums for ĎRomess Values or Anglesí which are the settings you calibrate for heights.
It is only pushing buttons on the Star (SDS) and measurements to check the work. Pretty simple and not much time.
Another example of why every MB owner should have a Star.
Iím already working towards getting my own Star, Iíve already purchased two Dell D630 that I found locally for almost nothing, but Iím leaning towards an out of the box system. Iíve already contacted a seller from AliExpress, to put something for me together. In the meantime, I also purchased the iCarSoft, which actually fixed something for me...
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I second the STAR recommendation. I recently had the exact same problem and was able to fix it with nothing but the software in about 20 minutes (those STAR systems take a while to boot up).
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I second the STAR recommendation. I recently had the exact same problem and was able to fix it with nothing but the software in about 20 minutes (those STAR systems take a while to boot up).
Great!!!
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Finally!

Iíve finally ordered the MB Star Diagnosis last night, I was promised that theyíll assist me in activating it, hopefully before I receive it, I would have replace the front lower control arms.
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Itís here!

Just received MB Star Diagnostics... Iím currently cloning the drive they sent to an SSD. Does the DELL D630 support An SSD?

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Iíve successfully completed the cloning of the hard drive they sent me with an SSD. To my surprise, it booted fine, now Iím waiting for the seller to do a TeamViewer remote session with me for activation, as promised 🤔
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You mean a serial #? Activation for what. I have developer mode on mine- it's just a key.
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You mean a serial #? Activation for what. I have developer mode on mine- it's just a key.
Yes, fortunately, they remote into my computer and get everything done, itís now ready.
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Originally Posted by Mattleycrue76 View Post
I second the STAR recommendation. I recently had the exact same problem and was able to fix it with nothing but the software in about 20 minutes (those STAR systems take a while to boot up).
Hello, do you mind showing me how to accomplish this? I will be dedicating a lot of my time in learning this software but I want to take care of the issue that made me buy it in the first place.
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Wow!

This software is very extensive, I can learn a lot with this. I already found the reason why the seat massagers not working, I wish I can fix this myself.
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It doesnít have ride height calibration, I donít want to lower my car, which this write up have, I just wanted to level my car. My front passenger side is leaning slightly. Iíve already taken it to the dealership and they recommended calibration and not ABC pump 😱
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I recall Bobterry posted a very good set of instructions or lowering with SDS. If not here, also search Benzworld.
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I recall Bobterry posted a very good set of instructions or lowering with SDS. If not here, also search Benzworld.
I will... Thanks!
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Hi kemzo,
do you mind if I ask where you bought your DAS system and price? I am reluctant to send $$ to china without any due diligence. My plan is to buy a Star DAS kit with ssd and replace my hdd on an dell I own.
Thanks in advance.
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Hi kemzo,
do you mind if I ask where you bought your DAS system and price? I am reluctant to send $$ to china without any due diligence. My plan is to buy a Star DAS kit with ssd and replace my hdd on an dell I own.
Thanks in advance.
I was in the same boat as you, but Iíve purchased something before on AliExpress. I basically took a leap of faith and go for it, I can send you the vendors name...
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Yes please provide me the name or link.thanks
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I was in the same boat as you, but Iíve purchased something before on AliExpress. I basically took a leap of faith and go for it, I can send you the vendors name...
Hello,
Could you also please pm me where to buy ? Thank you
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For those asking - I bought from this seller https://www.ebay.com/sch/electr0nics...72.m2749.l2654

I chose him mainly because the listing said he was a US seller, but the laptop ended up coming directly from China. Other than that everything was pretty much as described. I opted for a STAR C4 Panasonic toughbook because I wanted it to be robust around the shop. They are more expensive than the Dell 630 ones but whatever. Paid about 1k even with shipping and tax for Laptop, multiplexer, and wiring for just about every conceivable Mercedes (they don't all use OBDII). Hardware works well, the only hardware issue is that the laptop battery doesn't hold much of a charge but it really doesn't bother me too much since I run it plugged in mostly. Based on my experience I would have no problem dealing with this seller again.

I think you could get a better value using a self sourced laptop, as the Dell 630 and my Panasonic are pretty slow to boot up, but for me, a simple ready to go solution was the most important thing

Hope this helps,

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...the Dell 630 and my Panasonic are pretty slow to boot up...
My solution to that problem is to put my Dell in "Stand By" mode when my work is complete. Once I resume work the diagnostic software, WIS, and Web ETM are already loaded and ready to run.
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My Dell D630 that I keep in the garage has 8gb of RAM and a 256GB Samsung SSD.. It boots fast enough, but I also keep it plugged in (on docking station) and in "Standby".
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