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aleksandar1099 11-17-2009 03:57 PM

Star Diagnostic How To DIY with lots o pics
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So I thought I would help out a few MB brothers with a couple star diagnostic tutorials...

First, Lowering the car.
Get to the 211 Section
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You will get to the main menu
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Then go to Func perf by more than...
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Then Chassis
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Then Level adj
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Then Suspension
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And here is where people have problems, they just go to actuations and then lower it, IT WILL NOT STAY LOWERED this way, you have to go to initial startup
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Then Initial with manual settings
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Then F2
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Here you will see a screen that shows the voltages which correspond to the height of the vehicle. they must be within the given ranges in the left hand column. use the + and - buttons to lower the car (In my screenshot I am in the car with a friend in the back seat, so that is why it is at 3.27, it should not exceed 3) Then hit F2
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Enter in these inclination angles and if the car is within the voltages supplied in the page before, the car will accept the new lowered setting, if not it will reject it.
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Now, how to activate the unlock and lock beep (honestly, one of the best mods to do if you have an older model e55 :D)
First Control units
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Then Body
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Then rear SAM
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Then Control unit adaptations
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Then national version of ATA function
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At this screen you will see a pull down menu with a list of different regions on it. The only ones you need to worry about are USA with buzzer and Netherlands. If you choose USA, i will give you three short quick beeps when you lock the car and one short when you unlock it. Netherlands will give you three longer beeps when you lock the car and one long when you unlock it. Personal preference on which one you like. Then hit F3
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Then F3(YES)
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Hope this helps out some people. I really did not find a good DIY for Star Diagnostics, so I thought I would help out!


EDIT: Info for -10 Mod added

Benz-O-Rama 11-17-2009 04:05 PM


This information is invaluable. THX!

novae500 11-17-2009 04:19 PM

omg....this is what everyone needs to get the STARS lowering...too bad i just bought the renntech ELM V2:-(

bobgodd 11-17-2009 04:23 PM

Kudos to you my friend!!!

Eraser-X 11-17-2009 04:33 PM

If you lower the car from that screen does it lower the raised setting also? I am asking becasue it looks more like you are calibrating the sensors then setting the normal ride height.

V12Godspeed 11-17-2009 04:38 PM

Thanks Aleks!! Heading to do this tomorrow. :y

prodigymb 11-17-2009 04:39 PM

This needs to be added to the DIY thread ASAP. Great info !!!

myntk12 11-17-2009 05:01 PM

How about turning on the Bluetooth puk? Thanks

usmankhan355 11-17-2009 05:40 PM

guys so sorry for asking a stupid question....but is this REALLY a way to lower my cost without having to pay so much for a lowering module???????????
if so shall i get in contact with a STAR programmer??


usmankhan355 11-17-2009 05:41 PM

lower my car**********

Karlson 11-17-2009 06:42 PM

Originally Posted by novae500 (Post 3813568)
omg....this is what everyone needs to get the STARS lowering...too bad i just bought the renntech ELM V2:-(

return it :)) Aleksander, Thanks a lot!! Can we buy you a beer when you will be in DC? Much appreciated.

007Benz 11-17-2009 06:47 PM

I have the car that was lowered through this process, I am pleased!

Benz-O-Rama 11-17-2009 06:48 PM

Complete hijack here, but if anyone is interested, I've got a RENNtech ELM (lowering module - v1) for sale. PM me. :D

I think I need to buy a DAS.

Aleks, is this the MB OEM one or the Chinese clone that you have?

MJ50 11-17-2009 07:20 PM

all this time, i thought SDS lowering was done in developer mode... :bow:

Karlson 11-17-2009 07:23 PM

Aleksander, is it possible for you to make DIY for -10 Mod :) I know that I am asking for too much

MJ50 11-17-2009 07:24 PM

Originally Posted by Karlson (Post 3813825)
Aleksander, is it possible for you to have -10 Mod :)

that one is easy... :naughty:

Yacht Master 11-17-2009 07:31 PM

The crowd chants MORE MORE MORE

amdeutsch 11-17-2009 07:35 PM

Temporary sticky for valuable info. If OP wants to make more of this I'd suggest he'd a complete info thread that MBW can make a permanent sticky.

Thanx OP.

RacerX0911 11-17-2009 07:38 PM

nice write up!

MJ50 11-17-2009 07:41 PM

let's make this official version coding thread! :y

MB_Forever 11-17-2009 07:53 PM

Originally Posted by MJ50 (Post 3813850)
let's make this official version coding thread! :y


Awesome thread, very valuable information. Thanks for taking the time to post this thread :y

gonzjed 11-17-2009 08:19 PM

Excellent Alek!

shardul 11-17-2009 09:41 PM


aleksandar1099 11-17-2009 10:47 PM

Wow! So this helped out more than I thought! I was looking for the tread and then I saw it, sticky!!! Awesome! Glad it helps! I will update with the -10 mod tomm.

Thanks for making it a sticky, I'm sure this will take out some of the mysteries people are charging big money for!


aleksandar1099 11-18-2009 12:42 AM

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This will allow the fan to turn on earlier to cool the engine sooner than stock.
First go to Control Units
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Then Drive
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Then ME 2.8
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Then Control Unit adaptations
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Then Correction Programing
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Then Electric Suction Fan
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Then Hit F4 until it changes to -10 and hit F2
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