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    R129 seat refurbish

    Has anyone any experience of refurbishing the seat squab on a facelift R129? Mines a bit hard so I think the matting has probably collapsed. Does anybody know of secret and reasonable suppliers of the matting? As an alternative, do the passenger seat squabs fit the drivers side? I imaging most...
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    Speed bump damage

    To cut a long story short, I went over a speed bump (at a low speed obviously, otherwise I wouldn't be moaning), and it resulted in significant damage to the under-shielding/padding under the car. Some details: Its an E class estate, so not low slung. It was a very narrow road (single lane) in...
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    E250 S212 Sagging at the back overnight

    My 2014 E class estate (with 30k on the clock) has started sagging at the back overnight, with the message on the dash "Wait - Car rising" or something similar. It pumps itself up and off we go. The first time I noticed this was a couple of days ago when I came back off holiday so the car had...
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    E250 temperature gauge issue?

    So driving along the motorway yesterday, I look down to see that the temperature gauge is off the top of the scale. Very alarming, but everything seems to be working fine. Start thinking about what to do, surely there should have been some other kind of warning, when a big red message appears...
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    E class auxiliary battery problem

    Had an issue with my W212 estate with "auxiliary battery malfunction". This stopped the ECO function working (maybe no bad thing!) and sometimes stopped the "HOLD" function operating. On my version this battery is located in the boot next to the spare wheel. It is reported to be in other...
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    Easy question: Location of glow plug relay 2007 E320

    Whilst lying here with the lurgy, I was contemplating the upcoming changing of the glow plug relay. I've realised I don't know where it is, so I thought the forum might like to enlighten me, as inevitably I going to end up doing it in the dark and rain with a slightly dodgy torch and a...
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    2007 E320CDi glow plug light on

    The glowplug light on my 2007 E320CDi has come on. The light comes on as normal, goes off and then I start the engine. Immediately the light comes back on and stays on for about a minute. It started behaving like this for a week or so, then it cleared itself and behaved normally for a...
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    Wheel alignment report- What does the panel think?

    I had this report yesterday on the alignment of my 2007 E 320CDi. This is the after report. The technician was able to adjust the toe to get everything lined up (which was my original request due to having a ball joint replaced a while ago with the result that the steering wheel wasn't centred...
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    E211 Boot lid drips when open after rain

    After its been raining, when I open the boot on my E211, water drips from the corners into the boot area. Its not just one or two drips, its a consistent dripping. I guess that water is getting trapped in the panel somewhere as there appears to be a sort of foam mesh in what I assume to be...
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    Mobilo and value service

    I think this has been discussed elsewhere but people might find this interesting. My E class (2007 - full MB history) was asking for a service and the on-line MB quote was (for a B with a fair few extras) was just south of £900. In an effort to cut costs a bit I thought I'd look at the...
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    How to turn off audio on Comand

    I think I've got the Comand NTG1 (single slot CD/DVD player with nav processor in the boot) in my 56 plate E class. I can't find a way to sensibly turn off audio and yet still have nav running. I can't help feeling that the option to not have the audio section running independently of the nav...
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    Rusted spring support and recommendation

    Last week my drivers side front spring top support parted company from the bodywork in the approved manner by rusting through. This forum provided much information about the common nature of this and made the solution reasonably painless. Mercedes were very helpful in sourcing the part...
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    Easy way of telling if I have wiring for multichanger?

    My facelift W210 is fitted with an Audio 10 which it claims can control a multichanger. None of the documentation tells me where the multichanger is usually fitted and I can't see any obvious mounting points. So my (hopefully trivial) question is, where is the CD changer usually fitted in this...
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    Seat belt replacement E class

    Can anyone tell me whats involved in replacing the seatbelt on a W210 eg how to get the trim off to get access to it And has anybody got any recommended sources of seatbelts, other then MB. I'm just checking the options - I'll probably let MB do it as its a safety item, but I am quite...
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    Gearbox woe? Potentially...

    This week the car has started playing up a bit. Initially it was slow to engage drive (Put in D revs rise car rolls backwards. Foot on brake, wait, clonk, all ok) When I got out on the road, it didn't want to change up, but did eventually. After that was OK. Then this weekend, it has started...
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    Kit Car for sale! (Winter project)

    I am selling my Dutton Phaeton. I need to put the Merc in the garage to stop it rusting! In case anybody here is looking for an interesting winter project, have a look on ebay http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=4577332817. Other info/photos available! Nick
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    What Mr Clarkson has to say about dealers

    Whilst reading a review about a Vauxhall Tigra (don't ask!), I came across this: ..... It never happens, though. Every day my mailbag is stuffed to overflowing with letters from desperate people who can’t even get their dealers to be civil, leave alone helpful. I know one chap who became so...
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    Air con - problem

    My aircon appears to have stopped working. It was OK a couple of days ago, but to be fair has always seemed a bit weak. I don't get a light on the EC button, which I think is supposed to light up if the gas pressure is too low. I believe the compressor is kicking in but I would like to know if...
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    Thought on MAF sensor

    With all this discussion of MAF sensors, I'm wondering if its possible ( or sensible) to modify the output to modify performance. I'm thinking that applying a small amount of gain to the output voltage should indicate to the ECU that lots of air is flowing and so it will be fooled into...
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    Alternator

    Where is the best place to get a reconditioned alternator from (W210 E300TD) The bearings in mine have been squeaking when cold for a while and today the battery charge warning came on. (Didn't do it again, but the writings on the wall!) Eurocarparts seem excessive. Nick
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