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  1. automaniac

    a170 oil filter

    thanks that helps a lot. just need a tiny pair of hands to get into it
  2. automaniac

    a170 oil filter

    ok I give up :dk: I'm trying to service the wifes a170 cdi, but can I find the oil filter??? Not on your life, but everything is extremely cramped anyway. does anyone know where its located cheers
  3. automaniac

    Alpine stereo remote control cable for W210

    I have just removed from my facelift W210 the cabling that allows you to operate an alpine stereo with the steering wheel remote controls on your car. The part No is KCE-868B, in perfect condition. Have no idea if it will work on any other car, but probably not as it has to plug directly into...
  4. automaniac

    Help, what have I done???

    Well, I'm hoping that a reset will do the trick, I'm taking it to an independant specialist, but £377 was quoted to me by my local Merc main dealer for a selector unit using my chassis number, I haven't got a part no, Do you have one for sale by any chance??? I cant really wait for something to...
  5. automaniac

    Help, what have I done???

    Thanks, have booked car in for monday morning to be checked. Priced a new unit at £377 inc vat from Merc, so have some idea of how poor I'm going to be if it has to be replaced
  6. automaniac

    Help, what have I done???

    Ok, is that a home job, i.e unplug battery or specialist?
  7. automaniac

    Help, what have I done???

    Thanks, that really fills me with joy.... not:( £300, thats a lot of dosh for leaving the windows open!!. Thankyou anyhow
  8. automaniac

    Help, what have I done???

    Hi all, its a sad story..:( on sunday night I left my drivers door window open all night by mistake, the wind howled and the rain flooded in that night, result, next morning two very wet seats and a very wet dash and centre console. I tried to dry everything off as best I could and when I went...
  9. automaniac

    w210 door mirror cover removal

    Yep, it works:bannana: , quite easy once you know how. Thanks Dieselman :)
  10. automaniac

    w210 door mirror cover removal

    thankyou, I can see a metal clip, so pop that out and all will be revealed? or come off anyway.. will try it and let you know
  11. automaniac

    w210 door mirror cover removal

    Hi all, I want to replace the electrical innards from my W210 n/s door mirror as they have packed up on me :crazy: . I have sourced a second hand complete mirror unit, but of course its the wrong colour. I understand that the whole cover comes off and I can swop my own cover onto the new mirror...
  12. automaniac

    Is something going on out there?

    The first one was taken off by pulling it and unhooking the spring that holds it in place. The last one was just snpped off at the base. I suppose I must count my lucky stars (not merc stars though:crazy: ) that the bonnet has not been damaged in either event
  13. automaniac

    Is something going on out there?

    Three weeks ags, some low life stole :mad: the mascot from the bonnet of my baby (E220 :D ) while parked near dorchester, I forked out for a new one, so all happy again, I look outside this morning from my home and some B******d :eek: has swiped the new one. The car is parked on a driveway, so...
  14. automaniac

    W210 door mirror

    What can I say but, Thankyou......... :bannana: I've been searching ebay for weeks and never found that one, its not auto dimming, but then i never realised it did that untill I asked for a new one. It is now purchased:) Thanks
  15. automaniac

    W210 door mirror

    I need a new drivers door mirror for my facelift W210, (the one with the indicator in the mirror case) Merc want £221 plus vat:eek: However, I have seen a mirror for a W211 on fleabay for £40. the picture shown looks as near as dammit identical to my mirror glass. Does anyone know if they are...
  16. automaniac

    to declare or not to declare?

    Hi all. I have a slight dilemma going on. Last December my car was hit in a local carpark, small dent other party admitted fault. I got a quote and dealt with other party's insurance myself. Dent fixed without refering to my insurance compampany whatsoever. Now my insurance is due, am I...
  17. automaniac

    Removing E-class Instument Cluster.

    I tried the bent coathanger approach for my W210, it worked Ok with no damage, Just approach the job with caution and patience and it can be done
  18. automaniac

    CB Radio with 100W burner attached

    ohh that brings back memories...mag mounts, my first car with a quarter wave antenna? anyway big ariel drilled into the boot of my datsun cherry... then there was convoy.. Chris Christophesen?? smokey and the bandit... SWR meters...channel 19 for truckers, (14 for cars, I think). I once talked...
  19. automaniac

    CB Radio with 100W burner attached

    This may be a daft question, but does anyone use a CB these days?? :confused: is there anyone left to talk to?. Twenty years ago I was really into them, but a CB in a merc.. really, what would the neighbours say :D
  20. automaniac

    G55 Amg

    Awesome or not, it still looks like a 1989 mitsubihi shogun/pajero, Its a real brick. Talking of which I'll stick with my 210 brick :p at least it a diesel
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