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  1. Graham7

    W204 CD Problem.

    I thought I would post an update to this thread as I think I may have found the problem. I still sometimes get the "drive Unavailable" message but it has been accompanied by "Power consumption too high". I don't do a lot of miles and the car does lots of small journeys. Once or twice a week I...
  2. Graham7

    W204 CD Problem.

    I agree, it sounds either mechanical or electrical but I don't fancy putting grease or oil through the "letterbox". I'll just have to see how it goes. Putting a cleaning disc though it won't cure that problem but I doubt it has ever been done before and shouldn't do any harm.
  3. Graham7

    W204 CD Problem.

    Well ya bugger!!!! After phoning round a Merc Specialist then an Auto Electrician I decide just to try the CD player one more time and it worked. :oops: :oops: :oops: That's good news of course but I wonder what was causing it to malfunction. Anyway I will get a lens cleaning CD and run that...
  4. Graham7

    W204 CD Problem.

    Thanks Mark. There is a CD in the player which won't eject so I couldn't get a cleaning disc in there. It's my favourite CD too. :oops: I'll give my local specailist a ring this morning if they are open.
  5. Graham7

    W204 CD Problem.

    Well it could be better so I'd be grateful for your fix. I have a Autoguard Warranty on the car so I may be able to get the disc repaired or replaced under that.
  6. Graham7

    W204 CD Problem.

    It's actually a poor picture taken in poor conditions. The screen is in much better condition than it looks there.
  7. Graham7

    W204 CD Problem.

    Hi All, This morning I have a problem with my CD player. The radio and Sat Nav work fine but when I switch to Disc I get a message saying "Drive Unavailable".. It is the single CD player not the multi disc version. I realise that it may mean the player is kaput but was wondering if anyone had...
  8. Graham7

    Easy repair for parking brake that's not releasing

    Excellent. Thanks for posting this video. I'm having trouble with my brake not releasing so I'll try that.
  9. Graham7

    Winter tyres and storage

    As I have not had my W204 long (since May) and this is the first rear wheel drive car I've had in many years I have been thinking about the coming winter and that probably I'd have to just not use the car if it snows. I have nowhere to store tyres if I change temporarily for the winter season so...
  10. Graham7

    W204 DAB Radio Options?

    I have a 2013 W204 220 and i think it's a bit ridiculous that Mercedes did not fit DAB radios when my last car, a 2013 Ford Focus came with DAB as standard.
  11. Graham7

    Who adds any DPF cleaner to the fuel?

    Yous! That really bugs me. :oops:
  12. Graham7

    Itchy Boots

    Yes, she is such an optimist and a glass half full woman. I've watched both of her adventures now, Europe, the Middle East and Thailand and also the one to South America. Superb entertainment.
  13. Graham7

    Itchy Boots

    Yes it is sad the way the British bike industry just collapsed. Royal Enfields are available all over the world and the only problem she had on both trips was with the head bearing which seems to be a known concern. I don't think she added any oil except during oil changes. I would have loved...
  14. Graham7

    Itchy Boots

    I haven't seen The Long Way Round yet but I did see the link to it and will definitely be giving it a go, I'm binge watching Itchy Boots, can't stop watching it.
  15. Graham7

    Itchy Boots

    Have a look Darrell, I think you'll like it. It's best to watch series one, "Adventures with Basanti" first. That's the one from India to Holland. Then series two "Adventures with Dannho" where she goes to Patagonia.
  16. Graham7

    Itchy Boots

    Hi, I don't know if anyone on here has seen the Itchy Boots channel on youtube. It is a 32 year old woman from Holland touring alone on a 23bhp Royal Enfield Himalayan motorbike. In the first series she drives from India to Holland via the middle east and in the second series she travels from...
  17. Graham7

    W204 facelift owners - where is the ECO symbol located in you instrument cluster?

    Ok. I have found the hold function by pressing the brake hard in Drive. Pic attached. You learn something every day. I have noticed that the car will creep forward in D if just using the foot operated parking brake Waste of time that thing, I never use it.
  18. Graham7

    W204 facelift owners - where is the ECO symbol located in you instrument cluster?

    Ah, I thought the Brake Hold System WAS the same as hill start assist. Having read the pages you've posted I'll try it in the morning. Still very strange about the coffee cup though.
  19. Graham7

    W204 facelift owners - where is the ECO symbol located in you instrument cluster?

    Just checked and my number is A too. So built in Sindelfingen.
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