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    Another brakes question

    Yes the parking brakes go on automatically but go off when you pull the handle - on both my 4 year olds.
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    Another brakes question

    If your garage floor is level, why not release the park brake? This is what I do with both the SL and GLE.
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    NOx - Understanding How Many Of Us

    Would it make useful sense to create a register of owners and their cars that have been subject to NOx sensor failures on this platform? Has anybody identified a particular model/engine type that is most at risk? There are already other registers on here. Just a couple of thoughts.
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    Removing Distronic Plus and Blind Spot assist

    The sensor is out of stock at MB UK so ordered from Germany. Arrival in 5-7 working days - it used to take 2 days before Brexit !!
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    Removing Distronic Plus and Blind Spot assist

    It's one of the front short range sensors that's failed - after less than 5 years and only 32 K miles.
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    Removing Distronic Plus and Blind Spot assist

    My local Indie just called. They swapped the sensors and proved that one is faulty and have ordered a replacement at £329 +VAT. It will be there on Friday with luck. I'll post again with the total cost since it may be of interest to others.
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    Removing Distronic Plus and Blind Spot assist

    Many thanks for your knowledge (of which you have much) and advice! Star has found a fault in one of the front sensors so the bumper is coming off and I'll know more this afternoon. I'll definitely advise the Indie to reseal the other front sensor. MAny thanks again. KRs, Gareth
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    Removing Distronic Plus and Blind Spot assist

    I have the same issue with my 2016 R231 with 32K miles on the clock. The same messages suddenly came up one morning last week when we were touring. It's booked into my local Indie tomorrow but the costs you mention are scary!!!
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    MOODY CRUISE CONTROL / DISTANCE PILOT

    We were touring last week in the SL400 and on Wed morning at startup got 3 messages : Active Blind Spot Assist inoperative Active Lane Keeping Assist Inoperative Active Brake Assist Functions Limited These are all linked to the radar beam from the unit at the top of the windscreen. I cleaned...
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    Back in a Mercedes!

    Welcome! It's good to have another SL400 owner on board!
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    Motorway speeding ticket for 80mph?

    My device is a Drivesmart Alpha X and does detect live cameras of all sorts as well as GPS mapping of fixed and mobile camera reported locations. You are right about laser cameras being difficult to detect in time, but if the usual locations are mapped then you will be warned in advance. We do a...
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    Motorway speeding ticket for 80mph?

    You have made assumptions in your reply without knowing any facts. I provided facts to a contributor about mobile speed cams on motorway bridges. This had been disputed by another contributor. The advice about checking bridges was directed to anyone who drives at 70 plus. Personally I am not in...
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    COMAND: North Up or Track Up?

    North up in the car for anyone who knows anything about geography. Track up if you're walking.
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    Motorway speeding ticket for 80mph?

    My speedcam detector was buzzing at almost every bridge on the M6 in Lancashire this week, warning of known mobile camera locations. Check every bridge before you get too close to it.
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    80 on motorway

    I was zapped by a Gatso camera in Cardiff a few months ago. It was placed on a downhill ramp joining an urban dual carriageway. 36 mph and a speed awareness course. Since then I have bought a speedcam detector device which warns of mobile speedcams as well as the fixed type. I just cannot...
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    Forthcoming purchase of SL350 or SL400 - 2013 What should I look out for?

    Glad you had a good day there! No it was not me, we were in Plockton from 25th to 27th. We did the NC 500 for the third time but took a side trip to Orkney for a couple of nights. We had not included Applecross in the past but did that too. I hope to post some dashcam pics later.
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    Detailed the C200

    You did all that in a day! Makes me feel tired just reading your list. Great job.
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    Forthcoming purchase of SL350 or SL400 - 2013 What should I look out for?

    Do visit Plockton - beautiful fishing village with a craft brewery for a delicious pint. We'll be there later in June
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    It's arrived

    Magnificent ! More pics would be nice!
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    Forthcoming purchase of SL350 or SL400 - 2013 What should I look out for?

    Have a great trip Boris! We'll be up there in mid June
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