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    W211 estate boot lid won't open from outside

    UPDATE 2: Having taken the motor/solenoid off the complete handle I bought, I managed to sell the rest of the handle for £75! This all worked out pretty well. Thanks again, everyone.
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    W211 estate boot lid won't open from outside

    UPDATE: problem solved. I tested the motor unit and couldn't get any movement with a 12v 5a power supply. I tried all combinations of powering up the 4 terminals. A new part was £40 from MB but there was an 8 working day wait at least. As luck would have it a friend found a complete...
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    W211 estate boot lid won't open from outside

    Thanks for the part number. I pulled all the fuses to check if it was an electrical issue (although didn't think it was a fuse as I thought all central locking would have stopped if so). I'll test the solenoid and report back. Thanks -g
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    W211 estate boot lid won't open from outside

    Yes, the part you sent the link for had the solenoid as part of the unit, as you say. But, I'd rather not pay £160 for it and then have the rest of the unit spare. How would I find out the wiring for the solenoid? It's got 4 wires, presumably a pair for open and a pair for closed. But I need...
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    W211 estate boot lid won't open from outside

    I've taken the trim off the boot to get access to the lock. The issue seems to be with the central locking motor, which isn't working, leaving the boot stuck in the locked state. When I remove the motor and move the mechanism by hand, the outside handle works again. I've had a good look...
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    W211 estate boot lid won't open from outside

    Thank you both. Very helpful. Spurred on by your advice, I'll have another go with the clips. Does anyone have any clues as to what might be wrong with the lock/handle? -g
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    W211 estate boot lid won't open from outside

    Hi [I've had a good search but I don't think I can find a similar issue in another post.] I can't open the boot on my W211 estate using the handle on the outside. I can open it with the handle on the inside (it's a 7-seater). I don't think the handle is electric - from what I can...
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    Hidden storage door won't open after removing Audio 20 unit & broken CD player

    Hi, my 3 year old broke the CD player on the Audio 20 head unit. I'm not sure what he did but it was displaying TRACK when I got home. I took it out and left it for 30 mins. When I put it back it said CD ERROR. I can see there's no CD stuck in it but I can't put a CD in as part of the...
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    Ride height changed after steering and suspension work

    Thanks everyone. I think I'll mention what you've all said to the garage and get them to have another look.
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    Ride height changed after steering and suspension work

    I know where these bolts are as I looked when the car was on the ramp when the garage were diagnosing the fault. I can understand how tightening them up with the wheels hanging down when on a ramp could cause the ride height to rise, and reduce the life of the bushes. I'd like to try...
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    Ride height changed after steering and suspension work

    Thank you renault12ts and whitenemesis for your thoughts. Whitenemesis, how can I confirm your theory where you think there are adjustable spring seats?
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    Ride height changed after steering and suspension work

    No new shocks. Just the service components the suspension where bushes has worn and some work on the steering rack.
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    Ride height changed after steering and suspension work

    Hi, my W211 has had some suspension/steering work done on both front wheels which involved taking a lot of the the steering and suspension apart. When the car came back from the garage it looks significantly higher at the front with a large gap between the each front tyre and the wheel arch...
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    Bury bluetooth

    Where's your touch screen mounted?
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    Bury bluetooth

    For those of you with the 9060, can you tell me how you get on with the removable touch screen? Specifically, do you leave it in the car all the time or do you feel you have to hide it so no one breaks in to steal it?
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    MB corrosion warranty - any info on the terms and conditions of this?

    It'd be rejected due to not rusting from the inside out! That's the stock response it seems. I took the 50% offer for the two rear arches. It turns out that the price they gave me, £160 for my 50%, was wrong - they'd made a mistake and it was far too low. But having emailed me with a precise...
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    Single 16" Rucha alloy wheel (from W211 Avantgarde)

    Anyone got any other suggestions for places to look for a single Rucha alloy? I've been checking eBay every few days for months with only one badly scratched example turning up for £90.
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    MB corrosion warranty - any info on the terms and conditions of this?

    I think it is consistent. Your dealer would be referring to the MobiloLife scheme. Full MB history now seems to be vital for the goodwill offers that MB makes that are outside the Mobilo scheme. What is inconsistent is my deal telling me they'd made a mistake and my 50% contribution is in...
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    MB corrosion warranty - any info on the terms and conditions of this?

    I've been sent a copy of the March 2004 MobiloLife brochure. The perforation cover is clearly defined (unlike the 2001 brochure that one owner used to win a small claims case), and excludes surface rust. Having spoken to someone at customer services, who appeared knowledgeable and genuinely...
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