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  1. MarinB17

    Corroded rear subframe

    Well they are still swapping airbags for free SIL's 2011 C class has just been recalled for a replacwment Thats a safety issue too
  2. MarinB17

    Corroded rear subframe

    I would make enquiries but Deadly Dave had a 9 year old car, yours is 13 years old. How long is any Merc corrosion warranty? Hard to expect any good will given its been out of the network, Ring round a few specialists and get some prices, but it seems about right if they are fitting a new...
  3. MarinB17

    Removing Distronic Plus and Blind Spot assist

    distronic+ works with a long range radar sensor in the middle (mine is behind the merc star), and a pair of short range radar sensors one each side of the bumper facing forwards tucked away. I assume its one of the front short range sensors that has gone bad for V6GBJ. The rear blind spot...
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    Removing Distronic Plus and Blind Spot assist

    I think the fronts are better protected so no need to seal. On my 204 you can get the fronts out through the bumper grille, no need to remove whole bumper. I guess they will swap them and see if the fault follows, if so sensor is at fault, if not wiring may be at fault.
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    Removing Distronic Plus and Blind Spot assist

    Is the distronic+ out too? if so might just be a rear radar sensor has gone bad and taken out the fuse in the rear boot like mine. If distronic+ still works and you just get blind spot message then it will 90% be a rear radar sensor. Sometimes the wiring loom goes bad but the sensor is in the...
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    Removing Distronic Plus and Blind Spot assist

    Righto, Finally got rid of the "active blind spot assist is inoperative" nag EVERY time I started the car. Turns out I just needed another programme on my xentry laptop. Vediamo is an engineer grade tool which can used to code the ecu modules. Its kinda kooky and over complicated as you'd...
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    Removing Distronic Plus and Blind Spot assist

    Right OP here. After extensive diagnosis involving my Xentry setup, checking CAN sensor bus resistances, checking sensor resistances, checking CAN sensor bus voltages and finding no fault, the good news is I've found the fault. Its fuse 59 in the boot 🥴 the first thing I should have checked...
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    Removing Distronic Plus and Blind Spot assist

    Hmm 10 years I suppose it par for the course for these delicate and exposed devices. The rears are very poorly protected (i.e. not at all) from road spray inside the bumper Yes about half the price. But how long will they last? They are ten years old already. A week? 5 years? A new one should...
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    Removing Distronic Plus and Blind Spot assist

    I have a very rare S204 with all the options. This includes the coveted distronic plus radar and radar blind spot detection. These are fantastic, or rather were. One by one, on my ten year old car the sensors are failing. First the NSR radar quit, looking at the sensor water has got in and...
  10. MarinB17

    Trace Service History

    I had this with a previous car. Ring the original supplying dealer they will likely have serviced it initially. If the owners details are filled out in the handbook ring / send a letter to them. Then look the MOTs up online, ring the nearest dealers to them. Then nearest specialists. Then...
  11. MarinB17

    Door not opening (physically) when unlocked

    I have this issue on my drivers door too....2011 S204 Door pin goes up but door does not unlock. This pretty much happens every time I to go to the car now in the morning or after work. Often I have to get the emergency key out and manually unlock it as multiple presses do not do the trick...
  12. MarinB17

    [SOLD] HiTech splash guards Mudflaps for S204 W204 Sport

    Set of genuine HiTech mudflaps / splash guards for a W204 or S204 estate with sport amg bodykit (not c63). Removed from car in good condition with all fixings reusable and instructions. £35 posted?
  13. MarinB17

    MY12 S204 C350 Sport BlueEfficiency Petrol :)

    Found out why my Radar Blind Spot sensor has failed. Because it is continuously sprayed with crap off the road. There is a parking sensor under all that lot too, but they still work. How can Mercedes not have shielded this! and Look how delicate the plug is on the loom. On the plus side...
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    MY12 S204 C350 Sport BlueEfficiency Petrol :)

    Well I gave up on merc getting me a brake vacuum pressure sensor, got a used one in the end. Must be a supply chain issue. Ferodo discs and textar pads went smoothly: Also fitted a new wheel speed sensor to OSF. Actually did it twice, the non genuine sensor didn't work! Had to get one from...
  15. MarinB17

    Blind Spot Assist inoperative

    Ah OK. They will probably last long enough to sell the car.....although the originals did well to last 9 years on my car the poorly protected position they are in. I wonder what the steps are to disable the system and code it off, I suppose you have to use the vediamo tool. I'm new to mercedes...
  16. MarinB17

    Blind Spot Assist inoperative

    I have this on s204 I hooked it up to my star system and the left rear is not working. Not had chance to remove the sensor yet, will be taking the bumper off to fit a tow bar soon so will do it then. When you unplug them both does the car stop pestering you about it? I won't be replacing...
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    MY12 S204 C350 Sport BlueEfficiency Petrol :)

    Thanks. I did oil, cabin and air (not scheduled yet but only £10) filters with my oil change. Fuel filter was not needed yet. Autobox and plugs were done on spec so not needed again yet. Just wondered about rear diff as it's not listed, I've changed it before on rwd cars like my 350z, but...
  18. MarinB17

    MY12 S204 C350 Sport BlueEfficiency Petrol :)

    Hmmm I've found most things "sealed for life" could do with being done before ten years and 100k miles 😂 I will give it a quick change at next oil change then if its never likely to have been done.
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    MY12 S204 C350 Sport BlueEfficiency Petrol :)

    Does anyone know the service interval for the rear diff oil? Is this usually done by MB dealers when the autobox is serviced? I've no record of it being done.
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