2006 W211 service indicator

Discussion in 'Parts, Maintenance & Servicing' started by Roger57, Mar 28, 2017.

  1. Roger57

    Roger57 New Member

    Sep 10, 2014
    2011 E350 Estate, 2011 A180, 2006 A180, 1973 VW 1303
    Hello everybody, yes, I know this has surfaced before.

    I have two messages on my display that I would like to dispose of.

    One is a red error message saying 'visit workshop' and a graphic of a car battery. This has been present for about 18 months now and came on when I connected a 12v compressor to an accessory socket. At that time I checked out the battery, all was good and still is. If I press one of the buttons on the wheel it goes away but of course it comes back on the next time I start the car. Any ideas?

    The other message is a service overdue message. The service isnt overdue and I would like to clear the message. I noticed this old post which points to a Dropbox page but that page no longer exists, so does anyone know where I can now find this info?

    Just one more thing....I know that MB use a diagnostic system called STAR but does anyone know when the STAR system was introduced? My car has a diagnostic socket which is exactly the same as an OBD socket. Is the STAR socket different?

    Many thanks.....

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  2. Alps

    Alps MB Club Veteran

    Nov 29, 2002
    E55 2004 Silver, E63 Weistec AMG(SOLD), E55 2004 Silver(SOLD), C36 AMG 1997 (SOLD)
    check the battery, it may need a charge or it may be alternator related. better get it checked than be stranded.

    service overdue can be got rid, pliantly of youtube tutorials :), you should get it serviced tho.

    STAR has been used long before your car, the odb socket is used and some general code readers can be used instead of star.

    STAR includes a number of components including a multiplexor and laptop and the star software. Star is pretty in depth and can be used for in depth diagnosis and configuration of the car.

    hope that helps
  3. OneForTheRoad

    OneForTheRoad Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Apr 20, 2015
    2015 w204 c class amg sport premium +65 ford kuga 2.0 cdi zetec awd..

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