W204 C63 launch control doesn't work

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  1. V8andTurbos

    V8andTurbos Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I've got a facelift C63 mapped by MSL. Not often but occasionally I'll engage LC by doing the following.

    Sport handling mode on
    Click paddle
    Turn selector to RS
    Confirm with up paddle
    Apply brake and accelerate, this is where it goes wrong. The car will go into LC mode and revs will flat between 3.5-4K rpm. When I let off the brake the car makes a beeping noise and car doesn't launch.. any ideas what could be casing this?
     
  2. Slarty Bartfast

    Slarty Bartfast Active Member

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    You have to press the brake pedal quite firmly before it will engage...
     
  3. Cozy

    Cozy Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Doesn't the steering wheel also need to be dead centre?
     
  4. Captain Smerc

    Captain Smerc Active Member

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    Sport handling mode on a W204 ?
     
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    V8andTurbos

    V8andTurbos Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Brakes pretty firmly planted I think but I'll try again.

    Revs rise but once i let off brake it doesn't launch, hesitates then takes off as normal..

    Yep sport handling on 204 C63. Allows more slips from rear
     
  6. Captain Smerc

    Captain Smerc Active Member

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    My knowledge is enriched ! Keep trying the launch mode .
     
  7. Besty213

    Besty213 New Member

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    Managed to sort launch problem?
     
  8. Doc matt

    Doc matt Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    You know out of all the cars I've owned that have LC, I've never ever used it? :eek:
     
  9. v8sam

    v8sam Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Same here. S+ works fine for me :thumb: lc seems to much hassle.
     
  10. R1NGA

    R1NGA Active Member

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    Shouldn't need any paddle action. Sport Handling (one firm press, not hold), left foot on brake firmly, click through to RS, throttle to the carpet, brake off and GO. No paddles needed.
     
  11. Captain Carling

    Captain Carling Member

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    Wrong, you need to confirm with paddle up as stated
     
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    V8andTurbos

    V8andTurbos Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Paddle up to confirm. Haven't tried it again but will.. don't think LC is best for fastest 0-60 times but still want it to work!
     
  13. FirstMerc0

    FirstMerc0 New Member

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    From the manual:
     
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