W212 AirCap Issue

Discussion in 'Bodywork' started by p2djx, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. p2djx

    p2djx Member

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    Hi All
    Bought a new to me 2010 E350 Convertible.
    When I press the button at the centre console the rear headrests go up but the front AirCap doesn't budge. Not even a millimetre. Any common faults or easy repairs ? or is it dead ?
     
  2. topdown

    topdown Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    It needs to go on Mercedes Star machine to pinpoint the fault - could even be a software issue.
     
  3. thebrickcounter

    thebrickcounter New Member

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    whats mercedes star machine? as I have a fault too wit the aircap in that it stay up after going up, down and up. so permanently up.
     
  4. topdown

    topdown Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    You need to go to a dealer or Independant Mercedes garage who have the test equipment - Star Diagnostic Machine to read the fault codes and update / correct software.
     
  5. Moonheadblue

    Moonheadblue New Member

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    I have just got a 2010 e350 yesterday and just found out the aircap isn't working with no lights on the button!!

    Don't think the dealer I bought it off even knew it had it either but he is 2 and a half hours away!! so I'm trying not to end up having to go back to him

    When I viewed it though I'm sure the button was lit up but it's been serviced since then
    So hopefully just knocked it out via diagnostic
    Any ideas to fix welcome
     
  6. Philip1972

    Philip1972 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Do all W212 convertibles have air cap?
     
  7. Martin 1

    Martin 1 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Please forgive me, but what's an air cap ?
     
  8. MercedesDriver

    MercedesDriver Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    The best explanation I’ve found is that it’s a drivers and passangers hair style maintance product for Mercedes cabrio models so when driving with roof down, car occupants will still have a hair in one place.
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  9. Martin 1

    Martin 1 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Love it, thank you !
     
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