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2003 E220 CDI - Service C Exceeded


I recently purchased a 2003 E220 CDI and had it serviced by a Non-MB Mechanic. Everytime I start the engine, I get the following message "Service C exceeded by xxxxx miles".

I have looked at the other threads on similar issues on other models and the information on Service A & B are only referenced in my Owner's Manual, which does not resolve the issue. I believe it states that I must bring the car to an authorised dealer to have the error message removed.

A step by step guide to resoving this issue would be greatly appreciated.

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I wouldn't call it an error message, except perhaps now if the service time has been exceeded.

If all service items indicated by FSS have been done, then the service indicator should be cleared. You should find the guidance from the owner's manual or searching for something like "reset FSS", preferably from the W211 section.
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Ok for this model to reset the counter do the following.
1) get in vehicle and close all doors
2) put key in ignition and turn to position 1
3) make sure your screen is on the mileage or temp( if you had to move to get to this screen then take key out and cycle back to position 1)
4) press the reset button 5 times repeatedly( you will hear a chime if you did it right)
you should now have a screen that shows your voltage
5) use the arrow key on steering wheel to scroll down one page
6) use the volume key to scroll down to "service confirmation"
7) press the page back button once to accept and one more time to reset
8) cycle the key again, your service counter should reset.
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Cheers Guys.

I appreciate the information and the instructions. I will give this a try at the earliest convenience.
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how is it? you have solved the problem? if yes give us details!

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