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I have a WIS disk which i got from ebay, all installed ok but problem is that i am useless at finding things in WIS; in fact i have tried seraching with wild cards for the titles of the screens that have been posted but still no joy. I have tried searching all doc and using both the title and body search with key words and wildcards but only ever seem to get no docs or hundreds. any help much appreciated.
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Hi bluff

I feel your pain as that is how things worked for me at first. But I worked at it, and although I have not properly mastered the WIS, I can find basic data and drawings. I think the best explanation is to walk you through how I navigated to find the 2 recent diagrams for your car. You should be able to replicate this on your own PC. Ok, let's go...

1, Enter via Infobox.

2. Next click the l/h pane to activate it and identify your car under Sales Description and then click the entry to highlight it (dark) This will provide the engine selection in the middle pane.

In your case, this was straightforward, as the CLK 430 cab only came as one model (208.470), but the CLK 200 cab could be either 208.444 or 209.442 each with a different engine, so it is important to get this right.

3. The r/h pane will now show a selection of possible transmissions. (7 speed, 5 speed, manual) Click the correct transmission. There is no reference here to year of manufacture - if important, it is referred to on the drawings.

4. With 3 highlighted selections, you have now finished with this page, so click Documentation and a new page is shown, with a l/h pane titled Group.

This where a basic knowledge of how cars work is required, as you are presented with a long list of topics, and you have to select one to proceed. [I have produced a list in a notebook of about 30 main topics so that I do not have to search every time]

5. In your case, as control module, and autobox were already discussed I chose to go to item 27 - Automatic transmission, and clicked that.

If I had wanted a known sub-system, eg Torque Converter, I would have clicked that instead, to reduce the quantity of results produced.

Any selection in this pane must be the only selection. It is very easy during searching to allow several items to be highlighted, which confuses the database. So click any unwanted highlighted items to white, so that only one item is correctly selected here.

6. Now go to the r/h pane and click the Star in the upper corner. This will provide ticks in every box. This is often too much information, so I normally only have the l/h side items ticked. [Without this pane enabled, a search cannot start.]

7. Now click Search, and a new splash screen advises 45 entries found - display?

8. Click yes, and a new window opens with a list of topics for selection.

9. In your case, I guessed that 27.10 gf Survey of system components automatic transmission AT location/ task/ design/ function would be correct, and I clicked that.

10. Now presented is a long list of AT components. I looked for a module, but discarded an entry for Electric Control Module as I know that one is inside the gearbox. Near the end of the list is shown ETC control module location/task. GF27.19-P-4012G. I clicked on that, and a new page was displayed.

11. This identified item N15/3.

For location I selected the drawing for model 208 to see drawing GF27.19-P-4012-01GG. This was the first drawing I posted.

For task I selected the drawing for model 208 to see drawing GF27.19-P-4012-02GB. This was the second drawing I posted.

To reverse the search, click Previous Screen.
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