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No oil check option

I have a 2005 C320 CDI and when I came to check the oil there is no option to do so one the standard display, it just cycles through milage, outside temp and service due miles. any ideas???
p.s i did check it has no dipstick
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At the mileage screen, use up/down arrows and not page up/page down buttons.

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yeah thats what I'm doing buddy, as I said it just scrolls through mileage, outside tep and service due miles. then back to mileage.
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Do you know if the instrument cluster has been changed or serviced? Perhaps it has been coded to match a newer model which has the engine oil dipstick insted of the cluster menu?

Did you have the car parked and switched off for 5 minutes before trying to read the oil level, and then turned ignition on, not engine on? I cannot remember if the menu appears when the engine is running, just a thought.
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Do you know if the instrument cluster has been changed or serviced? Perhaps it has been coded to match a newer model which has the engine oil dipstick insted of the cluster menu?

Did you have the car parked and switched off for 5 minutes before trying to read the oil level, and then turned ignition on, not engine on? I cannot remember if the menu appears when the engine is running, just a thought.
Yeah I had the car turned off with the ignition on like the manual says, I guess the cluster could have been serviced or someting though, I only just got the car, any idea how i would check that ??

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Yeah I had the car turned off with the ignition on like the manual says, I guess the cluster could have been serviced or someting though, I only just got the car, any idea how i would check that ??
make sure that the temp is up to operating range. if engine is cold it will not read oil level
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make sure that the temp is up to operating range. if engine is cold it will not read oil level
Yeah tryed that.. thanks though....
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make sure that the temp is up to operating range. if engine is cold it will not read oil level
I've never had issues reading the oil level when the engine has been cold. Actually I find it difficult to read the level when engine is warm because you have to let it stay off for some five minutes before it reads (the correct level).
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I've never had issues reading the oil level when the engine has been cold. Actually I find it difficult to read the level when engine is warm because you have to let it stay off for some five minutes before it reads (the correct level).
I think it must be a problem with the cluster because i just dont have the option to check..
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I think it must be a problem with the cluster because i just dont have the option to check..
I don't think that it is a problem with your cluster. Do you know about this procedure for M-B without dipstick?

CHECK OIL LEVEL:

NB: For a valid reading, ensure:

a) your car is level. b) engine oil is at working temp. Also allow 10 mins for oil drainage into the sump.

1) Put the key in the ignition switch (pos 0)

2) Turn the key to position 1, and use the system selector button on the steering wheel to display temperature.

3) Within 3 seconds push the "reset" stem 3 times.

After a beep, a display of your present battery voltage EB should appear on your cluster.

4) Use the arrow up/down button on your steering wheel until you see oil level - , - l on your screen.

5) Now turn the ignition key to pos 2 (not START!)

6) The oil level - , - l now will appear with numbers representing liters. This is the oil level in your sump.

Mine showed 6.9 liters soon after the engine was turned off, and 10 mins later it showed 7.5 liters.

This route also allows FSS reset, and the DYNO off facility.

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