I have an aging 2002 ML320, that my wife drives, and it seems to need constant attention now. Benzworld has already helped me solve two problems.
When the keyless entry remote died a year ago, we've been locking and unlocking the doors manually thinking it was dead, dead! I was able to bring it back to life by reprogramming it following the instructions I found here. Who would have thunk the thing could be reprogrammed?
We've also been driving around with the SRS, Airbag light on from the faulty front passenger seat sensor for a couple of years now, not realizing that those lights meant that ALL the airbags were disabled.
With the information I found here, I used a seat sensor emulator to fool the on board computer to reactivate the airbags. And now, with the SRS/Airbag lights off and the remote working, my wife calls me McGyver.
I started a new thread describing how I installed the seat sensor emulator with pictures, but it's not showing up. Do new threads have to be approved by the mods before it gets posted?
Thanks Benzworld for this terrific informative site.