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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-30-2013, 08:11 PM Thread Starter
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Evening all.

Tomorrow I will be taking delivery of my second Mercedes Benz.

The first Benz I owned was a 1980, Model 200, sedan, standard shift. Nothing extraordinary except it was my car while we were posted as an expats in La Cote d'Ivoire (French West Africa). We were there in the employ of Citibank, N.A. between 1988 and 1992 which saw the country creep towards civil war from financial ruin. The car was a true and magnificent machine which kept us safe in a country that could be frightening.

Like my first Benz tomorrow's edition is seasoned. A 2002 E430 with 130,000 kilometres its in absolutely magnificent condition (see below). I chuckle to myself when I think that at 61 I'll be driving a Mercedes Benz with black powder coated rims...... No I won't be blasting rapper music but I may consider 19" rims with low profile tires (summer only I live in Canada).



I do have a question concerning the GPS Navigation system, etc, etc. Can it be upgraded and with what?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-30-2013, 11:48 PM
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Thanks Keith. It was a deal you don't think about just do it.

My only issue is upgrading the Navigation System.



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Well don't have my Benz yet.

When I went to pick it up there was a problem the shifter was locked in park. I later found out that when the shifter locks in park it's usually due to a bad brake light switch or a bad electronic selector module. The dealer assured mrs that it was a quick fix so I'm assuming its the brake light switch.

A bummer for the weekend I was hoping to do some cursing. Oh well only 2 more sleeps.
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PS to my previous post.

THis forum has an incredible thread that describes the problem I described and the <$40 fix. A worthwhile read

http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w210...-fixed-28.html
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