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TIPS, TRICKS & FAQS (updated 03/14/08)

Here's the place where you'll find hints, tips, tricks and FAQs related to the W210.

Did you come across one you think should be part of this sticky? Post a reply to it with a "please sticky" in your reply and we'll track them down.

How can I get help for my problem/issue?
(Okay, this one is tongue-in-cheek)


A/C not blowing cold air netdvn

A/C Diagnosis (from Eclassbenz)
Air Conditioning Diagnosis |

Alignment Tip (bigger wheels/drops/etc.) ohlord

Alternative Catalytic Converters (Weld-In) G-AMG

Antenna Fix JamieK

Approved Coolant (Zerex G-05)

Approved Oils
Mercedes-Benz Engine Oil Recommendations

Battery Disconnect/ Resynchronizing Harb

Battery Water (Maintenance) Spine911, Sosh, mjhawkins2346, Solokoff

Chassis Number? (Necessary for ordering some parts)
It's the last 6 digits of your VIN

CD-Changer Fix omeyhomey

Common W210 Issues

Fuel Evaporator/Mott Valve - Tapping sound farghenbenzer

Fuel Sending Unit, DIY "homemade" tool Ryanocerous

Fuse List (pre-facelift, apply to other MY at your own risk) ohlord, RichardM98

Instrument Panel/Pixel issue JP1, allwheeldrive777
(Starting especially at post no. 19 and following)

Instrument Panel Removal and Light/LED Replacement threads
A1EK (this one includes how to remove the cluster)

Key - Chrome SmartKey raymond-

Lamp (bulb) Test

Lighting Tip ohlord

Lug Bolts
(Stock,,, etc.)
Rad USA Home and Prestige Wheel Accessories

Interesting MAF Discussion Thread R170 Forum

Mudflaps (OEM) POS

Owners' Manuals (Downloadable PDF) (Thanks, ohlord)
Mercedes E Class Owners Manual and more | Analog Stereo

Proper flushing technique for automatic transmission
Tanner Transmissions Changing Transmission Fluid Film

Pressure Brake Bleeder: Make Your Own (Thanks, TNTRower)

Question & Answer about depo headlight zam2000

Radio Programming Sequence lkchris

Resetting Adaptive Transmission skipinschool

Seat Belt Noise atabibia

Spring Perch/Top Mount FAQ's Black Stallion & Guest

Squeaky Steering Issue (w/ Pictures) reyna7 - PDF Version

Torque Converter (Transmission) Fluid Change MY 00+ ohlord

Trapped Water After Washing ProV1X

Trunk liner removal Storm

Wheel Discussion Thread Gregs210, raymond-

Spring Pad Part Numbers: Frank, raymond-
210 321 0184 5mm
210 321 0284 9mm
210 321 0384 13mm
210 321 0484 17mm
210 321 0585 21mm
210 325 01 84 5 mm
210 325 02 84 9 mm
210 325 03 84 13 mm
210 325 04 84 17 mm
You can check the pad number by feeling the bumps on the pad itself:

And a slew from Mercedesshop: MercedesShopWiki: MercedesShop - Do It Yourself

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