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Old 02-04-2009, 12:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Secondary battery?

My dealership tells me my 2005 E320 is due for a new secondary battery which is in the engine compartment. They quoted me $270 for replacement. Anyone know what that battery is and if it can be had from other than the dealer?

Also, how do I get to my cabin filters to replace them?
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Old 02-04-2009, 01:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The cabin filter is slide into the lid that covers the secondary battery. It is like additional 15 seconds to replace it during the main job so expect like $75 labor charge.
Check other topics for recommendation. To my knowledge the battery can be replaced with $49 motorcycle battery, but the "star-marked only parts" lobby is pretty strong here.
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Old 02-04-2009, 02:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
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My dealership tells me my 2005 E320 is due for a new secondary battery which is in the engine compartment. They quoted me $270 for replacement. Anyone know what that battery is and if it can be had from other than the dealer? Also, how do I get to my cabin filters to replace them?
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Old 02-04-2009, 04:45 PM   #4 (permalink)
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As long as the specs are the same as the current battery you'd be fine ... Have you priced the battery from the parts department? Calling around a few dealers you may find it cheaper ..
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Old 02-04-2009, 06:51 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks guys. Very helpfull. I'm ready to take it on.
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Old 10-29-2009, 01:29 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Thumbs up Battery Warning Indicator with visit Workshop on E320

Thanks to all the forum members, I had in dash indicator about the Battery Symbol and visit workshop sign. I followed the discussions and went to batteriesplus in Lewisville TX, the folks there replaced the battery [ the auxiliary one [ under the hood - below the air filter]. The warning is gone once we replaced the aux battery. The battery was 6 yrs old!
Appreciate the discussion.

Shridhar
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http://www.batteriesplus.com/p-32749...t-battery.aspx
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Old 10-29-2009, 02:06 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I did my battery yesterday and it was a cinch to get the old battery out. I used the battery from batteries plus.. I just kept the connectors apart and did not allow them to touch anything metal (and all of the metal is covered up by something in that part of the car). I had to align those little screw bolts and that took up all of the time. Otherwise, I could have replaced the battery in under 10 minutes.
This might not be the preferred way to go (not disconnecting the battery in the trunk) but there were no sparks or anything..

The dealer is definitely smoking something when they want $300-400 to replace this battery.. Battery cost was $69 in NC..
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Old 10-31-2009, 08:16 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I replaced mine about 6 months ago with one from Batteries Plus. It cost around $60. Just make sure the post are in the correct positions and the amp-hour rating is close to what the original one was (marked on the top).
I think mine was just a little less than the original. No problems with the swap and it saved me $200 from the high and mighty MB dealership!
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