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#1 (permalink) Old 10-31-2009, 12:01 PM
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DIY Front Brake Pad Replacement, 2006 E350

Last weekend I replaced the front brake pads on my 2006 E350. Step-by-step instructions including photos are now up on my blog:

Dave Barnhart’s Mercedes-Benz E350 Pages Blog Archive Replacing Front Brake Pads

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Nice job.

One question, I thought once the the connector is unplugged from the SBS pump the pump
can not pressurize the system making it safe to work on. Now I am not sure based on what
you posted in the blog.
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You're Right

It is theoretically possible that you could just unplug the SBC. I'm following the advice given to me my my mechanic who works on these all the time.

I speculate that if you just unplugged the SBC and then opened a door, the onboard computer would store one or more fault codes because it was unable to activate the SBC.

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That makes sense. That code can't be cleared with most ODB II scanners.
I have access to a Solus scan tool and it would clear that code.
Hopefully I will have the SDS compact system up and running in a week.
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HI just would like to add my 2cents and maybe my 2005 e320 is not the same,,but be aware,,when i did my brake bleed job with similar precautions,,i forgot all about the inside button in the ceiling console that turns off the tow away alarm,,do disarm this before jacking your car,or you will find yourself doing this long job while listening to an earpiercing aggravating alarm,you should figure it out before you have the pads out,lol,,but just a warning,,,have a great day
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this is great, would it work on 2004 e500 4 matic?
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It should work.
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this is great, would it work on 2004 e500 4 matic?
Good procedures. I did see a difference in the 2003 vs the one in the procedure. For the 2003 bolt / caliper removal isn't required. There are two spring pins that are punched out, then caliper piston compressed enough to all the pads to be pulled out with the caliper installed.
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Completely different from my '06 but a match to what's described in the Service CD.

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Nice Job Dave!!! Thanks....I'll let you know how it works...does the same process work for the rear?
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