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Forum: G-Class   05-17-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By fabbrisd1
There are "some" aftermarket body parts made -...

There are "some" aftermarket body parts made - like fender & flares & bumper cover... believe it or not start with eBay.. headlight assembly will be pricey - and bull bar OEM in black will be kindof...
Forum: W205 C-Class   05-17-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By fabbrisd1
Cardinal Red is a very sharp color in the sun... ...

Cardinal Red is a very sharp color in the sun...

1. Metallic's when they get rock chips can't be touched up by hand well - so you know.

2. If you're freaky about chips - then Paint Protection...
Forum: W205 C-Class   05-17-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 212
Posted By fabbrisd1
There has been a couple of "campaigns" here in...

There has been a couple of "campaigns" here in the US for no charge replacement to upgraded/new part... worth a shot with your UK dealer..
Forum: X204 GLK-Class   04-30-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,948
Posted By fabbrisd1
Please use genuine Panasonic CR2025 - like a 5...

Please use genuine Panasonic CR2025 - like a 5 pack is under $3 on Amazon Prime (red/black packaging)


Yes - if key battery is dead - remove Keyless Go Button - and Keyfob inserted into ignition...
Forum: W205 C-Class   04-30-2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 202
Posted By fabbrisd1
Your dealer will take your C300 and "reprogram"...

Your dealer will take your C300 and "reprogram" the infotainment system from NetStar system which will take about 2 1/2hrs... after reprogramming "usually" cures this odd ball fault.

Keep the...
Forum: W205 C-Class   03-02-2019, 11:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,004
Posted By fabbrisd1
Do yourself a favor and check edmunds.com for the...

Do yourself a favor and check edmunds.com for the value of that MB - then at least you have a reasonable 3rd party value to compare..
Forum: W210 E-Class   03-02-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 443
Posted By fabbrisd1
Well... the good news is that you have reached...

Well... the good news is that you have reached out on the forum to draw on the expereince here to take care of your Mercedes - and with the W210 there are a couple of things specific to age/mileage...
Forum: W210 E-Class   03-02-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,234
Posted By fabbrisd1
The replies are trying to be helpful... Kaj...

The replies are trying to be helpful...

Kaj brings up a very good point - for W210's the "tranny adapter plug" at the transmission tends to internally leak over time - which mucks up...
Forum: W205 C-Class   12-24-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 860
Posted By fabbrisd1
The only "reasonable" increase will come from a...

The only "reasonable" increase will come from a tune - either pull ECU and send it for re-tune - or there maybe some outfits that have a "piggy back".

Frankly - if you're searching for more...
Forum: W210 E-Class   12-24-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 281
Posted By fabbrisd1
Plane Jane "copper" plugs if you go to do that...

Plane Jane "copper" plugs if you go to do that job..
Forum: W210 E-Class   12-24-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,987
Posted By fabbrisd1
You know the deal on "switch" over wires/coils...

You know the deal on "switch" over wires/coils between cylinders to see if that is the problem - since both cyclinders are on opposite sides - I'd "test" the rear "cat" with a rubber mallet for...
Forum: X156 GLA-Class   12-20-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,144
Posted By fabbrisd1
See if this helps

See attached
Forum: C292 GLE Coupe Forum   12-20-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,073
Posted By fabbrisd1
I would put a coat of good sealer/polish on the...

I would put a coat of good sealer/polish on the lense - my recommendation is Jet Seal form Chemical Guys - heck if your snow is that heavy - I would use Jet Seal on wheels and the whole dang MB -...
Forum: W166 M-Class / GLE-Class   12-20-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 878
Posted By fabbrisd1
Well.... yes, the "factory installed hitch" does...

Well.... yes, the "factory installed hitch" does adjust ESP to account for the trailer..

If you DON'T have factory-installed hitch - then in addition to the harness (which is a major install)...
Forum: W205 C-Class   12-20-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,167
Posted By fabbrisd1
Correct - base system does not have Front Center...

Correct - base system does not have Front Center dash speaker - and does not have 2nd woofer - and does not have Tweeters in the front door triangles.

One "upgrade" is to add tweeters w/crossover...
Forum: For Sale/Wanted/Trade/Giveaway   12-20-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,132
Posted By fabbrisd1
Unless I missed something - I would suggest you...

Unless I missed something - I would suggest you post your selling price - interested forum members will respond when you list a price - with no price listed then forum members don't need that...
Forum: W166 M-Class / GLE-Class   12-05-2018, 09:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 878
Posted By fabbrisd1
1. If you just need basic electrical hookup - any...

1. If you just need basic electrical hookup - any U-Haul outlet can install whats needed which will be Modulite converter box box - and hookup thru the rear brake wiring. The new "clip-on" sets have...
Forum: W205 C-Class   12-02-2018, 11:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,173
Posted By fabbrisd1
1. to re-mediate the existing "issue" - park...

1. to re-mediate the existing "issue" - park outisde of garage - turn Heat to maximum - activate reciculation if you have it - cook the cabin for 30 minutes

2. ongoing - yes - normal cabin filter...
Forum: W205 C-Class   11-10-2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,512
Posted By fabbrisd1
1. If you want you can "pull" the keyless go...

1. If you want you can "pull" the keyless go button if you want not to worry about this at all

2. The "keyless" feature can be deactivated and/or reactivated on either key - see page #79 manual -...
Forum: For Sale/Wanted/Trade/Giveaway   11-10-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,878
Posted By fabbrisd1
Did I miss your selling price ?

Did I miss your selling price ?
Forum: W124 E,CE,D,TD Class   11-01-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,513
Posted By fabbrisd1
Two tablets - not powder - take it for a 30...

Two tablets - not powder - take it for a 30 minute drive to get it up to temp .

Let it cool overnight and see if it's better - has to be driven to operating temperature - then back cooled down -...
Forum: W205 C-Class   10-15-2018, 10:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,686
Posted By fabbrisd1
Please understand there are (2) types of...

Please understand there are (2) types of Navigation that are avail for C-Class...

1. Garmin SD Nav in center console - and if you referenced 8.1 - that's a version code for Garmin

2. MultiMedia...
Forum: W166 M-Class / GLE-Class   10-06-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,734
Posted By fabbrisd1
You might start checking eBay for a replacement...

You might start checking eBay for a replacement unit - with unlock code...
Forum: W210 E-Class   09-30-2018, 02:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 516
Posted By fabbrisd1
Use any quality "Sil-Glyde" tube lubricant - and...

Use any quality "Sil-Glyde" tube lubricant - and get a decent 4oz tube for not much more... also used/labeled as "brake lubricant" and then re-labeled for sunroof/door-seal lubricant - packaged under...
Forum: X166 GL / GLS-Class   09-22-2018, 10:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,028
Posted By fabbrisd1
You need the serial # off the head unit - and a...

You need the serial # off the head unit - and a patient dealer Parts Dept or Service Adviser can pull up the unlock # from that..
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