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Sorry to hear about that. bet it smarted a wee bit though
"smarted a wee bit" is an understatement!

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Thanks Scott. I've seen a couple of them and they are well done.
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Congrats on great videos Scotty, from a fellow Aussie, Sydney-sider though.
I have a 2010 Mercedes-Benz C200 CGI BlueEfficiency car and this is the first time I'm looking for How to info on the internet, having stumbled upon this site. I'm still to find battery replacement and terminals info. Any links or pointers to the above model specifically would be appreciated.
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Thanks Pat.

I'm sure Exide and Century make batteries suitable for your C200CGI. If you go to their websites they have a "battery finder". I've just used an Exide to replace the battery in my Mercedes Vito.

I'd think your C200 will take either the DIN66 or DIN88 if you buy Exide. You may also be able to upgrade to a larger battery by removing a bracket from the battery box in the boot. MB's usually have big batteries because of all the electrics.

Have a look at this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gd7G...SrklAyV25-43g7

Run a tape measure over your current battery. Both websites give the dimensions of their various model batteries. Plus the MB terminals are standard sizes so you don't need an expensive MB branded battery.

I have a friend with an 2006 ML63 and he asked the dealer to replace the battery while it was being serviced thinking a battery is a battery. He nearly had a heart attack when presented with the invoice as the battery was over $600.

He could have got the same rated battery from Century or Exide for about $250.

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2009 W204 C320CDI C Class sedan with Quaife LSD
2006 W639 115CDI Vito LWB Van for hauling motorcycles
2008 W164 ML320CDI Edition 10 (daughter's but I look after it)
2018 Hyundai Kona Elite AWD 1.6 turbo 7 speed DSG
2008 Honda CBR600RR race/track motorcycle
2010 Suzuki GSXR750 race/track motorcycle
2011 KTM 530 EXC Enduro motorcycle

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Thanks Scott. I've seen a couple of them and they are well done.
Thanks rander for the kind words.

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2009 W204 C320CDI C Class sedan with Quaife LSD
2006 W639 115CDI Vito LWB Van for hauling motorcycles
2008 W164 ML320CDI Edition 10 (daughter's but I look after it)
2018 Hyundai Kona Elite AWD 1.6 turbo 7 speed DSG
2008 Honda CBR600RR race/track motorcycle
2010 Suzuki GSXR750 race/track motorcycle
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Congrats on great videos Scotty, from a fellow Aussie, Sydney-sider though.
I have a 2010 Mercedes-Benz C200 CGI BlueEfficiency car and this is the first time I'm looking for How to info on the internet, having stumbled upon this site. I'm still to find battery replacement and terminals info. Any links or pointers to the above model specifically would be appreciated.
Cheers, Pat
Why do you need to replace battery and terminals? My car is reaching 6 years old and the battery is still good
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Thanks Scott for those videos. I'm also doing my own maintenance (BMW, Porsche) but I'm new in the MB world. Became car hypochondriac after reading the Mercedes forums and was not too impress with the quality and issues related to my C350 2010 + the stealership here in Montreal are simply useless and dishonest….Got my first job about 3 weeks ago replacing the over engineered thermostat but this was an easy job….With guys like you I feel more comfortable to tackle problems I can have in the future…Good to know there is help out there! Thanks, J.P.
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Thanks again Scott.
I'm pretty novice with car repairs however keen on trying DIY.
Where do I find the battery in W204, is it not under the bonnet? There is a red square plastic sliding piece providing access to a vertical flat terminal for battery +ve. I used that once some months ago to charge the battery.
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Thanks again Scott.
I'm pretty novice with car repairs however keen on trying DIY.
Where do I find the battery in W204, is it not under the bonnet? There is a red square plastic sliding piece providing access to a vertical flat terminal for battery +ve. I used that once some months ago to charge the battery.
The battery is in the spare wheel compartment. Charging a battery with it hooked up to the car is fraught with danger. Untold expensive misery can be done to the electronics if it is done that way
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Congrats on great videos Scotty, from a fellow Aussie, Sydney-sider though.
I have a 2010 Mercedes-Benz C200 CGI BlueEfficiency car and this is the first time I'm looking for How to info on the internet, having stumbled upon this site. I'm still to find battery replacement and terminals info. Any links or pointers to the above model specifically would be appreciated.
Cheers, Pat
Pat I checked out the battery in the back of my C320CDI and it's a DIN88 size as made by Exide and Century... so it's exactly the same as the upgraded battery I put into my Vito. The holding bracket at the rear is adjustable for position so as I suspect you can probably use the DIN66 or if you want a heap more CCA's (Cold Cranking Amps) you put the larger one in.


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2009 W204 C320CDI C Class sedan with Quaife LSD
2006 W639 115CDI Vito LWB Van for hauling motorcycles
2008 W164 ML320CDI Edition 10 (daughter's but I look after it)
2018 Hyundai Kona Elite AWD 1.6 turbo 7 speed DSG
2008 Honda CBR600RR race/track motorcycle
2010 Suzuki GSXR750 race/track motorcycle
2011 KTM 530 EXC Enduro motorcycle
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The battery is in the spare wheel compartment. Charging a battery with it hooked up to the car is fraught with danger. Untold expensive misery can be done to the electronics if it is done that way
Actually I've never had an issue as long as you use a proper regulated charger. When you hook up the MB Star system to the vehicle it actually tells you to connect a charger to the car as you have to have the ignition on when you run all the diagnostics and it wants a minimum of 12.5V for all the tests. It doesn't take long to flatten the battery on these cars if you leave the key on.

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2006 W639 115CDI Vito LWB Van for hauling motorcycles
2008 W164 ML320CDI Edition 10 (daughter's but I look after it)
2018 Hyundai Kona Elite AWD 1.6 turbo 7 speed DSG
2008 Honda CBR600RR race/track motorcycle
2010 Suzuki GSXR750 race/track motorcycle
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