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SAMs; Fiber Optics and CAN Busses; Keys and Remotes

SAM

What is a SAM, and where are they? https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...ow-do-you.html UPDATED TO INCLUDE SPECIFIC SAM FUNCTIONS

****Replacing a front SAM - post #3, https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...-sam-unit.html

****How to remove rear bench seat and access the rear SAM - Post #11 , https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...545-ugh-2.html

Electronic Fuse, what and where they are – posts 6 and 12 at https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...-location.html and https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...ow-do-you.html


MB FIBER OPTICS SYSTEMS AND CAN BUSSES

Brief overview - Post 7 at https://www.benzworld.org/forums/audi...ation-kit.html

How to tell the difference between D2B and MOST https://www.benzworld.org/forums/audi...ml#post3434579 and photos at post 2, https://www.benzworld.org/forums/audi...-d2b-most.html

Testing and Troubleshooting the CAN Bus - https://www.benzworld.org/forums/r230...-how-test.html

There is a wealth of detailed technical information on fiber optics systems - design, function, technical troubleshooting - and also on CAN busses and other equipment at www.mercedestechstore.com. Unfortunately the site is no longer available - but there is a way to get to archives of the documents.

First, try the "Shortcut links" in each topic below; they should get you to the document. If that does not work, use the "alternative link" with the procedure further below.

Index of Available Articles - Shortcut link (try this first) https://web.archive.org/web/20140219...store.com/pdfs (note: Once this page is opened, the links in it will still work).
Alternative link: http://www.mercedestechstore.com/pdfs/

Overview of MB CAN and fiber networks Shortcut link: https://web.archive.org/web/20130418...2009-03-02.pdf
Alternative link: http://www.mercedestechstore.com/pdf...2009-03-02.pdf

About D2B fiber optics - Shortcut link: https://web.archive.org/web/20120222...2003-09-04.pdf
Alternative link: http://www.mercedestechstore.com/pdf...2003-09-04.pdf

About MOST fiber optics - Shortcut link: https://web.archive.org/web/20060902...2007-01-04.pdf
Alternative link: http://www.mercedestechstore.com/pdf...2007-01-04.pdf

About CAN Busses - Shortcut link: https://web.archive.org/web/20140817...2010-28-02.pdf
Alternative link: http://www.mercedestechstore.com/pdf...2010-28-02.pdf

If you were unable to get the document with the "Shortcut link" then try the following:

1) Click on the Alternative link for the document you want. Its URL will appear at the top of the page that tells you the link is no longer available. Copy the URL.
2) Go to the Wayback Machine site, https://archive.org/web/web.php
3) On the Wayback Machine page, paste the complete URL of the file you were looking for into the address bar provided, and select "Browse History."
3) The archive search you've requested will take you to a calendar page. At the top will be a "calendar" bar with entries highlighted that represent the dates the page was archived (this lets you search for older or newer versions of the document). Click on a highlighted date bar at the top date, and then click on one of the blue-circled dates that will then show on the calendars below.
4) Bingo!!! There's your PDF. Sorry you have to go through so much, but at least we can still get to the files.


KEYS

How to change batteries - DIY : How to Replace batteries in your keyfob with Pictures - MBWorld.org Forums

Key won’t work – post 4, https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...lp-please.html and some things to consider, post 2 at https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...nt-unlock.html

Key will not turn in the ignition - First, try the procedure at post #2, https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...wont-turn.html - if that doesn't work, See the pdf at post 46, https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...ml#post5375688 (Thanks, ricebubbles!) The latter post is a serious troubleshooting of problems with the Smartkey, and also shows tests for battery issues.

Electronic Ignition System (EIS) Repair (not for the faint of heart) - http://mhhauto.com/Thread-The-ultima...S-repair-guide and also Brian Rice's superb DITY on repairing the EIS starting at post 85, https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...roblems-9.html

Car won't crank with a key that used to work - (this will NOT work with a second hand key or a new key, but may work if you have trouble after changing the key battery or jump starting your car) - posts 27, 31 and 35 at https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...ion-key-4.html

No, you can't fit the electronics from an older Smartkey into the nicer new chromed style - https://www.benzworld.org/forums/gene...-into-new.html

Testing the IR transmitter in key - posts 3 - 5, https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...st-ir-key.html - and yes, it works!

Opening the trunk with the mechanical key (check fuses too) - Post #21 at https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...nt-open-2.html

Locked keys in trunk - this may work - https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...eys-trunk.html

Difficult to remove from ignition - it may be shifter bushings! See https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...-ignition.html

KEYLESS GO:
How to reprogram a keyless go key: Posts 9 and 24, https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...ml#post5583265 - 2 different procedures.

Upgrade a Keyless Go card to a Keyless Go Smartkey - https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...ml#post5305816 - This post also has information on key programming with DAS 3.

HOW TO REPROGRAM A MERCEDES REMOTE KEY, How to Reprogram a Mercedes Remote | eHow.com - NOTE: This article requires confirmation. It does not specify the applicable model years.

Repair of IR sensor in Door handle for Convenience Open/Close Feature - Another great Brian Rice (ricebubbles) DIY at post 4 at https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...g-feature.html; testing the IR transmitter in the key, posts 3-5 at https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...st-ir-key.html.

****THE ANTENNA SYSTEM
Radio, navigation, central locking and Tele-Aid/MBRACE - https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...m-key-fob.html
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ENGINE

Most of this post refers to Gasoline (Petrol) Engines, but for those of us who have CDI Engines this post tells you all you will ever need to know about how it works. Thanks to Deplore for the link, and to the Guys who wrote it, it gives a very clear picture of exactly what does what :- https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w211...g-startup.html

Acceleration - It could be a bad accelerator module - Acceleration Problem - MBWorld.org Forums - How to change accelerator pedal module, post 5 at https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...0120-w220.html

Check Engine Light post 3 at https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...ht-my-car.html also Diagnose Check Engine Light

CEL and code P0115 (temp sensor circuit) - Remove and Replace Thermostat - https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...15-solved.html

Car stalls when warm - Crankshaft Position Sensor - https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...ease-help.html
DIY replacement How to replace the Crank Position Sensor (CPS) - S500 - MBWorld.org Forums - also post 4, https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...ire-issue.html
https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...-write-up.html There is a photo of the crankshaft position sensor at post 11, https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...uestion-2.html and a diagram of its location at post 4 of that thread. And a well done Video of the CPS being replaced ... https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...-but-wont.html
But the '03 W220 CPS replacement has a wrinkle - https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...on-sensor.html

Symptoms of Camshaft Position Sensor failure: Excessively long cranking time when starting cold, rough running on an intermittent basis, poor idle, stumbling or hesitation, a drop in mileage and stalling upon acceleration. NOTE that the Crankshaft Position Sensor and the Camshaft Position Sensor are different modules, but they must work in synch to keep the engine running. Read more: Camshaft Position Sensor Failure Symptoms | eHow and Differences Between a Camshaft Sensor & a Crankshaft Sensor | eHow - and here is a photo of the CAMSHAFT position sensor - post 2, https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...-question.html and a diagram of its location is at post 4.

Throttle Position Sensor (not the accelerator module) - https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...on-sensor.html

Loss of power, misfiring - Mass Air Flow sensor &#8 211;- replacement https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w210...-cleaning.html and https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...-here-maf.html; also https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...t-misfire.html especially with code P20D4. Also,don't overlook a bad accelerator module as cause of loss of power, especially if there is no roughness or misfire..

MAP (Manifold Absolute Pressure) sensor replacement (it's not the same as the MAF) - posts #2 -4 , https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...l-02-s430.html

Replacing spark plugs video and other hints - https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...ent-video.html and http://w220.ee/WIS_15.10_Ignition_System_General

Electronic Ignition System (EIS) - Key won&#8 217;t turn in lock &#8 211; posts 1, 2 and 5 S320 Cdi 2003 Key Does Not Turn In Ignition - MBWorld.org Forums; Replacement, see especially posts beginning with #5 4 at https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...roblems-4.html.

Starting problems, won't turn over in cold weather, post 66 at https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...roblems-7.html

DIY Replacing the fuel filter https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220... diy-s430.html

DIY video on replacing engine thermostat. Video made by and courtesy of G.AMG Greg.

DIY fuel pump change post #6 , https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...mp-change.html

DIY on replacing idler pulley/tensioner (the harmonic balancer), https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...photo-diy.html

DIY Coolant flush and change - https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...ml#post7624745

Coolant Flush Video, courtesy of Masood :- http://redirect.viglink.com/?format=...%3D5nO-7y1yG9M

****Coolant Temperature sensor replacement - https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...placement.html

Belt Pulley/vibration damper replacement DIY, https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...cer-guide.html and post #2 , https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...ps-tricks.html Note: I believe the latter posts are mislabeled - they address replacing the main belt pulley, not the harmonic balancer. Replacing serpentine belt tensioner, video - https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...tensioner.html

Cold start problems https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...old-today.html

No turnover - could actually be a transmission problem or a bad brake light switch - https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...ys-turn-3.html

DIY Spark Plug Replacement - https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...ent-video.html

DIY Valve Cover Gasket Replacement - https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...epair-diy.html

DIY Oil Change (be sure you read it all the way through) - https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...-oil-s430.html

Noisy Radiator Fan - First, see https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...lure-smug.html - if that doesn't work, then https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...iator-fan.html

Radiator Fan Motor Replacement - https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...w220-s500.html

Engine cooling fan diagram, post 9 at https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...oling-fan.html

Adjusting the radiator fan speed (temperature changeover points) via STAR - post 6 at https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...diagnosis.html

DIY water pump replacement video (for S500), https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...placement.html

Water Pump Replacement Video, courtesy of Masood:- http://redirect.viglink.com/?format=...%3DfSfg5fpCiSk


Identifying problems with engine and transmission mounts, replacing transmission mounts, checking flex disc - posts 5 and 6, https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...oth-maybe.html

DIY engine mount change 4matic: https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...ounts-diy.html - RWD, https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...ement-diy.html

DIY downstream O2 sensor change (and adapting a generic one) - https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...ensor-dyi.html

Fuel Sensor Replacement (Gs tank) - https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...ml#post7838257

DIY on valve cover gasket/breather cover seal replacement - https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...ml#post7946465

Engine mount replacement posts #6 and 7 at https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...placement.html - two different kinds of mount!

DIY on intake manifold R&R, https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...d-r-r-diy.html

Remove and Replace V-12 Biturbo - a major task! https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...2-biturbo.html

******Remove and Replace S430, S500 or S55 engine (non=4Matic) https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...e-removal.html

Replacing catalytic converters - https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...placement.html

Replacing fuel injectors - https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...w220-s500.html

DIY on balance shaft replacement and sprocket, 272/273 engine - https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w211...ft-timing.html (Thanks, Eric!)

****DIY Secondary Air Pump Troubleshooting and repair post 4, https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...injection.html

Many MB electronics components such as the EIS, Engine Control Unit, throttle body and the like can now be repaired rather than replaced. See Mercedes Comand Repair M and B Specialist - Mercedes Electronic Repair
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TRANSMISSION

****Troubleshooting Guide, post 3, https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...dd-things.html

Guides to Removing and Refitting Transmission, post #60 by Member wenter :-
https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...-issues-6.html


Small leak, shifting problems; leak in electrical socket - https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...n-leakage.html and https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...1-adapter.html - photos of plug and socket, pdf file at post 8, https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w210...ml#post2809739 (Tranny is on a W210, but is same on the S-Class). Proper fluid level, https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...ks-cruise.html

Resetting Adaptive Transmission - see RESETS, post 5 above and also https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...mission-2.html and https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w210...our-22-6x.html

Reset from limp mode - https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...limp-home.html - if this does not work, you will need a DAS/STAR readout of the codes to analyze the problem. It is possible a reset using DAS will work, but only if the cause of entering limp mode has been fixed.

Trouble symptoms - S500 Transmission kickdown problem - MBWorld.org Forums and an unusual symptom with a stranger cause - https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...limp-mode.html - If you disconnect the battery, see RESETS, post 5.

Discussion of the 722.6 5-speed and 722.9 7-speed transmission problem indications, Mercedes Benz Transmission Service in MA Randolph South Shore Cape Duxbury Metro Boston; for photos, see https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...ml#post5268639 - for MB's program on new valve body/conductor plates for the 722.9, see https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w221...-problems.html; more links and tech data at https://www.benzworld.org/forums/audi...ealership.html

Shift problems and thumping - 722.6 (5-speed transmission) Conductor plate problems - https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...nsmission.html and more, Photos and discussion of the conductor plate on the 722.6xx transmission at https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w140...placement.html - it's in the W140 forum, but discusses the same tranny used in many of our W220s. There is also a good discussion of the 722.6 transmission at https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w210...ssion-faq.html

722.9 7-speed tranny - conductor plate problems Mercedes-Benz will not sell valve body for Mercedes 722.9 transmission | Jason's Space - an extensive problem and a parts supply problem at the moment!!! But see MB's addressing of the 722.9 problems at https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w221...-problems.html

Engine will not turn over, but key turns in ignition - Conductor Plate problem and other possible causes - https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...ys-turn-3.html

Transmission Dipstick (why you don't have one and why you may need it) - Questions regarding the 5-spd transmission - MBWorld.org Forums

Shifter stuck in park; how to repair
Complete removal of shifter - https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...ols-heres.html
Replace link - Anyone Have This Stuck In Park Problem? - MBWorld.org Forums https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...ut-park-2.html and video at https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...error-now.html; also see Mercedes Comand Repair M and B Specialist - Mercedes Electronic Repair also for parts, post 235 at Anyone Have This Stuck In Park Problem? - Page 10 - MBWorld.org Forums provides another source of the interlock that breaks.

Repair video >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>


****Brake Lights Inop and simultaneously Transmission will not shift - http://mbworld.org/forums/s-class-w2...2000-s500.html especially post 11

Transmission Service DIY - https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...rvice-diy.html and DIY Transmission Fluid Change Video - MBWorld.org Forums - but watch the cautionary notes on the second video!!!! Procedure of jacking all 4 wheels to raise the car in second video is not safe; rest of video is OK.


722.6 transmission flush & fill -



Here is a second flush and fill video from Masood -

4Matic Transfer Case Fluid Change - 4-matic Transfer Case Fluid Change DIY - MBWorld.org Forums

Service campaign to replace the transfer case for some vehicles with 4Matic - https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...sfer-case.html

Photos to help replacing transmission mount (not a full DIY) - Changed out my transmission mount the other day...Pics inside - MBWorld.org Forums

Replacing transmission mounts, video - post 6, https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...oth-maybe.html

****TCU (Transmission Control Unit) location - post 5 at https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...n-00-s430.html

****Remove and Install TCU at :- https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...l#post16481249

****722.9 Transmission Flush & fluid service - another great Ricebubbles DIY, post 39 at https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...nverter-4.html

****722.9 Transmission - cleaning the regulating valves - https://www.benzworld.org/forums/gene...nsmission.html

****722.9 Transmission & oil cooler flus & fill (see also post 10 and the imbedded links, https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...id-change.html)


DRIVE TRAIN/BRAKES

Vibrations generally - Post 4 at https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...ming-rear.html; and an unusual twist at post 5 in that link.

a specific 70mph "see it in the passenger headrest" vibration fix. https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...ons-70mph.html#post13950665 POST 14.

Here is a video from Masood that could help with the vibration fix above as well as just good info -
Whine from the transmission tunnel - https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...ard-noise.html

4Matic: Careful with staggered wheels - VIBRATIONS 70mph+ - MBWorld.org Forums

Service campaign to replace the transfer case for some vehicles with 4Matic - https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...sfer-case.html and - MBWorld.org Forums - View Single Post - W211 Recalls!

Flex Discs (possible vibration source) - our cars use flex discs, not Universal joints, in the drive train. See https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...acement-2.html and especially see https://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c1...disc-info.html for an illustration of what a failed flex disc can do (even if the link is for older cars, ours aren't getting younger). OliverK has posted a DIY on flex disc replacement in a W220, https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...-r-diy-my.html and there is a video at post 6, https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...oth-maybe.html

See also the flex disc and intermediate bearing replacement video at

****Maintenance and replacement of drive shaft (Propeller Shaft) components - https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...centering.html - a wonderful and informative DIY

Noise from drive train - https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...ler-shaft.html
Replacing the rear differential (and getting rid of a whine) = https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...ly-solved.html - also contains instructions for removal/reinstalling exhaust system.

DIY on Changing Brake Pads and Rotors - https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...rake-pads.html

To give some visual aid to the above, anothr Masood video


****Information on proper direction of slotted and drilled rotors, post 4, https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...ic-rotors.html

Adjusting the parking brake https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...ng-brakes.html

DIY Brake Fluid Flush - https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...uid-flush.html

DIY CV boot repair - https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...placement.html and https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...l#post10439833

Opinions on Nitrogen Fill for tires Nitrogen Tire Fill... Is it worth it? - MBWorld.org Forums

****Brake Lights Inop and simultaneously Transmission will not shift - http://mbworld.org/forums/s-class-w2...2000-s500.html especially post 11

STEERING

Change power steering pump DIY (Airmatic - not ABC) - S430/S500 NON-ABC power steering PUMP R&R DIY - MBWorld.org Forums

Change dual ABC hydraulic/power steering pump, post 9 at https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...need-help.html

Curing a groaning or squealing noise, post #13 at https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...roaning-2.html and https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...ml#post2978929

Replacing upper control arms, https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...ent-steps.html

****Replacing front wheel bearings and setting play - post 4 at https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...es-entire.html

Wheel alignment, S430, post 16 at https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...s-horse-2.html and if it just doesn't seem right after it is done, see https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...-question.html especially post 7.


Wheels

Wheel Fitment - Here is what you need to know about wheel fitment (from a technical standpoint) - Custom rims, wheel tire packages for your ride - RIMSnTIRES.com - Thanks, eric! DSee also an excellent resource at http://www.alloywheelsdirect.net/inf.../mercedes-benz

Repairing Minor Curb Rash - a nice DIY technique at post 6, https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...lloy-rims.html


ROUTINE SERVICE

"A" service differs from "B" service in that cabin filters and wiper blades are not changed in "A" service, but are in "B" service.

"B" service, part 1:


"B service, Part 2:


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Air Conditioning & Heating, General MB Fault Codes, RESETS!!

AIR CONDITIONING/HEATING

System Diagram - Everything You Wanted To Know, and More - http://www.mercedestechstore.com/pdf...2010-30-02.pdf

No air circulation despite blower running, Class Action Settlement - Settlement In Class Action Suit For Interior Flooding | Mercedes-Benz Club of America, “Settlement In Class Action Suit For Interior Flooding” - Mercedes-Benz Club of America Forums and pay attention to imbedded links regarding water leaking into interior after accumulating in A/C intake.

Odd noises - https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w22...ound-dash.html Strange noise in driver's footwell. - MBWorld.org Forums

Buzzing noise from dash or interior rear view mirror area - Aspirator and A/C diagram https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w22...lp-c-diag.html
How to fix, https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w22...ise-cabin.html - a great post.
See also https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w22...ttle-buzz.html

Repair of Upper Cabin Temperature Sensor and Aspirator - https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w22...lp-c-diag.html - this writeup also has a very good diagram of the cabin temperature sensor and aspirator motor locations - also see https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w22...-c-diag-4.html for repiring the thremistor (a bad one causes temperature swings).

Another Repair to Upper Temp Sensor and it's Fan :- https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w22...l#post17652322

And don't miss https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w22...hvac-dash.html for repairing a short in the A/C control unit and for the lower cabin temperature sensor location.

Blower Motor Really weird climate control problem. HELP! - MBWorld.org Forums - BUT also note this unusual problem that could be dangerous - posts 33 and 34, https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w22...gulator-4.html

Video, Repairing Blower Motor, courtesy of Masood :- http://redirect.viglink.com/?format=...%3DA7HBReHyF0I

Cabin air filter replacement - cabin air filter replacement - MBWorld.org Forums

A/C Light Is On, System Throwing Codes https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w22...564959-ac.html and https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w22...hvac-dash.html

Effect of sun sensor 2000 S430 Climate Control Problem - MBWorld.org Forums - Temperature sensor problems https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w22...-sensor-s.html and https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w22...lp-c-diag.html
--Replacing the sun sensor, https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w22...or-1270-a.html

How to read codes from A/C controls https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w22...nic-choke.html and https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w22...e-control.html

Displaying and Resetting the A/C system fault codes - A/C system fault codes and a video on a reset procedure, posts 3, 4, and 7 https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w22...ac-system.html - the audio is in Arabic, but it is easy to follow from the video itself. Also post 43, https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w22...d-start-5.html

Replacement of duovalve: if car will not heat or cool, duovalve is often the problem. For location in the S-Class, see Post #8 at https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w22...con-issue.html
--What the duovalve looks like, post 2 at https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w22...valve-dyi.html
--DIY for the W220- https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w22...con-issue.html and post 3 at https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w22...ual-valve.html
--There is also DIY for the W211 at DIY: Installing a new Changeover/Heater Control Valve - MBWorld.org Forums but be advised, the location for the W220 is quite different. See also https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w22...ter-valve.html
Before tackling the duovalve on a W220 see post 4, https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w22...l-removal.html

Duo Valve Stripping, Overhauling and Testing ....... Here's an excellent article at post #4, by wallyp :- https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w22...-behavior.html

****Here is a douvalve replacement video (Thanks, G.AMG!!)



Replacement of the thermostat, WIS, post 25 at https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w22...problem-3.html

****What you may encounter replacing A/C system components; good discussion of many problems, and specifications for the system: https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w22...ac-issues.html

****Air conditioning compressor replacement and resetting of the AC system:
(thanks to wagas_haider_achmed for listing this at post #1 at https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w22...ent-fixes.html)

****A great DIY on replacing the air conditioner compressor and servicing the system afterward - post 45, https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w22...ml#post8920073 - the entire thread has some excellent discussion as well.

Component level repair of air conditioning control unit - M and B Specialist - Mercedes Electronic Repair

****Improving the performance of the air conditioner when idling on very hot days (adjust cooling fan speed and startup temps using DAS) - post 49, https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w22...agnosis-5.html


GENERAL MERCEDES FAULT CODES

Mercedes Benz Common Fault codes

https://www.benzworld.org/forums/v-c...-will-get.html

Mercedes Error codes - MBWorld.org Forums and http://www.car-manuals.info/mercedes-benz-fault-codes/ (VERY comprehensive lists)
Codes associated with Check Engine Light The Complete Resource For Mercedes Check Engine Light
Codes


OBDII Fault Codes - OBD-II Check Engine Light Trouble Codes and http://www.carobdcodes.com


RESETS

How To Reset Windows, express close, steering column adjustment, ECU, sliding roof, easy exit, windshield wipers, adaptive transmission and what to do about simultaneous BAS, ESP, and ABC lights, and pre-safe failure warnings - Things to try when stuff just doesn’t work, especially after replacing or disconnecting the battery –- post 14, https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w22...ml#post2216730

If resetting your convenience opening and closing feature doesn't work, see https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w22...g-feature.html and https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w22...l#post10079385

A/C system fault codes and reset: posts #3 and 4, https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w22...ac-system.html - the audio is in Arabic, but it is easy to follow from the video itself.

FSS Resets: A simplified procedure that worked on my '05 is at post 19, https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w22...ml#post5721423; see post 13 in that link for the WIS instruction.

If those don't work, see 2006 R500 FSS Reset Service Procedure and Secret Menu Procedure - MBWorld.org Forums

FSS senses more than just mileage and time: Post #1 7, https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w22...0-miles-2.html

Steering wheel will not move, will not reset - HOW TO: Fix power steering column that will not move up and down - MBWorld.org Forums - also https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w22...ter-fixed.html

If buttons will not function, it may be a SAM. What is it? https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w22...ow-do-you.html

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INSTRUMENT CLUSTER, PARTS SOURCES, COMPONENT REPAIR, MANUALS, EPC, VEHICLE DATA

INSTRUMENT CLUSTER

Extended Warranty vs Recall - The instrument cluster on SOME 00-02 and 04-05 W220s and W215s were subject to a recall, by VIN, for lighting-specific problems. For specific VINs covered by the recall, see posts 17 and 21, https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...s-class-2.html. The recall does not expire. The recall was supplanted by a 10-year extended warranty on ALL U.S. W220s and W215s that does expire 10 years after initial date of service. The extended warranty applies to all defects and is NOT limited by VIN. See the extended warranty letter at 58 Instrument Cluster Removal - Page 3 - MBWorld.org Forums. See applicability of recall vs. extended warranty, and some repair sources, post 4 at https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...t-cluster.html.

More on instrument cluster removal: Instrument cluster replacement and tool info https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...viZDRYM_AYz7S2 (thanks to wagas_haider_achmed for listing this at post #1 at https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...ent-fixes.html)

If you have an instrument cluster problem check to see whether it is covered by BOTH the recall campaign and the extended warranty. The extended warranty has an expiration date, 10 years from date if initial service. Recalls do not expire.

See also post #2 , https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...on-button.html

If you are not covered by warranty or recall, see posts 8 and 17 at Instrument Cluster Removal - MBWorld.org Forums and post 4 at https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...t-cluster.html Also see Mercedes Comand Repair M and B Specialist - Mercedes Electronic Repairhttp://, and http://www.benzworld.or...r-service.html for additional repair sources.

Speedometer fails, rest of cluster OK - possibly front wheel speed sensor problem; see https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...-fast-you.html - if not speed sensors, it could be a cluster failure. Also see https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...rking-esp.html

Disassembly of Cluster and Repair of Transformer - If you're really good at electronics repair, see https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...er-repair.html THERE IS ALSO A DIY VIDEO SERIES starting below; to see the whole 5 parts of the series, click the "YouTube" button at the bottom of the window below.

Clock does not display correct time - post #2 at https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...date-time.html

Inaccurate Outside Air Temperature - https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...k-29-12-a.html

What's That Little Dot below the fuel gauge? https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...t-cluster.html

Distorted sound in dashboard buzzer - It is the speaker in the instrument cluster and it can be replaced. https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...distorted.html

PARTS SOURCES - In addition to the dealership and forum sponsors who sell parts, also check https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...age-yards.html; MileOneParts.com; Error Page; EPC-net Online; also post #3 at https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...s500-part.html; Pelican Parts - Mercedes Benz S500 4-Matic (2003-06) Parts and Accessories and Mercedes Parts - Mercedes Auto Parts Online Catalog - this is not an exclusive list, it's just to get you started. For used parts, it is tough to beat Potomac German Auto, Potomac German Auto: Nations's Largest Since 1979 - but calling them is MUCH easier than going through their massive online catalog. In addition, MB offers remanufactured parts - Error Page

IMPORTANT NOTE: REPAIR OF MERCEDES ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS - M and B Specialist - Mercedes Electronic Repair says they repair the following electronics components, at a cost below that of replacement:
Engine Control Unit (ECU)
Navigation Command Unit
Instrument Cluster
Throttle Body
Central Lock Vacuum Pump
CD Changer
Amplifier
A/C Control Unit
Gear Shifter
Seat Brain
Air Shock

MANUALS - OWNERS, MAINTENANCE and COMAND MANUALS ONLINE; ELECTRONIC PARTS CATALOG; VEHICLE DATA CARD and VMI

Owners Manuals: Download an electronic Owners Manual from MBUSA Owners Online. The direct link for the manuals is https://www.mbusa.com/mercedes/servi...owners_manuals but it may change from time to time. If the direct link does not work for you, go to the main MBUSA site at (Mercedes-Benz Luxury Cars: Explore, Build & Compare Sedans, SUVs, Coupes, Wagons). There, register free as an owner. MB doesn't always make the access to Owners Online simple or intuitive; on the main page, look for "Owners" at the top of the page in the link. A drop-down menu will allow you to register and later access Owners Online. Once you have logged in as an owner you should see a section that lets you download the Owner's Manual and the Maintenance Manual for your model year (right now they are under "Owner Support" but MBUSA changes where they hide them from time to time).

Maintenance Manuals: https://www.mbusa.com/mercedes/servi...enance_manuals.

Approved fluid specifications: http://bevo.mercedes-benz.com/bevoli...&language_id=1 has links; click the sheet number in the left column.

COMAND Manuals: Now also available at https://www.mbusa.com/mercedes/servi...owners_manuals; you can also check http://www.mercupgrades.com/Mercedes...rticle-60.html

Voice Recognition (Control) System Manual: http://home.earthlink.net/~phdwebsite/vcm.htm - Or, just pull the stalk (or in the '00, push the Mic button, lower right on the steering wheel) and say "Help." Voice control, if installed, will respond with a menu of options. In addition, newer COMANDs will also display voice command options onscreen.

Mercedes Electronic Parts Catalog (EPC) - EPC-net Online - it used to be free, but is no longer - see https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w221...nger-free.html. This lists virtually every part and provides the exploded diagrams of every assembly for nearly every model. Registration steps, post #3 at https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...-question.html

You can join the Mercedes Star TekInfo system for 1 day and download the wiring diagrams and other information that you might find necessary. See STAR TekInfo - It does go back to 1994.

You may also be able to get printed tech manuals at http://www.classictechlit.mbusa.com/MB/ and at Mercedes Benz Repair Manual 2000 - Up

Additional Technical References: http://www.peachparts.com/
DIY links by part - DIY Links by Parts Category - PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum

VIN decoders: Best currently may be http://carinfo.kiev.ua/cars/vin/mercedes/. You can also try http://mercedesvindecoder.com; http://www.neoriginal.ru/cat/mb; http://www.vindecoder.net/car-brand-.../mercedes-benz; and http://www.vehicleidentificationnumb...-benz-car.html.

Vehicle Data Card and VMI: Your vehicle Data Card contains codes that show the equipment a particular vehicle had when manufactured. If you do not have one, an authorized dealer can pull a Vehicle Master Inquiry (VMI) that will show the same information. Ricebubbles has posted a pdf file that translates the codes - https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...data-card.html. Cautionary notes are that the codes may vary from model to model, and possibly within year groups; however, the codes may be helpful in determining whether a car had particular equipment when manufactured. There are other posts listing codes current as of 2006 at https://www.benzworld.org/forums/gene...-mb-codes.html and at https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w116...in-decode.html; however, for the reasons mentioned, these may vary from those listed by ricebubbles.

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QUALITY, COMPARISONS OF MODELS AND MODEL YEARS, BUYING ADVICE

In general – problem areas, advice - https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...-look-out.html and BE SURE to see posts 1 and 3, https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...l#post10543769

General Maintenance Costs W220 S Class Maintenance costs over 1 year out of warranty - you may be shocked. - MBWorld.org Forums
--Some data on annual costs of maintenance for the S600 and the S500 (S430 costs will be about the same as the S500) - How much has she costed you? - MBWorld.org Forums
--More on the S600, Ongoing Maintenance and Repair for a 2003 S600. - MBWorld.org Forums and My first S-Class: Deposit paid to secure a 2003 S600. - MBWorld.org Forums

Considering a preowned S-Class – Links to Advice – post 16 at https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...vs-s430-2.html - be sure to see the video series; also post 5, https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...questions.html

An interesting perspective at http://apidaonline.com/index.php/art...sed-luxury-car

Quick checks and things to learn before you buy – see links post 5 Is it Worth It? '00 S500... - MBWorld.org Forums

4Matic recommendation https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...04-4matic.html

’01 S55 AMG review (also covers much in common with other W220 models) My S class Review - MBWorld.org Forums

Quick comparisons between models, post #9 at https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...-club-buy.html

Brochures: There are electronic sales brochures on Mercedes models including the S-Class at Mercedes Brochure Archive - the model years are European; for example, the U.S. 2006 S-Class was a W220, but the brochure shows the '06 being a W221. These may be helpful in comparing models year to year as well as differences in models themselves.

Differences between ’03 facelift and earlier models - Diffences between the W220 pre-facelift and facelift - MBWorld.org Forums

Differences between ’03 facelift and later models - Differences. - MBWorld.org Forums

Differences between ’00 and ’05/’06 - https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...w220-05-a.html

Differences between ‘04 and ’05/’06, especially audio and telematics, post #3 at differences between 2004 S 500 2006 S 500 - MBWorld.org Forums

Differences in models when adding phones or audio updates: Post 3, https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...oth-setup.html

Experiences with the S600 - be sure to check imbedded links at post 2 - https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...will-tell.html, http://mbworld.org/forums/s-class-w2...2003-s600.html, and the S600 maintenance thread at http://mbworld.org/forums/s-class-w2...ml#post5659409

Aftermarket or Extended Warranties: General advice, https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...used-cars.html and https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...ml#post4008812 (see the imbedded links in the first post) - but there are many threads in the forum regarding specific policies, a search either by name of the insuror, or with terms "Aftermarket Warranty" or "Extended Warranty" will bring up more.

AndrewSL500 has posted a "checklist" for new buyers - some valuable things to check when buying or after purchasing a W220. Post 29, (( currently unavailable, digging for it ...patience please. ))
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