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  1. Well, well, well, let us see where this goes

    C209/A209 CLK-Class
    Does it do neither? On mine only one function works, the other broke. It's a plastic coupler called the "dog bone" that gets brittle and breaks. I can hear the motor running if I move the switch. I bought a bag of 3 of them to replace it but haven't bothered to do the job. Laying on my back...
  2. 2002 MB S430 key wont turn unless pressing unlock key button

    W220 S-Class
    yet another example of why we should all have min of 2 @ Smart Keys both keys have same behavior, it's EIS only 1 key screws up, it's that key I'm going 300-400 miles tomorrow, 2nd key will be with me because I know that a cup of coffee or a puddle can turn the first one into a cute piece of...
  3. New key

    W210 E-Class
    Old one can probably be fixed, Gen 2 for sure. Gen 1 maybe.
  4. Looking at a '94 E420 with Bad Trans

    W124 V8 400E / E420 / 500E / E500 / E60
    Mine died right around that mileage. It happens. But I have no idea what it's first 125,000 we're like. Got it rebuilt at Sun Valley for $1,700 installed. Worked like new after that until day I sold it
  5. CLK 350 what to look for ?

    C209/A209 CLK-Class
    I was lazy and just put a Comand system to replace the Audio 20 it came with. Pretty straightforward but issue with year. IIRC 2007 and later used different than 2005 and 2006. First one I put in I could not adjust clock. Sound is good enough. The GPS is pretty "quaint" compared to Google Maps...
  6. Ignition Key Not Turning

    C209/A209 CLK-Class
    That key seems odd to me. No Panic button is usually European. In which case it would not be right frequency. Or maybe they changed key blanks at MB. Frequency usually stamped inside Anyone seen one like that before in US? Or could be Chinese clone key, all sorts of wacky ones on Ebay
  7. engine cutting out and hard to start

    C209/A209 CLK-Class
    there is a sticky that a brilliant genius wrote for V-8, might also be one for a 6
  8. Ignition Key Not Turning

    C209/A209 CLK-Class
    does red light illuminate on key? is there another key for the car somewhere? (how did it getnonto trailer?)
  9. For those of you who knew eric242340....

    C209/A209 CLK-Class
    sad news, i was always amazed at his wealth of knowledge i recall his "S" rebuilds, amazing it's a short trip
  10. Electric steering wheel adjustment not working?

    C209/A209 CLK-Class
    of you can hear motor running it is the "dog bone" small piece of plastic that connects motor to mechanism plastic snaps like a twig, bone did long ago i bought a bag of the "dog bones" but have yet to go do the work
  11. Unusually fast fuel consumption

    C209/A209 CLK-Class
    my 500 gets crap mileage but that is due to LA and living on a hill. most drives are a series a spurts and short parking stints on various roads and freeways i usually get 9 MPG in town, but upwards of 27 on freeway
  12. Programing Replacement New Key

    R230 SL-Class
    you'll need to add some details, currently your post makes no sense at all.
  13. Remote Key Fob

    W210 E-Class
    gen 1 difficult to deal with someone who can fix small electronics might be able to help
  14. Instrument Cluster black out and steering wheel buttons not working?

    C209/A209 CLK-Class
    swapping SM chips is a breeze when you have a hot air station just did a key and watching the surface tension of metal as a liquid "float" the chip into place is an awesome thing. the NEC chip literally rights and centers itself where it needs to be but i know what I'm doing for this...
  15. Always take 2nd key on your vacations.

    General Mercedes-Benz
    i agree 100%. on anything more than 100 miles away i get my 2nd key out of the safe. if i have a companion who drives, I ask them to hold on to it. Point being, putting both in my bag would be stupid. much easier than other options