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  1. remote key won't unlock doors

    W204 C-Class
    Could be several things...possibly an antenna problem, a bad key, or the key may need to be re-synced at the dealership. Many auto parts stores have a device that can check to see if the key is emitting radio-frequency, so I'd start with that.
  2. Command Screen will not open

    W204 C-Class
    Thanks for sharing your experience @Alex Vaviloff and glad you got it working. Can you provide a link to the video for the benefit of others who might have this problem in the future?
  3. Just saying Hi

    W203 C-Class
    Welcome to the forum Jeff!
  4. Toto Greatest Hits stuck in CD cartridge

    W203 C-Class
    You should get one of these: https://youtu.be/pZ301QEoo9Y
  5. OBD

    W202 C-Class
    An adaptor is about $5 on fleaBay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/OBD-OBDII-38-Pin-Adaptor-Diagnostic-Lead-Cable-Connector-Fit-for-Mercedes-Benz/254051146996?hash=item3b26a0dcf4:g:-J8AAOSwRDJcLbft
  6. Engine Starts After Very Long Rest Between Drives

    W202 C-Class
    Can you have the codes read? Ideally with the Mercedes 38 pin connector. It’ll cost an hour of shop time at your local dealership but it will save loads of time on guess and check, and you’ll know exactly what’s wrong with it.
  7. 1999 C280 AC System Flush Process

    W202 C-Class
    Great question! It used to be that flushing the AC system was an important and effective step to ensure longevity of the new parts, and typically that was done with a flush solution and then nitrogen was used to dry the insides of all the parts. But that’s no longer appropriate for modern cars...
  8. Seat Cover Replacement Ideas

    W204 C-Class
    Recently I discovered that the seat covers are removable and can be repaired. For about $20 shipped I ordered some heavy duty gaffer’s tape intended for repairing leather and vinyl school bus and motorcycle seats and used that to tape the inside of my cracked passenger seat cover and then put...
  9. What is this line called?

    W204 C-Class
    It's your turbocharger intake pipe. Try searching for part number 2710901929
  10. Battery issue

    W204 C-Class
    Glad your car is running smoothly again, and 9 years is very respectable for a battery. Most likely because you’re in the cooler Pacific Northwest climate. Here in Texas the heat shortens the life of batteries and I have had my local AutoZone tell me that they expect a battery to last about 5...
  11. 2002 C230 Delay/Hesitation when accelerating from stop

    W203 C-Class
    With this additional info I continue to believe your fuel pump or fuel filter is the cause.
  12. Sliding sunroof not opening

    W201 190-Class
    I recognize you mentioned that the manual way of opening it isn't working, but for the sake of being doubly sure, here's a quick video showing how to open it manually: https://youtu.be/x64tNqsQ0aY Any luck trying that? Or still nothing?
  13. Squeaky Suspension, Pulling to left and right

    W201 190-Class
    Steering pulling after hitting a bump could be tie rods, ball joints, or bushings on the front control arms.
  14. 2002 C230 Delay/Hesitation when accelerating from stop

    W203 C-Class
    The symptoms you've described are very similar to what happens before a fuel pump dies. Before the fuel pump completely fails it is often initially mis-diagnosed as a transmission problem. Often this happens without throwing a check engine light, or if it does throw a check engine light it will...
  15. What speakers can replace Bose rear deck?

    W202 C-Class
    Since your goal is to hear some bass, I wouldn't even bother trying to replace the Bose speakers. And unfortunately you'll have a hard time finding replacement Bose speakers for this car anyway. That being said, several years ago I had an audio shop install a new head unit in my 1994 C280 and...
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