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  1. DIY Ipod auxillary input on 2000-2002 Benz Radio w/PICS

    W210 E-Class
    (in my 1999 E320) Becker made Audio 10 with fiber optic connection to CD changer = no audio cassette player
  2. 96 E320 everything appears to be good but won't start

    W210 E-Class
    PSE hose diagrams already in the alphabetical STICKY under PSE... outlet for trunk labeled HECK or HACK or some german word for ‘rear’. on My phone so not easy to add links. Will let you do a little scrolling within STICKY
  3. 98 E300 drivers window quits working/battery drains

    W210 E-Class
    I haven't read where you checked the integrity and health of the battery itself. It may display surface charge of 12-13vdc but if a cell is shorted or failed somehow, it may not store the voltage...and the electrical appliances on the car may be weak performers...or not even function. It comes...
  4. Schizophrenic passenger side headlight

    W210 E-Class
    just to clarify, dielectric grease isn't to be used to IMPROVE electrical contact but to insulate and as corrosion resistance. so only after verifying that the connection has the desirably low resistance, THEN consider applying the grease as a protective layer. note what mrboca suggested...
  5. front console(climate control) lights

    W210 E-Class
    curious: are the tiny bulbs really LEDs? i thought the OE were filament design
  6. FS seats for w210

    For Sale/Wanted/Trade/Giveaway
    I have graphite (black) seats (front heated driver/passenger, rear bench, rear back) and door panels in 80% condition. $350 for all plus shipping but hoping someone nearby can pick up (Seattle WA 98144)
  7. Aux in/out for 1999 e320

    W210 E-Class
    ...what they said. also, if you radio utilizes D2b fiber optic connectivity for the CD then you will not be able to 'tap' into the CD inputs and may need to consider alternate mods such as tapping into the circuit board (STICKY-ied 'AUX in/out') i don't have a rear shot of the head unit but...
  8. Key problem

    W210 E-Class
    mentioned in other threads by Kajtek1 et al though you can pay 5x more and get it quicker from a USA seller if you feel this gadget is useful
  9. 13 years old battery ! Should i replace ?

    W210 E-Class
    AGM will withstand colder temperatures better than a flooded cell and may not be a waste of money. AGM can also be better for car owners who aren't hoving over their cars and attending to battery PM or who don't put as many miles per year (vs daily drivers).
  10. Radio won't come out!

    W210 E-Class
    glad your swear jar is topped off :-) other members have posted of their headaches previously so a search like "e320 radio remove" might help others
  11. 13 years old battery ! Should i replace ?

    W210 E-Class
    i don't know about car batteries enough to know how they're shipped and prepped before sale. but i know that with motorcycles, the batteries can be DRY charged and shipped without electrolyte ... which is only poured into the cells just prior to sale. because of this, I'm less concerned about...
  12. 13 years old battery ! Should i replace ?

    W210 E-Class
    How/what settings are done to accommodate battery types, i.e. gel vs AGM vs flooded etc...STAR/SDS?
  13. 13 years old battery ! Should i replace ?

    W210 E-Class
    The flooded cell design is at a slight disadvantage vs the gell or AGM since there is more solution exposed to the cold. one would need to be on top of the maintenance by ensuring that the battery is in good health and as fully charged as possible. low charge = less dense = more water = lower...
  14. How many miles on your W210

    W210 E-Class
    October updates. Wonder if we can come up with some random drawing for awards periodically. Hmm.. Members reporting, to-date... (next update December)
  15. Rear View Mirror Woes

    W210 E-Class
    I don't recall the 420 mirror being any different than the 6-cylinder models. should be the same. the mirror part is also shared with some 203, 202 models. if you check ebay or Amazon you may see that fitment sharing is possible. I don't have the interchange pages for non-210 so I am not...