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  1. Retrofitting Distronic

    W220 S-Class
    My car doesn't have any options that I am aware of re tyre sizes. Brian
  2. Retrofitting Distronic

    W220 S-Class
    One step forward and none back today so here is an update. I managed to fix my cruise control and speed limiter error. ( had to set 200 Km/h for the car to cruise at 100 Km/h.) It was obviously caused by a wrong entry re my tyre sizes in the ME ecu. This was caused by me using Explizite...
  3. Retrofitting Distronic

    W220 S-Class
    Thanks Dave that is worth remembering although the translation via Google is very good. Because I have a long trip coming up and the S-Class is so nice to drive compared to our C-Class I decided to reverse everything I had changed in the last two weeks. Everything went well with no faults in...
  4. Retrofitting Distronic

    W220 S-Class
    I am back again seeking more help understanding ME Variant Coding using DAS. In trying to get my Distronic configured I set a new ME (Motor electronics) code using Explizite Kodierung just as Brenton did in his video referenced above. I chose a code that had ART in the string and that closely...
  5. Retrofitting Distronic

    W220 S-Class
    Continued from last post. ME Coding now shows 0272 – 0273 DTR present or cruise control functionality in traction system. What on earth does that mean? And now that I have written all that down I realise that my main problem is deciding exactly what is the correct configuration for my W220...
  6. Retrofitting Distronic

    W220 S-Class
    Thanks for that. Still very confusing. Sorry for this long post but I am getting desperate. Before I dive in and start changing more things I am trying to understand Implizite Kodierung [=Implicit Coding] versus Explizite Kodierung [=Explicit Coding]. From my observations so far; Explizite...
  7. Retrofitting Distronic

    W220 S-Class
    That link doesn't take me to a video .... You have to click on the image! Still extremely frustrated and about to give up and visit my Indy. I cannot believe how clunky the M-B software is. By holding my mouth in the correct position (with a smirk) I have now got the ME ecu coded in two places...
  8. Retrofitting Distronic

    W220 S-Class
    Hi Dave Just rewatched busterbcook's video again and noticed the need to quote download all the adaptation data ... and update the ME ecm endquote. I have never been game to do anything like this. Do you know the steps required to update the ecu? Brian
  9. Distronic question

    R230 SL-Class
    Sorry to bump this post again and thanks to busterbcook for the last reply. I am still working on my project to retrofit a DTR to my 2003 update W220 S500L. Did bahas ever make a video? I could really do with some help as I still have several issues re coding. See...
  10. Distronic SCN Coding

    W220 S-Class
    Sorry but I got the link wrong in my last post about Retrofitting Distronic. It should have been http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220-s-class/2993203-retrofitting-distronic.html I will post progress on this link from now on. Brian
  11. Retrofitting Distronic

    W220 S-Class
    This thread got split with some excellent suggestions placed here. https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w22...-coding-2.html But from now on I will post progress on this thread. Update after two full days work and with thanks to Dave2302 for the comment that nothing other than 722.9 Transmission on...
  12. Treating dry leather seats & headrests

    W220 S-Class
    As I said 5 years ago https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220-s-class/1955281-best-car-interior-smell.html nothing beats Gliptone for a genuine leather smell. I have been using this product in my Jaguars and now Mercedes for many years. There is a picture of the stuff at Post #9 where I say "My...
  13. Distronic SCN Coding

    W220 S-Class
    Hi Dave, Thanks for the tip. Because I am old and it's been a long time since I last tried to code the Distronic I had forgotten about my original posting with excellent replies at; https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220-s-class/2736970-distronic-scn-coding-2.html And as it's been too cold and...
  14. Distronic SCN Coding

    W220 S-Class
    Thanks for the reply Brenton. I will have another try using this different order of steps. 3. Enable Distronic in ecu CGW (Central gate way) 4. Enable Distronic in ecu EZS (Electronic ignition switch) 5. Enable Distronic in ecu ICM (Instrument cluster with maintenance display) 6. Enable...
  15. Distronic SCN Coding

    W220 S-Class
    Been a bit sick so just got back into working on the W220. It looks like I have stuffed up big time. A year ago I installed a second hand 2003 Distronic in my W220 S500L (Update model MY 10/2003) on the assumption that I wouldn't need SCN coding. The installation went well but I just cannot...
  16. How I understood and fixed my Chinese Star Diagnosis System SDS Compact C3

    W220 S-Class
    You're welcome. Now if only I could get my newly installed Distronic working but that is off topic for this post. Will do some more research before asking for help from the Forum. Brian
  17. Android head unit install, anyone have questions?

    W220 S-Class
    I am back from a 2,000 Km trip with the new Erisin Android Car Media Unit ES7882S. All my other posts re this unit are cluttering up Dave's W220 refurbishment posts so I have moved to here. But first, my W220 (2003 update) S500L used the brown/ brown/red CAN-B Bus Interior or Body (CAN-B L...
  18. Help Needed with Star Calibration of Speedometer Error in a W204 C220 CDI

    W204 C-Class
    The whole Star Diagnosis System (SDS) program is very confusing and at the moment I do not have time to connect to our W204 C220 CDI and find out what control module Scott52 is referring to. When I get more time I will return to trying to adapt my W220 S500L for Distronic which I have now...
  19. Help Needed with Star Calibration of Speedometer Error in a W204 C220 CDI

    W204 C-Class
    I couldn't find out how to calibrate the W204 C220 CDI speedo using SDS and still don't know if it is possible. I got around the problem by fitting slightly different size tyres with the help of the tyre fitter and the speedo is now within 1%. My W220 S500 is within 0.25% and is basically spot...
  20. Retrofitting Distronic

    W220 S-Class
    Thank you thank you. That answers Qu. 3 in Post #24 and also answers how I find out what my engine configuration is (Qu. 2 at Post #24). Now what about Qu. 1 at Post #24? I have never had my SDS connected to the Internet after a bad experience with my first system. My current version is...
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