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  1. Looking to leave the convertible world for a while

    C209/A209 CLK-Class
    I just wanted to say thanks to everyone here for the help I received during my ownership of the CLK. I hope I contributed a little back to the community as well!
  2. Looking to leave the convertible world for a while

    C209/A209 CLK-Class
    I've had convertibles for the past seven years, now I'm looking for something different. I am trying to decide if I should trade the car to a dealer or sell private party. There's no tax benefit when trading towards a lease, so that makes the price gap even greater, but I'm really not...
  3. Another CLK Cab Top Malfunctioning

    C209/A209 CLK-Class
    IMHO fill the reservoir to a known point, and mark it, perhaps with tape. Cycle the top a few times, and then check the point again, it should be the same. If it is NOT the same, you have a leak somewhere in the pressurized system. I had a burst line, and it would drop 1/4" each time you...
  4. Test drive

    C207/A207 E-Class Coupe & Cabriolet
    I currently have a 2008 CLK550 Cabriolet, test drove an E350 cabriolet today. Frankly I wasn't as impressed as I hoped I would be. My two main issues were suspension and engine related. The suspension was certainly a bit smoother an my CLK, but over some larger bumps it still crashed more...
  5. Need help fast!

    C209/A209 CLK-Class
    Your 'real' key is part of the 'square' key you mention. Slide the release to the side, and a little key will come out. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xiMfkbcGDk
  6. Inexpensive Bluetooth Phone Interface

    C209/A209 CLK-Class
    I tried to update the settings today using the config.txt, doesn't seem to work. The config file gets renamed to config.yes, but the user interface doesn't show "configuration update" as demonstrated on a youtube video i found, and the settings don't change.
  7. Inexpensive Bluetooth Phone Interface

    C209/A209 CLK-Class
    My update -- so far it works pretty well with my Iphone 5S... Siri is a little goofy sometimes in that it takes the comand system a few seconds to activate, and Siri can get impatient. Sometimes it works, sometimes it gives up on the bluetooth and routes it through the phone. Other than that...
  8. Intermittent driver's door keyless go unlocking

    C209/A209 CLK-Class
    I've written another post in the interim which detailed how the above fix worked for a while but then ultimately failed. I replaced that door handle with a new one, and it's been fine since. Now, the passenger side started acting up so I did the same thing again, but this time I completely...
  9. Replacing rear thrust arms, or?

    C209/A209 CLK-Class
    I have the same exact situation as Yidney.. I tried lubing everything I could having the rear end jacked up and the wheel off, but the noise is stubborn and came back within a couple days .. In fact, the quiet I did experience may have been coincidental, because just like Yidney, my creak is...
  10. had to engage roll bars with soft top closed in boot

    C209/A209 CLK-Class
    I would start by opening the trunk and checking the soft top partition. If it appears to be in the proper position, push it up out of the way and pull it back down, then try operating the top again.
  11. Convertible hydraulic fluid reservoir leak

    C209/A209 CLK-Class
    Thanks Klaus. I was surprised that it insisted on leaking even with the new o-ring you sent me. I put the top up and down a couple times since, and it looks to be completely dry so far!
  12. Convertible hydraulic fluid reservoir leak

    C209/A209 CLK-Class
    The reservoir wasn't cracked or anything, the fluid was just seeping past the o-ring slowly but surely. I used a product called "Miracle Wrap".. Its generic name appears to be "self fusing silicone tape", for example: Amazon.com: RESCUE TAPE Self-Fusing Silicone Tape: Industrial & Scientific I...
  13. Convertible hydraulic fluid reservoir leak

    C209/A209 CLK-Class
    Before the winter, I had a burst line which I was (almost) able to repair myself using a line from Top Hydraulics. In the process of replacing that line, I removed and reinstalled the hydraulic fluid reservoir bottle to gain access to the plate that holds down the lines. I must've damaged...
  14. stream music from iphone 5 to Mb sound system

    C209/A209 CLK-Class
    I have one as well, I like it. It's not perfect, but as close as you could expect given that it's an aftermarket solution.. Also provides you with bluetooth phone which is correctly integrated with the steering wheel controls and head unit.
  15. 2009 CLK w/ a Squeaky Seat

    C209/A209 CLK-Class
    I've lubed all different parts of the seat over time. In my experience, these two things help the most: 1) The 'springs' under the seat cushion 2) The material on the edges of the seat cushion, where the leather or fabric meets the plastic.
  16. FYI, Cam Shaft Solenoid Wiring Harness Recall

    C209/A209 CLK-Class
    They did the same repair on my car when i took it in for something else. I was told it was a preventative measure, something to do with a leak. The new harness prevented the leak (or remedied an existing leak), however the repair did not involve correcting any issues that may have already been...
  17. Fixing Interior Wear

    C209/A209 CLK-Class
    Mine shows similar wear but not quite that bad. It's sad that this is what passes for MB "quality".. Not sure what you'd really be able to do to it that would be anything other than cosmetic cover-up to at least make it look decent from a distance of several feet. Hopefully there are some...
  18. Heater fan squeak fix

    C209/A209 CLK-Class
    I've been having an intermittent, annoying, hamster-in-a-cage kind of squeak coming from my dashboard area. The volume of the noise appears to be linked to cooler temperatures, fan speed, and also is acutely impacted by the motion of the car (turning left or right, or accelerating) I had tried...
  19. Need help picking

    C209/A209 CLK-Class
    I average 13 mpg around town
  20. Bad squeak / noise from top passenger side where conv top meets right WS pillar

    C209/A209 CLK-Class
    You'll find that many products offer short term relief, but the noise will return quickly, and in some cases worse than before. Krytox on the other hand worked very well for me. I applied some nearly a year ago all around and it's effectively eliminated all rubbery top squeaks for me. I also...
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