Hi,The clip to release the mirror cover is in one of two locations, depending upon the model year. If I remember correctly (not a given at my age!), one location is near the inner end on the bottom, the other is near the outer end at the top. Searching the W220 Forum for "mirror cover removal" might help ("Advanced Search", then "W220").
Hi,New transmission works ok. I can feel little jerk when it downshifts 2nd to 1st gear. I still need to drive more to get a better feel of the vehicle.
Unless you are a Transmission Specialist, capable of completely stripping and re building an Auto Box, with all the specialist tools needed, then no, either bin it or sell it to a local Tranny Specialist as a core unit for $25 - $50 :wink
No, IO am NOT even close to be a transmission specialist Even a thought of all the disks and tidbits gives me chills )
1) Tele Aid itself may be set to not present, but here's where SDS Experience comes in, it will probably be set to present in other modules, such as Dash Cluster, COMAND, maybe EIS maybe other stuff, which will of course send out the error message across CAN Bus :wink
It needs to be disabled in every Module that it appears. Be very careful when altering settings in Dash Cluster, as it has loads of options, and it is very easy to screw it up, although that is reversible, and is exactly how I learned, with a lot of trial and errors until i got it spot on :grin Don't meddle too much in EIS, but there is not a huge list of stuff to code on and off, so fairly simple :wink
Well, I am still fighting in trying to make my C3 work with DAS to further dive into the comfiguration
3) With Suspension Parts, if you are selling the Car within a year fit cheapies, if you are keeping it 2 years or more only fit OEM, or Lemfoerder, or Febi Bilstein bits, if you shop around, Febi and Lem are not much dearer than the cheapo's :wink
I am not planning to sell it anytime soon, so I will shop around
5) Remove Bulb Covers from headlight, and put a "Hair Dryer" on low heat so it is blowing in the back of the light for a few hours, that will dry it out, but if it persists you may have to remove the light, and make sure all parts including lens are well sealed :wink
It seems that I will have to remove the headlight, dry it and seal it right away.
7) $202 for a new "Smart Key" sounds hellish cheap to me, in UK they are £380 ish, ............ assuming it works of course, (which they won't guarantee for various reasons) :wink
I have ordered mechanical key first, as I was missing one. Hopefully it will arrive today
Other than that - I love the drive
Hi,Biggest disappointment. My rear shocks inside struts were bad. On small potholes or uneven pavement I would feel how rear of the car is drifting. I have ordered 2 re-manufactured struts from eBay. The saying: you get what you pay for is totally correct One of the struts has permanent solenoid error. Car drives as if the rear is in the most firm mode (( One word: junk