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Mercedes Benz and AMG Owners

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Six6siX, 15 May 2014.

  1. Firegod

    Sgarrista

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    Location: Newcastle, UK

  2. jimmy321

    Hitman

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    Location: Bridge of Weir, UK

    You will get one to fit your model, 1st thing I done when I got my A45 done 85k miles and it still looks like the 2 pedals much better look. If it was just the carpet in sure there would be cosmetic damage.
     
  3. manjuice

    Wise Guy

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    Mercedes folks with keyless start. Do your interior lights come on when you turn off the engine? Mines don’t and I have to press the light button each time which is annoying. My interior lights come on automatically when I open the door or unlock my car, just doesn’t turn on when I turn off the engine.
     
  4. Bear

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    Its in the lights settings in Command, you just set the light delay if I recall, or you can set it in the Mercedes Me App and send it to the car
     
  5. Housey

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    As said I think it's something in the settings, how long and how they act when you get in and out.
     
  6. manjuice

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    My interior switch off time is set to 60s. Interior lights turn on automatically when I unlock the car or open a door but doesn’t turn on automatically when I turn off my engine. No idea why
     
  7. Housey

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    Don't you need to open the door first? I seem to recall the lights don't come on at engine off, just when you open the door? I might be wrong.
     
  8. manjuice

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    In the manual it says lights should come on when the key is removed from the ignition but I have keyless start so I don’t know if it is because of that.
     
  9. Jez

    Caporegime

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    On my Keyless mercs (had 2 of them) the interior lights came on when you turned the car off via the stop start button, the same action that removing the key does on non keyless ones.
     
  10. manjuice

    Wise Guy

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    What year and car do you drive?

    I just tried on my car using the key in the ignition lock and when I take it out the interior lights come on. So it looks like they don’t come on if using the start stop button for me. To be fair the manual only refers to removing the key from ignition, nothing about keyless start stop.
     
  11. Bear

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    Ah thats probably why mines different as I dont have a key to put in the ignition (no ignition), mines completely keyless (bedsides the emergency key to open the door if the battery is flat)
     
  12. Jaap74

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Sydney

    Hi,

    I am wondering if anyone has had an issue like this with a 2017 W205 C43 (36,000 km) ?

    I had my last in warranty service by Mercedes in February 2019, part of the overall check revealed the following:

    “There is an oil leak from the right-hand side of the motor
    Checked engine bay for oil leak
    No oil leak present
    Cleaned are of oil residue
    Lifted vehicle onto hoist to check underneath
    No oil leak present
    Customer to monitor”

    I had my service B4 done at an independent mechanic yesterday and they noted this:

    “Oil leak from the front diff area, requires further investigation to pin-point source of leak”

    They advised that it would take quite a bit of labour to find out the source of the leak as there is a lot of bits and pieces to remove to do the analysis.

    Does anyone know if the front differential leaking is a common issue and how bad it could possibly be if not fixed?

    Thanks
     
  13. HoneyBadger

    Mobster

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    Location: Kent

    Does anyone own a Mercedes GLA? Specifically the GLA45 AMG?

    What’s your ownership experience like? I wanted a Golf R but MrsHB doesn’t like Golfs, so she has decided she’s like the GLA. Whilst I’m not keen on the looks, I like the idea of the 45 so I’ve got something with a bit of oomph. Looking at a 2017 model onwards.

    Coming from a 2014 Kia Sportage 1.7TD.
     
  14. Dominic-Toretto

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    The engine and exhaust are sublime. Fuel usage is abysmal.

    Anything specific you want to know?
     
  15. HoneyBadger

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    Thanks. Fuel isn’t really an issue, we’ll be doing about 5-8k miles a year tops. Are there any weak points on the chassis, engine, gearbox, electrics? How much is servicing? Any essential options?

    I’ll get a test drive of one to make sure we gel with it, but the power will be most welcomed.
     
  16. Bear

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    I would get it fixed, the parts will be pretty cheap but as you say, the labour to get to it, is what will cost but from what I can gather it’s a couple hours work to fix so long as they can find where it’s coming from.
     
  17. Housey

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    Dropped my GTR into Macclesfield Mercedes today for its annual service and what a ball aching drive that was first thing! I have never seen as many foreign lorry drivers who all seemed utterly lost yet happy to do 20mph at all times oblivious to the chaos they were causing. Two hours nearly to travel 35 miles not aided by the fact the stop start traffic made my running out of juice problems much worse, pulling into a Texaco garage just to put a tenner in of unleaded until I could find a Shell garage as I had red lights telling me 'you gonna run out'.

    I post as right now I have a brand new C220D as a loan car and have found it interesting to compare to the E220d I just gave back to Arval.
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    Decent little car (90 miles or so on it) that seems quieter and is smoother over bigger bumps than my E Class ever was. Decent little car if coming from the GTR I once again feel perched on it rather than it it and feels much sharper than the E Class, which really was a big boat now I reflect on it. Same engine size and obviously feels much nippier in the C over the E class but it did make me wonder if a 3/C is better for me and my driving style than a 5/E...
     
  18. dLockers

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    If you don't need the boot space, then 3/C/XE is the way to go. I downsized from an XF to an XE and if wasn't for suddenly needing a massive boot, would have been very happy with it. A lot more fun to throw around. I now have the E and it is a barge in comparison.
     
  19. Housey

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    I have had quite a few 3's and 5's over the years, both my own cars and company cars. Both were great (E39/E46 era) but modern versions are bigger and far less dynamic, my F10 was great but flawed as was the E Class. I don't do big miles that often and I don't need the space outside of wanting to dump some stuff now and again. I prefer to the sharper driver of the smaller cars, though prefer the insulation and wafting of the bigger cars.
     
  20. support_bae

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    did you buy a service plan? If not how much is your service going to cost?