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Mercedes Benz and AMG Owners

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

  1. VincentHanna

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jul 30, 2013

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    Anyone?
     
  2. Participant

    Caporegime

    Joined: May 13, 2003

    Posts: 29,870

    Location: Warwickshire

    No idea, but is it worth calling a professional installer under the pretence of being a concerned prospective customer and ask them how they do it?

    Gave my car a wash and wax this morning as it was great weather for it.

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    Really really happy with this car as a family load lugger.
     
  3. VincentHanna

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jul 30, 2013

    Posts: 16,050

    Is there a way to disable to hands free access boot that comes with the Premium Plus pack? It's very handy but if i'm going to a hand car wash I think I'd like to make sure it's disabled in case it accidentally gets triggered by the person cleaning the car.
     
  4. Steedie

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Jun 29, 2004

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    Location: Oxfordshire

    Unless they have your fob then it won’t open. If they do have your fob, then surely they’d be able to get in your car anyway
     
  5. timmeh

    Mobster

    Joined: May 20, 2010

    Posts: 2,974

    Location: Englishman in the USA

    I think it's from more of a 'not wanting a car full of water' aspect or inconveniencing the person washing it than a security thing.
     
  6. Journey

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 4,918

    Location: West Midlands

    You have to literally be standing next to the boot with the key for it to work with our car, you should try it when the key is in the front to see if it activates, it shouldn't
     
  7. VincentHanna

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jul 30, 2013

    Posts: 16,050

    Exactly that

    Thanks, I'll try it out.
     
  8. Bear

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 24, 2002

    Posts: 12,110

    Location: Bucks and Edinburgh

    Dont you have to do the kick your foot under the rear bumper thing any more?
     
  9. Basher

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 7,146

    I'm pretty sure that's what he's talking about ...
     
  10. Bear

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 24, 2002

    Posts: 12,110

    Location: Bucks and Edinburgh

    If thats the case then I cant really see how someone washing the car could trigger it. It takes a very definate quick kicking motion on mine, no slow passing foot or waving around will work
     
  11. floatindolphin

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jun 20, 2005

    Posts: 1,968

    Location: Derby

    I was loading my bike into the back of mine when the boot suddenly started closing on me! I must have stepped and put my foot under the bumper!? :D
     
  12. Funky-Melon

    Gangster

    Joined: Jan 26, 2018

    Posts: 365

    Location: Southampton

    To your previous post, buy some ferrite clamps and clamp a few over the power cable to the dashcam. Make sure they're as close to the power source (cigarette lighter etc) as possible.

    It'll suppress the noise coming from that line which will be what was interfering with your radio.
     
  13. batfink

    Gangster

    Joined: Jan 6, 2006

    Posts: 239

    Anyone with any experience as to how long brake pads and discs should last on a C43? Car is in for a software update today and I'm now being told the rear pads and discs are on the limit and need replacing at a cost of £450. Car has only done 16k miles and most of the last 4k (my ownership) have been commuting in heavy traffic at sub 30mph, so no hard braking.

    This is my first AMG but I've never had to replace pads or discs on any of my previous cars (mostly hot hatches), even at 40k+ miles.
     
  14. Journey

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    We've just replaced our pads on the rear after 20k miles from new, not sure why the discs would be suffering at 16k though seems a bit poor.
     
  15. Steedie

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    Yeah that doesn't seem right at all! Pads maybe depending on driving, but discs at 16k seems dodgy
     
  16. batfink

    Gangster

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    My thoughts exactly. They tried the hard sell with "both pads and discs are on the limit" etc etc but I've noticed no brake fade and had no warning lights come up. As said above, I don't drive it hard. If it hadn't been in for a simple software fault today, I would have been none the wiser.

    I've told them I'll get a local indie to check it for me and replace if necessary. A £450 bill is not what I was expecting today.
     
  17. CaptainRAVE

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    Don’t drive it hard :p
     
  18. timmeh

    Mobster

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    Location: Englishman in the USA

    That's standard stealerships for you isn't it?

    We were told that some belts needed changing on my wife's car about 1.5 - 2 years ago, had them looked over by an indy twice in that time and they've said they're still good.
     
  19. Robbo

    Don

    Joined: Jan 2, 2009

    Posts: 52,511

    Any people interested in the new A35 AMG? Looks an interesting addition to the market.

    Wasn't a big fan of the new A Class initially but with the sporty bits on it looks good, and the interior is class leading especially with all of the options.

    Shame the AMG seats have gone from the A45 but they aren't really the most comfortable.

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  20. Lustral

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 6, 2004

    Posts: 1,170

    Location: Southampton, UK

    Count me interested , I’m awaiting for my dealer to get me in for a test drive. I won’t be getting it in Yellow mind. Either denim blue or White.

    I would like it almost max specced but it is looking about £45K before any discounts.