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#545 of 2088 1995 S600 Coupe
Apr 29, 2001 (3:21 pm)
I need some help. I've never owned a Benz and I'm considering one on Ebay. There's a '95 black S600 coupe with 63500 miles on it. Is there anything I should know about this model or model year or anything that would help me decide. It looks great in the pictures but I've never even driven one of these cars. They sound incredible from all the literature I've seen. Thanks alot! Dan
#546 of 2088 SOS Workshop
May 01, 2001 (3:29 pm)
Got above message before starting my S500 over the weekend.
If you're lucky to get it. You'll have to go to your Benz dealer to get new COMAND software. Which took me over 2 hours.....
May 01, 2001 (4:04 pm)
#548 of 2088 MB chat tonight!
May 01, 2001 (4:09 pm)
Just a reminder that the MB chat is on tonight (6-7pm Pacific/9-10 pm Eastern). Hope to see you there!
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#549 of 2088 SOS Workshop
May 01, 2001 (7:33 pm)
Paul, could you elaborate more about your "SOS Workshop" instance? What is the mileage? Circumstance under which it occurred? And, also, how does the updated command software differ?
May 02, 2001 (6:45 am)
Yes, I'd like to know to a bit more, too. I'm supposed to pick up my new car Friday AM and would love to know if this is simply a matter of loading a new CD ROM and upgrading the software..or is it perhaps more complicated if it took you two hours to accomplish the task?
#551 of 2088 SOS Workshop
May 02, 2001 (7:21 pm)
On newer models, the software should be pre-loaded. You need not worry.
My 2001 S500 has 2600 miles and I picked it up last 9/28. The message just popped up last Sunday when I started up the car. Instead of whatever display you'd set on the instrument panel, you'd get a message "SOS Workshop" instead.
I phoned the Tele-Aid guys right from the car and they told me to get my COMAND software upgraded.
The upgrade is some sort of EPROM burn-in with a portable device. I did not witness the process. It told 2+ hours because the 1st fellow doing it was unsuccessful in 5 tries. The next guy did it on his 1st try. So, try to get a competent technician and you can have it done in 15 minutes!
May 02, 2001 (9:50 pm)
But 2600 miles in seven months?! I do that in one-and-a-half! What did you do? Put it away for the winter?
May 03, 2001 (5:25 pm)
I really don't have many opps to drive the car. Since I now work out of my home. So the S sits inside the garage pretty much all the time.
I am planning to drive it to Florida or California this or next year.
#554 of 2088 SOS Workshop
May 04, 2001 (7:38 am)
I have a 2001 S430 that I brought in March. Should I be worried about the SOS Workshop? What models and/or year are they updating? Any information would be greatly appreciated.