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Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#569 of 886 Beep when locking
Jun 19, 2006 (9:15 pm)
I pick up my 2005 C240 4Matic on Wednesday. I'm really excited, I just have one question for everyone out there. i noticed when I test drove the 2006 models some of them made a beeping noise when you locked and unlock the car, and some did not. I asked the sales person if they could do that to my 2005 before I take delivery and he thinks that they can just plug in a computer and set it to do that. Does anyone know about this. Another dealership I called said that this is possible on any post 2000 Mercedes-Benz. I think its pretty dumb that Mercedes makes only the dealer capable of programming this sound. On most cars its in the settings menu.
#570 of 886 Outside temp reading
Jun 22, 2006 (4:36 am)
My CLK 200 2001 outside temperature gauge shows only half the digits. When I went to the garage the informed me it would require a complete new electronic console/computer etc. approx 500 euros. However, when i loaded the rear with suit cases, until everything was squashed tightly. It worked again. This is a fluke I though but no. The next day I loaded it again. Sure enough it worked. Does anyone know what relationship the rear electronics have with a outside meter on the front to the drivers console?
#571 of 886 Re: 2001 MBZ C320 ELECTRIC PROBLEMS [tmuller2]
Jun 22, 2006 (12:39 pm)
Thank you for letting me know that this is such a common problem. I have the same car '01 C320 with the same problems. In fact, I just replaced the battery yesterday after having roadside come out and jump my battery over and over again. In December of last year, the dealership claimed that a faulty seat control module was the cause of the amp draw on the battery. I had it replaced according to their recommendation and of course that doesn't seem to have been the issue b/c I'm still having this same problem. The car is telling me to check the right side marker lamp. My question is, will changing the lamp temporarily fix this problem then?
#572 of 886 Re: 2001 MBZ C320 ELECTRIC PROBLEMS [bbdc]
Jun 26, 2006 (2:44 am)
Thanks for getting back to me. I'm not sure if changing the lamp will fix the problem. the computer on the car doesn't recognize the problem. I don't plan visiting the garage as they seem to be fitters rather than mechanics. However, I may just ask an electrical engineer to check the power from the battery to the clock.
#573 of 886 anyone can tell me whether 2003 MB C230 sport coupe have electric problems?
Jun 28, 2006 (9:58 am)
hey all, i am thinking buying a MB C230 sport coupe, however the warrantary will expire in Mar.2007. current mileage: 50K km. is this model relatively reliable, or does it have troublesome electric problems often?
I am in toronto Canada, and the price of this car is not cheap at all: CAN$22000! if i have to buy extend warrantary to cover those electric problems, i just feel it may be not a good buy...
appreciated any advice you could have!
confused MB buyer
#574 of 886 Re: Brake Squeaks [grandadchu]
Jun 28, 2006 (9:28 pm)
I have a follow up on this posting.
I took the car to the dealer and they inspected the brake pads. The service manager said the brake pads are fine, and the dust I saw on the wheel rim is brake pad dust. Squeals on disc brakes when applied is normal especially because we drive carefully and do not brake hard often enough that the brake did not get hot enough to burn off the surface coating (or something like that?). In order to reduce or remove the squeal noise, I can try drive with brake on for a couple of blocks at slow speed to burn off the surface of the brakes. I guess i have to take the service manager's words for it and as long as the brake pad and rotors are OK, I can perhaps roll up the window and I won't hear the brake squeals.I mean, the car is under warranty, so I don't see any reason why the dealer won't jump into replacing stuffs and getting paid for doing it, right? By the way, I noticed there are a lot of gripes of C-class in this forum. but I guess I am lucky because, (knock on wodd), my 2003 C-240 4matic drove beautifully in snow and off, and had no mechanical or electrical problem until the brake squeals recently and one rear brake light bulb burnt out at 39K miles. The dealer replaced the bulb free promptly with a free car wash. I am happy with my MB--so far!!!!
#575 of 886 Re: Audio dead then alive . . . [bostonjake]
Jun 30, 2006 (2:35 am)
I'm having the same problem on my 05 c230 as well. I have the harmon kardon upgrade and my speakers go out anywhere between 1 to 2 days. The dealer can find what's wrong with it either. I'm also having trouble with the airbag light that has come on 3 times. Each time they fix it, it only stays out for about a week and then comes back on. Mercedes service leaves you wishing for something better. I have a lot of other electrical related issues...like windows going up and down...my outdoor thermometer gives insane readings and bulbs appearing to be burnt out and working later on in the day. It seems as if electronics work only when they want to... My friend has the same car and his only has the radio messing up like mine...he has the harmon kardon?? is it only with the upgraded audio??
#576 of 886 Re: Window inoperable on 1995 c220 [tornadano]
Jul 07, 2006 (10:39 am)
The main switch pack usually fails. Simple 5 minute replacement of the pack should fix it.
#577 of 886 Re: Brake Squeaks [grandadchu]
Jul 07, 2006 (10:45 am)
MB brake squeel is a "normal operating condition", the brake pad material used will cause squeeks & squeels. The brake dust on the front wheels is normal, just have to keep them washed.
Average life on MB pads is anywhere from 15-20k, rotors are usually shot by 30k. If these are orignal at 39k, you are very lucky.
#578 of 886 Re: Beep when locking [prl]
Jul 07, 2006 (10:47 am)
You can turn the chirp feature on or off yourself, just read the owners manual, it will walk you thru the steps.