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Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Sedan, Wagon
#37 of 56 Re: E320 noise in steering column [gsdesigner]
Jan 02, 2009 (12:49 pm)
Could you please elaborate on this part of your message of 11/20/08? "Since purchasing it, I have released a brake light switch to get the BAS/ESP light to stop coming on. . . ". Did you replace a brake light switch? My issue is I have "2 malfunctions" on my dash readout which are the ABS and BAS systems with "visit workshop" as advices. ABS seems to be working with a couple of hard braking tries. The "2 malfunctions" came on after replacing battery with I think sits right next to ABS system under passenger side rear seat. Car is 2001 MB E320 Wagon 4matic. 100K miles. Ideas anyone?
#38 of 56 Re: E320 noise in steering column [greasykid1]
Jan 22, 2009 (6:24 am)
If it's a squeaky noise when cold (< 30F) then it could require more power steering fluid, it happened to my E 320
#39 of 56 Buying a E320
Jan 28, 2009 (10:47 pm)
Ok. So I have a 99 A4 Audi and am looking for a good used E320. What years had the least problems? and what else should I be looking for? Any other tips and tricks into buying? Dealer or Private seller? thanks in advance for your help.
#40 of 56 1998 E320 Sedan, Transmission speed select lever.
Mar 14, 2009 (1:26 pm)
I notice that my daughter's mercedes transmission speed range select lever does not travel through the full range of settings. It will not go lower than the D - 4 settng.
I could not move it to the 1, 2, or 3 settings. Has this happened to anyone else?
I think that there are times in bad weather or in mountainous regions when the
slower settings are useful.
Maybe one of my grandchildren has dropped something into the center console that has become an obstruction.
I did take the car to a reputable transmission repair shop and a specialist drove the car for a few miles. He said the car engine and transmission are working fine and that the problem is probably in the center console. Maybe a mechanical blockage.
#41 of 56 Re: E 320 1998 SRS Warning Light [bobsgoodlife]
Apr 14, 2009 (1:04 pm)
Had this experience on my '99 about two years ago. Had to replace the switch in the seat belt, or seat--I don't recall which. I use an independent MZB shop. I think it cost me about $275.
May 31, 2009 (9:54 am)
I had a Mercedes 2004 E320S wagon with 100000 miles on it that caught on fire and burned.The car was maintained by the dealer from day one. The insurance adjuster said it was either a fuel injector or fuel line fire. Is this a problem with this model?
#43 of 56 '00 E320 4Matic Wagon "DEAD"
Jul 14, 2009 (3:39 pm)
My '00 MB won't start!! 3wks ago, the ignition key would not turn...after moving the steering wheel, directional/light levers, etc. it 'clicked', the key turned, engine started...No malfunction lights came on...everything had power...next morning, same problem...I waited til that evening to try again...boosted the battery, called Road Assistance, etc...no luck...waited til my husband came home...started all over & finally after a few hours, they key turned, engine started.
Bought a new battery for the car and for the key. Had a MB mechanic check the car w/ the computer...no malfunction codes appeared.
Last week, same problem. But now, nothing seems to work. And the new battery when checked, shows there are defective positive plates. Will exchange the battery,but...what could this be?? Any thoughts. Can't get to a MB mechanic/dealership any time soon...thanks, ama
#44 of 56 the trunk on 94 e320
Jul 15, 2009 (3:26 pm)
i cant get my trunk open on my 94 mb e320. when i bought it all i had to do is unlock the passengers side door and it would unlock the whole car including the trunk, but not anymore.what do i do. can someone please help me out?
also the key doesnt open the trunk from the key slot on the actual trunk is this normal.? does the key usualy open the trunk ?
#45 of 56 brake light problem
Aug 15, 2009 (3:36 pm)
i own a 97 benz e320 and the brake lights aren't working. the light bulbs are good. the fuse is good. i replaced the brake switch and still the lights won't work. does anyone have any suggestions??????????
#46 of 56 Re: brake light problem [rydinfly]
Aug 19, 2009 (4:39 pm)
Two things, you need a test light or a multimeter to verify 12vdc is getting to the bulb when you press the brake. If it is, keep in mind that the ground must also be intact to complete the circuit. So, could be a broken wire in either the ground or hot, a bad switch, or a corroded connector.