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Old 08-07-2013, 09:01 AM
shertex shertex is offline
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Absurd Cruise Control Comment

This is from a well-known parts supplier (hint: in same state as the Grand Canyon)....In the notes for the rebuilt cruise control amp for a 93 300D, it says:

Programa (OE Rebuilt)
Cruise Control Amplifier; Updated Amplifier Unit
This unit is the Mercedes replacement unit for numerous older versions. Will require appropriate Mercedes coding part for proper function and may require slight wiring modification on some models per Mercedes TSB. Most failures are found in the coding part not the amplifier, we cannot accept amplifier return for warranty without corresponding proof of purchase of new coding part from Mercedes. 1 per car. [emphasis added]

That's ridiculous. Neither GDL nor our own James Dean has ever found an amp gone bad because of the coding part.
06 E320 CDI "Benson", Platinum Blue, 180k mi, Stage 1 tune
06 E320 CDI "Rutherford", Black, 151k mi, Stage 1 tune
91 300D "Otis", Smoke Silver, 132k mi

19 Honda CR-V EX 10k mi
Thirteen other MB's owned and sold
1961 Very Tolerant Wife

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