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Forum: Tech Help 03-13-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 691
Posted By Ron Johnstone
Unfortunately my lovely SL is parked in the...

Unfortunately my lovely SL is parked in the driveway with a cover over it as my garage is utterly full of tools. That makes it difficult to keep a maintainer installed and powered so I have to rely...
Forum: Tech Help 03-12-2018, 02:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 691
Posted By Ron Johnstone
Exactly the good advice I needed. Many thanks!

Exactly the good advice I needed. Many thanks!
Forum: Tech Help 03-11-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 691
Posted By Ron Johnstone
WHICH battery should I charge?

I don't drive my 2007 SL550 very frequently, especially in wet weather. When we get nice dry weather I frequently cannot lower the hard convertible top until I drive it for a few miles to charge the...
Forum: SL Forum 01-03-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,116
Posted By Ron Johnstone
I had the 560SL advertised on Craig's List. A...

I had the 560SL advertised on Craig's List. A semi-local guy is running a retirement business buying SL's and old Porsche's for sale in Germany. He showed up with a trailer (which he parked out of...
Forum: Tech Help 01-02-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 382
Posted By Ron Johnstone
Just received the new one, see my reply below.

Just received the new one, see my reply below.
Forum: Tech Help 01-02-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 382
Posted By Ron Johnstone
I finally received the new key from the dealer...

I finally received the new key from the dealer that ordered it for me. The packaging states that the key originated from Stuttgart, Germany but was shipped to the local dealer from MBZ in Grapevine,...
Forum: Tech Help 12-31-2017, 01:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 354
Posted By Ron Johnstone
Update: The changer now seems to be working...

Update: The changer now seems to be working reliably. I imagine that the silicone coating I put on the sliding surface of each tray has been transferred to its mating surface on the actual changer...
Forum: Tech Help 12-28-2017, 04:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 382
Posted By Ron Johnstone
NEW Smart Key Programming

I have a brand new, MBZ factory "Additional" key that was dealer ordered for my 06 E350 Wagon. The dealer did not have access to the car when the new key came from MBZ. I was told that it had to be...
Forum: SL Forum 12-26-2017, 07:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,116
Posted By Ron Johnstone
Talking Sold my 560SL to Germany

I just sold my 86 560SL and was surprised to learn that it was going to be exported to Germany for final resale. The guy that bought it told me that they were very scarce in Europe and Germans were...
Forum: Tech Help 12-26-2017, 03:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 354
Posted By Ron Johnstone
CD Changer - "Device Unavailable"

On my "new" 2007 SL550 (only 13000 miles on it) I have frequent trouble using the CD Changer as it thinks the cassette isn't in place. I pulled the cassette and examined each tray, removed any rough...
Forum: Tech Help 06-21-2017, 12:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 384
Posted By Ron Johnstone
Which FLEECE oil filter?

Oil change is coming up for my 2006 E350. I've wasted lots of time researching oil and filters.
An interesting point is that AMG is apparently more picky about oil that MBZ is. AMG, at least in...
Forum: Tech Help 05-07-2017, 02:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 204
Posted By Ron Johnstone
PLASTIC BODY PANELS - WHAT TYPE USED?

On my white 2006 E350 Wagon, between the wheel wells, the frame under the doors is hidden by a long, molded strip of white plastic. Rocker panel cover. Somehow a fist size piece has been punched...
Forum: Tech Help 03-18-2017, 05:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 300
Posted By Ron Johnstone
Advice: Which part number version to buy?

In browsing by part number you will frequently find that newer versions of your automobile carry a slightly different number for the same part. For example, my 06 E350 shift module has an original...
Forum: Tech Help 03-12-2017, 07:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 398
Posted By Ron Johnstone
Oil for 50:1 dilution in lawn equipment

This is obviously not for use in a Mercedes but perhaps one of the members would know the answer.

I have a Husqvarna string trimmer that requires adding oil to the gas in a 50:1 ratio and while...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion - Politics and Religion 03-12-2017, 06:46 PM
Replies: 481
Views: 7,273
Posted By Ron Johnstone
Trump and his followers have come up with a...

Trump and his followers have come up with a really nasty way to save Social Security with this "health care" scheme.
By essentially removing health care insurance from those aged 50 to 67, many will...
Forum: Tech Help 02-13-2017, 01:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 579
Posted By Ron Johnstone
It certainly appears that a proper calibration is...

It certainly appears that a proper calibration is decidedly not fun to do but it is probably possible to unplug the weight sensors entirely and feed the circuit with whatever - resistance or voltage...
Forum: Tech Help 02-12-2017, 07:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 579
Posted By Ron Johnstone
Hi Dux, thanks for your kind reply but I was...

Hi Dux, thanks for your kind reply but I was afraid of that. I take it then that the emulator isn't able to fool the onboard computer and get that cursed light off.

There really ought to be a...
Forum: Tech Help 02-12-2017, 05:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 579
Posted By Ron Johnstone
SRS Reset, 2006 W211 E350

I have a SRS light for my passenger seat that I cannot reset. The car is a W211, E350 made in 2005 but registered as a 2006??

I purchased an "Ecutool" Type 2 Seat Occupation Sensor Emulator for...
Forum: Tech Help 01-25-2017, 12:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 436
Posted By Ron Johnstone
High Cost of SmartKeys for Mercedes

I searched "Manufacturers, Suppliers, Exporters & Importers from the world's largest online B2B marketplace-Alibaba.com" and they have suppliers that will bulk sell blank Mercedes smartkeys for very...
Forum: Tech Help 01-23-2017, 08:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,255
Posted By Ron Johnstone
I was just on Manufacturers, Suppliers, Exporters...

I was just on Manufacturers, Suppliers, Exporters & Importers from the world's largest online B2B marketplace-Alibaba.com (http://www.alibaba.com) and they will bulk sell Mercedes smartkeys for very...
Forum: Tech Help 11-21-2016, 06:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 350
Posted By Ron Johnstone
w211 P2006 Code

My 2006 W211 E-350 Wagon is running fine and just passed smog but I found a P2006 code stored that will not stay cleared. It states "Tumble Flap Intake Manifold, open circuit of sensor lines, Tumble...
Forum: Tech Help 10-31-2016, 06:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 230
Posted By Ron Johnstone
W211 E-350 Trunk Fuse Panel Location

I now have a 2006 E350 Wagon. The manual mentions fuses under the hood, and at the Left end of the dashboard. No problem finding them.

There are also supposed to be fuses in the Left side of...
Forum: General Information 10-31-2016, 06:15 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 201,335
Posted By Ron Johnstone
Oh, I wish I had got that much. Cal will only...

Oh, I wish I had got that much. Cal will only give money if the car actually passed smog and PicNPull gives a monumental $56 for a car. It was towed away wearing 4 new tires. I have all the new...
Forum: Tech Help 10-24-2016, 07:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 387
Posted By Ron Johnstone
Dmitry, you are indeed a nice guy for posting...

Dmitry, you are indeed a nice guy for posting this! Just what i need, although I was hoping for a software fix.:) Thanks very much!

Do you happen to know the location of the fuse that handles...
Forum: General Information 10-22-2016, 01:52 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 201,335
Posted By Ron Johnstone
My 94 E320 failed smog so I replaced the plugs. ...

My 94 E320 failed smog so I replaced the plugs. It ran just fine. Took it to the smog check place and apparently the wire to the coil sagged and internally shorted so it was now a "Gross Polluter"....
Forum: Tech Help 10-22-2016, 01:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 387
Posted By Ron Johnstone
06 E350 will NOT go into Sport Mode

I just bought a 2006 E350 W211 wagon that is a very nice car but it will absolutely not shift from "Comfort" to "Sport" mode. I have tried it in Park, Neutral and Drive, moving and stationary - all...
Forum: SL Forum 08-17-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 646
Posted By Ron Johnstone
Thanks!

Thank you Gentlemen!!

The wiring diagram with color codes seems to be exactly what I need. Tomorrow, assuming our heat wave is over, I'll tackle it again and report my findings. Wish me luck!
Forum: SL Forum 08-17-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 646
Posted By Ron Johnstone
Clicking is normal, it just isn't getting power...

Clicking is normal, it just isn't getting power to the bulbs. Don't think I have a short, more like a break somewhere.

There has to be some logic to the wiring design and it is impossible to...
Forum: SL Forum 08-16-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 646
Posted By Ron Johnstone
I've replaced the flasher which is behind the...

I've replaced the flasher which is behind the instrument panel accessed by removing the LF speaker. It seems to work properly as I can hear it clicking as it should.

The turn signal switch works...
Forum: SL Forum 08-16-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 646
Posted By Ron Johnstone
86 560SL Turn Signal Wiring

My turn signals are driving me slightly mad. The RF went out, now all are out including the emergency 4 way. Emergency switch and flasher replaced and I can hear it clicking. Fuses are good. I...
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