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Forum: Tech Help 02-21-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 516
Posted By Rod
I called the dealer

I called the Mercedes in Lafayette La. to see if they could answer my question about "What's is the low oil mark on the E320 without a dipstick?"

When will the computer tell me the oil is low, 1...
Forum: Tech Help 02-20-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 516
Posted By Rod
1 Qt or 2?

Something has been bothering me for years since we bought the 2003 E320. The fact that it has no dipstick. What if the computer is wrong, or the oil level sensor fails?

Yesterday I changed the oil...
Forum: Tech Help 01-17-2018, 04:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By Rod
Distrust of Dash checking Oil Level

I have a 2003 MB E320 without a dipstick.

the dash check says "Oil Level is OK"

How often are they wrong?

Without changing the oil and measuring the old oil, is there another way to see the...
Forum: Tech Help 10-28-2017, 01:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 723
Posted By Rod
A new thing happened to the dash lite blinking...

A new thing happened to the dash lite blinking that had been OK since I re-replaced the stop light switch.
No blinking for weeks then yesterday the dash lights blinked one time, and this time as the...
Forum: Tech Help 10-02-2017, 06:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 723
Posted By Rod
I may be premature about this but here goes. ...

I may be premature about this but here goes.

Remember I bought a new "Stop light switch" last month from the MB dealer but the lights still blinks at least twice while driving.

Last week I...
Forum: Tech Help 09-24-2017, 07:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 723
Posted By Rod
Returning from Church this morning the dash...

Returning from Church this morning the dash lights, radio and A/C fan cut out 4 times in about 30 seconds.
This time I noticed the speedometer dropped to "0" also during those times.
Even though we...
Forum: Tech Help 09-23-2017, 07:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,327
Posted By Rod
The reason for keeping the Mercedes is for the...

The reason for keeping the Mercedes is for the safety of it because the first two Mercedes saved my wife's life.
The first MB was lost to a driver having a seizure ran a red light and hit her in...
Forum: Tech Help 09-23-2017, 06:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,327
Posted By Rod
This is South Louisiana and right now it's 94 in...

This is South Louisiana and right now it's 94 in the shade by the temp on the screen porch. It's 30 minutes to the Gulf of Mexico.

Do you think I should use octane booster on fill up even with 87...
Forum: Tech Help 09-23-2017, 03:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,327
Posted By Rod
Octane Booster for regular gas?

My wife is on her 3rd Mercedes. The first two were totaled, but not her fault, she walked away safe because it was a Mercedes.

Now she drives a 2003 E320 and since times are getting tough, she...
Forum: Tech Help 09-19-2017, 09:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 723
Posted By Rod
Are you talking about the Fuse and relay box up...

Are you talking about the Fuse and relay box up against the drivers windshield?

I see fuses and relays Should I plug in and out everything in the box?

Thanks
Forum: Tech Help 09-19-2017, 07:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 723
Posted By Rod
today, the same thing happened with the radio and...

today, the same thing happened with the radio and a/c fans but this time a ESP malfunction came up on the dash.

The next time we started the E320 to leave the dash says NO Malfunctions.

When we...
Forum: Tech Help 09-17-2017, 09:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 723
Posted By Rod
2003 E320 Mercedes

2003 E320 Mercedes
Forum: Tech Help 09-13-2017, 10:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 723
Posted By Rod
Dash lights blink still

I replaced the fuel relay and the stop light switch and that fixed the abs, bas, and esp malfunctions.
But every now and then the dash lights blink, the radio dies and the ac fans cut out. It all...
Forum: Tech Help 09-02-2017, 11:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By Rod
Last post about this, I looked up the bill...

Last post about this,

I looked up the bill where the Mercedes dealer replaced the '"Stop light Switch" 15 months ago. it lasted a little over 13,000 miles, but that's not good enough.
I put that...
Forum: Tech Help 09-01-2017, 10:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By Rod
I have a set of Mercedes workshop on CD somewhere...

I have a set of Mercedes workshop on CD somewhere but for the life of me this week I cannot find them so I was fixed online for help.
Forum: Tech Help 09-01-2017, 10:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By Rod
I replaced the brake light switch late tonight...

I replaced the brake light switch late tonight and the error codes are gone and so all is well again.

But there is one thing I wish someone could help ID the K40 relay or module in my 2003 E320. ...
Forum: Tech Help 09-01-2017, 05:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By Rod
This morning I went to the Dealer and picked up a...

This morning I went to the Dealer and picked up a relay in their minds. I described it as the K40 relay on the K40 module.

They said the saw a relay on the K40 module for my 2003 E320 and said...
Forum: Tech Help 08-31-2017, 06:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By Rod
Forgot to say, I replaced the trunk battery for...

Forgot to say, I replaced the trunk battery for two reasons. One it was 5 years old, second, just worried about the voltage to the electrical system may have a bearing on the problem gremlins.
Forum: Tech Help 08-31-2017, 06:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By Rod
Help on K40 relay on 2003 E320

Starting today the ESP,BAS,ABS came on and tonight I've been reading the posts about the problem, and some say replace the K40 relay. The ABS icon is on in yellow in the tach screen. also.

There...
Forum: Tech Help 11-20-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,586
Posted By Rod
I got the cause of the Red Warning light and the...

I got the cause of the Red Warning light and the estimate from the MB dealer.

$1,550.00 total

The dealer found several other items they demmed needed fixing (Duh) but most are minor to me. I...
Forum: Tech Help 11-19-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,586
Posted By Rod
Two hours ago I dropped off the E320 at Moss...

Two hours ago I dropped off the E320 at Moss Mercedes in Lafayette Louisiana.

We expect the worst but hope for the best. The car only has 70K miles and otherwise in great condition.

I'll post...
Forum: Tech Help 11-18-2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,586
Posted By Rod
It was time to replace all 4 brakes sets. The...

It was time to replace all 4 brakes sets. The rotors had just started to rub all three sensors. The hole for the sensor was open on the side of each brake pad, but I don't think the sensor detected...
Forum: Tech Help 11-17-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,586
Posted By Rod
Big RED BRAKE WARNING on Dash

I've got a 2003 E320 and yesterday the dash warning light at the speedo came out in bright red,

BRAKE Stopping distance effected or something like that.

Today I changed all 4 brakes sets, front...
Forum: Tech Help 08-11-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 947
Posted By Rod
So far so good

I'm beliving the problem was the parking brake was not fully OFF since yesterday we drove the MB from Lafayette to Baton Rouge and around town. Probably 250 total without any trouble showing.

If...
Forum: Tech Help 08-04-2013, 06:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 947
Posted By Rod
Forum: Tech Help 08-03-2013, 01:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 947
Posted By Rod
OK so far

So far we have driven the car four times for about 150 miles without any warnings or malfunctions.

My wife says now she thinks she might have not let the parking brake all the way off when she...
Forum: Tech Help 07-31-2013, 07:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 947
Posted By Rod
RedWarning Stop Vehicle

My wife called me in a panic this morning because her 2003 E320 gave her a warning on the dashboard, Stop the Vehicle. Something about the brakes made the MB dangerous to drive.

She had just...
Forum: Tech Help 04-10-2013, 04:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 783
Posted By Rod
I see it!!

Thanks, I finally see it.

I'll pull it out this weekend to see what kind it is and replace it too.

Wow, I'm relieved, it was driving me crazy


thanks for the help
Forum: Tech Help 04-09-2013, 07:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 783
Posted By Rod
Just 1

I was told the 2003 e320 only has the battery in the trunk, and I replaced it.

The box in the engine compartment says, Battery in Trunk... so I didn't open it
Forum: Tech Help 04-07-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 783
Posted By Rod
Simple question about Workshop

My 2003 e320 every month or so when the car sits for a week unused, the dash glows red and says battery failure/visit workshop.

I thought maybe it's more defined details in the computer but I...
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