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Old 11-01-2004, 04:32 PM
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What is a Service CD? Where to Get?

Over the last couple months as I browsed this forum I saw numerous references to a service CD and my curiosity is piqued. Exactly what is this CD? Is it a factory authorized service manual on CD? Or is it produced by a third party? How valuable is it (if at all)? Does it cover in-depth troubleshooting such as fuel injection and climate control, or just basic remove/reinstall procedures? How does it differ from Haynes/Chilton? Finally, how/where do I get one, and how much does it cost?

I tried using the search function with "CD," "service CD," etc. but keep getting no matches.

Thanks in advance!

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Old 11-01-2004, 04:42 PM
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The CD is the electronic version of the soft bound paper Chassis Maintenance and Service Manual. The pages were converted to Adobe PDF format and accessed through a menu system. Most contain the engine and chassis sections, but lack the climate control, transmission or electrical system manuals.
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Old 11-01-2004, 04:46 PM
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New they go for about $150.00 new. http://catalog.peachparts.com/getspecials.epc?cookieID=1CL0O6GWD1DA10BHTV&clientid=mercedesshop&clientid=mercedesshop
They are some what difficult to navigate but very in depth. There are troubleshooting sections scattered about, electrical schematics...- (no transmission data though)

for your 91 300E their may be one for sale on the forum http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/showthread.php?t=105655

I have heard of pirated copies available on E-bay

Is it worth it. I think so.

P.S. The second CD (set of 2) has electric, climate control & engine manuals
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Old 11-02-2004, 09:12 AM
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go to www.manualsunlimited.com. $23.95 plus shipping. nicely done cds.

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