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Old 10-06-2009, 08:31 AM
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m-b star diagnostics ....advice

I'm tring to read and reset any error codes in my sl320 softtop controller, I undrstand that post 95 vehicles need the m-b star diagnostic unit to do this and pre 96 vehicles can be done with a switch and an led..

mine is 96 so in theory needs the mb star unit, however, i spoke to someone who told me, the later cars can still be read with the led hack as the 16way connector is still located in the engine bay

before i burn anything out...can anyone confirm this?


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Old 09-12-2014, 03:02 AM
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Hi, malty123

These "clone" systems are easily available on sites like eBay and also from hundreds of vendors. As with any Chinese copy of anything,

quality varies and quite often -- but not always -- one gets what they pay for. The recent reduction in price of the MB STAR C3 systems has made even

relatively good quality systems very very affordable for the DIY mechanic and/or MB enthusiast -- providing them with the same diagnostic power as the

dealership mechanic (but not the same level of training and knowledge). Typical options that are available with MB STAR C3 systems available on the

Internet include: an array of cables; a multiplexer; a hard drive containing the MB STAR software package; and instructions on how to set up the system.

The software typically includes: MB Xentry, WIS, EPC, STAR Utilities; EWA net; Star Browser; Star Finder; and a recent MB parts price list (which goes

out of date quickly). Quite a number of vendors also provide Internet support, including the ability to remotely control systems over the Internet (with the

user's permission, of course) to diagnose installation and software problems.

I suggest that you need to find a dealer to help you, generally, dealers will provide technical support. If he can't solve your problem. You can choose to go to this website, looking for experts to help. They have professional obd technical customer service to answer your questions.

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