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  • helenejoyr
    helenejoyr - 1995 Mercedes Benz E320 - Body & Interior - 9/26/2013
    How to turn on high beams on headlamps?
    I can not figure out. No owners manual included with my new purchase of this 1995 model car listed above
    0 answer
  • DanO
    DanO - 2002 Mercedes Benz C240 - Body & Interior - 9/13/2013
    How do I replace the headlamp assembly? The lenses are very clouded and yellow even after wet sanding by dealer.
    your input is appreciated!! Thanks.
    • Jimm
      9/13/2013 Jimm
      Usually, the headlamp assemblies are accessible from underneath the hood - or through the front tire inner fenderwells. You can also replace just the lens portion of the headlamps - these are available separately and not through the delaerships.
      Check the many on-line auto parts sources, such as;,, and - to list only a few sources. For example, they (Rock Auto) list the headlamp assemblies around $88.00 for your vehicle.

  • animci
    animci - 1997 Mercedes Benz SL500 - Body & Interior - 8/29/2013
    Leak passenger side
    floor behind passenger seat is wet. convertible top up all the time.
    • frankiedonnn
      8/29/2013 frankiedonnn
      Hi animci, I would check that the top is sealing properly when closed .I think those convertible tops have an adjustment on the clips and they may need tightening a little.Plus the windows don't always close tightly .I used to work in a car rental but thats some years ago.
  • crscamino
    crscamino - 2003 Mercedes Benz SL500 - Body & Interior - 8/17/2013
    Convertible top not working
    I'm on the process to purchase a 03 MBenz. SL500 but this vehicle has the convertible top that is not working , my mechanic said that the motor is not working(it makes noise but the top does not move) can anybody give an idea what might cost to fix it. thank you
    • Jimm
      8/17/2013 Jimm
      There may be other issues; faulty top switch, faulty wiring / connections - including the top motor itself. Check these websites for the convertible top parts;,,,, - to list only a few. For example, they (Convertible Top Guys) can rebuild the hydraulic motor from around $149.00 for your vehicle.
  • dcmitch02
    dcmitch02 - 1999 Mercedes Benz CL500 - Body & Interior - 8/11/2013
    How do you get radio to work after disconnecting battery for a long period of time?
    the word code appears on display. i have no code.
    • CVO
      8/11/2013 CVO
      Contact the Mercedes Benz Dealer, you will need the proof or your vehicle and they will provide the radio code for a small fee.
  • phillip013
    phillip013 - 2002 Mercedes Benz CL500 - Body & Interior - 8/2/2013
    My a/c would be working fine then shot off completely. No air out on any speed. What could be the problem?
    After a while, it sometimes starts to work again then does the same thing.
    • frankiedonnn
      8/2/2013 frankiedonnn
      It seems that the problem is some where in the blower circuit: Check the fuse circuit breaker blower switch blower resistor look for bad grounds first loose wires.If it goes off and on as the vehicle is moving that could be a sign that a connection is loose and the jerking of the movement is causing it. Shake the black ground wires that are connected to the body and be sure they are tight. Of course if the motor is spinning but still no air then it is the actuators and doors thats the problem.
  • 300c
    300c - 1999 Mercedes Benz CLK320 - Body & Interior - 7/8/2013
    Top wont open
    Hesd rest are up and wont come down
    • Jimm
      7/8/2013 Jimm
      Is the roller blind in position? And is the trunk closed? ie; LED in switch OFF? The "roller blinds" refers to the setup in your trunk that you slide towards you then over to latch up. It protects the top canvas from cargo in the trunk area. There is a microswitch or something that tells when it is latched, and will not let you operate the top otherwise.

      Also, see if the light on the rear headrest switch is blinking...the rear headrests need to be parked in the lowest position for the top-down operation to engage. This should occur automatically, but if not, it could also be your problem.
  • sitra3
    sitra3 - 1991 Mercedes Benz 300SL - Body & Interior - 7/6/2013
    Why do my car leaks hydraulic fluid when i let the top up or down
    it has 94000 miles on it jt just recently started and only happened two times only
    • Jimm
      7/5/2013 Jimm
      Several possibilities; leaking top cylinder, leaking top pressure or return hydraulic hose, leaking top hydraulic motor. As a first step, refill the top fluid reservoir and clean the leaked fluid - to help identify where the leak originates from. The Mercedes model years 1990-1996 have 12 hydraulic cylinders (!) in the top system.

      Check these websites and parts sources for more information and the replacement parts;,, - to list only a few potential sources.
      7/6/2013 sitra3
      where is the top reservoir and the hose that deliver the fluid located and could there be a hose that have became disconnected because the fluid comes out where top connects to the windshield

    • sitra3
      7/6/2013 sitra3
      where is the top reservoir and the hose that deliver the fluid located, and could there be a hose that have become disconnected. because the fluid comes out where the top connects to the windshield where should I look
    • Jimm
      7/6/2013 Jimm
      The hydraulic hose and lift motor is located in the rear of the seats - just in front of the trunk space. You will have to remove one or more interior panels to access the unit and examine the system for leaks.
  • lleeyang
    lleeyang - 1989 Mercedes Benz 560SEC - Body & Interior - 7/4/2013
    The A/C fuse will blow out once turn on the A/C it will work for a few second then stop but the compressor still on just
    Have 148000miles this just happen recently that when turn on the A/C it will work then the fan will stop but can hear the compressor still working.
  • ralphspours
    ralphspours - 1982 Mercedes Benz 380SL - Body & Interior - 6/25/2013
    The release latch for the soft top will only release on one side. How can I release the other side?
    The Latch nearest the operating handle will release but the linkage has separated and will not release the other latch
    0 answer
  • matthewjackson
    matthewjackson - 1997 Mercedes Benz SL500 - Body & Interior - 6/15/2013
    HVAC. system not working properly, just started acting up in the last couple of miles.
    The center dash vents quit blowing and only the outer vents and windshield defroster vents blow at full blast no matter what the setting. Behind the engines I found what I believe to be the HVAC vacuum tubes were there is a small blue diaphragm I'm wondering if is ...
    • HouseCallAuto
      6/15/2013 HouseCallAuto
      There is no way to diagnose this without the use of a scanner that can display live data and fault codes from the HVAC electronics. Very often a MB will lose the cold air and the led on the ac turn on button will remain illuminated at all times which indicates a problem already. Sometimes just erasing HVAC codes can get the system working normal again (for a short time) and sometimes not. There are so many sensors and components that the odds of you being able to decide what you should replace and then be correct is slim to none. You will throw parts at it and will not likely be successful. There are calibrations and software changes as well. I am a big proponent of the DIY trade but this one, IMHO, skip it. Bring to MB experienced tech.
  • vladtrav
    vladtrav - 2012 Mercedes Benz GLK350 - Body & Interior - 6/8/2013
    Do you have a standard front greele for GLK 2012-2013 (new GLK)?
    • Jimm
      6/8/2013 Jimm
      There are no auto parts sold directly from AutoMD. Check the many on-line auto parts sources, such as; www.autopartswarehouse,, or for the replacement parts.
  • raymond.bonilla
    raymond.bonilla - 2002 Mercedes Benz CLK320 - Body & Interior - 6/3/2013
    Left turn signal flash on its own without activating left turn switch
    Turn signal lever is in neutral position but left turn signal still flashes. I live in florida and this seems to happen when the car has been sitting for a few days.
    • Jimm
      6/3/2013 Jimm
      Several possibilities; faulty turn signal lever or switch, faulty turn signal flasher, faulty turn signal relay. I'd bet the issue is with the turn signal switch itself - due to the fact the problem is only on the left side signal.

      Check the many on-line auto parts sources, such as; www.autopartswarehouse,, or for the replacement parts. For example (they) RockAuto list the turn signal switch (Beck/Arnley part # 2011969) from around $62.00 for your vehicle.
      6/4/2013 raymond.bonilla
      Thanks Jimm for the reply
  • phildmom
    • Jimm
      6/1/2013 Jimm
      Check the many on-line auto parts sources, such as; www.autopartswarehouse, or for the replacement parts. For example, they (RockAuto) list the replacement antenna from around $10.75 for your vehicle.
  • roylee
    roylee - 2000 Mercedes Benz E320 - Body & Interior - 5/24/2013
    I changed the car battery.. Power windows do not operate normally.
    • sergio.simetrica
      5/24/2013 sergio.simetrica
      if you changed the battery you have to reset the windows and the sun roof, this is done by holding down the control of each glass up and down until you reach the end of its travel and keep well for about 2 to 3 seconds, up or down. With the sun roof also have to do the same, take it to the end of its stroke by pressing and releasing the control, once it reaches the end of its run, maintain control down for 2 or 3 seconds-clockwi, or closing and opening the sun roof