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MB M-Class Owners: Care & Maintenance

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  • OK I wasn't paying attention......as I was leaving work today I backed my '02 ML-500 right into the rear bumper of a raised F250 crew cap. Ouch, but the only damage to my car was a broken rear right tail light. I've aleady ordered a new one from www.partstrain.com, but can anyone shed some light on how to remove the old one. When you open the rear hatch there are two plastic screws which I took off, but the tail light doesn't budge. What else is holding it on ? Do you have to remove the rear bumber skin? Any advice or information would be greatly appreciated.
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    Thanks, Joe
  • This is my first time on this site. Hopefully, someone out there can help me. I have a 2004 ML500 with 18,000 miles and Mercedes-Benz Manhattan is stating that I must replace the brake pads and rotors for $1,300.00. It seems rather early in the life of the vehicle to be performining such an extensive repair. Any thoughts? Thanks.
  • greetings folks,
    has anyone had the pleasure of using or buying extended warranty from continental warranty. my '01 ml 320 has over 77,000 miles on it and they are willing to provide a rather extensive warranty on it for $2598.00. is this a good deal.

    please let me know
  • JUST BOUGHT A ML 32O 2002 WITH 51,000 MILES ON IT. IS THE 2002 MODEL BETTER THAN PREVIOUS YEARS? OR DOES IT HAVE JUST AS MANY PROBLEMS?
  • Is it okay to buy a remanufactured mass airflow sensor for my 2000 ML320? Autozone has them for $180, the dealer sells them for 330 new and ebay has some for as low as $100. Is there really a difference between new, rebuilt or aftermarket sensors?
    Thanks
  • Forget the OEM brakes. You do not want the dreaded black dust, poor performance and poor wear of those brakes. Check on line for EBC Green stuff 7000 series pads and aftermarket cross drilled rotors. I got mine from R1 Concepts. Better wear, no dust, far better braking at less than half the cost of Mercedes. I got lazy and had the local Midas shop install them. They are impressed and this shop is now carrying them for ML brake jobs. My out of pocket was $580 for everything
  • did you ever find an answer, a couple of guys from the dealership said that they had to do it.
    let me know
  • jimm43jimm43 Posts: 1
    I have a 1998 ML 320 I have a problem turn signal on my Mercedes. I found a new switch but need to know what is required to replace it. What does it take to get the steering wheel off?

    Thanks,

    Jim Marshall
  • I need new tires for my 1999 ML320. The dealer has always told me to stick with General(came with the car when new) or Dunlop. Has anyone had any experience with another tire brand?

    Thanks.
  • lovemyclklovemyclk Posts: 351
    Put Toyo Proxes on my wife's 2002 ML320. About 4K miles into them so far and ride, noise and all-weather grip is great. Good performance for the dollar.
  • newc230newc230 Posts: 7
    I have ML320 2002. The cd player is not working. How can I find what is wrong with it. I get the message NO Changer.thanks in advance for help.
  • My 15K mile 2002 ML 500 warranty is about to expire. Have not even had my imitial B Service. As the truck was imported from Canada, no xtend policy is available from Mercedes U.S. or Canada. My local dealer offers a '5 Star Program' from GE Auto Warranty Services, and I see many offers on the web for 'Vehicle Warranty 60% off'. Anyone with experience concerning this dilemma or suggestion please reply.
    many thanks~~~Metro
  • lorryfanlorryfan Posts: 76
    metropico -

    One of the best extended warranty companies is warranty direct. Check them out at http://www.warrantydirect.com

    They have a decent track record with the BBB as well....Hope this helps!

    Also be sure to ask your dealer about the MB Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) program. It covers 12-24months or 100K miles whichever one comes first at no additional cost to you. This EW kicks in after the initial 4yr/50K mile warranty expires. See MB's website for details.
  • metropicometropico Posts: 5
    Thank you. I will check with my dealer this week and post results.
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 40,010
    You may want to check out these discussions too:

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  • metropicometropico Posts: 5
    Decided to buy Service Contract from Warranty Direct. Was endorsed by a neighbor who had excellent results with a 4 year policy on his Mercedes. I also checked with my Service Manager who said he has had no problem with this company. Thank you for your input.
  • sgt_k1sgt_k1 Posts: 14
    Hello, can sommeone tell me where is the Drainage tray for the mercedes benz ml500 located at. whenever it rain my suv get wet inside. Some one told me that ML500 2002 has a drainage tray. Can some one please help me on this.
  • lorryfanlorryfan Posts: 76
    No problem metropico - your welcome!

    Am glad I was able to help.....enjoy the EW peace of mind.
  • We just changed battery on ML320, I asked Dealer if it could be done by non-dealer and was told it could be done, but the system would have to be re-set (eg radio, windows etc, would not work) they proceeded to tell me that I could do the roadside assistance thing that would be only for the price of the battery. After many additional questions, was told that you could change it but you would need to keep power going, you can get something from auto zone or so to plug into the lighter. Anyway decided to do it ourselves,bought battery from Dealer, for abt $109, with installation abt $200+. Trick is to leave the car running when you take out the battery, so it does not lose power, (Be careful). Don't know if thats the problem you are having or because batt is not from Dealer.
    Hope this helps
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