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Mercedes-Benz E-Class: Accessories & Modifications

susan67susan67 Posts: 2
edited March 20 in Mercedes-Benz
We just purchased a 1997 E320 last week and have been trying to program our Genie intelicode garage door opener to the car's remote. After calling Genie, they faxed us with directions that did not work on our car. They told us that if the car was an early 1997 model, it may not work. Has anyone encountered this problem or have any advice as to how we can program it into our car. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
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  • tonyman21tonyman21 Posts: 1
    Hi Susan, just try this regardless of what the instructions say.

    1. Push the "training button" located under a little door on the opener itself (the unit that is hung from your garage ceiling). A light may come on when you push the button.

    2. Then push the hand-held garage door opener button that makes the door go up and down while you are holding the hand-held opener 2-3 inches from the button you are "training" in the car.

    3. Hold both buttons (on garage door opener and in car) until the light on the visor (or rear view mirror, depending on the model) starts to blink quickly. That should do it. Try a couple of times if it does not work the first time.

    Good luck,

    Tony
  • I own a 2001 E430 4Matic. It came with 17" stock aluminum 5 slot wheels and Pirelli P7000 SuperSport P235/45/17 94W M+S tires.

    I would like to put larger chrome wheels and tires on this vehicle. My idea was to use the stock wheels and tires for the winter and the new ones for the summer.

    What is the largest wheel and tire combination I can use?

    Who has already done this?

    My concern is that I do not want to get incorrect readings from my speedometer/odometer/on-board navigation...

    Thanks for any input!

    Chris
  • i would go to 18 inch max since anything bigger than that is very expensive. try the tirerack.com people. they are great and have sample pic of your car with the big wheels on it.
  • rxkerxke Posts: 149
    Hi

    I just went to replace my wiper blades for the first time for my E320 (2002). The blades did not really last that long(6 months) with not much use. Does anyone have any suggestions for replacing them with something other than the normal replacement wiper blade. Something that might last a little longer?

    Thanks for any suggestions.

    RXKE
  • microrepairmicrorepair Posts: 505
    Not sure they last any longer, but I switched to a standard 24" blade a year or two ago and they work just fine. You won't even notice the 1" less coverage. The good news is the blade refills are available at any auto store for less than half the MB price.. You will have to initally buy the entire blade assembly, usually around $7-8 dollars; then it's just the refills from then on..
  • The factory Phone was analogue that year and has since been rendered obsolete, Is there an aftermarket digital phone that can be adapted to the original setup. What did all the original owners do when the cell phone companies went digital. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  • beepabeepa Posts: 12
    I'm in the same boat sculptordean. I'm not sure but I think MB has a new phone that will retro fit. Motorola V60 or something like that. Check it out!
  • jimc14jimc14 Posts: 10
    We would like to install a cd changer in our '01 E430 trunk. Anybody know what model changer and bracket we need? Thanks
  • Hi
    Does anybody know of a "trading post" where I can share and obtain different COMAND CD cuts? I have successfully burnt a copy of my COMAND CD and use the copy in case I lose the original. I'm interested in obtaining (a) a newer version for my region as well as (b) other regions.
    Thanks.
  • I have just bought a new (2004) E320, and it didnt have an incar phone. I want to put on in, but I am interested in a dealer installed MB phone. Has anyone had any good experience with installed systems other than MB. I use a Motorola V60 phone.

    Thanks
  • I use a V 60 & just took delivery of an 04 E 500. I ordered the V 60 from the factory (but the dealer can put it in too) The actual Cellular carrier must be specified so you get the right phone to work with your current carrier. Mine is Verizon & I changed my plan to a family share plan & got a second number for the car. Verizon charges 20 bucks a month & it doesnt matter which phone uses the total number of my plan's monthly minutes. I did this because the MB phone is too expensive to walk around with it clipped to my belt to lose or damage. It is an extremely well integrated phone/car/dashboard combo.
    Bite the bullet & do it once, the right way. get the phone from the MB dealer.
  • frjoefrjoe Posts: 2
    I have a 99 E320. I've a CD changer I want to install in it. Does anybody know where I can get the bracket to hold it in its place in the trunk? The dealer seems not to know.
  • I recently purchased a 2003 E320 and am interested in replacing the stock 225/55 R 16 "H" tires with either a 17" or 18" tire. I am also looking to replace the stock Mercedes 16" rims w/17" or 18" AMG rims.

    Has anyone else upgraded the wheels and rims on their 2003 E320???
  • I would not recommend waisting money on getting a one or two inch bigger rim unless you drive in the snow all the time.
    If your going to spend money, spend a few extra and get at least 19" wheels.
    I have 19" wheel and it's lowered a little.
    It looks amazing and the ride quality is not that bad.
  • I have a E320 that's lowered with 19" Brabus and 265/30/19 Nitto's on the back and 235/30/19 on the front.

    Looks great, handles great and still rides fairly well considering the setup.
  • crtcrt Posts: 2
    I recently purchased a 1999 E320 wagon the radio reception is terrible and it does not have a CD player. Instead of paying the $500 for the 6 disc player that goes in the rear side panel. I am thinking of installing a Blitzsafe auxiliary input converter which would allow me to play an Ipod or Shuffle using the existing CD player controls on the MB radio. I would like to hear from anybody who has already installed one. I would particularly like to know if the controls work reasonably well and if there is a good way to get the Ipod connection into the center console.

    Thanks,
  • Contemplating the 19" wheels as well. Should I go with the 19x8.5 or 19x10?
  • krupiekrupie Posts: 1
    I have a 2001 Mercedes with horrible radio sound quality. The CD sounds great, but with the radio I have intermittent problems with the quality, or tone, of the music going bad. Sometimes the right speakers turn off completely, then the sound returns to perfect. They replaced the radio, the amplifier and they say they have checked all of the wiring. Next they want to replace the antenna amplifier. Any similar problems, or suggestions?
  • lcheulcheu Posts: 4
    I purchased a 2001 E 320 & it appears that the car already has the factory/dealer installed phone system. There is the cradle in the center arm rest. What phones will work in that cradle? Do I need to get a specially-equipped phone to work with the MB-system?

    Thanks
  • Are you talking about AM or FM reception? The AM reception in the E-class has been pitiful for many years now and cannot be improved. If you are talking FM, keep pressuring the dealer. I've had a '96 and an '01 and both FM radios have been superb. :cry:
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