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thamo81
Posted on: 2010/8/16 0:40
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Joined: 2010/7/14
From: Shah Alam & Zambia
Posts: 208
Benz Model: E250 CGI-W212B
Message:
Need advice on W210 E200
Hi,

I've bought my first Benz E200 W210 (1999) last week. I'm happy and convinced that Mercedes is superb, solid & heavy. Now I understand why people opt for higher cc when buying Benz. Anyway 2000 cc is good enough for beginner like me.

I need some advice from member here on few items:

1. Radio: My car comes with the original radio cassette player with CD changer. I can ON my radio without on the car, i mean without inserting the key. Is still normal setting for the car? As I know, the radio can only ON when the car is on standby or on to prevent battery draining. Can we modify the changer lens to read MP3?

2. Speakers: I noticed there are 8 speakers, 2 on dashboard, 4 on the doors and 2 on the rear. What is the size of these speakers?

3. Rear View Mirror: My mirror is the auto anti dazzle type. I notice there is an orange light at the bottom of the mirror facing the center console. This light is ON when I start the car and stays ON until I switch OFF the car. What is the function of the light? Is it normal for the light to stay ON while the engine is running?

4. Alarm: I can lock my car using the electronic keys. I test the alarm by opening the door manually from inside after locking the car using the remote control. No alarm was triggered. Does this mean no alarm is installed and the electronic key is for remote locking and unlocking?

5. Door sensor: There is a sensor in both front door, the manual says if I point my electronic key and press open button i can wind down my windscreen. But its not working. What could be the problem? Can a weak battery in the remote control cause this?

6. Temperature: The car temperature was in the range of 80 to 90. Is this normal temperature for the car?

7. I'm staying in Batang Kali, I checked in the Directory and found Besout Auto Workshop in Rawang is nearest to my place. Link: http://www.mybenz.org/zoopp/html/modules/mylinks/viewcat.php?cid=8
What is the feedback on this workshop? Any other recommended workshop nearby?


I have so many questions, I read the manual book and got few answered, and surfed net to get other answer. Whatever I can't find the answer, I post here with the hope that the member can assist.

Thank you.


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Cheers,

harj
Posted on: 2010/8/16 21:07
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Joined: 2010/7/24
From: Kajang
Posts: 15
Benz Model: E200 W210
Message:
Re: Need advice on W210 E200
Hi Thamo81.

I also just got a e200 99/04 uk specs. I can answers some of your questions.

1) Yes, radio works without the key also for my car. I thinks it is same for all w210s.

2) The speakers at the back is 6in, front door is 5in.
the thing is that the speakers are 1 peice with the casing. When I changed my speaker, the installer cut the old speakers out & used the old casings.

3) about the temp, from what I have experienced, it is at 80 & when idle or in jam, goes up to 90. Got a specialist to check as my cars was going to almost 100. the reprogramed the fan speed controller.now it is abit better.

Thats all I can help with. Hopefully other member can help with your Q

thanks
thamo81
Posted on: 2010/8/16 23:36
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From: Shah Alam & Zambia
Posts: 208
Benz Model: E250 CGI-W212B
Message:
Re: Need advice on W210 E200
Hi Harj,

Thank you so much for the info. I read your thread and then only I post my concerns about the temperature issue. I went to a workshop (available in our directory) today and the mechanic suggested me to change the thermostat to 75 rating. According to him the UK spec uses 90 rating thermostat. Can any sifu confirm this?

How about the alarm in your car?

By the way i hope other members can assist me with other answers as well.

Thank you.


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Cheers,

Mabel
Posted on: 2010/8/16 23:51
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Joined: 2007/8/7
From: Shah Alam, Cyber Jaya, Sunway
Posts: 20052
Benz Model: S320L, E240, C200
Message:
Re: Need advice on W210 E200
Quote:

thamo81 wrote:

I need some advice from member here on few items:

1. Radio: My car comes with the original radio cassette player with CD changer. I can ON my radio without on the car, i mean without inserting the key. Is still normal setting for the car? As I know, the radio can only ON when the car is on standby or on to prevent battery draining. Can we modify the changer lens to read MP3?


6. Temperature: The car temperature was in the range of 80 to 90. Is this normal temperature for the car?

7. I'm staying in Batang Kali, I checked in the Directory and found Besout Auto Workshop in Rawang is nearest to my place. Link: http://www.mybenz.org/zoopp/html/modules/mylinks/viewcat.php?cid=8
What is the feedback on this workshop? Any other recommended workshop nearby?



Congratulation thamo!

I will try to answer three of your Qs.

1. It's a matter of personal choice. You can also another option i.e. radio ON only when you switch ON the key. This option to me is better as it ensure that your radio is OFF when the car is not in use...save battery. I opt for this option.

2. Based on the learning from Dr Gan here is the Mercedes operating temperature...

Standard Operation temperature
for M/Benz Engine is 90'c - 110'c

When The Engine Coolant Temperature
reach the Maximum 110'c

The Cooling Fan (addition air con fan @ auxiliary fan)
The Suction Fan (control unit operated)
Should Cut-in with Fully Operation (High Speed)
to cooling down the system to prevent the engine from overheating

120'c is a maximum temperature (OVERHEATED)
The engine Should STOP ... For Cooling Down
(You May realize THE AIR CON SYSTEM is WARM)

130'c is too late ... ENGINE IS ALREADY OVERHEATED !!!

3. Those list in the Directory are based on members feedbacks and personal choice. Enclosed are some tips on how to select your mechanic...

http://www.mybenz.org/zoopp/html/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=8631&forum=1


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Take time to read. It is the fountain of wisdom
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thamo81
Posted on: 2010/8/18 10:06
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From: Shah Alam & Zambia
Posts: 208
Benz Model: E250 CGI-W212B
Message:
Re: Need advice on W210 E200
Bro Mabel,

Thanks for the information.
Can i assume that my temperature is normal and i don't have to change the thermostat?

From my past experience most of the problems with car starts the moment we modify something. If maintain in standard condition it will last.


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Cheers,

Mabel
Posted on: 2010/8/19 0:30
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Joined: 2007/8/7
From: Shah Alam, Cyber Jaya, Sunway
Posts: 20052
Benz Model: S320L, E240, C200
Message:
Re: Need advice on W210 E200
My pleasure thamo !

I agreed with your last statement...maintain it with standard condition.


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Take time to read. It is the fountain of wisdom
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anazz
Posted on: 2010/8/19 14:02
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From: Rawang, Selayang, Teluk Intan
Posts: 660
Benz Model: W210
Message:
Re: Need advice on W210 E200
Quote:

thamo81 wrote:
Bro Mabel,

Thanks for the information.
Can i assume that my temperature is normal and i don't have to change the thermostat?


i had the same question when i first had my car thamo..as per the advice given by mybenzers here..the temperature is normal 90'c - 110'c


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Gan
Posted on: 2010/8/19 17:47
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Joined: 2008/12/5
From: Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.
Posts: 1772
Benz Model: W202 , W204 . E90
Message:
Re: Need advice on W210 E200
Quote:

thamo81 wrote:
Hi,

I've bought my first Benz E200 W210 (1999) last week. I'm happy and convinced that Mercedes is superb, solid & heavy. Now I understand why people opt for higher cc when buying Benz. Anyway 2000 cc is good enough for beginner like me.


Welcome ... to MyBenz ... ...
Congratulation to having a High-Tech Car ,
enjoy Driving with Mercedes-Benz



Quote:
I need some advice from member here on few items:

1. Radio: My car comes with the original radio cassette player with CD changer. I can ON my radio without on the car, i mean without inserting the key. Is still normal setting for the car? As I know, the radio can only ON when the car is on standby or on to prevent battery draining. Can we modify the changer lens to read MP3?



That was 'two' operating Mode For The Radio Circuit

1) BATTERY Mode ... You Can Operating the System without turning ON the Ignition Key
BUT , the system will Auto Switches OFF after an hour without ignition supplied ....

2) IGNITION Mode ... The System will switches ON at all time ... until the IGNITION switched OFF ...



Quote:
2. Speakers: I noticed there are 8 speakers, 2 on dashboard, 4 on the doors and 2 on the rear. What is the size of these speakers?



The Speaker ... Should Be The ORIGINAL Mercedes-Benz Speakers
Please make the ORIGINAL Speaker replacement if The Speaker is Faulty ....

One Whole set ESTIMATED ... RM 1000 - RM 1400 /= (8 pcs)

The Socket Connector ... The Ohm ... The Size .... The Quality ... etc



Quote:
3. Rear View Mirror: My mirror is the auto anti dazzle type. I notice there is an orange light at the bottom of the mirror facing the center console. This light is ON when I start the car and stays ON until I switch OFF the car. What is the function of the light? Is it normal for the light to stay ON while the engine is running?



The ORANGE LED LIGHT .....
It Serve a purpose ..... To Show where your gear lever is ...
Correct me if I am wrong ....



Quote:
4. Alarm: I can lock my car using the electronic keys. I test the alarm by opening the door manually from inside after locking the car using the remote control. No alarm was triggered. Does this mean no alarm is installed and the electronic key is for remote locking and unlocking?



It was Depend on ... The Vehicle DATA ...
some model come where FACTORY FITTED alarm system ...
some model are NOT ...

FYI, Original M/Benz Factory Fitted alarm system ...
Can Be Easily RECOGNIZED by an additional RED LED light Blinking at the interior Locking Switch
and The Siren System can be set via M/Benz Diagnostic STAR
for All Doors Closed or Opened ..



Quote:
5. Door sensor: There is a sensor in both front door, the manual says if I point my electronic key and press open button i can wind down my windscreen. But its not working. What could be the problem? Can a weak battery in the remote control cause this?



the Sensor ... a small square BLACK plastic piece
was Infra-red Receiver .....

You Need To KEEP pressing the Transmitter Key Lock / Unlock
all DOORS will Open at UNLOCKING activation
all DOORS will Close at LOCKING activation

It so Called .... CONVENIENT FEATURE ....



Quote:
6. Temperature: The car temperature was in the range of 80 to 90. Is this normal temperature for the car?



The Mercedes-Benz System ...
The Engine Warm Up system will cut OFF at 80'c

the Operating temperature standard was 90'c - 110'c
controlling by the cooling fan ...

Your Temperature work at 80-90'c ...
indicate a very GOOD temperature .... NOTHING Wrong
Nothing To Be Worried ...



Quote:
7. I'm staying in Batang Kali, I checked in the Directory and found Besout Auto Workshop in Rawang is nearest to my place. Link: http://www.mybenz.org/zoopp/html/modules/mylinks/viewcat.php?cid=8
What is the feedback on this workshop? Any other recommended workshop nearby?



hope our Batang Kali Members can Provide More Info ...




Quote:
I have so many questions, I read the manual book and got few answered, and surfed net to get other answer. Whatever I can't find the answer, I post here with the hope that the member can assist.

Thank you.



hope the above info ... helps , .... cheers .....
once again ... Happy Motoring with Mercedes-Benz ...


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thamo81
Posted on: 2010/8/23 14:25
Home away from home
Joined: 2010/7/14
From: Shah Alam & Zambia
Posts: 208
Benz Model: E250 CGI-W212B
Message:
Re: Need advice on W210 E200
Bro Gan and all,

Thank you for the advice. In fact my first plan after taking the car is drive to JB to Gan's workshop, but due to limited time, I can't make it.

Now I'm in Vientiane and will be back to KL only on 1st week of September as my wife will be delivering our 2nd baby. Hopefully I can find time in next trip to go to JB.

I also notice a small rust spot (smaller that 5 cents) at the inner body when u open the door. Not sure how to explain. Planning to repaint the whole car (maybe external only) with same color. Any recommendation on which shop and what to be checked, etc.? If I want to change color (in & out) what will be the cost? If same color what is the cost?

Another problem is with my wiper. I can lift the wiper blade but to put it back very hard. I notices scratch mark (paint removed) on both windscreen frame (I___I). Not sure whether it happen earlier due to wrong size wiper blade or due to wiper movement jammed. I want ti solve this problem before repainting the car or otherwise have to touch up later.

I have Perdana V6, my first car and I was happy with the ride, now only I realized why people prefer to drive continental car. A 10 year old Mercedes feels smooth and solid to drive. Interior still looks excellent except for normal leather cracks.

My regular workshop mechanic told me that once you drive a Mercedes (or Volvo/BMW) you will never want to change to other car. I have to agree with him now and I love the ride.


Cheers,
Thamo


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Cheers,

Belalang
Posted on: 2010/8/24 1:29
Home away from home
Joined: 2010/1/26
From: Bambu River in Selangor
Posts: 181
Benz Model: W211 E240 2.6cc V6
Message:
Re: Need advice on W210 E200
hi Mr sifu Gan,

i'm relly appreciated ur useful info's. That why they call u Sifu's of Merz. Keep it up sifu, I'll met u one day. bravo. tq


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belalang

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