20 Most Recent 2004 Mercedes-Benz Mercedes Benz E Class - Page 5 Questions & Answers

I had this problem with my E280 CDI (2007)
I coincidentally charged the battery and it now works. This may be nothing to do with it but the MB service dept did msay that some functions fail before others if the battery is flat.

2004... | Answered on Feb 27, 2010

the chrome is going rusty....hence black deposits.
new headlights only answer.make sure to use clear
bath sealant around joints to stop in future rot/water ingress.

2004... | Answered on Feb 11, 2010

let me start by saying "great car!". the way to reset the light is to have someone with a scanner turn it out. if it just came on, note the code that they see prior to reseting the light. cheers

2004... | Answered on Jan 23, 2010

if it was me i would give these website a try www.alldatadiy.com and www.autozone.com if all fails stop by your local library and get your hands on a Haynes auto repair Manual for your car wish you the best of luck Michigan Man

2004... | Answered on Jan 02, 2010

Check battery while charging if voltage more then 15 volts bad battery, replace it .Good luck

2004... | Answered on Dec 26, 2009

If you want to wire a towbar, I'd say, you can't wire a towbar, as a towbar is meant to be used to pull trailers, right? But, had you said I am trying to fit and wire a car trailer socket for my 2004 Mercedes E Class so I can plug a trailer plug for the trailer's taillights, etc. I would have understood what your needs are. Now, to fit and wire a socket to your Mercedes you need an testing tool costing less than UD$10.00. This tool it like a small screwdriver with a tip almost like a neddle and is used to punch into live sheaths of wires to see which wire is conducting (has power). This small tool is usually of plastic contruction and has a removable cap at the other end and has a length of wire with a small aligator clip at the other end of the wire. This aligator clip is clamped on a negative ( - ) surface, such as any exposed bolts or metal part of the engine or body of your car. The cap of this tool can also be unscrewed
to replace the small 12V light if it ever blows (fuses out). The overall reason of this tool is to be used to very carefully (and I mean it) pierce into any sheathed wires the check if any current is present when a particular action is being performed. The tool can be purchased at any reputable speed shop. Now, to begin with wire finding and assembly of the socket you need to first locate the braided (wrapped in a plastic tape) cable at the back part of the car, usually as close to the rear body (boot). After finding this cable (it has all the wires that control the tail lights, brake lights and reversing lights wrapped into 1 bundle), you now have to prepare a similar length of braided or prepacked cable that has wires inside expecially designed and coloured for use with most cars. In this care, if your Mercedes has different color wires, do not worry about it because you can mark them with a texta or special sticky take and write on them the different colors so that you wont become confused. Note that most speed shops sell rolls of cable specially for wiring car trailers. Just purchase a short length, depending on your requirements, unless you are to wire the whole trailer, I will discuss the objective of fitting and wiring the car with a trailer socket. Next, you may have to drill a hole where you want the cable to exit near the towbar (closest to the towball) and then you may have to decide where to screw the socket on the car, either on the lower part of its body or on a already welded plate especially fitted for the purpose of fitting a socket. This plate is usually closest to the towball. Now, lets start using the special tool to detect the current and noting down which wire is for brakes, tail light, reverse, etc. Go into the boot and locate the bundled cable. If it has a sheath, carefully cut it open and expose the 5 or 6 wires, depending on what country you are, each is different. Once you cut the sheath about 4 inches or more and have exposed the wires, try and separate them a little apart so you can work on them one by one. Now, here you need a helper to turn the parkers (lights) on, press the brake pedal to activate the brake lights, turn the ignition on but do not start the engine and put the gear selector into reverse (automatic or not), etc. Next, remove 2 or so inches of sheath from the purchased cable, spread the 5 or 6 wires apart and... if you have a wire stripper, so much the better, otherwise use a knife, being carefully not to cut or strip the copper strands in each wire. If you do, you'll have to start again. So be careful. if strands are not broken or snapped, you'll get full power to the trailer lights. If they're stripped or cut, the wires may get hot and probably cook themselves out at the point where the strands are missing. Remember, all strands must be twisted before use. Now put this aside for a moment and, with a helper to give you a hand for a few minutes, you first ask him/her to turn the lights on, then punch each exposed wires from the sheathed cable you found in the boot of your car and, with the poined part of this tool note which one has the current or power flowing that turn the car's tail lights on. Note the colour of this wire. You have a choice that you either strip this cable right away and then connect the twisted exposed copper wire, apply a solder with a soldering iron or make a good twist around the exposed wire in the boot that has the current flowing, mark this as (eg, Orange - tail lights) tail lights and then tape it with black automotive plastic tape, or you have the other choice that you puch all of the wires, locate their currents and which color is which for the following lights. I'd stick with the first option if I was you. So, next, ask your helper to depress the brake pedal and then again punch the sharp tip of the tool into the sheath of any of the other remaining wires (in the car boot that is) untill you locate the wire that has current to the brake lights. Once located (it is usually red colored), carefully strip it about half an inch and then bind the red wire from the purchased cable and either you solder it or you make sure it is a good wrap-around wirework and then wrap around this one as well with automotive insulating tape.
Repeat the process with finding the reversing lights wire in the boot by punching on the sheathed wire, carefully strip it, note the color and then bind around it a stripped and twisted wire from the purchased cable that has the same color, solder it if you have a solder. if not make sure the connection are wrapped around and tight, then tape the connection. After you've done all the wires (whatever wire is leftin the purchased cable, you either leave it unconnected or pull it out of the sheath and discard. Remember that there is usually a black wire running along into the mercedes sheathed cable. This wire should be considered as an Earth, or negative ( - ) wire. It should be also used because sometimes there is poor conduct between the car and trailer. Having this black, or negative wire connected as well will make sure you wont have a failure in connection with the car's electricity to that of your trailer. Usually, after turning the parking lights on or applying the brakes to activate the tail lights and this black wire doesn't have any current (the light on the tool does not come on after you have been punching every wire in the boot cable), it demonstrates that the black wire is negative. Now, after you have linked all the wires to that of the car wires and have insulated each of them, bend the purchased cable sideways with the car cable and retape it for a final insulation and to make sure the purchased cable stays bonded with the car cable. Pass the purchased cable through a small hole that is large enough to pass the cable but the right size to fit a grommet to seal out any dust. Now, after you have decided where you want to fit the socket, you now have to also decide if you want a round 5 pin socket or a flat 7 pin socket. Again, depending on your needs and use, I would recommend a 5 pin socket. Okay, having written down the colors of the wires used for parking lights/headlights, tail lights, reverse lights, left right indicators signals, etc., you now have to wire the socket before ataching it yo the body of your car or the plate of the towbar. Please take your time studying the wiring connection instructions that came with the socket packaging or box. Once wired, have your helper help you with turning the lights on, pressing the brake petal, turn the ignition on but don't start the engine and put the gearshift into reverse, turn the left or right signals. You can test all this by either clipping the aligator clip to an exposed chassis or clamp the clip directly behind the socket and on the black negative wire ( - ) then touch the socket pins with the pointed tip of the tool. If the tool's light comes on as each pin is touched and it is the correct sequence as per wiring instructions that came with the package and everything works accordingly, you can now install the socket to the car body or towbar plate. Now, you also have to make sure that the plug on the trailer is also wired accordingly to the pins of the socket on the car by orientating and checking if the pin that is for, say braking, is also the braking pin on the trailer plug. If this is too much for you, an automotive electrician is a better option because all you need do is make mistake and you'll cook your car's wiring.
Thank you. Michael. Automotive mechanic since 1973.

2004... | Answered on Oct 05, 2009

go to the info menu and navigate to the language options and select english, should be able to reset the oil life reset in the same menu.

2004... | Answered on Aug 28, 2009

you will need to reprogram system

2004... | Answered on Aug 21, 2009

If you have an owners manual, look in it, it will show how to set the clock. ( usually manual is in the glove box).

2004... | Answered on Aug 16, 2009

that message says how often does the oil have to be changed . now its time to change your oil. change it once and your message will go off

2004... | Answered on Jul 31, 2009

The code P2767 definition is ,
Transmission input shaft speed sensor?turbine shaft (TSS)sensor B no signal..
Now in English it means the speed sensor is either faulty or bad connection,I would suspect the sensor, but worth getting checked by a transmission specialist,
Darren DCS

2004... | Answered on Jul 17, 2009

If no one gives you a better answer, you can just disconnect the battery for and hour or somewhat less and it should reset itself. The indicator may come back on if the underlying problem is still there.

2004... | Answered on Jul 16, 2009

The chrome will get burned, but a metal fab or welder can save you.

2004... | Answered on Jul 11, 2009

easy way is to start the car and pull off one of the battery connctor. if the car stop runing, the problem is your alternator. if not,
check the regulator with a meter, it should read between 12-14v. while the car is runing. if anything less, change the regulator.

2004... | Answered on May 26, 2009

hi, engine oil sensor is not only for checking oil lever,quality of oil,oil temperature,are also detect by our sensor,better to send your car to a dealer for diagnose,maybe fault erasing or electrical connection poor contact,ty

2004... | Answered on Apr 13, 2009

hi,seem you have a leaking steering hose near exhaust pipe,open the hood,visual check on your steering fluid reservoir,check the lever,fine-out the leaking parts,ty

2004... | Answered on Apr 13, 2009

need to charge the battery. if i remember right its in the trunk or under the rear passenger seat

2004... | Answered on Oct 02, 2008

You will need access to an OBD II Code reader,this will determine what engine sensors are faulty by providing you with a fault code,once you have the code and determine what sensor is at fault you can them replace the sensor and using the OBD clear the fault code/s

Mercedes-Benz... | Answered on Oct 04, 2019

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