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gas or diesel sounds like either a spark or fuel pump

Mercedes-Benz... | Answered on Aug 22, 2012

your parts store has what is called a tap and die set they are made for this exact purpose

Mercedes-Benz... | Answered on Jul 19, 2012

easy. they turn either to the left or right. if the cover is still on, use a screw driver. be gentle... you want it to snap back on after replacing the light.

Mercedes-Benz... | Answered on Jul 03, 2012

faulty security module

Mercedes-Benz... | Answered on Sep 03, 2011

Hi there,
Most likely when you drove over the water it caused the wirings of the alarm to go trip.
A definite fix would be to rewire the alarm using new wires as it will be hard to find where is the faulty wiring coming from.
After rewiring the alarm i'm 100% sure that everything will be just the way it was. (it happened to me once so I base it from experience)
Thanks a lot!

Mercedes-Benz... | Answered on Aug 31, 2011

The problem could have been from residual static charge on the car from the polishing process or more likely the computers just needed a reset. As with most highly integrated electronic computerized equipment today (i.e. cars, airplanes, etc) when numerous electrical issues are present a hard reboot or restart usually fixes the problems.

Actually I just tried this and it seems to be working for the time being. As mentioned before if you can get the system up and running, while simultaneously holding down "Map/Guide, Menu and Cancel" for a few seconds, it does bring up some sort of test or configured menu. Within this diagnostic menu, select the "version" button and then select the button that has something to the effect of "download cd" or something like that, basically the one not involving the "pc card". It then downloaded data from the dvd I'm assuming and the system reloaded the software I'm guessing at this point. I didn't have to re-enter my radio code that I have memorized. At this point, I was able to do the things I've done in the past like using the system. I have turned the car off numerous times and the system is performing as it should at the moment. Hopefully this is the simple fix to this problem. Would like to know if it works for anyone else.

Mercedes-Benz... | Answered on May 06, 2011

you will need to enter a code to get the radio to work again. if the code is not in the owners manual, you will probably need to call a dealership to get the code. you will probably need the vin number of the car.

Mercedes-Benz... | Answered on Jan 18, 2011

My mercedes vito (model 2006) diesel wont start because of start module failure. What can i do ?

Mercedes-Benz... | Answered on Jan 07, 2011


a dealer should be able to give you the code if you get the serial number from the radio, also are you sure the code is not in with your car books, service manuals and book packs, often it is in there o a small credit sized card. alternatively some radio decoders will come to you at home, they charge about £25 in the UK to recode the radio.

Hope this helps


Mercedes-Benz... | Answered on Jan 04, 2011


This car has a known fault with a relay that causes these exact symptoms. The relay is responsible for fuelling and typically develops an intermitent fault causing the vehicle to stall and then restart after a few minutes.

The suspect is the K40 relay in the module box under the hood next to the passenger side hood hinge. This relay costs around $160. Additionally a faulty K40 will not store codes in the ECU and I presume a diagnostic scan has already been performed when you have already had the car in with Mercedes.Other issues have been known to develop with the wiring harness that eventually disintegrates through age and ends up sending intermittent faults to the ECU.

However, a wiring harness is an expensive fix and given how common the K40 relay issue is with this car I would advise this as the first issue to investigate.

Thanks for using FixYa.

Mercedes-Benz... | Answered on Nov 17, 2010

For quite obvious reasons FixYa does not allow experts to issue bypass routines.

Your only option in this instance is to take it to a dealership or a car entertainment installer of good repute.

I am sorry but hope yo understand.

We are not able to verify original owners etc from this simple web site.


Mercedes-Benz... | Answered on Aug 17, 2010

Try asking here for free as it requires specialist advice


Mercedes-Benz... | Answered on Jul 14, 2010

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Mercedes-Benz... | Answered on Jul 13, 2010

Hello! Will the vehicle start and run normally; The power windows being the only fault?


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Mercedes-Benz... | Answered on Feb 25, 2010

Check if your battery has enough power by testing the voltage and if possible try to jump start the car.If that does not solve then you need to check the starter motor but it may be some other problems.Hope this helps.

Mercedes-Benz... | Answered on Oct 15, 2009

May have a bad connection on the door pin switch. Remove the pin switch, and make sure the connection is tight.

Mercedes-Benz... | Answered on Aug 09, 2009

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