On Thu, 17 Mar 2005 10:27:41 -0000, "Dori A Schmetterling"
See, this is what happened to my car, I believe. (Not that "posessed
by demons" is completely ruled out.) Whether it's because of some
sensor that got wet, or simply a computer glitch, after they charged
the battery that had run down, and put the car on the Star diagnosis,
and cleared all the codes, the weird behavior went away. Actually,
the car got "better" in that the electric driver's seat worked better
than it had in a while, moving more quickly (at least that's my
impression) and to full range. (Since I am petite and my husband is
tall, it's an important detail to us.) Also, the radio and climate
control is working properly. So far.
I saw your earlier post (E320 1998) and before I got to the end I did think
of the smart-aleck reply "ghosts" but you thought of it anyway, I noticed
An experienced technician at my (almost) local Merc service station has
commented about the increasing problems with increasing electronics and
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Sunday's NY Times had an article about all the antennas that upscale
cars carry. It's a wonder (to me) that all this stuff works at all!
Their example is an S Class M-B which can carry up to 18 antennas!
AM-FM Radio - in the windshield
Radar cruise control - in the grill
Keyless Go - an antenna in each door and the console
Satellite Radio - in roof
Navigation & Cellphone (combined) above rear window
Tire Pressure Monitor - one at each wheel + spare
Emergency notification system & GPS - left rear bumper + left rear door
Parktronic - inside bumpers
TV in roof panel
The higher the technology the greater the obsolescence (and depreciation).
As these cars age the DIY owner won't need wrenches but rather an
electrical engineering degree!
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