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Welcome !
Please use this forum to communicate anything and everything concering the use, modification, part sources, photos and anything else to promote the use and enjoyment of W210E Class.

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Mark, shouldn't the description of the "E-Class (W210)" enthusiast group read 1996 - 2002 E-Class instead of 1995 - 2002 E-Class?

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The W210 was released in 1995 in Europe ..So The Gray Market cars will be Included in this thread...

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Mark, thanks for the reply. I was overlooking the W210 cars sold in Europe ... how shortsighted of me.

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Mark,

Do you have a stock shift knob in your W210 wagon? Just curious if you found something more interesting.

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If you've got an '03 E320 wagon it's a 210.

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travelbill wrote:
If you've got an '03 E320 wagon it's a 210.

Not necessarily, in 2003 both W210 and W211 were available.

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I am a proud W123 owner, but this model attracted me too. I love the round head lights and the curves on the hood and head light region giving it a classic and aerodynamic look. Mercedes went retro on this model and I really like the body style.

Tell me honestly, how is the quality of these cars? Are they as durable as the W123? Are the parts very expensive compared to the W123?

Can one do certain things on the car on their own, or is it dealer only servicing because of the computers and all?

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I've got both and as far as I am concerned, there is no difference in the DIY capability of the two. Parts are no more expensive either in my opinion. That being said, an OBDII scanner is certainly a plus, but I do all my own work on all my cars and one is not really anymore difficult than the next. I do have to say though that I have never had a computer go bad or have a check engine light problem with my ponton. :)

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This is very encouraging news!! It is getting harder and harder to find the W210 with all service records intact and continuous, let alone in MINT condition. The prices are coming down now and it just seemed like the perfect time to add one of these to my collection.

There are still some things that look like or are similar to W123 components. The dash layout is similar.... I assume they engineered this car with the strong points of W123 and W124 in mind. They have to be durable since they are going to be used and taxis and police cars around the world.

I guess it had to be that way.

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Re: Welcome W210 Owners

Help on an E320 2001 (W210) warm start problem:
Starts rightup, but later if I slow to Idle or stop the engine cuts off. I can crank it but it does not start!,...:mad:

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Re: Welcome W210 Owners

You'd be a whole lot better off starting a new post with a proper subject line. Hiding your message in an old, closed thread will likely produce disappointing results.

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Re: Welcome W210 Owners

I have a 1996 E320 and I need to replace the neutral safety switch(NSS) I have found where it is located on the side of the tranmission but how in the world do you get to it without tearing the car apart. Also I have been looking for a maintenance manual for this vehicle any ideas where I could find one??
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Re: Welcome W210 Owners

I Have Just Purchased A 1999 E300td With 100k Mi. The Vehicle Has Been Using Mobile 1 Since 18k Mi. Does Anyone See Problems With Switching To Mb Spec Amsoil. Jim

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Jim Adams;133374 wrote:
I Have Just Purchased A 1999 E300td With 100k Mi. The Vehicle Has Been Using Mobile 1 Since 18k Mi. Does Anyone See Problems With Switching To Mb Spec Amsoil. Jim

I guess I'd be concerned about which "Mobile" 1 product since many are very wrong for a fine machine like this.

Yes, switch to a compliant 229.xx product ASAP.

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Antenna Cover for Roofmount Antenna on E320

I have a 2001 E320. Recently I noticed that the Teleaid/Navigation/Radio antenna mast (black, plastic piece) broke off, leaving the wire portion of the antenna exposed. I contacted my dealership and was quoted $485 for the replacement part, assembly only, not inclusive of labor.

After doing some research, I purchased on ebay a replacement antenna mast which worked perfectly, took only 5 minutes to install and cost me only $32.50, free shipping. From reading many blogs, it appears this is a frequent item that breaks and requires replacement on the E-class. If anyone is interested, the seller's email is . Additionally, on ebay I found his item by searching for MERCEDES ANTENNA COVER FOR ROOFMOUNT ANTENNA. Considering the price of the part and the labor I would have paid at the dealership to have this repaired, I saved over $500 easily. Thought I'd share this with everyone...

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srs light

Could anyone give some help with this problem: diagrams or how to change it,etc.etc.-thanks to all-Jorge

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Jorge, I read your post

Jorge,
I read your post yesterday and thought then that you might have trouble getting a response.  You should go back to the E-Class (W 210) forum and ask your question as a new topic.  Click on "Post New Forum Topic" and ask you question and title it SRS Light.
I think the reason you haven't gotten a response yet is that you posted a very specific question in a very general thread.  The topic started a couple of years ago, and you sort of revived it.  My guess is that members read a few of the posts and went onto other things without getting all the way down to yours.
I have the same problem that you apparently have.  My SRS light sometimes comes on, and I have no ideay why.
Ed Schwab

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