Front driver's window inoperable on my S Class (2006)

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  • I have replaced the window motor but it is still not working. I think it might be the door control module. Is this the model number A 221 422 18 32 ?
Can anyone advise me where I can get one please?
 

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Have you had it diagnosed? There is an update that fixes window issues, so you may have wasted your money.
 

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welcome to the forum and do stick around and post the solution
 
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Have you had it diagnosed? There is an update that fixes window issues, so you may have wasted your money.
Have you had it diagnosed? There is an update that fixes window issues, so you may have wasted your money.
Thanks fo your comment. Do you mean a software update? If so how would I go about that?
 

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Thanks fo your comment. Do you mean a software update? If so how would I go about that?
A good merc indie with an online star would be able to do it or mb.
 
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Thanks I appreciate your help. I'll look into it tomorrow.
 

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Better with an good MB Indy. MB dealer diag charges are high but usually spot on. Yet they don't repair, they replace.
 
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Better with an good MB Indy. MB dealer diag charges are high but usually spot on. Yet they don't repair, they replace.
I'll keep that in mind, thanks.
 
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A good merc indie with an online star would be able to do it or mb.
Do you have any idea of the cost to update the software?
 

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as STAR says, this is a normal problem,

a software update in 2007 fixed it. How dealerships got away without bothering is incredible. There's still about 10 a year crop up on a USA W221 forum, 3 or so from the UK with the same issue.

its 5 minutes per door plus the ago of booking it in and doing an invoice... Get all 4 doors checked / updated.

in your first post

221 442 1832 is the OLD original faulty software

221 442 4132 is the drivers door software you need
 
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as STAR says, this is a normal problem,

a software update in 2007 fixed it. How dealerships got away without bothering is incredible. There about 10 a year still crop up on a USA W221 forum, 3 or so from the UK with the same issue.

its 5 minutes per door plus the ago of booking it in and doing an invoice... Get all 4 doors checked / updated.
That is very interesting. Are you suggesting that MB should resolve it at no cost?
 

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should have, certainly won't bother now.... but ought to be cheap.

Update your signature so people can suggest reputable places to go to get it sorted. If anywhere near Reading Berks.... STAR are very good with sensible pricing

you should check for how to fix the clock.... but that update only works after you can see Bird's eye map view on the sat nav options, if that's missing that's a major update that quite a few get touchy about doing. Although a chap just posted how to DIY... (but you'll need 600 quid worth of fake dealer tools and some bravery to try)
 
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should have, certainly won't bother now.... but ought to be cheap.

Update your signature so people can suggest reputable places to go to get it sorted. If anywhere near Reading Berks.... STAR are very good with sensible pricing

you should check for how to fix the clock.... but that update only works after you can see Bird's eye map view on the sat nav options, if that's missing that's a major update that quite a few get touchy about doing. Although a chap just posted how to DIY... (but you'll need 600 quid worth of fake dealer tools and some bravery to try)

Many thanks, I appreciate your time and advise.
 
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they don't need to be aware of it,
they just need online dealer kit and it will show them it has an update, do all 4 door modules !!!
quite remarkable all the same,

FR & FL
2214421832 have
2214424132 need from 06.40 (AKA 2006 week 40)


RL & RR
2214422132 have
2214424232 need from 06.40

you could do the front SAM and the Central gateway (which if you have a rear camera, that module will then need that flashing too, or it will come on driving forward and turn off going backwards !!!) these first too, will give the car enhanced diagnostic capability. It will then inform them to flash the Rear SAM. Which will then break things so I'd be reticent to do that one...

The Rear SAM needs 2214422600 from 2007 that came out after the front update. But some wise guy at Mercedes has set things up to flash it with a 2009 version 2219024903 from a facelift car and it doesn't talk to the Telematics correctly afterwards. And oddly having just re coded mine Mercedes just realise they'd forgotten in that update to correctly configure the rear blind


my tale of woe

Sept 2014 telematics updated at main dealer - all works no faults
Nov 2015 DAB retrofitted and added to data card at Merc toy specialist - all works no faults
Mar 2019 Updated rear SAM (as it said we needed to) - and roof OCP could be related, end up with a bug, still on the car to this day.

Source mute to allow you to hear Nav instructions is switched off after SCN software updates.

JAN 2020 attempt to change R SAM for one on 2007 software – garage messed up & damaged some wires & confused some modules – now have more bugs
JAN 2021 reflashed original R SAM, bugs go away & miraculously 13 years after build Mercedes finally remember to SCN the rear blind to the car (with updated coding)

VCD_Parameterisation Rear Blind - Hr initialisation: not initialised (initialised)

Still have the Source mute bug. So I think Mercedes have cost me £900 and two years trying, as they still need to turn back on the mute feature with SCN !!!

Facelift cars have this under Nav menus, older car's don't

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they don't need to be aware of it,
they just need online dealer kit and it will show them it has an update, do all 4 door modules !!!
quite remarkable all the same,

FR & FL
2214421832 have
2214424132 need from 06.40 (AKA 2006 week 40)


RL & RR
2214422132 have
2214424232 need from 06.40
Thank you. I will call them again.
 

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there's a clue, when STAR suggests things follow his advice....
 
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